Let’s all use the upcoming Work Zone Awareness Week to remind ourselves to be considerate of our Marathon County Highway Department staff out on the roads working to serve YOU.
Please “give ’em a brake” and SLOW DOWN in work zones. Get tips for staying safe, avoiding doubled fines, and more. (Click the title for details…)
Did you know that in Wisconsin — unlike in all other states — federal and state highways are maintained by each county? That means the Marathon County Highway Department plows 874 miles of state and federal highways — in addition to plowing 600 miles of county roads! County Administrator Brad Karger and Highway Commissioner James Griesbach offer some handy tips and reminders for staying safe on the roads when you’re behind a snowplow this winter. (Click the title for details…)
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…)
Ever wonder what it’s like being a law enforcement officer? Be part of the next Citizen’s Academy and drive a squad car, dust for fingerprints, operate firearms used by Marathon County law enforcement, and much more. Hurry…spots fill quickly! (Click title to read more…)