Marathon County Supervisors Pass COVID-19 Resolution
WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) — The Marathon County Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution against further COVID-19-related mandates or lockdowns from the state. District 29 Supervisor Chris Dickenson said he’s supporting the measure because he doesn’t want to see someone be forced to get tested or be sent home from work just for coming into the office while they are somewhat ill. “There should be no requirement for them to have forced testing, [forced to] mask, or forced isolation in their home.”
I-39 ramp closures at Bus. Hwy. 51 in Marathon County start Tuesday
The I-39 north and southbound ramp bridges over Bus. Hwy. 51 in Marathon County will be closed beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26. The ramps are expected to be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Work is expected to be completed Thursday, Sept. 28. Detours will be set up and are...
Bus crash injures some students in central Wisconsin
About 20 students were on a school bus in Rib Mountain when it went off the road Monday morning as students claim the driver passed out. According to a Wausau School District email to parents, it said the crash "left some Rib Mountain Elementary students injured." Several State Patrol units,...
I-39 ramp bridges over BUS 51 to be closed Sept. 26-28
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The I-39 north and southbound ramp bridges over BUS 51 in Marathon County will be closed beginning Sept. 26 as crews perform overlay repairs on the bridge during the closure. The construction will begin Tuesday and go until Thursday, Sept. 28 from 6 a.m. to 4...
Wausau, United Way seeks partners for emergency shelter in extreme weather
City leaders and affordable housing advocates are seeking partners and support to ensure all Wausau residents have access to a safe place to sleep during extreme weather. The Marathon County Housing Task Force will hold an informational session set for 5 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Community Partners Campus in Wausau, according to a statement issued last week. The session will discuss Community on Call, a program that aims to provide temporary shelter during extreme weather conditions. Community organizations, churches, nonprofits, businesses and individuals interested and committed to helping facilitate such an initiative are urged to come forward.
Marathon County volunteer opportunities: Week of Sept. 25
Find More Donation + Volunteer Opportunities. Go to the United Way Volunteer Connection volunteer website at unitedwaymc.galaxydigital.com. Licensed Healthcare Professionals Needed. The American Red Cross Disaster Health Services Team volunteers deliver hands-on care and education to shelter residents. Free online training is provided and can count toward nursing continuing education units. As a need arises, volunteers are asked to commit to multiple shifts either locally or travelling if you are able. Qualified licenses include RN, LPN, LVN, EMT, paramedic, MD, DO, PA, NP, and APRN. Only RNs have full scope of practice. Contact Lee at email@example.com for more information.
New EPA proposal to protect against childhood lead exposure
This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal for stricter lead dust rules. If passed, they’d lower what amount of lead is considered hazardous and what requires clean-up, or abatement. When it comes to lead abatement, children act as the canary in our proverbial coal mine. That’s how...
Marathon County counsel pours cold water on Covid-related resolution
Marathon County Corporation Counsel Michael Puerner categorically told supervisors Thursday that the county has no authority to mandate vaccination or force isolation, amid a discussion on a resolution to prevent COVID-19 mandates. No such mandates have been proposed and no vote on the resolution was taken, since the meeting Thursday...
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting, Wrong-Way Driver, Acquittal, Person of Interest Captured, and Trial Date Set in Marathon County, Wisconsin
This week in Marathon County, Wisconsin, there were several incidents that occurred, including a shooting in a parking lot, a wrong-way driver on the highway, a former teacher acquitted of assault charges, a person of interest in a shooting captured, and a trial date set for a fatal shooting.
Wausau Health Warning: Back to School Blues are Real. Doctor Explains
The Big Picture: Dr. Puja Uppal says, "...as school starts, spend a little more time listening and talking to your kiddos about their mental health." Doctor’s Expert Insights About the Children's Mental Health in Wisconsin. Know this: "...as kids go back to school, it becomes very important that adding...
Park Falls YMCA fundraising, Marathon County COVID resolution, wolf meetings planned
YMCA of the Northwoods raising funds for planned Park Falls facility, Marathon County Supervisors discuss a resolution to opposed further COVID-19 related mandates, DNR open houses scheduled to talk about wolf management in Wisconsin.
Marathon County Board of Supervisors Discusses Resolution Against Future COIVD Related Mandates
(Mike Leischner, WSAU) Marathon County Supervisors spent about 25 minutes discussing a proposed resolution against further COVID-19 related mandates. Supervisor Stacey Morache, who drafted the resolution, says her proposal is not politically motivated, she just doesn't want people who aren't elected officials making decisions for everyone. "As county board members,...
Marathon County Board discusses resolution opposing further COVID-19 mandates
Marathon County Supervisors spent about 25 minutes discussing a proposed resolution against further COVID-19 related mandates. Supervisor Stacey Morache, who drafted the resolution, says her proposal is not politically motivated. Morache said she just doesn't want people who aren't elected officials making decisions for everyone. “As county board members, we...