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Appleton woman killed in crash

A 41-year-old Appleton woman was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle crash on state Highway 29 in the town of Herman, the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department said.

The incident happened just before 11 a.m. near the intersection of Rangeline Road.

An initial evaluation of the crash suggests that a 2013 Ford Focus operated by a 31-year-old Shawano man had been travelling east on Highway 29, crossed the median and struck a westbound 2008 Saturn being driven by the Appleton woman.

Two juveniles travelling with the woman were being treated at area hospitals, as was the driver of the other vehicle. Initial reports were that they did not have life-threatening injuries.

Aid was provided on-site by a passerby, Gresham Fire/EMS and Shawano Ambulance Service.

The crash is being investigated by the Shawano County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

No additional information was being released Thursday afternoon.

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Jun

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

June 28

Police logged 27 incidents, including the following:

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

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

Disturbance — Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of East Schurz Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

June 28

Deputies logged 28 incidents, including the following:

Warrant — A woman was taken into custody on a warrant at Ho-Chunk Casino, N7198 U.S. Highway 45, in the town of Wittenberg.

Warrant — A 51-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman were taken into custody on warrants on Kroenke Creek Road in the town of Herman.

Juvenile — Authorities responded to a juvenile problem on Oak Avenue in the town of Richmond.

Clintonville Police Department

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Jun

TransCanada gives $1,000 to Junior Achievement

TransCanada Corporation recently presented a $1,000 grant to help fund Junior Achievement programming in the Wolf River District.

“TransCanada is committed to supporting organizations that build strong and vibrant communities,” said Duane Beyer, field operations technician with TransCanada’s ANR Pipeline Company in LaGrange, Indiana. “We are proud to be part of the energy and enthusiasm Junior Achievement generates in classrooms across the United States. The program in Shawano is a great example of how JA prepares young people to become contributing citizens.”

Beyer presented the check to Wolf River District Director Sandy Ebbinger at the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce on June 8. Also attending the presentation were board chair Dennis Heling, secretary/treasurer Karen Palmer, past chair Nicole Kunschke and board member Eric Gast.

Thu
29
Jun

County OKs $1M evidence storage facility

Shawano County Board members agreed Wednesday to spend $1 million to construct a new facility to store evidence for the sheriff’s department and perhaps other police agencies.

The action came at the urging of Sheriff Adam Bieber and others from law enforcement to end years of debate and move forward with construction.

County officials have known for more than a decade that current options for evidence storage were inadequate, but they had been unable to agree on plans for building a better facility.

After hearing from Bieber and others, members of the county board said they were tired of inaction and were ready to get building.

“We know we need it,” Supervisor Gene Hoppe implored his colleagues. “Let’s get this thing done.”

Despite some lingering reservations about the cost, the board voted unanimously to invest $1 million to build a new 7,200-square-foot storage building near the sheriff’s department.

Thu
29
Jun

Principal’s past includes domestic violence case

The new principal at Bonduel Elementary School brings with him a troubled past that includes reports of alcohol abuse and domestic violence, including one incident that happened at school.

Brad Grayvold, who is scheduled Saturday to begin his job overseeing 300 students in Bonduel, was convicted of domestic violence in 2010 following an altercation outside the school where he worked in Michigan.

Grayvold, a longtime school administrator and coach in Michigan, told police at the time of his 2010 arrest that he was an alcoholic.

Bonduel School District Administrator Patrick Rau said district leaders knew when they hired Grayvold that he had previous personal problems. However, Grayvold successfully passed a pre-employment background check, Rau said, and officials felt assured that he had taken steps to overcome adversity and improve himself.

“It probably even gave me more confidence that he was the right pick,” Rau said.

Thu
29
Jun

Still no answers 4 years after hit-and-run death

Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary of the death of a Michigan man in a hit-and-run case that remains unsolved.

The family of Timothy J. Meade is once again calling for the public’s help in solving the case.

Meade, 22, of Stephenson, Michigan, was found about 2:30 a.m. June 28, 2013, in the eastbound lane of traffic on County Road M at the state Highway 29 overpass.

“He was struck in the eastbound lane and left to die,” the family said in a media release.

Meade had been visiting friends in the area and was headed back to their residence after leaving The Shack, a nearby drinking establishment, according to the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department. He left The Shack between 1:45 a.m. and 2 a.m.

He was seen by a passing motorist near the tracks just south of The Shack, talking or texting on his phone a short time later.

Around 2-2:10 a.m., a call was made from Meade’s phone.

His body was found a short time later.

Thu
29
Jun

FSA open house provides info on county committee

The Shawano-Menominee County USDA Farm Service Agency will hold an open house from 1-3 p.m. July 12 to provide information about the FSA’s county committee election process. The agency is located at 603A Lakeland Road in Shawano.

County committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level. Elected county committee members are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.

The open house is an opportunity for producers and landowners to visit the FSA office to learn how they can make a difference by participating in the annual election process, said Nancy Swenty, executive director of the local FSA office.

Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Shawano-Menominee County FSA Office by close of business on Aug. 1.

Thu
29
Jun

Overdose death of Shawano County man followed by multiple drug arrests

The apparent overdose death of a Shawano County man in Marathon County on Monday was followed by the subsequent arrests of four people on multiple drug charges and the seizure of $16,000 in drugs, according to a news release from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department.

According to authorities, Lucas Groshek, 37, of Tigerton, and his wife, Carolyn Groshek, were “shaking and convulsing” in their car when they pulled into the driveway of a home in the town of Norrie shortly before 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Authorities responding to the scene found methamphetamine in the car, according to a news release.

The couple were taken to the hospital, where Lucas Groshek was pronounced dead on arrival. Carolyn Groshek was listed in stable condition.

Less than two hours later, police in Wausau arrested three people following a traffic stop.

Thu
29
Jun

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

June 27

Police logged 25 incidents, including he following:

OAR — A 29-year-old man was cited for operating after revocation in the 1200 block of East Green Bay Street.

Fireworks — Police responded to a fireworks complaint in the 300 block of Highview Avenue.

Disturbance — Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 400 block of South Weed Street.

Drug Offense — Police investigated a drug complaint at Memorial Park, 909 S. Lincoln Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

June 27

Deputies logged 48 incidents, including the following:

Suspicious — Authorities responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint on Oak Park Road in the town of Wescott.

Suspicious — Authorities responded to a suspicious person complaint on state Highway 29 in the town of Belle Plaine.

Wed
28
Jun

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

June 26

Police logged 30 incidents, including the following:

Curfew — Two juveniles were cited for curfew violations at Alpine Drive and Main Street.

Vandalism — Police responded to a vandalism complaint in the 200 block of South Washington Street.

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

Vandalism — A vehicle was reported vandalized in the 700 block of South Main Street.

June 25

Police logged 18 incidents, including the following:

Auto Theft — A vehicle was reported stolen in the 400 block of South Lafayette Street.

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

Fraud — Family Dollar, 413 S. Main St., reported a counterfeit $100 bill.

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

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