Overview - Ministry Medical Group's main clinic is located in Stanley, also the site of Ministry Our Lady of Victory Hospital. Major area industries include food producers, dairy farms, recreation and building supplies. Only a short drive away, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire and Marshfield offer educational, health care and other service industry opportunities.
Churches - Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Christian, United Church of Christ and Mennonite faiths are represented in the immediate area.
Housing - In Chippewa County, more than 75% of residents own their homes, with a median housing value of more than $88,000. Median county household income is more than $39,500.
Schools - The Stanley-Boyd school district has two public elementary schools. One private Catholic elementary school, one private Faith Free school, five private Mennonite schools and one public high school also serve the area.
Arts and Entertainment - Community programs in visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and creative writing are offered through the Chippewa Valley Cultural Association in Chippewa Falls. Numerous museums are located throughout Chippewa County.
Community Service - In addition to church-based activities, the area offers a variety of civic, historical, charitable, social and fraternal organizations for volunteer and leadership opportunities.
Transportation - Stanley is located along state highway 29. Chippewa Valley Regional Airport provides commercial, charter and private service. Mesaba Airlines, a Northwest Airlines link, provides regularly scheduled trips with connections through Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
Parks - Local, county and state parks are located in Stanley and Chippewa County, offering camping, athletic fields, swimming, fishing, picnic areas and more. Otter Lake County Park is located just north of Stanley.
Climate - Average winter daytime temperature is 23 degrees. Average summer daytime temperature is 77 degrees.
Recreation - Recreational activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, sledding, golf, hiking, biking, swimming and horseback riding. Stanley and other communities have movie theaters, bowling alleys and other activity venues.
Shopping - Wausau, Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire are easily accessed for local and national retailers and service providers. Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota, two hours west, offer abundant shopping opportunities.
Stanley: Population - 2277
Located in Chippewa County: Population - 55960