... Todd Ernster is one who can see the forest for trees. We mean that literally — as Stevens Point city forester, he manages the community’s trees — and figuratively because of his ability to relate the details of his job to a larger goal of environmental health and beauty.
Don’t take our word for it. Ask others who’ve worked with Ernster, who spoke highly of him for a story we published earlier this week. And ask the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council, which presented Ernster with its lifetime achievement award though he’s just 47 years old and plans to keep working many more years. He’s expanded his efforts through partnerships with the Aldo Leopold Audubon Society, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the Urban Forestry Council, among others.
... Nobody but the players dressed in purple and gold would expect the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s basketball team to beat undefeated national powers Arizona and Syracuse, or even Wichita State.
Those three Division I schools have budgets and scholarships against which the Division III Pointers could never compete. Still, to be undefeated at this point of the season in any NCAA division deserves praise.