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Third arrest made in Witt-Birn bomb threats

Leader Reporter

Shawano County deputies have arrested a third teen in connection with one of a series of recent bomb threats in the Wittenberg-Birnamwood schools.

Authorities announced Friday that the 14-year-old rural Wittenberg girl, who lives in Marathon County, had been placed in secure detention after confessing to making a bomb threat at the middle school on Feb. 21.

School Liaison Deputy Sally Best obtained the confession from the high school freshman Thursday.

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04
Mar

County workers get apology for board remarks

Leader Reporter

In a letter to employees last week, Shawano County Board Chairman Clarence Natzke apologized for comments made about them by some supervisors during the February board meeting.

Natzke said he wrote the letter after hearing how upset some of the employees and department heads were over the comments. At least two of the remarks concerned Emergency Management Director Steve Golubic.

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04
Mar

Father, son plead guilty in federal court

Leader Reporter

A father and son accused of the armed robbery of the First State Bank in Cecil Oct. 11 entered guilty pleas to bank robbery Friday in federal court in Milwaukee.

Dennis F. Lasky, 48, of Townsend, and his son, Douglas J. Lasky, 20, of Wabeno, agreed to enter the pleas during a hearing in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Judge Charles Clevert set May 12 as the day the two will be sentenced.

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04
Mar

Hawks end season with loss to Seymour

Leader Sports Editor

GREEN BAY The third time wasn't a charm for the Shawano boys basketball team Saturday afternoon as they lost a tough 50-42 WIAA regional final to Seymour to put an end to their 1999-2000 season. The Hawks' loss was the third one to the Thunder this season.

Sat
04
Mar

Bears fall to No. 3 Auburndale in regional final

Leader Sports Editor

NEW LONDON The Bonduel boys basketball team had a tough challenge Saturday afternoon facing third-ranked and unbeaten Auburndale in their WIAA regional final. The Bears had their season put to an end with a 58-50 loss.

Bonduel got off to a great start behind J. C. Rink's 11 points in the first period. The Bears grabbed a 19-10 lead heading into the second period. The Bears continued to hold the lead despite a 14-8 run by Auburndale nit eh second period. The Bears held a 27-24 lead heading into the second half.

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04
Mar

Three Clintonville gymnasts compete at WIAA State Meet

Leader Sports Editor

WISCONSIN RAPIDS Three Clintonville gymnasts competed in the WIAA state meet Friday evening in the Division 2 competition. Jessica Korth, in the all-around, and Molly Nerby and Misty Mueller on the balance beam each performed their routine looking for state medal.

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