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The Mass schedule at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, town of Cassel, and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Halder, have changed. Sacred Heart Church will hold Mass on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. There will be a weekday Mass every Friday at 8:30 a.m.

St. Patrick’s Church will hold Mass on Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. Weekday Mass will be held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 8 a.m.


The Sacred Heart Rosary Society has decided to cancel the 2020 bake and candy sale. The society hopes to revive the sale next year.

Veterans Day

Marathon High School celebrated Veterans Day with COVID- 19 precautions this year.

Instead of a high school assembly, the band, choir and speakers pre-recorded segments of a ceremony that can be viewed online.

At Marathon Area Elementary School and Marathon Venture Academy, the schools invited veterans to drive by the schools on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1:30 p.m. and wave to students who will line up socially distanced on Spring Valley Court.

COVID dashboard

Marathon Public Schools has reported COVID-19 illnesses. As of Nov. 9, the school disstrict reports eight students and or staff with COVID-19. These include two in grades PK-5; one in grades 6-8; and five in grades 9-12.

History chats

Marathon County Historical Society History Chats will continue with new topics, including one focussed on Marathon City.

Ben Clark and Gary Gisselman host these chats every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. on different chapters of history from across Marathon County. They are presented in conjunction with the Marathon County Public Library. Each session begins with a short presentation (10-15 minutes) followed by answers to audience questions.

History Chats are streamed live on the Historical Society’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel, and are archived for later viewing at the same places.

Upcoming dates and topics are: Early Medical History

_ Nov. 12: “Father Daniels of Marathon City.”

_ Nov. 19: “George Cook of Unity.”

_ Dec. 3: “The Honorable Louis Marchetti.”

_ Dec. 10: “Councilwoman Helen Ohm.”

_ Dec. 17: “Ollie Bache-Wiig.”

_ Dec. 24: “Santa Claus Visits Marathon County.”

Light up Marathon

The Marathon Lions Club and Arrow Tap Tavern have announced upcoming holiday events.

A house and business decorating contest held will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, through Friday, Dec. 18. Judging will take place Sunday, Dec. 20.

A downtown tree decorating contest will be held with trees that will be placed at the Marathon Heritage Center. Plastic ornaments and lights can be donated to the Arrow Tap by Saturday, Dec. 5.

A chili contest at Arrow Tap will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, with a winner announced at 4 p.m.

For more information, contact the Arrow Tap at 715-443-3233.

Military donation

Wisconsin soldiers and veterans will benefit from a military care donation drive hosted by Peoples State Bank’s nine retail locations in central, northern and southeastern Wisconsin, including Marathon City.

The donation drive runs through Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. The collection acts as a way for everyone to honor veterans and active military for their service. The public is encouraged to drop off items at the donation bins lo- cated at all Peoples State Bank locations.

Donation items needed include non-perishable food items, batteries, blankets, stamps and toiletries. Donations are given to the Rhinelander Military Support Group, which sends them to Wisconsin soldiers overseas and to agencies serving veterans in Wisconsin.

“Peoples is proud to collect items for our active military service personnel and veterans,” said Scott Cattanach, president and CEO of Peoples State Bank. “We often take for granted their sacrifice—but enjoy our country’s freedoms and security. Let’s remember them this Veteran’s Day and donate to show our thanks.”