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Science drop-in From Feb. ….

Science drop-in

From Feb. 10-14, kids in grades K-5 and tweens can drop in to use Magna-Tiles (magnetic building tiles) or to work on different 3-D building experiments. These activities are aimed to help develop kids’ communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. All supplies will be provided. Stop in any time the Marathon City Branch is open to participate.

This event is free and open to kids and tweens. Adults are also welcome to build and create with their children. For more information, call 715-4432775.

On campus

Northland College has named Mandelyn Lyons, Marathon, a junior, to the dean’s list for outstanding academic performance during the fall 2019 term.

To qualify for the dean’s list, fulltime students must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

“Soup”er Bowl

St. Leo’s Court 795 of the Catholic Order of Foresters, Marathon, will sponsor a “Soup”er Bowl Sunday event Sunday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the St. Mary’s School cafeteria. Carry-outs are available after 8 a.m.

Development days

Marathon Area Elementary School will hold Child Development Days Wednesday, Feb. 12, and Thursday, Feb. 13. There are no school these days. Parents are urged to schedule an appointment for all incoming 4K and newly enrolled 5K students. All children will receive a goody bag.


Marathon High School will host soloensemble on Tuesday, March 17. On this day high school students will not report to school unless they are taking part in the music competition. All other students in the district will have a normal school day.

Buses will run and transport students at St. Mary’s School, Marathon Area Elementary School and Marathon Venture Academy.

Grandparents Day

St. Mary’s School, Marathon, will hold Grandparents Day on Friday, Jan. 31, starting at 1 p.m. The event coincides with Catholic Schools Week.

Washington Wednesdays

Kurt-n-Jo’s Restaurant in Marathon City has offered to host “Washington Wednesdays” in support of a Marathon Venture Academy trip to Washington, D.C. Kurt-n-Jo’s will donate 10 percent of Wednesday sales (dine-in, take-out, and ice cream) from 4-8 p.m. to the student trip. The fundraiser will last through Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.