Time Capsules: History pulled from the pages
Compiled by Kris Leonhardt
100 years ago
Henry Schultze, a clammer, drowned in the Wisconsin River two miles north of Stevens Point. Schultze, who resided at 308 Strongs Avenue, had been clamming with his nephew, Ray Boone, 16. After the boat capsized, Boone tried to assist his uncle, who could not swim, for 10 yards but became exhausted. When his uncle began to clutch at him, Boone called for help and was barely able to get to shore himself.
Miss Eva Zabrewski, of Linwood, who was charged with first degree murder as a result of the death of a baby girl found floating in the Wisconsin River, was arraigned in court. Zabrewski entered a plea of not guilty, waived preliminary examination, and was bound over for trial.
20 years ago
The city of Stevens Point was the recipient of an $880K federal grant to help with the purchase of property in the Church-Division streets corridor of the south side business district.
John Noel, president and CEO of the Noel Group, was honored as a 2001 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the service industry in the Wisconsin region.
The Sisters of St. Joseph, Third Order of St. Francis, celebrated their centennial in Stevens Point. The religious order was incorporated in the city on July 1, 1901.
10 years ago
The renovation of Mathias Mitchell Public Square in Stevens Point was completed and was opened with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 4, before the parade.
John and Wanda Nowicki, Stevens Point, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at North Haven Assisted Living Homes.
Twenty-six students from Jefferson School for the Arts were among the nearly 150,000 students worldwide to participate in the Math Olympiad program.