Photo by Carol Wagner Terry Moede is the coordinator of Toys for Tots in Shawano County.
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Around 13 years ago, current Chief of Police Mark Kohl started a Christmas crusade to collect toys for kids and then deliver them to families in a squad car. At the time, Herb and Marisa Rycroft, the Shawano United Methodist Church and the Shawano Area Food Pantry and Resource Center collected... + continue reading

Photo by Carol Wagner Pam Moede does a lot of volunteering and makes up-cycled items to donate to benefits.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Pam Moede does a lot of volunteering, including making up-cycled items she donates to benefits. Moede was born in Nichols and graduated from Seymour High School. She worked in the bakery in Black Creek and then was a Home Interiors sales representative for 25 years. She continued her education... + continue reading

Photo by Carol Wagner Jane Melchior is the coordinator of The Giving Tree at St. Martin Catholic Church in Cecil.
Friday, November 25, 2016
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Jane Melchior is the coordinator of The Giving Tree at St. Martin Catholic Church in Cecil. She moved here 11 years ago and started to help. “As it grew, I stepped in,” she said. “It became a community event.” Now First State Bank in Cecil, the Men’s Club at the church, WTCH and WOW radio... + continue reading

Photo by Carol Wagner Paul Sheridan is the coordinator of the St. Martin Food Pantry in Cecil.
Friday, November 25, 2016
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Paul Sheridan is the coordinator of the St. Martin Food Pantry in Cecil. He is a native of Detroit, Michigan, graduating from Cherry Hills High School. Sheridan enlisted in the Air Force for four years. He was an air traffic controller and then did the same work as a civilian. For 40 years he... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Greg Mellis Over the years Pat Crawford has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Green Bay Packers. Legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi and his philosophy of winning adorn the walls of Crawford’s TimerPro office.
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Leader Photo by Greg Mellis Born in 1926, Pat Crawford still reports to TimberPro most days. Originally a logger, Crawford founded two manufacturing companies devoted to the logging industry. Timbco, manufacturer of heavy logging equipment, was sold in 2000 when Pat turned 74 years old. Two years later, he started TimberPro, which operates today on Industrial Drive in the Shawano Industrial Park.
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Things I am thankful for: Having 90 years behind me has given me a perspective and appreciation for the things in life that really matter and the events that create our lives. I’m thankful for being born in a logging camp in 1926 where my father was a logger and my mother the camp cook. Born... + continue reading

Photo by Carol Wagner Terry Moede is the coordinator of Toys for Tots in Shawano County.

Photo by Carol Wagner Pam Moede does a lot of volunteering and makes up-cycled items to donate to benefits.

Photo by Carol Wagner Jane Melchior is the coordinator of The Giving Tree at St. Martin Catholic Church in Cecil.

Photo by Carol Wagner Paul Sheridan is the coordinator of the St. Martin Food Pantry in Cecil.

Leader Photo by Greg Mellis Over the years Pat Crawford has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Green Bay Packers. Legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi and his philosophy of winning adorn the walls of Crawford’s TimerPro office.
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Leader Photo by Greg Mellis Born in 1926, Pat Crawford still reports to TimberPro most days. Originally a logger, Crawford founded two manufacturing companies devoted to the logging industry. Timbco, manufacturer of heavy logging equipment, was sold in 2000 when Pat turned 74 years old. Two years later, he started TimberPro, which operates today on Industrial Drive in the Shawano Industrial Park.

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Leader Photo by Scott Williams A sign hanging outside VFW Post 2723 in Shawano bears the name Herbert E. McLaughlin in remembrance of a Shawano soldier killed at Pearl Harbor.
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Herbert Elton McLaughlin had been in the U.S. Army barely one year when tragedy struck, forever sealing his place in Shawano history. McLaughlin was killed in action on Dec. 7, 1941 — 75 years ago today — making him Shawano’s first reported casualty in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. To... + continue reading
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Ownership of the Shawano County Historical Society complex has become a hot potato in the aftermath of a fire that damaged one of the structures and left a costly repair bill. County officials have proposed an agreement under which the historical society would accept ownership of — and future... + continue reading
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Some arguments managed to get put on the record Tuesday in the case of a former Leopolis man seeking to overturn his convictions in two child sex assault cases, but complications rising from the defendant’s insistence on representing himself in one of the appeals nearly scuttled the hearing.... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Greg Mellis Owen Krueger, 10, of Shawano, greets parade participants at the annual Santa Parade in Shawano on Friday. Crowds lined the street for the annual event.
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The holiday season got rolling Friday in festive style with the annual Santa Parade in downtown Shawano. Hundreds of people braved chilly temperatures to watch the parade along Main Street with marching bands, costumed characters and Santa Claus himself. “It kicks off our holidays,” said... + continue reading

Contributed Photo Working to save a bald eagle from Shawano County are, from left, Raptor Education Group Inc. staffers Audrey Gossett, Paige Witek, Jake Looze and Ana Morales.
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A bald eagle found suffering from lead poisoning in Shawano County is calling attention to a seldom-discussed environmental hazard: bullet fragments left behind by hunters. Officials at Raptor Education Group Inc. in Antigo say the ailing bald eagle was found near death along Pine Lake in the... + continue reading

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Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Senior Neal Cerveny runs the fast break for 2 of his game-high 29 points in Gresham Community School’s 15-point home victory Tuesday.
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Over the final 22 minutes of its game Tuesday, the Gresham boys basketball team used patience to wear down Wild Rose and its zone defense in a 71-56 home victory. “They had great patience,” Wild... + continue reading

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Photo by Lorna Marquardt One tree in Lorna Marquardt’s home year after year is a Raggedy Ann and Andy tree, with traditional candy canes representing the dolls’ legs and a variety of dolls hanging from, around and even on top of the tree.
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Christmas trees are placed in many homes, churches and stores around the world. There are numerous interesting stories about the origin of the Christmas tree, and today I will share with you some of... + continue reading

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Contributed Photo ​STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: Gresham Community School Principal Newell Haffner is shown with the school’s Students of the Month, from left, ​Jaiden Maasch, Tori Ferguson, Mataya Hill, Cienna Kuhn​, Braxton Wensel ​, ​Tenoch Miranda​ and ​Lily Boivin.
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Bonduel Elementary School Recently, the state Department of Public Instruction issued report cards for schools and districts in Wisconsin. Bonduel Elementary School received a five-star rating of... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Scott Williams Josh Duhm, a student from Bonduel High School, tries his hand at welding in auto shop at Shawano Community High School.
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Leader Photo by Scott Williams Instructor Jeremy Hodkiewicz, second from right, leads a discussion with students in Shawano Community High School’s new auto shop course for students from neighboring school districts.
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