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Send Marathon news to: phone: 715-223-2342 fax: 715-223-3505 P.O. Box 677 103 West Spruce Street Abbotsford, WI 54405 Plant swap

If you’re looking to thin out some of the plants in your yard or home, or if you are looking for a new plant to spruce up a room in your home, you can stop by the week-long plant swap at the Marathon Branch Public Library From Sept. 14-18, patrons can drop off a plant for someone else to have, or take a plant that someone else has donated, on a table outside the library. No appointment is needed. Just stop by any time that’s convenient for you, and you just might find your next favorite flower or houseplant.

People participating in the swap are asked to follow all CDC precautions to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus. Clean plant containers before dropping them off, if possible, and it might be a good idea to leave plants outside for a few days after picking them up. Wearing a mask and gloves also is recommended. This event is free and open to the public with no registration required. For more information, call 715-443-2775 or visit events/10047.

9/11 walk

There will be a silent 9-11 walk sponsored by the Marathon City Fire Department on Friday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. on Main Street (STH 107).

Free meals


virtual, and any community children under age 18 until Dec. 31, 2020.

Virtual education students and community children are eligible to receive the cold, carry out meals, after a survey, at the school, is filled out.

COVID-19 protocol

St. Mary’s School, Marathon has announced it will send home students for COVID-19 based on Marathon County Health Department guidelines. These are that somebody with the illness will be isolated for 10 days minimum and a close contact with someone with COVID- 19 requires a 14-day quarantine. Students with COVID-19 symptoms are to be quarantined for at least 10 days days unless there is a negative COVID- 19 test.

Community members with questions can call the Marathon County Health Department Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 715-261-1900.

St. Anthony’s

St. Anthony’s Spirituality Center, Marathon, will offer a five-week virtual workshop with Elizabeth Lewis, “Embracing the Now in the Midst of a Pandemic,” Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Sept. 17 to Oct. 15.The focus of this hour-long, five week workshop series is to help foster a sense inner security and peace in the midst of the on-going challenges of living life in a pandemic. The workshop will explore activities that honor grief and loss, identify symptoms of stress depletion, and teach resilience-building strategies and tools that provide a sense of strength for dealing with whatever the future holds.

To register, call 715-443-2236 or email

On campus

UW-Oshkosh has announced that Edward Kindlarski, Marathon, has been named to the university honor roll for the spring 2020 semester. The GPA requirement for the honor is 3.3 on a 4-point scale.

Book club

The Marathon County Virtual Library will discuss “The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems” by Tomas Transtromer on Monday, Sept. 14, 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. as a Go-ToMeeting (online) presentation.