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RISE UP Central Wisconsin :: Community-Based Art at Its Best

A growing non-profit called RISE UP Central Wisconsin has gained momentum in our Marathon County community. Learn about this growing program connecting those in recovery with community-based art projects. Get the details on this new community initiative and when the next Community Paint Days will be…  (Click the title for details.)

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Let’s See If We Can Work This Out :: Civil Court Mediation

See some of the newly trained volunteer mediators who are stepping in and stepping up in Marathon County to help resolve civil disputes without the need for attorneys. The program is working out so well that the Wausau Police Department is considering expanding the volunteer mediation program to assist their officers as well. (Click the title to learn more…)

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Fostering Civic Engagement in Wausau — One Meeting at a Time

In this fast-paced online world of communicating via screens, two local elected officials slow things down IRL (in real life) to meet face-to-face and really listen to their neighbors’ concerns. Share your thoughts — and a cookie! – with County Board Supervisor Katie Rosenberg and City Alder Patrick Peckham at their next community engagement listening session. Get the scoop on how these gatherings started and find out when and where the next one will be. (Click the title to read more…)

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After Working 40 Years in the Marathon County Clerk’s Office, Kathy Kainz Reflects on Some Career Highlights

On June 20, 2018, Kathy Kainz retired after serving the Marathon County’s Clerk’s Office for four decades. This dedicated public servant looks back on how the office has changed over the years — and the new adventures that await. (Click the title to read more…)

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Marathon County’s 2018–2022 Strategic Plan :: Driven by Organizational Culture

Learn how Marathon County government leadership’s focus on improved organizational culture has led to department success and helped shape the 12 priority objectives in the County’s latest 5-year Strategic Plan. (Click the title for the full story…)

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MCDEVCO Receives a $100,000 Grant from Governor Walker to Help Spur Minority-Owned Business Startups in Marathon County

A new fund awarded to MCDEVCO assists local minority entrepreneurs by providing gap financing to secure startup funds to bring new business dreams to life. Learn about the fund and local business entrepreneur Summer Vang’s photography venture — Aperturesque — in the full story. (Click the title to learn more…)

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7 Notable Men Who Helped Women “Break the Gender Barrier” in Marathon County Law Enforcement in the 1980s

Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger recounts how 7 standout male officers in Marathon County made it possible for Diane Lotter to become a pioneer as a female Sheriff’s Deputy — and later as a Captain of Investigations. (Click the title to learn more…)

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Responding to Mental Health Crises in a New Way

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, & Marathon County is shining a light on an innovative collaboration among Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, Wausau Police Department, & North Central Health Care for their initial success as part of a new, local Crisis Assessment Response Team, known as CART. (Click the title for the full story…)

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A Look at Jonette N. Arms & Her Vision as the New Executive Director of the ADRC-CW

Learn some of the WOW factors in Jonette Arms’s background — and her powerful vision for our local ADRC — as she leads a team of nearly 100 staff dedicated to assisting older adults & individuals with disabilities in Marathon County. (Click the title for the full story…)

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How Paul Hsu’s Desire to Help Sprouted an International Business Deeply Rooted in Marathon County

Paul Hsu’s desire to help others & his entrepreneurial spirit “took root” in the form of ginseng farming in Marathon County, harvesting around 1 million pounds a year! See Hsu’s inspirational story of how he got to where he is today… (Click the title to read more…)

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Another Great Summer in Marathon County :: Clock’s Ticking… Find Something to Do!

Check out Marathon County’s 2018 Spring/Summer Recreation Guide. Choose from activities like Cross-Fit in the Park, Family Yoga, & Treetop Exploring. (Click the title for details…)

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Sara’s Law Signed at Marathon County Courthouse April 11, 2018

Governor Scott Walker visited the Marathon County Courthouse to sign Sara’s Law. See what Sara’s husband had to say about the bill signing, view pictures of this historic local event, and more. (Click the title for the full story…)

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Tell Me Something I Don’t Know About… HAMBURG

See 5 fun — and perhaps SURPRISING — facts about Hamburg, a small community in northern Marathon County. Yes, Hamburg is known for the Fromm brothers, but there’s more Town Chair Jim Servi wants you know about Hamburg. (Click the title for the full story…)

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Exciting Summer Camps & Enrichment Programs at UW–Marathon County

At UW-Marathon County’s summer “College for Kids” program, area youth can choose from 43 class offerings, enjoy themed day camps (with digital storytelling, virtual reality, & computer programming) & much more! Scholarships are available. (Click the title for details.)

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Enjoy Parks & Books at the Same Time With Trail Tales!

A collaborative effort between several local groups will mix books and nature at Wausau area parks Spring 2018. Find out which parks will host Trail Tales and which children’s books you can enjoy as you stroll along… (Click the title for details.)

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Getting to Know August Kickbusch :: The First Mayor of Wausau

Ever wonder who Kickbusch Street was named after? The answer is August Kickbusch: the first Mayor of Wausau. Learn more about this early city father who set the stage — socially, culturally, economically, and politically — for what Wausau and Marathon County would one day become. (Click the title for more…)

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Financial Hardship in Marathon County :: What the ALICE Report Reveals About Local Jobs & Wages

According to the latest ALICE Report: Occupations in Wisconsin that have projected job growth also have low wages & require minimal education. County Administrator Brad Karger offers his ideas to try to turn this negative trend around at the local level. (Click the title for more…)

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“Rarely Seen” National Geographic Photography Exhibition at the Woodson Art Museum

The Rarely Seen exhibition at the Woodson Art Museum features stunning National Geographic images shot by some of the world’s finest photographers of seldom-seen places, events, & natural phenomena — including a photo of an ice cave in Wisconsin! (Click the title to read more…)

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Uniform Addressing Project to Begin in Eastern Marathon County on April 9, 2018

If the ground has thawed, new Uniform Address signs & signposts will begin to be installed in the Towns of Harrison and Plover on April 9, 2018. Follow along with the online Sign-Installation Progress Map as workers make their way from east to west across Marathon County re-addressing properties from April to November 2018… (Click the title to read the full story.)

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Marathon County & North Central Health Care (NCHC) Partner for Better Employee Health

A new Employee Health & Wellness Center will be opening on the NCHC campus. The new clinic supports an array of preventative healthcare services — with the aim of increasing employee productivity & reducing the cost of government. (Click the title for more…)

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MCDEVCO’s Economic Development Efforts to Get $2 Million BOOST from Marathon County & Local Foundation Partnership

The County Board and a local foundation are working to grow MCDEVCO’s Marathon County Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) by contributing $2 million to “bridge the financing gap” on approximately $20 million of economic development projects within the County! Learn about the fund & a range of programs & workshops for business owners & entrepreneurs. (Click the title to read more…)

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Mount View Care Center Rated a High-Performance Skilled Nursing Facility by Security Health Plan

Hospital re-admission rates for Wausau’s Mount View Care Center (MVCC) are only at 10.2%, compared with the national benchmark for nursing homes of 17.3%. MVCC is being recognized by Security Health Plan for providing superior services, such as shorter stays, high star-ratings, & successful achievement of goals set by therapists. (Click the title to learn more about this award-winning 200-bed local nursing home…)

John Robinson’s Political Playbook

County Board Supervisor Katie Rosenberg teases out local official John Robinson’s 3 top rules from his “Political Playbook” as he recounts his start in politics and reflects on his time in office. Get the scoop on how the Robinson and the Rosenberg families are intertwined… (Click the title to read more…)