Since 1945, the month of October has been designated as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Discover ways this often overlooked workforce pool can positive contribute to our community and help businesses meet their talent needs. (Click title to read article…)
The 2023 Marathon County Budget :: Investments in Our People, Our Infrastructure, and Opportunities for Innovation, while Mitigating Future Financial Risk
The most important decision the County Board makes each year is approving the County Budget which identifies our priorities and provides direction on the work to be completed in the next year. In this article, Administrator Leonhard previews the proposed 2023 County Budget, opportunities for you to engage in the process, and how this funding plan will contribute towards our goal of becoming the healthiest, safest, and most prosperous county in Wisconsin. (Click title to read article…)
Self-Care :: It’s All About You!
Self-care is a vital foundation of your health. Learn about the programs, agencies, businesses and groups in Marathon County that offer ways in which you can improve your knowledge of your mental and physical health to promote self-care. (Click title to read full article…)
The Childcare Crisis :: Marathon County’s Collaborative Approach to Tackling Local Challenges
Over the past few years, Marathon County lost more than half of its regulated childcare providers. With the current demand for childcare for outweighing the supply, community partners are coming together in search of a creative solution. Discover how the $75,000 Dream Up! Grant is a game changer in developing a strategic plan to address ongoing childcare challenges facing the county. (Click title to read full article…)
Library’s Homebound Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary
The Marathon County Public Library’s homebound outreach program, which provides home delivery option to library patrons who can’t access materials in any other way, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Discover how this program, run by volunteers, helps ensure all Marathon County residents have equal and open access to information. (Click title to read full article…).
A Look at Chris Holman & His Role as Marathon County’s Deputy County Administrator
Meet Chris Holman, Marathon County’s new Deputy County Administrator. Read the article to learn more about his role, his passion for local government, and what he enjoys about working for Marathon County. (Click title to read full article…)
Community Partners Support Mental Health in Children
While National Mental Health Awareness Month may have origins dating back to the late 1800s, its mission today remains unchanged. Learn about the mental health challenges facing today’s youth, and what steps our community is taking to address them. (Click title to read full article…)
May is Foster Care Awareness Month :: Honoring Marathon County Foster Families
In recognition of Foster Care Awareness Month, we’d like to honor the foster families who provide care for many children in Marathon County and highlight the need for additional foster families. Whether its serving as a foster parent, respite provider, or community volunteer, learn about ways you can help support children and families in Marathon County. (Click title to read article…)
Connecting Marathon County :: An Update on Broadband Efforts
For many of us, the internet plays an important role in our daily lives. The increase in remote work, online learning, and telehealth services with the onset of the pandemic underscored the need for broadband expansion not only in Marathon County, but across the United States. Learn about the history of broadband expansion in Marathon County and the ongoing efforts of the Broadband Task Force. (Click title to read article…)
Outdoor Story Times Are Coming To A Library Near You!
Beginning this Spring, several Marathon County Public Library locations will once again host story times for families to enjoy…only outside! Check out the article to learn more about story time locations, what you should bring with you if you plan to attend, and where you can find the most up-to-date story time schedule. (Click title to read article…)