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Send Edgar news to: [email protected] phone: 715-223-2342 fax: 715-223-3505 P.O. Box 677 103 West Spruce Street Abbotsford, WI 54405 Virtual Spirit Week

Edgar Public Schools are holding virtual Spirit Week this week while is school closed and students are home engaged in distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

The week’s events include:

_ Monday, Sunglasses Day.

_ Tuesday, Jersey Day.

_ Wednesday, Crazy Socks Day.

_ Thursday, Hat Day _ Friday, Edgar Spirit Day.

Wildcat Sugarbush

Edgar High School agriculture instructor Matt Reinders reports that maple syrup is being made in the school forest and will be available after the end of the school closure due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Virtual Storytime

The Marathon County Public Library is offering virtual Story Time on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. each day.

Library staff will share favorites that are fun and entertaining that you can stream from an iPad, phone, laptop, Smart Tv or other device.

For more information, call 7150261-7230.

Library resources

The Edgar Public School library is offering a web site of information and reading resources that can be accessed during the coronavirus pandemic. The resources include sites that offer free e-books and audio books, PBS content, science lessons and literacy fluency lessons. The site address is https://sites.google. com/gapps.edgar.k12.wi.us/

County libraries

Due to the rising threat of COVID-19 (commonly known as coronavirus), and in compliance with the state’s effort to respond to and contain the spread of the disease, all nine Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) locations have been closed March 17. This includes locations in Wausau, Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford. All locations are tentatively set to reopen on April 6. However, the library’s reopening date is subject to change as developments occur.

Due to the closure, all library programs and events that were scheduled to occur between now and April 6 have been canceled.

Some library services will continue to be offered throughout the closure. Patrons may still contact the MCPL Wausau reference desk for questions and assistance via phone (715-261-7230), email ([email protected]) or online chat between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Wi-Fi at each of the eight branch libraries will remain on 24/7, providing patrons outside of the library (within range) with access to high-speed Internet. lmc/ home.

Cancelled hunt

The Edgar Lions Club has cancelled its annual Easter egg hunt scheduled for April 11 at Oak Street Park.

“We regret having to do this, but our main concern is the safety of our community,” said club member Tammy Kornack.

Emergency

Village of Edgar President Terry Lepak has proclaimed a state of emergency due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

During the emergency, the Edgar Village Hall will remain open but Lepak has requested solicitors and salespeople not visit the hall. He said residents should request absentee ballots from the state (https://myvote.wi.gov/ en-us/) and that people mail in second quarter water bills.

The village’s water department will not enter private homes for meter checks or meter replacements at this time. The water department will not disconnect service during the declared emergency.

The Edgar Branch Public Library has been closed by Marathon County.

The Edgar/Marathon Circle of Joy food bank housed in Edgar Village Hall will not have open pantry hours at this time.

The village hall will be staffed during the emergency and will provide normal service over the telephone. The village’s phone number is 715-352-2891.

The emergency declaration authorizes the village to purchase emergency goods and services, close public access to buildings and to empower the village administrator (Jennifer Lopez) to “take all appropriate measures related to village employees in addressing and responding to this state of emergency.”

Wellness Center

The Edgar Public School Wellness Center will be closed until further notice because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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