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September Lunch & Learn

Posted 9/13/2018 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us
Each month, the Wood County Health Department, UW-Extension, Healthy People Wood County and Wisconsin Rapids Community Media collaborate to provide a Lunch & Learn to Wood County employees as well as the local community.

Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and join us for a brief presentation on important and relevant topics.

Our next Lunch & Learn is on Thursday, September 20th.


Location: Wood County Courthouse, Room 114
Time: 12:00–12:45 pm 
Topic: Dealing with Difficult People
Presenter: Lynn Meinders, MSW, EAP Counselor; Aspirus Business Health
RSVP: Appreciated for room set-up: Wendy Young at 715-421-8437 or wyoung@co.wood.wi.us

Presentations are recorded, and can be viewed later on WRCM or by visiting the Wood County UW-Extension website.

Raising A Thinking Child

Posted 9/12/2018 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us
How can you communicate with your 4-7 year old child and get them to respond?

Join us for Raising A Thinking Child, an evidence-based workshop series to help you guide your child to solve common, every day problems through communication.

This online workshop will be held on Mondays in October and November.

A $20 fee covers the workbook and scholarships are available.

Online registration available at: https://goo.gl/forms/2LAGG07MyC5Xx4E43

Call 715-421-8437 with questions or to register.

Fall Camping!

Posted 9/7/2018 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
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Enjoy fall camping in the Wood County Parks & Forestry Campgrounds.  

Congratulations to Kate Carlson, Wood County Distinguished Public Health Employee!

Posted 9/6/2018 by velliott@co.wood.wi.us
We recognize Kate for her professionalism, inspiration, and outstanding contributions to public health in Wood County and beyond. Kate is a strong leader. She continually strives to actively listen to and understand her clients, co-workers, team members, students, and other’s perspectives to better serve and educate those she comes in contact with. She often goes above and beyond to answer questions and provide accurate information to clients and teammates alike. Co-workers rely on Kate for knowledge and her willingness to help. Kate is known in the community as a reliable resource and is a credible voice for our department. Her strong leadership and mentoring skills help the environmental health team and its customers thrive. It is evident that Kate truly cares about her co-workers and community. Honest, accountable, self-directed, and respectful all describe Kate well. The Health Department’s mission and vision are clearly a part of her everyday work. Her passion for the field is admirable. It is with great pride that we commend Kate for her accomplishments.

Intersection of Lincoln Ave and Adler Rd/CTH Y in Marshfield Closed to East and West Bound Traffic

Posted 8/29/2018 by Highway Department
Starting Thursday, August 30th, 2018 and extending through the morning of Tuesday, September 4, 2018, the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Adler Road/County Highway Y in the City of Marshfield, WI will be closed to traffic traveling east and west along Adler Road. The closure is due to construction on Adler Road east of the intersection. Traffic traveling north and south on Lincoln Avenue will be open, but reduced to one lane at the intersection.

Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes for the duration of the closure. A detour for Adler Road/County Highway Y is posted and a map can be found on the Wood County website at https://www.co.wood.wi.us/Departments/Highway. Any questions can be directed to the Wood County Highway Department at 715-421-8875.

Wood County Clean Sweep

Posted 8/28/2018 by UW Extension
Clean Sweep Logo

The 2018 Wood County Clean Sweep will be held on Saturday, September 29th from 8:00am-12:00pm at the Marshfield Fairgrounds. Clean Sweep is a voluntary program for the legal and safe disposal of hazardous wastes from homes, farms and businesses. Hazardous chemicals can cause health, safety or environmental problems. Improperly stored or disposed chemicals can pollute lakes, rivers and drinking water.

All Wood County residents are encouraged to participate. Please see the attached brochure for more information.

Wood County Beaches Close Date 2018

Posted 8/27/2018 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
See news release attachment.

Parks & Forestry Bluff Boutique Vendor Event, November 2018

Posted 7/18/2018 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
The 2nd Wood County Parks & Forestry "Bluff Boutique Vendor & Shopping Event" for Powers Bluff is scheduled for November 10th and 11th, 2018. Below is the vendor contract. If you are interested, please complete and mail in. First come, first choice of day. If Saturday is full by the time I receive your contract, I will call to see if you want Sunday. BOTH DAYS in March of this year, were extremely busy so if you are able to choose Sunday, please do so since we all know Saturday will be everyone's first choice :) Thanks everyone! Sandra Green, Office Supervisor

Wood County Highway Y Road Closing

Posted 7/16/2018 by ccarmody@co.wood.wi.us
The Wood County Highway Department is announcing County Highway Y (West Adler Street) from Wren Road to Lincoln Avenue in the City of Marshfield & Town of Lincoln will be closed starting Monday, July 30, 2018, for pavement replacement. Motorists should use the signed detour routes and adjust commute times accordingly. The road will be reopened in September.

The closure schedule is:
Starting 5:00 AM Monday, July 30, Wood County Highway Y (West Adler Street) will be closed to through traffic from Wren Road to Lincoln Avenue in the City of Marshfield and the Town of Lincoln. Local traffic will be permitted to use CTH Y (West Adler Street) to access their property within the work zone. Crews plan to reopen the roadway in September.

For more information, contact:
Roland Hawk, PE, Wood County Highway Commissioner
715-421-8875, rhawk@co.wood.wi.us

Offers to Purchase Now Being Accepted

Posted 6/6/2018 by hgehrt@co.wood.wi.us
View of 1010 Airport Ave from street

The Wood County Executive Committee will accept offers to purchase at the Wood County Treasurer's Office, 400 Market Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494, for review at the next Executive Committee meeting.

Property located at 1010 Airport Avenue.

(Interested parties may view the house Monday-Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Please call 715-421-8484 to make an appointment, advanced notice appreciated.)

Assessed Value: $182,600

Listed Value: $169,000

The Committee reserves the right to negotiate any or all offers to purchase or to accept any offer they deem most advantageous to Wood County.

By Order of the Wood County Executive Committee:

Heather L. Gehrt
Wood County Treasurer


Fundraiser Raffle Tickets for Powers Bluff being sold!

Posted 6/4/2018 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Raffle Ticket Fundraiser for the Powers Bluff Development Project!

Want to win a week of camping? How about 10 tickets to Powers Bluff? Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or FIVE FOR $20. Come and see us in the Parks Department at 111 W. Jackson St., WI Rapids, WI 54495 from 8am-4pm. Starting next week, these will be sold in the campgrounds as well. See your host or your ranger.

*CASH OR CHECK ONLY PLEASE

June Lunch & Learn

Posted 6/4/2018 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us
Each month, the Wood County Health Department, UW-Extension, Healthy People Wood County and Wisconsin Rapids Community Media collaborate to provide a Lunch & Learn to Wood County employees as well as the local community.

Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and join us for a brief presentation on important and relevant topics.

Our next Lunch & Learn is on Thursday, June 21st.

Location: Wood County Courthouse, Room 114
Time: 12:00–12:45 pm
Topic: Caregiver Support & Mental Health
Presenter: Erin Johnson, Caregiver Support Coordinator; ADRC-Central Wisconsin
RSVP: Appreciated for room set-up: Wendy Young at 715-421-8437 or wyoung@co.wood.wi.us

Presentations are recorded, and can be viewed later on WRCM or by visiting the Wood County UW-Extension website.

Notice of Quotes

Posted 5/23/2018 by jpeckham@co.wood.wi.us

The Wood County Highway Infrastructure and Recreation Committee will accept sealed quotes only (no faxed quotes accepted) up until 1:00 PM (CST) on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the Highway Commissioner's Office, 555 17th Ave N, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-1966, for purchasing of the following:

Wood County Highway Pittsville Shop Property

(interested parties may view the site and buildings by calling 715-421-8875 to set up an appointment,)

Specifications, Quoting Procedures, and Forms may be had by applying at the above office.

The Committee reserves the right to reject any or all quotes or to accept any quote they deem most advantageous to Wood County.

By Order of the Wood County Highway Infrastructure and Recreation Committee:

Douglas J Passineau, Commissioner

Closure(s) of Red Beach for Aqua Skier Practice Schedule

Posted 5/17/2018 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us

Community Development Educator

Posted 5/3/2018 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us
Do you know someone interested in making Wood County a better place to live by bringing evidence-based research to local residents and community leaders?

We are looking for a Community Development Educator to join the Wood County UW-Extension staff.

Complete details and position description can be found online here.

Wisconsin Rapids Downtown Farmers Market

Posted 3/27/2018 by ssalewski@co.wood.wi.us
Wood County Health Department, Wood County WIC, and South Wood County YMCA are partnering together to ensure the continuation of the Wisconsin Rapids Downtown Farmers Market for the 2018 season!

Any vendor interested in selling at the market is asked to attend a registration and training date. 

Tuesday, April 17th, 4:30-6:00 PM
Thursday, April 26th, 9:00-10:30 AM

Registration and training will be held at the Health Department. 

River Block Building - 3rd Floor
111 W. Jackson Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Please contact Mai Thao with any questions: mthao@co.wood.wi.us or 715-421-8942

http://wrcitytimes.com/downtown-farmers-market-readies-for-june-opening/


Request for Proposal - PLSS Corner Perpetuation & Maintenance

Posted 2/6/2018 by jconner@co.wood.wi.us

Due By: March 1, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.

Wood County, Wisconsin is seeking proposals for contracted services of a Professional Land Surveyor licensed in the State of Wisconsin to establish and/or maintain PLSS section and quarter section corners as part of the county wide maintenance program. A total of 141 corners have been selected for this RFP. All corners for this project have tie sheets of record and an existing coordinate. Wood County is seeking a lump sum bid for the scope of services detailed in this request for proposal. All proposers are responsible for researching authoritative information that is necessary to respond to this request for proposal.


PLSS Corner Perpetuation & Maintenance Project RFP

January Lunch & Learn

Posted 1/11/2018 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us

Each month, the Wood County Health Department, UW-Extension, Healthy People Wood County and Wisconsin Rapids Community Media collaborate to provide a Lunch & Learn to Wood County employees as well as the local community.
Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and join us for a brief presentation on important and relevant topics.

Our next Lunch & Learn is on Thursday, January 18th.
Location: Wood County Courthouse, Room 114
Time: 12:00–12:45 pm
Topic: How to Beat the Afternoon Slump
Presenter: Asia Bay BS, CPT, CWP, CHWC; Aspirus Business Health
RSVP: Appreciated for room set-up: Wendy Young at 715-421-8437 or wyoung@co.wood.wi.us

Presentations are recorded, and can be viewed later on WRCM or by visiting the Wood County UW-Extension website.

December Lunch & Learn

Posted 12/12/2017 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us
Each month, the Wood County Health Department, UW-Extension, Healthy People Wood County and Wisconsin Rapids Community Media collaborate to provide a Lunch & Learn to Wood County employees as well as the local community.
Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and join us for a brief presentation on important and relevant topics.

Our next Lunch & Learn is on Wednesday, December 13th.
Location: Wood County Courthouse, Room 114
Time: 12:00–12:45 pm
Topic: Goals are Dreams with Deadlines
Presenter: Samantha Mallo MS, CWHC; Wellness Specialist, Aspirus Business Health
RSVP: Appreciated for room set-up: Wendy Young at 715-421-8437 or wyoung@co.wood.wi.us

Presentations are recorded, and can be viewed later on WRCM or by visiting the Wood County UW-Extension website.

All community members are invited!

Dementia Friendly Organization

Posted 11/17/2017 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us
Training Day Teams
Wood County Human Services recently became a “Dementia Friendly” organization. Staff members participated in a training where they learned the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, along with best practices to foster positive interactions and assist people in our community living with memory loss. Training was provided by the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and the Central Wisconsin Dementia Network. This training is offered to help create dementia friendly communities where people living with dementia are able to remain active members of their local community. Window cling decals are displayed at the main entrances of Human Services buildings to identify our organization as “Dementia Friendly.”

The web link below is a news release from the Department of Health Services and provides a "How-To" Guide for family caregivers of individuals with Dementia.

November Lunch & Learn

Posted 11/6/2017 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us
Each month, the Wood County Health Department, UW-Extension, Healthy People Wood County and Wisconsin Rapids Community Media collaborate to provide a Lunch & Learn to Wood County employees as well as the local community.

Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and join us for a brief presentation on important and relevant topics.

Our next Lunch & Learn is on Thursday, November 16th.
Location: Wood County Courthouse, Room 114
Time: 12:00–12:45 pm
Topic: Cultivating Gratitude: A Path to Greater Well-being
Presenter: Dr. Richelle Hoekstra-Anderson, Clinical Psychologist & Certified Dream Builder Life Coach; Crossroads Renewal Coaching & Counseling
RSVP: Appreciated for room set-up: Wendy Young at 715-421-8437 or wyoung@co.wood.wi.us

Presentations are recorded, and can be viewed later on WRCM or by visiting the Wood County UW-Extension website.

All community members are invited!

October Lunch & Learn

Posted 10/4/2017 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us
Each month, the Wood County Health Department, UW-Extension, Healthy People Wood County and Wisconsin Rapids Community Media collaborate to provide a Lunch & Learn to Wood County employees as well as the local community.

Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and join us for a brief presentation on important and relevant topics.


Our next Lunch & Learn is on Tuesday, October 10th.

Location:
 Wood County Courthouse, Room 114
Time: 12:00–12:45 pm
Topic: Real Work/Life Balance
Presenter: Leah Szemborski, MS, LPC; EAP Counselor
RSVP: Appreciated for room set-up: Wendy Young at 715-421-8437 or wyoung@co.wood.wi.us

Presentations are recorded, and can be viewed later on WRCM or by visiting the Wood County UW-Extension website.

All community members are invited!

Noxious Weed in Wood County - Wild Parsnip

Posted 8/9/2017 by esalvinski@co.wood.wi.us
Wild Parsnip
The Wood County Land and Water Conservation Department is working with citizens, the Farmers of Mill Creek, and the Towns to identify, locate, map, and eradicate wild parsnip.

If you see wild parsnip please report it to the department by calling 715-421-8475, or to EddMaps.

For more information on this invasive and others, visit the Land and Water Conservation Invasive Species Page.

August Lunch & Learn

Posted 7/25/2017 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us
August Lunch & Learn
Each month, the Wood County Health Department, UW-Extension, Healthy People Wood County and Wisconsin Rapids Community Media collaborate to provide a Lunch & Learn to Wood County employees as well as the local community.

Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and join us for a brief presentation on important and relevant topics.

Our next Lunch & Learn is on Wednesday, August 9th.

Location: Wood County Courthouse, Room 114
Time: 12:00–12:45 pm
Topic: 4 Steps to Creating Balance in an Unbalanced World
Presenter: Dr. Richelle Hoekstra-Anderson, Clinical Psychologist and Life Coach; Crossroads Renewal Coaching and Counseling Services
RSVP: Appreciated for room set-up: Wendy Young at 715-421-8437 or wyoung@co.wood.wi.us

Presentations are recorded, and can be viewed later on WRCM or by visiting the Wood County UW-Extension website.

All community members are invited!

Community Resources

Posted 6/19/2017 by mlarson@co.wood.wi.us
Behavioral (Mental) Health Bike Path - Roadmap
The purpose of this "Bike Path" (or roadmap) is to be a first step for families, and individuals under age 21, with behavioral (mental) health concerns. This easy to read guide helps connect Wood County residents with local, state and federal resources and services.

Wood County Area Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Resources List
The purpose of this resource list is to provide a list of treatment facilities, recovery groups and other resources in Central Wisconsin for those needing counseling or assistance recovering from substance abuse. The information provided may not be inclusive of all resources, but can support those in need.

Free Wood County Community Trainings

Posted 6/19/2017 by mlarson@co.wood.wi.us
The Healthy People Wood County Coalitions, Wood County Wellness Program, and UW Extension have hosted several free community training's called Lunch-n-Learns. View the flyers for upcoming training's and the videos of past Lunch-n-Learns (recorded by Wisconsin Rapids Community Media) by following the links below.
Link April 2015 Lunch-n-Learn: PTSD from a Combat Veteran’s Perspective
Link May 2015 Lunch-n-Learn: Introduction to E-Cigarettes
Link September 2015 Lunch-n-Learn: Hoarding
Link October 2015 Lunch-n-Learn: Cyber-Bullying
Link December 2015 Lunch-n-Learn: The Holiday Blues – Depression
Link January 2016 Lunch-n-Learn: Addiction and the Family
Link February 2016 Lunch-n-Learn: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Interface
Link March 2016 Lunch-n-Learn: Cultural Diversity
Link March 28, 2016: Human Trafficking Training/Presentation
Link April 6, 2016: Dose of Reality - The Truth About Heroin In Our Community
Link April 2016 Lunch-n-Learn: Creating a Safe and Supportive Environment
Link May 2016 Lunch-n-Learn: Trauma-Informed Care - Terms and Triggers
Link June 2016 Lunch-n-Learn: Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care
Link July 2016 Lunch-n-Learn: Being “Well-Being” Focused
Link August 2016 Lunch-n-Learn: Preparing Children for a Lifetime of Learning
Link October 2016 Lunch-n-Learn: Identity Theft & Your Credit Report
Link November 2016 Lunch-n-Learn: Coping After Loss
Link December 2016 Lunch-n-Learn: A Civil Discourse on Substance Use, Addiction, Prevention and Treatment
Link February 2017 Lunch-n-Learn: Heart Health
Link March 2017 Lunch-n-Learn: Bring Back the Family Meal
Link April 2017 Lunch-n-Learn: Investing In Your Health
Link May 2017 Lunch-n-Learn: Bed Bugs & Lice & Fleas, OH MY!
Link June 2017 Lunch-n-Learn: Summer Time Fun & Safety
Link July 2017 Lunch-n-Learn: How to Survive (and Thrive) in a Multi-Generational Workforce
Link August 2017 Lunch-n-Learn: 4 Steps to Creating Balance in an Unbalanced World
Link October 2017 Lunch-n-Learn: Real Work/Life Balance
Link November 2017 Lunch-n-Learn: Cultivating Gratitude

Suicide Prevention Training: QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)

Posted 6/19/2017 by mlarson@co.wood.wi.us
Suicide prevention is everybody’s business, and anyone can help prevent the tragedy of suicide.

Fact: If people in a crisis get the help they need, they will probably never be suicidal again.

View the attached flyer for more information on how to schedule a training.

Wood County Pharmaceutical Drop-off Locations

Posted 6/19/2017 by mlarson@co.wood.wi.us
Prevent misuse and protect the environment!
Bring unwanted, unneeded, or outdated prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to these local drop box locations...
  • Marshfield Police Department
  • Nekoosa Police Department
  • Pittsville Police Department
  • Port Edwards Police Department
  • Town of Grand Rapids Municipal Building
  • Wisconsin Rapids Police Department
  • Wood County Sheriff's Department
  • Rome Police Department (Adams County)
Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.
  • Place all pills and capsules in a zip lock bag.
  • Liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging.
Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, inhalers, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc...), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas).

For more information on locations and office hours, please view the attached flyer.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Posted 6/19/2017 by mlarson@co.wood.wi.us
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are serious childhood traumas that result in toxic stress that can harm a child's brain. This toxic stress may prevent a child from learning, from playing in a healthy way with other children, and can result in long-term health problems.

Below are links to the ACE Survey and a handout on understanding ACEs. 

Eliminate stigma and share your story of hope!

Posted 6/19/2017 by mlarson@co.wood.wi.us
Healthy People Wood County partnered with WISE (Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination) to record several Wood County stories of hope and recovery.

Go to the Rogers InHealth website link below for more information and to view video's of hope and recovery.

Parents Who Host Lose the Most

Posted 5/4/2017 by mlarson@co.wood.wi.us
Parents Who Host Lose The Most Logo
"Parents Who Host Lose the Most is a public awareness program educating communities and parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen parties.
This program encourages parents and the entire community to send a unified message that teen alcohol consumption is unhealthy, unsafe and unacceptable."
For more information visit the Drug Free Alliance website by clicking on the link below.

The City of Wisconsin Rapids has a social host ordinance. Adults allowing minors to consume alcohol on their property could be fined a minimum $1,000 and a maximum $5,000.
Students and teachers from the Wisconsin Rapids area, City of Wisconsin Rapids Police Department, and Wisconsin Rapids Community Media partnered together to make this Public Service Announcement video (see below).

May Lunch & Learn

Posted 5/3/2017 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us
May Lunch & Learn
Each month, the Wood County Health Department, UW-Extension, Healthy People Wood County and Wisconsin Rapids Community Media collaborate to provide a Lunch & Learn to Wood County employees as well as the local community.

Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and join us for a brief presentation on important and relevant topics.

Our next Lunch & Learn is on Wednesday, May 10th.

Location:
Wood County Courthouse, Room 114
Time: 12:00–12:45 pm
Topic: Bed Bugs & Fleas & Lice, OH MY!
Presenter: Greg Kolodziej, Environmental Health ; Wood County Health Department
RSVP: Not necessary, but appreciated for room set-up: Wendy Young at 715-421-8437 or wyoung@co.wood.wi.us

Presentations are recorded, and can be viewed later on WRCM or by visiting the Wood County UW-Extension website

All community members are invited!

March Lunch & Learn

Posted 3/7/2017 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us
Each month, the Wood County Health Department, UW-Extension, Healthy People Wood County and Wisconsin Rapids Community Media collaborate to provide a Lunch & Learn to Wood County employees as well as the local community. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and join us for a brief presentation on important and relevant topics.

Our next Lunch & Learn is coming up on Thursday, March 16th.

Location: Wood County Courthouse, Room 114
Time: 12:00–12:45 pm
Topic: Bring Back the Family Meal
Presenter:
Sarah Siegel, Family Living Educator; Wood County UW-Extension
RSVP:
Not necessary, but appreciated for room set-up: Wendy Young at 715-421-8437 or wyoung@co.wood.wi.us

Everyone is invited - employees and community members!

Powers Bluff Long Range Master Plan

Posted 2/2/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
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February Lunch & Learn

Posted 2/1/2017 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us
Each month, the Wood County Health Department, UW-Extension, Healthy People Wood County and Wisconsin Rapids Community Media collaborate to provide a Lunch & Learn to Wood County employees as well as the local community.

Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and join us for a brief presentation on important and relevant topics.

Our next Lunch & Learn is coming up on Thursday, February 16th.

Location: Wood County Courthouse, Room 114

Time: 12:00 – 12:45

Topic: Heart Health

Presenter: Andrea Wagner, MS, RDN, CD, CLS; Clinical Nutrition Supervisor; Aspirus Riverview Hospital and Clinics, Inc.

RSVP: Not necessary, but appreciated for room set-up: Wendy Young at 715-421-8437 or wyoung@co.wood.wi.us

Everyone is invited - employees and community members!

January Lunch & Learn

Posted 1/3/2017 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us
Each month, the Wood County Health Department, UW-Extension, Healthy People Wood County and Wisconsin Rapids Community Media collaborate to provide a Lunch & Learn to Wood County employees as well as the local community.

Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and join us for a brief presentation on important and relevant topics.

Our next Lunch & Learn is coming up on Wednesday, January 11th.

Location: Wood County Courthouse, Room 114

Time: 12:00 – 12:45

Topic: Love & Language - and Other Tools to Keep Relationships Healthy

Presenter: Lisa Kegler, MS, LPC; Therapist at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Marshfield

RSVP: Not necessary, but appreciated for room set-up: Wendy Young at 715-421-8437 or wyoung@co.wood.wi.us

Everyone is invited - employees and community members!

December Lunch & Learn

Posted 12/5/2016 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us

Each month, the Wood County Health Department, UW-Extension,Healthy People Wood County and Wisconsin Rapids Community Media collaborate to provide a Lunch & Learn to Wood county employees as well as the local community.

Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and join us for a brief presentation on important and relevant topics.

Our next Lunch & Learn is coming up on December 14th.

Date: Wednesday, December 14th

Location: Wood County Courthouse, Room 114

Time: 12:00 – 12:45

Topic: Substance Use, Abuse,Prevention and Treatment

Presenter: Connor A.Tiggerus, LPC, SAC-IT, Therapy Without Walls, LLC

RSVP: Not necessary, but appreciated for room set-up: Wendy Young at 715-421-8437 or wyoung@co.wood.wi.us

Everyone is invited - employees and community members!

October Lunch & Learn

Posted 10/12/2016 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us
Join us on Wednesday, October 19th for a Lunch & Learn presentation on Identity Theft and Checking Your Credit Report.

Presenters:
  • Sarah Siegel, Wood County UW-Extension Family Living Educator
  • Jeremy Keith, Wood County Sheriff's Department

The presentation is from 12:00-12:45 in Room 114 of the Wood County Courthouse.

RSVP to Wendy Young at 715-421-8437 or wyoung@co.wood.wi.us

Everyone in the community is invited.

For Wood County employees, you can earn 100 wellness points!

Clean Sweep 2016

Posted 9/8/2016 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us
The 2016 Wood County Agricultural and Household Clean Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, from 8:00am-12:00pm at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.

A full list of items that will be accepted can be found here.

Contact the Wood County UW-Extension office at 715-421-8440 with questions.

Pets in the Parks

Posted 8/26/2016 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Per our ordinance 600.08 (1) Pets. -It shall be unlawful for any person to allow pets to enter any public building, bathing beach, picnic grounds, or playgrounds within any County Park, or to run at large at any time on County Park grounds. -In other County Park areas and campgrounds pets are permitted provided they shall at all times be kept on a leash not more than 10 feet long. All pets shall be effectively restrained or under the owner's control at all times. No person shall allow his pet to deprive or disrupt the enjoyment or use of any area by others. -Pet owners are required to immediately clean up after their pets.

June Dairy Breakfasts

Posted 6/2/2016 by wyoung@co.wood.wi.us
June is dairy month! Join local farmers and enjoy a dairy breakfast this month.
Click on the attachment for a full list of dairy breakfasts in Wood and Portage counties.

Congratulations to Val Elliott, Wood County Distinguished Public Health Employee!

Posted 4/18/2016 by krauter-egge@co.wood.wi.us
We recognize Val for her exceptional customer service, great attitude, and hard work. Juggling involvement in multiple teams and program areas, Val makes it all come together. Her efforts and hard work on various coalitions and projects does not go unnoticed! Helpful and flexible are traits that describe Val well. She is always willing to take on new tasks- in Environmental Health, Healthy People, Healthy Smiles and other department areas. Whatever the assignment may be, she puts forth 100% effort and completes it in a timely fashion with quality outcomes. Val believes in the Health Department’s proactive approach and has been actively involved in the strategic planning efforts among other department initiatives that align with our mission. Val consistently demonstrates kindness, dependability and strong work ethic. We appreciate Val’s dedication to public health and thank her for her hard work. It is with great pride and honor that we commend Val for a job well done.

Pictures of CAMPSITES available on Facebook!

Posted 4/13/2016 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
We have uploaded pictures of each campsite as well as dimensions of the sites and pads at each campground on our Facebook page. You can better determine if your camper will "fit" in a particular spot, or if it's too sunny, or not close enough to the water.

Click on "PHOTOS", then click on ALBUMS". Scroll down until you find the album you are looking for. Check out our Facebook page and "LIKE" us. Thank you.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wood-County-Park-Forestry-Department/204221776296438

Voter Photo ID Now Required for All In-Person Voting

Posted 2/9/2016 by ctyclerk@co.wood.wi.us
There are currently four elections scheduled for 2016: February 16, April 5, August 9, and November 8. Voter Photo ID will be required for all in-person and absentee voters (with certain exceptions for military, overseas and indefinitely confined electors).

Are you ready to vote? Do you have one of the eight acceptable forms of Photo ID? Do you need to apply for a free Wisconsin ID card?

Find out here: Voter ID Law Information 

2016 Tree, Shrub & Wildflower Sale

Posted 12/7/2015 by tgildenzopf@co.wood.wi.us
The Wood County Land Conservation Department is currently holding their annual tree, shrub and wildflower sale. Orders will be accepted through January 15, 2016.

Wood County Community Health Needs Assessment

Posted 9/16/2015 by krauter@co.wood.wi.us
The Wood County Health Department, in partnership with Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, Aspirus Riverview Hospital and Clinics, Marshfield Clinic, and the Legacy Foundation is working together to determine health needs for Wood County.

Wood County Clean Sweep

Posted 9/9/2015 by adarr@co.wood.wi.us
A Wood County Clean Sweep will be held on Saturday October 3rd, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon at the Saratoga Town Hall. Clean Sweep is for collection of household chemicals.

See the attached brochure for more information.

Housing Repair Loans

Posted 3/26/2015 by jgrueneberg@co.wood.wi.us
Are you in need of funding for home repairs but unable to secure a loan?

If so, please consider applying for a Central Wisconsin Housing Region loan. The loans are available to:

  • Low-to-moderate income (LMI) Wood County residents with owner-occupied homes.
  • Owners of rental units in Wood County that rent to low-to-moderate income (LMI) tenants.
The Central Wisconsin Housing Region covers Adams, Green Lake, Juneau, Marathon, Marquette, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara and Wood County. The program administrator is the Juneau County Housing Authority. This is a program that was created to ensure the community’s ability to conserve, rehabilitate and improve residential properties occupied by low-to-moderate income (LMI) residents.

Click below to download the Central Housing Region Brochure.

For more information and application materials contact:

Central Wisconsin Housing Region Program Administrator
Juneau County Housing Authority
717 E. State Street
Mauston, WI 53948
(608) 847-7309
juncoha@frontier.com

Wood County Poster and Speaking Contests

Posted 10/14/2014 by tarnold@co.wood.wi.us
The Wood County Land Conservation Department will be holding its annual
Poster and Speaking Contest on January 30, 2015.

Posters are due January 30, 2015 to Wood County LCD.
The theme is “Local Heroes Your Hardworking Pollinators”.

The Speaking Contest will be held Thursday February 5, 2015, at Pittsville High School @6:00.
Entry forms are due by January 30, 2015.

For more information contact the Wood County Land Conservation Department at 715-421-8475
or email tarnold@co.wood.wi.us.

Courthouse Parking

Posted 4/16/2014 by webmaster@co.wood.wi.us
In April 2014, road construction began near the Courthouse at the intersection of Baker Street and Market Street.

As a result, access to the Baker Street parking lot has changed. Please refer to the attached map for details.