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Wed
16
Feb

Packers sign defensive end John Thierry

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Defensive end John Thierry, a former first-round draft pick and the sacks leader for the Cleveland Browns last season, signed Wednesday with the Green Bay Packers.

The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Thierry was the 11th player taken when drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1994. He went to Cleveland as a free agent a year ago and had a career-high seven sacks last season, starting the final seven games.

Tue
15
Feb

Hawks finish regular season with big win

Leader Sports Editor

SHAWANO The Shawano girls basketball team picked up a big win at home Tuesday night beating Seymour 42-34 in Bay Conference action to close out their regular season on a winning note. The Hawks started and finished strong in the eight-point win.

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.

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