Marathon County Board Supervisor Yee Leng is a 25-year-old man who has dedicated himself to bringing Hmong voices to the table in local government in Marathon County not merely as token committee members, but as fully participating members of a policy board.
Residents of Hmong descent make up roughly 5% of Marathon County’s population. But up until recently, our elected bodies haven’t reflected that diversity. Yee Leng Xiong is working to change that.
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County Board Supervisor Katie Rosenberg talks with Nan Kottke about her 48-year career in the County Clerk’s Office.
The interview reads like a movie script, what with Nan working her way up from the mail room as a teenager to a well-respected elected official.
Nan’s last day on the job will be Friday, September 13, 2019. Learn more about Nan and her hopes for the person who takes over as your next Marathon County Clerk in the full article. (Click the title for details . . .)
From her hopes for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau to the initiation of what she touts as “people-focused policies,” Marathon County Board Supervisor Ka Lo is pushing to make changes for the better in Marathon Country. Her fresh perspectives, her bold stances, and her understanding of the rewards of hard work are truly inspiring.
Learn more about Supervisor Lo, her family’s harrowing journey from Laos to America, her love for the community, and her goals for the future in the full article. (Click the title to read more…)
Born in Edgar, Romey Wagner grew up in a family of 15. He enlisted in the Marines right out of high school and was sent to Vietnam. That would prove to be just the start of Romey’s path of service to others.
Whether he’s assisting business startups here in Marathon County at the Entrepreneurial and Education Center or drilling wells to help bring clean water to people in Kenya, Romey Wagner is an uplifter on a mission to help others. (Click the title to read more…)
Come see The World According to Federico Uribe exhibition at the Woodson Art Museum through August 26, 2018. The Miami-based artist created a large-scale, walk-in environment that must be seen in real life to fully appreciate. (Click the title to read more…)
The Rarely Seen exhibition at the Woodson Art Museum features stunning National Geographic images shot by some of the world’s finest photographers of seldom-seen places, events, & natural phenomena — including a photo of an ice cave in Wisconsin! (Click the title to read more…)
Invite quilt enthusiasts & woodworkers to Marathon County to visit the Woodson Art Museum during the Quilts & Wood exhibitions — perfect for couples’ long weekends, girls’ getaways, family reunions, & mother–daughter retreats. Both remain on view through February 25, 2018. (Click the title to view the full article for videos & photos of these beautiful exhibitions…)
Join in the community celebration to recognize the winning team & museum at an upcoming block party. Plus, find out when StoryCorps is coming to the museum to record audio of local stories for the Library of Congress. (Click the title to read more…)