• News for Community

    Monday, May 20, 2019
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Health, Human Interest, Member, Member News, Press Release, Sports
    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
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    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
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    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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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Being asked to give the student address at Mid-State Technical College’s commencement was an unexpected turn for Baylie Disher of Rosholt. Almost as surprising as attending Mid-State at all. Right out of high school, Disher’s path to university was built on the solid foundation of her Christian faith and a clear vision that she would become a physician’s assistant at the end ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College’s commencement on Sunday, May 19, will mark the culmination of one incredible transformation by student Vikram Gill of Stevens Point. After two unsuccessful attempts as a university student, Gill turned his quick reset at Mid-State into a deep investment in life as a technical college student, ultimately earning the opportunity to represent the ...read more
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    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Wood County Visitor Spending at $96.6 Million   May 9, 2019 – The Wisconsin Department of Tourism announced tourism’s impact on the state’s economy reached $21.6 billion in 2018. The findings are a part of a study conducted by Tourism Economics highlighting continued growth across the state’s tourism industry. Last year, tourism supported over 199,000 jobs and visitor trips topped 112 million ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Health, Human Interest, Member, Press Release
    Monday, May 13, 2019
    New Aspirus Riverview Behavioral Health Clinic is Here to Help   WISCONSIN RAPIDS – May is Mental Health Awareness Month. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about one in five American adults experiences mental illness in a given year. One in five people between the ages of 13 and 18 will face a severe mental disorder at some point during life.    The Wisconsin Rapids area ...read more
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    Friday, May 10, 2019
    Musicians, Singers, and Groups Encourage to Apply The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the dates for auditions to perform the National Anthem during the 2019 season. Each season, the Rafters bring in local musicians, singers, 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 Tuesday, ...read more
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    Friday, May 10, 2019
    Cellcom recently rolled out a new rugged phone offering for its customers, the Cat S48c. This is no ordinary smartphone. Cat® phones are a leader in durable mobile phones for challenging environments and the S48c is designed to offer superior performance and extreme rugged capabilities in the most demanding scenarios.    With durability at its core, the Cat S48c’s heavy-duty credentials ...read more
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    Friday, May 10, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Free electric vehicle charging is now available in Wisconsin Rapids thanks to a new solar-powered car charging station on the Wisconsin Rapids Campus of Mid-State Technical College. A May 10 ribbon cutting ceremony featured remarks from Mid-State President Dr. Shelly Mondeik and Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Zach Vruwink as well as on overview of the project and station demo from ...read more
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    Thursday, May 09, 2019
    Tourism in Wisconsin tops $21.6 Billion in 2018Wood County Visitor Spending at $96.6 Million  May 9, 2019 – The Wisconsin Department of Tourism announced tourism’s impact on the state’s economy reached $21.6 billion in 2018. The findings are a part of a study conducted by Tourism Economics highlighting continued growth across the state’s tourism industry. Last year, tourism supported over 199,000 ...read more
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    Thursday, May 09, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – For the second consecutive year, Mid-State Technical College is hosting a conference to help administrative professionals reflect and grow in their careers. The “Pulse of the Office” Administrative Professionals Conference will be held on the College’s Stevens Point Campus on Tuesday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Morning refreshments and lunch are included as well as an ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    Fans Can Register to Win on Raftersbaseball.com   The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are excited to announce the Game Day Contests that will be happening at Witter Field for the 2019 season. Fans of all ages are encouraged to participate in these unique opportunities to enjoy Rafters games.    This season will see the return of the Sears Hometown Store Home Run Inning. If a Rafters player hits a ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College students again earned top awards at the State SkillsUSA® Secondary Leadership & Skills Conference, a showcase of career and technical education students. Four students enrolled in Mid-State’s advanced manufacturing programs placed in the top three in their respective events at the 46th annual competition, held April 30 and May 1 at the Alliant ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, WI – Aspirus Riverview Wound & Hyperbarics Center recently received the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award. To earn this prestigious award, a center must achieve patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to heal for a minimum of two consecutive years.     Aspirus ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Two local high school students were among the winners of Mid-State Technical College’s Capture the Campus competition on the Stevens Point Campus, Saturday, May 4. Bennett Wendorf and Hunter Hintz of Stevens Point Area High School formed a team with Robert Hintz, Mid-State IT Software Developer student, ultimately beating out the other three competing teams for most points in ...read more
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    Friday, May 03, 2019
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    Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College recently announced the winners of its second-annual student writing contest, “Write on the Money.” In the research paper category, Alaina Irving, Pre-Nursing student from Plover, took first place with “Cut the Cards, Cut the Debt.” Colette Stoflet, Administrative Professional student from Plover was named runner up with “Pet Peeves or Positive ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 01, 2019
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    Monday, April 29, 2019
    Lebakkens Saturday Showcase joins Weekly Promotional Schedule Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- The Rafters have announced the 2019 season’s weekly promotional schedule. This year they are adding two promotions to the already packed weekly schedule for the upcoming season. All Sunday games this season will offer the McCain Foods Family Pack. For only $42, a family will receive four reserved bleacher ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Parents and guardians who wish to register their students to receive FREE school supplies can begin applying on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.  Pre-registration will continue until August 1, 2019.    School supplies will be distributed during “Stuff the Desk” on August 16-17, 2019 at Lincoln High School (1801 16th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids).   Items that are distributed will ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer, Gorgeous Grandma Night, and Greatest Rafter of All Time Dustin Woodcock Bobblehead highlight jam-packed promo schedule  Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- The Rafters are going into their 10th year as a franchise and this is going to be the biggest year yet! Over the past two weeks, the Rafters have been rolling out ticket specials for celebrity appearances and ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – The South Wood County Hunger Coalition’s United We Can Committee is currently recruiting teams to compete in its 7th Annual “Strike Out Hunger” United We Can Food Sculpture Contest.  During the contest, teams from around the community create sculptures made entirely out of canned food (and other basic need items) donated by businesses and friends.  After the event, the ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    After 50 years of entertaining audiences across Wisconsin and beyond, the KIDS beat is stronger than ever in its 51stseason. The curtain opens in June and closes in August, with over 60 performances of “The Beat Goes On.” The troupe is coming to the Performing Arts Center of Wisconsin Rapids, on Monday, July 15, featuring music and artists that have stood the test of time.      ​    ​    ​Living ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State student Jessye "Ann" Ilagan, Plover, has been elected by Wisconsin Student Government (WSG) to serve as the organization's president for the 2019–2020 academic year. Ilagan, a Marketing and Business Management student at Mid-State, was elected at the April 12 WSG governors meeting held on the College’s Stevens Point Campus.   As president, Ann will provide a ...read more
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    Thursday, April 18, 2019
    Delaware pitcher Winston Allen returns to Rapids and Villanova outfielder Dylan McNary signs Wisconsin Rapids, WI- The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced the return of right-handed Delaware pitcher Winston Allen and the signing of Villanova freshman outfielder Dylan McNary.   Allen, who is currently a sophomore, started two games for the Rafters in 2018. He pitched 10 innings in three ...read more
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