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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…)

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Try Nighttime Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing on the Lighted Trails at Marathon County’s Nine-Mile Forest

With so little snow so far this winter, be sure to check the Park Department’s Facebook page or website for updates on trail conditions if you plan on heading to Nine-Mile for some winter fun. Once we get enough snow, try the lighted cross-country trails or the looped snowshoe trail. Get the details on trail maps, the reservable chalet, trail passes, and equipment rentals in the full story. (Click the title for details…)

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5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About The Salvation Army & Its Red Kettle Campaign in Marathon County

Did you know The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian church? Or why it uses red kettles to collect donations? Your heart will truly be warmed by taking a moment to learn 5 things we bet you didn’t know about The Salvation Army.   (Click the title to learn more.)

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Sheriff’s Office Leads 1st Annual “Shop With a Cop” Initiative

In December 2018, 50 children in need from across Marathon County participated in the 1st annual Shop with a Cop event. Employees from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office shopped with the children and selected a special toy or gift for each child and then shopped for basic necessities for the child’s family. Go on a visual stroll through the aisles with some uplifting kid-cop pairs, and find out how to support this brand-new holiday initiative. (Click the title for details.)

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The Marathon County Literacy Council :: Helping Others Obtain the Power of Reading

The Marathon County Literacy Council (McLit) has helped dozens of people improve reading, writing, and math skills, better comprehend English, and much more! Attend their ribbon-cutting on November 27, 2018, for the Grand Opening of their newest Literacy Education Center, located on the second floor of The Salvation Army. Find out more about what McLit does and how you might be able to help in the full article. (Click the title for details…)

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Marathon County Officials & Staff Go on a County Parks Tour

To better appreciate the scale, amenities, and beauty of some of our local public lands, staff and members of the Wausau City Council and the Marathon County Board went on a guided tour of the Eastbay Sports Complex, Mission Lake Park, Big Eau Pleine Park, and Nine-Mile County Forest Recreation Area. See some of what they learned on their fall tour in the full article . . . (Click the title for details…)

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Our THANKS to Linda Standiford & Jacky Luetschwager :: 4-H Volunteers Leading Youth in Hands-On Community Service Projects

With 30 4-H clubs in Marathon County, there’s no shortage of ways for youth to get involved in area community service projects as a way to GIVE BACK. Meet two devoted volunteer 4-H leaders: Linda Standiford & Jacky Luetschwager. See how they involved area youth in some great projects to meet the needs of community members in and around Marathon County. (Click the title for details…)

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The President Comes to Marathon County

We owe our DEEP GRATITUDE to the many agency staff and volunteers who worked to ensure public safety at the October presidential event, including those from the U.S. Secret Service, WI State Patrol, Marathon County Emergency Management, Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, & Central Wisconsin Airport, to name just a few. Learn the “behind the scenes” details of this presidential visit in the full article. (Click the title for more…)