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Shawano Police Department

May 16

Police logged 34 incidents, including the following:

Accident — Police responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident in the 500 block of North Main Street.

Truancy — Police logged three truancy complaints from Olga Brener Intermediate School, 1300 S. Union St.

Drug Offense — Police investigated a drug complaint in the 1000 block of East Fifth Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

May 16

Deputies logged 39 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Authorities responded to a disturbance on MBC Drive in the town of Richmond.

Fire — Authorities responded to a vehicle fire on Hirt Road in the town of Fairbanks.

OAR — A 21-year-old man was cited for operating after revocation on Pioneer Drive in the town of Washington.

Fire — Authorities responded to a vehicle fire on Ashley Road in the town of Navarino.

Fri
18
May

Clintonville schools get Focus on Energy check

The Clintonville Public School District has received a $41,587 incentive check from Focus on Energy.

The incentive check was presented at Monday’s School Board meeting. The check was presented by Nicole Zaidel, energy consultant with Focus on Energy, and Jeremy Bellile, owner of BNH Lighting, LLC.

Last December, Bellile met with the school district to discuss concerns related to the existing lighting in the high school and explained the advantages of replacing their aging T8 lighting systems with energy efficient LED fixture technology.

BNH Lighting was contracted to conduct a detailed audit of every room within the high school structure, including the exterior lighting, comparing the existing equipment to currently available state-of-the-art LED lighting technologies.

Fri
18
May

County looking at funds to aid broadband expansion

Shawano County is looking at pledging funds for broadband expansion in a handful of underserved communities, provided the state comes through with an equal share.

The state has earmarked $7 million through the Wisconsin Broadband Expansion Grant funding program, which is administered by the state Public Service Commission.

The next round of funding through the program will become available in July.

Shawano County Economic Progress, Inc. is working with wireless provider Bertram Communications of Shawano to come up with a broadband expansion plan that will reach the towns of Belle Plaine, Washington, Wescott and Richmond and the villages of Cecil and Gresham.

SCEPI Chief Economic Development Officer Dennis Heling said the project is vital to attracting and retaining businesses and families in the county’s rural communities.

“The business community expects to have good broadband service,” Heling said, “and so do households.”

Thu
17
May

Former employee charged with theft from campground

A Green Bay man is facing a felony charge of theft in a business setting for allegedly stealing nearly $10,000 from Annie’s Campground near the village of Gresham while he worked there last year.

John J. Wauters, 45, was hired in March of last year to set up a point-of-sale software program for the campground and was the sole administrator for the program.

The criminal complaint alleges Wauters used the program to divert $9,698 from the campground’s funds for his own use between March and September.

The funds were taken out in the form of cash from the campground itself by the issuance of refunds for no cause, according to the complaint.

Wauters could face a maximum six years in prison and $10,000 fine if convicted.

He is due in court for an initial appearance on June 11.

Thu
17
May

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

May 15

Police logged 23 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of South Smalley Street.

Arrest — A 40-year-old man was taken into custody at the probation and parole offices, 1340 E. Green Bay St.

Accident — Police responded to a property damage accident at County Road B and Main Street.

Warrant — A 30-year-old Bonduel woman was arrested on a warrant at Main and Richmond streets.

Hit and Run — Police investigated a property damage hit-and-run at Airport Drive and County Road B.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

May 15

Deputies logged 43 incidents, including the following:

Theft — A charge of harassment was referred against a 33-year-old Wittenberg man after authorities responded to a theft complaint on Willow Road in the town of Wittenberg.

Wed
16
May

Shawano police officer joins sheriff’s race

A Shawano police officer and former county sheriff’s detective has joined the race for Shawano County sheriff.

Incumbent Adam Bieber is seeking a second four-year term and is already facing a challenge for the Republican nomination from former chief deputy John Gutho, who retired from the sheriff’s department in January 2016.

Shawano police officer Keith Sorlie recently declared his candidacy for the sheriff’s office as an Independent.

Sorlie had been with the sheriff’s department for 20 years before leaving to join the city department in December 2015.

The filing period opened on April 15, which was the first day candidates could circulate nomination papers.

The candidates have until June 1 at 5 p.m. to return at least 200 signatures in support of their nominations. The maximum the county clerk will accept is 400 signatures.

With two of the candidates so far both running as Republicans, a primary will be needed on Aug. 14.

Wed
16
May

New York man gets 30 years for sex with underage girl

A New York man who traveled to Shawano to have sex with a 15-year-old girl was sentenced Monday in federal court to 30 years in prison to be followed by lifetime supervised release.

According to court documents, James A. Huskisson, 46, of Ozone Park, New York, was a sex offender when, in September 2017, he struck up an internet relationship with a female student at Wolf River Lutheran High School. The girl told Huskisson that she was 15 years old. Their conversation turned sexual, and they began sharing sexually explicit photos.

Huskisson drove to the Shawano area in late September.

A car with New York license plates was observed in the Lutheran high school parking lot and reported to the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department on Sept. 26. A deputy was sent to the school but could not locate the car.

Wed
16
May

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

May 14

Police logged 25 incidents, including the following:

Child Abuse — Police investigated a child abuse or neglect complaint at ThedaCare Medical Center, 100 County Road B.

Harassment — Police responded to a harassment complaint in the 300 block of Madison Way.

Assault — Police investigated an assault complaint in the 800 block of South Weed Street.

OAR — A 25-year-old man was cited for operating after revocation at Green Bay Street and Fairview Road.

May 13

Police logged 15 incidents, including the following:

Theft — Bowling items were reported stolen from a vehicle at Lakeshore Lanes, 210 N. Airport Road.

Shoplifting — A 25-year-old woman was cited for shoplifting at Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St.

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

May 12

Wed
16
May

Inmate charged in attack on jail officers

A Shawano County Jail inmate will be arraigned Monday on charges of battery to two correctional officers during an altercation at the jail last month.

Anthonee J. Kelley, 18, is accused of striking the officers and causing bodily harm to two officers who were performing a call inspection during a lockdown on April 30.

Kelley allegedly struck an officer in the face as he exited his cell for the inspection and continued to attack him, according to the criminal complaint, until he was subdued by another officer, who was also allegedly struck in the mouth by Kelley.

The first officer momentarily blacked out after being struck in the head and jaw, the complaint states.

Kelley could face a maximum possible sentence of six years in prison and a $10,000 fine on each count if found guilty.

He was previously convicted of two felony counts of throwing or expelling bodily substances at an officer, according to court records.

Wed
16
May

Wolf River Media completes restructuring

With a renewed focused on community affairs and local journalism, Wolf River Media LLC, the parent organization of The Shawano Leader, Super Shopper and shawanoleader.com, will now operate as NEW Media Inc.

This announcement marks the completion of a capital restructuring, which included Wolf River Media’s exit from the commercial print business and divestiture of its real estate holdings to focus exclusively on its newspaper, shopper and website businesses.

NEW Media Inc. is based in Shawano and located at 1464 E. Green Bay St. on the city’s east side. NEW Media also operates and manages the Wittenberg Enterprise & Birnamwood News, Your Community Shopper and the Oconto County Times Herald, along with their respective websites.

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