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Sun
23
Jan

Taxpayers: Thanks for rebate, but where's the rest?

Associated Press Writer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Taxpayers eagerly flooded lawmakers with calls after the Legislature approved the governor's sales-tax rebate plan, asking when the checks would arrive and how much they would be worth.

Now that most of them have their checks, people are realizing there is something missing from the state's income tax forms this year: $410 million in property tax and rent credits.

Sat
22
Jan

Packers will seek tax increase in Brown Couty for stadium

Associated Press Writer

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers want Brown County residents' support for a 0.5 percent sales tax to pay for renovating historic Lambeau Field, and team president Bob Harlan said Saturday the Packers are confident the community will come through.

The Packers hope to raise $160 million from the sales tax in Brown County that would cost people an extra five cents on every $10 spent to help lift the team's tumbling financial standing in the National Football League.

Sat
22
Jan

Panel recommends funding extension

Leader Reporter

The Shawano County Board's Agriculture and Extension Education Committee has recommended a six-month extension be granted for funding promised by the county for the proposed arena at the Shawano County Fairgrounds.

Representatives from the Shawano Hockey Association and the Shawano County Horse 4-H Key Committee are involved in efforts to raise an additional $500,000 for the building, which will be called the Shawano County Expo Center. They requested the extension.

Sat
22
Jan

Walkers put best foot forward in fight for cancer

Leader Reporter

It's called a team event to fight cancer and teams took part in big numbers Saturday for the second annual Shawano/Menominee County American Cancer Society Indoor Relay for Life.

According to Kristine Olson of the American Cancer Society, 27 teams and about 325 people participated in this year's event, which is an effort to raise money to aid in the fight against cancer.

The event raised around $35,000, said co-chair Angie Schneider of Shawano. Schneider noted the actual goal was $20,000, although she was "shooting for $40,000."

Sat
22
Jan

Hawks win with buzzer-beater

Darcie O'Kimosh won the game for Shawano with a last-second shot in the Hawks' 39-37 win over Ashwaubenon.

By Michael Ray

Leader Sports Editor

SHAWANO It took a last second baseline drive and layup from Darcie O'Kimosh for the Shawano girls basketball team to pull out a 39-37 Bay Conference win over Ashwaubenon Friday night.

Sat
22
Jan

Tenth-ranked Hawks fall to Ashwaubenon

Josh Buettner was held to just 13 points in the Hawks' 51-40 upset loss to Ashwaubenon.

By Michael Ray

Leader Sports Editor

ASHWAUBENON The tenth-ranked Shawano boys basketball team found out Friday night that speed can be better than size in their 51-40 loss to Bay Conference foe Ashwaubenon. The much taller Hawks were outscored 11-2 in the third period which proved to be the difference.

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