Welcome to the County’s New Mobile-Friendly Newsletter!

With a fresh, new year comes a fresh, new look for the county’s newsletter: Wisconsin Central Time NEWS.

We hope you enjoy our new, mobile-friendly format. Now you can read about relevant county happenings right from your phone, tablet, or PC (with no more PDFs to download).

As part of our mission to build community and to be transparent and accountable to you—the taxpayer—Marathon County leadership brings you Wisconsin Central Time NEWS.

Each month, our Editorial Board will share stories and special updates on county-related projects, happenings, decisions, awards, and more. Got a topic you’d like us to cover? Email our Editorial Board with your ideas. 

Respectfully yours,


Brad Karger
Marathon County Administrator

Website  |  Email  |  715.261.1400  |  Marathon County Courthouse, 500 Forest Street, Wausau, WI 54403

Brad Karger - Marathon County AdministratorBrad Karger

Marathon County Administrator

Brad Karger is the Marathon County Administrator. In this role, he leads an organization with 700+ employees and an annual budget of more than $170 million. Brad has been in leadership positions with Marathon County for the past 29 years. He is known statewide for generating innovative ideas and solutions to problems, openness and transparency, and a commitment to community service that extends well beyond the normal workday. Email Brad Karger

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Wisconsin Central Time News iconWisconsin Central Time NEWS brings you timely articles, updates, and events related to Marathon County government. Learn what county leaders, officials, and staff are doing to make Marathon County a great place to work, play, live, and do business.

Please email our Editorial Board with your comments, suggestions, and article ideas.

meetingWe invite you to attend a County Board meeting.

County Board meetings are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and typically take place in the Assembly Room of the Marathon County Courthouse. The Board meets twice a month—with the informational meeting on a Thursday evening, and the voting meeting on a Tuesday afternoon.

As part of our mission to build community and to be transparent and accountable to you—the taxpayer—we invite you to attend.

Meeting agendas, details, and video links can be found on the county’s website: www.co.marathon.wi.us.

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Watch insightful employee Workstories videos, view county-level employment opportunities, and learn how you can make a difference in our community at the Marathon County Employee Resources webpage.