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Developer confirms Big Lots will no longer open at Shopko development in Wisconsin Rapids
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The developer of the retail project at the former Shopko property confirmed Thursday Big Lots will no longer open with Harbor Freight, Five Below and Marshalls in Wisconsin Rapids. Tom Richards, a partner with Cool Investment LLC − an Arizona-based business that purchased the Shopko building...
Here's why you'll see emergency vehicles Saturday morning at Monogram Appetizers in Plover
PLOVER − People near Post Road Saturday morning may notice emergency vehicles in the area as agencies practice responding to a hazardous materials incident. Portage County Emergency Management is partnering with Monogram Appetizers, 1434 Post Road in Plover, to hold a full-scale emergency exercise from about 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office. It will focus on decision making, coordination and integration with various jurisdictions and organizations. The exercise will simulate...
Arpin, Wisconsin: A Testament to Agricultural Heritage and Community Spirit
Arpin, Wisconsin, is a community deeply intertwined with its agricultural roots, a legacy that extends beyond the fertile fields to the heart of its identity. Founded in the 1890s with the establishment of the John Arpin Lumber Company, Arpin quickly blossomed into a diverse cultural hub. The Jewish agricultural settlement, initiated by the Milwaukee Jewish Industrial Aid Society, marked a significant chapter in Arpin's history, showcasing the town's role as a sanctuary for Eastern European Jewish immigrants seeking a new life as farmers.
Plover Community Shaken by Vicious Assault; Suspect Faces Attempted Homicide Charge
In a harrowing episode of violence that has left the Plover, Wisconsin community reeling, an unidentified man was subjected to a brutal attack on November 25th. During a visit with family, the man found himself at the center of a heated altercation that escalated dramatically, resulting in him being run over by a vehicle and then kicked in the head. The severity of his injuries was evident, with leg and facial trauma and tire marks imprinted on his clothing as grim testimony to the assault.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.78 and $2.99 in Wisconsin Rapids as of 2023-12-01. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.248, a week ago the price is $3.265 , according to AAA.
Future of Portage County Health Care Center uncertain as leaders debate potential referendum and sale
STEVENS POINT − Portage County’s Health Care Center Committee requested further study on both a potential referendum and a potential sale of the Portage County Health Care Center at its Thursday meeting. The motion was approved with an amendment directing county staff to not act on a sale until after a referendum has been held. ...
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Dogs Today in wisconsin rapids, WI
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to wisconsin rapids..
Food + Farm Exploration Center to open, Kellner Café and Kwik Trip project update
Happy Tuesday and welcome to the Streetwise newsletter!. After four years of planning to create a place where people can connect with their food, the Food + Farm Exploration Center will open this weekend in Plover. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 3400 Innovation Drive in Plover starting Saturday.
One non-profit looking to give families their “Best Christmas Ever”
PLOVER, Wis. (WSAW) - The elves are hard at work getting presents ready for Santa, but another group is helping out too. Best Christmas Ever is getting ready to drop off presents to parents and families in need this holiday season, and this year they’re helping more people than ever before.
Wisconsin Rapids Prepares for New Management of River City Cab Service
Wisconsin Rapids is ushering in a new era for the River City Cab service with the appointment of Running Inc. as the new manager, replacing Wheels of Independence, which has been in charge since 1999. This shift, effective from January 1, 2024, is contingent on approval from the Common Council for a five-year management contract. Running Inc., with its extensive experience in transit operations within 20 Wisconsin communities, is expected to ensure a seamless transition without altering service hours or fares.
Auburndale High School: Cultivating Academic Brilliance and Athletic Prowess
Auburndale High School has been a cornerstone of exceptional education and community spirit in Auburndale, Florida, since the early 1900s. Serving around 1,600 students, the school has continuously adapted to provide state-of-the-art facilities and a wide array of academic programs, including Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses. Its commitment to fostering academic excellence is evident in the success of its students, like Kelsey Ashbrook, and the legacy left by accomplished alumni such as Tracy McGrady and Derwin James.
Milladore, Wisconsin: A Haven for the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
Milladore, Wisconsin, has become a sanctuary for the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker, a unique woodpecker species that enlivens the rich birdlife of the region. Birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts are drawn to this hidden gem, keen to observe the sapsucker's distinctive sap-drilling habits. Amid the lush forests of birch, aspen, and maple, these birds find abundant food sources and ideal breeding conditions, playing a crucial role in the local ecosystem by supporting other wildlife, including hummingbirds and insects.
Plover man charged with abducting two children remains in custody in Iowa
STEVENS POINT − A Plover man police say was found with two abducted children in Iowa the day after they disappeared faces charges in Portage County. The children had been the subject of an Amber Alert issued Nov. 21. Yiemen Xiong, 41, is charged with two counts of interfering...
Former youth pastor pleads guilty to child enticement in Winnebago County
A former youth pastor in Plover pleaded guilty to a child enticement charge in Winnebago County Tuesday morning in a case involving a minor under 13-years-old.
Wisconsin’s Governor undecided on ag bills
Wisconsin’s Legislature presented several bills to Governor Tony Evers Thursday, and several of them are agriculture-related. During the dedication of the new Food + Farm Exploration Center in Plover Thursday evening, Evers told Brownfield he has not yet reviewed the bills. “From what I understand, the bills have lots of bipartisan support, which is always really important to me, so I’m looking forward to taking a look at that hopefully tomorrow morning, and then we’ll make some decisions.”
New Wood County Jail on schedule and within budget a year after breaking ground
WISCONSIN RAPIDS − County leaders say construction of the new Wood County Jail is on schedule and under budget. The jail project, which broke ground in October 2022, should be finished by the end of 2024, Wood County Sheriff Shawn Becker said. Once it's finished, corrections officers will need time to train in the new facility and learn the procedures for the new jail. Becker anticipates the Sheriff's Office and Jail moving into the new building by...
Marshfield boys swimming wins three events in WVC loss to Stevens Point
MARSHFIELD – Stevens Point won eight of the 11 events and held off Marshfield 95-75 in the first Wisconsin Valley Conference boys swimming dual of the season on Thursday at Marshfield High School. Henry Hilbelink won the 100-yard freestyle in 54.56 seconds, Simon Dagit was first in the 100...
Stevens Point Area Senior High students prepare for futures as medical professionals
STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Wisconsin needs to fill more than 12,500 health care jobs in 2023, according to the Department of Workforce Development. Some central Wisconsin high school seniors hope to one day fill the state’s health care worker shortage. Stevens Point Area High Senior High (SPASH) students...
Sheridan Worzalla Lays Off 60 Employees in Stevens Point
STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) — A Stevens Point-based printing company has eliminated about 60 jobs. Sheridan Worzalla says the positions are being cut to help streamline operations and move the company toward long-term stability. A representative of the company thanked the employees for their services, adding “our focus remains on adapting to market changes and ensuring we continue to provide the highest-quality products and services to our customers.”
Stevens Point’s downtown Christmas tree harvested from SPASH property
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - Crews from the city of Stevens Point harvested the city’s downtown Christmas tree Tuesday morning. The 52-foot Norway pine came from the Stevens Point Area Senior High property off 2nd Street. The city approached the school district about harvesting the tree for the city’s downtown holiday display. In exchange, the city will work with the district to plant two new trees in a more desirable location on the property.