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Wed
16
Aug

Prevea’s new Shawano clinic under way


Leader Photo by Scott Williams Ethyn Peterson of Northern Concrete Construction Inc. works in an excavated area Tuesday as concrete pouring begins for the foundation of a new Prevea Health clinic in Shawano.

Leader Photo by Scott Williams Greg Bielinski of Northern Concrete Construction Inc. works on pouring concrete Tuesday for the foundation of a new Prevea Health clinic at 1276 E. Green Bay St., Shawano.

Prevea Health has launched construction of a new Shawano walk-in clinic that could be serving patients in the area by next April.

Crews have cleared the former site of Anello’s Torch Lite restaurant, 1276 E. Green Bay St., and have started work on the foundation for the nearly 10,000-square-foot clinic.

Green Bay-based Prevea Health is branching out into Shawano County to improve services for customers throughout the region.

Prevea President and CEO Ashok Rai said construction has started without any hitches, and the health care provider has enjoyed a warm welcome from people in the Shawano area.

“We are very excited to be a part of the Shawano community,” Rai said. “Everyone deserves high-quality health care that is close to home, and we are honored to soon be able to provide our services to the Shawano area.”

Wed
16
Aug

Bowler girl injured fending off pit bull attack

An 11-year-old girl protecting her 2-year-old brother suffered several bites from an attacking pit bull in Bowler on Saturday, according to the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department.

“Her bravery may have saved her brother’s life,” Sheriff Adam Bieber said.

Dispatchers received a 911 call of a dog attacking an 11-year-old child in the village shortly before 1 p.m.

Stockbridge-Munsee police were dispatched because they were closer to the incident than sheriff’s deputies at the time, Bieber said.

In the meantime, witnesses were able to get the pit bull off the girl using a baseball bat.

According to witnesses, the girl was walking down the street with her brother when the dog attacked and she put herself between her brother and the dog to protect him.

The dog bit the girl and then headed for the girl’s brother, but she yelled to divert the dog’s attention.

Wed
16
Aug

‘No wipes in the pipes’


Photo by Grace Kirchner Dave Tichinel, center, Clintonville water and wastewater manager, leads a group of city officials on a tour of the new wastewater treatment plant under construction.

Dave Tichinel, water/wastewater manager for the city of Clintonville, is asking residents to refrain from flushing wipes down the toilet.

City Administrator Sharon Eveland, meanwhile, has added a new reminder to the city’s Facebook page: “No wipes in the pipes.”

During a recent tour with city officials of the wastewater treatment plant that is under construction, Tichinel said wipes have become a major problem for the utility.

“The worst thing is the disposable wipes,” he said. “Don’t flush them down the toilet. We need to get that word out, and that’s something that goes into our utility bill. The wipes are to be disposed of in the garbage. Flushing them down the toilet will plug the pumps up faster than anything.”

Wed
16
Aug

Community will be enlisted in drafting downtown plan

Community input will be a key component of efforts to draft a new master plan for downtown Shawano, according to city officials.

The project will be overseen by Madison-based planning consultant Vierbacher, which was hired by the Shawano Redevelopment Authority, but will largely depend on the input from an ad hoc citizens committee.

The plan approved by the RDA on Thursday would include “a new vision and identity for the downtown” that would highlight the area as a pedestrian friendly destination spot, recommend highest and best uses for downtown properties, seek to preserve historic and community-significant buildings, set standards for site and building design, and develop an implementation plan to help the city achieve its goals.

The project is expected to take about six months and will begin with the creation of a citizen steering committee.

Wed
16
Aug

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Aug. 14

Police logged 21 incidents, including the following:

Suspicious — Police responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint at Shawano Community High School, 220 County Road B.

Assault — A sexual assault complaint was under investigation.

Vandalism — A mailbox was reported vandalized in the 200 block of North Airport Drive.

Fraud — Police investigated a telephone scam complaint in the 300 block of Willow Wood Street.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of North Main Street.

Juvenile — Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 200 block of East Richmond Street.

Burglary — An attempted burglary was reported in the 400 block of West Division Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Aug. 14

Deputies logged 36 incidents, including the following:

Tue
15
Aug

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Aug. 13

Police logged 19 incidents, including the following:

Warrant — A 27-year-old man was arrested on a warrant in the 1200 block of East Green Bay Street.

OAR — A 35-year-old man was cited for operating after revocation at Lakeland Road and Richmond Street.

Hit and Run — Police responded to a property damage hit-and-run on Green Bay Street at Rusch Road.

Shoplifting — Charlie’s County Market, 521 S. Main St., reported a shoplifting incident.

Aug. 12

Police logged 25 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Police responded to a report of a fight in progress at the Four Seasons, 201 N. Airport Drive.

Auto Theft — A vehicle with the keys left inside was reported stolen in the 800 block of Oak Street.

Juvenile — Police responded to a juvenile problem at Sturgeon Park, 811 S. Water St.

Sat
12
Aug

Wrongful death suit filed in crash that killed 3 teens

The parents of two teens killed in a 2014 crash filed a wrongful death suit this week against the driver of the car and his parents.

Ryan Swadner, 20, swerved to avoid another vehicle stopped in his path on state Highway 22 in Belle Plaine and lost control on a gravel shoulder. The Ford Mustang he was driving crossed into the path of an oncoming sport utility vehicle and was hit broadside, according to the accident report.

Two Shawano Community High School seniors, 17-year-old Cody Borsche and 18-year-old Tyler Welch, were pronounced dead at the scene. A Bonduel High School sophomore, 15-year-old Paige Brunette, was transported to Shawano Medical Center for medical attention and later died.

The suit filed by Cody’s parents, Wayne and Wanda Borsche, and Tyler’s parents, Timothy and Janie Welch, asks for punitive damages in an amount to be determined by a jury, along with court costs and legal fees.

Sat
12
Aug

LOTTERY FEVER TIMES TWO


Leader Photo by Scott Williams Jeanette Perez, left, watches while store manager Joan Cerveny prints off Perez’s lottery tickets Friday at Auto Prep Center convenience store in downtown Shawano.

A unique conversion of two jumbo-sized jackpots had Shawano-area lottery players Friday enjoying twice the thrill and dreaming doubly big.

State lottery officials said it was the first time ever that both the Powerball and Mega Millions games offered jackpots surpassing $350 million simultaneously.

“I think it’s exciting,” said April Chalfant, a clerk at Lakeside Mobil convenience store in Cecil, where ticket sales were brisk among gamblers chasing both jackpots.

Powerball normally is the more popular game, Chalfant said, but the phenomenon of two eye-popping prizes side by side was prompting many players to double down, taking their chances on both games. And few people were playing it conservative by purchasing just one or two tickets.

“They buy a lot more,” she said. “They just come in and ask, ‘Did somebody win that yet?’”

Nobody had drawn a winning ticket since April 28 in Mega Millions or since June 10 in Powerball, officials said.

Sat
12
Aug

Teen missing in Marion area


Contributed Photo Andrew Robinson, 15, did not show up for football practice Wednesday and has not been seen by his family since. Family members have posted to social media, but there have been no sightings as of early Friday afternoon.

Family members of a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing are reaching out to the community hoping he can be found safely.

Andrew Robinson was last seen by his family members on Wednesday at the family home near Marion. Robinson was supposed to be at football practice on Wednesday but did not show up and never returned home, according to his older sister, Alyssa Selle.

A gray Toyota truck with dog kennels and buckets in the back is also missing, according to Selle. She said the vehicle, which has the license plate MA4507, was seen Wednesday near an ATV park in Tigerton and was also seen in the Bowler area that afternoon.

Robinson is 5 feet, 7 inches, weighing between 150-160 pounds, Selle said. He is of Filipino descent with dark hair and dark brown eyes. He wears a gold watch and has an earring in both ears.

Selle added that her brother is a wrestler, so he’s more muscular than an average boy his age.

Sat
12
Aug

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Aug. 10

Police logged 21 incidents, including the following:

Suspicious — Police responded to a suspicious person complaint at Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St.

OAR — A 46-year-old Gillett woman was cited for operating after revocation in the 500 block of Lakeland Road.

Suspicious — Police responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint at Huckleberry Harbor, 222 N. Sawyer St.

Juvenile — Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 1600 block of Estates Lane.

Theft — Money and cigarettes were reported stolen in the 100 block of Prairie Street.

Shoplifting — Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St., reported a shoplifting incident.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Aug. 10

Deputies logged 34 incidents, including the following:

Warrant — A 23-year-old woman was taken into custody on a warrant on Golfview Road in Cecil.

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