St. Francis schools and businesses were placed on a brief lockdown early Monday afternoon following an armed robbery at a St. Francis business. Nobody was injured in the hold-up, and the lockdowns were cleared once police felt confident that the suspect was no longer in the area.
The St. Francis City Council on Monday, May 5 appointed Police Sargeant Jake Rehling to serve as Acting Police Chief during Chief Jeff Harapat’s leave of absence.
UW-Stevens Point senior pitcher Travis Elwood (Anoka) was named WIAC Athlete of the Week for pitchers after a pair of appearances to help the Yellowjackets go 3-1 and 12-7 overall this spring. He pitched one inning, giving up one run on one hit in an 8-6 loss to UW-Stout April 23. He followed that with an eight-inning performance Sunday in an 8-3 win over the Pointers. He gave up three runs on six hits. For the season he is 3-1 with a 2.32 earned run average with 33 strikeouts and eight walks in 31 innings of work