Time Capsules: The stories that graced the Gazette
Compiled by Kris Leonhardt
10 years ago: July 17, 2009
- Residents in the Stevens Point Area School District will go to the polls in November to determine whether or not the district can exceed its revenue limits.
- The Rotary Club of Stevens Point, in conjunction with the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, on April 29, awarded $1,000 scholarships to a graduate of Stevens Point Area Senior High School, a graduate of Pacelli High School and a student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The recipients included Kaitlin Zarecki, Frances Wroblewski and Kayla Norris.
- Business Highway 51, on Division and Church streets through the city of Stevens Point, is now under the jurisdiction of the city of Stevens Point instead of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
20 years ago: July 16, 1999
- When the Portage County Gazette was founded in 1878, the internet was over 100 years away. But now, with the Gazette’s return in 1999, more and more people in Portage County are using their computers to go online. The Gazette is joining Portage County residents in cyberspace with its own website.
- A third Arby’s Restaurant will be built in the Stevens Point-Plover area. The Stevens Point Plan Commission approved a site plan for the latest restaurant to be built on the north side of High way 10, off Amber Avenue, east of Brilowski Road on the former Shave property.
- A local Mid-State Technical College business instructor from Plover received the Vocational Teacher of the Year award from the Wisconsin Vocational Association at the annual state conference in Milwaukee. Barb Portzen was selected for the award by her colleagues throughout the state.