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    Friday, May 25, 2018
    Representatives from the Aspirus Riverview Project SEARCH Class of 2018 gathered on May 25 to commemorate the planting of three trees on the Aspirus Riverview campus.    The trees were purchased from the Wisconsin Rapids Beautification Project by the Project SEARCH Business Advisory and Parent councils. The councils also purchased a plaque to be displayed by each tree.    Graduating on May ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Member News, Sports
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    A brand new Hospitality Management associate degree program is coming to Mid-State! If you’ve ever wanted a real career in hospitality, now is the time. The demand has never been higher in our region for people who have management skills specific to the world of travel and tourism.   Why pursue a career in hospitality management? Managers in hospitality work in a fun, fast-paced environment ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Member News
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    ​Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics was among 16 hospitals honored on May 17 by University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation (UW OTD) for their ongoing commitment to saving and improving lives through organ and tissue donation. Aspirus Riverview received the Excellence in Tissue Donation award.  The Excellence in Tissue Donation award was given to Wisconsin Tissue Bank partner ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Rafters Announce 2018 Game Day ContestsBev’s Floral, Sears Hometown Store, and E-Con Electric highlight 2018 game day contests. Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. - The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are proud to announce the exciting Game Day Contests that will be happening at Witter Field for the 2018 season. Fans of all ages are encouraged to participate in these unique opportunities to enjoy Rafters ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Sports, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    The Celiac Support Group will have a family picnic Tuesday, June 12, at 6 pm at Ben Hanson Park, 2121 2ndAvenue 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: Member News, Health, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Categories: Member News, Health, Press Release
    Monday, May 21, 2018
      Rafters sign standout pitchers from Framingham State and Bucknell University LHP Kyle Hodgson and RHP Hunter Robichaux are coming to Wisconsin Rapids this summer Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- Today the Rafters announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Kyle Hodgson from Framingham State and right-handed pitcher Hunter Robichaux from Bucknell University. Kyle Hodgson is a 5-foot-7, 175-pound ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Sports, Press Release
    Friday, May 18, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – For the tenth year in a row, United Way of Inner Wisconsin has distributed the “Help Guide for South Wood County, with over 12,000 of the 2018 guide distributed so far this year.   “We began distributing the guides in 2009 to ensure community members know what resources are available,” said Tari Jahns, CEO.  “The following year, in 2010, we also launched our Adams County ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Community, Press Release
    Friday, May 18, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – To enhance available services to Mid-State Technical College students and community members, each testing center at all four Mid-State locations (Adams County Center, Marshfield, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids) now offers a variety of Pearson Vue certification exams.   Examples of added certification exams include but are not limited to: Adobe, Child Development ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Member News
    Friday, May 18, 2018
    Aspirus broke ground for the new Aspirus Riverview Clinic – Adams on Thursday, May 17. Scheduled to open in December, the new clinic will be located at 419 North Oak Street in Adams.     The 7,500-square-foot clinic will include eight exam rooms, two procedure rooms, a laboratory and imaging services. The new clinic will provide the full continuum of care, from primary care to specialty ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Health, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    Rafters to Bring On a Louisville Cardinal, Seton Hall Pirate and Northeastern Husky for 2018 OF Ethan Stringer and right-handed pitchers Hunter Waldis and Josh Winkler    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- Today the Rafters announced the signing Louisville OF Ethan Stringer, Seton Hall RHP Hunter Waldis and Northeastern RHP Josh Winkler.   OF Ethan Stringer is in his sophomore season with the ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Sports, Press Release
    Friday, May 11, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- Today the Rafters announced the signing of LHP and former Rafter Gareth Stroh from Purdue University, RHP Justin Wilson from Vanderbilt University and RHP Kaz Akamatsu from University of California, Irvine. Gareth Stroh will pitch for the Rafters for the first time since the 2016 season, when he was a freshman from Coffeyville Community College. Stroh is now in his second ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Member News, Sports
    Friday, May 11, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College will hold simultaneous commencements at three locations beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. The College will celebrate the graduation of students who have completed their associate degree or technical diploma.   The Marshfield campus commencement will be held at the Hotel Marshfield (2700 South Central Avenue). Brandon Roberson, Accounting ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College recently announced the winners of its first-annual student writing contest, “Write on the Money.” In the research paper category, La Rue Davison, Health & Wellness Promotion student from Stevens Point, took first place with “A Look at Obesity in Central Wisconsin: Data Driven Analysis and Stakeholder Involvement for Targeted Objective Outcome ...read more
    Categories: Education, Member News, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    Aspirus Riverview Auxiliary invites everyone to shop for delicious goodies with the Nutman on Thursday, May 24.   This one-day sale will be held from 10 am to 2:30 pm in Aspirus Riverview Hospital’s lower level conference center, 410 Dewey Street, Wisconsin Rapids. The Nutman offers 150 selections of fine quality nuts, chocolates, snack mixes and candies, packaged to give as gifts or to treat ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the dates for auditions to perform the National Anthem during the 2018 season. Each season, the Rafters bring in local singers, musicians, and musical groups to perform the National Anthem prior to each Rafters home game. This year there will be two chances to audition, with the first coming Wednesday, May 16th from 5:00‐6:00 ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release, Sports
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Tax season is over and the statistics are in!  In south Wood and Adams Counties, our local MyFreeTaxes program experienced a total of 66 tax filers (with an average age of 39) who received an average refund amount of $1,669.48.     MyFreeTaxes is a safe, easy and completely free way for individuals or families earning $66,000 or less to file their state and federal ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – A $750,000 grant from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) is helping Mid-State Technical College make significant upgrades to its IT Software Developer program to meet the needs of local employers. Improvements funded by the WTCS “Core Industry Grant” include a more collaborative, student-centered teaching environment and the ability to connect IT classrooms across ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release, Education
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – United Way of Inner Wisconsin recently announced it will distribute $491,252 in south Wood County and $30,500 in Adams County, for a total of $521,752, pending a successful fall campaign.     United Way of Inner Wisconsin is currently in its second year after converting to a two-year grant process.  Earlier this year, United Way accepted funding applications for programs ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    Ladies… Are you living with atrial fibrillation (AFib)? Or perhaps you have AFib and don’t even realize it.   At the Aspiring Women ladies’ night out, “Keeping the Beat,” Dr. John Johnkoski and Dr. Kevin Rist of Aspirus Heart & Vascular will describe AFib risks, symptoms and treatment options. They will also share steps you can take to decrease the risk of AFib-related stroke.   You will ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College will hold simultaneous commencements at three locations beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. The College will celebrate the graduation of students who have completed their associate degree or technical diploma.   The Marshfield campus commencement will be held at the Hotel Marshfield (2700 South Central Avenue).    The Stevens Point campus ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Member News, Education
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics invites everyone to a ground breaking celebration for its new clinic in Adams. The celebration will be held at 3 pm on Thursday, May 17, at 419 North Oak Street.   Aspirus Riverview Clinic - Adams is scheduled to open December 2018. The 7,500-square-foot facility will include eight exam rooms, two procedure rooms, a laboratory and imaging services. The new ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release, Health
    Monday, May 07, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.-Mid-State Technical College and the Rafters have again partnered for a one-of-a-kind promotion: Free Tuition Tuesdays. All future, current, and previous students of Mid-State Technical College are eligible to register via the Rafters official team website during the promotional period that begins Monday, May 7th.    The online registration form is now located under the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Member News, Press Release, Sports
    Thursday, May 03, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College students and faculty brought home awards from the 44thAnnual State SkillsUSA® Secondary Leadership & Skills Conference, a showcase of career and technical education students. Competitions were held April 24 and 25 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Four Mid-State Technical College students placed in the top three in their respective events, ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, May 03, 2018
    The 2018 Cranberry Blossom Festival is June 14 - 17 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Wisconsin Rapids is the heart of cranberry country and we are proud to celebrate where the berries begin. With a variety of events including, live music, a parade, arts and crafts, a carnival and of course the culinary treats featuring Wisconsin #1 fruit crop, the cranberry!
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College is celebrating its 31st Annual Foundation Golf Outing with a circus-themed 18-hole competition and fundraiser. The event tees off at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at SentryWorld Golf Course in Stevens Point, with all proceeds benefitting a variety of Mid-State Foundation scholarships, grants and emergency funding for students.   There will be many ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Sports, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Categories: Chamber, Chamber News
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Pre-Registration for the 2018 Stuff the School Bus begins today and will continue until August 3, 2018.  Families who wish to receive FREE school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year can now apply online or by phone.    School supplies will be distributed during “Stuff the Desk” on August 18, 2108 at Lincoln High School (1801 16th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids).   Items ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Member News, Press Release
    Monday, April 30, 2018
    Rafters sign a NIU Husky and a Southwestern College Jaguar to 2018 squadINF Tommy Szczasny and INF Victor Carlino are coming to Wisconsin Rapids this summer Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- Today the Rafters announced the signing of infielder Tommy Szczasny from Northern Illinois University and infielder Victor Carlino from Southwestern College. Tommy Szczasny is a 5-foot-10, 185-pound sophomore ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Sports, Press Release
    Monday, April 30, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS — All of us have been affected by cancer in some way. Some of us have battled this dreaded disease. Others know somebody who courageously fought the battle and now cherishes and celebrates every cancer-free birthday. Still, many others know all too well what it’s like to lose a loved one to cancer The Race Against Cancer was inspired by our employees who lost their battles with ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release, Health, Member News
    Monday, April 30, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – The South Wood County Hunger Coalition is hosting its sixth annual United We Can food sculpture contest.  Teams from around the community will create sculptures made entirely out of canned food (and other basic need items) donated by businesses and friends.  After the event, the Hunger Coalition will distribute the collected items to area food programs.     The South ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Member News
    Friday, April 27, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – A special “Wisconsin Writers Connect” session of the Mid-State Speaker Series will bring distinguished authors Alan W. Haney and Bill Berry to the College’s communities. The free presentation takes place Wednesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. on the Stevens Point campus. Haney will share a reading from his book Backyard Stories, which leads readers out of their houses and into their ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Member News
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Rafters Announce 2018 Weekly PromotionsElks Lodge Military Mondays added to weekly calendar Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.-The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters will feature a different weekly promotion every night of the week during the 2018 season.  Sunday games will feature the McCain Foods Family Pack. For only $42, a family will receive four reserved bleacher tickets, four hot dogs, four fountain sodas and ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.-The Rafters have announced professional wrestler Joseph Michael Laurinaitis, better known by his ring name Animal from the world-famous Road Warriors, will be on hand for Wrestling Night on Wednesday, June 27th for the 7:05 game against the Kalamazoo Growlers. Road Warrior Animal was one half of the Road Warriors. The Road Warriors have been champions across the world while ...read more
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    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    The Sandlot’s Michael ‘Squints’ Palledorous and Tommy ‘Repeat’ Timmons Coming to Rafters Game July 19th Two actors set to appear at Witter Field as part of 25th Year Anniversary Tour   Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.-If your name is Wendy Peffercorn, you better watch out! The Rafters announced today that the L-7 Weenie himself, Squints, will be joined by Tommy ‘Repeat’ Timmons from the famous baseball ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Sports, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.-The Rafters are calling all ice cream and baseball lovers that have a June, July, or August birthday. The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced a partnership with Dairy Queen to offer a new birthday party package for the 2018 season.     As part of the Dairy Queen Birthday Party Package, all group members will receive a reserved bleacher ticket, hot dog, and fountain ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release, Sports
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Kids from Wisconsin Will Shine the Light on 50 Years with a Performance in Wisconsin Rapids July 16  Marking a milestone 50th year of performing and molding professional performers, the Kids from Wisconsin will celebrate in over 35 hometowns across the state this summer, plus twice daily at the Wisconsin State Fair. This year’s show theme, “Shine the Light” features music performed since the ...read more
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    Monday, April 02, 2018
    Four fireworks displays slated for the upcoming season   Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Always among the most popular nights out at the ballpark during the summer, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced four post-game fireworks shows for the upcoming 2018 season. This year all of the shows will take place following Saturday evening games at Witter Field.   On Friday, June 9th the Rafters will ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Press Release, Sports
    Friday, September 15, 2017
    Developing a new business can be the road to your future! Mid-State Technical College Continuing Education and the School of Business & Technology, with support from the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Grow Rapids, Incourage Community Foundation, and the Current – Wisconsin Rapids young professionals group are offing a 10-session course that will provide an overview of many of the ...read more
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