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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Stevens Point, WI -- In response to the gap in child care services with the closure of child care centers and schools in our area, the Stevens Point Area is responding to a vital community need.  The Stevens Point Area YMCA Child Care is committed to remaining open during this COVID-19 pandemic to provide critical support services to health care workers, first responders (police/fire) and other ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Stevens Point, WI – March. 19, 2019 – Sentry Insurance and Delta Dental of Wisconsin have taken a leadership role in our community with generous donations to the Portage County Covid-19 Relief Fund (PCCRF).  “It is heart-warming to see how the community is rallying together during this critical time - individuals and companies alike. Sentry and Delta Dental are no exception. They are pillars of ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Stevens Point, WI (March 17, 2020) - While the Boys & Girls Club  of Portage County and the schools are closed, the Club is striving to provide their services to the youth and families in the  community. The Boys & Girls Club is excited to announce the creation of BGC to Go!, an online resource for families and children to utilize during their time at home. Each day, the Club will be posting a ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Aspirus is opening a primary care clinic in Marshfield this fall. Work is expected to begin soon to renovate space the clinic will occupy in a storefront in Founder’s Square on N. Central Avenue in Marshfield.   The clinic is expected to open to patients on September 14, 2020 and will initially be staffed by two advanced practice clinicians. When it opens, patients will have access to primary ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Students in the Arborist Technician program at Mid-State Technical College recently enjoyed a full day of hands-on training in vegetation management around power lines, thanks to support and equipment provided by local utilities and tree service companies.  The March 13 training event, dubbed Mid-State Utility Arboriculture Day, provided a highly realistic scenario for ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Services still available via telephone   MARSHFIELD – Due to the ongoing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are temporarily limiting all Marshfield Clinic Health System Family Health Center Alcohol and Drug Recovery clinics to telephone services.   All patient appointments that can be done by phone will be. There will be no interruption in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
To reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has widened its scope of event cancellations. The university does not have any suspected cases of the virus on campus but is taking precautions to ensure the safety of its students, faculty and staff members and community.   All campus-sponsored events, regardless of number of attendees, are ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
(Stevens Point, WI – March 18, 2020) – Effective immediately, DigiCOPY is implementing curbside pick-up at all seven store locations across Wisconsin (Stevens Point, Wausau, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Milwaukee, & Green Bay) as we do our part to keep customers and co-workers safe from COVID-19.  The DigiCOPY Stevens Point location is 428 Division Street, open Monday through Friday – 7 AM to 7 PM, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
For Immediate Release  MORE THAN 700 UNITS OF BLOOD LOST IN THE LAST WEEK: “POP UP DONOR CENTERS” BEING CREATED IN VAROUS COMMUNITIES The Community Blood Center urges donors to make and keep appointments.    EDITORS NOTE: For the safety of donors and staff, visitors to The Community Blood Center must complete a Health Declaration Form and be approved prior to entry. Please contact Rachel ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Lobbies to Close on March 19th New London, Wisconsin – First State Bank President, Bob Van Asten, announced bank’s shift to drive-up only access with the closure of all lobbies as of Thursday, March 19. The move is in response to the COVID-19 threat and in an effort to protect the health of the bank’s staff and customers.   In addition to drive-up service, customers will be able call the bank’s ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Ascension Wisconsin has launched a Toll-Free Information Line: Ascension Wisconsin has established a dedicated telephone resource for COVID-19 questions. This can be accessed 24/7 by calling 1-833-981-0711. The launch of this service is intended to provide useful information to those in the community who have questions about COVID-19 and symptoms and is an effort to reduce the number of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
In response to the challenges presented by the coronavirus, Marshfield Clinic Health System and Security Health Plan have established the Marshfield Clinic Health System/Security Health Plan COVID-19 Community Support Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial resources quickly and easily to local community organizations who can help “flatten the curve” by addressing local needs and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, March 16, 2020
Due to the ever-changing information regarding COVID-19, CAP Services  is implementing plans for adjusted operations to protect our employees and the communities we serve. CAP leadership has been working toward this as part of its business continuity plan and remains open for business, but not necessarily in the usual fashion. CAP will retain an essential workforce for various programs and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Dear Community Members,  With the recent announcement from Gov. Tony Evers regarding the cancellation of schools and the importance of the health care workforce at this time, Marshfield Clinic Health System is making an effort to assist employees in finding child care. This process aims to serve as a way to connect those in need of child care with those in the community who are able to provide ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Saturday, March 14, 2020
To prevent the spread of the virus and provide the most appropriate care to the communities we serve, Aspirus has established a call center for people concerned they might be infected with COVID-19.  The dedicated line will be operational and staffed by live operators beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 14. The phone lines will be staffed 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. – 5 ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, March 13, 2020
As communities across the country prepare for the impacts of COVID-19, Aspirus has three important public messages: If You Think You Might Have COVID-19The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of influenza. They include fever, cough and shortness of breath.  If you are worried that you might have acquired COVID-19, we want to quickly direct you to the most appropriate care and prevent the ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, March 13, 2020
Marshfield Clinic Health System urges Wisconsin residents to heed the warnings of local, state and national health officials to slow the progression of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.  We support Gov. Tony Evers’ announcement Thursday declaring a public health emergency in Wisconsin. It is the first step of many that all of us as a community must embrace in the coming weeks and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, March 12, 2020
While the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has no suspected cases of COVID-19, the university is taking precautions to reduce to risk of the novel coronavirus spreading on campus or in the community.  These difficult but important steps include canceling events that draw more than 50 people in the next month. “We are doing what needs to be done to protect the health and safety of our ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The Ambulatory Surgical Center of Stevens Point recognizes their landmark 10,000th patientThis month the Ambulatory Surgical Center of Stevens Point (ASC) is reaching a major milestone in performing surgery on their 10,000th patient. The surgical center is one of 5,800 ambulatory surgical centers across the country performing an estimated 30 million procedures nationwide. This is phenomenal for an ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Two companies that are racing to change the way homes are built in Wisconsin, and in that way change the world for the better, have agreed in principle on a merger. The deal will be finalized April 30th. Blenker Companies, Inc., a family run business founded by Peter Blenker and Pamela Jewell, started out as a residential home builder and remodeler in 1974. They expanded into offsite ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Brett Jarman, Chair of the CAP Services Board of Directors announced today that Mary Patoka, CAP’s President and CEO has announced her retirement, effective mid-June of this year.  He noted that during her 26 years of service (with the last ten as CEO) Patoka has led the organization through significant growth, both in services and in the agency’s capacity to manage that growth. One recent example ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Photo Caption: Some 20,000 students have graduated from UW-Stevens Point since Bernie Patterson became chancellor in 2010. He congratulates one in the fall 2019 commencement ceremony. Patterson announced today he will retire in December.The 14th chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Bernie Patterson, has announced he will retire in December 2020. Patterson has served as ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Red Shoes earns Honorable Mention in prestigious PR Daily Video & Visual Awards APPLETON, Wis. (March 3, 2020) —Red Shoes earned an honorable mention in PR Daily’s 2019 Video & Visual Awards in the Interview Video category for The Story of Hazel and Paisley Hardwick campaign. PR Daily’s 2019 Video & Visual Awards celebrates the teams, organizations and consultants who have redefined the field ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations, is stressful, and yet is a rewarding lifestyle.   There is just something so amazing from the time the plough turns the soil, the seeds have been sown to watching the crops sprout, and turn to seedlings and mature.   Seeing new life being born on the farm, early morning milkings, witnessing the early sunrises and beautiful sunsets are experiences ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, March 02, 2020
National speaker and employee benefit consultant, Dean M. Hoffman, will present a seminar entitled “Self-Funded Health Plan Options for Businesses” at the Westwood Conference Center in Wausau on Wednesday, April 22 from 8 am to 11 am. The seminar is presented by Northcentral Employers Healthcare Alliance (NEHA) and underwritten by Coalition Services.  This free educational seminar will cover the ...read more
Categories: Education, Economic, Press Release
Friday, February 28, 2020
UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson and the directors of the UW-Stevens Point Foundation are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Newman Center property, located at the corner of Reserve Street and Fourth Avenue in Stevens Point. “The purchase of this facility adds a dimension to the foundation’s traditional support for student scholarships, programs, and endowments,” said Peter ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Friday, February 28, 2020
United Way of Portage County is pleased to announce the promotion of Kelly Skeels to Community Services Coordinator. In her new role, Skeels will continue to oversee United Way’s Learn for Life second and third grade reading program by recruiting and training volunteer reading tutors while utilizing evaluation tools for assessing the success of the program. In addition to Learn for Life, Skeels ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Photo caption:  Trustees of the Michael and Jessina Dineen estate, Jerry Clark, Don Dukerschein and Mike Balko, present a $695,000 check to Christine Thomas, dean of UW-Stevens Point’s College of Natural Resources, and Steve Menzel, UW-Stevens Point development director. A Chippewa Falls couple’s passion for conservation and education has inspired an estate gift of $695,000 to create a ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Enjoy a meal while learning about the environment through the Dinner and a Speaker Series at Treehaven, a field station of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.   Offered January through April 2020, the series will be held at the main building of the 1,400-acre natural resources education, conference and research center located at W2540 Pickerel Creek Road, Tomahawk. Dinner is offered at ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release