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Fri
12
May

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

May 10

Police logged 24 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance at Andrews and Division streets.

Juvenile — Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 200 block of Humphrey Circle.

Theft — An attempted theft from a vehicle was reported in the 1200 block of Valley Lane.

Vandalism — A vehicle was reported vandalized at Charlie’s County Market, 521 S. Main St.

Warrant — A 49-year-old man was arrested on a warrant in the 100 block of South Union Street.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 800 block of East Richmond Street.

Hit and Run — Police investigated a property damage hit-and-run in the 800 block of East Richmond Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

May 10

Deputies logged 28 incidents, including the following:

Thu
11
May

Campaign launched for Bonduel schools


Leader Photo by Scott Williams A Bonduel resident shows support for the school district Wednesday with a yard sign that could be joined by other signs soon in a campaign to pass a school referendum.

There will be a new entry this year in the Fourth of July parade in Bonduel: the Bonduel Area Action Committee.

The group is organizing to promote support for the Bonduel School District’s referendum Aug. 1 seeking an extra financial boost for the ailing school system.

Known as “Bonduel Action” for short, the group has brought together parents, teachers and homeowners, some of whom have never been politically active before.

Although the referendum vote is still more than two months away, members of Bonduel Action already are working to assemble a campaign that they say could decide the school district’s future.

Nicole Onesti, a mother of three students, said she fears that families will leave the district in large numbers if continuing financial woes force painful budget cuts in personnel and programs within the K-12 school system.

Thu
11
May

Bike the Barn Quilts returns Sept. 30

Shawano Pathways’ fifth annual Bike the Barn Quilts Ride will take place Sept. 30.

The event features bikes rides ranging from 5 to 70 miles and a 5-kilometer run/walk. All events are designed to be recreational and family friendly. All skill levels are encouraged to participate.

The 40- and 70-mile rides begin at 8 a.m. All other rides start at 9 a.m. with five-minute intervals. The run/walk will begin at 9:30 a.m.

All bike rides start and end at Memorial Athletic Park, 909 S. Lincoln St., in downtown Shawano. Participants are encouraged to stay after returning to the park to enjoy vendors, mini-quilts and other sales items.

The $25 registration fee includes continental breakfast, participation incentive, lunch, maps, signed routes, food and water stations, support vehicles and music. There is also a registration rate for families.

Thu
11
May

Green Bay Street detour starts Monday

Motorists on East Green Bay Street might want to plan a little additional time for their travels starting Monday as they can expect to run into a detour to route them around the reconstruction of the Hamlin Street intersection.

Hamlin Street is undergoing a major reconstruction project from Fifth to Schurz streets; one of several major capital improvement projects slated for this year. It will include the full reconstruction of the intersection at Green Bay Street, including the replacement of underground utilities.

The detour for those headed east — and vice versa for those coming the other way — will take drivers north to Fifth Street when they hit Lincoln Street and take them along Fifth Street to Fairview Avenue, which will take them back to Green Bay Street.

Thu
11
May

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

May 9

Police logged 32 incidents, including the following:

Warrant — A 37-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant in the 900 block of South Lutz Street.

Truancy — Police logged three truancy complaints from Shawano Community High School, 220 County Road B.

Arrest — A 29-year-old man was taken into custody at the probation and parole offices, 1340 E. Green Bay St.

Theft — Police investigated a theft complaint in the 1400 block of Birch Hill Lane.

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

Theft — Police investigated a theft complaint in the 500 block of South Union Street.

Harassment — Harassment was reported in the 900 block of Olson Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

May 9

Deputies logged 33 incidents, including the following:

Wed
10
May

Salvaged house finds a family


Leader Photo by Scott Williams Homeowner Angie Wilber, right, wipes away tears during Saturday’s ceremony in her family’s new house, accompanied by her children, from left, Christine Wilber, 11, Vernon Doss, 16, and Richard Johnson, 17.

Leader Photo by Scott Williams The house at 807 S. Prospect St. in Shawano was donated by Zion Lutheran Church and was refurbished after being moved across town by Wolf River Habitat for Humanity.

People facing hard times often reach out for help by going to church.

For Angie Wilber and her family, the church is coming to them — in a most unusual way.

A house once used by the pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano has been relocated and transformed into Wilber’s new home through the efforts of Wolf River Habitat for Humanity.

Displaced from her previous home by foreclosure, Wilber was overcome with emotion Saturday at a ceremony dedicating the home at 807 S. Prospect St. to her and her family.

“It’s given us a chance to start a new chapter in our lives,” she said. “Thank you to everyone and anyone who helped in any way.”

For the folks at Wolf River Habitat for Humanity, the house represents a unique achievement, one that could change forever how the group works in the Shawano area.

Mon
08
May

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

May 7

Police logged 17 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of Teddington Lane.

Disturbance — Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of North Franklin Street.

Drug Offense — Police investigated a drug complaint in the 500 block of East Division Street.

May 6

Police logged 25 incidents, including the following:

Theft — A theft from a vehicle was reported in the 1000 block of South Franklin Street.

Vandalism — A vehicle was reported vandalized in the 100 block of South Main Street.

Juvenile — Police investigated a juvenile alcohol complaint in the 600 block of East Schurz Street.

Accident — Police responded to a two-vehicle injury accident at Green Bay Street and Airport Road.

May 5

Police logged 34 incidents, including the following:

Sat
06
May

Board denies Mattoon school referendum

Supporters of a breakaway Mattoon school district had their hopes dashed again Thursday after an appeals board upheld a decision by Antigo school officials not to let the question go to a referendum.

“Parents in the Mattoon area are exploring other venues of education for their kids,” said one of the organizers of the effort who did not want to be quoted.

No one on the appeal boards board could be reached for comment Friday.

The Unified School District of Antigo board voted 8-1 Jan. 10 against the proposed referendum.

Supporters filed a petition in February seeking a ruling from the School District Boundary Appeal Board, a panel of school board members from around the state appointed by the state superintendent of public instruction.

The appeal board held two public hearings in Antigo, one on April 25 and another Thursday prior to going into closed session to reach a decision.

Sat
06
May

Marion teacher charged with child sex crimes

A Marion School District teacher was charged in Waupaca County on Friday with sexual assault of a child and three counts of child enticement.

Timothy A. Gast, 43, of rural Shawano, became the subject of an investigation by Marion police and Shawano County sheriff’s detectives late last month.

Gast is a music teacher at the high school, as well as the golf coach. He has been placed on indefinite suspension by the Marion School District, according to a news release from the Marion Police Department.

Marion police were notified on April 24 by an 18-year-old student at the high school of inappropriate text messages she had received four years ago from a teacher. The student stated that text messages were received outside of school.

Fri
05
May

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

May 4

Police logged 18 incidents, including the following:

OWI — A 28-year-old Bonduel woman was arrested for operating while intoxicated in the 100 block of River Heights.

Harassment — Police responded to a harassment complaint in the 700 block of South Main Street.

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

Juvenile — Police responded to a juvenile problem at Prospect Circle and Valley Lane.

Drug Offense — Police investigated a drug complaint at Lincoln and Center streets.

Threatening — Police responded to a threatening complaint in the 300 block of Highview Avenue.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

May 4

Deputies logged 31 incidents, including the following:

OAR — A 47-year-old man was cited for operating after revocation on County Road OO in the town of Wittenberg.

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