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16
Jan

Shawano swim club brings home honors

Sat
15
Jan

Snowmobilers go for glory in MIRA race

Snowmobilers went as fast as they could in the annual Menominee Ice Challenge races

By Bert Lehman

Leader Correspondant

SHAWANO, WI n With drivers from the MIRA, ICE and USSA circuits on hand, the green flag fell on the Menominee Ice Challenge 600 Saturday afternoon, with all 32 snowmobile drivers having their sights on the top spot. Troy Dewald used his pole position starting spot to jump out to the early lead. He held that lead for nine laps, when Jerry Ortauso overtook Dewald for the top spot.

Sat
15
Jan

Northern Exposure 2000

Leader Reporter

It was fun in the sun and the snow at the Northern Exposure/Menominee Ice Challenge 2000 Saturday.

"This is fun," said Kathy Stachura of Suamico. "It's something to do in the winter and it's a nice day to get out."

Many people flocked to the Shawano County Fairgrounds for all sorts of activities including the Midwest International Racing Association snowmobile races, snowman sculpting, and dog sled rides.

Sat
15
Jan

Bonduel High School student dies from injuries in car accident

Leader Reporter

Ashley Reinke was remembered Saturday by family and teachers as an active, involved student at Bonduel High School.

"Anything she could get her hands into it, she did it," said Reinke's aunt, Chris Reinke.

Reinke, a good student who participated in numerous extracurricular activities and sports, died Friday afternoon from injuries she sustained in a car accident Wednesday morning. She was 17.

Sat
15
Jan

Shawano mayoral candidates square off at forum

Leader photo by Amy Weaver

Mayor Russ Schmidt, right, fields a question during a mayoral candidate forum for members of the Shawano Area Chamber of Commerce Friday as his challengers JP Drengler, left, and John Granchay, center, look on. The three will meet again for a public debate at the end of the month.

By Amy Weaver

Leader Reporter

A trio of mayoral candidates for the city of Shawano presented their views on a variety of issues at a forum Friday.

Sat
15
Jan

Shooting victim released from hospital

Leader Reporter

NEOPIT Teresa Haack was enjoying a late night snack at her mother's home, holding her one-year-old daughter while seated at the dining room table. Haack, along with family and friends, had just celebrated the start of the new year.

Suddenly, the Keshena was laying on the floor, the room in total darkness. As the sirens blared, Haack wondered what would happen to her children.

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