New Fees Cause Dramatic Drop in Equipment Requests for Parks Department

Fee Schedule Imposed in 2019 (OnFocus) The Parks and Recreation Department saw a dramatic drop in requests for special event equipment after imposing a fee...

2020 Election Season is Gearing Up – How to Run for Local Office

Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) Election season 2020 is coming up fast with several important local races to keep in mind. In Marshfield, the two-year term for...

Local Testifies in Support of Making Colby Cheese the Official State Cheese

(OnFocus) Colby resident Matthew Oehmichen was one of several people who stepped forward to provide testimony in support of Assembly Bill 572, which proposes...

City Considers Change to Snow Emergency Policy to Improve Downtown Parking

Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) To improve downtown parking after snowstorms, the Board of Public Works discussed changes to the City’s snow emergency policy. When a snow...

Council Approves Higher Tax Increase

Final Budget Meeting Set for Nov. 26 Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) The Common Council approved a three percent tax rate increase at...

City to Consider Smoking Ban in Parks

Council to Address Vaping Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) The Common Council will consider whether to adopt an ordinance that would prohibit smoking in city parks. While a...

Council Debates Removing Sign Prohibiting Firearms at City Hall

Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) At its Monday meeting, the Common Council discussed removing a sign prohibiting firearms at City Hall. The item was brought forward...

City Budget Proposes Two Percent Tax Increase

Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) At the first City budget meeting on Monday night, the 2020 City of Marshfield budget was presented with a recommended tax...

Special Election Date for Duffy’s Seat Rescheduled for May 12

A special election will take place May 12, 2020 for the open seat left by Sean Duffy. Nomination papers are due on Dec. 2 and...

Wausau Approves $1 Million Loan for Mall Sale

Wausau, WI (OnFocus) The Wausau City Council has approved a $1 million forgivable loan for Wausau Opportunity Zone Fund, Inc. (WOZ) so the nonprofit...
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