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29
Feb

Can you spell deja vu?

Leader photo by Amy Weaver

The face of Rebecca Furdek of St. Rose School shows how intense the Regional Spelling Bee got Monday night at Bonduel High School as the competition got down to the wire between Furdek, Katrina Shankland of Wittenberg Middle School and Wendy Nordin of St. James Lutheran. Ultimately, Shankland finished first and Nordin second.

By Amy Weaver

Leader Reporter

BONDUEL The 2000 regional spelling bee at Bonduel High School looked a lot like the 1999 spelling bee.

Especially in the outcome.

Tue
29
Feb

Happy second birthday!

Leader photo by Amy Weaver

When teachers or classmates asked Abigail Stock how old she was Tuesday, she would simply smile and say "two." As the youngest second grader at Lincoln Elementary School, she treated her classmates to a special birthday cake marking only the second time in her life she was able to celebrate her birthday on the day she was born Feb. 29. Abigail, getting a piece of cake from teacher Diane Kirchenwitz, said she usually celebrates her birthday on Feb. 28.

Tue
29
Feb

Teacher pleads no contest to altercation with student

Leader Reporter

Wittenberg-Birnamwood agriculture instructor Daniel P. Day, accused of kicking and injuring a student in an Oct. 7, 1999, incident at the school, entered a no contest plea in Shawano County Circuit Court Tuesday to a charge of intentionally causing bodily harm.

As part of a plea agreement, Circuit Court Judge Earl Schmidt ordered Day, 54, of 1914 Cherry Drive, Eland, to pay a fine and court costs totaling $402.50. Schmidt dismissed a charge of disorderly conduct.

Tue
29
Feb

Hawks beat Truckers for incredible win

Leader Sports Editor

SHAWANO The madness of March began a day early for Shawano basketball fans as the Hawks nearly found themselves done for the season at the hands of Clintonville Tuesday night in opening-round action of the WIAA Tournament. The Hawks rallied from 15 points down in the final period to beat the Truckers 68-60 in overtime to move on to the second round.

Tue
29
Feb

Wildcats, Panthers still alive in WIAA action

Leader Sports Editor

GRESHAM The Gresham boys basketball team extended its season at least one more game Tuesday night with a 59-48 win over Tri-County in WIAA regional action. The Wildcats built an 18 point lead heading into the final period and held on for the 11-point win.

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