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    Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    Independence Day is fast approaching, and plans are in the works to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable holiday for Wisconsin Rapids residents and visitors. On Sunday, July 4, one of the best fireworks displays in the area will be launched from the Wisconsin River in downtown Wisconsin Rapids. The display will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. and may be viewed along most of the riverbank ...read more
    Categories: Community, Holiday, Press Release, Fun Facts, Member News
    Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Local middle and high school students had a chance to explore careers with a special online version of Mid-State Technical College’s annual College Camp on June 9, with many additional students participating thanks to a partnership between Mid-State and the Boys & Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area (BGCWRA).  The day-long, summer-themed event included hands-on career ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Member News
    Monday, June 14, 2021
    Prevail Bank has recently donated $1,200 to the HART Equine Therapy Center as part of their Charitable Contributions program, assisting local organizations and community members. The HART Equine Therapy Center provides therapeutic assistance to local children and adults with special needs. With this donation, Prevail Bank is providing food, shelter and healthcare to the organization’s therapy ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release, Community
    Thursday, June 10, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (June 10, 2021) – UScellular customers in Wisconsin Rapids now have additional access to the company’s 5G network. New 5G equipment in Wisconsin Rapids offers additional coverage to multiple communities across Wisconsin.  Other towns with access to UScellular’s 5G network in Wisconsin include Appleton, Green Bay, Kenosha and more. Additional 5G coverage will be added to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Member News
    Tuesday, June 08, 2021
    Can you spare an hour? That’s how little time it takes to potentially save someone’s life by donating blood. Blood supplies remain very low; so please consider being a blood donor! Blood drives will be held in the former East Junior High School Music Room at 311 Lincoln Street in Wisconsin Rapids on Tuesday, June 15, from 10 am to 3 pm and Monday, June 28, from 2 to 7 pm. Appointments are ...read more
    Categories: Community, Health, Member News, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 08, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Mid-State Technical College Foundation, Inc., is hosting its sixth-annual Trapshoot Fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 20, at the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association in Nekoosa. Highlights include prizes for the highest-scoring teams, 25 practice rounds, 50 scoring rounds, raffles, optional Lewis class contests and lunch.  The Trapshoot Fundraiser is a major source of funding for ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release, Education
    Saturday, June 05, 2021
    Every year at this time Chapter 101 of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) distributes Orange Blossoms at local sites.  This is our major fund raiser for the entire year. This year is more critical than any in the past because last year we were not able to do Orange Blossoms, and this put a damper on our donations. In addition to the local businesses that we distributed at on Friday and today, ...read more
    Tuesday, June 01, 2021
    The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters opened the 2021 season against the Wisconsin Woodchucks and were halted by rain delays following the first inning and midway through the top of the fourth. In a game that lasted until 12:30am local time, the Rafters lost 4-3 in 10 innings.  The first inning saw five strikeouts, three by Rafters’ starter Justin Beyer (Wagner) and two from Woodchucks starter Ryan Lobus ...read more
    Categories: Community, Sports, Press Release
    Friday, May 28, 2021
    Emotional management is the theme of Marshfield Clinic Health System’s 2021 Behavioral Health Virtual Community Conference on June 23.   Lynn Lyons, a licensed independent clinical social worker from Concord, New Hampshire, will host “Now What? Helping Children (and Parents) Manage Emotionally During Uncertain Times.”   Children and teens were struggling with increasing rates of anxiety and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Health, Press Release
    Monday, May 24, 2021
    City of Wisconsin Rapids seeks community input on renaming the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Complex (WRRC), which is the entire park located at 681 Chestnut St., including the Aquatics Center, skate park, playground equipment, splash pad, outdoor shelter, tennis court, and pickleball courts. From June 1st through June 30th, the public can submit naming suggestions to the Park & Recreation Office ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, May 21, 2021
    Prevail Bank has recently donated $10,000 to the Hannah Center, Inc. as they work to open a new facility in the Wisconsin Rapids community. The Hannah Center helps local women and children in crisis navigate next steps and healthy futures as they get back on their feet. Tricia Fancher, Hannah Center Program Coordinator, states, "We  could not make this expansion a reality without the support and ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, May 21, 2021
        The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch by the River summer program will begin Thursday, June 3rd and continue each Thursday through August 26th. This weekly event will take place at Veterans’ Memorial Park from 11:30AM – 1:00PM. The community is invited to enjoy lunch from local restaurants and food trucks while taking in the beautiful view of the Wisconsin River and enjoying live ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, May 18, 2021
    The American Pickers are excited to return to Wisconsin! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout your area in July 2021. We understand that with the proliferation of COVID-19, we are all facing very uncertain times. We at American Pickers are taking the pandemic very seriously and will be following all guidelines and protocols for safe filming as ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Thursday, May 13, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Parents and guardians who wish to register their students to receive FREE school supplies can begin applying on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 8am.  Pre-registration will continue until August 1, 2021.   School supplies will be distributed during “Stuff the Desk” on August 20-21, 2021 at Lincoln High School (1801 16th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids).   Items that are distributed will ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Member News, Press Release
    Friday, April 30, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Friends of Scentrail Bark Community Park Inc. has teamed up with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters baseball team to help raise money to create a dog park in Ripple Creek Park in Port Edwards. The Rafters are offering a special ticket package that includes a reserved seat to the baseball game on July 10 against the Green Bay Booyah, a Rafters hat, and a hot dog and fountain soda for ...read more