Waupaca, WI

Column: Alderman says voters can chose to rebuild Bus. 51, or let deteriorate

Editor’s note: The following is an opinion piece submitted by an elected official. If the initiative establishing a million-dollar maximum submitted by challengers to the Stevens Point City Council is any indication, the spring election will offer a clear choice to voters: do we want to continue building this city, or will we bitterly debate the reconstruction of our streets block by block?
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Krueger’s Career Day, Four in Double Figures in Pointers Home Win Over UWP

STEVENS POINT, Wis. - The UW-Stevens Point women’s basketball team (9-4, 2-2) had four in double figures in a 75-65 win over visiting UW-Platteville (9-6, 2-3). Courtney Krueger (Merrill, Wis./Merrill) doubled her previous season-high with a career-best 16 points in the win. Taylor Greenheck (Prairie Du Sac, Wis./Sauk Prairie) led the Pointers in scoring with 18 points and was one board shy of a double-double.
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Mid-State Technical College To Build High Tech Training Center

Mid-State Technical College officials are asking the city of Marshfield to get behind the school’s efforts to build a high-tech training center in central Wisconsin. MSTC President Dr. Shelly Mondeik told the Marshfield Common Council during its Jan. 11 meeting that the college is actively garnering support for its new Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering Technology and Apprenticeship, or AMETA, Center, to be built along Interstate-39 in the Stevens Point Industrial Park. “This is more than a lab,” Mondeik told the Council. “This is a destination center, something that all of our constituents can be really proud of.” In December, Mondeik and other college officials received a $9 million grant from Gov. Evers through the state’s Workforce Innovation Grant program, which will go toward AMETA Center construction, equipment and community-based student support services. “For Marshfield students who maybe have a hard time getting to the Stevens Point AMETA Center, we will have transportation vouchers,” Mondeik added. “We are working with the Wisconsin Automotive & Truck Education Association to be able to provide transportation to the AMETA Center. We will also have daycare dollars, because we know that that can be a barrier as well.” Beyond that support, Dr. Mondeik told Council members that major donors from Marshfield have stepped up to get the 53,000 square-foot AMETA Center off the ground. “Hastreiter Industries,” Mondeik said. “Wow, did they step up right off the bat. They have the permanent naming to our machine tool lab. They are a gold sponsor for us. H&S Manufacturing, what an excellent company. They have come back and donated three different times to us, because they keep hearing what good work we are doing, and they keep adding. I can’t speak more highly of them. And your banks, Associated Bank, Simplicity Credit Union, exceptional people. MACCI, they have been along side us through the whole process. Masonite, oh my gosh, we’re excited about the opportunity of what they could do for this building.”
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Younkers rennovation brings hope of a new downtown for Plover

PLOVER, Wis. (WSAW) - The old Younkers in Plover that has been vacant since 2018 will soon be a lively place full of businesses. “Oftentimes when big box stores go away, you sit for 20 plus years with nothing,” Steve Kunst, Community Development Manager at the Village of Plover.

UWSP announces planetarium, observatory and Junior Scientist programs

Take a journey around the universe this winter at the UWSP’s Allen F. Blocher Planetarium and Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory. Shows are free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. Face coverings are required indoors at UW-Stevens Point. Junior Scientist planetarium programs (ages preschool to third grade)...

NHM hockey uses discipline to start season off right

APPLETON, Wis (WFRV) – Hockey is a sport of moments. But if the past two years has taught the Neenah-Hortonville-Menasha boys hockey team anything, it’s that you have to live in the moment. “Every day, we’re just telling the guys be better today, hashtag BBT,” head coach Jeff Lindemann says. That’s echoed by the senior […]

KHS ice-fishing team hits the ice for Fremont ice fishing tournament

FREMONT — The Kaukauna High School fishing team took fourth place for total pike last weekend in the Partridge Lake Tournament hosted by Weyauwega-Fremont High School Fishing Team. Teams battled a cold day on the lake with gusty winds but were still able to put some great fish on...

2021-22 Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln Girls Wrestling Schedule

Match 12-09-21 6:00PM Stevens Point Away vs. Stevens Point Stevens Point Area Senior High School. Match 01-13-22 6:00PM DC Everest Away vs. DC Everest DC Everest High School. Match 01-27-22 6:00PM Wausau West Away vs. Wausau West Wausau West High School. ************************************************************************ Know some top athletic performances? Seeing some great...

HSGT: Ashwaubenon, Neenah, Kimberly, N.E.W. Lutheran and Hortonville post wins

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Friday night in High School Game Time, Ashwaubenon handed De Pere its first loss of the season in a Fox River Classic Conference boys basketball game, while Neenah defeated Appleton East and Kimberly beat Hortonville in Fox Valley Association action. Also, N.E.W. Lutheran topped Peshtigo in...

Parent advocates for her son

When Katie Hanson heard that her son’s request to graduate early from Clintonville High School was questioned at the Dec. 13 Clintonville School Board meeting, she said she felt “deflated” and “sad” for her son. The school board ultimately approved the request. Hanson said she...

Hortonville grinds out win over Kimberly

KIMBERLY (WLUK) -- Any time the Hortonville girls basketball team takes the court there's one thing you can count on -- its defensive effort will be there. Led by Lyric Johnson, the Polar Bears are one of the best defensive teams in the state as they make every opponent's offensive possessions a struggle.

An Epic Winter Adventure – Toboggan Run in Stevens Point!

Iverson Park Winter Sports Area in Stevens Point is just an hour from the Fox Valley and invites you for a fun and inexpensive winter adventure for all ages! The typical winter season runs from mid-December through the first week of March, depending on weather conditions and snowfall. This classic family tradition has been entertaining families in Stevens Point since the 1940s! Enjoy tobogganing, ice skating, hot chocolate, sledding, and more for less than $10!

Wrestling preview: Door County teams head to New London

Door County's wrestling teams will hit the mat this weekend in New London on Saturday. Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol will join the likes of Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh North, Appleton East, Menasha, Berlin, Coleman, De Pere, Dodgeland, Random Lake, Laona-Wabeno, Waupaca, Weyauwega Fremont, and Green Lake/Princeton when wrestling starts 9:30 a.m. Both teams had a pair of wrestlers medal last weekend at their respective tournaments.

Police & Sheriff calls, Jan. 13-14

Truant: Deputies cited a juvenile for truancy at Amherst High School at 10:30 a.m. On the run: Two suspects, men ages 22 and 35, fled f...

Sell, James Byron

James Byron Sell, age 64 of New London, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at ThedaCare in Neenah. Jim was born in Clintonville on February 11, 1957 to Don and Virginia (Breed) Sell. He was united in marriage to Laurie Van Ark on August 4, 1979. Jim worked with his father at Sell’s Salvage for several years and also at Bertrams in Marion. He drove semi for several companies the last years of his life. Jim enjoyed working with car and truck parts, camping with his family and fishing.
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Mark Virta

WAUPACA, WI / MUNISING, MI – Mark Virta, of Waupaca, WI and formerly of Munising, died unexpectedly on January 10th, 2022, at the age of 46. He was born in Munising, Michigan, on October 23rd, 1975, to Gene and Sandra (Kirmo) Virta. Mark lived in Waupaca, WI, where he worked for Gusmer Enterprises as a maintenance manager. Mark made friends wherever he went, and he loved spending time with his buddies. He was always a storyteller and those stories would often be followed up by, “You know what I’m sayin’?”

Artists sought for UWSP Native American memorial project

PORTAGE COUNTY – The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is seeking proposals from artists or teams of artists for a project that will use original outdoor public art or an artistic memorial marker to recognize and honor Native American tribes. The project seeks to use this permanent marker to honor...