SHIOCTON

The News from Shiocton

Shiocton girls play softball, enjoy Florida

The Shiocton girls softball team enjoyed a week of games and fun in Florida earlier this month. - Submitted photo

The Shiocton girls softball team left Wisconsin in a snowstorm at 3 a.m. April 7, but they knew a week of sun, softball and fun awaited. Twenty-four players from the varsity and JV teams and 10 chaperones made the trip…

Stanley the Sturgeon debuts at Bamboo Bend

0419shioc-stanleysturgeon

Schoolchildren pose in front of “Stanley the Sturgeon” at Bamboo Bend in Shiocton on April 14 during a field trip to watch sturgeon spawning in the Wolf River. The statue was conceived by Tim Conradt and sculpted by Kimberly Richards.

Tax waiver denial will fund study

The Shiocton Village Board voted April 12 not to waive utility property taxes, a move that had been considered. The decision adds another $15,000 to the village treasury. The board voted to use the money to fund the early years…

Open-air market coming to Shiocton

Moogies and More, along with the Shiocton Business League will sponsor “Market Days” from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., beginning Sunday, May 9 and continuing on each second Sunday through the summer. “This will be an upscale craft and flea market,” Moogies’…

Shiocton’s Schmidt to coach All Stars

The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association has selected Shiocton Boys Head Basketball Coach Chad Schmidt to be the head coach for the High School Division III (North Team) All-Star Game in June. The game will be held on June 19 at…

Two incumbents, newcomer on Shiocton Village Board

Newcomer Thomas Dawes Sr. was the leading vote getter but two incumbents kept their job in a five-person race for three spots on the Shiocton Village Board. Dawes led with 118 votes, with incumbents Ruth Klitzke getting 94 and Nancy…

Sturgeon sculpture to welcome visitors to Shiocton

Sculptor Kimberly Richards puts the finishing touches on the tail fin of the 15-foot foam form for the sturgeon.

Tim Conradt, well known for his carvings of fish and taxidermy work is almost done with his biggest project to date. He plans to put a huge fiberglass sculpture of a sturgeon at Bamboo Bend. The Bend is recognized as…

Legion baseball makes Shiocton debut this summer

Shiocton’s first American Legion baseball team will take the field this summer. The team, for ages 15-19, will play in the Central Wisconsin Legion League and host games at the high school field. The first home game is June 21.…

Five run for three seats on Shiocton Village Board

Five people will run for three seats on the Shiocton Village Board in the April 6 election. Incumbents Eugene Bunnell, Ruth Klitzke and Nancy Brownson will be joined on the ballot by Glenn Bunnell and Tom Dawes Sr. Each of…

‘Chief’ face, name may leave gymnasium floor

Members of the Shiocton High School wrestling team were honored for their CWC championship and state tournament appearances at the March 15 Shiocton School Board meeting. Shown are, from left, Coach Eric Clausen, Jose Gonzalez, Tyler Bradwell, Austin Hooyman, Jacob Dahlke, Zech Riehl, Thomas Dahlke, Josh Knorr and Charlie VanStraten. - Photo by Ray Barrington

By Ray Barrington ReporterThe threat of proposed legislation controlling school mascots may have a physical effect on Shiocton High School this summer. The high school gymnasium floor is due for resurfacing this summer, and concerns over whether the legislation will…