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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.)

Local Farm Tours Highlight Innovations & New Products in Marathon County’s Agriculture Industry

Local farmers are branching out to offer new products and provide new services to maximize profits and tap into their interests and entrepreneurial spirit. Watch footage from this year’s farm tours to see what local ag offerings you’ll want to treat yourself to now that you’re in the know! (Click the title for details…)

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Consider the Source… Who’s YOUR Source of Local News in Marathon County?

With the diminishment of traditional media in Marathon County, Administrator Brad Karger asks the question: How should government officials relay public information nowadays? See if you agree with the administrator’s support of the free press to ask questions, analyze data, share information, and guide discourse on public policy issues. (Click the title to learn more.)

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Let’s See If We Can Work This Out :: Civil Court Mediation

See some of the newly trained volunteer mediators who are stepping in and stepping up in Marathon County to help resolve civil disputes without the need for attorneys. The program is working out so well that the Wausau Police Department is considering expanding the volunteer mediation program to assist their officers as well. (Click the title to learn more…)

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Fostering Civic Engagement in Wausau — One Meeting at a Time

In this fast-paced online world of communicating via screens, two local elected officials slow things down IRL (in real life) to meet face-to-face and really listen to their neighbors’ concerns. Share your thoughts — and a cookie! – with County Board Supervisor Katie Rosenberg and City Alder Patrick Peckham at their next community engagement listening session. Get the scoop on how these gatherings started and find out when and where the next one will be. (Click the title to read more…)