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Plover distillery considers move to Stevens Point

By Brandi Makuski A Plover distillery could be relocating to Stevens Point. The lot at


Drug Take Back events scheduled for this week

By Brandi Makuski The county’s three law enforcement departments will be taking old, unwanted, or


SPASH seniors honored in National Merit Scholarship Program

Metro Wire Staff Two seniors at SPASH have been honored by the 2022 National Merit


Plover man charged in Rome child sex assault now arrested for child porn in Portage Co.

By Brandi Makuski A Plover man is facing numerous charges in Portage Co. of possession


Whiting seeks applicants for vacant trustee position

Metro Wire Staff The Village of Whiting is looking for another trustee. The sudden resignation


Sheriff: One dead, one injured, in Hull crash on Sunday

Metro Wire Staff One man is dead following a single-vehicle collision in the Town of


Plan Commission hesitantly approves north side development

By Brandi Makuski The City Plan Commission has given an initial thumbs-up for a new


EMS talks about COVID cases, prep for flu season

By Brandi Makuski First Responders across Portage Co. have begun receiving their third booster shots


County establishes new COVID testing location

By Patrick Lynn The county health department has opened COVID-19 testing in a new location.


Fire Chief Robert Finn announces retirement from SPFD

By Brandi Makuski Chief Robert Finn announced on Tuesday that he will retire from the


PFC: ‘Tom Zenner helped heal the entire city’

By Brandi Makuski Interim Police Chief Tom Zenner said he had no idea how vocal


County extends mask advisory for 60 more days

By Patrick Lynn Portage County is extending its face-covering advisory for another 60 days. County


Goerke fundraising group gets green light for funding

By Brandi Makuski The city’s Tourism Commission has approved funding of $200,000 for upgrades at


Exclusive: Plover says goodbye to K9 Bill

By Brandi Makuski Officers from the Plover Police Department and village staff came together on


Feds honor UWSP child care center as national ‘Green Ribbon’ school

By Brandi Makuski UWSP’s Helen R. Godfrey-University Child Learning and Care Center has been named

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