Jamie Rokus, StevensPoint Journal

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StevensPoint Journal

Wisconsin Rapids, WI, United States

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Past articles by Jamie:

Meet the candidates running for Stevens Point mayor in the April 4 election

Meleesa Johnson and Mike Wiza discuss affordable housing, homelessness, zoning codes, workforce shortages, transparency and tax increases. → Read More

Meet the candidates running for Stevens Point School Board in the April 4 election

The six candidates address budget deficits, employee turnover, open enrollment, student mental health, behavior incidents and learning loss. → Read More

What Stevens Point voters need to know about the $4.2M road projects on the April ballot

The two road reconstruction projects are routine, planned roadwork that is part of the city's capital budget, Mayor Mike Wiza said. If approved, there is no increase in property taxes. → Read More

Health Care Center's future in limbo as special election stalls. What happens now?

Portage County Board members learned at Monday's meeting a special election cannot be held in 2023 seeking additional funds for the center. The earliest a referendum could see a vote is spring 2024. → Read More

4 advance for Marshfield School Board; Andres and Reigel to face off in District 10

These are the results of the February 2023 primary election races in Marshfield. → Read More

Four advance in Wisconsin Rapids School Board race following Tuesday's primary election

During Tuesday's primary vote five candidates faced off for four spots on the April 4 ballot. School board candidates are elected to three-year terms. → Read More

Wiza and Johnson advance in Stevens Point mayoral race; 6 move forward for School Board

Mike Wiza is seeking is third term as mayor of Stevens Point. Meleesa Johnson, who represents the city's 5th District, will challenge him on the April 4 ballot. → Read More

Voters could be asked for extra $2M annually for Portage County Health Care Center

A special election will cost an estimated $130,000, as the county will have to pay for the election and reimburse municipalities for their costs. → Read More

Dairy State Cheese in Rudolph has been sold. What happens next?

The third-generation Greco family of Bartlett, Illinois, and its Cheese Merchants of America portfolio purchased the Rudolph cheese factory in January. → Read More

Bed Bath & Beyond announces closure of Rib Mountain store

The location is on a list of 87 additional store locations that will close, the embattled home goods chain announced Monday. A closing date was not immediately available. → Read More

Marshfield Common Council directs fire, police chiefs to draft referendum language for staffing

A proposed referendum seeks to add nine firefighters, fill police officer and records specialist positions and add a shared administrative assistant. → Read More

Stevens Point woman, 7-year-old girl in stable condition following Tuesday morning assault

A 20-year-old Stevens Point man was arrested following the assault and is being held in the Portage County Jail. → Read More

Crumbl Cookies to open this spring in Rib Mountain

A representative for Crumbl Cookies said a spring 2023 opening is planned for the Rib Mountain location. → Read More

70 employees to be laid off as part of Wisconsin Rapids Sonoco closure

Sonoco Wisconsin Cores LLC is permanently closing its facility at 800 Fremont St. in Wisconsin Rapids. Layoffs are expected to begin March 31. → Read More

Man pleads guilty to stealing car at knifepoint from Stevens Point Target parking lot

As part of a plea agreement, a charge of armed robbery with use of force was dismissed but read into the record. → Read More

Woman dead after one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in town of Rudolph

The crash happened about 1:50 p.m. Sunday on State 13/34, south of County Line Road, in the town of Rudolph. → Read More

Demolition of Edgewater Manor in Stevens Point expected to begin Monday

Once demolition is complete the city will likely take proposals for redevelopment of the site, Mayor Mike Wiza said. → Read More

Stevens Point voters approve 4 road project referendums at a cost of $10M

Stevens Point voters approved all four road project referendums that appeared on the ballot. → Read More

Voters overwhelmingly say no to school referendums in Merrill, Athens and Stratford

Voters in Merrill, Athens and Stratford were asked to approve referendums Tuesday to support operational and capital costs. → Read More

Voters overwhelmingly say no to school referendums in Merrill, Athens and Stratford

Voters in Merrill, Athens and Stratford were asked to approve referendums Tuesday to support operational and capital costs. → Read More