The Merrill Senior High Band Scholarship Concert will be held tomorrow in the East gym. Feature solos for the event include Basil Woller, baritone; Dale Klammer, trumpet; and Craig Nelson, percussionist. Also performing will be Senior Band, Jay Band, the jazz ensemble and the quartet of clarinets: Paul Richardson, Cindy Voelz, Julie Stevens, and Debbie Hanson. The concert will be directed by Fredrick G. Mumma.
Officers have been installed for the Holy Cross Auxiliary for the next year at their meeting last Thursday, they include Mrs. Carl Brandt, president-elect, Mrs. Phillip Sheil present, Mrs. John Semling, recording secretary, Mrs. Arthur Taylor Jr., correspondence secretary, Mrs. E. H. Erdman treasurer and Mrs. Ray Hinch director of volunteers.
Lincoln County Clerk Ken Oldenburg has announced the following businesses will be open to purchase fishing licenses for this weekend’s opener: Beacon Bar, Ken’s Korner Bar, Fran’s Barber Shop, 6th Ward Hardware, Henry Hinz, Fowler’s Drug Store, Schroeder’s Gamble Store, Duke’s Sport Shop, Fred’s Bait Shop, Koss Marineland, Associated Coop, White’s Big Eddy, Bill’s House of Guns, Gleason Bowling Center, Village Tap, Lange’s Bar all in Gleason, Gary’s Bar, May-B-Inn and Irma Stop and Shop all in Irma.
Merchandise is beginning to arrive for citizens to help celebrate Merrill’s Centennial. Pictured on page one are students from St. Johns, St. Francis and St. Robert’s schools who will be competing in a button selling contest. Pictured are Meredith Schwoch, Principal Bob Mueller and Gena Rusch all of St. John’s along with Tom Weix, St. Francis Principal Gary Drury and Michael Caylor of St. Robert’s School. On page three, Kevin Golisch and Pam Hubatch model the centennial T-shirts that the High School is selling. The shirts come in blue and burgundy.
The Rev. Jonathan Knecht, Associate Pastor of St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ of Merrill has accepted a call as the pastor of Salem Congregational Church of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Knecht has served as the Associate Minister of St. Stephen’s for the past 10 years. He has also been deeply involved in the Merrill community, serving as past president of the Merrill Area United Way and the Merrill Artists Association. A tribute will be held next Wednesday for Knecht and his wife Darlene before they depart for Nebraska.
The Merrill Jaycees and Jaycettes sponsored their annual Outstanding Young People’s Award Banquet this past Thursday. Recipients of awards included: Outstanding Educator, Richard Thwaits; Outstanding Older Adult Sister Helen Moos of Holy Cross Convent; Outstanding Older Adult Ellis Evans, former Merrill High School principal; Outstanding Public Official, Ewald Katke, Jr., a Lincoln County supervisor; Outstanding Fire or Law Officer, Rick Hermsen of the Merrill Police Department; Distinguished Service Award winner Jay Tlusty, past JC President;
Outstanding Homemaker, Karen Olson; and Outstanding Medical Person, Gary Ertl an anesthetist at Holy Cross Hospital.
A science fair recently wrapped up at the High School field house. The event was held over three days and was coordinated by Herb Schotz. Judges Tom Zentner and Jerry Duginski are shown looking over the project of 3rd grader Colin Schooley as his father Jim Schooley watches. Medals and ribbons were awarded to the best of the hundreds of projects displayed.
Woller Construction has completed their new headquarters and is holding a grand opening this weekend. Two new Wisconsin Homes model homes now occupy the lot at the corner of E. 1st Street and North Center Ave. Both homes were designed by Ron Woller, and Woller along with reps from Wisconsin Homes will be on hand throughout the weekend for tours. Along with the two homes Woller has opened an office which will share space with a grooming center on the north side of the lot.
The Entertainment section is three pages long this week as many specials are being offered for Mother’s Day. Ashby’s in Gleason has a Friday night seafood buffet for just $5.95, The Fairway Supper Club located at the Merrill Golf Course is featuring a buffet on Sunday until 4 p.m., Club 64, Club Modern and Bielke’s Supper Club on beautiful Road Lake in Tomahawk are also featuring specials. If you really want to give mom a treat check out the special from Viking Travel, a three day Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas for only $379 which includes air fare from Green Bay.