County Administrator Brad Karger reflects on the back-to-back August shootings and how local staff and officials are working to ensure public safety in Marathon County.
Learn about suicide prevention measures, veteran supports, active shooter training for government employees, cybersecurity updates, a specially trained crisis response team, onsite school-based trauma therapists, and more in the full article. (Click the title for details…)
County Administrator Brad Karger explains the June Pride resolution, as well as the July reconsideration vote.
The most significant takeaway? The majority of Supervisors still voted to declare June as Pride Month in Marathon County, thus educational sessions and assessments with regard to the County’s fair treatment of all residents and employees will go on as directed in the resolution that passed in June, and June will remain “Pride Month” in Marathon County. (Click the title for details…)
Wisconsin Judicare’s program works with the Marathon County court system to provide FREE mediation services (by trained volunteers) to citizens in a variety of civil cases, helping to free up our already overloaded courts.
Marathon County’s mediation program has already had national recognition in a Harvard Law & Policy Review article, and the success of the program in its first year has led to a planned expansion to mediate over 400 cases in its second year.
Learn more about the financial, emotional, and other benefits of this community program — and how to register for an upcoming volunteer mediator training session — in the full article. (Click the title for details…)
Our existing broadband access is bad for business in Marathon County. Not all businesses and residents in Marathon County have access to reliable, high-speed internet — and that puts us at a disadvantage attracting businesses and recruiting talented people to live and work here.
Area farmers and rural teachers find it especially hard to do their jobs without reliable wireless internet. Marathon County Government was tasked with hiring a consulting firm that specializes in assisting communities with broadband expansion to help us create an action plan. Read on to learn more about this project and what’s being done to help area farmers and teachers in the meantime. (Click the title for details…)
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…)
See who won the Outstanding Young Farmer Award, the Friend of Agriculture Award, and which farms marked 100 years of continuous family ownership in 2017. (Click the title for details…)
Did you know that Marathon County is the top ginseng producer in the world — producing 95% of America’s ginseng? It only makes sense that Marathon County would host North America’s first International Ginseng Festival. See how this community-wide event is shaping up. It’s gonna be HUGE! (Click the title to read more…)
Why do farmers leave a few rows of cornstalks standing in a field? If you said it helps farmers measure their yield for crop insurance purposes, you’re half-right. But there’s also a safety reason. Learn how Marathon County is partnering with local farmers to keep you safer. (Click title to read more…)
See how the CPZ and area farmers are working together in creative new ways to reduce phosphorous levels in our local watersheds. (Click title to read more…)