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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.

Thu
14
Dec

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Dec. 12

Police logged 21 incidents, including the following:

Truancy — Police logged five truancy complaints from Shawano Community High School, 220 County Road B.

Drug Offense — Police investigated a drug complaint at Main and Oshkosh streets.

Theft — Items were reported stolen in the 900 block of Waukechon street.

Accident — Police responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at Industrial Drive and Richmond Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Dec. 12

Deputies logged 33 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Authorities responded to a domestic disturbance on Elm Tree Lane in the town of Aniwa.

Warrant — A subject was taken into custody on a warrant on Laney Road in the town of Maple Grove.

Assault — Authorities investigated a sexual assault complaint on Hemlock Road in the town of Wittenberg.

Clintonville Police Department

Thu
14
Dec

Clintonville School Board clerk resigns

Clintonville School Board Clerk Jim Dins has submitted his resignation effective Nov. 28. He had been elected in 2006, and his term was up again in April. No reason was given for his resignation, which was accepted by the board Monday night.

Upon recommendation of President Ben Huber, the board decided to leave Dins’ seat vacant until the April election. Huber said he felt the voters could decide on the new member since the election was so near.

Board member Mark Zachow was chosen to take over clerk responsibilities for Dins.

Besides Dins, the terms of two other members of the Board of Education are up for election this spring — including Huber, who was first elected in 2008, and Laurie Vollrath, who was appointed a couple months ago to fill a vacancy created by Clyde Tellock’s unexpected resignation. Vollrath has submitted the necessary paperwork indicating she will be seeking re-election in spring.

Thu
14
Dec

Culver’s coming to Shawano

It’s been on the community’s wish list for years, but now those dreams are coming true.

Culver’s Frozen Custard Restaurant is finally coming to Shawano.

Mayor Jeanne Cronce made the announcement at Wednesday’s Common Council meeting to a round of applause from council members.

Ken Horkan, owner of three Culver’s franchises in Sheboygan, has purchased the vacant property at 1224 E. Green Bay St., north of the Goodwill parking lot, for construction of a Shawano Culver’s expected to open in early summer next year.

Horkan said the goal is to open in June if the weather permits construction to stay on schedule.

“That all depends on Mother Nature,” he said.

Horkan said a Shawano location was considered eight years ago, but didn’t work out at that time.

“It’s been a long time coming to get here to Shawano,” Horkan said. “We’re very excited to be here.”

Thu
14
Dec

Development at former SMC property passes 1st step

A development proposal to put a luxury apartment building and single-family condominiums on the former Shawano Medical Center property passed its first hurdles at the Shawano Common Council meeting Wednesday.

The council voted 4-2 to approve two resolutions, including a zone change that would allow for the development contingent on a developer’s agreement being reached and a letter of intent between the city and the developer that sets the guidelines for reaching such an agreement.

Council members Bob Kurkiewicz and Sandy Steinke voted against both resolutions.

Tadych Investment Partners of Green Bay is proposing a four-story, 39-unit luxury apartment building and 25 single-family condominiums.

The resolutions were recommended by the plan commission last week in spite of a public hearing at which a contingent of neighbors objected to a four-story apartment building in their residential neighborhood.

Wed
13
Dec

Asbestos removal project underway at courthouse


Leader photo by Tim Ryan Furniture and other items line the basement hallway at the Shawano County Courthouse as meeting rooms and the employee break room are prepared for the first stage of a major asbestos abatement project.

Visitors to the Shawano County Courthouse will see some cluttered hallways on some floors and in some alternating locations between now and the end of April, with further disruptions starting again next November.

It’s all part of a long-awaited asbestos abatement project that will finally remove all traces of the health hazard from the courthouse.

That hazard has been contained by tile and carpeting and hasn’t posed any immediate danger, but those tiles and the carpeting are beginning to deteriorate.

“The tile is asphalt-asbestos tile,” said Building Maintenance Supervisor Steve Dreher. “It was cutting edge in the 50s. Unfortunately, it’s not so much cutting edge right now.”

In some areas of the courthouse, carpet was laid over the tiles as an approved measure of encapsulation.

Wed
13
Dec

3 posible County Board races shaping up

There are now three potential races shaping up so far for the Shawano County Board in the April election.

Meanwhile, District 20 Supervisor Tom Madsen has filed notice that he will not seek another two-year term.

Rick Giese, who lost that seat to Madsen in 2016, has taken out papers to run in that district, which includes the village of Gresham, Ward 1 of the town of Herman and Ward 2 of the town of Red Springs.

In other potential county races, former supervisor Mike McClelland has taken out papers for a possible rematch against District 4 Supervisor Aimee Zeinert, who defeated McClelland in 2016. The district includes wards 7 and 8 of the city of Shawano.

Devin Krizan has taken out papers for a challenge to incumbent District 8 Supervisor Rosetta Stern. The district includes wards 3 and 4 of the town of Wescott.

Stern has not yet taken out papers.

Wed
13
Dec

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Dec. 11

Police logged 24 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of South River Street.

Threatening — Police responded to a threatening complaint in the 200 block of South Andrews Street.

Assault — Police investigated an assault complaint at Shawano Community High School, 220 County Road B.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of South Weed Street.

Dec. 10

Police logged 16 incidents, including the following:

Burglary — A burglary was reported in the 700 block of South Hamlin Street.

Accident — Police responded to a property damage accident at Richmond Street and Airport Drive.

Warrant — A 42-year-old man was arrested on a probation and parole warrant in the 600 block of East Green Bay Street.

Sat
09
Dec

Hearing set for SMU rate hike

A hearing is set later this month on Shawano Municipal Utilities’ request for an electric rate hike, but even SMU at that hearing will argue against the way the state Public Service Commission has divvied up the increase among customer types.

SMU has requested a rate increase that would bring in an additional $621,000 in revenue, or about 2.9 percent more than electric rates are bringing in now.

The PSC, however, determines how that increase should be spread out.

As currently proposed, general service, or small business customers, and large industrial operations would be the hardest hit, each facing an increase of more than 7 percent.

Residential customers would be looking at an increase of roughly 1 percent, large general service rates would go up about 1.5 percent, rates for both small and large power services would go up just over 1.2 percent, and small industrial power users would see an increase of 1.09 percent.

Sat
09
Dec

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Dec. 7

Police logged 25 incidents, including the following:

Theft — An attempted theft from a vehicle was reported on Jesse Court.

Theft — A vehicle was reported broken into in the 300 block of South Sawyer Street.

Shoplifting — Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St., reported a man attempted to leave the store with three TVs.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of South Lincoln Street.

Theft — Medication was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle at Goodwill Industries, 300 Lakeland Road.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Dec. 7

Police logged 45 incidents, including the following:

Warrant — An 18-year-old Wittenberg female was taken into custody on a warrant on Harrison Street in Wittenberg.

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