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    Manitowoc man pleads guilty to Nemschoff embezzlement

    A Manitowoc man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Milwaukee to wire fraud and tax evasion for allegedly embezzling more than $300,000 from his Sheboygan employer.

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    Manitowoc man faces sex assault charge

    A 21-year-old Manitowoc man faces a felony charge of repeated sexual assault of the same child stemming from June 2005 incidents that allegedly occurred when he was 13 and the victim was a 6-year-old boy, according to Manitowoc County Court records.

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    Manitowoc road closure announced

    South 21st Street between Marshall and Hamilton streets will be closed to through traffic today for a sanitary sewer repair, said Greg Minikel of the city engineering department, in a news release.

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    Wisconsin weather forecast for Wednesday

    Here's a look at today's weather forecast.

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    Union Park Community Garden advocates Michael Pearson and Amber Daugs review potential placement of raised bed plots for growing fruits and vegetables. Charlie Mathews/HTR Media

    Manitowoc council considers community garden

    Supporters of a proposed community garden at downtown Union Park shared their mission and vision Monday with members of the City Council's Parks & Recreation Committee.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Pictured are some of the paraphernalia seized from the searches at the Maple Terrace Court, in St. Nazianz, and Point Creek Road, in Kiel, residences related to the methamphetamine production. Photo courtesy Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit

    Suspect arrested in meth bust

    A 33-year-old man is in custody after being arrested for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine at a St. Nazianz residence, according to a news release from Lt. Dave Remiker of the Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Criminal Justice Coordinating Council urged

    County Circuit Court Judge Mark Rohrer told Manitowoc County Board supervisors Tuesday night the establishment of a local Criminal Justice Coordinating Council would be a proactive approach to dealing with issues affecting the criminal justice system, res

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Sherrie Culligan of Two Rivers tends to the winter wheat growing in her raised bed plots at the Two Rivers Community Gardens, located in the back of the Holy Cross Forest View Cemetery on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Two Rivers. As the weather gets warmer, Culligan plans on using her plots to grow strawberries, peppers, cucumbers, and much more. The community garden is new this year and will hold a meeting inside the Behringer Room at the Two Rivers Community House at 9:30am on Saturday, April 26. Matthew Apgar/HTR Media Matthew Apgar/HTR Media

    Community garden opens at Holy Cross Forest View Cemetery in Two Rivers (photos)

    Sherrie Culligan of Two Rivers tends to her raised bed plots currently growing winter wheat at the Two Rivers Community Gardens, located in the back of the Holy Cross Forest View Cemetery on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Two Rivers. The community garden is new this year and will hold a meeting inside the Behringer Room at the Two Rivers Community House at 9:30am on Saturday, April 26.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    The long-awaited gardening season nears. Soon, those who use Mariners Trail or drive by it on Maritime and Memorial drives will be enjoying the work of 48 different gardening groups, stated Friends of Mariners Trail garden committee member Judy Corrado in a press release. Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Gardeners needed for waiting list

    The long-awaited gardening season nears. Soon, those who use Mariners Trail or drive by it on Maritime and Memorial drives will be enjoying the work of 48 different gardening groups, stated Friends of Mariners Trail garden committee member Judy Corrado in a press release.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Hennessey, Nelson may seek 9th Senate nomination

    In the wake of Tuesday's announcement that state Sen. Joe Leibham will seek to replace retiring Tom Petri in Congress, two Manitowoc Republicans said they are considering a run for the 9th Senate District post.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Buckley column: Thank you for your service, Judge Winter

    On April 30, J. Steve Winter will retire as Two Rivers Municipal Court Judge after serving our community for 44 years in that position. He is the longest-serving municipal court judge in Wisconsin.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    College to host telescope event

    The University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc will host a presentation titled, “Science at the Extremes,” at 5 p.m. on May 2 in Hillside Hall, room H102.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    A Shawano County Sheriff squad car parks in the entrance to a gas station and fast-food McDonald restaurant where an armed person held a store employee hostage Tuesday in Wittenberg. T'xer Zhon Kha/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Hostage incident at Shawano Co. McDonald's ends peacefully after two hours

    A poised clerk and a skilled hostage negotiator on Tuesday helped peacefully end an armed standoff at a McDonald's restaurant in this western Shawano County village.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Green Bay police investigate arrest shown in viral video (with videos)

    Green Bay police are investigating a violent arrest outside a downtown bar over the weekend captured on video and posted online.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Three people were injured in this two-vehicle crash in the town of Mishicot on Tuesday morning. Courtesy Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department

    Three possibly injured in rollover accident Tuesday

    Emergency personnel were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident with three possible injuries at Nuclear and Saxonburg roads in the Mishicot area about 7:40 a.m. today, according to police scanner reports.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Manitowoc man charged with delivering heroin

    A 42-year-old Manitowoc man has been charged with two heroin-related felonies.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Dodge County sheriff explores run for Congress

    Never one to hide his intentions, former Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls of Fox Lake has announced that he is considering a run for the 6th Congressional District seat of retiring Rep. Tom Petri.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    U.S. 10 east detour in county starts Thursday

    Gov. Scott Walker recently approved $1.98 million to improve a 1.6-mile stretch of U.S. 10 eastbound from the Interstate 43/U.S. 10 east interchange to Manitowoc County R (Rapids Road) and the Interstate 43/U.S. 10 east interchange ramps.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Karolyn Efferson

    Efferson column: St. Peter the Fisherman plans kindergarten activities

    Will your child be 5 years old by Sept. 1? Is your child ready for kindergarten?

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    First-grade students include, from left, Dominic Grimm, Collin Phillips, Bryce Reed, Myarie Ivy and Autumn Randall. Submitted

    McLinn column: Koenig Elementary utilizing 'Bucket Filling'

    It is that time of year where the halls are bustling with end of the year events and students and the staff is celebrating a year of great accomplishments.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Wisconsin existing home sales fell 11 percent in March compared to the same month last year, and the chillier winter may be to blame, the Wisconsin Realtors Association said this week. Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Wisconsin home sales slide; weather blamed

    Wisconsin existing home sales fell 11 percent in March compared to the same month last year, and the chillier winter may be to blame, the Wisconsin Realtors Association said this week.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    The former supervisor of the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Milwaukee office allowed nearly four dozen Internet child pornography cases to languish for months, agency officials said in his termination letter. Gannett Wisconsin Media

    DOJ: Agent let 43 child porn cases languish

    The former supervisor of the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Milwaukee office allowed nearly four dozen Internet child pornography cases to languish for months, agency officials said in his termination letter.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Ari Solomon, spokesman for the animal rights group Mercy For Animals, speaks at a December news conference in Milwaukee about the results of an undercover investigation at Wiese Brothers Farm in Greenleaf. File/AP

    Workers ordered to pay fines and court costs in farm-abuse case

    A pair of workers at a Brown County dairy filmed last year by animal activists mistreating cows entered no contest pleas on Tuesday to a number of related charges.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    This is a photo of a common Wisconsin stew made with wild game and vegetables. What is it? Gannett Wisconsin Media file photo

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    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Jon Reisenbuechler, operations manager at the Manitowoc County Recycling Center, stands next to large bales of food and beverage cartons at the Manitowoc County Recycling Center. Sue Pischke/HTR Media

    Food and beverage cartons are latest recyclables (with video, photos)

    Most people know the recycling drill: paper, plastic, glass and cans.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during an event to announce the expansion of Family Care, a state-administered program that provides long-term care to disabled and elderly residents under Medicaid during an event at Options for Independent Living in Green Bay Monday, April 21, 2014. Jim Matthews/Gannett WisconsiN Media

    Governor announces plan to expand Family Care

    Wisconsin health officials are ready to begin expanding the Family Care program that provides in-home care to seven additional counties, but it could take as long as three years to get things ramped up.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    This year's chair personnel for the annual Roncalli Pierside Auction are, from left, Mark Kitzerow, Denise Kitzerow, Lisa Patek and Dale Patek. They are holding some of the items which will be available at Saturday's auction. Submitted

    Roncalli Pierside Auction set for Saturday

    Roncalli High School will host its 30th annual Pierside Auction on Saturday.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    TEA-Movement group to meet Thursday

    The Manitowoc County TEA-Movement will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Holiday Inn.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Humane society plans special event

    The Lakeshore Humane Society is hosting its first Run for Shelter 5K run/walk beginning at 9 a.m. on May 3.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    The Clipper City Co-op is a community-owned grocery store planned to serve Manitowoc and the Lakeshore area. Steering Committee members are seeking to engage the public in a two-way conversation about its operations and goals. HTR Media

    Clipper City Co-op seeks conversation

    The Clipper City Co-op is a community-owned grocery store planned to serve Manitowoc and the Lakeshore area. Steering Committee members are seeking to engage the public in a two-way conversation about its operations and goals.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    This is an example of graffiti that has been showing up in Manitowoc during the past two weeks, according to police. Submitted

    Police seek help solving graffiti spree

    Police are seeking the public's help in solving numerous cases of vandalism and graffiti that occurred in Manitowoc over the past two weeks, according to Capt. Scott Luchterhand of the Manitowoc Police Department.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Brett Hulsey (left) and Mary Burke

    Hulsey announces run for governor

    A Madison legislator who was cited for flipping a young boy off an inner tube at the beach and mused about lugging a musket onto the Assembly floor announced Monday he'll run for governor.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Wisconsin wildlife officials on Monday reduced the number of lakes where non-tribal anglers can take only a single walleye per day even though the state’s six Chippewa tribes have said they’ll aim to spear a record number of the fish. Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Agency sets 1-walleye limit on 173 Wisconsin lakes

    Wisconsin wildlife officials on Monday reduced the number of lakes where non-tribal anglers can take only a single walleye per day even though the state’s six Chippewa tribes have said they’ll aim to spear a record number of the fish.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Army shrinks, pushing out young officers

    After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Rita Jeptoo, of Kenya, celebrates her win in the women's division of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) AP

    Keflezighi wins men's Boston Marathon title, Jeptoo wins women's race

    American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Much of what remained of the historic Maribel Caves Hotel was destroyed during a tornado in August 2013. File photo by Sarah Kloepping/HTR Media

    Tornado Awareness Week is April 21-25

    Manitowoc, Maribel, Mishicot and St. Nazianz have all been hit by past storms so severe they left a trail of destruction in their wake.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    SpeechCraft, a four-session communication and leadership workshop conducted by Manitalkers Toastmasters, begins May 8. Manitalkers Toastmasters is part of Toastmasters International, the world’s largest organization devoted to success through communication and leadership development. Gannett Wisconsin Media

    SpeechCraft Program offered by Toastmasters Club

    SpeechCraft, a four-session communication and leadership workshop conducted by Manitalkers Toastmasters, begins May 8. Manitalkers Toastmasters is part of Toastmasters International, the world’s largest organization devoted to success through communication and leadership development.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    The 32nd annual Northeastern Wisconsin Charity Motorcycle Classic will be held April 26-27 at the Manitowoc County Expo Grounds. HTR Media

    Motorcycle classic set for April 26-27

    The 32nd annual Northeastern Wisconsin Charity Motorcycle Classic will be held April 26-27 at the Manitowoc County Expo Grounds.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    OWI fines hefty, but deterrence effect debated

    Last year, drunken drivers in Winnebago County were ordered to pay more than $1 million in fines and case-related costs.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    In this March 29, 2013, file photo, Sharday Rose, 24, holds a phone in Milwaukee with a photo of her boyfriend, Derek Williams, who died in 2011 in police custody while gasping for breath. Wisconsin police are preparing for Gov. Scott Walker to sign a bill developed in response to a number of high-profile deaths like Williams', revamping officer-involved death investigations. File/Dinesh Ramde/AP

    Police brace for new probe protocols

    A bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths could create conflict and confusion for Wisconsin agencies that have traditionally done it themselves, police observers say.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Boston Marathon runner Jessica Boucher, of Arlington, Va., places flowers Sunday at a memorial honoring the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings in Boston. The memorial is where the first explosion happened last year near the finish line. Robert F. Bukaty/AP

    Officials say security tight for Boston Marathon

    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and a congressional leader say security will be tight as thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators crowd Boston's streets for the annual marathon.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Perforating tools, used to create fractures in the rock, are lowered into one of six wells during a roughly two-week hydraulic fracturing operation March 25 at an Encana Corp. well pad near Mead, Colo. The energy boom is scrambling national politics. Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups. Some deeply-conservative areas are allying with conservationists against fracking. Brennan Linsley/AP

    National energy boom blurs political battle lines

    The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Relatives of missing passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol watch a TV news program reporting the government's rescue operations at a gymnasium in Jindo, South Korea, Sunday. Ahn Young-joon/AP

    Transcripts reveal confusion over ferry evacuation

    The confirmed death toll from the sunken South Korean ferry rose Sunday while transcripts from when the ship was sinking revealed crucial miscommunication between the crew and ship traffic controllers who could have expedited rescue.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Manitowoc Senior Center announces upcoming activities

    The Manitowoc Senior Center offers the following activities.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Lakeshore Update

    The 6th annual Tasting for a Cure will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on May 5 at Warrens Restaurant, 905 Washington St.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Sister Jane Kinate, center left, shows ninth-graders, from left, Ian Sczygelski, Cory Bahrs, Kerry Kiel and Chuck Weatherford how to process weather field data to create a graph on their laptops during earth science class at Roncalli High School in Manitowoc. Sue Pischke/HTR Media

    Roncalli educators balance technology and learning

    It's been four years since Roncalli High School implemented a one-to-one initiative that placed a netbook into the hands of every student in the school, and educators at the school say the technology has enhanced student learning.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Reaching kids through technology (with video)

    It's been over a week since laptops were handed to every sixth-grader in the Manitowoc Public School District, and teachers are already finding ways to engage students with the new technology.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Addy Loucks of Two Rivers, 6, left, targets a plastic Easter egg alongside Mikayla VanWychen of Mishicot, 5, on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Neshotah Park in Two Rivers. Matthew Apgar/HTR Media Matthew Apgar/HTR Media

    Easter egg hunt at Neshotah Park in Two Rivers (photos)

    Children scramble for plastic eggs on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Neshotah Park in Two Rivers.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Employee Sylvester Gomez operates a skid-steer with a plow attachment to move feed closer to the dairy cows eating inside a free-stall barn at Badger Pride Dairy, located south of Valders. Sue Pischke/HTR Media. Photo taken on Friday, March 28, 2014. Sue Pischke/HTR Media

    Farm feature on Badger Pride Dairy in Valders (photos)

    Farm feature on Badger Pride Dairy in Valders.

    • Apr. 18, 2014

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