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State K-9 units train at county fairgrounds for recertification

Leader Reporter

An increasing number of law enforcement agencies are adding K-9 units to their departments.

Thursday, Shawano was the scene for an example of just how the number of K-9 units is growing in Wisconsin.

During the afternoon the Shawano County Fairgrounds grandstand was the site for training for police dogs and their handlers from about 10 different law enforcement agencies from around the state.

Thu
20
Apr

Citizens raise concerns over support for elderly care

Leader Reporter

About 40 people Thursday got their chance to talk to three area state lawmakers about their concerns regarding long-term care programs for the elderly and disabled. Many in attendance seemed to agree that more funding is needed that would allow the elderly to stay in their homes or their community rather than be placed in nursing homes.

Thu
20
Apr

With the anniversary behind them, Colombine survivors look ahead

Associated Press

LITTLETON, Colo. The one-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings served as more than a time for reflecting on the past. For those forever scarred by the massacre, it was an opportunity to start looking beyond the tragedy.

"Today is the beginning of the move forward," said Heather Dinkel, last year's student body president, to 3,000 people who gathered Thursday at Clement Park to remember the nation's deadliest school shooting.

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20
Apr

Bowler to host CWC track meet

Leader Correspondent

Bowler School is getting ready to host their first Central Wisconsin Conference Track Meet in May. Athletic Director Randy Kuivinen said it'll be an all day event and will take a lot of cooperative effort from Bowler school staff and community members.

Many people on staff at Bowler are already preparing for the meet. Maintenance staff is sprucing up the building and grounds, while Kuivinen purchases needed equipment, as well as hires a large number of temporary staff for officiating at the four meets Bowler will host this year.

Thu
20
Apr

Maryland signs deal with Packers

The Green Bay Packers' defense has a new big man in the middle.

Defensive tackle Russell Maryland signed a three-year, $8.3 million contract with the Packers Thursday. Maryland immediately becomes the focal point of Green Bay's rebuilding efforts on a defense that floundered last season after Reggie White's retirement.

Maryland, 31, the first overall pick in the 1991 NFL draft, won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys before playing the last four seasons with the Oakland Raiders.

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