CITY NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Emily Sherfinski Named 2015 Citizen of the Year

The 2015 Outstanding Citizens of the Year Award will be presented to Emily Sherfinski. Emily was selected due to the countless community service hours she has given back to the community in so many ways, in addition to receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award –the highest award one can achieve.

"Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award designation is truly a remarkable achievement, and these young women exemplify leadership in all its forms," said Gail McNutt, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. "They saw a need in their communities and around the world and took action. Their extraordinary dedication, perseverance, and leadership, is making the world a better place."

Emily received the Gold Award just prior to graduation from DC Everest High School. The award was the pinnacle of her ongoing project where she also received a Silver Award at an earlier date. The project was to raise awareness of butterflies at the James H. Krause Mayors’ Park, a park she spent many hours growing up. She held bake sales to fund the trees and plantings while working with her mentor, Lisa Krause. Emily created a website to promote James H. Krause Mayors’ Park and the butterfly gardens she both planted and improved. The website she created for the park is linked to City of Schofield website. Emily also created a book about the life cycle of butterflies. Her book, “A Monarch’s Magic,” can be found at all the public libraries in Marathon County.

The story does not end here. Sherfinski is currently a student at UWMC where she is working towards her Elementary Education Degree. She also sings in the UWMC choir. Her list of community service and achievements includes teaching religious classes, and a member of the church choir at Saint Therese Church in Schofield. She was an IB student and taught Spanish for D.C. Everest Community Services. She also works in the before and after school child care program at the Rothschild School. Emily is also part of the “High Five for College” program where she tutors at the John Mur Middle School. Emily Sherfinski is nothing short of an amazing young lady and a role model to many.

 


It's time to get your favorite furry friends licensed and protected. The Paws & Protect Event is coming up on Saturday, February 27th at the Marathon Park Youth Building.

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City of Schofield’s first shift of our First Day Crew at the Fire Department!


New Garbage & Recycle Pick Up

Beginning January 1, 2016, Advanced Disposal will be picking up garbage every TUESDAY for all of Schofield. Recycling is still once per month on the first TUESDAY only. For more information, call Advanced Disposal at 715-359-6637.

Tax Collection Information

REAL ESTATE
  • Entire tax is due at City Hall, Intercity State Bank or through Official Payments (convenience fee applies) by January 31, 2016.
  • At least 50% per parcel must be paid at City Hall or through Official Payments by January 31, 2016.
  • After January 31, 2016 payments must be made to the Marathon County Treasurer.
  • If at least 50% of each parcel’s tax is paid by January 31st, the balance due, without interest and penalty, at the County Treasurer’s office by July 31st. After that date, the balance remaining is subject to a 1.5% interest and penalty per month from February 1st.
  • If no tax payments, or less than 50% of each parcel’s tax payment is made to City Hall by January 31st, any balance remaining is payable at the County Treasurer and subject to a 1.5% interest and penalty per month from February 1st.
PERSONAL PROPERTY
  • Entire tax is due at City Hall, Intercity State Bank or through Official Payments (convenience fee applies) by January 31, 2016.
  • Amounts not paid by January 31, 2016 are delinquent and bear inter-est and penalty at 1.5% per month from February 1st. If payments are not made by March 31st, delinquent personal property tax is subject to be turned over to the city attorney and/or the Tax Refund Intercept Program.

City of Schofield is Now a Drop-Off Location for Peyton's Promise

Peyton’s Promise was founded in 2007 by an eight year old girl, Peyton Medick, who discovered there were kids in her hometown of Weston, WI that went to bed hungry every night. Peyton’s Promise has grown into a huge organization with hundreds of volunteers and over 50 trained advocates working in their schools, and throughout the United States, to organize food drives and raise awareness about the problem of hunger.

Peyton’s Promise has 3 objectives:
  • To raise awareness about the problem of hunger.
  • To keep food pantries shelves full.
  • To fight childhood obesity.

Our organization has many different programs in place to collect food and we encourage the donation of healthier options. We encourage donations of our “Item of the Month” in our drop box locations, located throughout our community.

Every item has the potential to make a difference in our community. Donations stay within Marathon County.

“Thank you for Making the World a Better Place, one can at a time.”