Amherst, WI

Swimmers warned of illness complaints from Waupaca beach area

WAUPACA (WLUK) – The city of Waupaca is warning people about possible illness from swimming at one of its parks. According to a post on the City of Waupaca Parks and Recreation Facebook page, people should swim at their own risk in Shadow Lake and South Park beach. “We...
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New succulent bar in Wisconsin Rapids, Firehouse Subs, Subway news in Stevens Point area

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the Streetwise Newsletter!. Have you heard about Roots Greenery? It's a business that focuses on succulent bar events, where people can plant and decorate pots with succulents like cacti and aloe vera. Jami Root Wray established the business in 2020 and held events in Orlando and Little Suamico.

Fatal house fire in Stevens Point under investigation

Investigators from the Division of Criminal Investigation were called Thursday to the scene of a house fire that left one woman dead, according to Point Plover Metro Wire. Stevens Point police were also at the scene of the blaze in the 900 block of Bliss Street. A neighbor reported the fire just after 7 a.m. and said flames were visible coming from the duplex. The caller also reported one person was inside.

Rockers hold off Rafters

The Green Bay Rockers held off one final rally to beat the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Saturday night 5-4. The Rockers collected single tallies in the first, second, third, fifth, and sixth innings offensively. Collier Cranford and Tristin Garcia led the way with each garnering two hits while Griffin Selby homered in the victory.

Gibbs, Brenda Sue

Brenda Sue Gibbs, age 60, of Weyauwega, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. She was born in Chicago, IL on July 18, 1961, daughter of the late Walter and Marilyn (Brogaard) Banicki. Brenda attended school in the Weyauwega-Fremont School District. She enjoyed being a cook a number of years at the Waupaca Truck Stop. She then worked as a cashier at Festival Foods in New London for over 20 years. Brenda was currently working at Piggly Wiggly in Waupaca as a closing Manager. She was a member of Calvary Chapel in Waupaca and loved to share the gospel message. She gave everything without asking for anything in return.

Wiza seeks art submissions to spruce up city garbage trucks

Mayor Mike Wiza has introduced a new program that will help freshen up the look of the city’s garbage and recycling trucks. The “UnWASTEd space” program will turn winning submissions of artwork into four-by-eight pieces for display on city collection trucks. The idea was the brainchild of...

Wausau-area woman facing homicide charges in 2021 overdose death

A Weston woman is facing reckless homicide charges in connection with the overdose death of a 41-year-old man whose body was discovered at a Kronenwetter home. Police and rescue crews responded on July 29, 2021 to a home on Sunny Meadow Drive for a report of a man who was cold to the touch and non-responsive. The man was dead before crews arrived. A spoon, multiple medications and a substance that later tested positive for heroin/opioids was nearby, according to the criminal complaint.

One killed and 4 responders treated for injuries from Stevens Point fire

STEVENS POINT - One woman died and four first responders suffered minor injuries from a structure fire in Stevens Point Thursday morning. The fire department received a call just after 7:00 in the morning about a house fire the area of Koch and Prairie Street. The fire and police departments saw heavy black smoke and flames from an apartment building upon arrival. The fire was contained to one unit.

High & Harrison Update 6.24.22

All the sanitary and water main installation is complete. Crews are now working on the water and sewer laterals, plus replacing a couple old hydrants near Highland Drive. The lateral and hydrant work will continue into next week. Service disruptions are expected and notification will be provided as usual. Utility work on Harrison St is not expected to start until mid-July. As we progress in the next couple of weeks, updates on the Harrison St closer will be provided with more details.

Six Teams Split Their Series To Complete Friday Night’s Games

After Friday’s games the Lakeshore Chinooks shut out the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters to end their win streak. The Chinooks earn their 12th win of the season as they continue to work towards a winning record. The Bismarck Larks took the final game of the four game series against the Minnesota Mud Puppies with an outstanding pitching performance of 10 strikeouts in six innings.

City opens survey on outdoor recreation

The public is invited to participate in a city-wide survey on Stevens Point’s parks. In preparation for updating the city’s Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP), Parks Director Dan Kremer is seeking input from the community. The CORP will serve as a guide to continual improvement of the city’s...

Rockers Aim to Take Series Opener in Wisconsin Rapids

Green Bay travels to Witter Field for the second time in 2022. Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Green Bay heads to Wisconsin Rapids Saturday night to take on the Rafters. The Rockers are now 8-18 on the season after the Woodchucks won Friday’s matchup, 3-1. Wisconsin Rapids is 22-3...

Chinooks Beat League-Leading Rafters at Home 5-0

Mequon, Wis – After dropping their first game in the series against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters last night, the Chinooks (12-14) bounced back with a win at home while dishing the Rafters (22-3) their third loss on the season. Lakeshore’s pitching staff was dominant tonight, holding Rafters hitters to just three total hits and no runs in a rare loss. The Chinooks managed eight hits themselves while scoring five runs on the night. This was the third time the Chinooks have shut out an opposing team this year.