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Apr

Evergreen, Birch Hill owner files for Chapter 11

bankruptcy

By Kent Tempus

Managing editor

The parent company of two Shawano nursing homes has filed for protection under Chapter 11 bankruptcy law.

HMU Inc., based in Edina, Minn., is seeking to reorganize its finances so it can continue to operate Birch Hill Healthcare Center and Evergreen Health-care Center in Shawano, as well as four other nursing homes in western Wisconsin and North Dakota.

Sat
15
Apr

Marchers honor river, call for its protection

Leader Reporter

KESHENA At least 100 people gathered Saturday on the banks of the Wolf River to call attention to environmental damage they fear will result from the proposed Crandon Mine.

Speakers talked about the future of the river and its importance to the environment, the people of the Menominee tribe and the public.

Sat
15
Apr

County department says space crunch now at critical point

Leader Reporter

Shawano County's public property committee has recommended the county's social services department be allowed to investigate possible options for easing its office space crisis including moving the entire department out of the courthouse.

Richard Kane, deputy director of the department, told the committee Friday that social services has reached such a critical point as far as overcrowding, that his department must investigate and find some solution soon to the space crunch.

Sat
15
Apr

Clintonville sweeps Freedom in doubleheader

Leader Sports Editor

CLINTONVILLE The Clintonville baseball team had two close calls, needing back-to-back homeruns in their final at-bat in game one of a doubleheader sweep over Freedom Saturday to remain perfect in Valley Eight Conference play. The Truckers beat Freedom 10-9 in game one and 9-8 in game two.

Sat
15
Apr

Bears stay unbeaten with non-conference win

Leader Sports Editor

BONDUEL It was another day and another big win for the Bonduel baseball team as they whipped Crivitz 15-1 Friday afternoon in a non-conference game. Joe Leitske pitched four innings striking out nine batters to pick up the win for the Bears.

Bonduel got off to a huge start scoring 13 runs in the first inning, all but sealing the win from the start. After being held scoreless in the second inning, the Bears scored one more run in the third and one in the fourth. Crivitz scored its lone run in the top of the fifth inning.

Sat
15
Apr

Bonduel softball beats Wausaukee

Leader Sports Editor

BONDUEL The Bonduel softball team took a break from CWL Conference action hosting Wausaukee on Friday. The Bears came away with a 6-3 win holding on despite a late Wausaukee charge.

Deana Blum went the distance for the bears picking up her second win of the season striking out five batters.

The Bears got on the board early taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Their big inning came in the second when they scored three runs building a 4-0 lead. The Bears added another run in the third to take a commanding 5-0 lead.

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