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Friday, July 7, 2017

Neighborhood Memory Cafe - Marshfield

Bicycle Discount Program - Marshfield


The Bicycle Discount Program rewards individuals for being active and promotes local businesses that support an active community. Participants ride their bike to participating business and show their helmet to receive a discount. Participants visit as many businesses as possible and check in at each business for a chance to win numerous prizes. (See below for details.) The program starts June 1 and lasts until August 31.
Join our Facebook Group to get updates about the program and biking in Marshfield.
Bicycle Discount Program Participating Businesses and Incentives:
  • 2 ½ Cups Cupcakery & Bake Shop – $1 off any muffin
  • Arby’s – 10% off any purchase
  • Bakerville Sports Bar and Grill – Free non alcoholic drink up to $3.50 with meal purchase
  • Baltus Bread and Butter Shops – Free small coffee or small fountain soda
  • BIGGBY Coffee – 10% off any purchase
  • Blue Heron Brewpub – 10% off entire bill
  • China Chef – $0.50 off buffet
  • Chips of Marshfield – Free 20 oz. soft drink
  • Culvers – $1 off large salad
  • Dairy Queen – $2.00 off any Orange Julius product
  • Draxler’s – free bottle of water
  • Dunham’s Sports – 10% discount card
  • Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library – Free sport earbuds
  • Hub City Ice Cream Company – Free bottle of water
  • JJ’s Bakery – Buy one chocolate chip cookie get one half price
  • McDonalds – 25% off any entrĂ©e or salad 500 calories or less
  • Melody Gardens – 50¢ off any ice cream cone
  • Perkin’s Restaurant and Bakery – 20% off any salad (Monday – Friday only)
  • Pick ‘n’ Save – Free Roundy’s brand bottle of water
  • Scotty’s Pizza – Free bottle of water
  • Sports Den – $5 off any in-stock bike light
  • Taco John’s – Buy 1 taco, get 1 free
  • Victory Apparel – 20% off regular price item
  • Weber’s Farm – 50¢ off small soft serve ice cream cone
Bicycle Discount Program Grand Prizes:
Participants visiting 15 or more businesses will be eligible to win: $50 gift certificate to The Sports Den
Participants visiting 4 – 14 businesses will be eligible to win to win smaller prizes and incentives for participating, donated from our business partners.
To be eligible for these prizes:
  1. Ride your bike to any participating business.
  2. Show your helmet.
  3. Check in using your participation card (available at any participating business) or with your smart phone and a QR reader app.
Please thank and patronize all businesses that participate in the
Bicycle Discount Program.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Stuff the School Bus Seeks Organizations to Be Collection Drop Off Sites - Wisconsin Rapids

 For Immediate Release – July 5, 2017

Contact:  Amy Fluno, United Way’s 2-1-1, Stuff the School Bus Committee member, 715-421-0390.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – The Stuff the School Bus Committee is currently seeking businesses, organizations, churches, etc. to be drop-off sites for this year’s Stuff the School Bus school supply drive.  This year’s drive will begin Monday, July 10th and end with the Stuff the School Bus collection event which will be held on August 3, 2017 from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park during Lunch by the River.

Stuff the School Bus is seeking individuals to be “Collection Site Coordinators” at participating organizations and take the lead on their individual drives.  Coordinators will post signage, make a collection bin available, promote their drive and then deliver all collected items to the Stuff the Bus event on August 3rd during Lunch by the River.  Drives can be open to the public or internal to employees/members only.

To become a “Collection Site Coordinator” and hold a school supply drive, please visit for an application; or contact Amy Fluno at United Way of Inner Wisconsin at 715-421-0390 or  Promotional materials are also available for download on the website.  In the event of rain, the collection event on August 3rd will be moved to Witter Field.

Other Ways to Help:
Individuals who wish to help can: 
·       Donate school supplies.  Visit the United Way website to find a listing of items needed; and drop off locations. 
·       Make a monetary donation by writing a check to “Stuff the Bus/Stuff the Desk Committee” and mailing it to:  Stuff the Bus/Stuff the Desk, c/o United Way of Inner Wisconsin, 351 Oak Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI  54494.
·       Volunteer.  Click here to find a list of volunteer opportunities:  

The Stuff the School Bus Committee is also accepting applications from families who wish to receive school supplies.  Deadline to apply is July 21, 2017.  Visit for more information or to register.

School supplies will be distributed during Stuff the Desk on August 19, 8am – 10:30am at Lincoln High School.

Caption:  Volunteers sort school supplies during Stuff the School Bus in 2016. 

About the Stuff the School Bus/Stuff the Desk Committee

Stuff the School Bus is a collaborative effort of several local non-profit, government and school agencies.  Every year, the Stuff the School Bus/Stuff the Desk Committee asks the community to stuff a school bus with donations of school supplies.   The event is held during Lunch by the River.  Later, the donated school supplies are distributed to local students in need during the Stuff the Desk event.  All families who are in financial need are eligible.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Stuff the Bus Seeks Drop Off Locations - Adams County

For Immediate Release – July 5, 2017

Contact:  Angie Loucks, United Way of Inner Wisconsin and Stuff the Bus Committee member, 715-421-0390.

ADAMS-FRIENDSHIP, WI – The Stuff the Bus Committee of Adams County is currently seeking drop off locations for its Ninth Annual Stuff the Bus Collection.  Businesses and organizations can begin holding school supply drives from July 17, 2017 until August 11.  On August 11th, 9:00 am, a bus donated by Kobussen Buses Ltd. will depart from the Adams-Friendship Area School District Office and drive to each location to pick up school supplies and “Stuff the Bus!”

Donated school supplies will be sorted by volunteers at the Adams County Community Center, assembled into backpacks and finally distributed to students in need on August 15, 2017 from 9am – 4:30pm.

To become a drop off location, simply contact the Adams County Community Services office at 608-339-4544.  Drop off locations need to place their collection boxes in a prominent location, provide signage, and promote their school supply drives.  They can be open to the public; or have them available only to members/employees.

Items that are especially needed include:  24 count crayons, pencils, pencil pouches, pens (red, blue or black), colored pencils, washable markers, watercolor paints, pointed scissors, wide ruled paper (spiral bound), glue sticks, supply boxes, pocket folders, filler paper (wide ruled), 3 ring binders (1inch size), rulers, scientific calculators, and backpacks.

Monetary donations and gift certificates are also accepted.  Please write checks to “Stuff the Bus” and mail/deliver to the Adams-Friendship Schools Administrative Building, 201 W. 6th St., Friendship, WI 53934. 

Families who wish to apply for school supplies can pick up an application at the Adams County Health and Human Services office from July 17 to August 11, 2017. 

For more information about the Adams County Stuff the Bus Event, please dial 2-1-1 to speak to an information specialist, or find us on Facebook. 

Caption:  Volunteers break for a quick photo at the Adams County Community Center after picking up school supplies all morning in 2016.

About the Stuff the School Bus

“Stuff the Bus” is a collaborative effort of several local non-profit and government agencies, including the Adams County Community Services Program, Adams County Health and Human Services, Adams-Friendship Area School District, the Salvation Army, and United Way of Inner Wisconsin.

Every year, the Stuff the Bus Committee asks the community to “stuff a school bus” with donations of school supplies.   Later, the school supplies are distributed to local students in need.  All families who live in Adams County and who are in financial need are eligible; but need to fill out an application at the Adams County Health and Human Services office, or contact the Adams County Community Services Program.

Stuff the Bus of Adams County is a community collaboration initiative of United Way of Inner Wisconsin.

Thursday, June 1, 2017


Kick Off the First Day of Summer at Salt N Peper's Drive-In...  And Support United Way of Inner Wisconsin!

At a Glance:

Date:  June 20, 2017
Time:  11am - 8pm
Location: Salt & Peper's Drive-In
Address:  1621 Baker Drive, Wisconsin Rapids

More Special Features:

Special Promotion Menu
50% of the proceeds will be donated to United Way of Inner Wisconsin!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Children’s Hospital of WI Programs and Resources - Marshfield

Free, discounted health screenings at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health.  Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease, diabetes and hearing loss can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices.  Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add a few more years to your life.

If you would like to learn some steps you can take to better control your wellness, be sure to attend the upcoming health fair at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  The event will be held on Thursday, April 13 from 7 to 11 am.

Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available, along with the opportunity to discuss specific risks for developing diabetes and heart disease with Mile Bluff’s healthcare professionals. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and win door prizes.

If you would like to have a total cholesterol test performed with no fasting required, you may do so for $10. You also have the option to have a lipid profile worked up for only $20; this test requires 12 hours of fasting.

In addition to these services, a member from Mile Bluff’s audiology team will be available from 8 to 11 am to perform free hearing tests. They will be able to tell you of any specific risks you may have for developing hearing loss.

Once your tests are completed, Mile Bluff’s healthcare professionals will review your results with you, and will provide tips on how to reduce your risks for developing diabetes, heart disease and hearing loss. If areas of concern are found through these screenings, resources will be provided to help you with your needs, and all results will be sent to your primary care provider.

You will also have the opportunity to meet with a Mile Bluff pharmacist to discuss any medication questions you may have. These free consultations are by appointment only.

Insurance is not needed to take advantage of the benefits these health screenings have to offer. The information you receive from these tests, along with the educational tools you will be given, are important steps in positively impacting your health.  Appointments are required for all services, so call 608-847-1845 to reserve your spot today!

MAPN Presentation: Raising Resilient Children - Marshfield

FREE Dental Clinic & Health Expo - Marshfield

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

MAPN Presentation: Wake Up Call - Marshfield

Wake Up Call
Monday, March 20, 2017
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Marshfield Clinic Froehlke Auditorium, Laird Center for Medical Research
W Kalsched Street, Marshfield, WI 54449
Your Choice will take you on a simulated tour of typical adolescent’s bedroom that identifies items commonly associated with drug use. Look for warning signs, drug paraphernalia and hiding places.
Registration encouraged:
Ashley Normington at 715-221-8421 or