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Shiocton High School inaugurates National Honor Society members

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Members of the Shiocton National Honor Society were innaugurated on Wednesday, April 21. Pictured are, row 1, left to right: Samantha Zurfluh, Megan Wright, Harley Krause, Samantha Neumann, Alexa Pahlow, Michelle Ritchie; row 2: Jason Vander Wielen, Adam Zahradka, Kyle…

Town hall meeting topics may include look at possible Chiefs renaming

By: Ray Barrington, reporters With state government coming closer to a move that would threaten Native American mascots, Shiocton schools are getting ready to discuss the situation with the public. At the Shiocton School Board meeting April 19, the board…

Kris Stilen finds success, with Mary Kay

Mary Kay representative Kris Stilen takes delivery of her new career car at Gustman’s in Seymour. Pictured with her are, left to right: Patricia Toney, sales director with Mary Kay, Jayne Rohan, Sherry Reitz, Shelly Stratman, Marilyn Seidl, and Kris Stilen, Sr. Sales Director with Mary Kay.- Photo by Ray Barrington

Kris Stilen of Leeman was happy in her business of owning a beauty shop in her home. Then, in January of 1989, her mother received a facial from a Mary Kay representative. “She said the representative reminded her of me,”…

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

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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…