100 Years Ago
A local man evades arrest on multiple occasions and breaks out jail once before falling into local police custody after being apprehended at a private party. Local resident, Amiel Kryszewski, who was believed to have stolen multiple cars in the area had been on the run since July of 1921. He had managed to out maneuver law enforcement until he was caught in early February of 1922. Kryszewski was believed to have insisted that he would steal the Sherriff’s car and could not be caught with it. Police eventually captured Amiel thanks to a tip they received from a local resident.
20 Years Ago
Waupaca hosted a Mardi Gras dinner dance. The dance, which was sponsored by The Design Committee of Main Street Waupaca, was a unique combination of dining and entertainment. The event featured a four-course dinner inspired by flavors from Louisiana and Mardi Gras, live Cajun music, door prizes and a costume contest. The event was held at the Waupaca Country Club. Doors opened at 5:30 pm with socialization and mingling and dinner started at 7:00 pm. The menu for the event included decadent dishes such as andouille chicken gumbo, crab and shrimp remoulade salad, blackened filet mignon with coconut beer shrimp and crepes topped with bananas foster.
Talented jazz guitarist John Scofield and his band performed at the Sentry Theatre. The performance, which happened in conjunction with the UWSP Jazz Festival, also featured the UWSP Jazz ensemble, who opened for John Scofield and his band. Scofield’s band played pieces from their new release “Uberjam”. The performance from the UWSP Jazz Ensemble and John Scofield and his band would be played in two time slots. A noon performance to kick off the day and a night cap at 7:30 pm. Tickets for the performance were $15 for adults and $12 or students. The UWSP Jazz Festival that year hosted students from over 45 high schools from around the state of Wisconsin.
10 Years Ago
Efforts to raise funds for the American Cancer Society kicked off in its yearly Daffodil Days Campaign. The Daffodil, the official flower of the American Cancer Society, is meant to symbolize the hope that cancer will one day be eliminated. In addition, the, flower was chosen because it is one of the first flowers of spring and represents the hope of a new season and the hope that cancer will one day be eliminated. Daffodils were sold around the Stevens Point area for the benefit of the American Cancer Society in an effort to raise funds toward research and funding that may one day lead to the eradication of cancer.
Two SPASH athletes were honored for their contributions to SPASH athletics and their commitment to continuing their athletic career at the collegiate level. SPASH athletes Ryan Ramczyk and Morgan Cebula made their college choices in front of a large crowd of staff, parents and friends on national singing day. Ramczyk committed to playing football for Division II Winona State and Cebula committed to playing volleyball for Division II Lewis (IL) University. “I’ve been hearing a lot about, ‘where are you signing, where are you going.’ It’s been exciting, It’s been a cool thing to go through said Ramczyk. “College is going to be new and going in and being with the team; it’s going to be really fun” said Cebula.