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Special Response Team called to domestic incident

Shawano County’s Special Response Team was called in to assist Shawano police Monday morning with the arrest of a domestic violence suspect holed up in his apartment.

The suspect, a 22-year-old Shawano man was alone inside his apartment in the 400 block of Humphrey Circle after the domestic incident was reported at 6:50 a.m.

The SRT responded to assist with his apprehension, police said.

The man subsequently left the building and was taken into custody in the parking lot without incident at 8:15 a.m.

Charges are being referred for strangulation/domestic, false imprisonment, endangering safety with the use of a dangerous weapon, going armed with a firearm while intoxicated, domestic violence-related disorderly conduct and battery and threats to law enforcement officers.

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Public Record

Shawano Police Department

June 16

Police logged 15 incidents, including the following:

Vandalism — Vandalism was reported at Sturgeon Park, 811 S. Water St.

Disturbance — A 42-year-old Shawano man was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence after a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of East Fifth Street.

Disorderly — Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint in the 1200 block of South Main Street.

June 15

Police logged 24 incidents, including the following:

Vandalism — Vandalism was reported at Arlington Park, 300 N. Humphrey Circle.

Juvenile — Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 200 block of North Riverside Drive.

Theft — Two gas drive-offs were reported at Kwik Trip, 1241 E. Green Bay St.

Accident — A minor accident was reported at Lincoln and Green Bay streets.

June 14

Police logged 28 incidents, including the following:

Thu
13
Jun

‘Things I love’ found in Bolt & Skein Quilt Shop

During the years that Jennifer Maltbey has run Shawano’s Old Glory Candy Shop with her husband, James, and their business partners, she’s learned a lot about retail. That experience “got the wheels turning” for the longtime knitter and relatively new quilter to open her own business — the Bolt & Skein Quilt Shop.

“Fabric and yarn are things I love,” said Maltbey, who opened the business in February in the Senzig Professional Building ay 1488 E. Green Bay St. in Shawano. “Since then, things are building up slowly.”

The shop offers a variety of quilting and knitting supplies, as well as notions. Pre-cut squares and “starter kits” of squares and directions are among the items. Quilting frames, she said, will likely be the next items added to her inventory.

She’s only been quilting for about five years and said her efforts are focused on producing samples for the shop. The shop doesn’t sell finished quilts, she noted.

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13
Jun

Shop features custom barn quilts, consignments


Leader photo by David Wilhelms Dr. Sandra King has rooms of offerings from 25 local artisans and craftspeople at her Burlap & Barn Quilts store on East Green Bay Street, Shawano. She also paints custom barn quilts.

You might not typically find a psychology practice in the same building that sells barn quilts. Then again, the Burlap & Barn Quilts store in Shawano does inspire some out-of-the-box thinking. “This is the kind of store where you find one-of-a-kind, unique things,” said Dr. Sandra King, owner and semi-retired psychologist.

Located in the Senzig Professional Building 1488 E. Green Bay St., King features her hand-painted barn quilts in a variety of sizes, as well as consignments from 25 area artists and craftspeople.

“Country, primitives, farmhouse; anything remotely related to barns and barn quilts” are usually available, King added. Renovated furniture is also featured. “Things are coming in and going out all the time.”

King moved to Shawano in 1997 after retiring from her psychology practice in Milwaukee. She still sees some clients under contract from the State of Wisconsin in one of the back rooms of her store.

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Jun

Gentlemen’s Quarter to close


Leader photo by Carol Ryczek Jeff Kirchner is surrounded by sales at Gentlemen’s Quarter, 109 S. Main St., Shawano. Kirchner announced that he will be closing his business after 27 years in downtown Shawano. The store closing sale will begin June 20.

Jeff Kirchner, the owner of the Gentlemen’s Quarter in Shawano since 1992, always planned on going out on his own terms three years from now.

With cancer changing those plans, he is selling entire inventory of menswear and closing his doors.

Kirchner’s original plan was to retire in 2022 when he reached 45 years in the trade and 30 years on his own, but his timetable was unexpectedly moved up when a brain tumor discovered last year resulted in surgery, chemotherapy and a recovery that is still under way.

“My surgeon at UW-Madison is absolutely amazing. He was able to get the entire tumor,” Kirchner said. “If this had happened five years ago, I would not have survived. I’ve been given a second chance at life at 57 and, no matter how much more time I have, I certainly plan to enjoy it.”

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13
Jun

Electronics recycling event set

Village officials are encouraging Wittenberg residents to take advantage of an electronics recycling event June 22.

The event will run from 9-11:30 a.m. at Harter’s, W17620 County Road Q, Wittenberg, for village residents only. Computer monitors, televisions and other electronics will be accepted for a fee. Representatives from the village board will be on hand to collect fees in the form of cash or check.

Separating out recyclable materials is not only good for the planet, it’s good for the village as well, said Traci Matsche, Wittenberg clerk/treasurer. The state DNR offers grants to municipalities that hit their recycling goals.

“We are required by the state to have a recycling program,” Matsche said. “I must file a grant application in the fall with our recycling goals for the year, and then do a grant report in the spring showing our actual totals and costs for the year.”

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13
Jun

Wisconsin land stewardship program ‘at a crossroads’

As funding for the state’s stewardship program goes before the Legislature’s budget panel next week, a new report by the independent, nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum finds the nearly 30-year-old conservation program spent its lowest amount ever on land purchases last year.

The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program spent $2.9 million for Department of Natural Resources land acquisitions in fiscal year 2018, well below a 2007 peak of $61.6 million. At the same time, the program’s annual costs – mainly payments on debt – remain near their 2014 peak.

The new report, “Public Property: State Faces Deadline for Conservation,” shows some of the ways in which the stewardship program has changed since its inception. Funding for the program is scheduled for debate Tuesday by the Legislature’s budget-writing Joint Finance Committee. The program will expire June 30, 2020, without reauthorization.

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Public Record

Shawano Police Department

June 12

Police logged 25 incidents, including the following:

Theft — Police responded to property theft complaints in the 700 block of South Prospect Street, 1100 block of South Bartlett Street, 1300 block of South Union Street and 400 block of East Division Street.

Accident — Police responded to property damage accidents in the 300 block of East Randall Street and at Main and Oshkosh streets.

Harassment — Harassment was reported in the 1500 block of Estates Lane.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

June 12

Deputies logged 35 incidents, including the following:

Disturbances — Disturbances were reported on state Highway 22 in the town of Washington and on Meyer Street in Cecil.

Warrant — A 52-year-old Wittenberg man was arrested on Shawano and Marathon County warrants on Witt-Birn Town Line Road in the town of Wittenberg.

Thu
13
Jun

Nominees sought for FSA committees

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency will begin accepting nominations for county committee members Friday. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate themselves or others.

Richard Fordyce, FSA administrator, said there is an increasing need in county committees for representation from diverse and underserved producers — including novice, female and minority ranchers and farmers.

Committees make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. Their input helps determine how FSA carries out disaster programs, as well as conservation, commodity and price support programs. The committees are made of three to 11 members and typically meet once a month during their three-year terms.

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Farmers market opens Saturday


Leader File Photo Paul Bergsbaken with Home Field Kettle Corn prepares a bag of kettle corn for a customer on the opening day of the 2018 Shawano Farmers Market. This year’s market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 5 in Franklin Park, 235 S. Washington St., Shawano.

The Shawano Farmers Market will reach a milestone Saturday as it opens its 2019 season firmly situated for the first time within the boundaries of its new home at Franklin Park.

“We’re very excited about it,” said farmers market board member Bob Dumke. “We think it’s a much more market-friendly environment.”

The market began in Shawano in 2008 in the parking lot at City Hall before moving several years ago to the outskirts of the still-undeveloped Franklin Park along Washington Street.

This year, visitors will be able to stroll through the park where the vendors will be located and relax at picnic tables or on benches while they enjoy the music being presented in the park’s amphitheatre.

“We have the bandshell now instead of just a couple tents and chairs, so we can put on greater activities there. It’s much more customer-friendly,” Dumke said.

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