Leader file photo Bowler’s Ezra Spencer drives with the basketball during last year’s game against Menominee Indian. Spencer was a second-team all-conference selection a season ago.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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Coming off a first-place finish in the Central Wisconsin Conference-North Division, the Gresham Community High School boys basketball team will have some new faces leading the charge this upcoming season. The Wildcats must find a way to replace both Drew Haffner and Todd Otradovec, who were each... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Shawano Community High School juniors, from left, Ethan Bolin, Kelsi Nick and Chloe Krueger work on some research for an assignment Friday afternoon at the school library. The high school, among most other area schools, received a passing grade from the state’s 2018 report cards.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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Most area school district officials received the good news this week that they’re passing the state standards, according to the 2018 report cards released by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Four districts received four-star ratings, which means they exceeded the state’s... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski College of Menominee Nation students reenact the day that the Menominee Restoration Act was signed on Dec. 22, 1973, which is shown in a black-and-white image in the background, in a scene from the play ““Menominee Restoration Day: Reader’s Theatre That Helps Us Remember.” Shown at the signing are, from left, back row, Curtis Wilhelmi, Lillian Martinez, Natalie Ninham, Brandon Boyd and Adrienne Tucker; front row, Thomas Seidler and Evelynn Grignon.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The day that the Menominee Nation was terminated as a federally recognized tribe was a dark day in history for the Menominee people, while the day the tribe’s federal rights were restored was a day of joy. Many of the elders remember the tumultuous period when the tribe wasn’t recognized and the... + continue reading

Leader file photo Shawano’s Nick Grignon drives to the basket in a game against Xavier last season. Grignon hopes to provide senior leadership to a young Hawks roster.
Friday, November 16, 2018
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The Shawano Community High School boys basketball team enters the 2018-19 season knowing it has a young roster with a limited amount of varsity experience on it, but that doesn’t mean the Hawks lack any confidence. After posting a 4-10 record in the rugged Bay Conference a season ago, Shawano... + continue reading

Leader photo by Greg Millis A cat does what it can to hang in there while perched over 40 feet up in a tree on Homewood Avenue. Although there are many cats living in the wild in the Shawano area, the Shawano Humane Society reports that many pet cats live indoor-outdoor lives and are not necessarily lost. Lost or not, this cat did not sound happy to be where it was.
Friday, November 16, 2018
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It’s snowing hard. Outside, a forlorn stray cat hunkers next to a shed. What do you do? The response for taking care of a stray animal depends on where the animal is and whether the finder is able to capture it. Lisa Mastey, assistant shelter manager for the Shawano Humane Society, 1290... + continue reading

Leader file photo Bowler’s Ezra Spencer drives with the basketball during last year’s game against Menominee Indian. Spencer was a second-team all-conference selection a season ago.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Shawano Community High School juniors, from left, Ethan Bolin, Kelsi Nick and Chloe Krueger work on some research for an assignment Friday afternoon at the school library. The high school, among most other area schools, received a passing grade from the state’s 2018 report cards.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski College of Menominee Nation students reenact the day that the Menominee Restoration Act was signed on Dec. 22, 1973, which is shown in a black-and-white image in the background, in a scene from the play ““Menominee Restoration Day: Reader’s Theatre That Helps Us Remember.” Shown at the signing are, from left, back row, Curtis Wilhelmi, Lillian Martinez, Natalie Ninham, Brandon Boyd and Adrienne Tucker; front row, Thomas Seidler and Evelynn Grignon.

Leader file photo Shawano’s Nick Grignon drives to the basket in a game against Xavier last season. Grignon hopes to provide senior leadership to a young Hawks roster.

Leader photo by Greg Millis A cat does what it can to hang in there while perched over 40 feet up in a tree on Homewood Avenue. Although there are many cats living in the wild in the Shawano area, the Shawano Humane Society reports that many pet cats live indoor-outdoor lives and are not necessarily lost. Lost or not, this cat did not sound happy to be where it was.

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Wednesday, 21/11/18
The Shawano School District has passed its 2018 audit with very few things to adjust, a feat acknowledged by school officials as extraordinary since the district is working with a new auditing firm. However, the Shawano School Board will wait until its next meeting Dec. 5 to accept the audit... + continue reading
Wednesday, 21/11/18
An incident involving weapons and a confrontation about a dog has resulted in convictions for two Keshena men. Bobby Joe Sanapaw, 33, and Jeremy Fish, 34, both of Keshena, recently received sentences after convictions for firearms offenses on the Menominee Indian Reservation, announced Matthew D... + continue reading
Wednesday, 21/11/18
A Monday night house fire in the town of Seneca displaced eight people from their home, according to the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities were called to the blaze on Ballpark Road about 11 p.m. All eight occupants got out safely, the sheriff’s department said. The Bowler... + continue reading
Saturday, 17/11/18
A confluence of unrelated events led to a nervous morning Thursday at Shawano Community High School as school district officials scrambled to reassure parents their children were safe. The day started with a fiber optic outage that knocked out the high school’s internet and phone service. In... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Shawano Community High School juniors, from left, Ethan Bolin, Kelsi Nick and Chloe Krueger work on some research for an assignment Friday afternoon at the school library. The high school, among most other area schools, received a passing grade from the state’s 2018 report cards.
Saturday, 17/11/18
Most area school district officials received the good news this week that they’re passing the state standards, according to the 2018 report cards released by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Four districts received four-star ratings, which means they exceeded the state’s... + continue reading

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Leader file photo Bowler’s Ezra Spencer drives with the basketball during last year’s game against Menominee Indian. Spencer was a second-team all-conference selection a season ago.
Wednesday, 21/11/18
Coming off a first-place finish in the Central Wisconsin Conference-North Division, the Gresham Community High School boys basketball team will have some new faces leading the charge this upcoming... + continue reading

Leader file photo Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s Kody Szews prepares to go up for a shot against Northland Pines last year. Szews is one of just three returning Chargers players with significant varsity experience.
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Saturday, 10/11/18
On Sunday, we pay tribute to our veterans, the people who chose to put their lives on hold to fight for our freedom. They are the ones who went toward the battle as others fled. They are the ones who... + continue reading

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Contributed Photo Sergeant First Class Lori Mathwich, a retired 21-year member of the U.S. Army, stands with her oldest son, Wyatt, a third-grade student at Sacred Heart Catholic School, following the school’s ceremony Nov. 16.
Wednesday, 21/11/18
Sacred Heart Catholic School students and staff honored local veterans Nov. 16 with a special ceremony. The all-school assembly included reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of the... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski College of Menominee Nation students reenact the day that the Menominee Restoration Act was signed on Dec. 22, 1973, which is shown in a black-and-white image in the background, in a scene from the play ““Menominee Restoration Day: Reader’s Theatre That Helps Us Remember.” Shown at the signing are, from left, back row, Curtis Wilhelmi, Lillian Martinez, Natalie Ninham, Brandon Boyd and Adrienne Tucker; front row, Thomas Seidler and Evelynn Grignon.
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