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Newton sentenced to 12 years in jail

Leader Reporter

A 19-year-old Keshena man, convicted in 1999 of recklessly endangering his then 17-month-old son in a Nov. 27, 1998 incident, was sentenced Monday in Shawano County circuit court to 12 years in prison in the case.

Joseph Newton had been found guilty by a jury of felony charges of recklessly endangering his son, Donavan Newton, and fleeing an officer.

Newton was also convicted of misdemeanor traffic charges of speeding, driving left of the center line and driving without a valid drivers license.

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Domestic Abuse Support Center raising money for new shelter

Leader Reporter

With the community's support, the Domestic Abuse Support Center of Shawano County could have a shelter for domestic abuse victims by next summer.

DASC director Sandra Krueger said the need for such a facility has grown in the last few years as the number of victims served has nearly tripled from 385 in 1997 to 951 in 1999.

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Third person charged with bank robbery in Cecil

Leader Reporter

A third person has been charged in federal court in Milwaukee in connection with the Oct. 11 armed robbery of the First State Bank in Cecil.

Margaret Wamego, 25, of Wabeno made an appearance before a federal judge Friday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and was charged with party to the crime of bank robbery.

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Marion falls to Gillett-Suring

Leader Sports Editor

MARION The Marion wrestling team faced off against a tough Gillett/Suring team Monday night in non-conference action with the Mustangs falling 44-21. Marion forfeited five matches in the contest making it more difficult for the Mustangs to pull out a team win.

In the 103 pound match, the Mustangs forfeited the match giving Gillett/Suring a 6-0 lead right off the bat. Marion would fall farther behind when Joel Krueger lost an 18-3 technical fall to Zack Stewart in the 112 pound match.

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Shawano Pee Wees split series of games

Leader Sports Editor

SHAWANO The Shawano Pee Wee hockey team had a busy slate of games this past weekend finishing with a 2-2 record on the weekend. They beat Antigo and Waupaca and lost to D. C. Everest and Fox Valley.

Shawano opened play on the road playing D. C. Everest on Friday losing 6-3 after falling behind 4-0. The Pee Wees went scoreless in the first period of play, while D. C. Everest jumped out offensively scoring three goals in the first period to take a 3-0 lead.

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