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Shawano Police Department

March 18

Police logged 22 incidents, including the following:

OAR — A 28-year-old Fond du Lac man was cited for operating after revocation at County Road B and Industrial Drive.

Disturbance — An 18-year-old Shawano woman was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence in the 1500 block of Estates Lane.

Drug Offenses — Police investigated drug complaints in the 800 block of South Park Street and the 1300 block of East Lieg Avenue.

Theft — A license plate was reported stolen in the 200 block of North Airport Drive.

March 17

Police logged 14 incidents, including the following:

Theft — Police investigated a theft complaint at McDonald’s, 1202 E. Green Bay St.

Accident — Police responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident in the 200 block of Airport Drive.

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Woman allegedly handed out marijuana cookies at Mooseyard parade

A Shawano woman accused of handing out marijuana-laced cookies during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Wescott Saturday is facing two felony drug charges in connection with her alleged activities.

Cathleen K. Krause, 57, was arrested after Shawano County authorities received a call reporting that a woman was handing out drug-laced cookies during the annual holiday parade in Wescott’s Mooseyard.

According to the criminal complaint, a sheriff’s deputy was told that a woman wearing a green St. Patrick’s Day hat and wearing a leather coat had handed out a cookie that she said had marijuana in it.

The reporting party had taken a picture of the woman, later identified as Krause, and showed it to the deputy, who located and questioned Krause.

The complaint states Krause was visibly intoxicated, and her breath smelled of alcohol and marijuana.

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Barker waives preliminary hearing in child’s death

A Shawano woman charged in the death of her 2-month-old child waived her preliminary hearing Tuesday in Shawano County Circuit Court and was scheduled for arraignment next month.

Catherine R. Barker, 22, faces felony counts of neglect resulting in the death of an infant, failing to report the death of the child and attempting to hide or bury the corpse.

The infant, Brandon Barker, was her son. He was discovered by police during a welfare check Sept. 28.

In a separate civil action Tuesday, a Shawano County judge ruled in a paternity case that Shawn Duster Daney, 34, currently an inmate at Oshkosh Correctional Institution, is the child’s father.

Barker was initially found not competent to stand trial in November and was ordered to be temporarily institutionalized to receive treatment and therapy that could make her mentally competent in the future.

She was subsequently ruled competent at a hearing on March 4.

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Snow melt, rainfall demand caution in spreading manure

With snow melting and rain falling on frozen soil, Wisconsin’s Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast is completely pink today, meaning the risk of manure runoff is severe statewide.

DATCP encourages farmers to keep this in mind as they consider emptying manure storage that may be full. Spreading manure while the risk of runoff is severe could cause manure runoff into streams, threatening water quality.

At the click of a mouse, farmers can check the Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast, available online at manureadvisorysystem.wi.gov, for the latest information on spreading risks. The runoff forecast provides maps showing short-term runoff risk for daily application planning, taking into account soil saturation and temperature, weather forecast, snow and crop cover, and slope. It is updated three times daily by the National Weather Service.

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Memory club to study essential oils

The Shawano Area Silver Society Club will meet to learn about the benefits of essential oils for relaxation, headaches or just to stimulate the senses. They can help elicit memories of the past and stimulate conversation.

The club will meet 1:30-3 p.m. April 2 at the Shawano County Library, 128 S. Sawyer St., Shawano.

The club provides a comfortable environment where people with early stage memory loss, along with their companions and/or caregivers, can relax, engage and enjoy the company of others. There is no cost to attend.

The Shawano Area Silver Society Club is sponsored by the The Wolf River Region Dementia and Caregiver Network Chapter and the Forget-Me-Not Fund.

For information, contact Heidi Russell of Shawano County Human Services at 715-526-4686.

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Butterball recalls ground turkey linked to Salmonella infections

State and local agencies are investigating the Salmonella outbreak that has affected at least 4 people in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and local health departments are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections.

To date, the investigation has identified four Wisconsin residents who are infected with the same strain (DNA fingerprint) of Salmonella. The four Wisconsin patients are linked to Butterball raw ground turkey products.

Additionally, a Minnesota resident with the same strain of Salmonella also reported eating ground turkey, but the brand is unknown. Testing of leftover raw ground turkey received by the Wisconsin patients was also positive for the outbreak strain of Salmonella.

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Student spread school shooting warning based on Snapchat post

A middle school student warned classmates not to come to school Friday after seeing a school shooting threat posted on Snapchat, sparking the message to spread among other students and their parents.

The parents of at least 17 students informed the Shawano School District Friday they were keeping their children home over what Shawano police said was a non-specific threat lacking credibility.

School Superintendent Gary Cumberland said there was no reason to believe the Snapchat post had any local connection.

“The person it came from, we don’t have on our rolls anywhere,” he said. “I’m assuming the person is from out of the area, but I don’t know.”

Cumberland said, from what he knows at this point, the threat could have been posted from anywhere in the world.

“Anything on the internet and social media could come from just about anywhere,” he said.

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Downtown bathroom goes into design stage

The Shawano Common Council Wednesday approved a contract for the design of a long-awaited downtown bathroom that would be adjacent to Franklin Park.

The lack of a public restroom downtown has been an issue plaguing downtown business owners for years and the improvements recently made to Franklin Park that hope to draw even more visitors to events there has exacerbated that need.

The bathroom was originally part of the Franklin Park improvement project but was flushed out to cut costs and made a separate project.

It was also decided the bathroom should be located outside the park to provide more access to visitors patronizing downtown businesses.

The council approved a contract with Nordin Design Group, Inc., of Shawano, in the amount of $10,500 for the design and engineering work for the Franklin Park public restroom.

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3 indicted for burglary on Menominee Reservation

Three people have been indicted by a federal grand jury for burglary and firearms offences that allegedly occurred on the Menominee Reservation in May of last year.

Brett L. O’Kimosh Jr., 41, of Shawano, Mary Ann Dodge, 32, of Taycheedah, and Anthony J. Boyd, 22, of Waupun, are all charged with one count of burglary.

O’Kimosh and Boyd are charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to the indictment, on or about May 16, 2018, the defendants entered a building or dwelling in Keshena without consent from the homeowner and with the intent to steal.

The same day, O’Kimosh and Boyd allegedly possessed a .22 rifle. O’Kimosh and Boyd were prohibited from possession of firearms at the time of the incident.

The Menominee Tribal Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

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Swingin’ State of Mind


Guest artist Eric Marienthal showing the Shawano Middle School Jazz Band a thing or two at last Saturday’s Shawano Jazz Festival.

“If there’s one missing element from younger wind players, it’s keeping the wind moving forward.”

This was some of the advice offered by saxophonist and accomplished jazz musician Eric Marienthal to some 20 middle school and high school jazz bands from 12 northeast Wisconsin schools at the Shawano Jazz Festival—Shazz for short—in its tenth rendition at Shawano High School last Saturday.

Keeping a strong base of energetic wind moving forward would be an effective descriptor if a decade of intensive jazz clinics could be articulated within a single metaphor. The event has proven to be an invaluable resource for growing musicians, helping strengthen bridges between junior high and high school.

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