Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Shawano Community High School volleyball players, from left, senior Nicole Hoefs, sophomore Kyra Klement and senior Averi Vomastic set up on defense during Tuesday’s sweep of Two Rivers in a WIAA Division 2 regional match. The Hawks play Oconto Falls next.
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Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Shawano Community High School senior Averi Vomastic and freshman Rachel Reed block during a WIAA Division 2 regional match on Tuesday. The Hawks swept Two Rivers to advance to the next round against Oconto Falls.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Shawano repeatedly attacked Two Rivers’ open court to clinch a sweep in the first round of a WIAA Division 2 regional on Tuesday. The fourth-seeded Hawks trampled the 13-seeded Purple Raiders 25-9, 25-8 and 25-14 to advance to the second round. “They played awesome,” Shawano head coach... + continue reading

Contributed Photo Fire destroyed a hay barn at Matsche Farms Inc. in the town of Almon early Sunday morning. Damages were estimated at $600,000.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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A hay barn in the town of Almon was destroyed by fire Sunday morning. The Shawano County Sheriff’s Department said a call came in at 4:13 a.m. reporting a fire at Matsche Farms Inc. at N9035 River Road, about 5 miles from Birnamwood. The barn was full of high quality hay purchased from Canada... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Bowler/Gresham senior Nathan Montez runs the ball during Friday’s 54-12 loss to Wausaukee.
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Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Bowler/Gresham junior Noah Bestul gets tackled during the Cats’ 54-12 loss to Wausaukee on Friday.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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Bowler/Gresham was held to just four first downs against Wausaukee on Friday, leading to a 54-12 loss in the Cats’ final MONLPC game of the season at Bowler. Two fumbles in the first three drives set the Cats (0-8) up to a slow start. Wausaukee turned both turnovers into touchdowns. Bowler/... + continue reading

Photo by Jenny Kadonsky Shawano Community High School junior Roman Purull runs the ball during the Hawks’ 16-13 overtime loss at New London on Friday.
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Photo by Jenny Kadonsky Shawano Community High School sophomore Brayden Dickelman runs the ball during the Hawks’ 16-13 overtime loss at New London on Friday.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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New London defeated Shawano 16-13 in overtime in Bay Conference play on Friday, ending the Hawks’ hopes for a spot in the WIAA playoffs. The loss ended the Hawks’ season, but head coach Alan Tomow said he is proud of the improvement his team brought to Shawano football. “I’m very proud of how... + continue reading

Photo by Carol Wagner Michelle Frechette is a breast cancer survivor. She is shown with, from left, back row, her son Garrison, husband, Gary, son Bode; front row, sons Logan and Aloysius. A daughter, Marina, is away at college.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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In December 2014, Michelle Frechette found breast cancer from a self-examination. It was a very small lump that had already spread to her lymph nodes. She recalled how she got the news in a phone call. “I stopped mopping the bathroom floor and took a deep breath,” she said. Frechette, a... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Shawano Community High School volleyball players, from left, senior Nicole Hoefs, sophomore Kyra Klement and senior Averi Vomastic set up on defense during Tuesday’s sweep of Two Rivers in a WIAA Division 2 regional match. The Hawks play Oconto Falls next.
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Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Shawano Community High School senior Averi Vomastic and freshman Rachel Reed block during a WIAA Division 2 regional match on Tuesday. The Hawks swept Two Rivers to advance to the next round against Oconto Falls.

Contributed Photo Fire destroyed a hay barn at Matsche Farms Inc. in the town of Almon early Sunday morning. Damages were estimated at $600,000.

Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Bowler/Gresham senior Nathan Montez runs the ball during Friday’s 54-12 loss to Wausaukee.
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Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Bowler/Gresham junior Noah Bestul gets tackled during the Cats’ 54-12 loss to Wausaukee on Friday.

Photo by Jenny Kadonsky Shawano Community High School junior Roman Purull runs the ball during the Hawks’ 16-13 overtime loss at New London on Friday.
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Photo by Jenny Kadonsky Shawano Community High School sophomore Brayden Dickelman runs the ball during the Hawks’ 16-13 overtime loss at New London on Friday.

Photo by Carol Wagner Michelle Frechette is a breast cancer survivor. She is shown with, from left, back row, her son Garrison, husband, Gary, son Bode; front row, sons Logan and Aloysius. A daughter, Marina, is away at college.

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Contributed Photo Fire destroyed a hay barn at Matsche Farms Inc. in the town of Almon early Sunday morning. Damages were estimated at $600,000.
Wednesday, 18/10/17
A hay barn in the town of Almon was destroyed by fire Sunday morning. The Shawano County Sheriff’s Department said a call came in at 4:13 a.m. reporting a fire at Matsche Farms Inc. at N9035 River Road, about 5 miles from Birnamwood. The barn was full of high quality hay purchased from Canada... + continue reading
Wednesday, 18/10/17
Shawano School District has set a goal of significantly increasing its scores on the annual state school report card. The district wants to have a score of 73 on the report card by 2021, which would mean the district is “exceeding expectations.” Currently, the district has a score of 64.8, and... + continue reading
Wednesday, 18/10/17
Nearly three years after eliminating the position, the Shawano Police Department is bringing back the post of police captain in the first significant command structure change under new Police Chief Dan Mauel. Mauel said the position, which serves as second in command at the department, is being... + continue reading
Wednesday, 18/10/17
Shawano Police Department Oct. 16 Police logged 38 incidents, including the following: Theft — A vehicle was reported broken into in the 500 block of East Fifth Street. Theft — Police responded to a property theft complaint in the 600 block of Wolf River Avenue. Accident — Police... + continue reading
Tuesday, 17/10/17
Shawano Police Department Oct. 15 Police logged 22 incidents, including the following: Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of East Fifth Street. Disorderly — Police responded to an intoxicated person complaint in the 700 block of South Main Street.... + continue reading

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Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Shawano Community High School volleyball players, from left, senior Nicole Hoefs, sophomore Kyra Klement and senior Averi Vomastic set up on defense during Tuesday’s sweep of Two Rivers in a WIAA Division 2 regional match. The Hawks play Oconto Falls next.
Wednesday, 18/10/17
Shawano repeatedly attacked Two Rivers’ open court to clinch a sweep in the first round of a WIAA Division 2 regional on Tuesday. The fourth-seeded Hawks trampled the 13-seeded Purple Raiders 25-9... + continue reading

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Saturday, 14/10/17
Recently, my son, Dan, and I talked about his plans for deer hunting. Dan lives in Neenah, and he hunts in Wescott’s mooseyard. When his grandpa, Clarence Marquardt, was living, he routinely hunted... + continue reading

Contributed Photo Lorna Marquardt’s cousins, Elaine (Buettner) Knope and her sister, Carol, hang out doll clothes on wash day in this photo taken in the early 1950s.
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Contributed Photo Author and speaker Michele Borba discusses topics such as empathy, character and resilience with Bonduel School District teachers and staff Sept. 29.
Thursday, 12/10/17
The Bonduel School District hosted award-winning author and speaker Michele Borba for two sessions last month. Borba addressed parents and community members on Sept. 28, and met with teachers and... + continue reading

Contributed Photo Bonduel Middle/High School Students of the Month are, from left, front row, Malaina Karpinski, Kayla Ann Wagester, Madison Vandenbush, Alison Renner, Gabriella Fioranelli; back row, Trevor Zahn, Rome Brunette, Cole Anderson, Gideon Hyzer, McKenzie Wollenberg, Althea Berry, Grace Tubutis, Derrick Folkman.
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