Time Capsules: History pulled from the pages
Compiled by Kris Leonhardt
100 years: January 1921
In a letter to Stevens Point Mayor J.N. Welsby, the Chamber of Commerce directors denounced the practice of transient merchants who conduct business in the city without paying the license fee. The group called upon the mayor to enact enforcement.
The Wisconsin River between the Clark Street wagon bridge and First Island proved a popular place, as hundreds of people turned out to skate on the ice, which was cleared by Reading & Neuman for their annual ice harvest.
20 years: January 2001
A proposed highway reconstruction plan for Church and Division streets between Dixon and Monroe streets was unveiled. The proposal eliminates the split at the south-side triangle and widens Church between Madison and Monroe streets to accept two-way traffic.
A son was born to Liane and Chris A. Shulfer.
Donn Behnke, the cross country coach at Stevens Point Area High School for 24 years, was inducted into the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
10 years: January 2011
Carla-Marie Boettcher, 81, of Stevens Point, died at the Portage County Health Care Center. Boettcher was a dance instructor and choreographer in Stevens Point for a number of years, operating Carla-Marie Dance Studio. She was also the proprietor of Carla’s Antiques at the Downtown Antique Mall.
Several items related to the proposed redevelopment of the CenterPoint MarketPlace in Stevens Point were approved by the city’s common council, including a resolution authorizing public input sessions regarding the fate of the central portion of the mall.