Wood County Current Events

Child Abuse Prevention
2018 Run the Rapids 5K Run/Walk
Posted 4/19/2018 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us
Final Shirt pick up:
Thu April 26 from 4-6 pm at River Block building, 111 W. Jackson Street (Jackson St entrance)
If you cannot make it, please send a representative in your place to pick up your shirt.

Hold the date for next year's Run the Rapids: April 27, 2019 

Wed April 18 from 4-7pm at Centralia Center


CANCELED - due to weather
Please watch for details regarding picking up shirts/bags.

14th Annual Run the Rapids
April 14, 2018 
Registration: 8-930am
Kids Run: 945am 
5K Run/Walk: 10am
Centralia Center (220 3rd Ave S, WI Rapids)

Registration is now open! Feel free to complete online (link below) or see attached paper registration.

*Register by March 21st 2018 to guarantee a shirt and reduced price!*

All proceeds from this event will go towards education and prevention of child abuse and neglect in Wood County.
View of 1010 Airport Ave from street
Property Bids Accepted
Posted 4/6/2018 by cmarkworth@co.wood.wi.us

NOTICE OF BIDS

The Wood County Executive Committee will accept sealed bids (no faxed bids accepted) up until 4:00 PM (CDT) on Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Wood County Treasurer's Office, 400 Market Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494, for purchasing of the following:

Bid on Property 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.)

Minimum Acceptable Bid: $150,000

Specifications, Bid Procedure and Forms may be had by applying at the above office, or by downloading the Bid Packet linked below.

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

By Order of the Wood County Executive Committee:

Heather L. Gehrt
Wood County Treasurer


WCWA
Members Needed for Wood County Wildlife Area Advisory Committee!
Posted 4/5/2018 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Are you interested in Wildlife and what happens to it in our area? Do you want a way to voice your opinion on how it should be managed? If so, then WE WANT YOU.....to join the Wood County Wildlife Area Advisory Committee. This Committee currently has (1) opening for a 3 year term. This Committee meets 4 times a year in January, April, July, and October on a Tuesday evening at the Sandhill Wildlife Area in Babcock, WI.

The deadline to apply for this specific term is April 20, 2018.  However, we will always accept applications from anyone that is interested in case an opening comes up unexpectedly.  You may send in to us at any time of the year. 

If you are interested, please fill out the attached form and mail it back to the Wood County Parks & Forestry Department. Thank you! Sandra Green Office Supervisor
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/


Parks & Forestry "Bluff Boutique" Event Vendor Brochure
Posted 2/20/2018 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Here is the updated vendor brochure.  There will be updates to this and I will post those as needed.  Thank you!  
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!
Training Day Teams
Dementia Friendly Organization
Posted 11/17/2017 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us
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!
Parks & Forestry Fall-Winter-Spring Photo Contest!
Posted 10/20/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Open document for contest rules.  Thank you!
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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!
Parks & Forestry Photo Contest Winners Announced!
Posted 9/18/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
PHOTO CONTEST RESULTS! Thank you to everyone who submitted their photos! We had so many beautiful photos to choose from which did not make our choices easy at all. We had a total of eleven employees voting for their favorites in each category including the overall-grand prize winner.

They are as follows and the pictures are included as well.

Nature category WINNER: #34 - Taylor Christianson
Wildlife category WINNER: #33 - Julie Kramer
People category WINNER: #18 - Kathy Redmond

Each your choice of one of the following; one night of camping with electricity at one of our three campgrounds; an annual trail pass; an annual boat pass; or three (3) tow tickets at Powers Bluff Recreational Area.

Overall WINNER: #48 - Amber Greycarek took this photo It's actually an HDR shot (multiple exposures combined into a single shot- 7 to be exact) *****Congratulations Amber!!

You win (2) free nights of camping WITH ELECTRICITY and two (2) bundles of firewood at any of our three campgrounds located in beautiful Wood County, Wisconsin.

Please contact Sandra Green, Office Supervisor at sgreen@co.wood.wi.us to learn how to claim your prize! *Prizes must be claimed within two weeks.

Sandra Green, Office Supervisor
Human Services at River Block
Posted 8/17/2017 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us
Human Services now at River Block (Wisconsin Rapids)

  • Courthouse services
  • FSET services
  • 12th Street services
  • Economic Support
  • Transportation 
  • Energy Assistance

We are now located at:

111 West Jackson Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Our phone numbers have not changed.
Wild Parsnip
Noxious Weed in Wood County - Wild Parsnip
Posted 8/9/2017 by esalvinski@co.wood.wi.us
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.
Parks News Release Office Hours, Camping Reservation Policy
Posted 8/2/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
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!
Project Lifesaver Celebrates 10 years in Wood County
Posted 7/6/2017 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us
Your support has helped us serve over 90 clients since 2007. With a current enrollment of 33 individuals, our program continues to grow.

Project Lifesaver is a rescue program for children and adults with cognitive impairments or medical conditions that put them at risk to wander and become lost. Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal radio frequency transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local law enforcement/rescue agency and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. Most who wonder are found within a few miles from home, and search times for participants have been reduced from hours and days to minutes from when the search team arrives.

Project Lifesaver of Wood County’s program is a combined effort of the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Wood County Rescue, Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin, Stevens Point Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, Pittsville Fire Department, Nekoosa Fire Department, Wood County Human Services and PIER-Parents Information Education Resources.

If you know of an individual that this may be beneficial for, please call:
For Individuals under 18:
         Contact: Wood County Human Services, Jill Jerabek at 715-389-0241
For Individuals over 18:
         Contact: Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin, Erin Johnson at 888-486-9545 or 715-421-0014
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 Logo
Parents Who Host Lose the Most
Posted 5/4/2017 by mlarson@co.wood.wi.us
"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!
2017 Wood County Parks & Forestry Facebook Photo Contest
Posted 3/23/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
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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 Development Project Brochure
Posted 2/2/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
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!

NEW and Revised Park & Forestry Recreation Pamphlet!
Posted 1/20/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Introducing! The newest version of the The Wood County Park & Forestry Recreation Pamphlet - Revised in October 2016. These are also available from our office in the Courthouse.

Currently, I am having trouble with uploading the attachments to this page.  You can find these on our Facebook page as well until then.  Thank you.
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 
Trauma Informed Care Approach
Posted 1/13/2016 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us
The Wood County Human Services Department began learning about what it means to utilize trauma informed principles of care as part of a department wide initiative. This process began with the development of a committee that includes employees from each service area throughout the department. Our vision for Trauma Informed Care is to empower and instill hope by understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of trauma and creating a safe environment for consumers, employees, partners and our communities.

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) shifts the perspective away from asking “what is wrong with you?” to instead ask “what has happened to you?”. We have recently completed an agency assessment that has provided information regarding areas of strengths and areas for improvements as we continue our journey towards becoming more trauma informed.

The principles of Trauma Informed Care align with our department mission, vision, and values; we believe that embracing the perspectives learned through research, regarding how traumatic stress can impact healing and recovery, we will have better outcomes for the consumers we serve.
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.