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Sun
06
Feb

Utility rate payers shell out $56.7 million in surcharges

Associated Press Writer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin electricity customers paid an extra $56.7 million during the past three years to help utilities pay for unexpected power costs, according to an Associated Press review of Public Service Commission records.

The surcharges were in stark contrast to the years 1993 through 1996, when companies returned almost $25 million to consumers because they overestimated the cost of their power.

Sun
06
Feb

NFC takes record setting win

Associated Press Writer

HONOLULU (AP) Randy Moss came up big against the AFC's best defensive backs.

The Minnesota receiver set records with nine catches for 212 yards, and Mike Alstott scored three touchdowns in the NFC's 51-31 victory Sunday in the highest-scoring Pro Bowl ever.

"We had a lot of fun," said Moss, selected the MVP. "With Alstott rumbling through there, we did some good things. I'm not really into individual awards and things like that, but I guess I'll take them when they come."

Sat
05
Feb

Bonduel boys fall to No. 3 Amherst

Leader Sports Editor

BONDUEL The Bonduel boys basketball team had a tough challenge Friday night hosting third-ranked and unbeaten Amherst in CWL Conference action. With the help of a 22-7 run in the second half by Amherst, the Bears lost 64-50.

Sat
05
Feb

Central Wisconsin Conference holds big year-end wrestling meet

Leader Sports Editor

MARION The Central Wisconsin Conference wrestling tournament brought together some of the best wrestlers in the area to Marion Saturday afternoon to crown conference team and individual champions. The 10th-ranked Weyauwega team took home the championship with 207 points, while Bonduel finished four points back in second place in a very tight race.

Sat
05
Feb

Shawano boys win fourth straight in Bay action

Leader Sports Editor

SHAWANO After a quick start, the Shawano boys basketball team slowed down in the second half, but hung on for a 51-43 win over Marinette in Bay Conference action Saturday night. The win was the Hawks' fourth straight in conference action.

The Hawks jumped out early behind two quick three pointers from Blake Olson to take the early lead. Shawano grabbed a 16-12 lead heading into the second period. In the second quarter they continued their offensive output with a 17-8 run to build a 33-20 lead at the half.

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