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Tue
01
Feb

Hawks explode for Bay win over Pulaski

Leader Sports Editor

PULASKI The Shawano boys basketball team remained in control of second place in the Bay Conference Tuesday night with a 64-42 win over Pulaski. The Hawks exploded for 32 points in the second period, while holding the Red Raiders to just six to cruise to the 22-point win.

The Hawks opened up the game with a comparatively slow start taking an 8-7 lead into the second period. In the second period the Shawano offense came alive scoring half of their total offense in the period.

Tue
01
Feb

School board races set for spring

five districts face contested races

By Amy Weaver

Leader Reporter

School board members in Bowler, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, Marion, Clintonville, and Menominee Indian will face challenged races this spring. But no primary elections will be held.

In Bowler, there will be a race between Wilbert Kersten and Jim Bestul for the seat from the Township of Seneca. Bestful was appointed in October to fill the term of Pat Paiser, who resigned because of stress-related health problems.

Mon
31
Jan

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.

Mon
31
Jan

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.

Mon
31
Jan

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.

Mon
31
Jan

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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