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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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Nothing to Do This Winter? Give Me a Break… Marathon County Is THE BEST Place to Play in the Snow!

County Administrator Brad Karger lets you in on some family-friendly WINTER FUN and gives you a peek inside the Wausau / Central Wisconsin 2018 Visitor Guide to reacquaint yourself with the MANY winter activities available in and around Marathon County. (Click the title for the full article…)

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“Marathon County Teen” Documentary Reveals Real-Life Struggles of Area Teens

The Marathon County Teen documentary highlights what life is actually like for local teens. This powerful video series captures the authentic stories, struggles, and voices of students in Marathon County school districts. (Click the title to see video clips & learn more…)

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Snowmobiling in Marathon County Is Built on Public–Private Partnership & Decades of Trust

For you to be able to snowmobile in Marathon County, it takes an ARMY of dedicated volunteers — and the hospitality of 1,100 private landholders, who open their county farms and forestlands to 863 miles of snowmobile and ATV trails. Find out where to get updates on if trails in Marathon County are open & where to get your 2017–2018 Trail Map. (Click the title for details…)

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It May Be Cold Outside, But the Warm Water Therapeutic Pool Campaign at NCHC Is Heating Up!

North Central Health Care’s Warm Water Therapeutic Pool fundraising has secured over $2.3 million, but there’s only 1 month left to reach their $3 million goal. See why a therapy pool is needed in Central Wisconsin for pain management & to help combat the opiod crisis. (Click the title for details…)

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Day On” Helped County Employees Serve Our Community EVEN BETTER!

See highlights of the county-wide MLK Day On’s events & learn about new community programs & resources you may not be aware of. (Click the title for details…)

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School of Second Chances :: Marathon County Jail & NTC Partnership Changes Lives, Builds Workforce

Our Marathon County Jail has provided educational/vocational programming to inmates for over 30 years. Educators provide a chance to leave jail & re-enter our community with improved life & job skills — plus, hope for a brighter future. Go “behind the scenes” at the latest graduation ceremony at the Marathon County Jail. (Click the title for details…)

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UW–Marathon County :: Offering Fun Classes & Relevant Business Training Experiences to the General Public!

UW–Marathon County is offering LOADS of personal & professional development opportunities to the general public in their brand-new Winter/Spring 2018 catalog, including an enriching 3-day “university experience” for adults ages 50+, a Master Project Management & Human Resource Project Manager certification, & a Supervisory Management Academy, to name just a few. (Click the title to see what new offerings UWMC’s Continuing Education Office has in store for YOU!)

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Student Success Is the Focus in the Transition to Align Two UW Colleges with UW–Stevens Point

The UW System is now proceeding with planning & implementation for aligning UW–Marathon County (UWMC) & UW–Marshfield/Wood County with UW–Stevens Point (UWSP), beginning July 1, 2018. (Click the title to read UWSP Chancellor Bernie L. Patterson’s vision for the UW Colleges & Extension restructuring that will soon be affecting UWMC…)

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Why Do We Have a Combined City/County Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department?

Find out why (& how) Wausau & Marathon County came to merge their Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Departments. The benefits of shared expertise, equipment, & staffing all result in a higher level of services for residents & visitors — especially during large-scale events like those that brought THOUSANDS of visitors (& dollars!) to Marathon County this past year. (Click the title for details…)

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United Way of Marathon County :: An Essential Building Block of Prosperity for Us All

Having been involved in Marathon County’s annual United Way campaign for nearly 30 years, Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger invites you to join him in reflecting on how our local United Way has improved our lives and strengthened our community. (Click the title for the full article…)

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SAVE THE DATE: Run to Remember 5K Run / Walk

The inaugural Run to Remember 5K Run / Walk will raise money to create a standing memorial for the victims of the March 22 shootings that impacted a number of families across several Central Wisconsin communities and shook the entire region. (Click the title for race details to volunteer or to run at the event…)

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It’s Official… UWMC to Join with UWSP!

Watch live testimony from Dr. Holly Hassel (UWMC Faculty), David Eckmann (Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce Director), and Brad Karger (Marathon County Administrator), supporting the proposal to restructure (rather than close) campuses to ensure that Marathon County residents will continue to have access to an affordable, high-quality liberal arts education. (Click the title for restructuring details…)

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Marathon County’s Community Conferencing Program :: Trained Volunteers Bringing Victims, Offenders Together

Marathon County District Attorney Theresa Wetzsteon explains how a panel of community volunteers helps this local alternative justice program that emphasizes accountability, making amends, and — if desired — facilitated meetings between victims, offenders, and the community at large. (Click the title for details…)

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On-Site Therapists & Other Supports Implemented in 4 Pilot Schools to Meet Students’ Growing Mental Health Needs

In January 2018, a fourth pilot site — Weston Elementary — will be added to help connect area children and adolescents to needed mental health services. (Click the title for the full story…)

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How to Thank Families Who Open Their Homes & Hearts to Children in Need

Marathon County Department of Social Services would like to thank each and every one of our local foster parents and their families for being an essential piece of the puzzle in our child welfare system — keeping children who are not able to remain in the home of their parents safe and loved. (Click the title to be inspired by our foster care families here in Marathon County…)

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Wausau Noon Optimists :: Helping Youth Develop Optimism as a Philosophy of Life!

Get a peek into one local organization — the Wausau Noon Optimists — who serve over 5,000 youth in the Greater Wausau Area. (Click the title to find out what they do and what other volunteer opportunities await YOU…)

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Help Educate Others & End Domestic Abuse via The Women’s Community #ButterflyEffectChallenge

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Executive Director Jane E. Graham Jennings provides some shocking statistics on the significant impact that violent homes have on children. Download a #ButterflyEffectChallenge Kit to help support The Women’s Community. (Click the title to read more…)

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A Demonstration of Integrity :: Rochelle Monday Saves Small Child from Danger on Grand Ave.

Rochelle Monday couldn’t believe her eyes when she spotted a tiny girl wandering all alone on a busy street with cars speeding by at 35 mph. She decided to stop her car and alert the authorities to help this unaccompanied girl. Could this happen to YOUR child? (Click the title to read more…)

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Jason Knetter Earns Marathon County’s “Person of the Quarter” Award while Working at 45° N x 90° W Geographic Marker

Learn how this 20-year veteran of the Wausau & Marathon County Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department helped a citizen of Poniatowski in need, earning him the distinction of this quarter’s Core Value Role Model–Service for Marathon County. (Click the title for the full story…)

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…)

Get a Front-Row Seat to a Snow Plow Ride-Along in Marathon County

County Board Supervisor Katie Rosenberg hitched a ride to get an inside peek at the folks who drive Marathon County’s big, orange plow trucks. Come along with Katie for a ride down the highway during a good old-fashioned, early morning snowstorm in Central Wisconsin. (Click the title to read more…)

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Marathon County Goes ALL IN for the First-Ever International Ginseng Festival

Did you know that Marathon County is the top ginseng producer in the world — producing 95% of America’s ginseng? It only makes sense that Marathon County would host North America’s first International Ginseng Festival. See how this community-wide event is shaping up. It’s gonna be HUGE! (Click the title to read more…)