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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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Paving the Road to Home :: A Marathon County Highway Department Ride-Along

Go on a visual tour with County Board Supervisor Katie Rosenberg as she hitches a ride down County Road S to witness our award-winning Highway Department crews in action paving our local roads. The Marathon County Highway Department maintains over 600 miles of County trunk highways and an additional 874 lane miles of State and Federal highways. Join Katie atop a paver rig on a day when crews laid down about 4,000 tons of asphalt! (Click the title to read more…)

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Town of Holton’s Hemingway :: Richard Gumz

After County Board Supervisor Katie Rosenberg spent a day on the farm of fellow Board Supervisor Richard Gumz, she gleaned 4 tips he taught her for embracing both public and farm life. Take a visual tour on a beautiful August day in Holton, Wisconsin, as you go behind the scenes of the Gumz family farm and get a glimpse into who Richard Gumz is — outside of the County Board meeting room. (Click the title to read 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…)

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After Working 40 Years in the Marathon County Clerk’s Office, Kathy Kainz Reflects on Some Career Highlights

On June 20, 2018, Kathy Kainz retired after serving the Marathon County’s Clerk’s Office for four decades. This dedicated public servant looks back on how the office has changed over the years — and the new adventures that await. (Click the title to read more…)

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How Paul Hsu’s Desire to Help Sprouted an International Business Deeply Rooted in Marathon County

Paul Hsu’s desire to help others & his entrepreneurial spirit “took root” in the form of ginseng farming in Marathon County, harvesting around 1 million pounds a year! See Hsu’s inspirational story of how he got to where he is today… (Click the title to read more…)