• News for Press Release

    Thursday, December 01, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – New parents in Wisconsin Rapids are taking home some very special stocking stuffers this holiday season.   Thanks to the Gamma Phi sorority, all babies born during the holiday season at Aspirus Riverview Family Birthplace go home in newborn-sized homemade stockings.   The Gamma Phi sisters are proud to continue their 33-year tradition of designing and creating the ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 30, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – By donating blood, you can give someone the most precious gift of all – the gift of life. Blood supplies remain very low, and it only takes about an hour; 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 Monday, December 19, from 2 to 7 pm and Tuesday, December 20, ...read more
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    Monday, November 28, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.  This year, #GivingTuesday will be November 29, 2022.  #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.    With United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties you can get ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 23, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. – Mid-State Technical College will return this fall to hosting its mid-year graduation with an indoor ceremony at the Wisconsin Rapids Campus. The event takes place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, and is designed to celebrate all graduating students, their families and invited guests.   Mid-State’s protective and human services programs will be highlighted in the ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 23, 2022
    (Wisconsin Rapids) Prevail Bank is pleased to announce that Julie Ann Siegler, with 20 years of banking experience, joined the Prevail Bank - Wisconsin Rapids team as a Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS# 709381). “We are excited to welcome Julie to the Prevail Team,” said Brent Arndt, Senior Vice President Mortgage Manager for Prevail Bank. “Her life-long residency of Wisconsin Rapids, 15 years of ...read more
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    Monday, November 21, 2022
    Prevail Bank encourages the Wisconsin Rapids community to donate to the Park Place Adult Day Services organization in Wisconsin Rapids this holiday season; Prevail will match those donations up to $1,000. Monetary donations can be dropped off at the Prevail Bank - Wisconsin Rapids branch at 1601 Lincoln Street from November 21 - December 12, 2022. "This agency provides a safe environment, with ...read more
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    Thursday, November 17, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. – The winterim session at Mid-State Technical College is fast approaching with increased opportunities to suit a variety of needs, from quick, transferable classes to certificates students can get a jump start on before the spring semester.   The college has also increased access to its offerings with a new shuttle service between campuses for students for those with ...read more
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    Thursday, November 17, 2022
    Wisconsin Rapids, WI- On October 10th, the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce started a food drop off box for “FOCUS” Food Pantry, formerly known as “SWEPS” for the Holiday Season.  Dale, the Executive Director from FOCUS, stated that the pantry was currently needing the following items: JellyCrackersCerealsDry PastasThe pantry donation ended on November 16th and the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a major cause of respiratory illness in all age groups.   RSV cases have been steadily increasing in Wisconsin. Older adults as well as infants and young children are most likely to get serious complications if they get sick with RSV.   “Among infants and young children, RSV ...read more
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    Monday, November 14, 2022
    STEVENS POINT, WI – The holidays are a fun, yet a hectic time of year for many. Traveling, parties, and house guests can throw off your exercise regimen, but they don’t have to slow you down.   Jackie Burner, Licensed Athletic Trainer with Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital, recommends the following tips to help you stay on top of your fitness game this holiday season:  Join a challenge. Fitness ...read more
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    Monday, November 14, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – They’ve served and sacrificed for our country yet nearly one quarter — 21% — of Wisconsin’s 303,536 veterans struggle to afford the basics, according to a new report from United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties and its research partner United For ALICE.   In 2019, while only 5% of the state’s veterans were deemed in poverty, another 16% — over 3 times as many — were ...read more
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    Thursday, November 10, 2022
    Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Welcomes new President   The Heart of Wisconsin (HOW) Chamber Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Staci Kivi has been named the new President and CEO of the HOW Chamber of Commerce.  Kivi brings extensive knowledge in membership, networking, leadership and communication experience to the chamber. She most recently served as the South Wood County ...read more
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    Thursday, November 10, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – If you have diabetes, flu season should trigger a special alert for you. Diabetes can weaken your immune system, allowing the flu to become much more serious. That makes precautions against the flu particularly important for the more than 37 million Americans who are living with the disease.   World Diabetes Day (November 14) falls during flu season, and Aspirus wants people ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 09, 2022
      WAUPACA, WI – According to the Stop Pneumonia Initiative (SPI), pneumonia claimed 2.5 million lives, or one person every 13 seconds, in 2019.   Respiratory infection deaths further increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching a death toll of over six million in 2021. Health experts urge the public to act now to help reduce respiratory infection illness and deaths, as well as the risk of ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 08, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. – A new pathway into a career as a butcher or in retail meat sales is now available through a nine-credit Meat Cutting and Butchery certificate from Mid-State Technical College. The part-time certificate can be completed in six months and is available this spring with evening classes held at Auburndale High School. Funding for this certificate is available to students on a ...read more
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    Monday, November 07, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Aspirus Riverview Foundation’s annual Lights of Love fundraiser is a meaningful and beautiful way to remember or honor those dear to us during the holiday season.   A community tradition since 2001, Lights of Love celebrates our loved ones through the purchase of lights in their memory or honor. All proceeds are used by Aspirus Riverview Foundation to support initiatives ...read more
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    Monday, November 07, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS - The Nekoosa High School varsity volleyball team is once again helping local cancer patients through its annual fundraiser.   “The team was determined to bring back our fundraiser last year, and it’s their determination that more than doubled the proceeds for this year,” said Coach Ray Gutowski. “Cancer touches so many of us within our own volleyball family, friends, and ...read more
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    Monday, November 07, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Aspirus Riverview Wound & Hyperbaric Clinic has named Athena Boardman, RN to be its clinical program director.   Boardman earned her registered nurse degree from Mid-State Technical College and has been with Aspirus Health for seven years. She served two years as a case manager for Aspirus Riverview Wound & Hyperbaric Clinic and most recently served as a nursing supervisor ...read more
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