How Marathon County Is Helping Protect Its Staff from Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS)

Marathon County Government leaders have taken an active role in educating and supporting staff on the topic of Secondary Traumatic Stress in an effort to help protect the physical and mental health of employees most at risk for developing STS. Marathon County leadership is open to sharing its STS information, policies, and educational materials with individuals and employers. (Click the title to read more…)

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Martin Luther King “Day On” – 2019

Marathon County Government employees came together during the 2nd annual MLK “Day On” to celebrate the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to learn how to serve the residents of Marathon County better.

County Administrator Brad Karger shares highlights of the in-service day attended by over 400 County Government workers, as well as some insights gleaned from an Inclusivity Audit conducted with Marathon County staff. (Click the title for details…)

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Adopting a New Mindset :: Government Expenditures = Community Investments in Health, Safety, & Prosperity

Marathon County’s overarching goal is: To be the safest, healthiest, and most prosperous county in Wisconsin. That’s a BIG GOAL. County Administrator Brad Karger suggests our goal can’t be achieved, though, with a mindset focused on scarcity. To be successful, he believes we need to adopt an investment mindset — viewing government expenditures as “community investments.”

Read about County government’s move toward priority based budgeting. (Click the title for details…)

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“I’m Glad You Asked . . .” The Top-5 Questions People Ask the Marathon County ADMINISTRATOR

To further enhance Marathon County’s transparency, we’re introducing a new series we’re calling “I’m Glad You Asked…” in which a different County-level entity each month will highlight the top-5 questions Marathon County leaders and staff get asked by the public. 

Brad Karger kicks off the series, providing insights on the top-5 questions people ask him as the Marathon County Administrator. (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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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…)

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Marathon County Aims to Draw Olympic Hopefuls With a New Multipurpose Sports & Event Center

With several successes already racked up in its Sports Tourism portfolio, Marathon County now hopes to take things to the next level with a brand-new sports complex that could possibly become an Olympic Training Center for hockey, ice competitions, and more! (Click the title to learn more.)

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What are we THANKFUL for in Marathon County?

We asked several local community leaders — plus our Editorial Board — to share what they’re grateful for in 2018 and what they’re looking forward to in 2019. Their answers run the gamut from A to Z… Awe-inspiring to zany! (Click the title to learn more.)

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5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Hmong People in Marathon County

With Hmong New Year celebrations coming up in November, Dr. Maysee Yang Herr and Brad Karger provide a “crash course” to help you learn a bit about Hmong language, clans, food, traditions, and history. Plus, get a sneak peek at Dr. Herr’s brand-new book series for children and adults wishing to learn more about how to speak and read Hmong (in both the green and white dialects). (Click the title to learn more.)

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There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills :: Marathon County’s Metallic Mining Ordinance Team Honored

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.)