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10
Feb

Hawks fall to DePere in Bay action

Leader Sports Editor

DEPERE The Shawano girls basketball team lost a tough 60-50 decision to DePere Thursday night in Bay Conference action. Trailing by only two heading into the fourth period, the Hawks were came up on the short end of a 23-15 run to fall by 10 to the Redbirds.

The Hawks opened the game taking an early 11-6 lead after the first period of play. With both teams stepping up the offensive intensity the scores rocketed in the second period, but the Hawks surrendered their five-point lead to trail 27-26 at the half.

Thu
10
Feb

Truckers taste defeat again

Leader Sports Editor

CLINTONVILLE The Clintonville girls basketball team remained winless in Valley Eight Conference action with a 58-32 loss to Oconto Falls Thursday night. The Truckers got off to a slow start and never recovered.

Oconto Falls jumped out to a 22-4 lead after the first period putting Clintonville in a deep hole they would never climb out of. The Truckers did make a strong effort in the second period to cut away at the Oconto Falls lead outscoring them 15-9 to trail 31-19 at the half.

Wed
09
Feb

Shawano youth wrestling team gets good results in tourney

The Shawano Youth Wrestling Club competed as a team at the Coleman Youth wrestling Tournament, Saturday, February 5. Ten wrestlers from the club gained 54 Team-points.

Second Place medals went to Kraig Tuma, a 4th grader from Lincoln in his first competition of the year; Sam Coe, an Olga Brener first grade student; Steven Carroll from Gresham School and Jay Lonick, 4th grader at Olga Brener. Lonick had an 8-second pin during his second match of the day.

Wed
09
Feb

Shawano council ends longevity pay policy

Leader Reporter

Non-union employees of the City of Shawano will no longer receive longevity pay after this year.

As the Common Council passed the year 2000 wages and salaries for non-union city employees Wednesday, they agreed to eliminate longevity pay.

"We would rather evaluate employees on their performance and skills and pay them accordingly, than pay them for how long they've been with the city," explained alderperson Lorna Marquardt.

Wed
09
Feb

Council to vote on flouridating water supply

Leader Reporter

The City of Shawano Common Council will consider putting fluoride into the city's water system at its March meeting.

By bringing the amount of fluoride already in the city's water supply to an optimal level, Shawano County Public Health Director Jan Lewellyn said it will help reduce tooth decay. She asked the council Wednesday to put the issue on next month's agenda.

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