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    Monday, March 18, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties’ Volunteer Center received 34 nominations for the 2019 Volunteer Recognition Breakfast, which will be held April 9, 2019 at Hotel Mead starting at 7:45am.  Each volunteer – and volunteer group – that was nominated will receive a certificate and special recognition during the event.   Registration table opens at 7:45am; breakfast ...read more
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    Friday, March 15, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Students in Mid-State Technical College’s Administrative Office Procedures class are coordinating a business/career attire clothing drive starting in March. Clothing donations will be given to individuals during the College’s Dress 4 Success event in April to jumpstart the job interview process and their new career. The community is invited to make donations of gently used ...read more
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    Friday, March 15, 2019
    Cullen Holt hired as Radio Broadcaster and Director of Media Relations Wisconsin Rapids, WI- The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are pleased to announce Cullen Holt as the Radio Broadcaster and Director of Media Relations for the 2019 season. Holt, a California native, will provide live play-by-play for all 72 of the Rafters’ Northwoods League contests on WFHR AM 1320, as well as manage the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    GRAND RAPIDS, Wis. – The Town of Grand Rapids is proud to announce its ranking as the Safest City in Wisconsin according to the SafeWise Report of its “20 Safest Cities in Wisconsin” dated March 1, 2019. “We take the safety and security of all our residents very seriously,” said Grand Rapids Police Chief Melvin K. Pedersen. “With community support and cooperation, our department is better able ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    Mrs. Rebecca Sturdy at Grant Elementary announced as 2019 winner The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, in partnership with Skyward Inc., are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 Skyward Central Wisconsin Teacher of the Year Award. Mrs. Rebecca Sturdy, a fifth-grade teacher at Grant Elementary School, was recently acknowledged of her award during class on Tuesday, February 26th. Mrs. Sturdy ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    Having a conversation with voice assistants is an added convenience for smartphones and the very foundation of smart speakers. From setting an alarm or reminder, to getting the weather or searching the web, many actions can be spurred from a simple “Hey” followed by the name of your assistant.  While voice commands have come far since their debut, there’s still some unnatural language that’s ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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    Friday, March 01, 2019
                    High School All-Americans, now Virginia freshmen, Dragum and Greenly sign with Wisconsin Rapids After wrapping up successful high school careers, University of Virginia freshmen Jack Dragum and Bryce Greenly will be joining the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters for the summer of 2019 the team announced Thursday. Originally from Mechanicsville, Viginia, Dragum was a state champion and ...read more
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    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College is once again making it easy to start training for your next career by kicking off its Mid-State Madness promotion. During the entire month of March the College is waiving the $30 application fee and offering campus tours, with a free Mid-State t-shirt for every tour participant.   According to Mid-State’s manager of K12 and adult recruitment, ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College Metering Technician apprentices recently received special recognition for earning their journeyworker credential, a culmination of 5,760 hours of on-the-job learning and three years of classroom training. The achievement was marked by a Jan. 16 graduation banquet at the Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Electric Cooperative ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    Some tribute bands sound good. Some look good. Some move and dance like the originals. Every once in a while, you get this powerhouse combination of sounds GREAT, looks GREAT, stage presence is GREAT, show is GREAT, light show is GREAT!!! You’ll have a night like this as Stayin’ Alive, a Bee Gees tribute band, takes the stage. Mark your calendar for 7:30 pm, Friday, March 22, as the Arts Council ...read more
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    Monday, February 25, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is now entering its eleventh year of partnering with FamilyWize – a prescription drug discount card that saves residents up to 75% on prescription costs.  Thanks to this partnership, we are able to distribute cards at local government agencies, non-profit organizations and churches, etc. at no cost to us because of the FamilyWize ...read more
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    Monday, February 25, 2019
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    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Team Hires Over 70 Local Employees Each Season Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Are you ready to follow your dream of working for a sports team? Are you an energetic person with a positive attitude, great work ethic, and enjoy working with people? If so, then a summer job with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters may be right for you! This experience will allow you to be a part of the Rafters for up to 36 ...read more
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