Leader Photo by Greg Mellis Following Thursday’s funeral, April Kleczka reflects on the loss of her husband, Justin Kleczka, as she sits in their Shawano home. Photos and memories of their five children hang on the living room wall. Despite the sudden and tragic loss, April wants the community to know and remember the loving and generous husband and father.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
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For Justin Kleczka’s widow April, it’s how he lived, and not how he left this world, that matters. Together with Justin since the pair met in their late teens while working together at the local Hardee’s, what started out as a romance where she was unsure of his interest blossomed into a family... + continue reading

Leader file photo Kyle Finger has had a monster summer at the plate for the Clintonville Legion baseball team.
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Leader file photo Wyatt Erb has been a strikeout machine from the mound for the Bonduel Legion baseball team this summer.
Friday, July 13, 2018
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The Clintonville and Bonduel Legion baseball teams have each enjoyed strong summer seasons and each hold high aspirations for the postseason. Bonduel’s Wyatt Erb and Clintonville’s Kyle Finger have played big roles in the success of their respective teams and were recently honored with roster... + continue reading

Photo by Grace Kirchner The ribbon cutting was held Wednesday afternoon for the new wastewater treatment plant in Clintonville. Among the attendees are, from left, Sharon Eveland, city adminstrator; state Sen. Robert Cowles; Paul Rades, wastewater operator; Mayor Richard Beggs; Emma Buttke, of U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher’s office; state Rep. Gary Tauchen; Dave Tichinel, water and wastewater manager; and Frank Ferseto, of USDA Rural Development.
Friday, July 13, 2018
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An open house and ribbon cutting was held Wednesday for the new $10 million wastewater treatment plant in Clintonville. The city of Clintonville has provided wastewater treatment since the 1950s. The plant had operated well since the 1990 upgrade, but several pieces of equipment needed... + continue reading

Leader photo by Morgan Rode Gavin Scheurer rips a two-run single to center in Wittenberg’s 11-run sixth inning.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
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The Wittenberg and Marion/Tigerton Legion baseball teams met for the second time this summer on Tuesday in Tigerton. The second meeting between the teams was nothing like the first, a game in which Wittenberg used balanced hitting and a strong outing on the mound to cruise to a 9-0 win. This... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski In addition to the dance workshop, the Realize Your Dream workshop on Wednesday included a band clinic where children wrote their own compositions that were later performed by Kids From Wisconsin cast members.
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Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski A group of younger children ages 7-10 performs a dance routine at the end of the Realize Your Dream workshop on Wednesday.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Local children who always wanted to perform on stage or come up with their own song got to realize their dreams Wednesday as the Kids From Wisconsin rolled into Shawano. The Kids hosted a Realize Your Dream workshop for children ages 7-14 where some kids learned a dance routine from this year’s... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Greg Mellis Following Thursday’s funeral, April Kleczka reflects on the loss of her husband, Justin Kleczka, as she sits in their Shawano home. Photos and memories of their five children hang on the living room wall. Despite the sudden and tragic loss, April wants the community to know and remember the loving and generous husband and father.

Leader file photo Kyle Finger has had a monster summer at the plate for the Clintonville Legion baseball team.
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Leader file photo Wyatt Erb has been a strikeout machine from the mound for the Bonduel Legion baseball team this summer.

Photo by Grace Kirchner The ribbon cutting was held Wednesday afternoon for the new wastewater treatment plant in Clintonville. Among the attendees are, from left, Sharon Eveland, city adminstrator; state Sen. Robert Cowles; Paul Rades, wastewater operator; Mayor Richard Beggs; Emma Buttke, of U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher’s office; state Rep. Gary Tauchen; Dave Tichinel, water and wastewater manager; and Frank Ferseto, of USDA Rural Development.

Leader photo by Morgan Rode Gavin Scheurer rips a two-run single to center in Wittenberg’s 11-run sixth inning.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski In addition to the dance workshop, the Realize Your Dream workshop on Wednesday included a band clinic where children wrote their own compositions that were later performed by Kids From Wisconsin cast members.
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Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski A group of younger children ages 7-10 performs a dance routine at the end of the Realize Your Dream workshop on Wednesday.

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Leader Photo by Greg Mellis Following Thursday’s funeral, April Kleczka reflects on the loss of her husband, Justin Kleczka, as she sits in their Shawano home. Photos and memories of their five children hang on the living room wall. Despite the sudden and tragic loss, April wants the community to know and remember the loving and generous husband and father.
Saturday, 14/07/18
For Justin Kleczka’s widow April, it’s how he lived, and not how he left this world, that matters. Together with Justin since the pair met in their late teens while working together at the local Hardee’s, what started out as a romance where she was unsure of his interest blossomed into a family... + continue reading
Saturday, 14/07/18
Shawano police have completed their end of an investigation into the motorcycle crash Sunday that took the life of 31-year-old Justin Kleczka of Shawano, but toxicology results and a full accident scene reconstruction are still pending from other agencies, according to Police Chief Dan Mauel.... + continue reading
Saturday, 14/07/18
Though Joe Dawidziak has only been on the job for a week, the seasoned educator is excited to be in charge of the Bonduel School District and happy to be working in Shawano County. A seasoned educator with prior experience in teaching, administration and work as a superintendent before taking... + continue reading
Saturday, 14/07/18
A Shawano County committee this week recommended the hiring of a retiring army colonel and Shawano native to take over as emergency management director. James Davel was unanimously approved by the public safety committee after two interviews. The recommendation will go the administrative... + continue reading

Contributed photo Pauline and Dan Johnson, of Tigerton, are growing mushrooms as a way to ease into retirement.
Saturday, 14/07/18
Some people have no idea what they plan to do with their retirement years. Others, like Dan and Pauline Johnson, of Tigerton, find a hobby that turns into a full-time business. About 3 1/2 years ago, a neighbor approached the Johnsons about growing mushrooms. The neighbor was growing microgreens... + continue reading

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Saturday, 14/07/18
After a summer season filled with practices and games, American Legion baseball teams around the state are making their final preparations for the start of regionals, which open July 20 for most... + continue reading
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Saturday, 14/07/18
During our lifetime, each of us had others who did something or said something that influenced us, motivated us or in some way helped shape our life. I hope you will take a few minutes to think about... + continue reading

Contributed Photo The Stubborn Brothers are hoping to replicate this historic marquee that was connected to the Crescent Theater in the 1900s. The anticipated cost is $50,000, but the funding has not been raised yet.
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Friday, 13/07/18
FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative announced that Collin Wussow, of Cecil, is a 2018 FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative scholarship recipient. The cooperative recently awarded over $12,500 in scholarships to 16... + continue reading

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