News for Human Interest

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Central Wisconsin community asked to vote for Stevens Point book printer and domestic manufacturing home of best-selling children’s book series Stevens Point, Wisconsin (September 6, 2019) – Worzalla, an employee-owned printing company specializing in high-quality custom products including children’s books and coffee table books, is one of many companies across the state to be recognized by the ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Fun Facts
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
The Sentry Insurance Foundation will pay for a new police dog following the death last week of Stevens Point's canine officer Luna. The foundation announced the donation as the city Police Department and community mourn the loss of the dog. Luna died from multiple organ failure on Sept. 4 stemming from an exposure to wild mushrooms on Labor Day. The department held a public ceremony honoring ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Stevens Point, WI – Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 – Yards and volunteers are needed for the United Way of Portage County Volunteer Center’s annual Make A Difference Day Rake-a-thon on Saturday, Oct. 26.Kelly Skeels, United Way of Portage County Community Services Program Specialist, said people can register yards to be raked for themselves or for others they know may need the help. “Members of the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Thursday, September 05, 2019
(Wausau, WI) – Ascension Wisconsin has expanded its Online Care platform, giving consumers 24/7 access to the compassionate, personalized care they need – anytime, anywhere.   Ascension Online Care is an online urgent care that allows a patient to have a one-on-one video visit with a healthcare provider – using the device of their choice: a smartphone, tablet or laptop. The cost of a visit is ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, September 05, 2019
As a lifelong learner, Brittany Disher wanted to earn a master’s degree. Now the commercial banker from Wausau has a chance to achieve her goal by taking courses near where she lives and works.  Disher and 45 other students are enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s new Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Applied Leadership and Decision-Making, which kicks off this fall in ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Caption: Jessica Enstad, a UW-Stevens Point senior, works with Eli and Wyatt at the Madison View Extension Boys & Girls Club in Stevens Point. Enstad directed the club as part of her summer internship.University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point senior Jessica Enstad has always had a passion for working with children and for serving and helping others. This summer, she was able to put that enthusiasm ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Caption: Preschoolers and their parents or grandparents can enjoy stories about animals and nature in UW-Stevens Point’s Museum of Natural History Fridays this fall. Preschoolers and parents will share time together hearing stories about animals and nature every Friday this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Museum of Natural History. Story Time at the Museum is a free, weekly ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Faculty experts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will discuss a variety of topics, including turtles, science fiction, beer and democracy, as part of a public lecture series in the coming academic year.   The College of Letters and Science Community Lecture Series will be held on select Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Pinery Room at the Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main St., ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Papers/Research
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Partnership with Marshfield Clinic Research Institute will enroll participants in Wisconsin   MARSHFIELD, LA CROSSE – Starting July 1, Gundersen Health System has partnered with the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute in the All of Us Research Program, a nationwide effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the U.S. to accelerate research and improve health.    “The All ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, August 23, 2019
Photo Caption: An example of an interactive anatomy table that will be in the new health care simulation centerInnovative center will provide state-of-the-art health care training.WISCONSIN RAPIDS –  Aspirus Riverview Hospital and Mid-State Technical College are collaborating to help meet our community’s growing demand for highly trained health care professionals by establishing the “Mid-State ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Caption: The Stevens Point Lifelong Aquatics Supporting Health (SPLASH) program is offering a wide variety of swim classes for adults and children at UW-Stevens Point this fall.A longstanding University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point swim program that has impacted the lives of children and adults is expanding its community services and re-launching with a new name.  Formerly SNAP, the Stevens Point ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Photo Caption: Mid-State Technical College celebrated its graduating Mid-State Metal Mania students on the Wisconsin Rapids Campus, Friday, August 16. Pictured are the graduates present along with Mid-State staff and sponsoring partners.   WISCONSIN RAPIDS – For the second consecutive year, Mid-State recognized the achievements of its summer Metal Mania graduates with a special celebration on the ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, August 19, 2019
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Wisconsin! They plan to film episodes of the hitseries American Pickers throughout your area in October 2019. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Photo caption: Competitors taking aim during Mid-State Technical College’s annual Trapshoot Fundraiser last September at the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association in Nekoosa. Registration is now open for this year’s Sept. 6 event. The Mid-State Technical College Foundation is hosting its fourth-annual Trapshoot Fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association in ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Education, Human Interest