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  • Citing the need for new space, Stevens Point Mayor Mike Wiza has asked Portage County to consider purchasing the city’s portion of the County-City Building.

    “The city has determined that the current amount of space and the layout … is inadequate for our operations,” Wiza said in a letter to county officials. “In addition, a major remodel will not sufficiently address these issues within an acceptable timeframe."

  • Stevens Point Police Department could be in a new location before snowfall, should the city agree that moving into the former Mid-State Technical College building on Michigan Avenue is the best option to alleviate space needs.

    “I think it’s a great idea,” Police and Fire Commissioner Robert Ostrowski said.

    Police Chief Marty Skibba recently presented costs and operational/functional options of moving the 88-member department (including sworn and civilian employees and others) into the city-owned building at 933 Michigan Ave. 

  • A year after taking a step back to re-examine whether Portage County should continue operating the county Health Care Center (HCC) or partner with another group, committee members say they are ready to get to the nitty-gritty.

    “We’ve made no traction on this whatsoever,” Chair Jerry Walters said after County Executive Patty Dreier explained deleting last year’s $10 million proposed partnership project with Sisters of St. Joseph-Third Order of St. Francis from the county’s 2018-23 Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) and including a new $10 million placeholder.

  • Sentry breaks ground on new seven-story facility

    Sentry broke ground Thursday, June 22, for a new seven-story, 270,000-square-foot office building at 1501 Northpoint Drive, Stevens Point, on the former Holiday Inn site.

  • Hull will hold special yard waste pick up for storm damages

    The town of Hull will hold a special branch clean-up for its residents Thursday, June 22, for storm-related damages.

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