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“I’m Glad You Asked . . .” The Top-5 Questions People Ask About Marathon County 4-H

4-H Program Coordinator Kaitlyn Bernarde answers your questions about what 4-H is, how it’s evolved, which local leaders and national public figures were in 4-H, and more in this month’s installment of “I’m Glad You Asked…”

Did you know that 4-H members are 5 times more likely to graduate from college? Read about the benefits, history, purpose, and new offerings — including a teen-based Digital Ambassadors program — of Marathon County 4-H. (Click the title for details…)

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Paid Time Off for Marathon County Government Staff to Volunteer?

Marathon County Government will soon be considering a new employment policy that will allow its 700 County employees 1 paid day (8 hours) off per year to volunteer at an approved non-profit agency.

Local administrators recognize current workforce challenges and are looking for additional ways to help their staff find meaning in their work.

The proposal will be discussed at the County’s Human Resources, Finance, and Property Committee at their October 14 meeting. The public is invited to weigh in and/or attend the meeting. (Click the title for details…)

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Book Lovers Unite! Attend the 2019 Central WI Book Festival Sept. 23–29

Literature fans, get ready . . . The 3rd annual Central Wisconsin Book Festival takes place throughout Wausau with author readings, panel discussions, and workshops covering fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and graphic novels.

Thanks to generous community support, all of the nearly 20 events are FREE! See what’s on the docket in the full article . . . (Click the title for details…)

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United Way of Marathon County :: Your Hub for Volunteer Opportunities at Nearly 100 Local Agencies in Need

United Way of Marathon County has the staff and online tools to help you choose from countless volunteer opportunities at nearly 100 local agencies in need to find one that is just right for you or your volunteer group of any size. (Click the title for details…)

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October 14, 2019, Is “Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Marathon County” :: Come Celebrate & Learn at a Pair of Upcoming Community Events

In May, the Marathon County Board declared the 2nd Monday in October as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Marathon County” and encouraged residents to learn more about the history of Indigenous People and to celebrate their culture.

Join the Marathon County Board at its October 17 Informational Meeting for a special presentation on Indigenous People by Professor Brett Barker. (Or view the recorded video on the Marathon County Board Meetings YouTube channel).

You’re also invited to attend a powwow at the Wausau West Field House on October 12 and 13, 2019. There will be food, music, crafts, dance, and a history of Indigenous People in Wisconsin. Admission is free and the public is invited. (Click the title for details…)

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Blazing Trails :: Marathon County’s ATV/UTV Opportunities

In Marathon County, there are 2 unique trails open for public ATV/UTV use:
(1) Burma Road County Forest Unit & ATV Trail and (2) Edgar–Fenwood Trail.

ATV/UTV trails are OPEN between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. through September 30. (So you gotta hurry to get in some fall riding time before the trails close to ATV/UTV traffic in October and November for hunting season.)

Learn about ATV/UTV registration, the Mid Wisconsin ATV Trail Blazers Club, & more. (Click the title for details)

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The Many Ways That Marathon County Works to Keep YOU Safe & Secure

County Administrator Brad Karger reflects on the back-to-back August shootings and how local staff and officials are working to ensure public safety in Marathon County.

Learn about suicide prevention measures, veteran supports, active shooter training for government employees, cybersecurity updates, a specially trained crisis response team, onsite school-based trauma therapists, and more in the full article. (Click the title for details…)

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“I’m Glad You Asked . . .” The Top-5 Questions People Ask the Marathon County Register of Deeds Office

Register of Deeds Dean Stratz answers your questions about obtaining birth certificates, changing your name, removing a spouse’s name from a deed, and more in this month’s installment of “I’m Glad You Asked.”

Learn about important vital and real estate records at the Marathon County Register of Deeds Office in the full article. (Click the title for details…)

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County Clerk Nan Kottke :: Wearing Her Heart on Her Sleeve & Her Soul in Her Smile for 40 Years

County Board Supervisor Katie Rosenberg talks with Nan Kottke about her 48-year career in the County Clerk’s Office.

The interview reads like a movie script, what with Nan working her way up from the mail room as a teenager to a well-respected elected official.

Nan’s last day on the job will be Friday, September 13, 2019. Learn more about Nan and her hopes for the person who takes over as your next Marathon County Clerk in the full article. (Click the title for details . . .)

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North Central Health Care Is — Quite Literally — Building the Future of Mental & Behavioral Health, Aquatic Therapy, & Skilled Nursing Care in Central Wisconsin

Together, North Central Health Care & Marathon County Government are embarking on $73 million in campus renovations, along with several program changes and additions. Highlights include constructing a $6 million Aquatic Therapy Pool and a 4-story Skilled Nursing Tower; transitioning NCHC’s Birth to 3 Program to Marathon County Special Education; and NCHC taking over management of Pine Crest Nursing Home in Merrill, as well as beginning to provide developmental disability services in Lincoln County. Get the details on NCHC’s renovations and service transitions in the full article. (Click the title for details . . .)