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Wed
31
May

Hawks season ends with loss

The Shawano Community High School baseball team got a break in the weather Wednesday and traveled to Antigo in hopes of capturing the sectional title for a trip to the state finals in Appleton.

However, after knocking off Marinette 8-6 in game one, Shawano dropped the championship to Wausau East, 7-4.

"We weren't going to take them lightly," said Head Coach Dean Kugler of East's 12-10 record. "It seemed like they showed up to play, and we didn't."

Wed
31
May

Prokash serving as ambassador for technical colleges

Leader Reporter

Nicole Prokash of Shawano has a difficult task on her young shoulders promoting Wisconsin's technical colleges.

Fortunately, she's not alone.

Prokash, a 19-year-old student at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, and 15 other technical college students from throughout the state, have been selected to serve as a state ambassador for the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Wed
31
May

Area student still spelling at national bee

Spellers survive first rounds to make it finals

By JESSE J. HOLLAND

Associated Press Writer

A seventh-grade student from the Wittenberg-Birnamwood School District has now made it to the semi-finals of the 2000 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

Katrina Shankland is among 110 students who survived the opening rounds of the spelling bee yesterday.

Shankland was able to spell correctly three words: Vinaigrette in round 1, illegible in round 2 and medulla in round 3.

Tue
30
May

Tough day on links for area golfers

Despite teeing off under threatening skies at Bull's Eye Country club in Wisconsin Rapids, golfers at the WIAA Division One Sectional managed to complete their rounds as Green Bay Southwest and Preble advanced to the state team competition. Shawano team members failed to advance to the state match.

"There was some rain for the first five or six holes," said Shawano coach Dean Martin, "but the course was in beautiful shape for the match."

Tue
30
May

One person treated after small fire at North Star Casino

One person was treated for smoke inhalation due to a small fire Tuesday afternoon at the North Star Casino near Bowler.

According to Tribal Communications Director Jim Vele, the small fire occurred near a back-up generator at the casino.

"By the time I got there, the fire was out, even the smoke had cleared." said Vele after just returning around 1:30 p.m. from the fire scene.

Vele said employees extinguished the fire before emergency personnel arrived on the scene. He said that he did not think any employees were injured in the fire.

Tue
30
May

Area teen ready for national spelling bee

Leader Correspondent

Katrina Shankland set her goals high when she planned to be the state spelling bee champion two years ago. Though it took two years to reach that goal, she continues to set her sights high for the national competition.

"I'm going to do my best and try to get as far as I can. I'm now hoping to make it through several rounds," said Shankland Tuesday night from her hotel room in Washington D.C.

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