The Shawano Leader

James Davel, a retired colonel who currently serves as Shawano County’s administrative coordinator, was the featured speaker. He had some sharp words for the segments of America who use Memorial Day to party and vacation and don’t pay tribute to the veterans who sacrificed their lives to allow people like them to live free. (Lee Pulaski | NEW Media)
05/31/2023 - 12:12pm
Shawano’s annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 29 paid tribute to the men and women who have fought for freedom in America, but retired U.S. Army Col. James Davel made it clear what he thought of folks in Shawano County who don’t take time to honor...

Wittenberg Enterprise & Birnamwood News

The 2023 Wittenberg-Birnamwood graduating class pops confetti, marking their completion of high school, during the school’s commencement ceremony on May 26.

Luke Reimer | NEW Media
05/30/2023 - 12:20pm
The Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School gymnasium was filled with family members, friends, students, teachers, administration and school board members as the 2023 graduation class received their diplomas on May 26. Festivities kicked off with 2023...

Oconto County Times Herald

Guest speaker John Kershek, who was student council president with the Class of 1973, congratulates student speaker Tess Maggio after she received her diploma during the Oconto Falls High School graduation ceremony on May 28.
05/31/2023 - 11:52am
Martin Luther King once spoke of the dignity of all work, Oconto Falls High School Principal Dan Moore reminded graduating seniors on May 28. “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or...


06/01/2023 - 5:54pm
Shawano Community High School's George Buerman and Tristan Sheldon won their first No. 1 doubles match at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state individual tournament on June 1 at Nielsen Stadium in Madison. Buerman and Sheldon...


Caleb Bergner proudly sits on the 1948 Farmall Cub tractor he bought with money he earned from showing pigs at the 2022 Shawano County Fair and from working on the family farm. (Lynn Zaffrann)
05/31/2023 - 11:43am
Caleb Bergner bought a tractor a few weeks ago. He bought the antique 1948 Farmall Cub tractor to use on his family’s farm. He used his life savings to buy it. None of this would be too unusual in Wisconsin’s heartland, except that he is 10 years...


Luke Reimer
05/24/2023 - 12:17pm
Graduating from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in a pandemic was an interesting experience in my life. Businesses weren’t open, people were staying indoors and nobody was looking to hire a recent college grad. After six months of not being...