Contributed Photo Despite health issues that required her to use a wheelchair, Melissa Jo Szucs was an active 4-H participant who looked forward to the county fair every year.
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Contributed Photo A self-portrait painted by Melissa Jo Szucs in various shades of purple, her favorite color, won her a merit award and advanced to the state fair in 2013.
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For 15 years, Shawano County Fair time was Melissa time. Melissa Jo Szucs, a teenager from the town of Richmond, was a lifelong 4-H’er who cherished the county fair so much that she could barely bring herself to leave on closing day. “Just one more lap?” she would ask, urging her parents to... + continue reading

Photo by Carol Wagner Rebecca LaLonde is the president of Wolf River Harmony, a women’s a cappella barbershop chorus. The group sells cream puffs each year at the Shawano County Fair.
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Rebecca LaLonde is the president of Wolf River Harmony, a women’s a cappella barbershop chorus. She is a Shawano native, graduating from Shawano High School. After she married, LaLonde moved to the Upper Peninsula and started her own cleaning service. When she moved back to Shawano in 1980, she... + continue reading

Photo by Carol Wagner Harlo Hillsberg, president of the Shawano County Conservation Association, is getting the group’s fair stand ready for the Shawano County Fair.
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It has been around 32 years that the Shawano County Conservation Association has had a stand at the fair. Located near the grandstand, it features 10 tables where people can sit and eat. “We have excellent burgers,” President Harlo Hillsberg said. The five clubs in the association take turns... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Marion/Tigerton defender William Schweitzer tackles Gillett’s Mitch Umentum for a loss during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Marion High School. Gillett won, 34-6.
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Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Gillett High School running back Leeland Kahler runs through a tackle by Hayden Harris and Alec Berg during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Marion High School. Gillett defeated the Thundercatz, 34-6.
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The Marion/Tigerton Thundercatz (0-2) left too many points on the field as they gave up three turnovers in the scoring situations early in what turned out to be a 34-6 nonconference loss Friday night. Gillett High School, which moved to 2-0 on the season, held a 14-0 lead after the first quarter... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Colleen McFarlane returns a ball Thursday during the second set of Shawano Community High School’s No. 2 doubles match against Xavier. McFarlane and Kelley Mastey lost 6-1, 6-2. SCHS lost the Bay Conference opener, 7-0.
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Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School No. 2 singles player Katherine Kugel returns a ball against Xavier’s Rachel Wierzbinski on Thursday. Kugel lost, 6-3, 6-3.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Shawano Community High School head tennis coach Brian Beyer knew Xavier could pose a problem to his team in its Bay Conference opener because of its consistently strong tennis program. Despite a 7-0 loss, Beyer was happy with the performance of his team, which produced tight matches throughout... + continue reading

Contributed Photo Despite health issues that required her to use a wheelchair, Melissa Jo Szucs was an active 4-H participant who looked forward to the county fair every year.
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Contributed Photo A self-portrait painted by Melissa Jo Szucs in various shades of purple, her favorite color, won her a merit award and advanced to the state fair in 2013.

Photo by Carol Wagner Rebecca LaLonde is the president of Wolf River Harmony, a women’s a cappella barbershop chorus. The group sells cream puffs each year at the Shawano County Fair.

Photo by Carol Wagner Harlo Hillsberg, president of the Shawano County Conservation Association, is getting the group’s fair stand ready for the Shawano County Fair.

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Marion/Tigerton defender William Schweitzer tackles Gillett’s Mitch Umentum for a loss during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Marion High School. Gillett won, 34-6.
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Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Gillett High School running back Leeland Kahler runs through a tackle by Hayden Harris and Alec Berg during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Marion High School. Gillett defeated the Thundercatz, 34-6.

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Colleen McFarlane returns a ball Thursday during the second set of Shawano Community High School’s No. 2 doubles match against Xavier. McFarlane and Kelley Mastey lost 6-1, 6-2. SCHS lost the Bay Conference opener, 7-0.
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Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School No. 2 singles player Katherine Kugel returns a ball against Xavier’s Rachel Wierzbinski on Thursday. Kugel lost, 6-3, 6-3.

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Contributed Photo Despite health issues that required her to use a wheelchair, Melissa Jo Szucs was an active 4-H participant who looked forward to the county fair every year.
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For 15 years, Shawano County Fair time was Melissa time. Melissa Jo Szucs, a teenager from the town of Richmond, was a lifelong 4-H’er who cherished the county fair so much that she could barely bring herself to leave on closing day. “Just one more lap?” she would ask, urging her parents to... + continue reading
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State legislators from the area say they are looking into Shawano County Sheriff Adam Bieber’s call for a stricter inattentive driving law, but there was some skepticism about whether it could be enforced. “It’s a tough one,” said Sen. Robert Cowles, R-Green Bay. Bieber said he has been... + continue reading

Photo by Curt Knoke Barbara Schmidt is a co-founder for the Shawano Area Community Foundation, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
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Editor’s note: This is the first article of a monthly series celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Shawano Area Community Foundation. Barbara Schmidt knew Shawano’s future as a place to work and raise a family would depend upon it maintaining a high quality of life. That was back in 1990.... + continue reading
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Religious waiver forms that will be distributed this week to all 72 counties in Wisconsin are expected to resolve a dispute over building codes between Eau Claire County and its Amish community. An amendment to the 2015-17 state budget allows for exemptions to the electrical and plumbing... + continue reading
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An 89-year-old Clintonville man died Thursday from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 45 in Marion, according to the Marion Police Department. The crash occurred about 4:48 p.m. near the Wisconsin Department of Transportation wayside. Police say the Clintonville man... + continue reading
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Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Marion/Tigerton defender William Schweitzer tackles Gillett’s Mitch Umentum for a loss during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Marion High School. Gillett won, 34-6.
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The Marion/Tigerton Thundercatz (0-2) left too many points on the field as they gave up three turnovers in the scoring situations early in what turned out to be a 34-6 nonconference loss Friday night... + continue reading

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There’s a fair in the air (Sept. 2-7). The Shawano County Fair has been around since 1881. It’s a wonderful annual event that brings folks to our community in droves — and that’s a good thing!... + continue reading

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Leader Photo by Thaddeus Carroll Shawano fifth-grader Madeline Heling checks her room assignment at the Back to School Night on Tuesday.
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Hundreds of students and their parents visited classrooms out of session Tuesday night. It was Back to School Night throughout the Shawano School District, giving students and parents time to meet... + continue reading

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