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Boost the Local Economy This Holiday Season — Invite Out-of-Town Visitors to the Woodson Art Museum to See 3 Origami Exhibitions

Although admission is always FREE, inviting out-of-town friends and family to join you for a visit to the museum helps the local economy. How?

In 2019, the estimated economic impact of non-local visitors to the Woodson Art Museum was $1,138,496 from day-trip visitors and $1,799,712 from overnight visitors, according to the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s economic-impact values. So, why not give Marathon County the gift of an economic infusion this holiday season by inviting friends and family to Wausau to visit the Woodson Art Museum with you to view their origami exhibitions?

(Click the title to see some of the works on display at the museum . . .)

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6 Adventures to Lure You Outdoors in Marathon County This Winter

Enjoy our Wisconsin winters more with 6 specially picked adventures that are sure to provide you with heaps of winter fun. Try something new, or pick up an outdoor pastime from your childhood.

HOLIDAY HINT: Sylvan Hill Tubing “gift certificate” coupons can be purchased at the Park Office or Sylvan Hill. They make a great last-minute holiday gift idea or stocking stuffer!

(Click the title for details . . .)

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Caring for Someone with Dementia… You Have More Skills to Draw from Than You May Realize

Dementia is the one disease that can be made better or worse by our actions and reactions.

When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, we often see them change. We may doubt ourselves, question their actions, or get upset or frustrated. But this pattern is, and should be, familiar to us. Our whole lives are hallmarked by changes in the brain, and with each change — from early on to later in life — we adjust, adapt, and continue to help our loved ones grow.

We invite you to read this short article which offers a fresh perspective on caring for someone with dementia. (Click the title for details…)

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School-Based Mental Health Counseling Is Working in Marathon County

During the 2nd year of providing mental health counseling services in Marathon County public schools, over 500 students received onsite counseling in school. According to a new impact report, students who utilized the new counseling services feel that they are helping to improve their mental well-being.

Read the report and learn about participating schools, mental health providers, and supporting community organizations in the full article. (Click the title for details…)

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The Library Hours, They Are A-Changin’…

Starting January 12, 2020, Marathon County Public Library Headquarters in Wausau and its 8 area branches will operate under a new set of hours.

During the workweek, some locations will be open a few hours less, some will be open a few hours more — and on weekends, all 9 locations will now be open on Saturdays and closed on Sundays. (Click the title for details…)

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Adoptable Senior Pets :: Searching for a Home in Marathon County for Their Golden Years

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. There’s still time to head to the Humane Society of Marathon County to check out their current senior guests awaiting a home.

Think of the GRATITUDE a senior dog or cat would show you this Thanksgiving season if you adopted one of them!

See several of the adorable senior pets (like Samuel & Miley shown above) needing homes in Marathon County right now, and learn a bit about the adoption process (including a special Senior for Seniors discount program) in the full article. (Click the title for details…)

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Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) Welcomes Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transportation

In October, the Central Wisconsin Joint Airport Board signed a long-term agreement to locate Spirit’s air medical transportations services at CWA in Mosinee. With this move, Spirit serves our region and beyond with 2 helicopters, 5 ground bases with 12 ambulances and intercept SUVs, and 1 fixed wing airplane.

Spirit comes to CWA with a highly trained crew consisting of first responders, nurses, pilots, and mechanics. The operation will be staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Construction of the nearly 75,000-square-foot hangar will begin in November, and Spirit management anticipates that the new facility will be fully operational in August of 2020. (Click the title for the full story…)

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Exploring the Proposed 2020–2024 Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) for Marathon County Parks & Forests

The Marathon County Park System will celebrate its 100-year anniversary in 2020!

This anniversary celebration provides a great backdrop to update the County’s Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP), which will help guide the maintenance, planning, and development of the park system for the next 5 years (2020–2024) while also aligning Marathon County with state and regional initiatives to promote outdoor recreation.

The County Board will consider the latest draft of the CORP at their December meeting, so it’s not too late for your voice to be heard. (Click the title for details . . .)

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Local Cultural Festivals Strengthen Our Sense of Community

From the 1st annual County Fair in 1868 (which opened with a speech given in German celebrating Marathon County farmers for their “patient toil”) to the annual Diwali “Festival of Lights” events in Rothschild, the Hmong New Year celebrations in Weston, and many more — our local cultural festivals aim to bring people together from all across Marathon County. These events often help us better appreciate our differences, learn new things, challenge some previously held assumptions, and get to know our neighbors better.

See photos and video from some of our most recent cultural festivals and learn about a brand-new cultural festival in store for January 2020 in the full article. (Click the title for details…)