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Thu
09
Mar

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

March 7

Police logged 31 incidents, including the following:

Suspicious — Police responded to a suspicious person complaint in the 600 block of South Union Street.

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

Juvenile — Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 200 block of South Sawyer Street.

Weather — Police logged eight incidents of debris in the road and utility problems caused by high winds.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

March 7

Deputies logged 53 incidents, including the following:

Suspicious — Authorities responded to a suspicious person complaint on Lake Drive in the town of Washington.

Truancy — Authorities logged four truancy complaints from Bonduel Middle/High School, 400 W. Green Bay St., Bonduel.

Wed
08
Mar

Clintonville road work set to begin later this month


Photo by Grace Kirchner North Main Street resident Dan Miller had questions about how the reconstruction project in Clintonville will affect his driveway during a meeting with state Department of Transportation officials Thursday. DOT officials will hold meetings every two weeks during the project to address residents’ concerns.

Work for the North Main Street project in Clintonville is scheduled to begin on March 20 with tree removal.

Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures and flagging operations along North Main Street as crews begin removing trees and the proceed with the street work, Mark Steidl, WisDOT project manager, said at a meeting with city residents last week at the Community Center.

From late March to late October, the street will be closed to through traffic between 13th Street and Highway 156. Traffic will be detoured via Seventh Street, North Lyon Street, East 12th Street, SSGT Warren Hansen Drive and Highway 156.

From mid-June to mid-August, the intersection of Highways 22 and 156 and Green Tree Road will be closed to allow the contractors to complete the reconstruction. Traffic will be detoured via Seventh Street, North Lyon Street, East 12th Street, SSGT Warren Hansen Drive, Highway 156, Industrial Avenue and Autumn Street.

Wed
08
Mar

Man shot in disturbance faces felony charges

A Wittenberg man shot by authorities during a disturbance in the town of Almon last month has been charged with felony counts of reckless endangerment and fleeing an officer.

Daniel W. Onesti, 53, is due in court Wednesday for an initial appearance.

Authorities responded on Feb. 17 to a report of a distraught individual who had allegedly made comments threatening violence.

A Shawano County dispatcher made contact with Onesti via cellphone. According to the criminal complaint, he said he had guns with him and would shoot the first cop he saw.

The Shawano County Special Response Team, including members of the Shawano Police Department and the Stockbridge Police Department, were dispatched. An armored vehicle, from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, was also called to assist.

It was believed Onesti was in a pickup truck in a field near his residence.

Wed
08
Mar

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

March 6

Police logged 25 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 900 block of South Maiden Lane.

Theft — Police responded to a theft complaint at Shawano Pawn Shop, 141 River Heights.

Shoplifting — Goodwill Industries, 300 Lakeland Road, reported a shoplifting incident.

Warrant — A 31-year-old man was arrested on a warrant in the 700 block of South Lincoln Street.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 1200 block of East Green Bay Street.

Auto Theft — A vehicle was reported stolen in the 600 block of South Weed Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

March 6

Deputies logged 38 incidents, including the following:

Drug Offense — Authorities responded to a drug complaint at the North Star Casino, W12180 County Road A, Bowler.

Tue
07
Mar

Tribe threatens to stop casino payment

Stockbridge-Munsee tribe threatens to stop casino payment

A local Indian tribe threatened Monday to withhold nearly $1 million in casino payments to the state because of a dispute with the expansion of another tribe’s gambling operation in Shawano County.

Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans President Shannon Holsey notified Gov. Scott Walker in a letter about the tribe’s intent to withhold a $923,000 payment related to its ongoing dispute with the Ho-Chunk Nation.

Withdrawing the money, due June 30, could result in the dispute ultimately heading to state or federal court for resolution.

The two tribes operate nearby casinos in Shawano County. The Stockbridge-Munsee run the North Star Mohican Casino and Resort in Bowler. The tribe argues the $33 million expansion of the Ho-Chunk casino 17 miles away in Wittenberg is a violation of both federal law and the Ho-Chunk Nation’s casino state compact.

Tue
07
Mar

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

March 5

Police logged 23 incidents, including the following:

Suspicious — Police responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint in the 1200 block of East Evergreen Street.

Hit and Run — Police investigated a property damage hit-and-run in the 1000 block of South Airport Drive.

Threatening — Police responded to a threatening complaint in the 1300 block of East Green Bay Street.

Shoplifting —A 36-year-old woman was cited for shoplifting at Charlie’s County Market, 521 S. Main St.

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

Theft — Medication was reported stolen in the 200 block of Teddington Lane.

Theft — A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle at Kwik Trip, 1241 E. Green Bay St.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of East Green Bay St.

March 4

Sat
04
Mar

County reviving evidence storage debate

Shawano County officials are again considering the possibility of a new evidence storage building for the sheriff’s department, three years after the topic became a contentious issue in the sheriff’s race.

“The County Board believes now is the time to move forward with this project and I agree with them,” Sheriff Adam Bieber said.

The department has recently rented semi-trailers to provide additional evidence storage space at the highway department, which is driving up monthly expenses, Bieber said.

“It is also not the most efficient or proper way to store evidence of serious crimes,” he said.

Evidence storage needs have been a recurring issue for the county.

The existing storage room inside the sheriff’s department was called “grossly inadequate” by a consultant in 2005.

Sat
04
Mar

Keshena woman named CMN Student of the Year


Contributed Photo Frances Reiter, of Keshena, has been named the American Indian College Fund’s Student of the Year. She plans to graduate from the College of Menominee Nation’s two-year business administration associate degree program in May and then continue studies at the Keshena campus for a Bachelor of Arts degree in education.

Frances “Franny” Reiter, of Keshena, has been named the American Indian College Fund’s Student of the Year. The award annually recognizes a College of Menominee Nation student for high academic achievement and a strong record of community involvement and service.

Reiter is an enrolled member of the Menominee Tribe and is the daughter of Daryl and Burnell Reiter. She plans to graduate from CMN’s two-year business administration associate degree program in May and then continue studies at the Keshena campus for a Bachelor of Arts degree in education.

Fri
03
Mar

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

March 2

Police logged 29 incidents, including the following:

Fire — A dumpster fire was reported at Aarrowcast, 2900 E. Richmond St.

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

Shoplifting — The Consign Shop, 124 S. Main St., reported a shoplifting incident.

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

Shoplifting — A 27-year-old Shawano man suspected of three previous shoplifting incidents was stopped by security at Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St. He fled the scene on foot and eluded an officer. Police have identified the man, and the investigation is continuing.

Disorderly — Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint on Humphrey Circle.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

March 2

Fri
03
Mar

Thinking of the earth as family


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Author Robin Wall Kimmerer holds some braided sweetgrass Thursday night as she talks at the College of Menominee Nation’s Cultural Learning Center about the world and how humanity should see it as a gift and not merely as property. That belief is what she talks about in her book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants.”

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Robin Wall Kimmerer signs one of her books Thursday after her presentation at CMN. Kimmerer’s book was part of the college’s Community Read program.

Robin Wall Kimmerer doesn’t see the environment as a thing. She sees it as a living being.

Her relationship with that living being and her belief that everyone should see the earth as a member of the family inspired her to write “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants.”

The book was read by area residents as part of the College of Menominee Nation’s Community Read program. The college’s Sustainable Development Institute partnered with the S. Verna Fowler Academic Library/Menominee Public Library to host Kimmerer on Thursday.

Kimmerer is a plant ecologist and professor with the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. She is also a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

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