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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

Book Club

The Marathon Book Club will discuss “The Good Earth” by Pearl Buck on Monday, Nov. 11, 5:45 p.m. at the Marathon Branch Public Library. For more information, call the library at 715-443-2775.

History speaks

Hurricane Maria caused devastation across Puerto Rico in September 2017. Learn more about current conditions when the Marathon County Historical Society presents “Puerto Rico After the Storm,” another topic in a History Speaks series, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at theWoodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau.

Marathon native Rick Lohr traveled to Puerto Rico on a Road Scholar trip in January 2019. The trip emphasized the history and culture of Puerto Rico and that territory’s relationship with the United States. He visited areas between San Juan and Ponce. Along the way he was able to get stories of some Puerto Ricans about surviving the 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria. He also got information on the effect of those stormson the social, political and economic structure of the islands.

Rick Lohr is a public speaker on selected historical and environmental topics. He is a former world history teacher at Wausau West High and Newman High Schools. He has traveled widely throughout the world, and brings his experiences and insights to local audiences.

There is no admission fee; however, donations are appreciated. Registration is not required.

For more information, call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.

Podcast discussion

Patrons are invited to the Marathon Branch Public Library to listen to and discuss a popular National Public Radio podcast during a new Podcast Discussion Group. The group will convene on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Similar to a book club, patrons will meet for a friendly and informal discussion about a popular podcast. In November, the group will discuss an episode from the NPR podcast “How To Do Everything.” This is a humorous questionand- answer show hosted by Mike Danforth and Ian Chillag, the producers of the NPR program “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” Attendees don’t need to listen to the podcast ahead of time; the episode is about 10-15 minutes long and the group will begin the session by listening to it together. This group will be a great way to introduce yourself to different captivating and engaging podcasts.

This event is free and open to the public with no registration required. For more information, call 715-443-2775 or visit events/8610.

Can corral

The Boy Scouts Troop 458 can corral located by the village hall will be removed by Friday, Nov. 1. Place any bagged aluminum cans in the corral prior to this Friday. Continued from page 14


A daughter, Nia Elizabeth, was born Oct. 14, 2019, to Tia and Wesley Napierala, Marathon, at St. Clare’s Hospital Weston. The infant weighed eight pounds, 12 ounces and measured 19.5 inches.

A daughter, Alexis Grace, was born to Adam and Jennifer Wigstadt, Marathon, on Oct. 21, 2019, at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. She weighed nine pounds, nine ounces and was 21 inches long.

St. Matthew’s

The long-range planning committee for St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marathon, will meet Monday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m.

Zion Lutheran

The Ladies Aid for Zion Lutheran Church, town of Rib Falls, will meet Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m.

Leaf art

Is fall one of your favorite times of the year? Do you love seeing the variety of deep, rich colors that develop in the leaves? Then stop in to create your own piece of leaf art on Monday, Nov. 4, from 3 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Marathon Branch Public Library.

Adults and teens can make a piece of leaf art using real pressed and dried leaves, while children can make a similar project using paper leaves. All supplies will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own leaves if they wish.

This event is free and open to the public with no registration required. For more information, call 715-443-2775 or visit

Small Shop Saturday

Forty small businesses and crafters will gather Nov. 30 for a Small Shop Saturday at Marathon Area Elementary School 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature raffle baskets to benefit Maddy Lang.

Literski benefit

A benefit and fundraiser for Jenny Literski will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Marathon City Sports Center.

Literski is a patient at Froedert Hospital, Milwaukee. She has undergone multiple surgeries, her heart is not functioning and she is in need of a heart transplant. Her heart is currently being pumped by an ECMO machine. She needs to overcome multiple obstacles just to qualify to be placed on a transplant list.

Money raised at the benefit will go to the Literski family to aid with current and future medical bills. Literski is married to her husband, Carl, and the couple have two children, Maeson, 5, and Casidy, 15.

The event will include kids activities from 3-5 p.m., basket raffles, silent auctions, paddle raffles and a bake sale. DJ music will be provided by Rowdy Boys Entertainment. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

Monster Mash

Celebrate Halloween with a Monster Mash Story Time on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Marathon Branch Public Library. Hear stories, sing songs, play games and make crafts. Free. For more information, call 715-443-2775.