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08
Feb

Thompson blasts dairy hearing

After testifying in Washington at the start of hearings on the nation's antiquated milk pricing system, Wisconsin's governor issued a statement blasting the hearing procedure as "a farce."

The hearing held Tuesday by the Senate Agriculture Committee also focused on the Northeast Dairy Compact, which allows New England states to fix milk prices above federal levels.

Tue
08
Feb

Mielke project cost cut by half

Leader Reporter

A proposed Mielke Theater construction project has been trimmed from a projected cost of about $790,000 to nearly $390,000 by Shawano County's Mielke Theater Ad Hoc Committee.

Several weeks ago, the Shawano County Board agreed to move ahead with renovations at the theater, but to only complete parts of the project that could be paid for with funds already on hand.

Tue
08
Feb

Marion falls to No. 9 Amherst

Leader Sports Editor

AMHERST n The Marion girls basketball team had a tough night Tuesday falling to ninth-ranked Amherst 65-50 in CWL Conference action. The conference's top team got off to a huge start taking 23-11 lead after the first period in the 15-point win.

With the early deficit the Mustangs could never recover. Marion opened the game flat, but welcomed the return of Jenny Korth in the lineup after spending time recovering from an ankle injury. Amherst stormed into the lead in the first period against the Marion defense.

Tue
08
Feb

Tigerton boys pick up first win of season

TIGERTON After spending all season trying, the Tigerton boys basketball team finally picked up its first win of the season beating Wausau Northland Lutheran 61-38 Tuesday night in non-conference action. A big 27-12 fourth period run sealed the first win for the Tigers.

Tigerton jumped out early taking a 16-7 lead after the first period behind Nathan Griepentrog's two three pointers. Griepentrog led the Tigers with 19 points, including four three pointers.

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