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08
Apr

Former trooper offered SPD job as interim chief

and Amy Weaver

Leader Reporters

Terry Bengston, former district commander for the Wisconsin State Patrol has been offered the position of interim chief for the Shawano Police Department.

Bengston, 56, who retired from the patrol in January 1998 after more than 32 years with the department, said he's very interested in the job, but emphasized that a contract still must be agreed to and details worked out with the city's finance committee.

Sat
08
Apr

Expo Center becoming a reality

Leader Reporter

Ground will be broken April 17 for the new Shawano County Expo Center, officials of the building committee announced Friday.

The $1.2 million center is becoming a reality thanks to the combined effort of many groups, businesses and individuals in Shawano County, said Rod Christensen and Dick Stout, co-chairmen of the Expo Center committee.

Thu
06
Apr

Leader to be purchased by Madison Newspapers

Madison Newspapers, Inc., announced plans today to purchase the Shawano Leader and 10 other publications in Wisconsin operated by Independent Media Group.

At the same time, Lee Enterprises, which owns half of Madison Newspapers, will purchase IMG's remaining properties in Wisconsin one daily and 10 other publications, as well as properties in Nebraska. The Capital Times Co. owns the other half of Madison Newspapers.

The IMG properties in Wisconsin being purchased by Madison Newspapers are:

Thu
06
Apr

Teen who bit deputy gets six months in jail

Leader Reporter

A Carter area girl, accused of biting a Shawano County Sheriff's deputy during the execution of a search warrant at a Cecil convenience store last October, and then damaging the squad car after her arrest, entered no contest pleas and was sentenced Thursday in Shawano County Circuit Court.

Thu
06
Apr

Cecil business man now facing added drug charges

Leader Reporter

A Cecil business owner, already facing charges related to the armed robbery of the First State Bank in Cecil last October, is now facing additional charges.

Shawano-Menominee County district attorney Gary Robert Bruno has filed three new charges against 47-year-old Darrell Tachick. Tachick, the owner of the Cecil Citgo Convenience Store, is now facing two counts of delivering cocaine and a single count of allowing his apartment to be used for, and frequented by, people using illegal drugs.

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