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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.

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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.

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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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15
Jan

Shawano mayoral candidates square off at forum

Leader photo by Amy Weaver

Mayor Russ Schmidt, right, fields a question during a mayoral candidate forum for members of the Shawano Area Chamber of Commerce Friday as his challengers JP Drengler, left, and John Granchay, center, look on. The three will meet again for a public debate at the end of the month.

By Amy Weaver

Leader Reporter

A trio of mayoral candidates for the city of Shawano presented their views on a variety of issues at a forum Friday.

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15
Jan

Shooting victim released from hospital

Leader Reporter

NEOPIT Teresa Haack was enjoying a late night snack at her mother's home, holding her one-year-old daughter while seated at the dining room table. Haack, along with family and friends, had just celebrated the start of the new year.

Suddenly, the Keshena was laying on the floor, the room in total darkness. As the sirens blared, Haack wondered what would happen to her children.

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Jan

Underhills lose house to fire

An Underhill family's possession and pets were destroyed in a fire Thursday afternoon.

"There's barely any walls standing," said Brian Vogt, who left the house shortly before noon to drive into Shawano. "It was gone within an hour."

The blaze apparently broke out a few moments later. Vogt said a UPS driver stopping at the home of a neighbor who'd seen Vogt leave a few minutes earlier noticed smoke coming from the house.

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15
Jan

Many react to tribal election results

Leader Reporter

Menominee Tribal member Sylvia Wilber says her election last week to the tribal legislature, and the fact she received the most votes, are an indication other tribal members want change and they are tired of being left in the dark by their present government.

Wilber received 813 votes, incumbent Eugene Caldwell was second with 776 and Tribal Chairman Apesanahkwat finished third with 682 votes.

Tribal members did not return incumbent vice-chairman Wendell Askenette , who finished fourth with 661 votes.

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15
Jan

Old rivals go at it with Shawano girls beating Clintonville

Amanda Redmann goes up over the Clintonville defense for two points

By Michael Ray

Leader Sports Editor

CLINTONVILLE In what used to be a heated Bay Conference rivalry before this season the Shawano girls basketball team defeated Clintonville 50-18 in a non-conference game Friday night. The Truckers are playing their first season in the Valley Eight Conference this year.

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15
Jan

Marion stays atop CWL with win

Jenny Korth helped the Mustangs win Friday night by scoring 26 points

By Michael Ray

Leader Sports Editor

MARION The Marion girls basketball team used a big 13-2 run in the third period to pull away from Weyauwega-Fremont Friday night on their way to an important 46-38 CWL Conference win. The win keeps the Mustangs atop the CWL standings a half-game ahead of Bonduel.

Jenny Korth led the way for the Mustangs scoring a game-high 26 points in the win.

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