Family & Community

Help Reduce to Homelessness in Wausau

Individuals without housing are a part of many communities across the country. Unhoused people face challenges that are varied and not easily addressed. As long as their housing  and other individual needs remain unmet, some collisions with the interests of the broader community are likely. Won’t our city and county benefit most if we don’t simplify this complex issue and instead explore multiple perspectives and approaches? Aren’t we best served by moderating differences to craft reasonable problem-solving plans and implementation measures? Compromise, as ...

Read More

A Community Conversation HOLY LAND PEACE DIALOGUE

A Community Conversation HOLY LAND PEACE DIALOGUE MONDAY, APRIL 15 at 7 pm SPEAKER Rev. Forrest Wells   You are invited to First United Methodist Church, Wausau (parking in the Fulton St. lot) at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation and conversation with Rev. Forrest Wells.  He will lead a discussion on the current conflict in Gaza, concerns for those living the reality of war, humanitarian need and response, and the hope for peace.   Rev. Forrest Wells served as a United Methodist pastor in Wisconsin for over 25 years, and as an overseer for hundreds of ...

Read More

Women for Women

Women for Women Thursday, April 4, 2024, 6 PM  The April Women for Women will feature ECDC and New Beginnings,  helping refugees resettle  in the Wausau area. Come to learn and ask questions.   Topic: Women for Women Zoom Meeting   Time: February 1, 2024 at 6:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Every month on the First Thursday, until May 2, 2024, 6 occurrence(s) Feb 1, 2024 06:00 PM Mar 7, 2024 06:00 PM Apr 4, 2024 06:00 PM May 2, 2024 06:00 PM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar ...

Read More


Homelessness has become a serious problem across every town and city in America. It taxes city councils and police departments alike. Yet homelessness across the nation is set to double in the next 5 years. This problem isn’t going away. In reality, there is little city councils or law enforcement can do to solve this problem. The roots of homelessness are national. Cities like Wausau, WI must deal with the immediate problems, but real solutions are outside of their control. Addressing concerns at the national level often seems hopelessly out of reach. But there is ...

Read More


Sturgeon Feast and POW WOW


Women for Women Thursday, April 4, 2024  The April Women for Women will feature ECDC and New Beginnings,  helping refugees resettle  in the Wausau area. New Beginnings for Refugees is a Wausau-based community organization which supports refugees throughout critical stages of the resettlement process in Central Wisconsin. We strive to complement the work of ECDC, an experienced national resettlement agency who is opening an office in Wausau.   May programming will feature Maxwell Johnson from the Conservation voters!   Topic: Women for ...

Read More


  Accolades? Patrick would say … ‘Meh’. So many of you have listed them so completely already. There are many. I’ll just leave that business here; I have never met another human being who so perfectly demonstrated in his life … ethics … integrity … public service to both his local and global community. There, done. Patrick and I have known each other for about 15 years or so now. We found affinity and commonality in our love of activism, the written word, wordsmithing, truth seeking, all of that but most profoundly … a love of ...

Read More

Peace Walk Photo Story

Who has better policy ideas?

Wisconsin Assembly majority leader Robin Vos claims that Republicans have “better policy ideas for the State of Wisconsin.” He claims this will allow Republicans to continue winning elections for the legislature. But he was only putting a positive spin on being forced to accept Gov. Evers more democratic redistricting maps. Republicans may continue to win elections despite no longer having as many gerrymandered “safe” districts. But they will not win because they have “better policy ideas.” If they win it will be because they are better at manipulating the ...

Read More