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20
Dec

SCHS tightens its open period policy

This year’s juniors at Shawano Community High School will have to work a little harder to earn the privilege of an open period during their senior year.

The Shawano School Board learned Monday about Principal Scott Zwirschitz’s policy to ensure students who get a class period off in their senior year are those who have been working hard the previous three years to improve their education. Open periods are only available at the start or end of the school day, according to Zwirschitz.

Currently, SCHS requires seniors to have at least 18 academic credits to be eligible for an open period. With students required to take at least 6½ credits each school year, Zwirschitz told the board the current requirement allows students to fail three semesters of classes and still be allowed to have an open period in their final year.

Wed
20
Dec

2 Shawano men get prison time

Two Shawano men involved in purchasing guns that were resold to California drug dealers were sentenced in federal court to prison and supervised release, according to statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Gary W. Hancock, 24, was sentenced Dec. 12 to 15 months in prison to be followed by a three-year supervised release. Jesus Solorio “Chuy” Zepeda, 29, was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in prison and two years’ supervised release.

Hancock pleaded guilty in September to falsely stating on a federal firearms form that he was buying rifle for himself when he knew it was intended for another person who couldn’t legally buy a firearm. The 7.62x51mm rifle was purchased in February 2014 at a Gander Mountain store in Green Bay.

Wed
20
Dec

2 arrested in Gresham drug bust

Two people were taken into custody Tuesday after a drug bust in Gresham.

Stockbridge-Munsee police and Shawano County sheriff’s deputies executing a search warrant at a residence in the village seized 104 grams of cocaine, six grams of marijuana, several scales and drug paraphernalia.

A small amount of cash was also seized.

The residence was occupied by four adults and six children.

Two adults, a male and a female, both 28, were taken into custody on various felony and misdemeanor drug charges, which were referred to the district attorney’s office.

The case is still under investigation, said Stockbridge-Munsee Police Chief James Hoffman.

Wed
20
Dec

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Dec. 18

Police logged 32 incidents, including the following:

Auto Theft — A vehicle was reported stolen in the 200 block of South Sawyer Street.

Disorderly — Police responded to an intoxicated person complaint at Franklin Street and Lieg Avenue.

Fraud — Police investigated a fraud complaint at Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St.

Hit and Run — Police investigated a property damage hit-and-run at Main Street and Sunset Avenue.

Shoplifting — Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St., reported a shoplifting incident.

Warrant — A 23-year-old man was arrested on a warrant in the 1100 block of South Franklin Street.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of West Picnic Street.

Dec. 17

Police logged 13 incidents, including the following:

Shoplifting — Charlie’s County Market, 521 S. Main St., reported a shoplifting incident.

Sat
16
Dec

Drug drop off site changed, expanded


Photo by Carol Wagner The prescription drug drop off site has been changed from the Shawano Police department to the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department in Shawano. Standing by the new location are, from left, Mike Schuler, Police Chief Dan Mauel, and Sheriff Adam Bieber.

The prescription drug drop off site will be moved Jan. 1 from the Shawano Police Department to the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department, where a larger box is being installed. The main reason is the amount that is being collected continues to grow.

Mike Schuler, chairman of the Shawano County Solid Waste Management Board, said 800 pounds have been collected so far in 2017.

On Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 27, there were 4,274 law enforcement agencies nationwide participating, with 5,321 total collection sites, and a total of 456 tons of drugs collected.

Collecting prescription drugs had its beginning in Shawano County in 2008 when the Solid Waste Management Board had a clean sweep of materials that could be taken to the highway department and drugs were included.

“The Shawano Lake Sanitary District didn’t want drugs in the sewers,” Schuler said.

Sat
16
Dec

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Dec. 14

Police logged 24 incidents, including the following:

Sex Offense — A sex offense was under investigation on Franklin Street.

Suspicious — Police responded to a suspicious person complaint in the 1200 block of East Green Bay Street.

Disorderly — Police investigated a disorderly conduct complaint at Shawano Community High School, 220 County Road B.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of Acorn Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Dec. 14

Authorities logged 43 incidents, including the following:

Hit and Run — Authorities investigated a property damage hit-and-run on U.S. Highway 45 in the town of Aniwa.

Vandalism — A vehicle was reported vandalized on County Road M in the town of Pella.

Harassment — Authorities responded to a harassment complaint on Cedar Street in Tigerton.

Fri
15
Dec

Beggs running for Clintonville mayor

Former Clintonville Mayor Richard Beggs has submitted his declaration of candidacy to Clintonville City Clerk Peggy Johnson, indicating his intention to seek another term as mayor.

Beggs is circulating his candidacy papers, and current Mayor Lois Bressette has filed non-candidacy papers, saying she will not seek a second term.

Bresette said she is frustrated by the relationship between her office and the rest of the city council. She said she has a different vision than that of the city administrator and the council.

Beggs said he is running because he enjoyed being mayor previously but he felt worn out at the time he left. He said he believes many of the problems are behind, and there is now a good working council that he looks forward to working with.

Fri
15
Dec

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Dec. 13

Police logged 18 incidents, including the following:

Theft — A theft was reported in the 800 block of South Park Street.

Disorderly — Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint in the 400 block of East Center Street.

Disorderly — Police responded to an intoxicated person complaint in the 900 block of South Washington Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Dec. 13

Deputies logged 46 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Authorities responded to a domestic disturbance on Cloverleaf Lake Road in the town of Belle Plaine.

Suspicious — Authorities responded to a suspicious person complaint on Balsam Street in Eland.

Accidents — Authorities logged 28 mostly weather-related minor accidents.

Clintonville Police Department

Dec. 13

Police logged 12 incidents, including the following:

Fri
15
Dec

Wage disparity causes council division

The Shawano Common Council was divided Wednesday over a proposal to retract its approval of next year’s Shawano Municipal Utilities budget over concerns that SMU employees were getting higher wage increases than city employees.

The resolution to reconsider the SMU budget approval was ultimately defeated after Mayor Jeanne Cronce was forced to cast her first tie-breaking vote, resolving a 3-3 stalemate among council members.

“I think this has been hashed over,” Cronce said. “I think what we need to do is look at our city budget to bring up the salaries of our city people.”

The SMU budget calls for a 2 percent increase for linemen and a 1.5 percent increase for all other SMU employees while the city’s budget calls for a 1 percent across the board increase for non-union city employees.

Police officers are the only employees still covered by a union.

Fri
15
Dec

Rural Health Initiative gets AT&T grant


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Rhonda Strebel, left, executive director for the Rural Health Initiative, accepts a $5,000 check Thursday from Robyn Gruner, external affairs director for AT&T Wisconsin, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano, as state Rep. Gary Tauchen looks on. The grant will help fund the Sugar Busters program, which encourages farm workers to cut back on sugary beverage consumption.

The Rural Health Initiative received a $5,000 grant Thursday from AT&T Wisconsin to further efforts to improve the health of farm families in northeast Wisconsin.

The grant funding was provided through the AT&T Investment and Innovation program, which AT&T external affairs director Robyn Gruner described as a source for helping local-based nonprofits to grow. Gruner said she first learned about RHI from state representative and farm owner Gary Tauchen.

“The goal is for AT&T to find community based programs that are doing good things in the community and impacting the lives of our neighbors,” Gruner said.

AT&T gives out 10 grants per year to Wisconsin programs through the Investment and Innovation program, Gruner said.

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