Photo by Mary Langenfeld Bonduel High School junior Jacob Banker competes in the WIAA Division 3 state wrestling tournament quarterfinals at the Kohl Center on Friday. He lost to Brady Peat, of Iowa-Grant Highland, in a 6-1 decision but later beat Daniel Kocourek, of Reedsville, in the wrestlebacks, 4-2, to secure a spot on the podium at 170 pounds.
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Photo by Mary Langenfeld Alex Peplinski, of Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School, competes in the WIAA Division 3 state wrestling tournament quarterfinals at the Kohl Center on Friday. He pinned Stephen Schostok, of Kenosha Christian Life, in their 182-pound match in 1 minute and 35 seconds.
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All three local wrestlers who competed Thursday at the WIAA Division 3 state meet in Madison secured positions in the top six Friday and are guaranteed at least a medal. Bonduel junior Jacob Banker and Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s Stetson Potrykus and Alex Peplinski will be standing on the podium at... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Shawano Community High School senior Richard Johnson made a layup on the opening possession of the game on senior night Thursday, getting the opportunity to score just four months removed from an ACL injury during the football season.
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Shawano senior Richard Johnson was nervous as he stepped out onto the court Thursday to be a starter for the first time this season in his team’s Bay Conference season finale against New London. Johnson, just four months removed from tearing his ACL in the Hawks’ Level 1 football playoff loss to... + continue reading

Photo by Grace Kirchner Accepting grants on from the Clintonville Area Foundation on Friday were, from left, Tim Ewing, of the Navarino Nature Center; Lynn Aprill, of CESA 8; Andy Werth, of the Clintonville Area Ambulance Service; Rebecca Schoenike, of the Clintonville High School Clothes Closet; and Jodie Veleke, of the Clintonville Public School District. A representative of the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Inc. was unable to attend due to weather conditions.
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The Clintonville Area Foundation has awarded $10,699 in grants to six charitable organizations serving the Clintonville area. The grants, which benefit a range of community causes, were awarded Friday from a variety of charitable funds within the community foundation this year. “The... + continue reading

Photo by Carol Wagner The St. Michael’s Angels sing and play at the Masses at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena. Shown with the Rev. Joel Jores are, from left, Riley Tucker, Ruthie Tucker and Mary Wilber.
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Mary Wilber and sisters Ruthie and Riley Tucker comprise the St. Michael’s Angels. They play and sing at the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Sundays at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena. The girls all play guitar, and Ruthie also plays the ukulele. “I enjoy playing and I do it for my aunt who passed... + continue reading

Photo by Mary Langenfeld Jacob Banker, of Bonduel ,wrestles against Joey Cibulka, of Poynette, in the WIAA Division 3 state wrestling tournament at the Kohl Center on Thursday . Banker pinned Cibulka in the second period.
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Photo by Mary Langenfeld Menomonee Indian High School senior Antonio Mahkimetas wrestles James LaPointe, of Bayfield/Washburn, in the WIAA Division 3 state wrestling tournament Thursday at the Kohl Center in Madison. LaPointe defeated Mahkimetas, 11-5.
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Two of the three area wrestlers who competed Thursday at the WIAA Division 3 state tournament in Madison advanced with victories. Bonduel junior Jacob Banker advanced with a pin, Wittenberg-Birnamwood senior Stetson Potrykus won a decision, and Menominee Indian senior Antonio Mahkimetas saw his... + continue reading

Photo by Mary Langenfeld Bonduel High School junior Jacob Banker competes in the WIAA Division 3 state wrestling tournament quarterfinals at the Kohl Center on Friday. He lost to Brady Peat, of Iowa-Grant Highland, in a 6-1 decision but later beat Daniel Kocourek, of Reedsville, in the wrestlebacks, 4-2, to secure a spot on the podium at 170 pounds.
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Photo by Mary Langenfeld Alex Peplinski, of Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School, competes in the WIAA Division 3 state wrestling tournament quarterfinals at the Kohl Center on Friday. He pinned Stephen Schostok, of Kenosha Christian Life, in their 182-pound match in 1 minute and 35 seconds.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Shawano Community High School senior Richard Johnson made a layup on the opening possession of the game on senior night Thursday, getting the opportunity to score just four months removed from an ACL injury during the football season.

Photo by Grace Kirchner Accepting grants on from the Clintonville Area Foundation on Friday were, from left, Tim Ewing, of the Navarino Nature Center; Lynn Aprill, of CESA 8; Andy Werth, of the Clintonville Area Ambulance Service; Rebecca Schoenike, of the Clintonville High School Clothes Closet; and Jodie Veleke, of the Clintonville Public School District. A representative of the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Inc. was unable to attend due to weather conditions.

Photo by Carol Wagner The St. Michael’s Angels sing and play at the Masses at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena. Shown with the Rev. Joel Jores are, from left, Riley Tucker, Ruthie Tucker and Mary Wilber.

Photo by Mary Langenfeld Jacob Banker, of Bonduel ,wrestles against Joey Cibulka, of Poynette, in the WIAA Division 3 state wrestling tournament at the Kohl Center on Thursday . Banker pinned Cibulka in the second period.
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Photo by Mary Langenfeld Menomonee Indian High School senior Antonio Mahkimetas wrestles James LaPointe, of Bayfield/Washburn, in the WIAA Division 3 state wrestling tournament Thursday at the Kohl Center in Madison. LaPointe defeated Mahkimetas, 11-5.

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The number of defendants charged in a massive drug conspiracy case being called one of the largest ever seen in Shawano County has grown to 10. Thomas J. Rotter, 30, of Krakow, was charged Friday with one felony count of conspiracy to deliver marijuana. He could face a maximum 15 years in prison... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski A plow truck prepares to turn onto Waukechon Street from Dallman Street in Shawano on Friday. Trucks were out in force trying to keep roads clear for travelers.
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You can’t fool Mother Nature, but she apparently still likes to play games. After teasing the area with several days of almost springlike weather, she reminded folks that, yes, it’s still winter, with an estimated three to five inches of snow and ice dumped overnight Thursday and into Friday... + continue reading
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Shawano Redevelopment Authority officials are still waiting for plans from the Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology to see how SIST intends to address two vacant and dilapidated downtown properties, but they’re not going to wait much longer. SIST has until March 10 to show how it will... + continue reading
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Shawano police say they have identified three suspects in a shoplifting spree that hit more than a dozen businesses over the past several weeks. Police have referred charges in 14 cases to the district attorney’s office, and arrest warrants for retail theft and possession of stolen property have... + continue reading

Photo by Carol Wagner Chantel Alveshire, right, volunteers with the Menom 4-H Club. Many of her grandchildren are in the club, including Kenew Bell.
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Chantel Alveshire volunteers with the Menom 4-H Club. She was born and raised in Keshena, and graduated from Shawano High School. Alveshire attended some colleges, then worked at a casino, as a jailer, in nursing and at a high school. She and her husband, Blaine, have been married 27 years and... + continue reading

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Photo by Mary Langenfeld Bonduel High School junior Jacob Banker competes in the WIAA Division 3 state wrestling tournament quarterfinals at the Kohl Center on Friday. He lost to Brady Peat, of Iowa-Grant Highland, in a 6-1 decision but later beat Daniel Kocourek, of Reedsville, in the wrestlebacks, 4-2, to secure a spot on the podium at 170 pounds.
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All three local wrestlers who competed Thursday at the WIAA Division 3 state meet in Madison secured positions in the top six Friday and are guaranteed at least a medal. Bonduel junior Jacob... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Shawano Community High School senior Richard Johnson made a layup on the opening possession of the game on senior night Thursday, getting the opportunity to score just four months removed from an ACL injury during the football season.
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This is the second article in a series I am writing about growing up in the 1950s and 1960s. Looking back, I realize many families, like ours, lived quite modestly. We didn’t have a lot of material... + continue reading

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Contributed Photo Members of the Shawano FFA chapter who attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s FFA Farm Forum are, from left, Brynn Huntington, Kaitlin Pescinski and Sarah Benzinger.
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Bowler Elementary School At the beginning of this school year, students from Jody Siahaan’s Panthers Acquiring Knowledge and Skills class were involved in writing an application for a grant from... + continue reading

Contributed Photo Bowler FFA members Kendra Rickert, left, and Zena Giese attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s FFA Farm Forum on Feb. 17-18 in Wisconsin Rapids. The students were sponsored by Shawnao County Farm Bureau.
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