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  1. Letter: Join us for climate change film screening

    EDITOR: Gaylord Nelson, a governor of Wisconsin from 1959 through 1962 and U.S. Senator from Wisconsin from 1963 until 1981, started Earth Day.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  2. Screen grab of an ad for e-cigarettes featuring Jenny McCarthy. E-cigarette companies are advertising on TV, something forbidden for cigarettes for more than 40 years. AP Photo/Resound Marketing

    E-cigarette sellers take a page from Big Tobacco: Other View

    Just when smoking has finally lost its glamour, along come electronic cigarettes and an avalanche of sexy new ads that promote 'vaping.'

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  3. Firefighters practice a rescue operation Wednesday at Johnson Towing. Crews from the Portage County Metropolitan Fire District spent several hours practicing various scenarios related to rescuing victims of a car crash. B.C. Kowalski/Stevens Point Journal Media

    Joint training session one of many in future for Metro Fire (with video)

    When rescue crews arrive on the scene of a crash, there isn't much time to waste lives hang in the balance. Firefighters and paramedics need to rely on their training to get victims to safety.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  4. Students walk through the halls of Pacelli High School. The school, part of Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools, is looking for a new principal while system leadership is planning a restructuring of schools. Stevens Point Journal Media file photo

    SPACS plans reorganization of schools

    Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools is working on a reorganization of its facilities that could mean millions of dollars in renovation costs and would take students out of one of its current buildings.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  5. Stevens Point Area Senior High School volleyball coach Julie Johnson, left, and then-senior volleyball player Melanie Leopold display the pink attire featured to highlight breast cancer awareness in a 2011 match. Johnson's contract was not renewed for next season. Stevens Point Journal Media file photo

    SPASH volleyball coach Julie Johnson deserved another season: column

    Having known Stevens Point Area Senior High volleyball coach Julie Johnson personally and professionally for the last six years, I feel the school's decision not to renew her contract marks a sad day in the community.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  6. UW-Stevens Point's Clayton Heuer drives around UW-Superior's Bronson Byrne during a game this season. The Yellowjackets have applied to leave the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in favor of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Stevens Point Journal Media file photo

    UWSP already preparing for life without Superior

    Those 41/2- to 5-hour bus rides to the far reaches of northwest Wisconsin might soon be a thing of the past for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point basketball, baseball and softball teams.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  7. Green Bay Packers' Sam Shields, Jarrett Bush, Charles Woodson, M.D. Jennings and Tramon Williams jump with Seattle Seahawks receivers on the last play of their 2012 game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Seattle receiver Golden Tate (81) was credited with the catch for the game winning touchdown. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

    Packers to open season at Seattle Sept 4

    The Packers will open their season at defending Super Bowl champion Seattle on Thursday, Sept. 4, in the nationally televised kickoff to the season.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  8. Chad Heins is all smiles with the media at Central Wisconsin Airport In December 2007 after being released from a Florida prison. Heins, who was 33 at the time, had been cleared of murdering his sister-in-law in 1994 Gannett Central Wisconsin file photo

    Former Nekoosa man acquitted of Florida murder now accused of helping to steal almost $7 million

    A 39-year-old former Nekoosa man released from a Florida prison after being found not guilty of murder is once again incarcerated in the Sunshine State.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  9. Handcuffs And Fingerprints Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Police Log: Arrested for texting

    Arrested for texting: Police arrested a 31-year-old Stevens Point woman on charges of unlawful phone use - harassment at 12:49 p.m. Tuesday after police say she was continually texting a 34-year-old Stevens Point man.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  10. Yulga Disc Golf Course now open

    The Yulga Disc Golf Course on Wojcik Memorial Drive is now open until further notice.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  11. George Siemon

    Energy Fair to feature speakers from many industries

    The Midwest Renewable Energy Association has confirmed an exciting lineup of keynote speakers for its 25th annual Energy Fair; their passions align with the MREA's mission to promote renewable energy, sustainable living and energy efficiency through educa

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  12.  Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Take closer look at UW tuition freeze: Other View

    Another billion-dollar University of Wisconsin System surplus calls for another two-year tuition freeze. At least that's the view taken by Gov. Scott Walker.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  13. Former UWSP runner Finnel leads the pack for Wisconsin

    His quadriceps were having an angry conversation with the rest of his body, and messing with his mind a little bit Monday.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  14. Brewers shortstop Jean Segura (9) is greeted by first baseman Lyle Overbay (24) and pitcher Kyle Lohse (26) after hitting a three-run homer in the second inning. USA TODAY Sports

    Segura's 3-run blast powers Brewers past Padres

    Jean Segura hit a three-run homer, and the Milwaukee Brewers broke out of an offensive slumber at home to support Kyle Lohse in a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  15. Government meetings

    Village of Amherst Tree Board, 12:30 p.m., Tomorrow River Schools Cafeteria, 357 Main St., Amherst.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  16. Brian O. Sentkowski

    Nekoosa man pleads guilty to killing kitten

    A 25-year-old Nekoosa man who authorities say killed his sister's kitten pleaded guilty Wednesday in Wood County Circuit Court.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  17. Joshua Wenzel

    Green Bay police investigate arrest shown in viral video

    Green Bay police are investigating a violent arrest outside a downtown bar over the weekend captured on video and posted online.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  18. An experimental boom surrounded Madison's B.B. Clarke beach in 2010 to keep out algae, though it ended up being closed June 24 for high E. coli levels. Algae and bacteria are the prime causes for beach closures throughout the Madison area and the state. Mike DeVries/The Capital Times

    Beach closures highlight algae, bacteria threats in Yahara lakes and across Wisconsin

    After one of Madison's longest, coldest winters ever, swimming season is almost here along with toxic algal blooms, bacteria, invasive milfoil and other pestilences of the lakes.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  19. Katrina Shankland

    Briefs

    Rep. Katrina Shankland, D-Stevens Point, has announced that she will hold the first of a series of town hall office hours from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on April 30 at the Linwood Town Hall, 3160 Mill Creek Drive.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  20. The powerful full-size 2014 Nissan Titan once again offers a range of body, bed and drivetrain configurations designed to fit a variety of buyer needs from a durable business tool to a versatile family adventurer. For 2014, Titan is available in King Cab and Crew Cab body styles with a choice of 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations, along with two wheelbases (139.8 inches and 159.5 inches) and three bed lengths. Titan is available in four well-equipped models - S, SV, PRO-4X and SL. Wieck

    2014 Nissan Titan pickup truck offers wide range of configurations

    For 2014, the powerful full-size Nissan Titan pickup truck continues to offer a unique combination of style, innovation and excellent value including a range of body, bed and drivetrain configurations.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  21. Portage to the Past: Sad ending to a promising young life

    Henry Schulz, 308 Strongs Ave., Stevens Point, was one of the first contingent to head overseas during World War I, later returning and marrying Mabel Boone in October 1919.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  22. Spring treatments for crabgrass control should only be needed if you had an infestation the prior summer. A lush, full lawn, well-maintained  this does not necessarily mean fertilized  is your best defense against invasive annual crabgrass. Rob Zimmer/Post-Crescent Media

    Yard MD blog: Lawn intervention

    Unnecessary early spring fertilizing and weed killers create lawn and garden woes later on in the season, especially when applied incorrectly, at the wrong time, excessively or carelessly.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  23. A state bill gave a sales tax cut to the firms such as Gulfstream of Greenville. Gannett Wisconsin Media file photo

    Letter: No need to cut taxes for rich people's planes

    EDITOR: Gov. Scott Walker just gave a multi-million-dollar sales tax break to Gulfstream Aviation in Greenville. This company is a maintenance facility that deals in ultra-expensive business jets for corporations and extremely wealthy individuals.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  24. Runners compete Tuesday evening July 19, 2011, in the Take A Step 5K Run/Walk event which benefits domestic and sexual abuse victim services provided through CAP Services' Family Crisis Center and takes place during the 36th Annual National Wellness Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. (DOUG WOJCIK/STEVENS POINT JOURNAL)

    Letter: Support Family Crisis Center at walk/run event on April 30

    EDITOR: Check your calendars: What do you have planned for April 30? How about joining us in the 12th annual Take a Step 5K run/walk event to support the Family Crisis Center? The run/walk starts at 6 p.m.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  25. Baking Scotch eggs cuts the fat of frying and is easier to make. AP/Matthew Mead

    Use leftover eggs: Baking makes rich, tasty Scotch eggs easier

    Frankly, it's hard to produce a healthy rendering of a Scotch egg. But we decided to give it a go, because these delicious little calorie bombs are just too tempting.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  26. A Greek style souffled omelet is more than enough for a satisfying meal. AP

    Egg whites work magic for 2-person omelet

    Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don't really count as eggs at all in my book), I've never met an egg dish I didn't like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is the edible magic trick known as the souffled omelet.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  27. Prep roundup: SPASH's Schulfer no-hits Everest

    Stevens Point Area Senior High baseball coach Kraig Terpstra felt it would have beern a shame if his starting pitcher Austin Schulfer wound up with a loss or no-decision Tuesday.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  28. Katherine Axlen

    UWSP mourns students killed in cycle crash

    Alexander Reeder led his University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ROTC group on a 5 a.m. ruck march Monday along the Tomorrow River Trail.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  29. Pittsburgh Pirates' Travis Snider, left, takes down Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez (27) as Brewers' Rickie Weeks, right, joins a skirmish between the two teams Sunday in Pittsburgh. Gomez and Snider were ejected from the game. AP

    Brewers' Gomez, Maldonado suspended for roles in brawl

    Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  30. This is a photo of a common Wisconsin stew made with wild game and vegetables. What is it? Gannett Wisconsin Media file photo

    Take the quiz! From hodags to wapatuli, how well do you know Wisconsin?

    Enter here to take the quiz on mobile devices

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  31. Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun reacts after striking out during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Milwaukee. AP Photo/Morry Gash

    Brewers bats cold, fall 2-1 in 12 to Padres

    Yovani Gallardo made it a point to be aggressive on the mound and get hitters to chase pitches that could be turned into easy outs.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  32. Beer Man: Weihenstephaner offers true blend of hops, malts

    Weihenstephaner has existed in one form or another since 1040 (almost a thousand years!) and is best known for its excellent weissbiers.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  33. Stevens Point Area Senior High shortstop Megan Roth catches a pop-up Tuesday as second baseman, Brianna Blugaur, right, reacts, as SPASH and D.C. Everest battled in softball at Everest. Photos by Dan Young/Stevens Point Journal Media

    Prep softball: D.C. Everest edges SPASH in early-season WVC matchup

    D.C. Everest's Reegan Schubring caught the infield pop-up in foul territory just in front of the Evergreens' dugout to seal a noteworthy victory for her team Tuesday.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  34. Julie Lassa

    Town hall meeting deals with issue of student debt

    Deaken Boggs said his concern when looking at which colleges to attend wasn't how much attending would cost but what he wanted to learn.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  35. Watch the replay: How can we address the burden of high student loan debt?

    In advance of a town hall meeting in Stevens Point, Rep. Katrina Shankland and representatives from the One Wisconsin Now Institute sat down with the Stevens Point Journal Media Editorial Board to discuss high student loan debt and ways to address the problem. Watch the replay above.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  36. Today's births

    WRYCZA, Trisha and Chris, Rosholt, a son, Ryan Michael.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  37. Handcuffs And Fingerprints Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Police Log: Theft of tools, clothes and a wedding band

    Disorderly conduct: Police cited a 22-year-old Stevens Point man for disorderly conduct at 2:53 a.m. Friday in the 2600 block of Stanley Street.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  38.  Getty Images

    Find your way to celebrate Earth Day: Other View

    Wisconsin is blessed with incredible natural treasures. Of course, we have the lakeshore that we all love, and, we have much more nearby, including Horicon Marsh and the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  39. Sean Duffy AP

    Letter: Rep. Sean Duffy is fighting for accountability for financial bureau

    EDITOR: Leaders of the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups and the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group recently wrote a column critical of U.S. Rep.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  40. Knights to host monthly breakfast

    Knights of Columbus Council 1170 will host its monthly breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday at its clubhouse, 401 W. Clark St.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  41. Fundraiser to benefit AMVETS Post 1051

    AMVETS Post 1051 will hold its spring fundraiser from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday at Shooters, 5330 Harding Ave., Plover. Doors open at 4 p.m.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  42. Fair focuses on family safety

    The village of Plover Fire/EMS Department will host its annual safety fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 at Mark Toyota Scion, 1765 Park Ave., Plover.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  43. Plover VFW to serve Army mess hall breakfast

    Plover VFW Post 10262, 2970 Hickory Drive, Plover, will host an Army mess hall breakfast fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  44. A worker walks through the TransCanada Corp. Houston Lateral Project pipe yard in Mont Belvieu, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Russ Girling, TransCanada Corp. president and chief executive officer, said he remains 'optimistic' that market forces will see that the embattled Keystone XL oil sands pipeline is built, but the real question is when. Photographer: Scott Dalton/Bloomberg ORG XMIT: 477223581 Bloomberg

    Letter: Where are media exposes of Democrats?

    EDITOR: Now that the lying, Marxist dictator Barack Obama has again delayed the Keystone pipeline, thereby denying 20,000 to 40,000 Americans well-paying jobs because of political considerations and mollifying his tree-huggers, will Stevens Point Journal

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  45. Performance, amenities highlight 2014 Kia Forte sedan

    Originally introduced at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show, the all-new 2014 Forte is a stunning European design-inspired sedan that makes it clear the Korean auto manufacturer has another winner in its line-up.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  46. Two people were pronounced dead Monday afternoon when a motorcycle collided with another vehicle on Highway 66 at Highway PP in the town of Linwood. Nathan Vine/Stevens Point Journal Media

    UPDATE: Motorcyclist, passenger killed in Portage County crash were UWSP students

    The two people killed in a Monday motorcyle crash west of Stevens Point were both University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  47. SPASH rides second-half goal barrage past East (With video)

    Through the opening half Monday, Wausau East keeper Clara Baumann looked as if she had magnets for hands instead of gloves.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  48. Steve Fisher, a volunteer with Antigo's Raptor Education Group, talks with a visitor to the 2014 UWSP Eco Fair, held Monday in the Laird Room and the Dreyfus University Center. Nathan Vine/Stevens Point Journal Media

    UWSP kicks off Earth Week with Eco Fair

    The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Monday kicked off a week of activities marking Earth Day and bringing attention to environmental issues.

    • Apr. 21, 2014

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