Grab your costume and have some fun at the 2nd annual Haunted Train Ride at Marathon Park in Wausau! One day only… You won’t want to miss it. We’ve added an evening run for ages 7 and over. See the full story for registration details. (Click the title for details…)
The Metallic Mining Ordinance Team acted swiftly to protect Marathon County residents and public resources from the impact of mining in Marathon County via a new ordinance. In doing so, the team earned a special County recognition as “Team of the Year” for 2018.
Learn about this team’s quick thinking in establishing some parameters in response to outside interest in mining gold found in the town of Easton near the Eau Claire Dells. (Click the title to learn more.)
Marathon County will “hit the Pause button” on its Uniform Addressing project in November, when snow and frozen ground will prohibit crews from installing any more street and address signposts. Workers will begin installing signs again in spring 2019.
Read on for info on voter ID, project updates, a children’s “My Home Address” practice worksheet, and which municipalities are scheduled to get new addresses yet in 2018 and which will wait till 2019. (Click the title to read the full story.)
North Central Health Care (NCHC) achieved the Gold Seal of Approval for its commitment to providing safe and effective care. As NCHC has evolved to meet the needs of our community, it has remained steady in its person-centered, outcome-focused approach to ensuring that each individual receives customized, innovative care designed around his or her challenges.
Get the details on this local healthcare center’s latest distinction . . . (Click the title for details.)
Avian-themed artworks by more than 100 worldwide artists comprise the 43rd annual Birds in Art exhibition, on view through November 25, 2018, at the Woodson Art Museum. View artwork images, learn about the museum’s interactive family Art Park, and more in the full article. (Click the title to read more…)
United Way RSVP of Marathon County is a FREE program that helps adults 55+ easily connect with the right volunteer opportunity. RSVP members can choose from volunteer placements at nearly 40 nonprofit agencies across Marathon County on a schedule that fits their lifestyle and interests. (Click the title for details…)
Take a visual tour of some of the highlights of this year’s 4-H exhibits at the 150th Wisconsin Valley Fair. A whopping 725 youth displayed over 11,000 exhibits at Marathon Park that they worked on throughout the year. Marathon County can send 35 projects from this year’s county fair to compete at the 2019 Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, WI. (Click the title for details…)
Learn about familiar (and new) kayak and boat launches, fishing piers, and boat/trailer storage facilities in and around the area — all maintained by the Wausau & Marathon County Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department. See how Marathon County helps get you ON THE WATER! (Click the title for details…)
The 2nd annual Central Wisconsin Book Festival will offer nearly 20 events over 4 days: September 27–30, 2018. And it’s all FREE! (Click the title for details…)
As University of Wisconsin–Marathon County transitions to become UW-Stevens Point at Wausau, it brings along new opportunities for students to earn baccalaureate and graduate degrees and to provide the region with broadened options for lifetime learning and professional development. (Click the title for details…)