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How To Get People Excited About Broadband

Sure, broadband industry insiders may salivate at the thought of a gig. But if that “deer in the headlights” look is all you get from average folks in homes, businesses, school districts, etc., your broadband drive is in trouble. Here’s how to fix that and win customers. The August 21 session of High Speed Bits features Craig Settles, CJ […]

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Marathon County Horsemasters

Marathon County Horsemasters Picnic Date Change

Marathon County Horsemasters Picnic will be Tuesday, August 5 at the Maine Town Hall (north of Fleet Farm on Hwy K) at 6:00 pm (not August 12 as previously posted). This will be a potluck, so please bring a dish to pass. Horsemasters will provide sandwiches. Horse educational awards will also be given out at […]

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Potato Late Blight Detected in Portage County

Potato late blight has been detected in Portage County on July 18th. This is the first report of late blight in WI in 2014. The genotype has been determined to be of the US-8 genotype/strain. This type is resistant to efenoxam/metalaxyl fungicides (ie: Ridomil) and is an A2 mating type. Phytophthora infestans genotypes from the U.S. in […]

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Local Government, Small Towns

Towns & Villages Association Meetings

2014 Western Marathon County Towns & Villages Association: First Quarter Thursday January 30, 2014 See Agenda Second Quarter Thursday April 24, 2014 See Agenda Third Quarter Thursday July 24, 2014 (joint meeting)*** Agenda Joint Mtg July 2014 Fourth Quarter Thursday October 30, 2014    2014 Eastern Marathon County Towns & Villages Association: First Quarter Thursday January 23, […]

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New Agritourism Bill – What it Means for You

The Recreational Immunity Law applies to farms that allow people on their premises for farm related activities, and do not make over $2000 for the activity in a year period.  While this law is good, agricultural businesses that make over $2000 a year are left out.   The new Agritourism bill is designed to cover these […]

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Local Government, Small Towns

Small Town Downtown Forums Highlight Small Town Success

The Wisconsin Downtown Action Council is sponsoring a series of forums focused on the future success of small town downtowns. Small towns have unique issues and needs that are often very different from those of larger communities. Small Town Downtown Forums  are intended to bring together those serving and working in and with communities of populations fewer […]

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