By Lucas Jagodzinski
100 Years Ago
The Stevens Point community prepared to celebrate Thanksgiving. Local school children prepared for a short week of education as schools would be closed on Thursday and Friday. Local churches prepared special
Thanksgiving church services. The local Elk’s Lodge prepared to host a Thanksgiving Eve Dance. Local banks and businesses prepared for closing as most were closed on Thanksgiving Day. The day was also blanketed with a showing of pure white snow.
20 Years Ago
Club Wisconsin Live, a day long concert series showcasing local artists, prepared to launch onto the airwaves. The concert series, which took place in the Laird Room on the campus of the University of Wisconsin
Sleeves Point, featured performances from the Love Ghosts, The Electric Company with Super Sour Eye, Mike McAbee, Tom George and friends, Mike White, and Hue among others. The event, which took place on Friday Nov. 30th, was live streamed via UWSP’s local radio station WWSP 90 FM. The event was slated to begin at noon and last until 10:30 pm. The event was a fundraiser for 90 FM as all proceeds were donated to the radio station as a thank you from the participating bands for the stations support.
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point started the season 2-0. The men’s team dismantled opening opponent Trinity International by as score of 90-28. They continued their winning ways via a 81-62 victory over the Coe on Sunday Nov. 18. These performances earned the Pointers a #18 ranking amongst all other D3 men’s basketball teams in the nation. The Women’s basketball team opened play by winning the Terry Porter Tipoff Tournament with victories over Lawrence and Upper Iowa. The lady Pointer’s were led by senior Kari Groshek, who earned most valuable player honors in the Terry Porter Tipoff Tournament for the second year in a row.
10 Years Ago
Copps Food Center grocery stores announced some changes to their lineup of stores in the Stevens Point Area. Of the three grocery stores in the area, two would be closed down with the building of a replacement imminent and the last remaining store would be renovated. The Copps locations on Church St and E. Highway 10 would be closed upon the completion of a new store on Pinecrest Ave. In addition, the Plover
Copps location would be renovated to more closely resemble the improvements and amenities present in the new store at Pinecrest Ave. The old stores would remain open until the new store was completed.
The village of Whiting was awarded a grant to aid in the repair of the dam at McDill Pond. The grant in the amount of $319.655, would aid the village in offsetting some of the cost related to refilling the dam at
McDill Pond. The refilling of the dam would fix the persistent leaking that the community feared would worsen and spread without further attention. “It’s going to be a great relief to the Lake District and the city especially,” said Whiting president Paul Stroik. He continued to explain, “Without this award we would have been facing the greatest expense, so this will help.”