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Complaint details fatal attack

Leader Reporter

An 18-year-old Keshena man yelled "I'm going to get you," before slamming Leonard Johnson's head with a table leg, a witness told authorities investigating Johnson's death early Saturday.

Mitchell Crowe is charged with the murder of Johnson, 28, also of Keshena, at a residence on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

He will make his initial appearance on the murder charge Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in Milwaukee before U.S. Magistrate Judge Aaron Goodstein.

Tue
07
Mar

Mayoral candidates back flouridation

Leader photo by Amy Weaver

Mayoral candidate John Granchay, front, fields a question during the Lake Country Republican Women meeting Tuesday at the Black Forest Restaurant, while Mayor Russ Schmidt, back, waits his turn.

By Amy Weaver

Leader Reporter

Mayor Russ Schmidt and challenger John Granchay addressed issues such as crime, the downtown revitalization project and fluoridation at a forum Tuesday.

The candidates spoke before members of the Lake Country Republican Women at the Black Forest Restaurant.

Tue
07
Mar

Woman agrees to plead guilty in state court in Cecil bank robbery

Leader Reporter

A Wabeno woman, accused of being an accomplice in the Oct. 11 armed robbery of the First State Bank in Cecil, has agreed to a plea bargain in the case.

Margaret Wamego, 25, was facing both federal and state charges of being party to the crime of armed robbery by force. Wamego was to have made her initial appearance in Shawano County Circuit Court on the state charge Monday, but that was postponed because she was in Milwaukee working out a plea bargain with federal authorities.

Tue
07
Mar

Citation issued in fatal van-motorcycle crash

Shawano County Sheriff's deputies have issued a citation to the driver of the van involved in a Monday afternoon double fatality motorcycle-van crash in the Town of Wescott.

Deputies issued a citation for failing to keep his vehicle under control to Robert Dillenburg, 62, of Pickerel.

Killed in the crash after their motorcycle collided with Dillenburg's van were 48-year-old Thomas Montour of Shawano and his 46-year-old wife, Deborah "Jane" Montour.

Tue
07
Mar

Corn ready to take world title

Leader Sports Editor

Boxer J. J. Corn has already made a name for himself in the world of boxing, but on Saturday he looks to cement his standing as one of the best boxers in the world. Corn will face Germany's Armand Krajnc who is undefeated at 22-0 in Krajnc's home of Lubeck, Germany for the WBO World Middleweight Title.

"I've been boxing for 14 years now," said Corn. "I've dreamed of fighting for a world championship, and now I get to."

Corn figures his big shot came when he fought for the IBF title and probably got noticed at that fight.

Tue
07
Mar

Shawano Pee Wees fall in state tourney

Leader Sports Editor

SHEBOYGAN The Shawano Pee Wee hockey team competed in the state tournament over the weekend finishing with an 0-3 record in the tournament. The Pee Wees lost to Grantsburg, Wisconsin Dells and Cumberland in tournament action.

Shawano first had a tough game against Grantsburg falling 9-3. The Pee Wees actually took the early lead with an unassisted goal from Remington Ford with 14 minutes left to play in the first period. Grantsburg would tie the score at 1-1 heading into the second period.

Tue
07
Mar

Shawano fifth grad team places second in tourney

Leader Sports Editor

FREEDOM The Shawano fifth grade basketball team had a busy weekend of action placing second in a 20-team tournament at Freedom.

Shawano won its first five games before dropping the championship game to Bay Port 32-28 for their second place finish. They opened the tournament handing Menasha a 32-19 loss, before moving on to beat Menasha Resurrection 45-17 in their second game.

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