Mother, son deaths at Strongs Prairie residence confirmed
Wisconsin Rapids City Times
by Mike Warren Kobs
2w ago
FOR CITY TIMES FRIENDSHIP – Adams County Sheriff Brent York has confirmed the adult female found dead June 27 in Strongs Prairie was 62-year-old Sharon K. Miller, known by family and friends as Sharon Miller-Robinson. Investigators also located the body of her son, Jami L. Lumby, 37, at their residence. The manners of their deaths are pending autopsy, but are both being investigated as suspicious.  The Adams County Sheriff’s Office remains committed to this investigation, and has dedicated every available resource to this investigation, said Sheriff York via a June 30 press release.  ..read more
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Adams County officials investigate suspicious death
Wisconsin Rapids City Times
by Mike Warren Kobs
2w ago
FOR CITY TIMES FRIENDSHIP – On Thursday, June 27, at 8:19 a.m. the Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a call from an individual advising they had not been able to contact Sharon K. Miller, age 62, of Friendship for three days. The person advised she went to Sharon’s home located in the Adams County Town of Strongs Prairie, and that Sharon and Sharon’s son, Jami L. Lumby, age 37, were not there. Deputies arrived and checked the property and did not locate either person. Deputies identified recent ground disturbance consistent with digging or the burying of something on the property. […] The ..read more
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City announces Independence Day celebration
Wisconsin Rapids City Times
by Mike Warren Kobs
2w ago
FOR CITY TIMES WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Independence Day is fast approaching, and plans are in the works to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable holiday for Wisconsin Rapids residents and visitors.  On Thursday, July 4, one of the best fireworks displays in the area will be launched from the Wisconsin River in downtown Wisconsin Rapids. The display will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. and may be viewed  along most of the riverbank and downtown area, except for the launch and safety zone on the western  bank of the river from the foot of the Grand Avenue Bridge to south ..read more
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Tomah VA, Wood County hosting Veterans Town Hall
Wisconsin Rapids City Times
by Mike Warren Kobs
3w ago
FOR CITY TIMES  TOMAH — The Tomah VA Medical Center, in partnership with the Wood County Veterans Service Office, will host a Veterans Expo and PACT Act Event – along with a Veterans Town Hall – on Wednesday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at Crossview Church, 1000 E. Riverview Expressway, Wisconsin Rapids, with the Veterans Town Hall starting at 11 a.m. and going until noon. The event is open to all Veterans, caregivers, and family members. No registration is needed. All Veterans, whether enrolled in VA health care or no ..read more
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Ribbon cutting held for new Powers Bluff trails
Wisconsin Rapids City Times
by Mike Warren Kobs
1M ago
By Kris Rued-Clark CONTRIBUTING WRITER ARPIN — On Friday, May 31, Wood County Parks and Forestry Department hosted a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly-expanded trail system at Powers Bluff County Park, 7073 Hwy. N, Arpin. The ribbon cutting highlighted the new entry road off County N, a new parking lot, and a clearing for the new shelter building, tucked below the original park and toward the back of the new addition. Most importantly, the ceremony honored the addition of the new trail system and those who built it. Over the past three years, more than 5 miles […] The post Ri ..read more
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Rapids man drives car off bridge
Wisconsin Rapids City Times
by Mike Warren Kobs
1M ago
FOR CITY TIMES WOOD COUNTY – A Wisconsin Rapids man escaped serious injuries, when he drove his car off the Nepco Lake Bridge. The incident occurred just before 9 p.m. on June 10 in the Village of Port Edwards. The Wood County Communication Center reports it received a call of a vehicle accident on the Highway 13 crossing. Witnesses observed a vehicle traveling northbound cross over the center median and southbound lanes. The vehicle crashed through the bridge fencing and became completely submerged in Nepco Lake. The driver, Jerry Mowery, 27, was able to exit the vehicle and get to […] The po ..read more
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Chamber names Nekoosa mill Large Business of the Year
Wisconsin Rapids City Times
by Mike Warren Kobs
1M ago
FOR CITY TIMES WISCONSIN RAPIDS AND NEKOOSA — The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce on March 6 named Domtar’s Nekoosa Mill as its 2023 Large Business of the Year. The Nekoosa Mill award is a highlight in the mill’s history. This award is given to a business that displays a dedication to customer service, community service and leadership that strives for business growth through expansion or product/service additions and has over ten employees. Domtar has over 130 years of papermaking history and has adapted to market changes with their innovative efforts. Mill Manager Jason ..read more
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Rasmussen tabbed as next WRPS superintendent 
Wisconsin Rapids City Times
by Mike Warren Kobs
2M ago
FOR CITY TIMES WISCONSIN RAPIDS — After conducting finalist interviews, the Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools (WRPS) Board of Education has selected Ronald Rasmussen to serve as the next WRPS Superintendent.   Rasmussen holds a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Marian University, a Bachelor of Arts in History, Political Science, and Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and is currently working on his Education Specialist in Educational Administration – Superintendent degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Rasmussen currently serves as ..read more
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Idled mill acquired by Capital Recovery Group
Wisconsin Rapids City Times
by Mike Warren Kobs
4M ago
Billerud will continue to own and operate facility FOR CITY TIMES WISCONSIN RAPIDS – In a move that keeps more than 130 jobs in the community, Billerud announced March 21 that it has reached terms with the Capital Recovery Group, LLC (CRG, LLC) for the sale of the idled Wisconsin Rapids Mill and related assets. This decision follows the company’s extensive and exhaustive exploration of viable and sustainable alternatives for the mill since its idling in July 2020. The transaction is expected to close in April. “Billerud believes that this decision is the best alternative for all stakeholders ..read more
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Broeren resigns, accepts position at St. Croix Falls
Wisconsin Rapids City Times
by Mike Warren Kobs
4M ago
FOR CITY TIMES WISCONSIN RAPIDS — The Board of Education has accepted the resignation of Superintendent Craig Broeren, effective June 30. Broeren will be assuming the role of Superintendent in the St. Croix Falls School District beginning July 1. The District will be posting the Superintendent vacancy soon, and intends to offer opportunities for local stakeholders to provide their input and feedback about the qualities and characteristics they feel are important to seek when the Board hires the next WRPS Superintendent. Information about the search process will be posted on the District websit ..read more
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