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Stevens Point voters approve road project referendum by 31 votes

STEVENS POINT – By a razor-thin margin, city voters on Tuesday approved a referendum that will fundamentally change how the city conducts road projects. By 31 votes – with 2,757 casting a ballot in favor of the referendum and 2,726 opposed – city residents approved the creation of an ordinance that requires the city to put all road projects that will cost the city more than $1 million to a public vote. The referendum's victory represents a key moment...
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Portage County Aug. 9 Election Results

Assembly District 71 Representative – Republican Primary. Shall the City of Stevens Point adopt the following ordinance: Prior to the start of any physical construction of any municipally financed (in whole or in part) public roadway or transportation project requiring a city capital expenditure of $1,000,000.00 or more, the common council shall submit to the electorate a binding referendum for approval of the project. Failure of the binding referendum shall preclude the city from proceeding with the project. The wording of any referendum shall provide the specific purpose, location, and cost of the project. Nothing in this provision shall be construed to preclude the city from exercising its role in the planning or design of such publicly financed projects.
PORTAGE COUNTY, WI
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Driver hits two vehicles in Marquette County crash, had PBT of .248

PACKWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – A driver involved in a crash that resulted in one car rolling over is facing multiple charges after allegedly being under the influence. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office announced that Christopher Becker was arrested on August 5 following an accident on STH 23. On August 5, around 3:10 p.m. authorities received multiple calls about the accident on STH 23.
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Road project referendum passes by 31 votes in Stevens Point

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - A referendum to change the way the city of Stevens Point handles road projects passed Tuesday by a narrow margin. Shall the City of Stevens Point adopt the following ordinance: Prior to the start of any physical construction of any municipally financed (in whole or in part) public roadway or transportation project requiring a city capital expenditure of $1,000,000.00 or more, the common council shall submit to the electorate a binding referendum for approval of the project. Failure of the binding referendum shall preclude the city from proceeding with the project. The wording of any referendum shall provide the specific purpose, location, and cost of the project. Nothing in this provision shall be construed to preclude the city from exercising its role in the planning or design of such publicly financed projects.
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Rally for Iola set for Sept. 17

Registration is now open for the third annual Rally for Iola, which is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Iola Car Show grounds in Iola. “The Rally for Iola was born in 2020 due to the cancellation of the Iola Car Show during the pandemic,” said Ali Johnson, the show’s marketing specialist. “We wanted to give people an avenue to celebrate the automotive hobby in a safe way and the Rally did just that.”
IOLA, WI
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Heckey moves to new location

One stop shop for pets, computers, vacuums in Waupaca. Richard “Heckey” Heckenlaible had to move out of the pet store and computer/vacuum repair shop he rented on 219 N. Main St. The building was sold and the new owner had other plans. He found a new location at...
WAUPACA, WI
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Blues Legends Get Together

We continue our look back at the music of 50 years ago….. In 1972 I was a freshman in high school in Wausau Wisconsin. I did not have an older brother or sister to turn me on to new music. I got what emanated from my transistor radio. It really didn’t pull in the big stations from Chicago and elsewhere so I did not get to hear the classic blues music of that day.
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Stevens Point Voters Pass Transportation Referendum

STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) — Transportation projects in Stevens Point that total more than $1 million will now need approval from voters before becoming a reality if canvassing of Stevens Point’s transportation referendum bill holds up. Tuesday’s binding referendum question in the city passed on a razor-thin margin...
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Missing Child in Hewitt

HEWITT, WI (OnFocus) – UPDATE: He has been found. The Wood County Sheriff’s Department is looking for Masyn and needs your help. Masyn was last seen in the area of W 1st Street and Yellowstone Drive in the village of Hewitt. He was last seen wearing a blue...
HEWITT, WI
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The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Won Their 25th Game Breaking the Record For Most Games Won In A Season

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters won their 25th game of the second half of the season to break the record for most games won in a regular season for Northwoods League. The Traverse City Pit Spitters made a comeback in the second half of the season clinching a spot in the playoffs and winning the Great Lakes East. The St.Cloud Rox are working their way to the top of the Great Plains West winning their 22nd game tonight.
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20+ animals seized from owners in central Wisconsin, ‘significant’ concerns

HULL, Wis. (WFRV) – Numerous cats and dogs in central Wisconsin were seized from a residence after an investigation found ‘probable neglect conditions’. The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page about an incident where animals were seized from a residence in the Town of Hull. Authorities said that 22 dogs and one cat were taken from the residence.
HULL, WI
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Evergreen Campground’s Christmas in July supports Toys for Tots

Evergreen Campsites and Resort, Wild Rose, recently hosted their Christmas in July campaign to help support the Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative Toys for Tots Program. “I love the Christmas in July campaign and we’re extremely appreciative to Evergreen Campsites and Resort for keeping the local Toys for Tots Program,” stated Haley Melby, Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative Marketing Coordinator. Pictured with the donation is Emily Button, Lida Thompson, and Haley Melby, Adams-Columbia.
WILD ROSE, WI
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Animal control rescues 23 animals from Colby area home

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Twenty-two dogs and one cat were seized from a home in near Colby in the town of Hull on Monday after concerns of neglect. Investigators said many of the dogs have behavioral concerns. Upon rescue, the animals were evaluated by a veterinarian before being transferred to a shelter facility. The Animal Control Enforcement Team will continue to work with the property owner to capture three dogs and three cats that were unable to be captured Monday and remain on the property.
COLBY, WI
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Stick Figure Vandalism Reported in Stevens Point

STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU-WAOW) — Stick figures on structures in Stevens Point are raising questions about whether it is considered art or vandalism. City officials say in this case, it is vandalism. Mayor Mike Wiza says the stick figures are placed around the city promoting a local artists’ business,...
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Wood County violations: Pickled eggs and raw eggs improperly stored, most restaurants cleared

The following are the latest results of Wood County Health Department inspections on licensed food establishments and other types of businesses, which the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune and Marshfield News-Herald report monthly. Babcock. Marshfield. Chips of Marshfield, 1409 S. Central Ave.: July 19: Two violations: Corn dogs in mini refrigerator...
WOOD COUNTY, WI
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Rafters Are Swept by Rockers in 10-6 Loss

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. – No matter how high the highs are in sports, there inevitably come some lows. The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters were swept for the first time at Witter Field this season by the Green Bay Rockers in a 10-6 loss. The Rockers jumped out front in the...
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