Leader photo by Chris Caporale Jenny Onesti, center, waves to the boat as skiers Danny Kowalski, left, and Mike Wallace, right, hold her steady during the Shawano Ski Sharks’ Learn to Ski event for adaptive water skiers Friday afternoon at Smalley Park.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
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With 20 adaptive skiers showing up Friday afternoon at Smalley Park, the Shawano Ski Sharks thought about running two boats simultaneously to help get as much time on the water. The Learn to Ski program, which included a morning session for kids and adults looking to pick up the sport and an... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Tim Ryan Shawano Mayor Jeanne Cronce, center, with Parks and Recreation Director Matt Hendricks in the background, accepts a donation from VFW Post 2723 President Candy Gipe, far right, for a new veterans memorial at Woodlawn Cemetery Friday, while auxiliary members Elaine Montour, Nancy Raeder, Barb Wetzel and Barb Parrott look on.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Attendees at next year’s Memorial Day service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano will notice some changes to the memorial circle where hundreds traditionally gather each year to honor veterans. Actually, anyone who visits the cemetery should see the changes by the end of this year, according to... + continue reading

Contributed photo Jerry Olsen, right, shown with his wife, Marty, was a business owner who developed a deep affection for Shawano Lake and who enjoyed promoting fun on the water.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Jerry Olsen spent much of his life showing people in Shawano a good time. As owner of the Bamboo Bar overlooking Shawano Lake from the 1970s through the ’90s, Olsen built his waterfront establishment into a popular community attraction with parties, contests and other special events. In... + continue reading

Photo by Carol Wagner Bob Klopke, right, and Ed Grys are members of the American Kitefliers Association. They will be at Fly A Kite Fest in Green Bay on Saturday, a fundraiser for Family and Childcare Resources of N.E.W.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Both Bob Klopke and Ed Grys enjoyed flying kites as kids. They are still enjoying that hobby as adults and members of the American Kitefliers Association. “I’ve been making kites since I was a kid,” Grys said. His passion for kite flying is evident in his home with kites on the walls and kite... + continue reading

Wolf River Media Photo by Miriam Nelson Emma Kait’s Coffeehaus owner Judi Hegewald, left, and her daughters, Kenzie and Kait, are ready to serve coffee or tea and healthy food made from good ingredients.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
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A love of history and a craving for good coffee drives the latest new business in downtown Birnamwood. Emma Kait’s Coffeehaus is the brainchild of Judi Hegewald and her daughter, Kait. Hegewald has lived in Birnamwood since she was 8. Her maternal grandparents lived in the area, and Hegewald... + continue reading

Leader photo by Chris Caporale Jenny Onesti, center, waves to the boat as skiers Danny Kowalski, left, and Mike Wallace, right, hold her steady during the Shawano Ski Sharks’ Learn to Ski event for adaptive water skiers Friday afternoon at Smalley Park.

Leader Photo by Tim Ryan Shawano Mayor Jeanne Cronce, center, with Parks and Recreation Director Matt Hendricks in the background, accepts a donation from VFW Post 2723 President Candy Gipe, far right, for a new veterans memorial at Woodlawn Cemetery Friday, while auxiliary members Elaine Montour, Nancy Raeder, Barb Wetzel and Barb Parrott look on.

Contributed photo Jerry Olsen, right, shown with his wife, Marty, was a business owner who developed a deep affection for Shawano Lake and who enjoyed promoting fun on the water.

Photo by Carol Wagner Bob Klopke, right, and Ed Grys are members of the American Kitefliers Association. They will be at Fly A Kite Fest in Green Bay on Saturday, a fundraiser for Family and Childcare Resources of N.E.W.

Wolf River Media Photo by Miriam Nelson Emma Kait’s Coffeehaus owner Judi Hegewald, left, and her daughters, Kenzie and Kait, are ready to serve coffee or tea and healthy food made from good ingredients.

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Leader Photo by Tim Ryan Shawano Mayor Jeanne Cronce, center, with Parks and Recreation Director Matt Hendricks in the background, accepts a donation from VFW Post 2723 President Candy Gipe, far right, for a new veterans memorial at Woodlawn Cemetery Friday, while auxiliary members Elaine Montour, Nancy Raeder, Barb Wetzel and Barb Parrott look on.
Saturday, 24/06/17
Attendees at next year’s Memorial Day service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano will notice some changes to the memorial circle where hundreds traditionally gather each year to honor veterans. Actually, anyone who visits the cemetery should see the changes by the end of this year, according to... + continue reading

Contributed photo Jerry Olsen, right, shown with his wife, Marty, was a business owner who developed a deep affection for Shawano Lake and who enjoyed promoting fun on the water.
Saturday, 24/06/17
Jerry Olsen spent much of his life showing people in Shawano a good time. As owner of the Bamboo Bar overlooking Shawano Lake from the 1970s through the ’90s, Olsen built his waterfront establishment into a popular community attraction with parties, contests and other special events. In... + continue reading

Wolf River Media Photo by Miriam Nelson Emma Kait’s Coffeehaus owner Judi Hegewald, left, and her daughters, Kenzie and Kait, are ready to serve coffee or tea and healthy food made from good ingredients.
Saturday, 24/06/17
A love of history and a craving for good coffee drives the latest new business in downtown Birnamwood. Emma Kait’s Coffeehaus is the brainchild of Judi Hegewald and her daughter, Kait. Hegewald has lived in Birnamwood since she was 8. Her maternal grandparents lived in the area, and Hegewald... + continue reading
Friday, 23/06/17
A 63-year-old Tigerton woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash Wednesday evening on state Highway 29. Geraldine Barkow was the driver of a vehicle heading westbound on Highway 29 when it collided with a northbound commercial vehicle crossing the highway on County Road U... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Amber Arneson and Jeremy Weed are introducing Shawano to Chicago-style hot dogs with the new J Doggs food stand. The couple have seen steady traffic since opening for the season in May.
Friday, 23/06/17
J Doggs is more than just a place where you can order a Chicago-style hot dog, at least for Jeremy Weed and Amber Arneson. Arneson always wanted to own and operate a restaurant, and when she met Weed, her boyfriend, it was an opportunity to bring culinary skills and entrepreneurship together... + continue reading

Sports

Saturday, 24/06/17
Catch-and-release fishing is a popular option for those who pursue muskies, pike, black bass and other gamefish. If you finally land a true trophy, the only way you could make the Wisconsin record... + continue reading

Leader photo by Chris Caporale Jenny Onesti, center, waves to the boat as skiers Danny Kowalski, left, and Mike Wallace, right, hold her steady during the Shawano Ski Sharks’ Learn to Ski event for adaptive water skiers Friday afternoon at Smalley Park.
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Saturday, 24/06/17
“I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would chose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one... + continue reading

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Contributed Photo Seniors from Menominee Indian High School who took 4x4 classes at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College were recently recognized for their hard work at the Shawano Regional Learning Center. They included, from left, Ronald Frechette, Tiana Nickey, Santana Caldwell, Alyssa James and Alexis Corn. Not pictured are Autumn Chevalier, Mary Jane James, Megan Kaquatosh, Monae Waukau, Aaliyah Pecore, Jordyne Firgens, Julie Schlichting and Jay Reiter.
Friday, 16/06/17
Menominee Indian High School Seniors from Menominee Indian High School who took 4x4 classes at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College were recently recognized for their hard work at the Shawano... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski The Von Trapp children bid the guests at their home, along with the audience, good night in one of the scenes from “Getting to Know the Sound of Music”: from left, front row, Alex Burr (Kurt), Grace Haffner (Gretl) and Josie Cerveny (Brigitta); back row, Tessa Ferguson (Marta), Hannah Cerveny (Louisa), Kennedy Hoffman (Liesl) and Val Cerveny (Friedrich).
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Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Capt. Von Trapp, played by Randy Chicks, proposes marriage to Maria, played by Alyssa Roe, during a scene for “Getting to Know the Sound of Music.” The show opens Friday at Gresham Community School.
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