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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    UNLV’s Williams and Columbia’s Nicoloff join Rafters infield The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters signed the first two infielders of 2019, announcing the addition of Edarian Williams from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Josh Nicoloff from Columbia University.   Williams is a true freshman at UNLV. He comes highly recruited with an impressive career at Las Vegas Rancho High School in Nevada. ...read more
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    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Six of Aspirus’ rural hospitals in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, were recently recognized among the nation’s best by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.   Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all Critical Access Hospitals or Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States.   Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids ...read more
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    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    February 20, Mixed Media Vintage Art Collage workshop, 1-3 p.m., $25 includes all supplies, bring your own photos. February 25, DIY Home Decor Intro with ChalkCouture, 6-8 p.m., $28 includes all materials. March 4, Funky Bags workshop, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $35 includes all supplies. March 5, Funky Bags workshop, 1-4 p.m., $35 includes all materials. March 11, Painting Critique workshop, 6-8 p.m., ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids invites everyone to the grand opening of its new emergency department on Tuesday, February 26. The celebration will include self-guided tours from 4 to 6 pm and a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 pm.   The new 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art emergency department includes 16 rooms, including 12 exam rooms, two trauma rooms and two cardiac rooms. ...read more
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    Monday, February 11, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Did you know… that you have all of your community’s resources at your fingertips?  United Way’s 2-1-1 is a FREE, easy way to get your questions answered.    2-1-1 is an Information and Referral Line available 24/7 to anyone looking for resources.  2-1-1 staff maintains a database of community resources and connects callers to the services or organizations that meet their ...read more
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    Monday, February 11, 2019
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    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – If a disaster were to hit our community – and you were okay – would you volunteer?  Volunteering during a disaster is a way to help bring the community back to normalcy and to help our friends and neighbors.  One way to volunteer during a disaster is to assist in the Disaster VRC – or Volunteer Reception Center.   In the event of a disaster, any “spontaneous” volunteers ...read more
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    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties held its 2018 Annual Meeting last night at River Cities Bank, welcoming new incoming directors and thanking outgoing directors for all their time and hard work.   Outgoing directors included: ·       Katie Peters, Community Member ·       Kristie Rauter-Egge, Wood County Health Department   During last night’s meeting, the ...read more
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    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Chapman righties Turner and Garcia added to 2019 squad Wisconsin Rapids- Right-handed pitchers Cody Turner and Nick Garcia, both from Chapman University, will be heading to Wisconsin Rapids for the 2019 season, the team announced Thursday.    During the 2018 season, Turner’s stellar work out of the bullpen for the Panthers earned him the team Rookie of the Year Award. The 5-11 ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Thanks to a new partnership between Mid-State Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Mid-State students can now live in one of UW-Stevens Point’s co-ed residential halls. Representatives from both institutions formalized the arrangement with a signing event on Feb. 4 at Mid-State’s Stevens Point Campus.   The new housing option is available to any ...read more
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    Friday, February 01, 2019
    The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the first additions to the 2019 roster by signing Dixie State pitchers Brayden Bonner and Jimmy Borzone.   Bonner, a right-hander out of Murray, Utah, appeared in 15 games out of the bullpen in 2018 for the Trailblazers. In over 23 innings of work, he struck out 18 batters. Bonner surrendered just 9 walks and completed his sophomore campaign with a ...read more
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    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids celebrated the “special delivery” of its new birthplace on January 31. The grand opening for the Aspirus Riverview Family Birthplace included self-guided tours, teddy bears and light refreshments. News mothers and moms-to-be untied a ribbon of baby blankets in lieu of a traditional ribbon cutting.   The new birthplace features 425-square-foot ...read more
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    Friday, February 01, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College has selected Alex Lendved as the next dean of the Marshfield Campus. The transition is a promotion for Lendved, who has worked as Mid-State’s manager of advising since 2017 and previously as its credit for prior learning coordinator. Lendved replaces Brenda Dillenburg as campus dean, who served in the role from July 2002 until her retirement in ...read more
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    Friday, February 01, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is currently accepting funding applications for programs that address the Education and Health areas of our Agenda for Change.  Programs that receive funding in this cycle will receive a two-year grant for 2020 and 2021.  Income and Safety Net Service programs are currently funded through 2020.     How to Apply Programs that ...read more
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    Friday, February 01, 2019
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    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Mid-State Technical College and UW-Stevens point will host an event to celebrate the signing of an agreement that provides housing for Mid-State students in a UW-Stevens Point residence hall. The signing event takes place on Monday, Feb. 4, from 2 to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.   Attendees will: ·        Learn specifics of the housing agreement, including cost to students ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
      January 30, 2019—Today, Matalco, Inc announced plans to construct a new aluminum facility in Wisconsin Rapids’ Rapids East Commerce Center. The City successfully sought site certification in 2013 by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Certified Sites program. This program promoted the site as “shovel-ready” for development and aligned with the City’s pro-business Grow Rapids ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties will be holding its 2018 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at River Cities Bank (lower level conference room).  The meeting will be held at 5:00pm; the public is welcome to attend.   Agenda items include:  The Year in Review, Election of 2019 Officers, Nomination and Election of Incoming Directors and One Year ...read more
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    Monday, January 28, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – For a second year in a row, United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is proud to partner with United Way Worldwide and H&R Block to offer MyFreeTaxes.com to south Wood and Adams Counties residents.     MyFreeTaxes.com is a safe, easy and completely free way for individuals or families earning $66,000 or less to file their state and federal taxes.  The features allow ...read more
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    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    Let’s hear it for the boys! Fans of the musical comedy series Church Basement Ladies will finally get to know more about the men of East Cornucopia Lutheran Church as The Arts Council presents Rise Up O Men. This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans with whom audiences fell in love in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun by the original Church ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – The United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties’ Volunteer Center is now accepting nominations for the 29th Annual Volunteer Recognition Breakfast!  This year’s theme is “Bursting with Appreciation.”   At a Glance: ·       Date – April 9, 2019 (7:45am registration; 8:00am program) ·       Location – Hotel Mead, 451 East Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids ·       Cost - $10.00 ...read more
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    Friday, January 18, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – What exactly does an industrial mechanical technician do? Eight Adams Friendship High School (AFHS) students recently found out with a 12-week, hands-on introduction to industrial maintenance course offered by Mid-State Technical College. The students earned a Mid-State college credit while learning about soldering copper pipe to create useful objects like laptop stands and ...read more
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    Friday, January 18, 2019
    Wisconsin Rapids, WI- The Rafters announce another addition to the front office. The 2019 Rafters Front Office is full of fresh faces as it approaches the inaugural 10th season. Thomas Dyer will be stepping into the Rafters Front Office as the Ticket Accounts Manager.  This will be Thomas’s first season with the organization. His duties will include reaching out to new potential fans, ...read more
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    Friday, January 18, 2019
    If your goal, resolution or word of 2019 is focus, here are some tips to set up your smartphone to curb unwanted distractions.Manage your notifications – every app wants to send you a notification and it takes time and attention to check and clear those constant alerts. Dedicate some time this New Year to determining if you need every alert that comes to your phone. You can adjust notification ...read more
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    Friday, January 18, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College has announced its Dean’s List for the 2018 fall 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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