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Jul

Clintonville man killed in Waupaca County rollover

A 27-year-old Clintonville man was killed in a rollover accident just after midnight in the town of Matteson, the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department reported.

The crash occurred on Jepson Road north of Anton Road.

The driver was identified as Tyler Pfefferle.

The truck had been traveling southbound on Jepson Road, entered the west ditch of the roadway, overturned, and came to rest upside down in the west ditch, according to the sheriff’s department.

Authorities responded to a 911 call reporting the crash at 12:01 a.m.

Pfefferle was ejected from the truck during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Waupaca County medical examiner. He was the only occupant of the truck.

Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office, Marion Police Department, Embarrass Fire Department, and Clintonville Area Ambulance initially responded to the scene.

Fri
19
Jul

INTERNET OUTAGE

A temporary ban on credit and debit cards meant business was “a lot slower” at The Store, a gas station and convenience store at 404 E. Green Bay St., Shawano, said cashier Rachel Ebert, right. She handled a cash transaction from Leslie Jarchow during the internet/telecommunications outage in Shawano on Wednesday afternoon. Phone and internet service was down in the Shawano, Clintonville and Marion areas for about five hours, about 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Wednesday. The cause has yet to be released. Jim Davel, Shawano County emergency management director, said the outage was due to a fiber cable that was cut. He didn’t have any more details as of press time but added the outage did not affect the county’s 911 emergency system.

Thu
18
Jul

Osprey chick returns home


Leader photo by Carol Ryczek Cam Gardner, WE Energies lead lineman, holds the osprey chick as The Feather’s Mike Young attaches a band to its leg. The band was added before the chick was returned to its nest at the Shawano Lake Golf Club on Thursday.

An osprey chick played through at the Shawano Lake Golf Club on Thursday and found itself safely perched high above the course, next to its nest mate, with its parents circling nearby.

The bird was returned to its nest on a platform at electric-pole height, thanks to the efforts of the Shawano Lake Golf Club, two bird rescue societies and WE Energies.

The unnamed chick had been found Wednesday by Rob Schroeder, a maintenance grounds worker at the golf club. Club general manager Matt Schroder called a bird rescue operation in Antigo, who referred him to The Feather Wildlife Rehab/ Education Center in New London.

The Feather does a lot of work with ospreys, according to Pat Fisher, who was one of the Feather members bringing the chick back to Shawano. She said it appeared that the chick had fallen from the nest, though it was impossible to say for certain. What she knew was that the chick needed to be returned to its parent to survive.

Thu
18
Jul

Powers recalled as strong public servant


Cliff Powers

Clifford Anthony Powers, a long-time public official in the Town of Angelica, Pulaski School District, farm organizations and the Shawano County Board died July 13 at Forest Glen in Seymour.

He was 85.

Rich Ferfecki, current Town of Angelica chair and county board member, remembers Powers as a mentor.

“When he got off the county board, he sort of guided me into it,” said Ferfecki, who was first elected to the county board in 2012.

Powers served on the county board for 16 years and was a member of the highway, public safety and human services committees. Ferfecki noted that Powers was deeply involved in building the new jail. Powers also served for nine years on the Pulaski School Board and was a director of the Pulaski-Chase Cooperative for four years. He was a supervisor on the Town of Angelica board for 12 years.

Thu
18
Jul

Students pumped over city water system tour


Photo by David Wilhelms Patrick Bergner, Shawano water and sewer foreman, guides a group of high school students from the Menominee Indian, Gresham and Shawano school districts on a July 11 tour of the city’s water system. The students are part of a Sustainability Leadership Cohort through the College of Menominee Nation.

Residents of Shawano use about 1.5 million gallons of water daily and there’s a lot that goes on before the turn of the tap.

The city’s water supply comes from four groundwater wells drilled in Cambrian sandstone, said Patrick Bergner, Shawano’s water and sewer foreman. The city distributes and stores its water through 58 miles of water main, 981 valves, two reservoirs and one water tower.

Bergner said about 400,000 gallons are pumped out and replaced each day at the reservoir. The tank, built in 1970, is inspected every five years and drained and inspected on the 10th year, he added.

The water tower, at a height of 129 feet, provides the pressure that keeps the taps flowing. Its 500,000 gallons of water are drained to about 33% of capacity and then refilled, usually happening three times per day, Bergner said.

Thu
18
Jul

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

July 17

Police logged 42 incidents, including the following:

Fleeing — A vehicle fled from a traffic stop at Fifth and Sawyer streets. The officer terminated the pursuit after he lost sight of the vehicle while northbound on Main Street. The pursuit distance was 0.9 mile and the speed was 70 mph. The investigation is on-going to try and determine who the driver is.

Disturbance — A charge of battery/domestic is being referred to the DA for a 26-year-old Shawano man who fled from a domestic disturbance before officers arrived in the 100 block of Acorn Street.

Juvenile — Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 100 block of Woodlawn Drive.

Trespass — Trespassing was reported at The Gathering, 2600 E. Richmond St.

Harassment — Police responded to a harassment complaint in the 900 block of South Washington Street.

Assault — Police investigated an assault complaint at Fifth and Franklin streets.

Wed
17
Jul

SONGS AND STORIES


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Edi Cornelius-Grosskopf, center, signs a book while standing between Holly Zander and Dan Labby during a presentation she gave on “Traveling Home: Blessed by Spirit Songs” on Saturday at Beans and Books in Shawano. The author is working on providing a comprehensive look into Oneida history and culture with the book.

Shawano resident Edi Cornelius-Grosskopf was told stories by her mother about a journey to Indian boarding schools and the return back home to Wisconsin, and she never forgot them.

Cornelius-Grosskopf knew from the time that she was young that she wanted to put her mother’s history into some kind of book, but it took turning 60 to really motivate her to start the book.

“My father died when he was 61, and my brother died when he was 61,” Cornelius-Grosskopf said. “I thought, I’d better write this book before I turn 61 or I might not make it.”

That revelation came about seven years ago, but Cornelius-Grosskopf is still alive and kicking today, and her book “Traveling Home: Blessed by Spirit Songs,” is now a reality, sharing the tales of how Alice, her mother, dealt with hardships and overcame obstacles as an Oneida woman growing up in the early 1900s.

Wed
17
Jul

Search continues for Bonduel man in Ashland County


Contributed photo A photo of Richard Dilabio, Bonduel, was taken at the Kwik Trip in Park Falls on July 9 and released by the Ashland County Sheriff’s Department. Dilabio was reported missing since July 12.

The search continues for a Bonduel man in Ashland County.

Richard J. Dilabio checked into an Ashland County campground on July 10. He was reported missing on July 12.

According to the sheriff’s office, agencies are conducting ground searches in the area with dog teams from Sawyer County Search and Rescue and St. Louis County Search and Rescue. They have no new leads at this time.

On July 12, at about 9:30 a.m., the Ashland County 911 Communications Center received a telephone call from a U.S. Forest Service park ranger reporting a camper was unaccounted for at the East Twin Lake campground in the township of Gordon, just north of Clam Lake.

Sheriff’s deputies responded and assisted the U.S. Forest Service with an initial search of the area.

Wed
17
Jul

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

July 16

Police logged 24 incidents, including the following:

Trespass — Trespassing was reported in the 700 block of South Cleveland Street.

Disturbance — Police responded to a report of a fight in progress in the 300 block of Lakeland Road.

Disorderly — Disorderly conduct was reported in the 200 block of West Lieg Avenue.

Auto Theft — A vehicle was reported stolen in the 200 block of East Maurer Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

July 16

Deputies logged 43 incidents, including the following:

Wed
17
Jul

USDA extends flood reporting deadline

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending the deadline for agricultural producers in states impacted by spring flooding and heavy moisture. The new Monday deadline applies to producers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and 10 other states for reporting spring-seeded crops to USDA’s Farm Service Agency county offices and crop insurance agents.

“These are challenging times for farmers, and we are here to help,” said Bill Northey, USDA undersecretary for farm production and conservation. “This deadline extension is part of our broader effort to increase program flexibility and reduce overall regulatory burden for producers who are having to make some tough choices for their operations.”

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