Peter Leahy, one of the founders of the Portage County Gazette and its publisher from its creation in July 1999 until its sale in March 2017, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his home on Lake Owen in Cable. He was 76.
Peter was a Stevens Point native and was born into a newspaper family. He was a member of one of the families that owned the Stevens Point Journal and was proud of his ancestors. When he began working at the newspaper, it was on the production and maintenance sides of operations rather than writing.