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    Thursday, July 11, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – After a successful Summer Manufacturing Camp this June, Mid-State Technical College is offering another chance for middle and high school students to experience the camp before summer is over. Ideal for students entering 9th and 10thgrade, the Summer Manufacturing Camp lets students explore materials, develop skills, utilize tools and technology and discover a career in ...read more
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    Thursday, July 11, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (5-3) look to rebound as they begin a two-game series with the Rockford Rivets (2-6) on Thursday. After splitting a series with the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders, the Rafters are now tied for first place in the Great Lakes West Division. The Rafters are 1-1 against the Rivets, who play in the Great Lakes East Division. Wisconsin Rapids opened its ...read more
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    Thursday, July 11, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (6-3) scored early and held off the Rockford Rivets (2-7) for a 4-1 victory in game one Thursday night. The Rafters scored all four runs in the first inning, starting with an RBI single by Osvaldo Tovalin. Edarian Williams doubled to bring in a run and Peter Matt notched another RBI single for the Rafters. Matt Oldham capped the inning with ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – After earning their seventh shutout win of the season, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (5-2) look to extend an 11-game home winning streak as they take on the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (4-3) Wednesday night. The Rafters took game one of the series in Fond du Lac by a final of 5-0. Gareth Stroh fanned eight over seven shutout innings, walking just two batters and ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 09, 2019
    Fond du Lac, Wis. – With first place in the division on the line, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (4-2) travel to take on the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (4-2) and close a five-game road trip Tuesday. Wisconsin Rapids is coming off a two-game sweep of the Kokomo Jackrabbits. The Rafters won game two by a final of 7-3. Matt Oldham went 2-for-4 with two RBIs as the catcher for Rapids. Gareth Stroh is ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 09, 2019
    Fond du Lac, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (5-2) took sole possession of first place in the Great Lakes West Division with a 5-0 win over the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (4-3) Tuesday night. Gareth Stroh pitched seven shutout innings and struck out eight batters to shut down the Fond du Lac batting order. Osvaldo Tovalin and Roman Trujillo both had RBIs in the victory. After going scoreless ...read more
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    Monday, July 08, 2019
    Kokomo, Ind. – After winning a close 6-5 contest in game one with the Kokomo Jackrabbits (2-3), the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (3-2) go for the sweep Monday. The Jackrabbits battled back from a 5-1 deficit to tie the game Sunday, but Wisconsin Rapids scored late on an RBI single by Roman Trujillo that brought in the game-winning run in the ninth. Brayden Bonner earned the win in relief. With the ...read more
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    Monday, July 08, 2019
    Kokomo, Ind. – With a 7-3 win over the Kokomo Jackrabbits (2-4) Monday night, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (4-2) field manager Craig Noto reached 200 Northwoods League wins in his fifth season with the team. The Rafters scored early and often and staved off a late rally to hold on for the win and move into a tie for first place in the Great Lakes West Division with the Fond du Lac Dock ...read more
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    Sunday, July 07, 2019
    Kokomo, Ind. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-2) play their farthest games of the season, heading to Kokomo, Indiana, for a two-game series with the Kokomo Jackrabbits (2-2) Sunday. This is the first-ever meeting between Wisconsin Rapids and Kokomo, which is in its first year in the Northwoods League. The matchup will also be the first interdivision game for the Rafters since they opened the ...read more
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    Sunday, July 07, 2019
    Kokomo, Ind. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (3-2) improved to above .500 in the second half with a 6-5 road win over the Kokomo Jackrabbits (2-3) Sunday afternoon. The Rafters struck first in the opening frame when Josh Nicoloff scored on a Balk to take a 1-0 lead. Rapids then built a 4-0 lead with RBIs by Davion Downey, Osvaldo Tovalin and Edarian Williams in the third inning.  After Kokomo ...read more
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    Saturday, July 06, 2019
    Fond du Lac, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-1) look to respond on the road Saturday after dropping a 5-3 game to the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (2-1) Friday night. The two-game series with the Dock Spiders kicks off a five-game road trip for the Rafters. Wisconsin Rapids fell 5-3 in game one, despite another strong showing at the plate by Josh Nicoloff. The Rafters are now 6-1 against ...read more
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    Saturday, July 06, 2019
    Fond du Lac, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-2) scored first and came back late, but ultimately could not hang on in a 4-2 loss to the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (3-1) Saturday night. CJ Willis had a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to put the Rafters on the board first, but Fond du Lac took the lead on a two-RBI double by Zeb Adreon. Trailing 2-1 in the eighth inning, Peter Matt reached ...read more
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    Friday, July 05, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – After going 5-0 at Historic Witter Field, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-0) ride an eight-game winning streak into a road matchup with the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (1-1) Friday. Tonight’s matchup will be game one of a two-game set with the Dock Spiders that begins a five-game road trip for the Rafters. Wisconsin Rapids sit in sole possession of first place in the Great ...read more
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    Friday, July 05, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Four members of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters were selected for the 2019 Northwoods League All-Star Game, the league announced Friday. Pitchers Neil Abbatiello and Matt Osterberg, along with outfielder Richie Schiekofer and catcher Jake Dunham, will represent Wisconsin Rapids on July 16 at the All-Star Game in Waterloo, Iowa. Schiekofer, who leads the Rafters in batting ...read more
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    Friday, July 05, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – After winning eight consecutive games, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-1) dropped their first game of the second half with a 5-3 loss to the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (2-1) Friday night. The Rafters struck early with a sacrifice fly by Jake Dunham in the top of the first inning, but fell behind when Fond du Lac posted a pair in the bottom of the inning. Josh Nicoloff had ...read more
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    Thursday, July 04, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (1-0) ride a seven-game win streak into the final game of the homestand against the Wisconsin Woodchucks (0-1) on the Fourth of July. The Rafters have now won 10 consecutive games at Historic Witter Field, including shutting out the Woodchucks in game one Wednesday. Starting pitcher Nate Barnes pitched eight shutout innings with five ...read more
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    Thursday, July 04, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-0) had to come back twice in a 14-7 win over the Wisconsin Woodchucks (0-2) before the game was called in the ninth inning due to rain. The Rafters struck first with an RBI groundout by Roman Trujillo in the third inning. The Woodchucks put up a three-spot one inning later to take the lead. Wisconsin extended its lead in the seventh with ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 03, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (23-13) finished off the first half with a doubleheader sweep of the Green Bay Booyah (15-21) on Tuesday. The Rafters scored early in game one and had to retake the lead late to win 5-3. In the nightcap, Wisconsin Rapids scored six runs over the first two innings and held off a late rally to win 6-3. CJ Willis and Osvaldo Tovalin had RBIs ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 02, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – After rain forced the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (21-13) Monday game to be postponed, the team will play a doubleheader against the Green Bay Booyah (15-19) on Tuesday. Tuesday will bring an end to the first half of the Rafters 10thAnniversary Season. The Rafters have already clinched a second-place finish in the Great Lakes West Division first-half standings. Tonight’s ...read more
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    Monday, July 01, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Donations are now being taken for Stuff the Bus. Community members can help out by donating and by volunteering!   STUFF THE BUS For anyone who is interested in contributing to children in our community, donations are being accepted to gather school supplies for families with a financial need. Any youth 4k to 12th grade attending public or private schools in south Wood ...read more
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    Monday, July 01, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (21-13) waited out a rain delay before their game with the Green Bay Booyah (15-19) was postponed Monday. The teams will play a seven-inning doubleheader on Tuesday. First pitch for game one will be at 5:05 p.m. and game two will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one at Historic Witter Field. Both games will be ...read more
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    Sunday, June 30, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (21-13) scored a pair of runs in the first inning and went on to win 5-1 to sweep the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (13-21) in the finale of a three-game series Sunday. In the opening frame, Richie Schiekofer scored on a wild pitch and Davion Downey added an RBI single. In the fifth, the Rafters built a 5-0 lead with an RBI single by Jake Dunham ...read more
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    Thursday, June 27, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College has announced its Dean’s List for the 2019 spring semester. This recognition is reserved for Mid-State students who have enrolled in six or more credits and have earned a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 during the semester.    Following is the list of Mid-State’s Dean’s List recipients, sorted by student’s city of residence and last ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (16-12) rode a strong defensive performance and produced the offense necessary to pick up a 3-1 divisional win over the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (12-16).  Wisconsin Rapids jumped out to an early lead with a pair of runs in the first inning on RBIs by Davion Downey and Osvaldo Tovalin. Downey scored later on a wild pitch in the fifth inning ...read more
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    Monday, June 24, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College’s Board of Directors adopted its 2019–20 budget following a public hearing during its June 17 meeting in Wisconsin Rapids. The annual budget goes into effect on July 1, 2019. The new General Fund Operations budget is $30.2 million, a $386,000 decrease from the amended 2018–19 Fiscal Year budget. The operational budget was prepared with the ...read more
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    Monday, June 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 July blood drives will be Tuesday, July 16, from 10 am to 3 pm and Monday, July 22, from 2 to 7 pm. No appointment is needed. To accommodate donors, there are six donor chairs available. Anyone with questions regarding ...read more
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    Thursday, June 20, 2019
    Opportunity Development Centers, Inc. is pleased to announce our newest Social Enterprise, Ink Splash. Ink Splash is an apparel and promotional products company. Our headquarters are at ODC’s location at 1191 Huntington Avenue in Wisconsin Rapids. Ink Splash specializes in apparel with embroidery, screen-printing, direct to garment and heat transfers done right in our facility. In addition, we ...read more
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