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    Thursday, June 13, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids and Fond du Lac to play doubleheader later this month Fond du Lac, Wis. – Looking to open the season series with the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (8-8). The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters’ (8-8) game was rained out Wednesday and rescheduled for June 29. In Fond du Lac on June 29, the Rafters and Dock Spiders will play two seven-inning games, with the first starting at 5:05 p.m.  The ...read more
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    Thursday, June 13, 2019
    Following rainout, Wisconsin Rapids welcomes Fond du Lac to Witter Field Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – After rain forced the series opener between the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (8-8) and the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (8-8) to be postponed, the Rafters return to Witter Field to host the Dock Spiders and open the series Thursday. Wednesday’s game will be moved to June 29, where the two teams will play ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Despite an early lead, Rafters fall 10-7 to Woodchucks Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (7-8) jumped out to an early lead, but could not hang on in a 10-7 loss to the Wisconsin Woodchucks (9-6) on Tuesday afternoon. The Rafters put up five runs in the first inning on RBIs by Osvaldo Tovalin and Peter Matt. Wisconsin Rapids tacked on two runs one inning later to lead 7-0 ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Rafters survive late rally to take game two of doubleheader with Woodchucks Wausau, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (8-8) rode a strong performance by Jake Dunham and survived a late rally by the Wisconsin Woodchucks (9-7) to win game two of a doubleheader Tuesday by a final of 5-2. Dunham broke a scoreless tie in the sixth inning with a solo home run to left field. One inning later, ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Keller, Inc. has been chosen as the general contractor on an 110,000 square foot aluminum mill building project for Matalco in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. The project is expected to begin in July. The facility will be located at 4800 East Commerce Drive in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.    Matalco is North America’s largest independent aluminum billet producer. The new aluminum facility will be ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
              Twelve years ago, Erica Ringelspaugh was an English teacher at Adams-Friendship High School when she was approached by her former University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point professor, Barbara Dixson, and former classmate Tony Wacker, a teacher at Milwaukee Vincent High School.                          The two asked her to join in a project that would inspire reading and discussion between ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Categories: Human Interest, Member News, Press Release, Community, Health, Member
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Aspirus Riverview Hospital will host Gentle Yoga classes in July and August. There will be three series of classes to choose from: ·         4:15 to 5 pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, August 8, 15, 22, 29 ·         5:15 to 6 pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, August 8, 15, 22, 29 ·         10:15 to 11 am on Thursdays July 18, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Gentle Yoga participants learn to become stronger ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids gets a strong defensive effort and runs up score in big win over Mallards Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters’ (7-7) offense found a rhythm early and posted 12 runs on their way to a 12-1 victory over division opponent Madison Mallards (11-3). Osvaldo Tovalin put the Rafters up early with an RBI double in the first inning. One inning later, Wisconsin Rapids ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    Rats and Chucks play in Rapids, Wausau for Tuesday doubleheader Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – After picking up their third-straight win and sweeping the Madison Mallards, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (7-7) get set for a home and away doubleheader against the Wisconsin Woodchucks (8-6) Tuesday.  Game one will be at 11:35 a.m. at Historic Witter Field for Cellcom Kids Day at the ballpark. Game two ...read more
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    Monday, June 10, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids gets an early lead and holds on late to pick up a 4-3 win over the Mallards Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (6-7) picked up back-to-back wins for the first time this season with a 4-3 win over the Madison Mallards (12-2) Sunday night. The Rafters struck first with two runs on a ball put in play by Osvaldo Tovalin. In the top of the fourth, the Mallards ...read more
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    Monday, June 10, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids looks to sweep two-game series over Madison Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Following a 4-3 win Sunday night, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (6-7) look for their first series sweep of the season Monday with a 7:05 p.m. matchup with the Madison Mallards (11-2). The Rafters opened the scoring with two runs in the opening frame. Madison would later tie it in the fourth, but the Rafters ...read more
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    Sunday, June 09, 2019
    Despite not playing high school baseball, Gareth Stroh finds home at Nebraska Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Wisconsin Rapids Rafters pitcher Gareth Stroh was a stud high school baseball player who never played high school baseball.  That is, Stroh’s high school in Gibbon, Nebraska, did not have a baseball program. His only opportunity to play team baseball was during the summer travel baseball ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Sports, Member, Press Release
    Sunday, June 09, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids set to face Madison, start home stretch Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (5-7) look to pick up their second-straight win with a home matchup against the Madison Mallards (11-1). The Rafters struck first on the road Saturday against the Lakeshore Chinooks and did not slow down on their way to a 5-0 shutout victory. Nathan Hemmerling got the win with six ...read more
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    Saturday, June 08, 2019
      Wisconsin Rapids looks to take the series finale on the road against Lakeshore Mequon, Wis. – After dropping a one-run game Friday night, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (4-7) look to rebound Saturday in the series finale against the Lakeshore Chinooks (3-8). The Rafters led early against the Chinooks last night, but could not survive a late surge and fell 3-2 in game three of a four-game ...read more
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    Saturday, June 08, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids’ defense shuts out Lakeshore, offense puts up five runs in divisional win Mequon, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (5-7) got a quality start from Nathan Hemmerling and backed it up with a strong offensive showing in a 5-0 win over the Lakeshore Chinooks (3-9). Wisconsin Rapids got on the board in the top of the first with a pair of runs on an error and a Rich Ciufo ...read more
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    Friday, June 07, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids shuts out Lakeshore in well-rounded victory Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (4-6) put together a strong showing in both phases of the game on their way to a 7-0 shutout win over the Lakeshore Chinooks (2-8). The offense flexed its muscles early with two runs in the first inning, including an RBI double by Peter Matt. The Rafters added two runs in the ...read more
    Categories: Sports, Community, Member News, Member, Press Release
    Friday, June 07, 2019
    Following shutout win, Rafters look to take series lead against Chinooks Grafton, Wis. – After shutting out the Lakeshore Chinooks (2-8) 7-0 at home on Thursday night, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (4-6) look to pick up their second-straight win as the series shifts to Lakeshore. The Rafters offense struck early with two runs in the first inning and never looked back on their way to a seven-run ...read more
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    Friday, June 07, 2019
    Photos 101 Beginner for Apple iPhone and iPad Wednesday, June 12, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Photo-taking basics for iPhone and iPad users, no experience necessary. Learn how to take images; how to find stored images; download an app; create an account; save and move photos to easily locate them later. Workshop includes open discussion time for your questions. Cost: $15.   Photos 102 Intermediate for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, June 07, 2019
    Despite a strong offensive showing, Wisconsin Rapids dropped a tight 3-2 game to Lakeshore Grafton, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (4-7) struck first against the Lakeshore Chinooks (3-8), but ultimately fell in a close 3-2 divisional matchup. The Rafters opened the scoring with a solo home run by Rich Ciufo to lead off the third inning, but Lakeshore would answer with a pair of runs in ...read more
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    Thursday, June 06, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (3-6) led twice, but ultimately came up short 7-6 in a back-and-forth game against the Lakeshore Chinooks (2-7).  The Rafters got the offense going early with four runs in the bottom of the first, including a three-run homer by Anthony Galason. Lakeshore answered with a run an inning later and took a 5-4 lead on four runs in the third ...read more
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    Thursday, June 06, 2019
    Following a tough one-run loss, the Rafters seek to split the homestand against Lakeshore Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – After coming up just short in a tight 7-6 loss to the Lakeshore Chinooks (2-7), the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (3-6) look to even the series at home on Thursday night. The Rafters struck first with four runs in the opening frame and later retook the lead after falling behind. ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids wins back-and-forth game with the Woodchucks Wausau, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (3-5) fell behind late against the Wisconsin Woodchucks (5-3), but used a big eighth-inning rally to propel them to victory. The Rafters got on the board first with an RBI double by Jake Dunham in the third inning. The Woodchucks levelled the game in the sixth and put up two runs in the ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    Rafters pitcher Cal Djuraskovic has taken an unconventional route to college baseball success Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – In the weight room at Central Michigan University during the spring of 2016 Cal Djuraskovic felt a pop in his knee during hex bar dead lifts. A few days later, Djuraskovic found out that “pop” was in fact him fracturing his knee and altering the path of his baseball ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids to host Lakeshore for two games at Witter Field Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Playing their first back-to-back home games of the season, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (3-5) open a two-game set at Historic Witter Field Wednesday against the Lakeshore Chinooks (1-7). The Rafters are coming off a 5-3 comeback victory on the road over the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The Wisconsin Rapids ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 04, 2019
    The Rafters offense put up big numbers early, but failed to maintain lead in loss to Wisconsin. Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – In the first game between two Central Wisconsin teams, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-5) dropped a close 6-5 decision to the Wisconsin Woodchucks (5-2) in the series opener. Jake Dunham got the Rafters on the board first with the first home run of the season for Wisconsin ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 04, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Help United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties fight the “summer slide” by attending the ninth Annual Great Book Giveaway from June 11-14, 2019!    Volunteers will be reading to children at each location for approximately half an hour; and afterwards each child can select FREE books to take home and keep.  The books were donated in April.   All children and youth (from ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member, Member News, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 04, 2019
    Rafters partner with Aspirus Riverview Family Birthplace for Opening-Day ticket giveaway Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, in conjunction with Apsirus Riverview Family Birthplace, are happy to announce the 2019 winners of the “Fan for Life” ticket giveaway. Each year, the Rafters and Aspirus give free Rafters tickets for life to any little Rafter fan born on opening day. ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 04, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids caps a two-game set with the Wisconsin Woodchucks on the road Wausau, Wis. – After picking up their third one-run loss, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-5) look to split a two-game series with the Wisconsin Woodchucks (5-2) on the road Tuesday night.  At Witter Field Monday night, the Rafters’ used a big fourth inning to build a 5-1 lead, but ultimately dropped a close game 6-5 ...read more
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    Monday, June 03, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids hosts Wisconsin Woodchucks in opener of season series Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Following a two-game road trip to Green Bay, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-4) return to Witter Field to host the Wisconsin Woodchucks (4-2) at 6:35 p.m. on Monday night. The Rafters split the series with Green Bay, winning the first in dominant fashion 12-6 on Saturday and falling 7-0 in the ...read more
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    Sunday, June 02, 2019
    The Wisconsin Rapids offense started slow and could not recover in loss to Green Bay Green Bay, Wis. – In game two of a two-game road series with the Green Bay Booyah (4-2), the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-4) could not find an offensive rhythm in a 7-0 loss Sunday night. The Booyah posted three runs in the bottom of the second inning, but the Rafters defense held them scoreless over the next ...read more
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    Friday, May 31, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids kicks off season series against Madison with road game Thursday Madison, Wis. - The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (1-1) play their first division game of the team’s 10thanniversary season on the road tonight against the Madison Mallards (2-0) at 6:05 p.m. The Rafters played a doubleheader in Rockford Wednesday, winning the first game and dropping the second. Osvaldo Tovalin ...read more
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    Friday, May 31, 2019
    Rafters’ defense holds Madison to two runs, but Rapids comes up short 2-1. The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (1-2) struck first in their division opener against the Madison Mallards (3-0), but ultimately fell 2-1 on Thursday night. Peter Matt opened the scoring with an RBI double in the top of the first inning that brought home Richie Schiekofer. The Rafters would end up posting eight hits in the ...read more
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    Thursday, May 30, 2019
    Rafters’ win suspended game, drop nightcap on the road against Rockford The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (1-1) took a 2-0 win in a suspended nine-inning game and dropped a seven-inning game 5-3 in a Wednesday road doubleheader against the Rockford Rivets (1-1). Richie Schiekofer posted the team’s first RBI of the season with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning of game one. Later in the sixth ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Sports, Member, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    Rafters’ game against the Rockford Rivets was suspended due to weather, will resume on Wednesday After playing just one full inning of the 2019 season, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters’ game against the Rockford Rivets was suspended in the top of the second inning. The game will be resumed on Wednesday at 4:05 p.m., with the regularly-scheduled Wednesday game played 30 minutes after the conclusion ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids and Rockford to finish suspended game, play doubleheader After weather caused the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters’ season opener against the Rockford Rivets to be suspended, the Rafters will play a doubleheader today starting at 4:05 p.m. Game one will begin in the top of the second inning with Anthony Warneke at the plate and Richie Schiekofer at first base. The game was in a ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    June 13th canned food sculpture event will help local food programs   WISCONSIN RAPIDS – It’s the start of summer – and that means United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties and the South Wood County Hunger Coalition is teaming up to fight hunger!   Residents will be able to help “Strike Out Hunger” during the seventh annual “United We Can” food sculpture event, set for June 13th at Witter ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Member, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Member News
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids kicks off Northwoods League play with three-game road trip After wrapping up the 2018 season with a 34-37 record, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters look to bounce back in their 10thanniversary season and reach the Northwoods League playoffs for the third time in four years. The Rafters open the 2019 campaign with a two-game away series against the Rockford Rivets. The team then ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Sports, Member, Press Release
    Friday, May 24, 2019
    Save a life…  by donating blood at an Aspirus Riverview Hospital community blood drive. Blood drives are held twice monthly in the hospital’s lower level conference center.   The June blood drives will be Tuesday, June 18, from 10 am to 3 pm and Monday, June 24, from 2 to 7 pm. No appointment is needed. To accommodate donors, there are six donor chairs available.   Anyone with questions ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Member News, Fun Facts, Health, Member, Press Release
    Friday, May 24, 2019
    The Celiac Support Group will have a family picnic Tuesday, June 18, at 6 pm at Ben Hanson Park, 2121 2nd Avenue South, Wisconsin Rapids.   The support group will provide burgers, brats, buns, plates, napkins and silverware. A small cash donation will be requested at the picnic to cover this cost. Those attending are asked to bring a gluten-free side dish or dessert to pass with a serving ...read more
    Categories: Health, Member News, Community, Member, Press Release
    Friday, May 24, 2019
    The Rafters and Connexus Credit Union launch Connexus Jr. $5 for a Prize Punch Card for 2019. Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. - The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, in conjunction with Connexus Credit Union, launched a new savings prize punch card initiative for Rafters fans 12 and under for the 2019 season. The program gives kids an opportunity to win fun prizes while saving for the future. Through ...read more
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    Friday, May 24, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College is hosting a summer camp experience to let middle and high school students gain hands-on exposure to the exciting career choices in today's manufacturing and the basic entrepreneurial concepts and skills needed in the industry. The Summer Manufacturing Camp is ideal for students entering 9th and 10th grade and runs Monday through Thursday, June ...read more
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    Friday, May 24, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College held a special ceremony on May 23 to honor the graduates of its first-ever Pre-Apprenticeship Machine Tool Training program. Nine students completed the 14-week customized program, each earning 12 credits in Mid-State’s Machine Tool Technician program as well entry-level skills needed to get started in the field, enter apprenticeship or continue on ...read more
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    Thursday, May 23, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – ServSafe and Manage First certifications are often critical to advancing a career in hospitality and tourism, but built-in certifications are just part of the draw for students pursuing the Hospitality Management associate degree at Mid-State Technical College.   Currently working at a hotel in Stevens Point while enrolled in Mid-State’s Hospitality Management program, Mary ...read more
    Categories: Education, Member News, Community, Member, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Penn’s Matt and Wagner’s Abbatiello join Rutgers pair Brito and Schiekofer on 2019 roster Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. - The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters signed two players each from New York and New Jersey for the summer of 2019. Outfielder Peter Matt from Penn and pitcher Neil Abbatiello from Wagner, along with infielder Chris Brito and outfielder Richie Schiekofer from Rutgers will join the Rafters ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member, Member News, Sports
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Aspirus Riverview Foundation invites all moms, dads, teachers and kids to the Aspiring Women free family night out, “Covering the Bases.”   The kids will participate in fun activities with the Rafters baseball team and Rosco Rafter.   The adults will learn from Craig Rasmussen, a licensed clinical social worker with Aspirus Behavioral Health, about the most common mental health and emotional ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Aspirus encourages learning the signs, seeking help this Better Hearing & Speech Month   Wisconsin Rapids, WI – Speech, language, and swallowing disorders are common following a stroke, head and neck cancer, and a variety of other illnesses and injuries in adults. Each May, Better Hearing and Speech Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about how important it is to learn the signs – ...read more
    Categories: Community, Health, Member News, General News Article, Member, Press Release
    Monday, May 20, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College celebrated the achievements of its newest graduates on Sunday, May 19, in a combined commencement ceremony for all four Mid-State campuses in Adams, Marshfield, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids. Over 2 ,000 attendees witnessed 248 graduates receiving their associate degree and technical diplomas during the event held at SentryWorld in Stevens ...read more
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    Friday, May 17, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids to wear specialty jerseys and host jersey auctions during 2019 season The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced four specialty jerseys the team will wear on select nights during the 2019 Northwoods League season. These specialty jersey designs will be auctioned off postgame to benefit Wisconsin nonprofit organizations. Historic Witter Field will play host to Ho-Chunk Military ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Member, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Member News, Sports
    Friday, May 17, 2019
    Rafters Opening Day Only 14 Days AwayFormer Twin Gary Gaetti to make appearance on Opening Day   Wisconsin Rapids, WI- Spring is turning into Summer, the school year is coming to an end, and Rafters baseball is just around the corner. The Rafters home opener is in sight with the first home game of the season just 14 days away! The Rafters initial plan was to have an appearance by former ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member, Member News, Press Release, Sports
    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Aspirus UW Cancer Center in Wisconsin Rapids has been recognized by Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) with the Excellence in Healthcare Award based on information gathered during patient surveys.   The Excellence in Healthcare Awards recognize organizations and individuals who achieve excellence throughout the year by improving patient experiences, health care employee engagement, ...read more
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    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Ashley Jaramillo, Plainfield, is poised to graduate from Mid-State Technical College’s Business Management program this Sunday, but it wasn’t always a given that she would achieve the milestone.    Straight out of high school Jaramillo had started at Mid-State but found it wasn’t the right time for her. A few years later, sitting in her car before work and scrolling through ...read more
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    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    A Cancer Caregiver’s Support Group Sharing Meeting will be held Monday, June 10, and a Cancer Support Group Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 11.   Both meetings will be from 5:15 to 6:15 pm in the Aspirus Riverview Hospital Lower Level Conference Center, 410 Dewey Street, Wisconsin Rapids. The meetings are free, and no registration is needed. Light refreshments will be served.    The ...read more
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