Amherst Junction, WI

Woman sentenced to six years in prison

Waupaca County Judge Raymond Huber sentenced April Hardegen, 31, to six years in state prison and four years of extended supervision. Hardegen appeared in court for sentencing Wednesday, June 29. On Feb. 24, she entered guilty pleas to two counts of first-degree reckless homicide in the 2021 heroin-overdose deaths of...
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2 hurt after crash in Wood County

TOWNSHIP OF PORT EDWARDS, Wis. (WEAU) -Two people are hurt after a crash in Wood County Wednesday evening. According to a media release by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, on June 29 at 8:02 p.m. authorities received a report of a crash at the intersection of Highway 173 and Highway GG in the Township of Port Edwards.
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Two involved in Wood County crash

WOOD COUNTY – A Marshfield woman was injured when she failed to yield for an oncoming truck. The crash occurred on June 29 at 8:02 p.m. at the intersection of Highways 173 and GG in the township of Port Edwards. According to the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, an SUV...

Leslie, Patricia L.

Patricia L. Leslie, age 60, of Waupaca, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2022 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center- Appleton. She was born in Germany on February 22, 1961 to Harold and Viola (Larnard) Leslie. Patricia worked as a CNA for in home residents, a job in which she excelled. She...
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Driver airlifted from crash scene

PORT EDWARDS, WI (WSAU-WAOW) – A driver was airlifted from the scene of a crash involving an SUV and a truck. It happened around 8pm Wednesday in Port Edwards. The Wood County Sheriff’s Department says the SUV failed to yield the right away from Highway GG while crossing Highway 173. The SUV crashed into a truck that was heading north on Highway 173.

Police & Sheriff calls, June 27-28

Rollover: Deputies were called to Hwy. 10 at mile marker 213 in Stevens Point at 5:39 a.m. when a caller reported a rollover crash. There was a single occupant, a 44-year-old man, who was uninjured. Bike thief: Police were called to the 200 block of Wilshire Blvd. North at 8:26...

New London woman gets 6 years for OD deaths

WAUPACA, Wis. — A New London woman is sentenced to six years in prison for providing the drugs that killed two people. April Hardegen was convicted in Waupaca County Court of two counts of First-Degree Reckless Homicide and other charges. Kendra Rateau and Jordan May died after taking the...

Fossum, Janet M.

Janet M. Fossum, age 64, of Waupaca, WI, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, WI. She was born August 23, 1957 in Ashland, WI; daughter of Clarence and Mary (Nelson) Gregoire. On May 26, 1979, Janet married Gary Fossum in Ashland and together they raised two wonderful children. They moved from Ashland to Waupaca in 1997 where she started working at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, first as a CNA and then as their full-time beautician. Janet had a talent for crafts and could knit, crochet or sew just about anything. She will be deeply missed by all of her loving family and friends.

Authorities identify woman killed as result of Stevens Point duplex fire

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - A woman who died June 23 as a result of a fire at her duplex in Stevens Point has been identified as Amber Glodowski, 42. Around 7 a.m. that morning, crews responded to a fire at a duplex on the 800 block of Bliss Avenue. First responders learned a woman was inside one unit of the duplex. Glodowski was brought to an area hospital for injuries sustained during the fire and later pronounced dead.

Stevens Point men among State Trooper grads on Thursday

After completing six months of training at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy, 37 cadets will receive their badges Thursday at a graduation ceremony in La Crosse. Gov. Tony Evers, Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson, and other state leaders will join Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Anthony Burrell at the graduation ceremony at the La Crosse Center. the cermeony begins at 1 p.m.

Park Ridge fire chief says the Village Board didn't do enough to maintain the Fire Department

PARK RIDGE – The outgoing Park Ridge fire chief said he feels village officials didn't make a good faith effort to maintain existing fire services ahead of his resignation.  Brian Lepper, whose last day as fire chief was Thursday, said giving the village a four-month notice of his resignation would give board members time to begin searching for his replacement and select an interim chief. The department's assistant chief also gave notice in February, Lepper said. ...

Home decor shop opens on Main

“I’ve always wanted to open up a home décor store since I was little. I always small-town shopped with my mom and my grandma and I’ve always dreamed of it,” said Megan Swisher as she affixed price tags to some new products that just arrived. Huck...

Events worth checking out for the week of June 30

THURSDAY 6/30 | CAMPANILE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, MINOCQUA. Alive Again: The Chicago Project came together to honor the timeless music of the band Chicago. This 10-piece band is made up of diverse musicians from Northeast and Central Wisconsin who all share a common passion: keeping the music of Chicago alive. This special concert features all of Chicago’s greatest hits including, “Saturday in the Park”, “Make Me Smile”, “If You Leave Me Now”, “Beginnings”, “25 or 6 to 4”, “Hard Habit To Break”, “Glory Of Love”, “You’re The Inspiration” and many more! Starts at 7 pm. $25 adult, $15 student. Details at

The “Best Show on Dirt” the Mid-Western Rodeo hits Manawa today

(WFRV) – Bareback bronco riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and bull riding – just some of the events you’ll see at the mid-western rodeo in Manawa. Local 5 Live gives viewers a preview of the “best show on dirt”. The Manawa Mid-Western Rodeo runs June...

City seeks bids for Edgewater demo

Stevens Point is now taking bids for the demolition of Edgewater Manor. The City Council voted in 2020 to draw down tenancy of...