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This retreat is limited to 15 participants. Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.

Fill a backpack

Marathon School District’s “Fill a Backpack, Fill a Belly” will continue through the end of the year with community donations. Free food items are available in plas-www.

tic bags at the Marathon High School front entry for district families.

History Chats

Marathon County Historical Society History Chats will continue with new topics, including one focused 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.

Upcoming dates and topics are: Early Medical History

_ Dec. 17: “Ollie Bache-Wiig.”

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

COVID-19 dashboard

Marathon Public Schools has announced it has four staff and/students who have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Dec. 14. This number represents 0.47 pecent of 852 individuals.

Church schedule

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.