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Tue
30
May

Tough day on links for area golfers

Despite teeing off under threatening skies at Bull's Eye Country club in Wisconsin Rapids, golfers at the WIAA Division One Sectional managed to complete their rounds as Green Bay Southwest and Preble advanced to the state team competition. Shawano team members failed to advance to the state match.

"There was some rain for the first five or six holes," said Shawano coach Dean Martin, "but the course was in beautiful shape for the match."

Tue
30
May

One person treated after small fire at North Star Casino

One person was treated for smoke inhalation due to a small fire Tuesday afternoon at the North Star Casino near Bowler.

According to Tribal Communications Director Jim Vele, the small fire occurred near a back-up generator at the casino.

"By the time I got there, the fire was out, even the smoke had cleared." said Vele after just returning around 1:30 p.m. from the fire scene.

Vele said employees extinguished the fire before emergency personnel arrived on the scene. He said that he did not think any employees were injured in the fire.

Tue
30
May

Area teen ready for national spelling bee

Leader Correspondent

Katrina Shankland set her goals high when she planned to be the state spelling bee champion two years ago. Though it took two years to reach that goal, she continues to set her sights high for the national competition.

"I'm going to do my best and try to get as far as I can. I'm now hoping to make it through several rounds," said Shankland Tuesday night from her hotel room in Washington D.C.

Tue
30
May

Feingold hears concerns on land issues

Leader photo by Joe Vandel

Sen. Russ Feingold was at the Hartland Town Hall Tuesday for another of his regular listening sessions. More than 25 people who gathered to express their concerns and hear how Feingold stands on a variety of issues.

By Joe Vandel

Leader Reporter

BONDUEL Wisconsin U.S. Senator Russ Feingold heard area concerns about land to trust issues and discussed new initiatives to recognize America's fallen soldiers and today's veterans during a listening session held Tuesday at the Hartland Town Hall.

Mon
29
May

Lakers rally in last at bat

The Shawano Lakers rallied in the last at-bat to down the persistent Gresham Gophers on Sunday, 12-11.

Tom Ejnik Sr. had walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, and Travis Kerber slammed a double to clear the bases for the win.

Kerber, who was also the winning pitcher, was 3-4 with two doubles and a three-run home run in the first inning.

Gresham fought back and took an 11-7 lead, but the Lakers added runs in the sixth and seventh inning to make it 11-9.

Ken Gordon was 2-3 for the Lakers.

Mon
29
May

Mailings still under investigation

Incumbents' newsletters start flooding mailboxes

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) State lawmakers are flooding the mail with more than a million newsletters touting their accomplishments during the 1999-2000 legislative session.

About a dozen state senators and 79 representatives have sent out the mailings, which they say are informative for their constituents.

But critics dismiss the mailings sent at taxpayer expense as thinly-veiled political advertisements designed to help incumbents win re-election.

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