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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
CAP Services has experienced some changes in its senior staff recently.   Nicole Harrison, Marion, was named CAP’s new Chief Program Officer (CPO) in May.  Harrison is based at CAP’s Hoover Road location in Stevens Point and is responsible for oversight of the agency’s programmatic operations including human development, early childhood development, lending and weatherization.  Harrison has ...read more
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The Wisconsin Becoming an Outdoors - Woman (BOW) program is offering an Isle Royale camping and kayaking adventure in Michigan July 19-25.   Open to participants 18 and older with some paddling experience, the workshop will offer information about gear, terminology, basic padding strokes and safety before exploration the Isle Royale National Park. The trip will include padding about three ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
Monday, June 24, 2019
(STEVEN’S POINT, WIS – June 6, 2019)  – ​​​Gamber-Johnson, a leading supplier of rugged mounting systems for fleet vehicles, public safety vehicles, forklifts, and other mobility applications, announced today that it was successfully awarded a U.S. patent for its unique thermal tablet covers featuring innovative technology that allows tablets to stay warm and functioning in cross dock and freezer ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County announces sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program, as well as new upgrades to its Plover Center kitchen.  Upgrades to the Plover Center kitchen will allow the Club to serve a wider variety of menu items year-round.  This summer, the Boys & Girls Club expects to ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
The first-ever Tomorrow River status report examines water quality and provides a benchmark for future land management decisions. It was compiled by College of Natural Resources specialists at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, who summarized available monitoring results.  The Tomorrow River, which flows through Portage and Waupaca counties, is recognized statewide for supporting native ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
The education program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been ranked as second in the nation according to Study.com. The site’s Best Colleges for Education Majors list ranked UW-Stevens Point’s education program highly for program outcomes, graduation and retention rates, advising services, student organization opportunities and vast program options. “UW-Stevens Point’s School of ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
Stevens Point, WI –June 24, 2019 – United Way of Portage County is the fiscal agent for an award from the federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) for 2019. Portage County has been awarded $27,023 in federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National ...read more
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Friday, June 07, 2019
On June 1, 2019, Plover VFW Post 10262 held a burger fundraiser for the Plover Police Department K-9 unit. All of the food and cooking was donated by hosts, Tim and Mary Colegrove. The post donated $1,000 to the K-9 unit from the fundraiser.
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, May 30, 2019
With over 250 attendees, the Women’s Fund of Portage County held its annual Spring Luncheon on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the SentryWorld Grand Hall. Katie Young, chair of the Allocations Committee, announced this year’s grant recipients.  Five of the grant recipient organizations provided an overview of how their funds would be used. Cheryl Copps announced the 2019 SPARK Philanthropy award ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Member Service team at the Neillsville branch: Lori Buffington, Branch Manager, and Courtney Czerwein, Member Service Representative.After months of planning, Simplicity CU has opened a new location at 113 W. Division Street in Neillsville. Since announcing the purchase of the building, formerly a home, and an adjacent lot in the fall of 2018, the property has undergone extensive remodeling to ...read more
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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
NextHome Priority, local Real Estate Company, held a rummage sale and grill out during the Annual Park Ridge rummage sales on Saturday, May 11. Rummage sale items were donated by the Realtors and Staff of NextHome Priority, their friends and family, along with a generous donation of items and clothing from Nice as New.  The first 100 shoppers received a canvas tote bag from NextHome Priority. ...read more
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
From left to right, Dr. Kevin Barnett, President, Professor George Huber, co-inventor, Dr. Kefeng Huang, Process/Techno-economics, Leon Ostrowski, WRBA Pyran, LLC BOD member (seated). On April 24, the Wisconsin River Business Angels (WRBA) of Central Wisconsin closed a deal with Pyran, LLC of Madison WI, providing a portion of their seed round financing. Pyran has developed a patented process for ...read more
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