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18
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Silo top a sight to behold

Dan Dillenburg stands inside the gazebo at the top a silo at his home in the town of Belle Plaine.

By Carol Wagner

of the Leader staff

The traffic past Dan Dillenburg's home and business in the town of Belle Plaine has been heavier and slower lately. Motorists are craning their necks for a look at Dillenburg's gazebo perched at the top of a 40-foot silo.

Sat
18
Mar

County Board condidates hold forum

Leader Reporter

Five candidates for the Shawano County Board discussed several issues including taxes and the proposed annex construction/courthouse remodeling project, at a forum Friday.

The candidates who attended were write-in candidate Wayne Johnson for District 9; incumbent JP Drengler for District 6; Tyler Schmidt, who is challenging Drengler; Don Thaves for District 5 and District 1 incumbent Joyce Hagen.

Sat
18
Mar

Shawano man

recounts pain caused by 1998 hunting accident

By Joe Vandel

Leader Reporter

Troy Watters says he and his family will never be the same after he was shot in a 1998 hunting accident.

"I can't ever forget what happened to me and my family," said Watters, of Shawano. "Jody and I both have suffered with the mental and physical pain, but our daughter has had problems understanding."

"Every time I go away for a time for fishing or hunting she begins to cry and I have to explain to her for several minutes that Daddy will be coming back."

Sat
18
Mar

Badgers stun Arizona

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY Slowly but surely, Wisconsin lured another speed-loving opponent into playing its deliberate pace.

Mark Vershaw scored 15 points as the eighth-seeded Badgers upset No. 1 seed Arizona 66-59 on Saturday to advance to the final 16 for the first time since the NCAA tournament went to its current format.

"It's indescribable to come in as the eighth seed and beat Arizona," Wisconsin's Andy Kowske said. "We started the Big Ten 1-4 and to go to the Sweet 16 is unbelievable."

Sat
18
Mar

Seymour falls in Division 2 state title game

Associated Press

MADISON Senior center John Chappell blocked Seymour's hopes for a state basketball championship.

The 6-foot-10 Chappell blocked seven shots Saturday, scored 18 points and got 11 rebounds in leading New Berlin West to a 47-37 victory over Seymour in the Division II championship game of the state high school tournament.

"He's a great presence," Seymour coach Jon Murphy said. "He means a lot to that team. He's the kid that you have to plan a game plan around.

Sat
18
Mar

Brewers split pair pf split squad games

Associated Press

PHOENIX All-Star rightfielder Jeromy Burnitz hit a grand slam in the first inning as a Milwaukee split-squad defeated San Francisco 15-6 in exhibition baseball Saturday.

Marquis Grissom and Geoff Jenkins, Burnitz's partners in the Milwaukee outfield, also homered.

Leftfielder Barry Bonds gave the Giants a 1-0 lead with a homer off right-hander Jason Bere in the first, his fourth homer of the spring.

Sat
18
Mar

Bucks fall to Nets in overtime

Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Everybody laughed at the Nets when they were 2-15. People still chuckle when the words "New Jersey" and "playoffs" are mentioned in the same sentence.

Well, get a load of this: The Nets are just two games out of a playoff spot after beating the Milwaukee Bucks 92-90 in overtime Saturday.

"This was a great game to win. It was a have-to win," Stephon Marbury said. "We're still holding our breath. When we get even with everybody, then we can come up for air."

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