Time Capsules: History pulled from the pages
Compiled by Kris Leonhardt
100 years: December 1920
The disappearance of more than $50 in bills from Joseph Kryszewski’s pocketbook, at his shoe repair shop at 210 Clark Street, Stevens Point, led to the arrest of George Boyanowski.
Mrs. Jonathan Adams, Buena Vista, died Dec. 3, 1920, at the Wisconsin Veterans’ Home, Waupaca, after only a few hours of illness.
W.W. Clark, county agricultural agent; P.N. Petersen of Amherst; and C.O. Evenson of New Hope, all members of the Wisconsin State Potato Growers’ association, were among the Portage County representatives at the state potato exposition in Milwaukee.
20 years: December 2000
Jeff Wright, a 1993 SPASH graduate, was honored during the Disney’s American Teacher Awards.
Beverly “Mike” DeMoss, a Pearl Harbor survivor, died Dec. 18, 2000, at home while under the care of Hospice of Portage County.
Three Stevens Point aldermen said that they would seek reelection – Bernice E. Sevenich, First Ward; Perry Pazdernik, Third Ward; and Neal Nealis, Ninth Ward.
10 years: December 2010
A Dec. 11 snowstorm dumped 16 inches of snow on Portage County.
Portage County Judge Thomas Flugaur rejected a claim by the attorney of Michael L. Haydon, 44, that prosecutors hurt his chances for a speedy trial and denied him his right to due process, during a trial for the murder of a truck driver in the town of Dewey.