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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…)

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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Curiosity, Camaraderie Keeps Library Friends Coming Back

Some volunteers with the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library have more than 20 years of service to the library. (Click the title to find out when their special blowout sale —
and first sale in their new space — will be and to learn how to become a Friend of the Library volunteer…)