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Tue
21
Mar

SCHS track season gets underway with first meet

Leader Sports Editor

MENASHA the Shawano track team opened its season Tuesday afternoon with a dual meet at Menasha. The boys team narrowly lost by a 67-60 score, while the girls were beaten 74-42.

"This was a real good meet to use as a measuring stick to see where both teams are," said Sue Sam, Shawano's track coach.

Tue
21
Mar

Progress 2000: Tourism in Shawano Co. is multi-million dollar industry

Managing editor

Tourism in Shawano County is at least a $50 million a year industry, according to state figures.

"Tourism is vital to the economy of Shawano County," said Val Wylie, executive director of the Shawano Area Chamber of Commerce.

In 1998, tourism spending in the county totaled $51.1 million, an increase of 10.4 percent from 1997, according to the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.

Tue
21
Mar

PFC meets with officers in closed session

Leader Reporter

The Shawano Police and Fire Commission took no action Tuesday night after meeting in closed session with 12 Shawano police officers.

It was the first PFC meeting held since the state Court of Appeals on March 14 upheld the resignation agreement between the city and now former chief Norm Jahn. The agreement settled Jahn's lawsuit, in which he claimed several officers and current or former PFCmemers conspired to remove him from his job.

Mon
20
Mar

Progress 2000

Opportunity, students increase at CMN

Adjunct professor Dan Reiter helps Cheri Bauman and Rebecca McNeel with a project in the Intro to Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife class at the College of the Menominee Nation. A small college like CMN offers a lot of one-on-one attention between teachers and students, officials said.

By Amy Weaver

Leader Reporter

KESHENA The College of Menominee Nation could be this area's best kept secret.

"A lot of people don't know about us," said college president Dr. Verna Fowler.

Mon
20
Mar

Lower class sizes for grades K-3 ahead

Leader Reporter

Shawano-Gresham School District elementary schools will be able to participate in a state funded program to reduce class size in kindergarten through third grade classes next school year.

Mon
20
Mar

County to consider expanding landfill at cost of $900,000

Leader Reporter

Shawano County Super-visors Wednesday at their regular monthly meeting will vote on a resolution that calls for the county to borrow $900,000 for expansion and construction at the current county landfill.

The new landfill area would be constructed directly next to the current site which is nearing its capacity after nine years of operation.

According to Shawano County planning and development director Pat Vaile, the landfill is expected to reach capacity sometime this fall.

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