Tag Archives: Portage County

Organization Hosts Portage County Night Hike in Plover

Active Portage County hosted a night hike for Portage County in Plover. On Saturday, Oct. 7 people could participate in a noncompetitive walk of four, eight or twelve miles on the Tomorrow State River nature trail. Active Portage County’s website said Moonwalk Wisconsin is hosted on the weekend closest to the full moon in the month of October. “Moon Walk ... Read More »

Adult Literacy Program Proves It Is Never too Late to Learn

A local program here in the Stevens Point community is helping members of the community. Or in this case, helping adults that are looking for help in basic math or English literacy. The Portage County Literacy Council is a nonprofit organization located on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus. The mission of the Portage County Literacy Council is to help ... Read More »

Ordinance in Central Wisconsin Makes Hosts Lose Most

Parties with underage students may put attendees and hosts at risk of punishment at the expense of the those throwing the party. Stevens Point and Plover have already put a social hosting ordinance in place which would hold the host of a gathering responsible if any underage person is caught drinking alcohol, regardless of if the host knows it or not. ... Read More »

Clean Water’s Continued Controversy in Portage County

On Thursday, March 30, the second public meeting of the Groundwater Protection Ordinance subcommittee began with a proposition to postpone meetings for several months. The group is a special limited term subcommittee of the Portage County Groundwater Citizen Advisory Committee. The committee is charged with analyzing an ordinance brought to the county by citizens of New Hope. The ordinance aims ... Read More »

Portage County Citizens Address Nitrate-Groundwater Concerns

Portage county citizens are coming together to pass an ordinance that addresses health concerns resulting from high levels of nitrates in ground water. It began in the township of New Hope when a group of citizens became concerned about their groundwater quality. “Nitrates move very quickly through the soil, especially on big crops like corn which is very inefficient in ... Read More »

Students Overcome Duck Syndrome with Off-Campus Fun

As the first weeks of the semester get underway, students may start feeling overwhelmed by their full plate of classes, jobs, social lives and family obligations. Stanford University coined the term “duck syndrome” to describe how many students try to tackle their mountain of duties by appearing calm on the outside and paddling furiously under the water. While the campus ... Read More »

Trot To a Healthier Thanksgiving This Year

Avoid the Thanksgiving bloat this year by participating in the annual Turkey Trot. This non-competitive and family-focused race will take place on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 24 at Pfiffner Park in Stevens Point. The Turkey Trot is organized by Portage County Can, or PC Can, which encourages the Stevens Point Community to balance nutrition and activity. The vision of PC ... Read More »