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Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Jan. 7

Police logged 18 incidents, including the following:

Auto Theft — A vehicle reported stolen from Buss Motors, 1255 E. Green Bay St., was recovered in Oconto County.

Arrest — A 32-year-old man was taken into custody at the probation and parole offices, 1340 E. Green Bay St.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of South Hamlin Street.

Jan. 6

Police logged 16 incidents, including the following:

Disturbances — An 18-year-old Shawano woman was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence after a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of South Franklin Street, and a 44-year-old Shawano man was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence after a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of South Lafayette Street. Police also responded to a report of a fight in progress in the 1000 block of South River Street.

Wed
09
Jan

Menominee Theater Project gets Packers grant


Photo courtesy of the Green Bay Packers Foundation College of Menominee Nation Professor Ryan Winn and college Chief of Staff Melinda Cook represent the Menominee Theater Project at recent Packers Foundation grant award ceremonies in the Lambeau Field atrium.

“Revival” takes on new meaning for the Menominee Theater Project, thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation.

The award, announced in December ceremonies at the Lambeau Field atrium, will help keep impetus going on summer presentations that reprise the traditional Menominee pageants that were staged on the reservation from 1935 through 1970. The new grant-funded emphasis will encourage not only pageants as retrospective experiences, but also a renewal of scriptwriting as proactive storytelling.

Ryan Winn, who teaches English and theater at the College of Menominee Nation has led the pageant revival effort since 2015, when tribal elders asked his assistance in bringing the summer performances back to Keshena’s Woodland Bowl.

Sat
05
Jan

New recreation center under consideration

The Shawano School Board will discuss a proposal Monday that could result in a joint recreation center being built and operated by the Shawano School District and the city of Shawano.

Miron Construction Co. of Neenah and Somerville of Green Bay sent district Superintendent Gary Cumberland a two-page letter in December proposing a three-phase plan to explore whether a new center is feasible.

Cumberland said Friday that the whole issue initially sprang from discussions within the district about expanding the weight room area at Shawano Community High School. He noted that there is overcrowding in the current weight room, with student athletes tripping over each other when they work out.

Sat
05
Jan

Second man charged in Gresham bar burglary

A Gillett man has been charged with multiple felony counts of burglary and theft in connection with a break-in in October at the Bad Habit bar.

Peter D. Boyd, 32, is accused of burglarizing the bar on Oct. 21, making off with a safe and causing extensive criminal damage in the process.

An alleged accomplice in the burglary, Dantae J. Schreiber, 19, of Gresham, has already been charged in the case. The complaint also refers to a juvenile who Schreiber brought along to assist.

According to the criminal complaint, Boyd and Schreiber removed a safe from the bar at 1219 Main St. in Gresham with a dolly and took it to another location to break into it.

The safe was ultimately found off of Bass Lake Road in Gillett by Menominee tribal wardens who were looking for stolen Christmas trees, the complaint states.

Sat
05
Jan

CoVantage returns $3.3 million to members

A record of over $3.3 million in patronage has been deposited into the accounts of members who borrow and save with CoVantage Credit Union. This is 12 percent more than the credit union returned in 2017.

Patronage is a concept of giving back that originated among cooperatives many years ago. Most have abandoned the practice; but at CoVantage, patronage has been paid to member-owners for the past 38 years.

This year’s patronage includes a bonus on dividends earned for those who save, and a loan interest rebate for those who borrow. CoVantage depositors received a 5.1 percent bonus on dividends earned on eligible savings, term share certificates and variable rate accounts.

Sat
05
Jan

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Jan. 3

Police logged 29 incidents, including the following:

Vandalism — A vehicle was reported vandalized in the 200 block of West Wescott Avenue.

OAR — A 44-year-old Suring man was cited for operating after revocation at Green Bay and Sawyer streets.

Disorderly — Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at ThedaCare Medical Center, 100 County Road B.

Theft — A purse was reported stolen at Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St.

Threatening — Police responded to a threatening complaint in the 900 block of East Green Bay Street.

Hit and Run — Police investigated a property damage hit-and-run in the 400 block of South Sawyer Street.

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

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Jan. 3

Deputies logged 29 incidents, including the following:

Sat
05
Jan

Goodfellows honor longtime volunteers

Three members of the Clintonville Goodfellows have been honored for their many years of work with organization.

Jo Wilson, Sarge Wilson and Betty McConley were recognized recently by Goodfellows member Steve Conradt. For the Wilsons, the honor marks the end of 40 years of volunteering.

Jo and Sarge Wilson had spent 40 Christmas seasons filling and delivering boxes in Clintonville and Marion. For health reasons, they decided to retire. Sarge Wilson has been diagnosed with ALS and Jo Wilson lost most of her sight to blood pressure complications.

McConley was acknowledged over 40 years of volunteering. She said she helped for so long she doesn’t remember the exact number of years.

Fri
04
Jan

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Jan. 2

Police logged 30 incidents, including:

Theft — A stolen debit card was reported used at Kwik Trip, 1241 E. Green Bay St.

Accident — Police responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at Green Bay and Washington streets.

Truancy — Police logged five truancy complaints from Shawano Community Middle School, 1050 S. Union St.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance at the Wisconsin House, 216 E. Green Bay St.

Drug Offense — Police investigated a drug complaint in the 400 block of South Main Street.

Disorderly — Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at the Wisconsin House, 216 E. Green Bay St.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Jan. 2

Deputies logged 27 incidents, including:

Suspicious — A suspicious vehicle was reported on County Road G in the town of Red Springs.

Fri
04
Jan

Several blood drives planned for January

The American Red Cross is encouraging people to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood this January. Busy holiday schedules, extreme winter weather and seasonal illnesses often impact donor turnout this time of year.

Donating blood or platelets is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver disease in 2016. Janssen received frequent blood transfusions — sometimes multiple times a week — until she underwent a liver transplant last January.

“Blood donors make a really big difference with very little effort,” said Janssen, who received dozens of transfusions before and during her transplant surgery. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for blood donations.”

The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to resolve to give blood or platelets regularly, beginning in January.

Fri
04
Jan

ATTRACTING ‘WILD’ VISITORS


Leader File Photo A group of kayakers travel down the Wolf River in June 2017 from Judd Park to County Road CCC. Part of the Wolf River has been designated as Wild and Scenic, one of only two rivers in the state to bear that honor.

The Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce plans to use the area’s natural landscape to boost tourism in 2019.

The chamber received a $27,750 Joint Effort Marketing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism in December, and it will launch its “Wild and Scenic” brand in the hopes of getting travelers to explore the wilder side of Shawano and Menominee counties. Although it is expected to showcase some of the more common outdoors activities like ice fishing, snowshoeing, kayaking and whitewater rafting, the chamber also hopes to develop new activities like mushroom hunting and skydiving.

The campaign runs January through June 2019 and is anticipated to attract 6,200 visitors, generating an estimated $140,800 in visitor spending. Grant funds will go toward outdoor and digital advertising targeting millennials and those born in the Generation X era from Green Bay, Fox Cities, Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago.

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