UW-Extension Aims to Improve Digital Connectivity in Rural Marathon County

Extension Marathon County hired Community Development Educator Melinda Osterberg and started a 4-H Digital Ambassador program (in partnership with Microsoft) with the aim of training 4-H teens to lead digital literacy classes to help people in rural areas learn to use digital technologies.

If you know a teen interested in becoming a Digital Ambassador — or would like to sign up to have 4-H Tech Changemakers lead a technology-related class near you — Extension Marathon County 4-H wants to hear from you! (Click the title for details…)

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Sharing the Road with Snowplows :: Please Be Patient with Our Plow Crews

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…)

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Read, Learn, Listen, & Play :: “Build a Better World” During the MCPL Summer Library Program!

See highlights of action-packed summer programming for all ages at the 9 area Marathon County Public Library locations. (Click the title for details…)

Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy Invites YOU to “The Law Enforcement Experience” This Spring

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…)