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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…)

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North Central Health Care Warm Water Therapeutic Pool Capital Campaign Surpasses $3 Million Campaign Goal

Charged with the goal of raising half of the $6 million to fund a new pool by March 1, 2018, North Central Health Care received almost 600 pledges from community members, local foundations, & businesses, totaling just over $3.25 million to support the Warm Water Therapeutic Pool. (Click the title for details…)

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Marathon County Can’t Succeed If Agriculture Fails

Marathon County is an urban–rural mix, and unless both sides of the equation are successful, we will not succeed as a County. Administrator Brad Karger offers several ways YOU can help support our local agricultural industry. (Click the title to find out how…)

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30+ Businesses to Show High School Students Open Jobs at Hiring Fair

Over 500 students (ages 14–18 years) will have the opportunity to meet with more than 30 local business representatives at the Partnership for Youth’s 3rd annual Student Hiring Fair in March 2018. Learn how to register a business for a table or register a student to attend. (Click the title for details…)

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Marathon County’s Uniform Addressing Project to Begin Spring 2018 :: New Reflective Address & Street-Name Signs Aim to Improve Public Safety, Officials Say

In January 2018, the Marathon County CPZ Dept. will begin to mail an initial postcard announcement to over 20,000 residents, landowners, & business owners who will receive new Uniform Addresses. Get the details & where to turn for help… (Click the title to read the full story.)

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Wrap Holiday Gifts & Travel Plans Around the Woodson Art Museum

Invite quilt enthusiasts & woodworkers to Marathon County to visit the Woodson Art Museum during the Quilts & Wood exhibitions — perfect for couples’ long weekends, girls’ getaways, family reunions, & mother–daughter retreats. Both remain on view through February 25, 2018. (Click the title to view the full article for videos & photos of these beautiful exhibitions…)

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Marathon County Uniform Addressing Update

New 6-digit address numbers — and some renamed roads — are coming to much of Marathon County this spring. Read the full article for participating municipalities, sign installation plans, and changes to project funding, as well as handy checklists and tips for notifying others of your address change.
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Understanding the Real Choices, Trade-Offs, & Priorities that Comprise the 2018 County Budget

Read Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger’s 2018 Budget Message. The public is invited to attend a public hearing for a presentation of the $165 million County Budget. (Click the title to find out dates, meeting/forum locations, and why the County Budget is so much more than mere planned revenues and expenditures…)

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…)

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2017 Wisconsin Mock Trial Tournament Winners

This year’s regional tournament brought more than 120 high school students from 10 Mock Trial teams to the Marathon County Courthouse. Find out who took top honors… Was it Wausau West, D.C. Everest, Merrill, Wisconsin Rapids, Phillips, Lakeland Union, or Rhinelander? (Click the title to find out…)