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09
Mar

Former village official charged with misconduct

Leader Reporter

A former Wittenberg village trustee has been accused of forging the signature of the village president on a check for $3,500 from the village.

Mary Zillman, 62, will make an initial appearance in Shawano County Circuit Court April 3 on a charge of misconduct in public office. The charge is a Class E felony and is punishable with a fine of not more than $10,000 and or prison time of two years.

Zillman resigned from the village board during a closed session on Feb. 7, after the accusation came to light a week earlier.

Wed
08
Mar

Flouride vote ahead

Leader Reporter

City of Shawano residents will once again get the chance to vote on the possibility of increasing the fluoride level in the city's water system.

After hearing 14 people speak for or against fluoridation, the Shawano Common Council agreed Wednesday to table the matter until it could be put to a referendum in the November election.

Wed
08
Mar

The gift of reading

Leader photo by Amy Weaver

Fifth grader Kylee Hintz, left, and other students from Bonduel Elementary School donated 81 Golden Books to the maternity ward at Shawano Medical Center Wednesday in honor of Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss' birthday. In an effort to encourage reading, from the beginning, a book will be donated to each newborn. Hintz read "Butterfly Kisses" to Jasmine Spriggs, who was born Tuesday, before giving the book to her mother, Crystal Gosz of Shawano.

Wed
08
Mar

Numerous athletes receive honors

Leader Sports Editor

Numerous area athletes were honored on Wednesday for their outstanding performances during the winter sports season. The Bay, CWL and CWS Conferences all announced their All-Conference selections with 37 athletes being honored with either first-team, second team, third team or honorable mention awards.

Wed
08
Mar

Milwaukee returns to losing ways in Boston

BOSTON (AP) Antoine Walker couldn't have picked a better time to register his first triple-double in over two years.

Walker scored 30 points, pulled down a season-high 19 rebounds and had 10 assists Wednesday night to lead the Boston Celtics to a 112-101 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, avenging an earlier loss to the Bucks.

The Celtics have won two in a row after dropping 12 of their previous 15 games. In November, the Celtics squandered a 21-point lead and lost 114-112 to the Bucks.

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