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Thu
21
Dec

Spring break staying in school calendar

The Shawano School District is in the middle of developing the 2018-19 school calendar, figuring out when to end the school year and determining when to schedule days off for students.

After a recent survey, though, one mandate is clear: Leave the weeklong spring break alone.

Superintendent Gary Cumberland announced the survey results Monday to the Shawano School Board. There were 615 surveys returned, 405 from parents and 210 from school staff, and both groups largely favored having a week off for spring break — 71 percent of parents and 77 percent of staff.

The survey asked whether parents and staff favored having those five days dispersed elsewhere during the school year, creating longer weekends. Only 34 percent of parents and staff surveyed favored that idea.

Thu
21
Dec

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Dec. 19

Police logged 39 incidents, including the following:

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

Fire Call — A gas line was cut at the construction site of the new Prevea Clinic in the 1200 block of East Green Bay Street. Police, firefighters and WE Energies responded and one lane of Green Bay Street was shut down during the response.

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

Harassment — Police responded to a harassment complaint at Shawano Community Middle School, 1050 S. Union St.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance at Kadletz Street and Lieg Avenue.

Hit and Run — Police investigated a property damage hit-and-run at Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St.

Disturbance — Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Mountain Bay Trail Drive.

Thu
21
Dec

Freedom Vans gets Clintonville taxi deal

As of Jan. 1, Clintonville’s local taxi service will be handled exclusively by Freedom Vans of Bryant – a decision that has the previous taxi service provider crying foul.

“It is really quite upsetting to me,” said Dick Koeppen, operator of Truck City Taxi, which has been the city’s taxi provider for more than two decades.

The Clintonville Common Council voted unanimously Monday night in a special meeting to accept the bid from Freedom Vans, which they said was the only bid they had received by the city’s Oct. 18 deadline.

Koeppen, in addressing the council at its Dec. 12 meeting, said he was unaware the deadline was in October, rather than Nov. 15 as it had been in previous years. He said no one had contacted him to tell him of the new deadline or ask whether he would be placing a bid.

“I take some blame” for missing the deadline, Koeppen said, “but not all because we don’t work together anymore like we used to.”

Wed
20
Dec

Shawano mayor seeks another term against 2 challengers

Shawano Mayor Jeanne Cronce has taken out papers seeking a second term in office, saying she wants to continue overseeing the progress the city has made over the last two years.

“I’d like to see some of the projects that we started finished,” she said, including improvements to city parks, the additions of Belmark and Culver’s, and “other things I’m not at liberty to talk about yet.”

Cronce also said she was encouraged by residents to make another run and said she wants to continue helping to move Shawano forward.

She said much of her first term has been a learning process.

“Now that I have a handle on it, things are moving along more smoothly,” she said.

Cronce faces two potential challengers, however.

Jim Oberstein, a mayoral candidate defeated by Cronce in 2016, has already returned his papers and the signatures necessary for a spot on the April 3 general election ballot.

Wed
20
Dec

SCHS tightens its open period policy

This year’s juniors at Shawano Community High School will have to work a little harder to earn the privilege of an open period during their senior year.

The Shawano School Board learned Monday about Principal Scott Zwirschitz’s policy to ensure students who get a class period off in their senior year are those who have been working hard the previous three years to improve their education. Open periods are only available at the start or end of the school day, according to Zwirschitz.

Currently, SCHS requires seniors to have at least 18 academic credits to be eligible for an open period. With students required to take at least 6½ credits each school year, Zwirschitz told the board the current requirement allows students to fail three semesters of classes and still be allowed to have an open period in their final year.

Wed
20
Dec

2 Shawano men get prison time

Two Shawano men involved in purchasing guns that were resold to California drug dealers were sentenced in federal court to prison and supervised release, according to statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Gary W. Hancock, 24, was sentenced Dec. 12 to 15 months in prison to be followed by a three-year supervised release. Jesus Solorio “Chuy” Zepeda, 29, was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in prison and two years’ supervised release.

Hancock pleaded guilty in September to falsely stating on a federal firearms form that he was buying rifle for himself when he knew it was intended for another person who couldn’t legally buy a firearm. The 7.62x51mm rifle was purchased in February 2014 at a Gander Mountain store in Green Bay.

Wed
20
Dec

2 arrested in Gresham drug bust

Two people were taken into custody Tuesday after a drug bust in Gresham.

Stockbridge-Munsee police and Shawano County sheriff’s deputies executing a search warrant at a residence in the village seized 104 grams of cocaine, six grams of marijuana, several scales and drug paraphernalia.

A small amount of cash was also seized.

The residence was occupied by four adults and six children.

Two adults, a male and a female, both 28, were taken into custody on various felony and misdemeanor drug charges, which were referred to the district attorney’s office.

The case is still under investigation, said Stockbridge-Munsee Police Chief James Hoffman.

Wed
20
Dec

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Dec. 18

Police logged 32 incidents, including the following:

Auto Theft — A vehicle was reported stolen in the 200 block of South Sawyer Street.

Disorderly — Police responded to an intoxicated person complaint at Franklin Street and Lieg Avenue.

Fraud — Police investigated a fraud complaint at Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St.

Hit and Run — Police investigated a property damage hit-and-run at Main Street and Sunset Avenue.

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

Warrant — A 23-year-old man was arrested on a warrant in the 1100 block of South Franklin Street.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of West Picnic Street.

Dec. 17

Police logged 13 incidents, including the following:

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

Sat
16
Dec

Drug drop off site changed, expanded


Photo by Carol Wagner The prescription drug drop off site has been changed from the Shawano Police department to the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department in Shawano. Standing by the new location are, from left, Mike Schuler, Police Chief Dan Mauel, and Sheriff Adam Bieber.

The prescription drug drop off site will be moved Jan. 1 from the Shawano Police Department to the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department, where a larger box is being installed. The main reason is the amount that is being collected continues to grow.

Mike Schuler, chairman of the Shawano County Solid Waste Management Board, said 800 pounds have been collected so far in 2017.

On Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 27, there were 4,274 law enforcement agencies nationwide participating, with 5,321 total collection sites, and a total of 456 tons of drugs collected.

Collecting prescription drugs had its beginning in Shawano County in 2008 when the Solid Waste Management Board had a clean sweep of materials that could be taken to the highway department and drugs were included.

“The Shawano Lake Sanitary District didn’t want drugs in the sewers,” Schuler said.

Sat
16
Dec

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Dec. 14

Police logged 24 incidents, including the following:

Sex Offense — A sex offense was under investigation on Franklin Street.

Suspicious — Police responded to a suspicious person complaint in the 1200 block of East Green Bay Street.

Disorderly — Police investigated a disorderly conduct complaint at Shawano Community High School, 220 County Road B.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of Acorn Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Dec. 14

Authorities logged 43 incidents, including the following:

Hit and Run — Authorities investigated a property damage hit-and-run on U.S. Highway 45 in the town of Aniwa.

Vandalism — A vehicle was reported vandalized on County Road M in the town of Pella.

Harassment — Authorities responded to a harassment complaint on Cedar Street in Tigerton.

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