Leader Photo by Brady Van Deurzen Dan Backes, center, chats with regulars Gary and Jane Gilchrist about the wide variety of meats available at Backes Brat Haus & Meat Market in the town of Wescott. The shop, which opened in May, will hold a grand opening Saturday.
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Leader Photo by Brady Van Deurzen Backes Brat Haus & Meat Market will hold its grand opening Saturday and Sunday. The business opened in May at 5858 N. Lake Drive, Shawano.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Photo by Rob Zimmer The most colorful and popular of the milkweeds is orange milkweed, or butterfly weed, in brilliant, neon orange.
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Photo by Rob Zimmer Milkweed means more than just monarchs. Here, a striking tiger swallowtail feasts upon milkweed nectar.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Late June and July bring the peak of milkweed season to our area, and many gardeners are discovering the benefits and beauty of joyful milkweeds in the yard and landscape. Not only is milkweed an excellent plant for attracting monarch butterflies, which use these plants as the sole source of... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Scott Williams Children and adults take their turn looking around a barn Sunday during the Shawano County Brunch on the Farm at the Bonnin Family Farm.
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Leader Photo by Scott Williams Grilling hash browns for hungry patrons Sunday at the Shawano County Brunch on the Farm are Jacob Sherman, 17, left, and Bryce Stomberg, 15, both of Shawano.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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The sights, sounds and smells of farm life were on display Sunday as hundreds gathered for the annual Shawano County Brunch on the Farm. Overnight thunderstorms cleared out just in time and the sunshine broke through for an enthusiastic crowd eager to sample farm cooking and experience a Shawano... + continue reading

Contributed Photo Mackenzie Buss, who just finished her junior year at the University of Louisville, first swam at the Olympic trials at the age of 17. She believes she will still be nervous Monday morning for the 100 backstroke prelims at the 2016 trials.
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Contributed Photo Shawano Community High School graduate Mackenzie Buss will compete in her second U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100-meter backstroke Monday in Omaha, Nebraska.
Friday, June 24, 2016
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It has been a long road for Mackenzie Buss, a 2013 graduate of Shawano Community High School who will compete in her second U.S. Olympic trials Monday in Omaha, Nebraska. Buss, who holds three SCHS swim records — the 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 100 individual medley — was determined to win... + continue reading

Photo by Curt Knoke Len Pubanz, right, uses an oversized plastic foam puzzle to illustrate the lessons of geometry, and recently he produced 30 tabletop-sized puzzles for students at Olga Brener Intermediate School in Shawano.
Friday, June 24, 2016
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Editor’s note: This is another in a monthly series of articles celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Shawano Area Community Foundation. For any student who has struggled with geometry, Len Pubanz has a way to simplify the puzzling subject. The former Shawano Community High School teacher... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Brady Van Deurzen Dan Backes, center, chats with regulars Gary and Jane Gilchrist about the wide variety of meats available at Backes Brat Haus & Meat Market in the town of Wescott. The shop, which opened in May, will hold a grand opening Saturday.
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Leader Photo by Brady Van Deurzen Backes Brat Haus & Meat Market will hold its grand opening Saturday and Sunday. The business opened in May at 5858 N. Lake Drive, Shawano.

Photo by Rob Zimmer The most colorful and popular of the milkweeds is orange milkweed, or butterfly weed, in brilliant, neon orange.
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Photo by Rob Zimmer Milkweed means more than just monarchs. Here, a striking tiger swallowtail feasts upon milkweed nectar.

Leader Photo by Scott Williams Children and adults take their turn looking around a barn Sunday during the Shawano County Brunch on the Farm at the Bonnin Family Farm.
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Leader Photo by Scott Williams Grilling hash browns for hungry patrons Sunday at the Shawano County Brunch on the Farm are Jacob Sherman, 17, left, and Bryce Stomberg, 15, both of Shawano.

Contributed Photo Mackenzie Buss, who just finished her junior year at the University of Louisville, first swam at the Olympic trials at the age of 17. She believes she will still be nervous Monday morning for the 100 backstroke prelims at the 2016 trials.
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Contributed Photo Shawano Community High School graduate Mackenzie Buss will compete in her second U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100-meter backstroke Monday in Omaha, Nebraska.

Photo by Curt Knoke Len Pubanz, right, uses an oversized plastic foam puzzle to illustrate the lessons of geometry, and recently he produced 30 tabletop-sized puzzles for students at Olga Brener Intermediate School in Shawano.

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A 70-year-old Seymour man was killed in a crash Thursday on state Highway 47 in the town of Lessor, the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department reported. Authorities responded to a report of a two-vehicle rollover crash on state Highway 47 near County Road S, north of Hofa Park Road, about 6:30 p.m... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Brady Van Deurzen Dan Backes, center, chats with regulars Gary and Jane Gilchrist about the wide variety of meats available at Backes Brat Haus & Meat Market in the town of Wescott. The shop, which opened in May, will hold a grand opening Saturday.
Thursday, 30/06/16 - 0 comment(s)
It’s official. Backes Brat Haus... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Scott Williams The two buildings shown at Heritage Park were listed by the city as blighted, but county officials have raised objections and received assurances that no repairs are required.
Thursday, 30/06/16 - 0 comment(s)
Shawano County has joined other property owners voicing concern about seeing their properties listed as blighted in a city of Shawano redevelopment plan. The county raised objections after receiving notification that the city had cited part of the Shawano County Historical Society complex in... + continue reading
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Shawano County authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect believed to have been involved in an assault in Cecil on Saturday. Sheriff’s deputies were called out to the assault complaint about 4 p.m. A man sustained substantial injuries as a result of the assault, which... + continue reading
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Here’s a guide to area activities over the Fourth of July weekend: Saturday, July 2 Cloverleaf Lakes Kiddie and Pontoon Parades: Cloverleaf Lakes Chain, town of Belle Plaine. Parade at 10 a.m. at boat launch on County Road Y, pontoon parade at 6:30 p.m. on Pine and Grass lakes. Shawano... + continue reading

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Unincorporated Leopolis has a population of 87. Nearly twice that many people are expected to overrun the community Monday for the 31st annual Leopolis Triathlon, also known as the Leopolis Iron Man... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Bonduel High School sophomore Wyatt Erb, who will return next year as the team’s ace, will have to cut down on his pitches due to a new rule passed by the WIAA in June.
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Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School senior Nate Laude was the Hawks’ No. 1 pitcher this season. Under a new rule for 2017, pitchers who throw 100 pitches will be required to be taken out after the at-bat.
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I lived on the corner of Lieg and Evergreen street (Pete Moesch family lives there now) until I was 5. Then we moved to Marion, where I spent my school years. The population sign was right down the... + continue reading

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Contributed Photo Members of the Shawano FFA veterinary science team, which was runner-up at the spring competition in Madison, are, from left, Emma Magee, Meghan Hoffman, Abby Jones ​and​ Callie Boyles.
Wednesday, 29/06/16
Shawano Community High School Members of the Shawano FFA chapter have had a busy spring and start to the summer​.​ Local members were recognized at the end of the school year by the state FFA... + continue reading

Contributed Photo Vern Dahlstrom, representing the Nicolet Oconto Retired Teachers Association, presents the organization’s Gillett Educator of Excellence Award for 2015-16 to Brenda Hansen, of Shawano. Hansen teaches third grade in the Gillett School District.
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