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Rafters Come Alive Late in Win Over Kingfish

KENOSHA, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have been like that gnat on the front porch at grandma’s house; they just don’t ever go away. Despite being down by four runs in the sixth inning tonight, the Rafters pulled off a late game comeback to win 7-5 over the Kenosha Kingfish.
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Fireworks: Let the experts handle them

WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Every year in the U.S., 3,000 children under the age of 15 are sent to the emergency room (ER) because of fireworks, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. When it comes to fireworks, here’s advice that could spare you—or a loved one—a devastating injury: leave the shows to the professionals.

Two involved in Wood County crash

WOOD COUNTY – A Marshfield woman was injured when she failed to yield for an oncoming truck. The crash occurred on June 29 at 8:02 p.m. at the intersection of Highways 173 and GG in the township of Port Edwards. According to the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, an SUV...

2 hurt after crash in Wood County

TOWNSHIP OF PORT EDWARDS, Wis. (WEAU) -Two people are hurt after a crash in Wood County Wednesday evening. According to a media release by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, on June 29 at 8:02 p.m. authorities received a report of a crash at the intersection of Highway 173 and Highway GG in the Township of Port Edwards.

David R. Turner

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 2:00 P.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St. Tomah. Bruce Milleman will officiate. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Mather. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 12:00 Noon until...

Driver airlifted from crash scene

PORT EDWARDS, WI (WSAU-WAOW) – A driver was airlifted from the scene of a crash involving an SUV and a truck. It happened around 8pm Wednesday in Port Edwards. The Wood County Sheriff’s Department says the SUV failed to yield the right away from Highway GG while crossing Highway 173. The SUV crashed into a truck that was heading north on Highway 173.

Chinooks Lose to Rafters, 15-1

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin – After a tough loss last night, the Chinooks were hoping to get back to their winning ways at Wisconsin Rapids against the Rafters. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen as the Rafters proved why they’re the best team in the Northwoods League. In one of the last few games of the 1st half, the Rafters made a statement by dismantling the Chinooks 15-1. The Chinooks were tied for 2nd with three other teams in the Great Lakes West division heading into the game. The Rafters made what potentially could be the 2nd best team in the division look weak.

Cool Places to Travel With Your Kids Before School Starts

The radiant months of summer seem to whip by so fast. Here are some memorable excursions to fit in before the kids head back to school. Five decades of family fun culminate in the golden anniversary of Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. With the introduction of Orion, Kings Island’s longest, tallest and fastest steel coaster in 2020, there are now 15 rollercoasters to happy-scream on. The Beast, the world’s longest wooden coaster, just became even longer. Off-season work extended it by a few feet and steepened the first drop.

It's fair time in Wisconsin!

My dad, Herman Apps, was a great lover of fairs. He showed cattle at the Waushara County Fair in the 1920s, driving them along a dusty road the eight miles from our farm to the fairgrounds in Wautoma. He followed his small herd of Holsteins with his team of horses...

WBCA Boys Basketball All-Star Game Results

The 45th annual Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Boys All-Star Basketball games were held on Thursday at Just A Game Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells. The Red Team beat the White Team in four of the five divisional games. Of local interest, in Division 4, the Red beat the White, 99-96. Carter...

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters explode for 15 runs, beat Chinooks

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) - The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters offense continued to do what they have done all season, exploding for 15 runs in a 15-1 win over the Lakeshore Chinooks. The Rafters took advantage on a pair of miscues from the Chinooks, scoring two runs in the first inning...