• News for Press Release

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    Categories: Community, Health, Member News, Press Release
    Monday, August 13, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Local tourism and hospitality employers are already looking forward to the spring of 2020 when the first graduates of a new Hospitality Management program from Mid-State Technical College will enter the workforce. Launching this fall, the program is a result of Mid-State’s efforts to develop a degree program to meet the needs of central Wisconsin’ growing tourism industry. ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Education, Press Release
    Monday, August 13, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (33-37, 18-17 2nd half) won their final home game of the year 4-1 over the Green Bay Bullfrogs (28-43, 16-19 2nd half). The Rafters rallied in the eighth scoring three runs to take a late lead against the Frogs.   Both teams traded runs in the second. Green Bay scored on a wild pitch and the Rafters responded a half inning later with an ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Member News, Sports
    Sunday, August 12, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids visits Joannes Stadium in the season finale against the Bullfrogs   Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters head to Joannes stadium for the final matchup of 2018. The Rafters will take on the Green Bay Bullfrogs for not only the final time this season but in the final Northwoods League game at Joannes Stadium. The Rafters win last night was the 20th win this ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Member News, Sports
    Sunday, August 12, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (34-37, 19-17 2nd half) defeated the Green Bay Bullfrogs (38-44, 16-20 2nd half) 8-3 in the 2018 season finale. The Rafters took the lead in the first and never looked back, holding the lead with a plethora of offense.    The cranberry and gold got the party started in the first. Three runs scored on three hits. Jack-Thomas Wold (UNLV) ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Member News, Sports
    Saturday, August 11, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters will play its last game at Witter Field of the 2018 season tonight against the Green Bay Bullfrogs. This will also be the final time that the Green Bay Bullfrogs will ever play at Witter Field. The Green Bay Bullfrogs are currently 16-18 on the second half of the season and 28-42 overall. The Rafters sit at .500 with a 17-17 record in the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Member News, Sports
    Friday, August 10, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State celebrated the achievements of its first summer Metal Mania graduates on the College’s Wisconsin Rapids campus on Wednesday, August 8. The new eight-week program allowed those interested in a career as a machinist to take courses in machine tool, print reading and solid modeling and receive eight transferable college credits. A number of local businesses financially ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Member News
    Friday, August 10, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids came back down three in the ninth to clinch a season series win over Woodchucks    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (31-37, 16-17 2nd half) completed a ninth-inning comeback to win 8-7 over the Wisconsin Woodchucks (28-41 ,16-18 2nd half) at Athletic Park. The Rafters trailed 7-4 entering the ninth and Jake Dunham (Northern Illinois) delivered the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Member News, Sports
    Friday, August 10, 2018
    The Cancer Survivors Support Group will meet Tuesday, September 11, from 5:15 to 6:15 pm in the Aspirus Riverview Hospital Lower Level Conference Center, 410 Dewey Street, Wisconsin Rapids.   The September meeting will feature “Art: A Wonderful Form of Therapy,” presented by Stephany Hartman, Executive Director of the Central Wisconsin Cultural Center.  The Cancer Survivors Support Group is ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Health, Press Release
    Friday, August 10, 2018
    Arts Council Show Tickets Available SOON!  The weather may be sunny, warm, and beautiful, but now is the perfect time to start planning for when the leaves turn gorgeous and float to the ground!  As the Arts Council prepares to launch another fabulous season of performances, you’ll want to get these dates on your calendars, including when tickets become available.    The 2018-2019 ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Member News
    Friday, August 10, 2018
    Rafters Roll At Major League Dreams Showcase  Wisconsin Rapids made in impact at the showcase event in Madison.     Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters sent three players to the Major League Dreams Showcase in Madison, WI Tuesday night. Ty Duvall (Vanderbilt), Trayson Kubo (Stephen F. Austin) and Jack-Thomas Wold (UNLV) all contributed to a 4-1 win for the home team in the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Member News, Sports
    Friday, August 10, 2018
    Aspirus Podiatry Associates welcomes Podiatrist Jared Scherr, DPM.  Dr. Scherr will care for patients at Aspirus Riverview Clinic - Wisconsin Rapids.    Originally from Trempealeau, Wisconsin, Dr. Scherr earned a biology degree from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Health, Press Release
    Thursday, August 09, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids had the tying run cut down trying to reach home plate in a one-run loss.    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (30-37, 15-17 2nd half) head up to Wausau to face the Wisconsin Woodchucks (28-40 ,16-17 2nd half) at Athletic Park. This is the first meeting between these two teams since June 24th. The Rafters are 4-2 against the Chucks in 2018. A win tonight ...read more
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    Friday, August 03, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids was held to two hits by Battle Creek in game one of two-game set.   Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (29-33, 14-13 2nd half) were shut out 9-0 by the Battle Creek Bombers (31-32, 15-13 2nd half) on Thursday night. The Bombers took an early lead and kept piling on throughout the night.   Battle Creek scored one in the first from a sac fly by Jordan ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Member News, Sports
    Thursday, August 02, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids scored eleven on Kalamazoo in the first four frames in game two of doubleheader   Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (29-32, 14-12 2nd half) swept the day/night doubleheader against the Kalamazoo Growlers (37-25, 13-14 2nd half) taking the nightcap 12-4. After a 2-1 game one win in the early afternoon, the Rafters took a big lead early in game two and ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Sports, Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids lost a lead in the eighth to Rockford as the Rivets forced a season series split   Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (27-32, 12-12 2nd half) dropped the final game of the season series to the Rockford Rivets (26-33, 8-17 2nd half) 6-4. The Rafters held a two-run lead entering the bottom of the eighth 4-2. The Rivets scored four runs to take a lead and ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Sports, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids will play their second day-night doubleheader of the season against the Growlers   Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (27-32, 12-12 2nd half) will finish their season series against the Kalamazoo Growlers (37-23, 13-12 2nd half). This is the second day-night doubleheader between the two clubs. The last came on June 27th at Witter Field. The Rafters split ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Member News, Sports
    Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    Wisconsin Rapids holds on to a one-run lead to win game one of doubleheader in Kalamazoo   Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (28-32, 13-12 2nd half) took game one by one run over the Kalamazoo Growlers (37-24, 13-13 2nd half) 2-1. Wisconsin Rapids scored the only runs they needed in the fourth as Josh Aguilar (Bellevue) and Brecken Lewis (Dixie Lewis) combined for nine ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Sports, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    Three Rafters Selected to Major League Dreams Showcase Trayson Kubo, Jack-Thomas Wold and Ty Duvall will be featured in this year’s showcase. Wisconsin Rapids, WI — The Northwoods League has announced the rosters for the 2018 Major League Dreams Showcase, which will be hosted by the Madison Mallards at Warner Park on Tuesday, August 7. The annual Showcase will consist of a double-header ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Press Release, Sports
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    Rafters Look For Season Series Win Over Rivets Wisconsin Rapids heads to the series finale with Rockford looking to nail down a season series win.   Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (27-31, 12-11 2nd half) play their final game against the Rockford Rivets (25-33, 7-17 2nd half) this evening. The Rafters currently lead the season series 4-3 and look to win the 2018 series ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Press Release, Sports
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    Aspirus Riverview Joint Center invites everyone to the free Orthopaedic Night Series event, “Sports Medicine: It’s Not Just for Athletes.”   The discussion will feature Dr. Thomas Smedberg, orthopaedic surgeon with Wisconsin River Orthopaedics, and the Aspirus Riverview Therapies athletic training staff.   “Sports Medicine: It’s Not Just for Athletes” will be held Wednesday, August 29, from ...read more
    Categories: Education, Member News, Community, Health, Press Release
    Thursday, July 26, 2018
      Learn how to lower your risk of diabetes and pre-diabetes by attending a free class series offered by the Aspirus Riverview Diabetes & Nutrition Center.   “You Have the Power to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes” will be held Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 6:30 to 8 pm in the lower level conference center at Aspirus Riverview Hospital, 410 Dewey Street, Wisconsin Rapids.   The ...read more
    Categories: Health, Press Release, Community, Member News
    Thursday, July 26, 2018
    Categories: Community, Member News, Health, Press Release
    Monday, July 23, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Mid-State Technical College Foundation is hosting its third-annual Trapshoot Fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. The event will be held at the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association in Nekoosa. Highlights include prizes for the highest-scoring teams, 25 practice rounds, 50 scoring rounds, raffles and contests, and lunch.   According to Jill Steckbauer, director of ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Member News
    Friday, July 20, 2018
    It is with mixed emotions that I announce the resignation of our Chamber President, Melissa Reichert.   Melissa has been offered and accepted the position of Communications Manager with the City of Punta Gorda, Florida.  Her last day with the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber will be July 25, 2018. As a life-long resident of Wisconsin Rapids, I am tremendously proud that Melissa has seized this new ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Recent Mid-State Technical College graduate Dan Zdroik, Stevens Point, earned national recognition at the 54th annual 2018 SkillsUSA® Championships held June 25 to 29 in Louisville, Ky.  Zdroik was among 6,000 students in the annual workforce development event, which showcases career and technical education. This is Zdroik’s second consecutive year competing at the national ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    Ali Mancl and Kyle Berra have been named clinic managers of Aspirus Doctors Clinic in Wisconsin Rapids.    Ali Mancl was raised in Wisconsin Rapids and had served as Aspirus Doctors Clinic’s nursing supervisor since 2016. A registered nurse since 2008, she earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Chamberlain University in Downers Grove, Illinois. Prior to joining Aspirus, she served ...read more
    Categories: Health, Press Release, Member News
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Golfers in the community who are itching to try the new Sand Valley golf course while supporting a great cause will have a chance at a special golf outing with Mid-State Technical College. The event tees off at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Sand Valley Golf Course in Nekoosa, with all proceeds benefitting a variety of Mid-State Foundation scholarships, grants and emergency ...read more
    Categories: Education, Member News, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – United Way of Inner Wisconsin has changed its name to United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties.  With the increase in electronic giving from around our region, the state and even nationally, it was decided we needed to change our name to something that better describes our geographical coverage area.  Our new name paints a better picture of where we are.     “The only ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College’s Board of Directors adopted its 2018–19 budget following a public hearing during their June 18 meeting in Wisconsin Rapids. The annual budget went into effect on July 1, 2018. The new General Fund Operations budget is $30.1 million, a $1,095,000 decrease from the amended 2017–18 Fiscal Year budget. The operational budget was prepared with the ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Do you know a student who needs school supplies this fall, and may not be able to afford it?  Does your business, church or organization want to do something to help?  Now is the time to take action!   STUFF THE DESK Registration is now open for Stuff the Desk until Friday, August 3, 2018. Families can register by completing the online application, which can be found ...read more
    Categories: Education, Member News, Press Release