Soldiers of Company A hold reunion
On Sept. 13, 31 of the 75 remaining members of Company A, First Medium Tank Battalion, 105th Armor, 32nd Infantry (Red Arrow) Division met for their bi-annual reunion. They enjoyed reacquainting, reminiscing, and remembering as they and their wives or guests shared a meal. Names of those no longer with us were read by Ken Graap as Pat Myers solemnly rang a bell. Their love of our country and support for one another showed through the evening’s events. The planning committee for this event was Ken Graap, Don Buntrock, Pat Myers, and Larry Tank. They plan to meet again in September, 2016.
  • Fire destroys St. Francis storage shed
    At 6:19 a.m. Saturday, the Merrill Fire Department was dispatched to St. Francis Church, 1708 E. 10th St. for a report of a storage shed that had burned down during the night and was still smoldering.  
  • City secures nearly half a million dollar state grant
    The city of Merrill has been awarded a $417,250 grant from the state’s Idle Industrial Sites Redevelopment Program. 
  • Nature kick-starts Wisconsin’s wildland fire season
    The recent surge in warmer temperatures is shoving Wisconsin into an unusually early spring that has Rich LaValley, a forester at the Merrill DNR Ranger Station, gearing up for an equally early wildland fire season and reminding you to get your burning permits now. 
  • Council green lights Nortrax annexation, ATV routes
    The Merrill Common Council Tuesday night gave a unanimous thumbs-up to a petition for annexation from Tampa, FL based Nortrax Incorporated. 
  • Merrill Aquatic Center fundraising kicks off
    In 1968, the City of Merrill completed the construction of a new swimming pool in Stange’s Park to replace the swimming beach that had been on the banks of the Prairie River in Stange’s Park for decades.  
  • The Merrill Common Council will consider an annexation petition from Nortrax, Inc. when it meets Tuesday. 
  • County, city officials talk fairgrounds
    At the conclusion of Monday night’s meeting between the Lincoln County Property Committee and city of Merrill officials, action at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds is one step closer to reality. 
  • MFD acquires state of the art air packs
    Thanks to a generous donation from the Bierman Family Foundation, Merrill fire fighters will soon be equipped with the most current and technologically advanced SCBA’s in the fire fighting industry. 
  • City considers creating shared positions
    The Merrill Personnel and Finance Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved the creation of two “shared” positions. 
  • Merrill FD welcomes new firefighter
    On Wednesday, Feb. 25, the Merrill Fire Department will proudly welcome a new member to the department during a badge pinning ceremony and open house being held at 6 p.m. 
  • Merrill community agencies plan move
    Six community assistance agencies in Merrill will soon have a new home thanks to the support of Ministry Health Care.  
  • Big Yellow Visitor
    The City of Merrill had a large yellow visitor on Friday afternoon as a contracted railroad track grinder made its way south.  
  • County accepts donated addition to Prairie Dells
    The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night voted 20-1 to approve a resolution accepting a donation from William Watson. 
  • MAPS considers future of Jay Stadium
    In 1970, the original Jay Stadium and football field was completed and was given a 25-year life span before replacement would be needed.  
  • City moves forward with compensation study
    The Merrill Personnel and Finance Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward in issuing Requests for Proposals (RFP) for an outside firm to conduct a Compensation Study on city job positions and descriptions. 
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