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The Marathon High School FBLA chapter traveled to Stratford High School on Feb. 1 for the 2020 regional leadership conference. Forty-four members in 27 events will advance to the state competition.

With 26 chapters in attendance, Marathon FBLA took home the Outstanding Chapter award for earning 142 points, more than double that of the second place team. This was the 12th straight year in which Marathon FBLA has won the regional title.

“The members of Marathon FBLA do a great job preparing every year for the regional competition,” said Ryan Winkler, advisor. “To have so many events placing high is a testament tohowhardthesestudents have worked and they should be very proud of themselves. It is an amazing achievement to win the regional competition for a 12th straight year.”

First place winners included Bailey Karlen, Accounting II; Julianna Thurs, Broadcast Journalism; Colton Free, Business Calculations; Mira Beranek and Sophie Schalk, Business Ethics; Sarah Fritz, Economics; Kyli Blume, Electronic Career Portfolio; McKinnley Marks and Margaret Mouw, Emerging Business Issues; Clarke Mouw and Michael Hahn, Entrepreneurship; Alyssa Hall, Introduction to FBLA; Gracie Gage, Journalism; Will Prihoda, Garrison Treankler, and Shawn Williams, Management Decision Making; Grace Kahon and Grace Riesgraf, Public Service Announcement; Noah Fritz, Sales Presentation; Molly Mohr and Cassandra Tucker, Social Media Campaign.

Second place were Breanne Karlen, Accounting II; Kole Kaldunski, Aaron Schumacher, and Shane Kahan, Banking and Financial Systems; Michael Kindlarski, Business Calculations; Marguerite Stoffel, Business Law; Cullen Krasselt - Computer Problem Solving; Camrynn Sapinski, Introduction to Business Procedures; Jersey Lobner, Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure; Drew Love and Griffin Treankler, Sports and Entertainment Management.

Third place finishers were John Stoffel, Noah Gage, and Ben Robbins, Global Business; Jada Prihoda, Introduction to Business; Delaney Lang, Introduction to Business Communication; Laci Hoeksema and Trinity Hornung, Introduction to Business Presentation; Ashley Seliger, Introduction to Financial Math; Kolby Koeller and Zachary Baumann, Management Information Systems; Alex Kraimer and McKenna Haehlke, Marketing.

The State Leadership Conference will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 30-31, in Madison.

On campus

Marathon students graduated Dec. 14, 2019, from UW-Stevens Point. The graduates were Miranda Belanger, bachelor of science, fish and water resources; Tyler Hillery, bachelor of science, business administration, Magna Cum Laude; Jeremy Natzke, bachelor of science, forestry, Magna Cum Laude; Amber Schneider, bachelor of arts, English-teaching; Kimberly Tallitsch, bachelor of science, sociology, Cum Laude; Danelle Tylinski, bachelor of arts, English-teaching, Summa Cum Laude.

T-Ball registration

Children four years old through first grade are invited to sign up for Marathon T-Ball. Practices and games will be held during the month of June only. Practices are held on Monday and Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. at Marathon Area Elementary School and games will be played Friday evenings at Veterans Park, Marathon. Siblings will automatically be placed on the same team.

For more information, contact Colleen, 715-302-3435; Connie, 715-370-0519; or Tracy, 715-574-9654.

Pro-Life dinner

A Pro-Life dinner chili dinner and raffle will be held Sunday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish, town of Cassel. Matching funds will be provided by Catholic Financial Life, Wausau.

Spring raffle

The Rib Falls Lions Club will host a spring raffle Sunday, April 19, at Don’s Bar, Rib Falls. Soda, beer and lunch will be provided. The event starts at 1 p.m. A drawing is at 3 p.m.

Finger knitting

Kids, tweens and teens can learn the basics of finger knitting and make their own finger-knitted accessories like armbands, necklaces, scarves on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 3-5 p.m. at the Marathon City Branch Public Library. Attendees should bring a 3.5 oz. skein of bulky yarn. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call 715-443-2775.

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.

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.