Dairy Queen's new owners, new thrift store to open and other business updates in Wisconsin Rapids | Streetwise
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – What’s happening with businesses in the Wisconsin Rapids area? Streetwise has your answers. These roundups offer an easy way to stay up-to-date with what’s happening on the Streetwise beat. If you know of a new business, a development or a place that’s closing, send me a note at email@example.com. If you...
Bluegrass at The Lake to take place June 8-10 at Lake Wazeecha
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) - A 3-day music festival will begin Thursday at Lake Wazeecha’s Red Sand Beach. Music will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday with Southbound performing. Friday, music starts at 4 p.m and events happened all day on Saturday. “We have food, raffles, merchandise, all sorts...
Rapids Rediscovered Housing Investment Program Modified to Allow Renter-Occupied Construction
The Rapids Rediscovered housing investment program, for Wisconsin Rapids, has recently been modified to now allow for renter-occupied construction, including duplexes, to qualify for funding. $10,000 for demolition and construction; and $5,000 for construction only. The program exists to strengthen existing neighborhoods through reinvestment by creating new construction. Program basics,...
Plea deal in cold case Fox River Mall kidnapping and assault case
APPLETON, Wis–A Wisconsin Rapids man that abducted and raped a teenager from the Fox River Mall in 2000 reaches a plea deal with prosecutors. John Carter is convicted in Outagamie County Court on charges of First Degree Sexual Assault and Kidnapping. Carter pulled a gun on the 16-year old...
Pittsville Falls to Eleva-Strum in Sectional Play
Pittsville saw its season end in sectional baseball action, falling to Eleva-Strum by as a score of 12-3. E-S eruped for four runs in both the 4th and 5th innings to build a huge lead and cruised to the win. Pittsville_vs_ElevaStrum_Jun_6_2023 (1) ************************************************************. Know some top athletic performances? Seeing some...
Mid-State to offer new firefighter program to help address department shortages
PLOVER, Wis. (WSAW) - Mid-state Technical College is now offering a new 15-credit Fire Service Certification Program this fall with the goal of helping local fire departments meet the increased demand for new firefighters. The difference between this program and the previous one is the number of credits required for...
Iola-Scandinavia and Pacelli win, Stratford loses in state softball semifinal action
MADISON, Wis. (WSAW) - Iola-Scandinavia won their first-ever game at state softball, while Pacelli scored five runs in the 7th inning to comeback and win in the state semifinals. Iola-Scandinavia and Pacelli will play in their respective state title games on Saturday, while Stratford lost in their first-ever appearance in the state tournament on Thursday.
Artistic Piano Four Installed in Stevens Point
STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) — The fourth edition of the outdoor artistic piano in Stevens Point has been installed. People love this opportunity for public music,” said Mayor Mike Wiza in a press release. “I’ve seen people of all ages playing and many more people just listening. The Governor was just here talking about our record tourism. This piano plays a small role in that.”
Rafters Dominate Mallards
Wisconsin Rapids, WI— It was a great day to be a Rafter as the Rafters dominated the Mallards by a score of 9-1 to split the series. The Rafters had the bats rolling as they out hit Madison by a score of 11-2. The Rafters got off to the...
Wood County Ready to Help With Health Care Coverage Through Medicaid Program
If you get health care coverage through a Medicaid program, like BadgerCare Plus, you might be at risk of losing that coverage over the next year, according to the Wood County Health Department. During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), the federal government required DHS to allow BadgerCare Plus and...
The Adams Theatre presents ‘Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: An Immersive Musical Homage to the Spirit of Ukraine’
Adams— On Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd at 7 p.m., the Adams Theatre presents “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: An Immersive Musical Homage to the Spirit of Ukraine”. Locally rooted musical collective Floating Tower, working with Berkshire artist Joe Wheaton, will fill The Adams Theater with...
DWD, Aspirus Riverview, celebrate Project SEARCH grads
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Jasmine Pierce lives by the saying, “Never give up no matter how big the mountains are.” Pierce, a student at Port Edwards High School, stayed true to her favorite quote and with the skills she learned through Project SEARCH. She was the first intern to accept a full-time job at Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids.
Stevens Point kids ride free on city buses all summer long
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - Transportation is one of the top three needs that every family has, and Stevens Point is making sure the need is met for kids on summer break. Now until Sept. 5, everyone under 18 can ride a city bus for free. The city has offered the service each summer for the last decade. The cost is covered by the federal government, who funds the city transit system. Mayor Mike Wiza says while it’s for all kids, they’re asking people to make sure their kids are responsible enough to use the buses.
'The future of championship golf': NBC's Mark Rolfing thinks SentryWorld-style courses will become a major player in coming years
Veteran NBC golf analyst Mark Rolfing was in Stevens Point last week to prepare for the U.S. Senior Open at SentryWorld from June 29-July 2. Rolfing took the time to speak with Spectrum News 1 about the golf course, what to expect, and his take on Wisconsin golf fans. You’re...
Fans for life
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Baseball team mascot Rosco P. Rafter recently visited Aspirus Riverview Family Birthplace to meet his team’s newest “fans for life.”. Each year, the Rafters present season tickets for life to babies born at Aspirus Riverview Hospital on their opening day, this year May 29. From...
Prep softball: McDonell takes early 4-0 lead in state semifinal
Due to the day’s slate of games running long, the McDonell Lady Macks’ state semifinal game versus Stevens Point Pacelli began at close to 10 p.m., almost an hour and a half later than scheduled. At the time of print deadline Thursday evening, the Lady Macks had jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Junior catcher Morgan Wirtz started the rally with a two-RBI...
You Know You’re From...Hancock: Bob Braun
HANCOCK, Wis. (WSAW) - “Most of the furniture in the house he (Bob) built.”. One step onto the Braun’s front porch, and the woodwork catches your eye. “The fact you can take a log and turn it into something nice,” said Bob. Since the late 60s, Bob...
Wisconsin Rapids sends Wausau Woodchucks to third-straight loss
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Two runs were not enough to snap a two-game skid for the Wausau Woodchucks baseball team on Wednesday night at Witter Field, as they dropped a 3-2 decision to Wisconsin Rapids in a Northwoods League matchup. After going up 2-0 early in the game, it looked...
Tourism Numbers for Clark and Wood Counties
Wisconsin tourism’s industry had a record-breaking economic impact in 2022. Record-breaking overnight visits fueled the $23.7 billion total economic impact. Each of the 72 counties saw year-over-year growth. 1 in 21 jobs in Wisconsin was sustained by tourism in the state with 2.9%, or 174,000, jobs were in the tourism industry.
Baseball: Hudson walked off by Stevens Point in sectional title game (16 photos)
After Hudson went down 1-2-3 in the top of the sixth inning while clinging to a 5-4 lead in the Division 1 sectional title game against Stevens Point Tuesday in Marshfield, Raider coach Brent Blegen came back to the dugout and told his team, “OK guys, let’s get six outs.”
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