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  1. 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
  2. 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

    • 9:20 AM
  3. Brian O. Sentkowski

    Nekoosa man pleads guilty to killing kitten

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

    • 9:28 AM
  4.  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.

    • 6:15 AM
  5. Wisconsin weather forecast for Wednesday

    Here's a look at today's weather forecast.

    • 7:52 AM
  6. 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
  7. 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.

    • 7:28 AM
  8. 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.

    • 8:45 AM
  9. 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.

    • 6:26 AM
  10. 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.

    • 6:27 AM
  11. 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
  12. Baking Scotch eggs cuts the fat of frying and is easier to make. AP/Matthew Mead

    Use leftover eggs

    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. 18, 2014
  13. 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.

    • 6:18 AM
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Today's births

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

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24.  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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. Cold Cases stir up raw emotions for victims' families

    There were times — more than two decades ago — when Mary Wegner was so angry about the sudden disappearance of her daughter, Laurie Depies, that she wanted to lash out.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  35. College athletics: UW-Superior seeks to leave WIAC

    The nine-member Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference could be missing one school as early as the next academic school year.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  36. Milwaukee Brewers' Scooter Gennett hits San Diego Padres' Yonder Alonso with the ball as he tries to turn a double play on a ball hit by Chris Denorfia during the fourth inning Monday in Milwaukee. AP

    Ramirez, Braun lead Brewers to 4-3 win over Padres

    Aramis Ramirez homered, Ryan Braun drove in two runs and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 Monday night.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  37. Government meetings

    Stevens Point Police and Fire Commission, 3:30 p.m., Conference Room D, County/City Building, 1516 Church St.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  38. Friends of Standing Rocks to host outdoor gear swap on Saturday

    The Friends of Standing Rocks Committee is hosting an inaugural outdoor gear swap meet from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Portage County Parks Department maintenance facility, 1903 County Hwy Y.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  39. Prep roundup: Smith leads Eagles to win

    Kayla Smith went 2 for 3 with three RBI, including a two-run single in the fifth inning at the plate and tossed a complete game-two hitter in the circle as the Almond-Bancroft softball team earned a 4-0 Central Wisconsin Conference-10 shutout win over Mar

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  40. Yard MD Tip of the Week: Help your lawn by keeping off the grass

    Yard Md Rob Zimmer says don't be too eager to start raking or doing yard work. Doing too much too soon could damage your lawn later in the summer.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  41. Sen. Ron Johnson

    Sen. Ron Johnson to hold mobile office hours next week

    The office of Sen. Ron Johnson has announced his staff will be available for mobile office hours from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 28, at the Village Whiting Hall, 3600 Water Street in Stevens Point.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  42. Gregory Long

    Judge orders new evaluation of man accused of shooting Grand Rapids police officer

    A Wood County judge Monday ordered a new competency evaluation for a 51-year-old man authorities say shot a Grand Rapids police officer in 2010.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  43.  Wikimedia Commons

    94 years ago: On the proper reasons to purchase overalls

    Each Monday, we turn to a day in the newspaper's history for a look at what the Editorial Board found worthy of comment. We will preserve the punctuation and capitalization of the original editorial column.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  44. 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV combines fuel economy, craftsmanship, safety

    The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee completely redefines the premium SUV, delivering consumers an unprecedented combination of best-in-class fuel economy and driving range, available clean-diesel technology, a choice of leading powertrain options, legendary

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  45. Brett Hulsey (left) and Mary Burke

    Hulsey announces run for governor

    A Madison legislator who was cited for flipping a young boy off an inner tube at the beach and mused about lugging a musket onto the Assembly floor announced Monday he'll run for governor.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  46. Rita Jeptoo, of Kenya, celebrates her win in the women's division of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) AP

    Keflezighi wins men's Boston Marathon title, Jeptoo wins women's race

    American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  47. Attorney General candidates pledge to put pressure on cold cases

    Democratic attorney general candidate Susan Happ remembers growing up in Jefferson County when 19-year-old sweethearts Tim Hack and Kelly Drew were stabbed, strangled and dumped naked in the woods.

    • Apr. 20, 2014

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