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Sun
16
Jan

Lack of racing chills Sunday event

Leader photos by Kent Tempus, Chip Manthey

Sun
16
Jan

MIRA racers left in cold

Leader editor

The third and final day of snowmobile races in the Menominee Ice Challenge was canceled Sunday because of poor track conditions.

"The race track just disintegrated," during Saturday's featured race, said Karl Schwartz of Saginaw, Mich., president of the Midwest International Racing Association.

The cancellation of the races, along with other problems, prompted Shawano Area Chamber of Commerce officials to call off the Northern Exposure winter festival Sunday. (See story on Page A1.)

Sun
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.

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