Leader photo by Carol Ryczek A car show took all the parking in the 200 block of South Main Street during ShawanoFest on Saturday. The annual event included the car show, crafters, food trucks and music.
Monday, July 15, 2019
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Street food, music and a lot of inflatable fun brought crowds to Shawano downtown’s ShawanoFest on Saturday. New activities on Main Street and the nearby Franklin Park were part of the plan for this year, according to Lindsay Johnson, Shawano business improvement coordinator and one of the... + continue reading

Contributed Photo Konnor Wilinski wins his first IMCA Modified feature of the season Saturday at Shawano Speedway. The first-place finish moved him into a tie atop the standings.
Monday, July 15, 2019
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Halloween at the Half Mile had no tricks, just treats for Nick Anvelink, Konnor Wilinski, Travis VanStraten, Jordan Bartz and Kevin Bice. Anvelink won his third Late Model feature in a row and sixth overall on the year. Wilinski scored his first feature of the season and moved into a tie atop... + continue reading

Leader photo by Carol Ryczek Kastle Zook, left, Otto Woods and Katie Woods encounter a hognose snake at a Zombie visit to the Shawano Public Library on Tuesday.
Friday, July 12, 2019
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Kids, parents, grandparents, teachers, friends, animal lovers of all ages, skinks and dragons crowded together on Tuesday at the Shawano Public Library when staff and creatures from the NEW Zoo and Adventure Park paid a visit. Over 100 children and adults were on hand for the presentation.... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Charlie Bucket, played by George Buerer, races around excitedly after he finds the fifth and final golden ticket just in time for the tour of the chocolate factory during the first act of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.” The classic tale, set in modern times, showcases Charlie’s progression from being a child in an impoverished family to owner of amazing candy empire.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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The Box in the Wood Theatre Guild hopes that its latest production, “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka,” really hits the sweet spot with audiences. Patrons should not expect the stage musical to be a carbon copy of the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” which was itself based on Dahl’s... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Denise Sweet, right, a former Wisconsin poet laureate, talks about the importance of protecting rivers during Sunday’s concert at Veterans Park in Keshena prior to reading a poem about water. Standing behind Sweet is Colleen Dodge, one of the concert organizers recognized by Sweet for her tireless efforts.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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Residents in and around Keshena enjoyed an afternoon of singing and storytelling Sunday at Veterans Park, where the tales centered around a valuable resource — water. Musicians Wade Fernandez, Skip Jones, Dan Robinson and Missy and Bob Tucker kept people’s spirits up with singing and spoken word... + continue reading

Leader photo by Carol Ryczek A car show took all the parking in the 200 block of South Main Street during ShawanoFest on Saturday. The annual event included the car show, crafters, food trucks and music.

Contributed Photo Konnor Wilinski wins his first IMCA Modified feature of the season Saturday at Shawano Speedway. The first-place finish moved him into a tie atop the standings.

Leader photo by Carol Ryczek Kastle Zook, left, Otto Woods and Katie Woods encounter a hognose snake at a Zombie visit to the Shawano Public Library on Tuesday.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Charlie Bucket, played by George Buerer, races around excitedly after he finds the fifth and final golden ticket just in time for the tour of the chocolate factory during the first act of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.” The classic tale, set in modern times, showcases Charlie’s progression from being a child in an impoverished family to owner of amazing candy empire.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Denise Sweet, right, a former Wisconsin poet laureate, talks about the importance of protecting rivers during Sunday’s concert at Veterans Park in Keshena prior to reading a poem about water. Standing behind Sweet is Colleen Dodge, one of the concert organizers recognized by Sweet for her tireless efforts.

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Leader photo by Carol Ryczek A car show took all the parking in the 200 block of South Main Street during ShawanoFest on Saturday. The annual event included the car show, crafters, food trucks and music.
Monday, 15/07/19
Street food, music and a lot of inflatable fun brought crowds to Shawano downtown’s ShawanoFest on Saturday. New activities on Main Street and the nearby Franklin Park were part of the plan for this year, according to Lindsay Johnson, Shawano business improvement coordinator and one of the... + continue reading
Saturday, 13/07/19
Five teenagers are in custody and facing multiple felony charges in connection with a home invasion that took place in the city Wednesday night, Shawano police said Saturday. Officers Brian Burkel and Brent Dilge were dispatched to the 600 block of South Maiden Lane at about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday... + continue reading
Friday, 12/07/19
The Shawano School District released its finalist list Thursday for filling the superintendent position being vacated by Gary Cumberland’s retirement. The Shawano School Board will interview three candidates next week in closed session, but the public will get the chance to meet them at a forum... + continue reading
Friday, 12/07/19
Rexford-Longfellow Elementary School’s designation as a historic building could change what the Clintonville School District plans to do if it holds another referendum, but not as much as some might think. Jennifer Lehrke, principal architect and historic preservation consultant with Legacy... + continue reading

Leader photo by Carol Ryczek Kastle Zook, left, Otto Woods and Katie Woods encounter a hognose snake at a Zombie visit to the Shawano Public Library on Tuesday.
Friday, 12/07/19
Kids, parents, grandparents, teachers, friends, animal lovers of all ages, skinks and dragons crowded together on Tuesday at the Shawano Public Library when staff and creatures from the NEW Zoo and Adventure Park paid a visit. Over 100 children and adults were on hand for the presentation.... + continue reading

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Contributed Photo Konnor Wilinski wins his first IMCA Modified feature of the season Saturday at Shawano Speedway. The first-place finish moved him into a tie atop the standings.
Monday, 15/07/19
Halloween at the Half Mile had no tricks, just treats for Nick Anvelink, Konnor Wilinski, Travis VanStraten, Jordan Bartz and Kevin Bice. Anvelink won his third Late Model feature in a row and... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Bonduel’s Parker Bohm, left, slides safely into home as Shawano’s Zach Erdmann applies the tag during the fourth inning of the team’s annual Fourth of July contest in Bonduel.
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Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Fans and coaches look on as Shawano’s Nick Grignon flies out to deep center field for the final out of a Fourth of July Legion contest in Bonduel.
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Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Shawano’s Zach Erdmann delivers a pitch during a Fourth of July Legion contest at Bonduel.
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Friday, 12/07/19
The first anniversary of the terrible newsroom attack in Annapolis, Maryland, passed by with minimal fanfare. In a way, it was rather refreshing, as we, as a society, seem to relish reliving dark... + continue reading

Schools

Thursday, 27/06/19
Bonduel Elementary School’s early childhood education program will be offering 3-year-old preschool instruction for the 2019-20 school year. Because a limited number of students are allowed,... + continue reading

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