SHIOCTON

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Man drowns in Lake Park, Shiocton

The body of a 21-year-old man was recovered from Lake Park in Shiocton early Tuesday evening. Reports from the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department say the victim was swimming with friends and went under. They received the call about 5:45 p.m.…

32nd Infantry Brigade trains to keep sharp

The command center for the 32nd Brigade's operations at Ft. McCoy. Photo by Rick Cohler

By Rick Cohler, editor Note: Col. Martin Seifer of Seymour was named commander of the 32nd Infantry Brigade in 2010. He invited editor Rick Cohler to spend a day with the brigade at Fort McCoy during training in June.The face…

Shiocton district fills eight teaching positions

By Jason Galleske, reporter The Shiocton school board approved the hiring of eight instructors in the district at its regular meeting Tuesday, June 28. Shiocton had seven retirements and two resignations in the school district. The school district is filling…

Water levels on Wolf River discouraging to residents

Steve Knorr of Black Creek took this photo of flooded fields near Shiocton.

By: Jason Galleske, reporter Rising waters on the Wolf River have frustrated area residents in the Shiocton area. “It’s been a major headache,” said Kathy Pari, who owns Rivers Edge Resort in Leeman with her husband Steve. The levels of…

Relay for Life seeks to beat cancer “bully”

Triumphant. Cancer survivors take a lap at the Ameican Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Seymour held June 24-25. - Photo by Rick Cohle

Several hundred people gathered for the 2011 American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life June 24-25. All through the night, teams of walkers made their way around the track at Seymour Community High School. Some walked to raise funds, others to…

Shiocton fireworks moved

High water on the Wolf River in Shiocton has prompted a change in the Monday, July 4 fireworks display. The fireworks will be held at Lake Park in Shiocton beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Wolf River rising in Shiocton

Water from heavy rain has caused the Wolf River to rise to near flood level. Photo by Jason Galleske

The waters of the Wolf River in Shiocton are at higher levels than usual during June. The normal depth is 8.5 feet. The depth on Monday was 12.55 feet “Another six inches of water would cause concern,” Shiocton Police Chief…

Shiocton prepares to launch Charter school in September

By Jason Galleske, Reporter Students in the Shiocton school district will have more options to learn during the upcoming school year. The Shiocton International Leadership Academy or SILA will give students chances to learn in ways they weren’t able to…

Shower Curtain Showdown set

Deacon Don Coenen and Kathy Danke are ready for the Shower Curtain Showdown. - Submitted photo

The old rivalry between Nichols and Navarino has been revived in the form of a Shower Curtain Showdown between St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Navarino, and Memories on Main Restaurant, Nichols. The need for a “Showdown” occurred following Deacon Don Coenen’s…