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Wed
14
Feb

Mayoral candidates face off

The three candidates for Shawano mayor offered a variety of thoughts on how to make the city a better place to live on Tuesday during the only forum prior to next week’s primary election.

Incumbent Mayor Jeanne Cronce is fighting for a second term, facing challenges from retired businessman Jim Oberstein and retired police chief Ed Whealon. Cronce and Oberstein faced each other for the mayor’s seat in 2016, but she received 1,434 to Oberstein’s 1,290. This is Whealon’s first bid for public office.

Cronce said she has been a lifelong member of the Shawano community and was part of the Shawano School District for 34 years.

“As the mayor for the past year and a half, I have focused on the revitalization of the community,” she said.

She plans to focus on downtown redevelopment and said she would continue to work with the Redevelopment Authority to improve Shawano.

Wed
14
Feb

Police still seeking suspects in 2 armed robberies

Solving two armed robberies in as many months in the city of Shawano has become a top priority for Shawano police, according to Chief Dan Mauel, who said there are indications the same person could be responsible for both crimes.

A lone male suspect forced his way in through the front doors at Maurice’s, 170 Woodlawn Drive, on Jan. 11 while a store employee was locking the doors for closing.

Once inside, the suspect displayed a handgun and ordered an employee to give him money. The employee complied and the suspect left the store.

On Friday, a lone man with a gun robbed the Tractor Supply store, 1313 E. Green Bay St.

In both cases, the suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of money. There were no customers in the store during either of the robberies, both of which occurred at closing time, and no one was injured.

Wed
14
Feb

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Feb. 12

Police logged 27 incidents, including the following:

Vandalism — Trucks were reported vandalized at United Cooperative, 660 E. Seward St.

Vandalism — A bus was reported vandalized at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 302 S. Main St.

Disorderly — Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at Lakeland Center, 504 Lakeland Road.

Disturbance — Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of East Green Bay Street.

Burglary — An attempted burglary was reported in the 600 block of West Pine Street.

Feb. 11

Police logged 17 incidents, including the following:

Disorderly — Police responded to an intoxicated person complaint in the 200 block of South Sawyer Street.

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

Wed
14
Feb

Forage council schedules annual meeting

Feeding forage sorghum, interseeding of alfalfa and corn silage and forage storage costs will be among the topics discussed at the annual meeting of the Shawano County Forage Council. The meeting will be held Feb. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Main Event, 206 N. Lemke St., Cecil.

Representatives from the University of Wisconsin-Extension, UW-Madison and Outagamie County UW-Extension offices will share research and presentations. The forage council will hold its business meeting and fundraising seed auction around 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend, bid and purchase auction items. Proceeds from the auction are used to support youth participants in forage and dairy activities at the Shawano County Fair, county silage dry-down days and educational field events.

Sat
10
Feb

Armed robbery reported at Tractor Supply

A lone man with a gun robbed the Tractor Supply store in Shawano Friday evening, according to the Shawano Police Department.

Police responded to a a report of an armed robbery at Tractor Supply, 1313 E. Green Bay St., at about 7 p.m.

The initial investigation revealed a lone male subject entered the store, displayed a handgun and ordered the employee to give him money. The employee complied, and the suspect left the store.

The suspect was described as a male, approximately 5’8”, wearing dark hooded sweatshirt, and black jacket.

The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of money. There were no customers in the store during the robbery and no one was injured.

The Shawano Police Department is asking anyone with any information to contact the department at 715-524-4545. Callers may remain anonymous.

Sat
10
Feb

Mayoral candidates will make their case

Shawano’s three mayoral candidates have been out making their pitch to voters ahead of the Feb. 20 primary race, but before that vote takes place they will gather for a public forum where they each will make their case face-to-face with their opponents.

The candidates will express their views, present their positions and face questions Tuesday in the LGI room at Shawano Community Middle School, 1050 S. Union St. The event is free and is scheduled to run from 7-8:30 p.m.

Incumbent Mayor Jeanne Cronce is seeking a second two-year term against challengers Jim Oberstein, a retired businessman, and Ed Whealon, retired Shawano police chief.

Cronce has been out in the community making the case for continuing the work and completing the projects that have been started over the last two years.

“We want to continue growth by supporting the businesses we have while trying to attract new business,” she said.

Sat
10
Feb

Broken waterline floods building at job center complex

A break in a 10-inch water line caused significant damage to one of the buildings at the Shawano County Job Center business complex Thursday night.

A Shawano police officer saw water coming out of a building at 707 E. Elizabeth St. around 10 p.m. The building is home to City Cab and one other rented office.

The Department of Public Works responded and found a broken pipe under the building.

“The water was coming up through the floor and going out the door,” said Mike Schuler, president of the job center board. “It caused some pretty good damage.”

Walls and insulation damaged by the mud and water that spewed up through the floor have been taken out. Carpeting and tile still need to be removed, Schuler said.

A portable trailer was brought in to house City Cab operations until repairs can be made, possibly within the next week.

Schuler said the rented office was used only intermittently.

Sat
10
Feb

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Feb. 8

Police logged 21 incidents, including the following:

Harassment — Police responded to a harassment complaint in the 600 block of West Eagle Street.

Accident — Police responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident in the 100 block of East Division Street.

Fraud — Police responded to a fraud complaint in the 1300 block of South Andrews Street.

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

Fraud — Auto Prep Center, 220 N. Main St., reported a counterfeit $20 bill.

Drug Offense — Police investigated a drug complaint in the 800 block of East Richmond Street.

Theft — A tablet was reported stolen in the 1300 block of East Lieg Avenue.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Feb. 8

Deputies logged 31 incidents, including the following:

Suspicious — A suspicious vehicle was reported on Lake Drive in the town of Wescott.

Sat
10
Feb

Visioning session identifies problem areas for Clintonville

Kathleen Thunes, principal community development planner for East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, said they got a lot of feedback from a visioning session held Dec. 6 at the Clintonville Community Center. She revealed the results of the visioning session to the Clintonville Plan Commission in January.

The visioning session was held as a part of the city reviewing its comprehensive plan.

Participants identified part of the current culture of the city being schools (good and low achieving), loss of small business, industry, lack of home maintenance/pride, high poverty rates, festivals, schools, downtown and poor infrastructure, according to Thunes.

As the participants looked to the future they wanted more stores, housing, schools, more recreational opportunities, a swimming pool, the city as a destination, among other things, Thunes said.

Fri
09
Feb

Library purchase runs into parking problem

Shawano County’s purchase of the city library might have struck a pothole Wednesday with the Shawano Finance Committee’s rejection of a proposed change to the purchase agreement covering the library parking lot.

The Shawano County Board last month approved the agreement purchase, which called for the county to pay the city $2 for the library and the parking lot as part of the consolidation of the county library system.

The city included a deed restriction in the agreement that stated the parking lot would continue to be available for all public parking as well as library parking.

Though the purchase agreement was unanimously approved by the County Board, there were questions raised about the fate of the parking lot if the county at some point in the future decided to relocate the library and sell the property.

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