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Goin’ Green in Marathon County

North Central Health Care, Marathon County Health Department, and Bridge Community Health Clinic are partnering together on several projects for a healthier — and greener — Marathon County.

Read about these local initiatives to compost, replace Styrofoam containers, swap out plastic straws for a greener alternative, and more. (Click the title for details.)

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Marathon County Government Leaders to Participate in Learning about Why Race Matters

A group of leaders from Marathon County Government will participate in a Learning Community to discuss how to achieve racial equity in our communities. Leadership recognizes that it’s important to learn how to speak honestly and respectfully with minority-group employees and residents about our community’s shared racial history. (Click the title to read more…)

How Marathon County Is Helping Protect Its Staff from Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS)

Marathon County Government leaders have taken an active role in educating and supporting staff on the topic of Secondary Traumatic Stress in an effort to help protect the physical and mental health of employees most at risk for developing STS. Marathon County leadership is open to sharing its STS information, policies, and educational materials with individuals and employers. (Click the title to read more…)

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“I’m Glad You Asked . . .” The Top-5 Questions People Ask the Marathon County CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION BOARD

Dr. Kelly Kapitz, Director of Special Education, provides insights into the top-5 questions people ask the Marathon County Children with Disabilities Education Board, which employs over 100 staff members who provide education and support to over 450 students in 6 rural schools: Abbotsford, Athens, Edgar, Marathon, Rosholt, and Spencer. (Click the title for details…)

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Lead Librarian Closes a Chapter at Marathon County Public Library

From delivering library materials via bookmobile to patrons on horseback, to poring through dusty reference materials, to reading stories & doing crafts with THOUSANDS of children, Sharyn Heili experienced the gamut during her 44 years with the Marathon County Public Library. Take a stroll down memory lane with librarian Sharyn Heili 1 week after her recent retirement. It’ll truly make you appreciate the amazing people and resources we have in our local library system — both then and now. (Click the title for details…)

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Have Some WINTER FUN with Indoor Hockey, Ice-Skating, & Skate Rentals — All at Marathon Park Ice Arena!

Head to the indoor Marathon Park Ice Arena for a variety of public-skating hours Monday–Friday & Sundays. Plus, they have figure & hockey skates available for rent at just $3 per session. 

Not a skater? Get tickets to watch an exciting Wausau RiverWolves hockey game at the arena instead! (Click the title for details on the Marathon Park Ice Arena…)

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Martin Luther King “Day On” – 2019

Marathon County Government employees came together during the 2nd annual MLK “Day On” to celebrate the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to learn how to serve the residents of Marathon County better.

County Administrator Brad Karger shares highlights of the in-service day attended by over 400 County Government workers, as well as some insights gleaned from an Inclusivity Audit conducted with Marathon County staff. (Click the title for details…)

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Explore, Enrich, & Escape Into the World of Continuing Education at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau

With classes for all ages and interests, UWSP campuses have workshops and sessions including everything from Wizarding Academy to Understanding Emotional Intelligence, from Wisconsin and the Civil War to Nature Journaling, from ACT Prep to the Music of Italy and Spain. Get info on the upcoming Spring continuing education catalog available in January 2019. (Click the title for details.)

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Another Public Library FREEBIE :: Computer Use & Wi-Fi

Get the lowdown on the ins & outs of using computers, printers, and Wi-Fi at Marathon County Public Libraries. 

Plus, get a peek at the library’s special programming for families over the HOLIDAY BREAK. You won’t want to miss Family Film Friday, the New Year’s Eve Toddler Dance Party, The Magic of Dr. Seuss by Magic Bob, and much more! (Click the title for details…)

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Wrap Holiday Plans Around Woodson Art Museum Visits :: Victor Vasarely’s Optical Illusions & Special Op Art / Visual Perception Programming

View eye-popping optical illusions at the always-free Woodson Art Museum, now featuring the work of the world-renowned father of the Op Art movement, Victor Vasarely. Op Art–infused special programming, games, puzzles, and more will thrill the entire family — there’s something for every age to enjoy! (Click the title to read more…)