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Andrew Timm Joins Village of Plover Board

City-Times Staff The Village of Plover has a new board member. 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 »

Joe's Retirement

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 »

Tracey Kujawa SPFD Chief 2011-2014

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 »

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NEW: City to Hold Informational Meeting on Railroad Overpass

City-Times Staff The City of Stevens Point is holding a public informational meeting on a new proposed overpass for the railroad crossing on Country Club Drive/Hoover Road. More »

Fire Chief Tracey Kujawa (left) with Assistant Chief Bob Finn.

Kujawa Hired as New Wausau Fire Chief

Left, Stevens Point Fire Chief Tracey Kujawa and Assistant Chief Bob Finn. (City-Times photo) City-Times Staff The City of Wausau today announced Stevens Point Fire Chief Tracey Kujawa has been hired as its More »

Council Reorg April 15

Slowinski New Council President

Left, the Stevens Point Common Council gathers to elect a new council president. (City-Times photo) By Brandi Makuski Mayor Halverson issued the annual reorganization of standing committees on Tuesday- something done each More »

Tibbets

Tibbetts on the Hook for More Charges

By Patrick Lynn A man accused of sexual assault is now facing additional similar charges. More »


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.

Temple to Host World Day of Prayer Event

For the City-Times

Temple Beth Israel Synagogue Museum is hosting a World Day of Prayer event.

Grammy- Winning Dame Evelyn Glennie to Perform at UWSP

For the City-Times

Percussion virtuoso Dame Evelyn Glennie will perform at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and work with students March 10-11. She will play with the UW-Stevens Point Wind Ensemble in a 7:30 p.m. concert March 11 in Michelsen Hall, Noel Fine Arts Center.

Police & Sheriff Calls

March 3

Domestic Abuse: Aimee Sue Kollauf, 31, was arrested from a Main St. residence in Amherst at 7:14 AM after police say she knowingly violated a domestic abuse order and jumped bail.

PCBC to Hold Women in Business Fashion Show

For the City-Times

The Portage County Business Council is holding it’s first ever Women in Business Luncheon Fashion Show.

Person You Should Know: Jim Krueger

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Jim Krueger (left) serves as the official scorekeeper at SPASH basketball games along side game announcer Tim Heesen.

Story and photo by Robert Whitmire

Jim Krueger- a.k.a. Mr. Stats- is the man with the all the answers when it comes to almost anything relating to high school or college sports in Central Wisconsin. 

Letter: Wine Bar Should Be Allowed to Replace Window

To the Editor:
I am writing in response to the recent voting down of my landlord’s request to replace the broken and cracked transom window in the front of my wine bar located at 1137 Main Street. 

Ben Franklin Presents “XYZ Files”

They Will Be Coming

City-Times Staff

The Ben Franklin Junior High Drama Club will present “XYZ Files” by Douglas Winter on March 6 and 7. Showtime is 7 PM both nights at the school, 2000 Polk Street.

Plover On Board: Village Approves Municipal Court

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Left, Plover Village President Dan Schlutter. (City-Times photo)

“It’s going to be interesting; this is all brand new.” -Village Trustee Tom Davies

By Brandi Makuski

The Plover Village Board has formally adopted an ordinance creating a new municipal court.

The ordinance mirrors one passed by the City of Stevens Point last month, implementing a third branch of government held jointly between the two municipalities- one that will preside over ordinance violations such as speeding, disorderly conduct and first offense OWI.      

DOT: February Traffic Fatalities Lowest Since 1937

For the City-Times

Last month was the safest month of February in terms of traffic fatalities since monthly records were first compiled in 1937.

Glass Sculptures Exhibited at UW-Stevens Point’s Carlsten Gallery

For the City-Times

Glass sculptures that represent the emotional connections between people and objects will be on exhibit in the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Edna Carlsten Gallery.

Letter: Common Core Standards Are Solid

*Editor’s Note: City-Times staff has not vetted the information released in the enclosed video link.

To the Editor-

As a retired educator in the public schools, I am saddened and amazed that the Common Core Standards are under attack by our governor and some members of the legislature.

Stevens Point 7th Graders Win Poynette Tournament

Poynette Tourney Champs

Front Row L to R: Michael Vitt, Brady Franz, Reese Gaber and Travis Johnson; back row L-R: Coach Brian Bergquist, Elliot Eron, Braden Christophersen, Gage Haack, Teagan Kirsenlohr, Joe Bergquist, Coach John Gaber and Coach Shane Christophersen; not present: Brett Ehr. (Contributed photo)

Special Submission to the City-Times by Shane Christopherson

On Saturday February 22nd the Stevens Point Red 7th grade basketball team travelled to Poynette, WI to play against teams they had never played before.  After 4 hard- fought games- that were much closer than the scores reflect- Stevens Point came out on top as tournament champs.

WisDOT Asking County Highway Departments to Conserve Road Salt

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Bitter winter also means motorists likely to see plenty of potholes

For the City-Times

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) issued revised guidelines to county highway departments aimed at keeping state and federal highways safe for winter travel, while helping ensure an adequate supply of road salt for the remainder of this winter.

Wiza, Suomi Appointments to Court Committee Not Without Objection

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Left, Mike Wiza at Monday’s Common Council meeting. (City-Times photo)

By Brandi Makuski

Mayor Andrew Halverson and two Stevens Point Council Members on Monday were formally appointed to serve on an oversight committee for a new municipal court.

County Sheriff’s Association Offers Scholarship Funds

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City-Times Staff

The Portage County Deputy Sheriff’s Association is offering $2,000 in scholarship funds to graduating high school students this spring.

City to Hold Meeting on Bukolt St. Rebuild

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City-Times Staff
The City of Stevens Point is holding a public informational meeting Wednesday on the planned reconstruction of Bukolt Avenue and a portion of Georgia Street.

Kind Votes for Affordable Flood Insurance Act

For the City-Times

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind Tuesday voted today in favor of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, comprehensive  legislation designed to end unaffordable flood insurance rate hikes.