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22
Mar

Complaint filed in decades-old murder case

The man arrested last week after DNA tests linked him to a 1976 double homicide is scheduled to make his first appearance in Marinette County Circuit Court Friday afternoon.

Raymand L. Vannieuwenhoven, 82, was taken into custody March 14 as Marinette and Oconto county deputies executed a search warrant at his home in the town of Lakewood. Prosecutors filed a criminal complaint Thursday charging him with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree sexual assault in the deaths of David Schuldes, 25, and Ellen Matheys, 24, of Green Bay.

The defendant is scheduled to appear at 2 p.m. before Judge James Morrison.

According to the complaint, the couple left their homes on the morning of July 9, 1976, for a camping weekend. They were seen driving through Goodman Park in Marinette County, but that campground was already full, so they headed south to McClintock Park, which was empty, and set up their camping materials there.

Fri
22
Mar

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

March 20

Police logged 23 incidents, including the following:

Warrant — A 30-year-old Neopit woman was arrested on a warrant at Lieg Avenue and Prospect Circle.

Fleeing — Police attempted to pull over a vehicle for speeding at Park Street and Robin Lane. After a short vehicle and foot pursuit, the following people were taken into custody: The driver, a 28-year-old Black River Falls man, was arrested for fleeing an officer, disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer and an outstanding warrant. Among the passengers, an 18-year-old Green Bay man was arrested for obstructing an officer and bail jumping; a 30-year-old Shawano woman was arrested for obstructing an officer, possession of a schedule 4 narcotic and possession of drug paraphernalia; and a 19-year-old Suring woman was arrested for obstructing an officer.

Shoplifting — Charlie’s County Market, 521 S. Main St., reported a shoplifting incident.

Thu
21
Mar

Area employers vie for workers at annual job fair


Leader photo by Tim Ryan Dozens of potential employers gather Wednesday at The Gathering in Shawano to woo potential workers visiting the Shawano County Job Center’s annual job fair.

More than three dozen employers ranging from the U.S. Air Force to Culver’s set up shop Wednesday at The Gathering in Shawano for the Shawano County Job Center’s annual job fair, but it seemed to be an open question as to who needed whom more.

According to some potential employers, the current job market seems to favor those looking for a job instead of those doing the hiring.

“I think a lot of people that would need a job have a job,” said Cassandra Reichardt, general manager at Culver’s. “There’s enough employment opportunity that if you want one, you have one.”

Reichardt said, however, that Culver’s is always on the lookout for top-quality employees.

“We’re always looking to hire the next best employee,” she said. “You never settle with what you have.”

Thu
21
Mar

Clintonville approves paid maternity leave

Clintonville has become just the third known municipality in the state of Wisconsin to offer paid maternity, parental, and adoption leave, according to City Administrator Sharon Eveland.

The Common Council voted to implement a new personnel manual at its regular meeting March 12. This was the culmination of almost two years of work by city staff to completely overhaul the previous manual that was implemented back in 2003 and had been changed very little since that time.

“If we are to ensure we are able to continue to attract quality staff to serve our community, we must proactively adjust and adopt to provide the work environment the emerging generations expect and deserve,” Eveland said. “Part of the vision for this new manual involved doing just that.”

Thu
21
Mar

Clintonville schools set priorities for possible referendum


Photo by Grace Kirchner Clintonville High School Principal Kelly Zeinert, right, and Kim Bakeberg, assistant principal, lead the community conversation meeting in the high school commons March 14.

A second community meeting in the Clintonville High School commons was held March 14 to gather information from the public that could guide a school district referendum in April 2020.

Attendees were asked what services they expect the school district to provide for the school and the community.

Those in attendance listed academics and real world skills experiences as very important. Other items of importance included history (including local history), the arts, partnerships with employers, good student behavior, performances in the community and mental health concerns.

Some of the other concerns that were listed included trade and art skills, career readiness, the need for additional supports, conflict resolution, having a positive climate, a safe harbor when needed, opportunity for adult education at Fox Valley Technical College, a food truck and reaction to community and employment needs.

Thu
21
Mar

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

March 19

Police logged 18 incidents, including the following:

Suspicious — Suspicious incidents were reported in the 1100 block of Waukechon Street and 600 block of East Elizabeth Street.

Juvenile — Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 900 block of South Cleveland Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

March 19

Deputies logged 39 incidents, including the following:

OWI — A 27-year-old Green Bay man was arrested for operating while intoxicated after an injury accident at state Highway 29 and Cecil Street in Bonduel. He was also cited for operating after revocation.

Thu
21
Mar

Cowles, Tauchen to hold district listening sessions

State Sen. Robert Cowles and Rep. Gary Tauchen will hold two listening sessions in Shawano County on Monday.

The first session will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the community room at Shawano City Hall, 127 S. Sawyer St., Shawano. That will be followed up with a session at noon at Schultz’s Cozy Cafe, 112 U.S. Highway 45, Tigerton.

The legislators want to hear what their constituents have to say on state legislative issues, including the budget or proposed legislation for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.

Thu
21
Mar

Shawano library offers gardening classes

Shawano County Library, UW-Extension, and Wolf River Master Gardeners are offering a monthly series of gardening classes at the main library in Shawano, 128 S. Sawyer St, Shawano.

The class will meet on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. Topics will be:

April 1: Spring bulbs

May 6: Vegetable gardening

June 3: Rhubarb and strawberries

August 5: Dividing perennials

September 9: Garden art

October 14: Putting the garden to bed

For more information, contact the Shawano County Library at shawanolibrary.org or (715) 526-3829. The Shawano County Library consists of the main library in Shawano, branches in Birnamwood, Bonduel, Mattoon, Tigerton and Wittenberg as well as a county-wide delivery service.

Wed
20
Mar

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

March 18

Police logged 22 incidents, including the following:

OAR — A 28-year-old Fond du Lac man was cited for operating after revocation at County Road B and Industrial Drive.

Disturbance — An 18-year-old Shawano woman was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence in the 1500 block of Estates Lane.

Drug Offenses — Police investigated drug complaints in the 800 block of South Park Street and the 1300 block of East Lieg Avenue.

Theft — A license plate was reported stolen in the 200 block of North Airport Drive.

March 17

Police logged 14 incidents, including the following:

Theft — Police investigated a theft complaint at McDonald’s, 1202 E. Green Bay St.

Accident — Police responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident in the 200 block of Airport Drive.

Wed
20
Mar

Woman allegedly handed out marijuana cookies at Mooseyard parade

A Shawano woman accused of handing out marijuana-laced cookies during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Wescott Saturday is facing two felony drug charges in connection with her alleged activities.

Cathleen K. Krause, 57, was arrested after Shawano County authorities received a call reporting that a woman was handing out drug-laced cookies during the annual holiday parade in Wescott’s Mooseyard.

According to the criminal complaint, a sheriff’s deputy was told that a woman wearing a green St. Patrick’s Day hat and wearing a leather coat had handed out a cookie that she said had marijuana in it.

The reporting party had taken a picture of the woman, later identified as Krause, and showed it to the deputy, who located and questioned Krause.

The complaint states Krause was visibly intoxicated, and her breath smelled of alcohol and marijuana.

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