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Wed
25
Oct

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Oct. 23

Police logged 28 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 1300 block of East Lieg Avenue.

Truancy — Police logged five truancy complaints from the Shawano Community High School, 220 County Road B.

Hit and run — Police investigated a property damage hit-and-run at Qualheim’s True Value, 1345 E. Green Bay St.

Theft — Gas was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of Alpine Drive.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Oct. 23

Deputies logged 48 incidents, including the following:

Fraud — Authorities investigated a fraud complaint on County Road M in the town of Grant.

Juvenile — Authorities responded to a juvenile problem on Lake Drive in the town of Wescott.

Trespass — Authorities responded to a trespassing complaint on Bluebird Road in the town of Wittenberg.

Tue
24
Oct

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Oct. 22

Police logged 25 incidents, including the following:

Vandalism — A house was reported egged in the 1100 block of South Lincoln Street.

Disturbance — Police responded to a domestic disturbance at the Wisconsin House, 216 E. Green Bay St.

Hit and run — Police investigated a property damage hit-and-run in the 700 block of South Main Street.

Theft — Pizza Hut, 816 E. Green Bay St., reported someone had called in a false order worth $100.

Oct. 21

Police logged 25 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance at the Quality Inn and Suites, 104 N. Airport Drive.

Shoplifting — Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St., reported a shoplifting incident.

Vandalism — A house was reported egged in the 1000 block of East Fifth Street.

Sat
21
Oct

WHERE THE MILK FLOWS


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Fancy Vele, right, tells a class from Keshena Primary School about the giant storage tanks where milk is stored until it can be transported elsewhere during a tour of Paiser Family Dairy on Friday.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Tyrese Escalante, a third-grade student from Keshena Primary School, touches a mountain of ground corn during a tour Friday at Paiser Family Dairy.

Although Wisconsin is home to 77,000 farms, many children have never set foot on one.

Paiser Family Dairy in the town of Red Springs is trying to remedy that by inviting schools to bring their students to see how a farm operates and where much of their food originates.

Students from Gresham Community School’s homework club visited the dairy Thursday, and two groups of students from Keshena Primary School mingled with 500 dairy cows Friday.

This is the second year that Paiser employees have taken students on a tour of the farm.

“I had gotten the idea of having our local students, especially Menominee and Gresham, to come out because many of these kids have never been on a farm,” said Fancy Vele, a Paiser employee. “It’s a really good way to educate, and we’re still a smaller farm, and we take pride in that.”

The farm started in 1989 with Tim Paiser milking five cows, according to Vele. Today’s operation milks 500 cows.

Sat
21
Oct

Few takers on former hospital property

There has apparently been limited interest from developers in the former Shawano Medical Center property, with only three proposals coming forward since marketing of the property began last year.

Two of those have since withdrawn their proposals, according to the city.

The Shawano Common Council will meet in closed session at a special meeting Monday to discuss the property, but it’s not clear whether officials will decide on the remaining proposal or open things up for broader marketing.

Plan commission member Lorna Marquardt at a meeting last week questioned whether there had been sufficient marketing, especially given that the initial marketing efforts took place before the hospital building was razed and the property restored to green space.

City Administrator Brian Knapp said requests for proposals were sent to several dozen developers and realtors.

Sat
21
Oct

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Oct. 19

Police logged 27 incidents, including the following:

Theft — A vehicle break-in was reported in the 500 block of West Second Street.

Accident — Police responded to an injury accident at Airport Drive and County Road B.

Theft — Police responded to a property theft complaint in the 400 block of South Weed Street.

Theft — A vehicle break-in was reported in the 1000 block of South Lafayette Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Oct. 19

Deputies logged 46 incidents, including the following:

Fraud — Authorities investigated an identity theft complaint on Green Valley Road in the town of Green Valley.

Warrant — A 24-year-old woman was taken into custody on a warrant on state Highway 22 in the town of Belle Plaine.

Juvenile — Authorities responded to a juvenile problem on Hemlock Road in the town of Wittenberg.

Sat
21
Oct

Local Junior Achievement district earns state award


Contributed Photo Michael Frohna, right, president of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, presents a 5-Star Award to Sandy Ebbinger, district director of the Wolf River District of Junior Achievement, and Marty Monfils, district board chairman, Oct. 4 in Milwaukee.

The Wolf River District of Junior Achievement recently received a 5-Star Award from Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.

Michael Frohna, president of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, presented the award to Sandy Ebbinger, district director, and Marty Monfils, district board chairman, Oct. 4 at the Junior Achievement Kohl’s Education Center in Milwaukee during an annual leadership conference.

To qualify for the award, the district must meet standards in at least four of five areas: program quality practices, program impact, management effectiveness, alignment with brand standards and philosophies, and financial solvency.

Other districts receiving 5-Star awards were Rock County, Racine and Kenosha County, Northcentral, and Portage and Wood County. Four-star awards were presented to the Northwest and East Central districts.

Junior Achievement volunteers work in K-12 classrooms to teach work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

Fri
20
Oct

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Oct. 18

Police logged 25 incidents, including the following:

Arrest — A 31-year-old man was taken into custody at the probation and parole offices, 1340 E. Green Bay St.

Accident — Police responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident in the 400 block of East Green Bay Street.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of Fairview Way.

Vandalism — A Halloween display was reported vandalized in the 900 block of South Lutz Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Oct. 18

Deputies logged 47 incidents, including the following:

Harassment — Authorities responded to a harassment complaint on McDonald Road in the town of Navarino.

Theft — Authorities responded to a property theft complaint on Summer Street in Aniwa.

Thu
19
Oct

Extension provides advice on Equifax breach

Freezing credit and signing up for free credit monitoring are among strategies a University of Wisconsin-Extension specialist suggests in response to the massive hack of the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax.

The response of Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the U.S., to the data breach this summer continues to evolve. Computer hackers accessed personal data — Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and potentially more information — of 143 million U.S. consumers.

Equifax advises all consumers to determine if their personal information may have been affected by going to its website www.equifax.com. There have been reports of imposter websites popping up, so double-check the spelling when going online.

Once online, consumers can read about the extent of the data breach and request to enroll in one-year free credit monitoring, whether or not personal information has been stolen.

Thu
19
Oct

Holsey will again lead S-M Tribal Council

Shannon Holsey was re-elected president of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians’ Tribal Council for 2017-18 on Saturday.

“As a tribe, we have made tremendous strides forward and it is important to celebrate our progress,” Holsey said. “But we know there is much more we can do together, beginning with protecting our sovereign rights and our economic lifeblood, the North Star Mohican Casino Resort.

“There continue to be health, education, environmental and economic inequalities that need to be addressed, and we must also continue engaging and investing in our Native youth, as they are our future.”

Other council members elected Saturday are Dr. Jolene Bowman, vice president, Terrie Terrio, treasurer, Craig Tully Kroening, Chad Miller, Jeremy Mohawk and Sterling Schreiber. All but Terrio and Kroening were members of the 2016-17 board.

The new council will be sworn in on Friday.

Thu
19
Oct

Court News

Domestic abuse

A preliminary hearing was delayed Tuesday for a Bowler man accused of multiple counts of domestic abuse-related felonies after he told the court he wanted a private attorney rather than the public counsel that had been appointed.

Trae A. Opper, 20, is charged with two counts of domestic-abuse related strangulation, four counts of substantial battery, child abuse and false imprisonment.

He is also charged with three misdemeanor counts of battery, including battery to an unborn child.

He was arrested in the town of Bartelme on Sept. 2 after authorities responded to a report of an assault on a woman and her 8-year-old child.

Opper could face six years in prison and a $10,000 fine on each of the most serious charges of suffocation, child abuse and false imprisonment.

A status conference is scheduled for Oct. 30.

Felony OWI

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