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Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Jan. 14

Police logged 29 incidents, including the following:

Warrant — A male subject was taken into custody on a probation and parole warrant in the 400 block of West Third Street.

Vandalism — A window was reported vandalized in the 500 block of Lakeland Road.

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

Theft — A debit card was reported stolen in the 300 block of Madison Way.

Disturbance — Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of West Fourth Street.

Jan. 13

Police logged 17 incidents, including the following:

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

Vandalism — Police investigated a vandalism complaint in the 100 block of Richmond Court and a vehicle was reported egged in the 400 block of East Division Street.

Jan. 12

Wed
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CoVantage Cares Foundation provides $306,763

Wolf River Habitat for Humanity, Shawano, has received $70,130.76 from the third annual “Giving Tuesday” initiative and their sponsoring CoVantage branches.

The board of directors for CoVantage Cares Foundation announced that checks totaling $306,763 were presented to local nonprofit groups that serve communities where CoVantage Credit Union has branches.

The funds were made possible thanks to donations by CoVantage members, staff and community members who responded to the foundation’s 2018 campaign.

Giving Tuesday, which is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is nationally recognized for charitable giving. This date was selected by the foundation as an opportune time to kick off a fundraising effort in support of local organizations that help individuals and families in need.

Sat
12
Jan

All in the family


Photo by Charles Collier The Tyczkowskis produced milk for White Clover in Hollandtown until 1994 before raising heifers. Today, beef cattle rule the barn. From left: Melissa, Reece, and Joseph Tyczkowski.

About five miles northwest of Pulaski, nestled in the flatlands of 100-acre fields and roads which are not-quite paved yet not-quite dirt is a piece of Wisconsin’s agrarian history.

Though the farm of Joseph and Melissa Tyczkowski just this year earned its designation as a Century Farm — one which has been in continuous family ownership for 100 years — it is neither the first in the area, much less the first in the bloodline.

“Grandpa bought this land in 1918,” said Joseph, who is named after his grandfather. “His father had a farm just up the way, and he was expanding the family farm off of that.”

The elder farm was founded in the mid-1880s by Polish homesteaders who carried the traditions and language of the old country with them. Generations of Tyczkowskis walked from their respective farms — as many as four different neighboring plots at one time — to the Hofa Park schoolhouse, where lessons were taught in Polish.

Sat
12
Jan

City adds fee to snow and ice removal cost

City staff this week identified 88 locations around Shawano where residents had failed to clear their sidewalks of snow and ice.

Warnings were issued, but property owners will end up bearing the cost if the city has to send a contractor out to clear the sidewalk for them.

In addition, the Common Council on Wednesday approved adding an administrative fee to cover the cost of locating uncleared sidewalks, issuing warnings and processing other paperwork to go along with that.

Under the new rules, property owners will be charged the actual cost of snow and ice removal the first time a sidewalk remains uncleared. Each time it happens again, however, property owners will also be charged a $25 administrative fee.

The same rules will apply during the non-winter months for lawns are that are not mowed.

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12
Jan

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Jan. 10

Police logged 24 incidents, including the following:

Disorderly — Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint in the 800 block of East Richmond Street.

Suspicious — A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 800 block of South Main Street.

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

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Jan. 10

Deputies logged 33 incidents, including the following:

OAR — A 56-year-old man was cited for operating after revocation on County Road A in the town of Wescott.

Warrant — A 35-year-old woman was arrested on a probation and parole warrant on Summer Street in Aniwa.

Warrant — A 48-year-old man was arrested on a warrant on Spruce Lane in the town of Pella.

Clintonville Police Department

Jan. 10

Police logged seven incidents, including the following:

Sat
12
Jan

Schools get grants for fresh produce program

What is encouraging 63,000 Wisconsin students to try fruits and vegetables like broccoli, starfruit and radishes? It’s the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, which reimburses eligible schools for fresh produce offered in classrooms, allowing students to taste both familiar and unfamiliar fruits and veggies.

Receiving grants locally are Menominee Tribal School for $10,500 and Tigerton Elementary School for $6,600.

The grant program, which is supporting 184 Wisconsin schools this year, exposes students to fresh produce they might not otherwise have access to and gives them a nourishing snack. Survey comments from last year emphasized the importance of both aspects of the program: “It is so important for our children to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables because they can be so expensive for families, and this program also helps introduce new and different produce to our children.”

Fri
11
Jan

A GENERATIONAL BRIDGE


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Bill Thiede, of Bonduel, gets a pancake from Bonduel High School senior Emma Toellner on Wednesday during the school’s monthly senior breakfast. Following the meal, visitors got to tour the high school’s technology education labs.

The Bonduel School District is reaching out to older members of the community in the hopes of showing them what is happening in the public schools.

On Wednesday, the district held its third monthly senior breakfast at Bonduel High School. Almost 40 residents attended and got to enjoy a breakfast served by high school students, along with a reader’s theater performance by third-grade students and a tour of the high school’s technology education facilities. Students worked with seniors on creating birdhouses, and the visitors got to take them home afterward.

The breakfasts also include a question-and-answer session with Joe Dawidziak, the district’s superintendent. Although other sessions have been informal with discussion on school issues in general, Dawidziak spoke to Wednesday’s guests about school vouchers in response to requests from seniors that had attended previous breakfasts for more information.

Fri
11
Jan

Georgia’s house nearly at goal

It looks like Georgia will get her house sooner than anyone anticipated.

Chad and Cheyna Kary, Shawano, are within $3,000 of their $75,000 goal that would allow them to purchase a house in Green Bay to provide temporary free housing for parents with infants in the St. Vincent Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

The project, called Georgia’s House, honors the Kary’s late daughter, Georgia.

“At last count, we had $72,000,” said Chad Kary. “Anything that comes in over (the goal) will be used for improvements and long-term financial stability.”

He said he and his family are amazed at how quickly the funds were raised.

“Our most optimistic timeline was six months,” he said.

In addition to fundraising, the Karys are in the process of creating a foundation to purchase the house.

Fri
11
Jan

Lake cleanup project to cost $150,000

The Pigeon Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District plans to use $150,000 to clean up 6.4 acres near Mathew’s Supper Club on Eighth Street.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources held a special public informational hearing Wednesday night at the Fox Valley Technical College campus in Clintonville to gather information regarding the district’s proposal for a dredging project.

According to Scott Koehnke, DNR water management specialists, the district had originally applied for a permit to do a $2 million dredging project in four areas of the pond. It has scaled that down to do cleanup and dredging of the southern bay near Mathew’s Supper Club on Eighth Street at a cost of up to $150,000.

Fri
11
Jan

City signs on to lobbying effort against new wastewater rules

Shawano city officials have signed on to a lobbying effort against new regulations being considered by the Legislature that could force expensive upgrades to the Wolf River Treatment Plant.

The local plant and others around the state are drafting a letter to state legislators in opposition to a proposal that would tighten restrictions on the amount of phosphorus being discharged.

The requirements would greatly decrease the allowable phosphorus levels for treatment plant discharge of phosphorus into the Wolf River Basin, City Administrator Eddie Sheppard told the Common Council on Wednesday.

“It would have a substantial impact on our plant and many plants.” he said, “and would cost potentially millions of dollars in plant rehabilitation to meet these requirements.”

Sheppard said the industry doesn’t necessarily agree with the idea that there is any significant issue with phosphorus discharge from the plants.

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