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Fri
05
Jan

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Jan. 3

Police logged 28 incidents, including the following:

Theft — A property theft was reported in the 500 block of Lakeland Road.

Hit and Run — Two separate property damage hit-and-runs were reported at Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St.

Disturbance — Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Aspen Court.

Threatening — Police responded to a threatening complaint in the 400 block of West Green Bay Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Jan. 3

Fri
05
Jan

Library plans activities for kids out of school

The holidays are winding down, but the Shawano City-County Library, 128 S. Sawyer St., is planning a no-school day Jan. 22 filled with adventure and inspiration.

There will be two runs through a Minecraft-themed escape room, the first at 11 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m. As an escapee, you are trapped in the eight-bit world and must find your way back to your own world through the locked boxes you uncover.

Beginner ukulele lessons designed for those just starting out will begin at 2 p.m., with ukuleles available to borrow. All individuals are encouraged to try the instrument that is great for beginners.

At 3 p.m., the Creation Station will feature Makey Makey, where you can turn the whole world into a keyboard through this invention kit. Beginners to experts can make the quirkiest of inventions and are limited only through their imaginations.

Thu
04
Jan

Primary needed for 2 Shawano School Board seats

A primary will be needed for two seats on the Shawano School Board to winnow down the number of candidates before the April election.

Area 4 incumbent Tyler Schmidt is being challenged for his seat by former teacher Mart Grams and Starlyn Rose Tourtillott.

Grams and Tourtillott are also both vying for the at-large board seat held by incumbent Bruce Milavitz. Grams lost a bid for Milavitz’ seat last year.

The primary will be Feb. 20. The spring election will be held April 3.

Meanwhile, Area 1 incumbent Al Heins, who has been on the school board since 2003, has chosen not to run again.

Chuck Dallas is running to succeed Heins and is not facing any challengers.

Voters throughout the school district vote for all school board candidates regardless of which area the candidate represents.

Thu
04
Jan

New potential candidate emerges for County Board seat

There might be at least one candidate for District 14 of the Shawano County Board after all.

The county initially expected that part of the April 3 ballot to be blank after incumbent William Berkhahn chose not to return his nomination papers by Tuesday’s deadline, though it left open the possibility someone could mount a write-in campaign.

On Wednesday morning, however, the county decided to extend the filing period for District 14 until the end of the week because the incumbent had not filed a declaration of non-candidacy and then failed to return his nomination papers.

By Wednesday afternoon, a potential candidate had emerged.

Former County Board supervisor Roger Guex, who served on the board from 2004 to 2008, has filed for the seat and taken out nomination papers, according to the county clerk’s office.

Guex and any other candidates that might come forward will have until 5 p.m. Friday to return their papers with at least 20 signatures.

Thu
04
Jan

Election Briefs

Five run for school board seats

There are five candidates running for three positions on the Clintonville School Board. Incumbents Ben Huber and Laurie Vollrath join challengers Patrick Danforth, Larry Czarnecki and Daryl Schroeder.

Huber is board president. Vollrath was appointed to fill the term of Jim Dins, who resigned. Danforth has attended board meetings and talked about a variety of subjects. Czarnecki has been a former candidate for the board. Schroeder’s mother had served on the board for many years.

— Grace Kirchner, correspondent

Candidate filing extended in Clintonville

Richard Beggs is running for Clintonville mayor, while Mike Hankins and Chuck Manske are running for another term on the Common Council.

Thu
04
Jan

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Jan. 2

Police logged 24 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of South Union Street.

Fraud — Police investigated a fraud complaint in the 300 block of East Zingler Street.

Theft — Money was reported stolen in the 1200 block of South Evergreen Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Jan. 2

Deputies logged 37 incidents, including the following:

Theft — Authorities responded to a property theft complaint on state Highway 47-55 in the town of Wescott.

Hit and Run — Authorities investigated a property damage hit-and-run on Poplar Road in the town of Richmond.

Disturbance — Authorities responded to a report of a fight in progress on Hemlock Road in the town of Wittenberg.

Accidents — Authorities logged four deer-related crashes.

Clintonville Police Department

Jan. 2

Wed
03
Jan

Miller’s County Board seat to stay open

The Shawano County Board seat left vacant with the passing Friday of Supervisor Roger Miller will remain open until the April election.

County Board Chairman Jerry Erdmann said the county has decided to leave the seat vacant because of the election, which is only three months away.

Bert Huntington and Joseph Miller are both running to fill that seat in the April 3 election.

Roger Miller, 65, had previously briefly resigned the district seat in January of last year for health reasons, but rescinded the resignation and returned to his board duties.

Miller was a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Tribe, where he was emergency preparedness coordinator and a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Volunteer Fire Department.

As Shawano County supervisor for District 21, he represented Ward 1 of the town of Red Springs, the town of Bartelme and the village of Bowler.

Wed
03
Jan

Races set as election filing season ends

The April election ballot took its final shape Tuesday with the end of the filing season, setting up a mayoral primary in Shawano and five contested races for the Shawano County Board.

Candidates had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to return their nominating papers and signatures.

In the city, incumbent Mayor Jeanne Cronce faces two challengers; Jim Oberstein, a mayoral candidate defeated by Cronce in 2016 and former Shawano police chief Ed Whealon.

The three-way race will necessitate a primary contest on Feb. 20.

The spring election is April 3.

All three alderpersons up for reelection in April — Rhonda Strebel, Lisa Hoffman and John Hoeffs — are also seeking another two-year term but are not facing any challengers.

Katherine Sloma is seeking the post of city attorney in the wake of incumbent Tim Schmid’s decision not to run again.

Wed
03
Jan

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Jan. 1

Police logged 19 incidents, including the following:

Disorderly — Police responded to an intoxicated person complaint in the 200 block of East Center Street.

Suspicious — Police responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint in the 200 block of South Lincoln Street.

Dec. 31

Police logged 13 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance —A 50-year-old man was arrested for domestic-violence-related disorderly conduct after police responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of West Richmond Street.

Hit and Run — Police investigated a property damage hit-and-run in the 500 block of South Main Street.

Threatening — Police responded to a threatening complaint in the 300 block of Pearl Avenue.

Theft — A wallet and car keys were reported stolen in the 400 block of Humphrey Circle.

Dec. 30

Police logged 10 incidents, including the following:

Wed
03
Jan

Fire destroys home in town of Almon

A New Year’s Day fire destroyed a residence in the town of Almon, displacing a family, but no injuries were reported.

Authorities responded to the blaze at N9140 Maple Road at about 5:15 p.m. Monday to find the structure fully engulfed. The fire was caused by heat tape used in the home, according to authorities.

The Red Cross responded to the scene to help the family.

The house was considered to be a total loss.

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