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More coverage for Birnamwood, Mattoon and Wittenberg

Deputy Eric Chernetski of the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department introduced himself at the Village of Wittenberg board meeting Sept. 15 and explained that in the future, he will be attending board meetings in Wittenberg, Birnamwood and Mattoon.

Chernetski recently moved to the Village of Birnamwood and was looking for a way to bring more attention what he sees as an under-served area by law enforcement. The western edge of the county — Mattoon to Marion — can almost seem like its own county, Chernetski said.