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Fri
06
Jan

Marion police plan service for K-9

The Marion Police Department is planning a memorial on Saturday for fallen K-9 Utos, who passed away Dec. 23 due to a genetic heart condition.

A law enforcement escort will be given to Utos from the Appleton Animal Referral Center to Marion beginning at 9 a.m.

From 10-11 a.m., a visitation will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in the parish hall.

A short service will be conducted for Utos at 11 a.m.

The public is invited to line the streets during the procession and show support for K9 Utos, Officer Eric Krause and the department. The public is also welcome to the visitation and service.

The route tentatively planned for the procession is:

• Leave Appleton Animal Referral Center and take County Road BB to the Fox Valley Technical College to meet up with other law enforcement agencies wishing to participate in the escort.

• Leave FVTC and continue westbound on County Road BB.

Fri
06
Jan

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Jan. 4

Police logged 37 incidents, including the following:

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

Truancy — Police logged seven truancy complaints from the Shawano School District.

Suspicious — Police responded to a suspicious circumstance complaint in the 300 block of West Danks Street.

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

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Jan. 4

Deputies logged 32 incidents, including the following:

Fire — Authorities responded to a house fire on Marsh Lane in the town of Waukechon.

Disturbance — Authorities responded to a disturbance on Shepley Road in the town of Wittenberg.

Thu
05
Jan

Vote set on proposed Mattoon school district

Antigo school officials will vote Tuesday on whether to allow the village of Mattoon to create its own school district, but however that vote goes, the matter will remain unsettled.

If the Unified School District of Antigo board OKs the proposal, it will still have to go to a referendum in November to be voted on by residents living within the proposed new district.

If the board rejects the proposal, supporters are promising to file an appeal with the School District Boundary Appeal Board, a panel made up of 12 school board members from around the state appointed by the state superintendent of public instruction.

Efforts to create a Mattoon school district, which would serve students in kindergarten through sixth grade, were spurred by the Antigo board’s decision last year to close Mattoon Elementary School.

Thu
05
Jan

Davis not seeking re-election to Shawano council

There will be at least one change on the Shawano Common Council come April, and maybe two depending on spring election results.

Alderman Woody Davis has decided not to seek re-election to his District 3 seat after nearly two decades on the council, while District 1 Alderman Bob Kurkiewicz will face a challenge from
Jessica Van Buren, who is the Shawano County property lister.

Seth Mailahn, who works for the Shawano County Highway Department, has filed papers to run for Davis’ seat and is not facing any opposition.

District 5 Alderperson Sandy Steinke is also seeking re-election and has no challengers for the seat.

The deadline for filing nomination papers for the April 4 election was Tuesday.

Davis said he felt it was time to move on from the council.

“Nineteen years is enough,” he said. “It’s time for someone else to be involved.”

Thu
05
Jan

1 school board race in Shawano

Voters in the Shawano School District will have one contested school board race to decide in April.

Former board member Bruce Milavitz is seeking election to a newly created at-large board seat in a contest with retired high school social studies teacher Mart Grams.

The winner will serve a one-year term in a seat created last year as part of a reapportionment to improve representation on the nine-member board.

Three other board seats will be filled for traditional three-year terms without contested races.

Incumbent board member Michael Sleeper is unopposed for re-election in Area II, representing Belle Plaine, Navarino and Waukechon, while incumbent Beth McFarlane and newcomer Alysia

Pillsbury are unopposed for two seats in Area III, representing Wescott and Washington.

Thu
05
Jan

Hearings set on library consolidation

Two public hearings will be held this month on the proposed consolidation of the Shawano City-County Library system.

The hearings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Matsche Community Center, 362 Railroad St., Birnamwood, and at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in the County Board Room at the Shawano County Courthouse, 311 N. Main St., Shawano.

The Shawano County Board gave tentative approval in September to countywide library consolidation, which would enable the county to assume responsibility of all libraries throughout the county, including branches in Bonduel, Birnamwood, Mattoon, Tigerton and Wittenberg.

The reorganization is intended to safeguard the county from bills exceeding $100,000 a year from neighboring library systems, stemming from Shawano County’s current library structure and from residents crossing borders to use library facilities elsewhere.

Thu
05
Jan

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Jan. 3

Police logged 32 incidents, including the following:

Accident — Police responded to a minor two-vehicle accident at Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St.

Arrest — A male subject was taken into custody at the probation and parole offices, 1340 E. Green Bay St.

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

Fire — Police assisted at the scene of a vehicle fire in the 1100 block of Valley Lane.

Theft — Police investigated a property theft complaint in the 1100 block of Waukechon Street.

Theft — Police investigated a property theft complaint at Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Jan. 3

Deputies logged 37 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — A disturbance was reported on Railroad Street in Bowler.

Wed
04
Jan

Jury misconduct inquiry ordered in Packers ticket case

Green Bay Packers fans suing a Shawano ticket broker who sold their season tickets will get a chance to see their attorney quiz members of the jury that ruled in the broker’s favor.

The judge in the civil fraud case against businessman Douglas Burris agreed Tuesday to move forward with an inquiry into juror misconduct allegations that could lead to a new trial.

Burris’ attorney urged the judge to set aside what the attorney described as “picayune” charges that one or two jurors claimed during jury deliberations to have personal relationships with the defendant.

Shawano-Menominee County Circuit Court Judge William Kussel Jr. ruled, however, that the allegations warrant conducting a hearing to question jurors about whether impropriety occurred behind the scenes before they delivered a verdict.

Wed
04
Jan

Court News

Possession of meth

A Clintonville man was arrested on drug charges after a New Year’s Day traffic accident in the town of Morris.

Anthony R. McMillin, 35, was charged with felony counts of second or subsequent offense possession of methamphetamine and possession of narcotic drugs. Both carry a maximum penalty of 3½ years in prison and a $10,000 fine, but the penalties could be enhanced because of previous convictions.

Shawano County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on state Highway 29 just before 7 a.m. Sunday.

The complaint states McMillin agreed to a search of the vehicle, which turned up methamphetamine and medication not prescribed to McMillin. Authorities located a pill bottle in his underwear, according to the complaint.

McMillin was ordered held on a $1,000 cash bond and is due back in court Friday for an adjourned initial appearance.

Possession of meth

Wed
04
Jan

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Jan. 2

Police logged 16 incidents, including the following:

OAR — A 40-year-old man was cited for operating after revocation in the 400 block of River Heights.

Drug Offense — Police investigated a drug complaint in the 700 block of South Main Street.

Disorderly — Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St.

Jan. 1

Police logged 12 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Police responded to a verbal dispute on Aspen Court.

Hit and Run — Police investigated a property damage hit-and-run in the 700 block of East Fifth Street.

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

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of Humphrey Circle.

Dec. 31

Police logged 18 incidents, including the following:

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