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Car washes, Cousins Subs news
Happy Tuesday and welcome to the Streetwise newsletter!. I recently gave Wisconsin Rapids readers an update on two car washes planned in the city. Tidal Wave Auto Spa has plans to build a new car wash on the edge of the former Shopko parking lot, near the existing Sudzee Car Wash. Plans for this car wash come after the announcement that Big Lots, Marshalls, Harbor Freight and Five Below will open inside the former Shopko building.
Meet the candidates running for Plover village president in the April 4 election
Ross Ballard and Gary Wolf will vie for the position of Plover village president in the April 4 election. Current Village President Tom Davies is not seeking reelection. Elected officials serve two years on the Village Board. To learn more about registering to vote and to find your polling place, visit My Vote Wisconsin. ...
First Alert Weather: Snow/rain showers early Wednesday
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -Precipitation winds down by mid-morning on Wednesday with an additional chance of showers in Central Wisconsin during the afternoon Wednesday. Additional chances of snow or snow showers late week and into the start of the weekend. Clouds will once again build across North Central Wisconsin Tuesday night...
Wisconsin lottery says 2 win it big in central Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (WSAW) - Did you purchase a lottery ticket Friday in Wisconsin Rapids or Antigo? You might be a whole lot richer. On March 17, a $350,000 SuperCash! winning ticket was purchased at Kwik Trip, 3030 Plover Rd. in Wisconsin Rapids, and a $23,000 Badger 5 jackpot-winning ticket was sold at Kwik Trip, 815 S. Superior St. in Antigo.
Hunter education course offered at UW-Stevens Point
A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Certification course will be offered at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point starting April 3. Offered by the Wisconsin Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, the course meets from 5:30-8 p.m. for five weeks the Mondays of April 3-May 1. Designed for women beginners, the...
Prince of Peace in Coloma hosts activities
Prince of Peace will host its annual Good Friday Fish Fry (Bake) on Friday, April 7. The fish looks fried, but it is actually baked and is a secret recipe of the Mades family. Each Good Friday and Chicken Chew Friday, the congregation hosts a dinner serving its’ famous fish. Visitors can come just for dinner or stay afterward for the Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Dinner is served from 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Natural connections column: Students study mama bear and her cubs
My feet were just starting to get numb from standing on the snow-packed trail when the activity over by the den changed. Students with University of Wisconsin Stevens Point’s Wisconsin Black Bear Project, led by Cady Sartini, plus several other wildlife professionals, were working together around the mouth of the den.
Big weekend lottery prizes sold in Wisconsin Rapids, Antigo and Prairie du Sac
Three lottery players who purchased tickets in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin Rapids and Antigo over the weekend have some big winnings to celebrate, the Wisconsin Lottery announced in a news release Monday. A $1.5 million Megabucks jackpot-winning ticket was sold at Prairie Cenex, 1300 Prairie St. in Prairie du Sac,...
Central Wisconsin Days Brings Local Voices to Madison
MADISON, WI (OnFocus) – Almost 100 Central Wisconsin residents will be meeting with state legislators to inform them about high-priority, public policy issues that impact economic development in Central Wisconsin. Centergy (Central Wisconsin Economic Development Alliance) and its partners will be traveling to Madison on April 5th for the...
Meet the candidates running for Stevens Point Council District 9 in the April 4 election
Keith Kedrowski and Sam Lang will vie for the District 9 seat on the Stevens Point City Council in the April 4 election. Incumbent Polly Dalton is not seeking reelection. Alderpersons serve a two-year term. To learn more about registering to vote and to find your polling place, visit My...
Iola event brought new laws statewide
The People’s Fair rock festival in the town of New Hope in Portage County and the town of Iola in Waupaca County from June 26-28 triggered a backlash against the event that became known as the Iola Rock Fest. That backlash has lasted for decades, and mentioning the event...
Stevens Point to begin allowing residents to vote curbside
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - For those that cannot enter a polling place or absentee voting location due to disability, curbside voting will now be available. Two poll workers will bring you your ballot and conduct voting at your vehicle or at the polling place entrance. If you vote curbside, you are not required to sign the poll list.
Cousins Subs to celebrate opening of new Stevens Point location this week
STEVENS POINT – Cousins Subs will be celebrating its new Stevens Point location with a grand opening event this week. The newly built, 2,400 square-foot drive-thru restaurant will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday at 109 Division St. N. in Stevens Point. Joe Ferguson, the vice president of development at Cousins Subs, said the sandwich...
Young farmers have heads for numbers
VESPER, Wis. – Travis and Melissa Marti recently earned the 2023 Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmer award. One of the main takeaways from that experience was that all of the program’s finalists were very focused on the business side of their farms, Travis Marti said. It was an honor being selected from such an accomplished group.
Central Chamber Chorale Holding Night at the Opera Concert Series this Weekend
The Central Chamber Chorale will be presenting their Night at the Opera concert series this upcoming weekend. I spoke with Ann Stevning-Roe, the Board of Directors President and singer with the group, and she discussed the history of the group as well as their upcoming concert series this weekend. Listen...
Many unanswered questions remain on future of proposed Portage County Justice Center
While Portage County board members continue to seek answers about a new county justice center, top city and county leaders are at odds about the best place to locate the proposed facility. Board members will have another chance to get their questions answered during Tuesday's County Board meeting. Representatives from TEGRA, a Minnesota-based real estate consulting company, will hold a questions-and-answer presentation on the master plan for the center. TEGRA plans, negotiates and implements projects, including Target...
It’s the last weekend for snow tubing at Powers Bluff
ARPIN, Wis. (WSAW) - The snow is melting and the time is ticking. If you want to saver those winter sports you better act fast. If you want to save those winter sports you better act fast. It’s the last weekend to go out to Powers Bluff County Park and Winter Recreation Area. Tubers, skiers and snowboarders are seizing their last opportunities of the season to enjoy snowy sports. Organizers said its been a long season for the park than normal.
Wisconsin Rapids Family Center executive director to retire this summer
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) - Wisconsin Rapids Family Center Executive Director, Sue Sippel announced this week her plans to retire this summer. The Family Center Board has begun the search for a new director. Just four directors have led The Wisconsin Rapids Family Center since its incorporation in 1983. The...
City of Stevens Point Reminds Drivers to Watch for Pothole Crews
STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) — The City of Stevens Point is reminding drivers to give street crews work as they patch potholes around the city. “We receive more calls about potholes than we can patch in a day, but we keep working as long as the weather keeps creating more potholes,” reads a statement from the city.
Charges filed against man police say pointed a gun at a Wisconsin Rapids officer
WISCONSIN RAPIDS − Charges were filed Wednesday afternoon against a 38-year-old man police say pointed a handgun at an officer investigating a report of a domestic disturbance. Travis E. Drollinger of Wisconsin Rapids faces charges of five counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, one as a domestic abuse incident...
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