• News for Community

    Monday, November 18, 2019
    Tickets are available for Aspirus Riverview Auxiliary’s annual “Christmas at The Ridges” luncheon, “tour of tables” and style show on Saturday, December 7, at The Ridges in Wisconsin Rapids. The event includes a luncheon, style show, entertainment, and an exclusive raffle. It also features the very popular “tour of tables,” featuring approximately 25 uniquely themed tablescapes designed by area ...read more
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    Monday, November 18, 2019
      Enjoy an evening of instrumental and vocal music as the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir and Choral Union perform together in concert Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21-22.               The concerts will be held each evening at 7:30 p.m. in Michelsen Hall in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point. The Symphony Orchestra is directed by ...read more
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    Friday, November 15, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Small Business Saturday, otherwise known as Shop Small, is about more than shopping at small businesses. It's a cause that helps support local economies and promotes vibrant, diverse communities. This is a nationwide movement fueled by shoppers, business owners, and organizers who come together and celebrate the community because they know it matters.American Express created ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    As we age, our bones lose strength and density, putting us at risk for osteoporosis, falls and fractures. Aspirus invites all ladies to “Be Unbreakable ~ Brilliant Bones & Balance,” a free Aspiring Women ladies’ night out at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids on Wednesday, December 4, from 5:30 to 7 pm. Aspirus Physician Dr. Craig Flinders will discuss how to monitor and improve your bone ...read more
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    Friday, November 08, 2019
    The Rafters have 31 former players making a name for themselves Ben Heller was activated by the New York Yankees on September 10th after rehabbing from Tommy John’s surgery and a right forearm strain. Heller appeared in six games this season. After returning, he pitched 7.1 innings with nine strikeouts. Heller replaced CC Sabathia in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros.  This year ...read more
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    Thursday, November 07, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties’ campaign is in full swing.  If you haven’t made your donation yet, we have a fun way to accomplish that!   The WFHR Radiothon will be Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 9am – 10am. During the Radiothon, United Way staff and volunteers will be in the studio during the “Morning Show” talking about all of the work United Way is ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, WI - When you think about a leader, what do you think about? Is it the way they speak? The way they lead initiatives and ideas? Maybe how they empower others? All leaders start with the same action, a choice. Choosing to be a leader does not come easy. A leader has to acknowledge they will need to change. Leaders also will assess who they are as individuals and how they lead ...read more
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    Monday, November 04, 2019
       NEKOOSA – Representative Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa), the Chairman of the Assembly Public Benefit Reform Committee, is requesting Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services to report on its plans to implement an important reform called for by current law to Wisconsin’s FoodShare program.    2017 Wisconsin Act 59 required that DHS submit a report to the legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance ...read more
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    Friday, November 01, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS  – Aspirus wants every child to be healthy. Be sure your child is up-to-date on their routine childhood vaccinations by bringing them to the Aspirus Doctors Clinic Childhood Vaccination Day, Saturday, November 23. Appointments are available from 8 am to noon. Schedule your child’s appointment by calling 715.423.0122. Aspirus Doctors Clinic is located at 2031 Peach Street in ...read more
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    Thursday, October 31, 2019
    Students will earn ServSafe Manager Certification, 10 college credits and an SV apprenticeship ROME, WI – Sand Valley, a leading destination resort located in central Wisconsin, is pleased to announce the Sand Valley Culinary Institute, a new development training program for the hospitality industry.  Sand Valley will give students the chance to enroll in the program on full scholarship. ...read more
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    Thursday, October 31, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Free electric vehicle charging is now available to the public at all Mid-State Technical College campuses in Adams, Marshfield, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids. Each electrical vehicle charging station is the first in its community.   “Electric vehicles are an important piece in the development of sustainable transportation, but before widespread adoption is possible, the ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 30, 2019
       The John E. Alexander South Wood County YMCA has been honored as the 2019 Community Development of the Year from the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credit. Each year, the national awards recognize community development organizations that have made exceptional contributions to their communities. The YMCA received the Community Development Qualified Low-Income Community Investment (QLICI) Award in ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Over 450 students from seven area high schools and homeschool groups converged at the Wisconsin Rapids Campus of Mid-State Technical College on Oct. 22 for the College’s Program Showcase career exploration event. The popular biannual event invites area high school students to experience hands-on demonstrations of many of Mid-State’s over 60 programs as well as learn about dual ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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    Monday, October 28, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Thanks to 516 volunteers, 80 yards were raked during United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties Day of Caring on Saturday, October 26th!  This annual event matches teams of volunteers to local elderly and disabled residents who need help with their yards before winter.   “I am so thankful for the record number of volunteers we had raking this year! The great weather ...read more
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    Friday, October 25, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – For the third year, spectators and medical first responders at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state cross country meet at The Ridges Golf Course will be able to track their exact position on the course in real time thanks a live GPS map on their hand-held devices. The map of the 5,000-meter race course is now one of over a dozen created for cross country ...read more
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    Friday, October 25, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College Barber Technologist and Cosmetology students will now use Joico hair care and coloring lines in the College’s on-campus salon, The Salon@Mid-State. The new product line was introduced with a product launch and open house on the Wisconsin Rapids Campus, Oct. 21–24.   Open house attendees enjoyed free Joico samples, information on Joico, ...read more
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    Thursday, October 24, 2019
    Students throughout Central Wisconsin write essays to nominate favorite teachers   Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and Skyward are continuing their long-standing partnership of Educator’s Appreciation Night at Witter Field in 2020. During this evening, the Rafters and Skyward will honor one area teacher as the Skyward Central Wisconsin Teacher of the Year. The selected ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    Richie Schiekofer Earns Second Award of the 2019 Season   Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Each season Rawlings, in partnership with the Northwoods League, gives players with the highest batting average in their respective positions as the “Big Stick” Award. This year Rafters outfielder Richie Schiekofer received the award with a .325 batting average.    Schiekofer came to Wisconsin Rapids from ...read more
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    Monday, October 21, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS - The November meeting of the Celiac Support Group will be held Tuesday, November 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Water’s Edge Dining Room on the lower level of Aspirus Riverview Hospital, 410 Dewey Street, Wisconsin Rapids. The meeting will feature “Holiday (and Anytime) Desserts.” Attendees are asked to bring their favorite gluten-free dessert, along with the recipe, to share ...read more
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