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Feb

State, Waupaca GOP officials at odds over rules

and The Associated Press

The state Republican Party has told Waupaca County party officers that rules they recently adopted on membership and voter privileges are exclusionary and are invalid because not enough people voted on them.

Calling the changes "appalling," Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Rick Graber said the new rules were "absolutely and thoroughly at odds with my goals as chairman and with the Republican Party of Wisconsin's long history of encouraging participation at the grassroots."

Sat
12
Feb

Apesnahkwat re-elected Menominee chairman

Menominee Indian Tribal Chairman Apesanahkwat has been again named chairman.

At its recent reorganization meeting Feb. 9, the new legislature re-elected Apesanahkwat as tribal chairman and Lisa Waukau as secretary.

Barbara Frechette-Kelley was elected the tribe's new vice-chairman.

She replaces Wendell Askenette, who finished fourth in the January election. Only the three top vote getters won seats on the legislature.

Sat
12
Feb

Three mayoral candidates vie for ballot slots in primary

Incumbent Shawano Mayor Russ Schmidt, JP Drengler and John Granchay are the three candidates on the ballot in Tuesday's primary election.

The top two vote-getters will be on run for mayor in the April election.

The three were questioned by the Shawano Leader on a variety of issues last week. Here are the questions and their answers:

Did the city do the right thing when they raised the taxes to pay off the city\'s debt? Why or why not?

Sat
12
Feb

SMU honored or 100 years of service

Leader Reporter

It was July 25, 1900 when the Common Council of the City of Shawano passed a resolution to "construct, build and equip a system of water works and electric lighting" for the city.

"And it has been running ever since," said Shawano Municipal Utilities general manager Dan Dasho.

SMU was recognized Thursday by Gov. Tommy Thompson with 33 other Wisconsin companies for their 100th anniversaries in 2000.

Banner Banks of Birnamwood was also honored.

Sat
12
Feb

Hawks pick up big win over Bay Port

Leader Sports Editor

BAY PORT In what very well could have been the biggest win of the season thus far for the Shawano boys basketball team, the Hawks pulled out a come-from-behind 44-37 win over Bay Conference foe Bay Port Friday night. The win keeps the Hawks in the hunt for a share of the conference title, lurking two game behind Seymour.

Sat
12
Feb

Three Shawano wrestlers advance to Sectionals

Leader Sports Editor

SHAWANO  Shawano wrestling closed out its team season Saturday with a seventh place finish in a WIAA Division 1 regional with 72 points. But the Hawks will still have three wrestlers in action in the sectional competition next Saturday at Appleton North. Josh Theis, Rocky DeLorme and Luke Hoffman each advanced with a top-four finish in their respective weight class.

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