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County tables annex project again

Leader photo by Amy Weaver

This is the main entrance to the Shawano County Jail. The street area in the foreground is the location of the proposed annex, which would be linked to the jail and sheriff's department. The county board on Wednesday tabled the project for the second time in two months.

By Joe Vandel

Leader Reporter

Shawano County Supervisors Wednesday sent back to committee the county's proposed annex construction/courthouse remodeling project.

Wed
23
Feb

Teen charged with felony in bomb threat case

Leader Reporter

A Wittenberg youth, accused of making a bomb threat at Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School Jan. 12, made an initial appearance on the charge Wednesday in Shawano County Circuit Court.

17-year-old Peter E. Rockman of W17911 Witt-Birn Town Line Rd, was charged with one count of being party to the crime of making a bomb threat.

The charge is a Class E felony and if convicted Rockman faces a possible maximum fine of $10,000 and or prison time of five years.

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23
Feb

Arts council gets $90,000 from Mielke Foundation

Leader Reporter

The Mielke Foundation Wednesday presented a check to the Shawano Community Arts Council for the planned renovation of the county's Mielke Theater.

Mielke Foundation board member Marion Nemetz presented the check for $90,000 to SCAC President Rusty Mitchell. Mitchell said the funds will now be turned over to Shawano County to be placed in a fund for money designated for the project.

Wed
23
Feb

Skating by

Leader photo by Amy Weaver

Friends Danny Schrebd, 7, left, and Steven Pleshek, 10, didn't mind the darkness, the fog or the dampness as they rollerbladed down Lieg Street Wednesday evening. Warm temperatures lately have melted much of the snow off sidewalks so the summer-like activity was possible. The high Wednesday was 49. However, with rain in the forecast this week, they probably won't be rollerblading much more.

Wed
23
Feb

Badgers beat Iowa

Associated Press Writer

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa and Wisconsin took turns playing horrible halves of basketball. When the ugliness stopped, the Badgers ended up looking pretty good.

Mark Vershaw scored 13 points as Wisconsin rallied from a 13-point deficit while holding Iowa scoreless for nearly a 10-minute stretch in the second half to down the Hawkeyes 54-45 Wednesday.

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