Breaking Down Barriers :: Hiring Individuals with Disabilities Makes Good Business Sense

With an unemployment rate near a record low, employers across Marathon County are struggling to recruit and retain workers for their businesses. Discover how expanding your hiring practices to include individuals with disabilities can positively impact your business and help you fill open positions. Plus, learn about local resources available to support you in the move towards a more inclusive work environment. (Click title to read full story…)

The 2022 Budget :: Maintaining Services While Investing in Our People, Our Infrastructure, and Opportunities for Innovation

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. Take a look as Administrator Leonhard previews the proposed 2022 County Budget and how this funding plan will help make Marathon County a preferred place to live, work, visit, and do business. (Click title to read article….)

Mental Illness Awareness Week – October 3-9, 2021 :: Join the Conversation and Help End the Stigma

Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. Each year during the first week of October, people from across the county join together to raise awareness of mental health illness, fight discrimination and provide support during Mental Illness Awareness Week. Join the conversation and let’s help end the stigma around mental health in our community.

Learn more about the mental and behavioral resources available to you and your family right here in Marathon County through North Central Health Care. (Click title for details).

Big Things, Little Things :: No Such Thing As Zero Waste

Over the past few months Wausau residents and visitors alike have watched the deconstruction and demolition of the Wausau mall. Not only was there angst about the demise of this city center landmark, but also what some thought was a waste of resources. Find out how much of the mall was recycled and how much actually ended up in a landfill. (Click title for details).

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153rd Annual Wisconsin Valley Fair Returns to Marathon Park (Aug. 3–8, 2021)

Come see this year’s musical acts in the grandstands, take in a rodeo and demolition derby, try out some of our new food vendors, participate in the new Riding Class as part of the Draft Horse Show, and much more!

There’s still time to get involved in the 2021 Fair, too! Bring in items to be judged against other members of the public ranging from Poultry and Rabbits to Vegetables and Photography. Enter the apple-pie baking contest or the Fairest of the Fair’s coloring contest. (Click the title for details…)