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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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Playground Fix Uncovers Huge History of Giving

Left, Victor and Damien Cejka of Stevens Point take advantage of the spring weather to enjoy shooting hoops against newly- refurbished backboards at Madison Elementary. (City-Times photo) By Lisa Pett What started out as More »

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City Leaders to Hear 2013 Police Department Report

By Brandi Makuski Leaders from SPPD on Monday night will present its 2013 annual report for the Stevens Point City Council.  More »

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District Updates School Security

Stevens Point Police Detective Tony Zblewski (right) with School Superintendent Attila Weninger. (City-Times Photo) By Donnelly Clare The Stevens Point School Board on Monday voted to upgrade the district’s security at a More »

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Village of Plover Says Goodbye to Longtime Servant

By Brandi Makuski The Village of Plover has said so long to a longtime public servant. More »

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City, Fire Dept. at Odds Over Uniform Reimbursement

Left, SPFD Chief Tracey Kujawa talks about her frustration over a uniform reimbursement disputed by the city. (City-Times photo) By Brandi Makuski It all started over a pair of work shoes. The Stevens Point Personnel More »


Q&A: Trish Baker for School Board

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Questions by Stevens Point League of Women Voters

What background qualifies you for this position?

I am a licensed attorney and have held a variety of government positions over the past 18 years. I was an Assistant District Attorney for nearly ten years and am now the Portage County Clerk of Circuit Court.  As such, I understand the twin goals of all good government – transparency and accountability.  As a department head, I manage a budget of roughly $2 million.

Pacelli Dance Finished Season on Top

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Dancers that attended Contest of Champions: Seniors- Dana Lemke, Tori Kosobucki, Allie Weiland, Juniors- Kaylee Krostag, Camille Jurgella, Maleah Zinda, Sophomore Emma Kroening, and Freshman Hannah Frane. (Contributed photo)

For the City-Times

The Stevens Point Pacelli High School Dance team had a great season this year. 

Survey on Veteran Service Center Gets Low Response

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Less than 4 percent of military, vets in county responded to survey

By Brandi Makuski

The results are in for a county- wide survey asking military veterans and families what kind of services are most important when readjusting to civilian life. But according to Veterans Service Officer Mike Clements, only 118 out of about 4,200 veterans in Portage County actually returned the survey.

Food Swings: Strawberry Banana Nut Bread

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Replace your pop-tarts with this great blend of fruit and nuts in a wheat bread

By Donnelly Clare

Homemade breads can be quite satisfying. If you know what you’re doing, kneading out yeast dough and baking a loaf to a golden treasure is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. But you can also bake up something just as satisfying even if you don’t have a lot of time, and it can provide a great- and quick- breakfast the morning after.  

Walker Places 5th in Presidental Poll

City-Times Staff

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker placed 5th in a straw poll asking about likely 2016 presidential candidates.

Prairie Chicken Festival Coming in April

For the City-Times
What does it take to get a birdwatcher out of bed at 3 AM on a Saturday? For hundreds of people around the country, it’s the 2014 Central Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival.

Food Swings: Taco Burger

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By Jake Mathias

Hello, fellow eaters. Spring is very near, and the daylight hours have suddenly shifted in our favor so lets celebrate with a fun and easy dinner that is sure to please.

Financially Speaking: Couples- Who Makes Your Investment Decisions?

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By LouAnn Schulfer,  AWMA®, AIF® Accredited Wealth Management Advisor® Accredited Investment Fiduciary®

In the years before I was a financial advisor, I had heard that the consensus about women and investing was that was that wives were often left out of making decisions regarding their family’s investment portfolio and retirement planning.   I have read countless articles and books and have attended seminars and webinars that talk about how and why women differ from men when it comes to working with the big money.  Most of those articles, etc., are basically the same….  blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda yadda.  

Letter: Why Is Selling Out to a Mining Company Not A Crime?

To the Editor-

On March 11, 2013, Scott Walker signed Act 1, a new ferrous mining bill, into law. Written by Gogebic Taconite (GTac), it was financed with over $1M in political contributions to Wisconsin legislators. Despite the overwhelming opposition from citizens around the state, lack of local support, and the obvious danger the bill posed to the safety of the northwoods’ economy, environment and democracy, Walker signed it anyway.

No Applicants Yet for School Board Secretary

By Donnelly Clare

Leaders from the Stevens Point Public School District say no one has come forward yet to apply for the position of board secretary.

The position became available when former secretary Barb Portzen resigned in February, citing multiple instances of mistreatment by board members.

Complaint Filed Against School Board President

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By Brandi Makuski

School Board Candidate Sam Levin has filed a formal protest against the School Board President.

Food Swings: Lucky Charms Cookies

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By Donnelly Clare

I adore novelty holiday treats. Adding a bit of color or silliness always seems to make the holiday a little more fun. In this country, St. Patrick’s Day might focus on the very Americanized implements of corned beef, cabbage and beer, but it’s still a fun holiday for bakers.

Marshfield Clinic Cuts Budget, Staff Pay

City-Times Staff

Marshfield Clinic has announced a round of budget cuts next month which will save the company $13 million.

Girl Scout Week Celebrates Organization’s History

For the City-Times

Starting Sunday, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and councils throughout the country will be celebrating Girl Scouts’ humble beginnings back in 1912. Each March, Girl Scout members, alumnae, and supporters honor the week that surrounds the organization’s founding date of March 12—running from Girl Scout Sunday on the 9th to Girl Scout Sabbath on the 15th—through celebrations and community service projects.

Blue Top Shell Thief Off to Prison

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Left, Vincent Belthem, 28, is going to prison for robbing a local gas station. (Courtesy of Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office)

By Patrick Lynn

A 28 year-old man this week was sentenced to prison for robbing Blue Top Shell gas station.

DPI Recognizes Amherst School for Sustainability

For the City-Times

State Superintendent Tony Evers nominated four schools and one school district for recognition in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program.

UWSP Fire Crew to Burn, Train Saturday Morning

For the City-Times

The UWSP Fire Crew will participate in wildlife training Saturday, March 8. It takes place at the UW-Stevens Point Hydrology Lab, 1407 County Road R, Plover. Neighbors may notice smoke, especially in the morning.

Aquatic Classes Offered for Adults

For the City-Times

Adults with arthritis, older adults looking for a low-impact workout or adults with special needs are offered aquatic classes this spring through the Special Needs Aquatic Program (SNAP) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Lead- Based Tackle Banned From Northern Lakes

For the City-Times

Beginning April 1, 2014 the use of tackle containing lead will no longer be allowed on three research lakes in the Northern Highland American Legion state forest in Vilas County.

Housing, Redevelopment Authorities Meet Next Week

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 City-Times Staff

The Stevens Point Housing and Redevelopment Authority Boards meet Tuesday.

The two groups emerged last December when the City of Stevens Point dissolved the much- debated Community Development Authority (CDA). That entity came under fire repeatedly after some complained about the group’s sovereignty and a lack of public comment during meetings.