Monthly Archives: September 2013

Richard “Dick” Barden Jr., 69

Barden, Richard

Richard “Dick” Barden Jr., age 69, of Stevens Point, passed away on September 27, 2013 after a courageous 2 year battle with cancer.

Personnel Committee to Hold Second Special Meeting of Month

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Left, Mayor Andrew Halverson and City Development Director Michael Ostrowski listen to public comments at a recent committee meeting. (City-Times photo)

By Brandi Makuski

The Stevens Point Personnel Committee tonight gathers for its third meeting- and second Special Meeting- of September.

Police & Sheriff Calls

September 26

Dumping Complaint: A 52 year-old woman reported someone dumping

Kind: Vote to Delay ObamaCare “Irresponsible”, Holds Government “Hostage”


By Patrick Lynn

Congressman Ron Kind is calling out House Republicans in a big way.

Walker: October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

For the City-Times

Governor Walker has declared October as Cyber Security Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the ReadyWisconsin website will feature easy to follow tips that can stop cyber criminals before they strike your computer or mobile devices.

Lukas Kicks Off Campaign for County Sheriff

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Left, Mike Lukas announces his candidacy for Portage County Sheriff Saturday. (Contributed photo)

By Patrick Lynn

Portage County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Mike Lukas formally announced his candidacy for Sheriff Saturday.

Sheriff’s Office Wins Grant for Drunk Driving Campaign

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For the City-Times

The Portage County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant to combat drunk driving.

Green Bay’s Leo Frigo Bridge Sagging; Closed While Team Investigates

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Left, Leo Frigo Bridge has been closed after a concrete support pier settled by about 2 feet, causing part of the bridge to sag. (Contributed photo)

City-Times Staff

The Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge was closed about 5 AM last Wednesday after dip was discovered in the pavement.

I-39, Hwy 10 Down to Single Lane in October

City-Times Staff

Work crews will be closing a portion two local highways.

Life on the Outside: Apologizing to Stevens Point After Prison

By Joshua Stromberg

Once again, readers, it’s Joshua. Last week, I introduced myself and gave you a little background on my story. Now that we’ve been properly introduced, where do we go?

Cuomo’s Column: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

A different kind of party in mobile business technology.

By Sal Cuomo

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is becoming the new catch phrase as more of us rely on our smart phones and tablets to provide us resources when out of the office.  There are some concerns that you should be aware of before allowing an employee access to your network.

Dreier Wants Public Present for County Budget Presentation

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City-Times Staff

Portage County Executive Patty Dreier will present the 2014 county budget October 1, and she wants everyone to attend.

Food Swings – Chicken Meatballs


By Jacob Mathias

Hello, fellow eaters. I had some free time this week and was able to bring out some equipment I’m usually too busy to use, and one that I hate cleaning: my meat grinder.

Fed Reserve Bank: Walker Dead Wrong About Job Growth Statements


By Patrick Lynn

Governor Scott Walker has come under fire from officials at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, who claim the governor is misusing stats produced by the bank to inflate Wisconsin’s job growth.

Letter: National Preparedness Month Coming to Close

To the Editor-

National Preparedness Month is coming to a close.  If you haven’t already taken steps to increase your preparedness level, please do so. 

Breaking: House Votes Continue Funding Government, Delay ObamaCare

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City-Times Staff

The U.S. House of Representatives voted early Sunday morning in favor delaying ObamaCare for another year.

Wisconsin Rustic Roads Week Debuts to Feature Fall Foliage Around the State

For the City-Times

Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed September 30 to October 6 as Rustic Roads Week in Wisconsin.

High School Writers Sought for UWSP Workshop, Scholarship


For the City-Times

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is seeking high school writers for the annual Writers’ Workshop, which includes the opportunity to compete for five $1,000 university scholarships.

City Treasurer: High Debt Means City Needs to Change Spending, Borrowing Habits in 2014

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Left, Stevens Point Comptroller-Treasurer Corey Ladick, left, sits next to Council President Jerry Moore. (City-Times photo)

By Brandi Makuski

When 2014 budget talks first began earlier this year, city comptroller-treasurer Corey Ladick said he had big concerns about the city’s debt.

North Central Region Road Construction Update

For the City-Times
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) provides a weekly update on road construction in North Central Wisconsin,