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Public Record

Shawano Police Department

March 27

Police logged 29 incidents, including the following:

Disorderly — Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at Hensel’s Shawano Inn, 134 S. Washington St.

OAR — A 30-year-old man was cited for operating after revocation at Waukechon and Green Bay streets.

Harassment — Police responded to a harassment complaint in the 100 block of South Main Street.

Arrest — A female subject was taken into custody at the probation and parole offices, 1340 E. Green Bay St.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

March 27

Deputies logged 31 incidents, including the following:

OAR — A 25-year-old man was cited for operating after revocation on County Road G in the town of Grant.

Theft — A solar panel was reported stolen on Hummingbird Road in the town of Wittenberg.

Fri
29
Mar

Clintonville council seeks new member

At a special Clintonville Common Council meeting on March 19, the council voted to accept the resignation of Alderperson Maggie Tischauser from her seat in District 5. She is moving outside the district and is no longer eligible to serve.

The Council voted to begin the selection process by posting an advertisement in the newspaper to solicit applications from interested citizens.

Applications are available from city hall during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Mayor Richard Beggs will be accepting applications until 4:30 p.m. on April 26. Applications may be dropped off or mailed to Clintonville City Hall, 50 10th Street, Clintonville, WI, 54929. They must be received by the deadline.

The appointment will be considered by the Common Council at the May 9 council meeting. The appointment is for the remainder of Tischauser’s term, which will end in April 2020.

Fri
29
Mar

MISD superintendent re-elected to national board

Wendell Waukau, Superintendent of Menominee Indian School District, has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, NAFIS has announced.

He represents Region III, which includes Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio.

As a member of the NAFIS Board of Directors, Waukau will serve as a national leader advocating for school districts that receive impact aid. In this role, he will work with other board members from across the country to guide the association’s public policy work and oversee plans for the association.

Fri
29
Mar

MPP-Dairy signups currently underway

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that dairy producers who elected to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program (LGM-Dairy) now have the opportunity to participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage. Sign-up will take place through May 10.

Producers enrolled in 2018 LGM-Dairy, administered by USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), previously were determined by the 2014 Farm Bill to be ineligible for coverage under MPP-Dairy, a safety net program available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).

“The 2018 Farm Bill included substantial changes to USDA dairy programs,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. “This includes the ability for producers with LGM coverage to retroactively enroll in MPP-Dairy for 2018. It also integrated recent improvements to the MPP-Dairy in the new Dairy Margin Coverage program, beginning with the 2019 calendar year.”

Thu
28
Mar

Shawano-Menominee counties to update community health assessment

Public health officials will soon begin compiling data and doing public outreach to compile community health assessments for Shawano and Menominee counties; evaluations that are required by the state every five years.

Vicki Dantoin, director of public health for the Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department, is in the process of forming a steering committee that will collect data for the 2019 assessment.

“We’re trying to gather agency partners that would have a stake in what are some of the things we would want from this process,” she said.

Some of those partners would include schools, clergy, law enforcement, the Menominee Tribe, Shawano County Department of Human Services and the UW-Extension.

The next step would be community discussions, Dantoin said, to identify priorities and develop an improvement plan.

“We want a variety of viewpoints,” she said.

Thu
28
Mar

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

March 26

Police logged 29 incidents, including the following:

Vandalism — Graffiti was reported on a garage in the 600 block of South Lafayette Street.

Disturbance — Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of West Richmond Street.

Hit and Run — Police investigated a property damage hit-and-run in the 1000 block of Engel Drive.

Fraud — Police responded to a fraud complaint in the 300 block of East Randall Street.

Shoplifting — Charlie’s County Market, 521 S. Main St., reported a shoplifting incident.

Disorderly — Disorderly conduct was reported at the Shawano Recreation Center, 220 E. Division St.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

March 26

Deputies logged 32 incidents, including the following:

Fire — Authorities responded to a vehicle fire on Willow Road in the town of Angelica.

Thu
28
Mar

CHS receives donation from Wisconsin Singers event

A check for $1,850.20 was presented to Clintonville High School recently for its music program.

The check represents their share of the profit from the Wisconsin Singers show and Friends of the Music Department donations made as a result of the show, which was held at CHS on Feb. 15.

The Wisconsin Singers show was sponsored by the Clintonville Lions in collaboration with the music department.

Prior to the check presentation, Lowell Easley with the Lions said that the check amount represented 60 percent of the profit plus the “Friends” donations. He said the Lions 40 percent portion was $1,146.80.

Easley said that the large profit from the show was due to two factors.

The first one he cited was “the fabulous support provided by area businesses and industries through purchase of advertising in an insert in the show’s printed patron program.” Easley said 44 businesses and industries advertised in the 48-page program.

Thu
28
Mar

Consumers urged to use caution when seeking flood cleanup help

As flood waters continue to recede from the recent rapid snowmelt and rain, Wisconsin homeowners may be assessing property damages and taking steps to find repair help.

State officials ask property owners in affected areas to beware of transient contractors promising quick help at a great price and to contact their insurance providers for guidance before signing any work contracts.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) are warning Wisconsin residents to be leery of promises made by “storm chasers” as these types of operations have a history of doing subpar work for high prices or simply running off with a victim’s money. These crews may make fraudulent claims about their ability to work with your insurance provider and will likely rush you to sign a contract.

Wed
27
Mar

Former Gresham teacher sentenced for child porn, sex assault


Leader photo by Tim Ryan Timothy J. Schmidt, flanked by his attorney Jeremey Campshure, awaits his sentencing in Shawano-Menominee County Circuit Court Tuesday on charges of child porn possession and sexual assault of a student.

A former Gresham choir teacher was sentenced Tuesday to a total of eight years in prison and 10 years extended supervision on 62 counts of child porn possession, sex assault and child enticement.

Timothy J. Schmidt, 71, of Birnamwood, pleaded no contest to those charges in October.

Schmidt was originally charged in April 2017 with 24 felony counts, including sexual assault of a student and 19 counts of possession of child pornography.

He has been in jail since then and will be given credit for the nearly two years he has already served.

Schmidt was charged in July of last year with an additional 91 counts of possessing child porn. Some of the charges were dismissed under the plea agreement.

Schmidt, who had a one-year contract with the Gresham School District, resigned in April 2017 amid a police investigation that led to his arrest.

Wed
27
Mar

Man bound over in reckless homicide case

A Shawano man charged with reckless homicide in the death of a 41-year-old Appleton woman in a crash two years ago was bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Brian J. Krueger, 32, is accused of recklessly causing the death of Naomi Gregurich in a two-vehicle crash on state Highway 29 near the intersection of Rangeline Road in the town of Herman on June 29, 2017.

Krueger was the driver of a 2013 Ford Focus that was traveling east on Highway 29, when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median, and struck a westbound 2008 Saturn being driven by Gregurich.

Krueger’s vehicle was a delivery vehicle for the Bumper to Bumper auto parts store in Shawano, according to the sheriff’s report.

Krueger and two juveniles that had been traveling with Gregurich were treated for non-life threatening injuries. However, according to the criminal complaint, the juveniles still require treatment for those injuries.

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