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Tue
15
Feb

Thunder beat Hawks again

Leader Sports Editor

KESHENA The Menominee Indian boys basketball team picked up just its second win of the season Tuesday night with a 67-54 win over Stockbridge. The Eagles used a 25-7 run in the second period to pull away for the 13-point win.

Menominee Indian opened the game falling behind early 11-7 after the first period. The Eagles turned things around quickly in the second period with an explosion of offense taking control of the game. With their big run the Eagles were able to build a 32-18 lead at the half.

Tue
15
Feb

S-M tribe claims state is violating gaming compact

and Shawano Leader

The Stockbridge-Munsee Indians have accused the state of violating the terms of their gaming compact by stalling on the distribution of the tribe's $650,000 payment, which was to go to mutually acceptable programs.

Tribal leaders signed the gambling agreement in August 1998. It included a $650,000 annual payment for five years. Under the original seven-year compacts that started expiring in 1998, Wisconsin's 11 Indian tribes paid a total of $350,000 a year to keep their casinos open.

Tue
15
Feb

Heinz tops county District 19 race, incumbent also advances

Leader Reporter

It was a mixed bag for incumbents as far as results from yesterday's two primaries for seats on the Shawano County Board of Supervisors.

In the primary for the district 19 seat challenger James R. Heinz finished first with 46 votes. Incumbent John "Jack" Schmidt was second with 36 votes and former Shawano County Sheriff Bill Aschenbrener finished third with just 13 votes.

Mon
14
Feb

Heart check

Leader photo by Amy Weaver

In honor of Valentine's Day, Heartland Health Care Center and Shawano Medical Center offered Heart Healthy Day at Heartland Monday, a day full of tips for keeping the heart healthy. Between speakers, Jennifer Postl of Heartland checked the blood pressure of Emily Schultz of Shawano during Heart Healthy Day. Schultz said she got her blood pressure checked to make sure she was still alive as she will celebrate her 87th birthday March 18.

Mon
14
Feb

Panel: Co. Parks should stay under Highway Dept.

Leader Reporter

A study group organized by the Shawano county board to examine the management and use of the county's parks, the former county farm and other county owned land, has decided to recommend the county's Highway Department continue to manage and maintain the county's parks with cooperation from the Planning and Development Department

That recommendation was among a dozen the group discussed Monday while preparing a draft of its report that will now be forwarded to Shawano County Supervisors.

Mon
14
Feb

A third of victims in fatal snowmobile crashes has been drinking, report says

Associated Press Writer

At least 12 of the record 36 people killed in snowmobile accidents in Wisconsin so far this winter had been drinking and six had blood-alcohol levels more than twice the legal limit, accident records show.

The figures will likely be higher once toxicology test results come in on 20 of the victims. Of the 16 victims who had been tested by Monday, 12 had been drinking and nine were legally drunk, the state Department of Natural Resources said Monday.

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