2022-2023 Board

President: Jim Walker

Vice-President: Rich Warosh

Secretary: Karla Leppen

Treasurer: Joe Crueger

Newsletter: Sue Goodacre

Website: LuAnn Elsinger

Membership: Carol Gardner


Portage County had numerous newspapers that were published over the years starting in 1853. For a brief history of the chronology of those papers see the Portage County Historical Society.

Below is a listing of the towns in Portage County in which there were newspapers. All the newspapers that we are aware of have been listed, along with the issues that are available and where they can be found.

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Almond / Bancroft
Junction City
Stevens Point

Historic American Newspapers

Library of Congress - Chronicling America - This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

NewspaperARCHIVES - World's largest online newspaper archive featuring billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world. Wisconsin residents can access this for free through Badgerlink.