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Photo of the Day: Johnson Visits SPASH

By Robert Whitmire United States Senator Ron Johnson spent part of Thursday talking with SPASH students during a AP U.S. Government class. The class is taught by Dan Hoppe. More »

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Metro Fire, St. Mike’s Team Up for Mock Rescue

Left, Metro Fire responders assess a mock victim’s condition before attempting to open the vehicle. (City-Times photo) By Brandi Makuski Fire and EMS crews on Wednesday joined with Ministry St/ Michael’s for a More »

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Scott Walker Makes TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People List

Left, Gov. Scott Walker signed heroin legislation is Stevens Point earlier this month. (City-Times photo) By Patrick Lynn TIME Magazine today announced Governor Scott Walker was included on its annual list of the More »

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County Formalizes Library Negotiations Committee

Left, County Executive Patty Dreier (left) and County Board Chairman Phil Idsvoog sound off on the stinted library lease negotiations Tuesday night. (City-Times photo) By Brandi Makuski Leaders from Portage County on More »

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Apartment Complex Going Up Near Ice Hawks Arena

Left, an empty lot across the street from Ice Hawks Area on Badger Avenue is slated as the future home of multi-family apartment complex. (City-Times photo) “This scenario….has the ability to break up More »

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UPDATE: Victims in Monday’s Crash Were UWSP Students

By Patrick Lynn The Portage County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of those involved with Monday’s fatal crash.  More »

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City Leaders Prep for Meeting on Possible New Overpass

By Brandi Makuski A proposed overpass on Country Club Drive/Hoover Avenue could begin construction by 2016. More »

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Statewide Tornado Drill Slated for Thursday

City-Times Staff April 21-25 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. More »


Photo of the Day: Johnson Visits SPASH

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By Robert Whitmire

United States Senator Ron Johnson spent part of Thursday talking with SPASH students during a AP U.S. Government class. The class is taught by Dan Hoppe.

City to Flush Water Mains

City-Times Staff

The City of Stevens Point Water Department announced Thursday it would begin flushing out all the city’s water mains from 10 PM on Sunday, April 27 through 6 AM the next morning.

Metro Fire, St. Mike’s Team Up for Mock Rescue

FD Training

Left, Metro Fire responders assess a mock victim’s condition before attempting to open the vehicle. (City-Times photo)

By Brandi Makuski

Fire and EMS crews on Wednesday joined with Ministry St/ Michael’s for a large scale training exercise involving three vehicles and multiple “victims”.

Scott Walker Makes TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People List

Walker Signs Bill

Left, Gov. Scott Walker signed heroin legislation is Stevens Point earlier this month. (City-Times photo)

By Patrick Lynn

TIME Magazine today announced Governor Scott Walker was included on its annual list of the top 100 most influential people in the world.

Sheriff’s Offce Welcomes New Dispatcher

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Left, Nikkie Orr is sworn in by Sheriff John Charewicz. (Contributed photo)

City-Times Staff

The Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office is now fully staffed.

Police & Sheriff Calls

April 22

Garbage Throwers: A 22 year-old man reported juveniles throwing garage in the road at 2:13 AM. Authorities were unable to located the alleged offenders.

Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve Group Formed

For the City-Times

Schmeeckle Reserve is a resource for both the community and UW-Stevens Point campus. A newly formed Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve offers individuals, families and groups a chance to support it.

Shankland to Hold ‘Town Hall’ Office Hours

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City-Times Staff

Assemblywoman Katrina Shankland of Stevens Point is announcing a new series of “town hall” office hours.

County Formalizes Library Negotiations Committee

Phil and Patty April 23

Left, County Executive Patty Dreier (left) and County Board Chairman Phil Idsvoog sound off on the stinted library lease negotiations Tuesday night. (City-Times photo)

By Brandi Makuski

Leaders from Portage County on Tuesday formally created a new committee to negotiate with the City of Stevens Point on a lease renewal agreement for the main branch of the county library.

Governor: Denim Day to Promote Sexual Assault Awareness

For the City-Times

Governor Scott Walker proclaimed April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and designated April 23, 2014 as Denim Day, which was originally started in response to an Italian High Court decision overturning a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans.

Sorenson Announces Meet & Greet Events

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For the City-Times

The Sorenson for Sheriff Committee has announced the start of the Sorenson For Sheriff “Meet and Greet” campaign. Several locations throughout Portage County have been selected for Sorenson meet area residents and discuss issues important to the community.

‘Sky Quest’ Shown at Planetarium

For the City-Times

Enjoy an entertaining, educational and free exploration of the night sky at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Allen F. Blocher Planetarium on Sunday afternoons this spring.

DNR: Wisconsin Air Quality Best in 30 Years

For the City-Times

Sustained efforts by manufacturers, utilities and the transportation industry to reduce fine particle pollution achieved a long-sought victory Tuesday as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared Milwaukee, Racine and Waukesha counties in compliance with all federal air quality standards.

Police & Sheriff Calls

April 21

Crash: An 18 year-old man was involved in a one- car crash at McDill Avenue and Post Road at 3:41 PM. No injuries were reported.

Wanted: Dennis Maurice Jones

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City-Times Staff

The Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office holds an active warrant for Dennis Maurice Jones, 31, for 2nd degree sexual assault, repeat offense.

Plover VFW to Hold Real Army Mess Hall SOS Breakfast Fundraiser

For the City-Times

Plover VFW Post, 10262 at 2970 Hickory Drive in Plover, is hosting a Real Army Mess Hall SOS breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, April 27th from 8:30 AM – noon.

Yulga Disc Course Opens

City-Times Staff

Stevens Point Parks Director Tom Schrader announced Tuesday afternoon that the Yulga Disc Golf Course is open until further notice.

Apartment Complex Going Up Near Ice Hawks Arena

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Left, an empty lot across the street from Ice Hawks Area on Badger Avenue is slated as the future home of multi-family apartment complex. (City-Times photo)

“This scenario….has the ability to break up what in essence is going to become a massive sea of multiple apartment buildings.” -Mayor Andrew Halverson

By Brandi Makuski

A new apartment complex is being proposed for eastside Stevens Point.

UPDATE: Victims in Monday’s Crash Were UWSP Students

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By Patrick Lynn

The Portage County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of those involved with Monday’s fatal crash. 

City Leaders Prep for Meeting on Possible New Overpass

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By Brandi Makuski

A proposed overpass on Country Club Drive/Hoover Avenue could begin construction by 2016.