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Witt-Birn student arrested on bomb threat

Leader Reporter

A Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School student was arrested Friday in connection with one of three recent bomb threats at the school.

According to Lt. Steve Conradt of the Shawano County Sheriff's Department, the 16-year-old girl has been referred to the Department of Social Services on a charge of making the third threat which occurred Feb. 15.

"The girl confessed to her involvement," said Conradt. "She denies any involvement in the threats made Jan. 10 and Feb. 10."

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Benefit set for family of Cecil newborn

Bethel Lutheran Church along with AAL Branches 9517, 5269 and 7245 and L.B. Helping Hands Branch 8519 will be holding a chicken booyah and beef soup dinner on Sunday, Feb. 27 to help Jeff and Cindy Engebretsen of Cecil with medical expenses for their daughter Brenda Jean.

Brenda was born on Aug. 25 and has cerebral palsy. She spent the first weeks of her life in the NICU of St. Vincent Hospital. Brenda's treatments are ongoing and will need to continue for the foreseeable future.

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Christian singer, survivor of plane crash, to perform

A Christian singer/songwriter will perform at St. John Lutheran Church in Mattoon Sunday, March 5 at 7 p.m.

Don Wharton of Nashville, Tenn. was one of seven people who survived a plane crash in the Bering Sea off Alaska in 1993. He credits the miracle to God, ands tells of the crash, rescue and survival as part of his concerts.

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Young speedsters

Leader photo by Amy Weaver

Lukas Postl, front left, takes an early lead over Jake Van Allen, right, of Shawano in Kitty Kat races on Shawano Lake Saturday, after getting a little advice from their fathers, Thomas Postl and Mark Van Allen. Several youngsters participated in the event as part of the Sno Fear VII Radar Run.

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A closer look

Leader photo by Amy Weaver

Mary Podzilni and Nancy Ciambrone of Shawano admired the work of many young local artists, including these sculptures by Renne Katchenago and an acrylic painting by Shawano Community High School student Nate Pecore, at the first Visual Arts Festival Saturday.

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Richter sets school record at Bonduel

Stef Richter is presented a game ball by her former coach, Jane Naparella, while her parents and current coach, Mark Margeloski, look on. Richter scored her 933rd point of her career Friday night in Bonduel\'s victory over Manawa, setting a school record.

By Michael Ray

Leader Sports Editor

BONDUEL History was made Friday night in the Bonduel girls basketball team's 60-33 win over CWL Conference foe Manawa. Bonduel's Stefanie Richter became the school's all-time leading scorer in girls basketball with 935 points.

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Four from area head to state wrestling tourney

Leader Sports Editor

A combined four area wrestlers in the Appleton North and Edgar sectionals advanced to the WIAA State Wrestling Meet in Madison Feb. 24-26 with a second place or higher finish in their weight class Saturday afternoon.

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