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12
Feb

Three mayoral candidates vie for ballot slots in primary

Incumbent Shawano Mayor Russ Schmidt, JP Drengler and John Granchay are the three candidates on the ballot in Tuesday's primary election.

The top two vote-getters will be on run for mayor in the April election.

The three were questioned by the Shawano Leader on a variety of issues last week. Here are the questions and their answers:

Did the city do the right thing when they raised the taxes to pay off the city\'s debt? Why or why not?

Sat
12
Feb

SMU honored or 100 years of service

Leader Reporter

It was July 25, 1900 when the Common Council of the City of Shawano passed a resolution to "construct, build and equip a system of water works and electric lighting" for the city.

"And it has been running ever since," said Shawano Municipal Utilities general manager Dan Dasho.

SMU was recognized Thursday by Gov. Tommy Thompson with 33 other Wisconsin companies for their 100th anniversaries in 2000.

Banner Banks of Birnamwood was also honored.

Sat
12
Feb

Hawks pick up big win over Bay Port

Leader Sports Editor

BAY PORT In what very well could have been the biggest win of the season thus far for the Shawano boys basketball team, the Hawks pulled out a come-from-behind 44-37 win over Bay Conference foe Bay Port Friday night. The win keeps the Hawks in the hunt for a share of the conference title, lurking two game behind Seymour.

Sat
12
Feb

Three Shawano wrestlers advance to Sectionals

Leader Sports Editor

SHAWANO  Shawano wrestling closed out its team season Saturday with a seventh place finish in a WIAA Division 1 regional with 72 points. But the Hawks will still have three wrestlers in action in the sectional competition next Saturday at Appleton North. Josh Theis, Rocky DeLorme and Luke Hoffman each advanced with a top-four finish in their respective weight class.

Sat
12
Feb

Marion sends six to sectionals, Bonduel gets four

Leader Sports Editor

MARION Three local wrestling teams, along with four other teams converged on Marion Saturday afternoon for the WIAA Division 3 regional. The competition featured Bonduel, Marion Menominee Indian, Coleman, Lena, Shiocton and Oneida Nation. The No. 2 team in Division 3, Coleman, ran away with the meet winning the team competition and sending all 13 individual wrestlers on to sectional competition.

Sat
12
Feb

Witt-Birn qualifies four for sectionals, Clintonville gets one

Leader Sports Editor

CLINTONVILLE Two local teams, Witt-Birn and Clintonville, took to the mat Saturday afternoon looking to extend their wrestling seasons and extra week in a WIAA Division 2 regional. Witt-Birn finished in fifth place with 125.5 points, while Clintonville came in sixth with 121 points. The first place team was Oconto Falls with 182.

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