Fotos from the Past
Don's Steakhouse was the setting for the annual Merrill on the Move awards banquet this past Saturday night. Individuals recognized included Mrs. Ruth Radlinger, Rev. Dale C. Kuck, Eugene "Skipper" Schulz, and Alice Krueger. Organizations recognized for their contributions to the community included Merrill Optimist Club, Merrill Jaycettes and Local 201 of the Ward Paper Company. Roberta Drum of Lincoln Boys School received the "Girl Friday" award.
Gruett's Appliance Center is reminding readers to do their fall shopping at Gruett's. Bargains this week include color TV's from General Electric that range in size from 23" to 25". The compact model is priced at $495, while the larger model which includes one touch tuning is priced at $569.
Holy Cross Hospital is undergoing major renovations as part of a $3.8 million project. Hospital administrator Robert Koepke hopes if the weather cooperates the remodel and expansion will be completed by next fall. Features of the addition include an emergency room and x-ray department moving to the first floor, new staff offices, 2nd floor OB department, third floor coronary care unit, a hospital wide expansion from 79 beds to 100 beds and over $312,000 in new equipment to provide the latest in quality care.
The Merrill Blue Jay football team cut down Marshfield last week and Stevens Point is coming to town for homecoming this Saturday. Todd King was the stand out against the Tigers gaining 240 yards on the ground and catching three passes for 63 yards.
Sister Mary Thomas has been appointed head of the Pastoral Care Department at Holy Cross Hospital. Sr. Thomas has been a Pastoral Associate in the department for the last three years. Members of the advisory committee who will shape the future of the program include Sister Jean Marie, Pastor Dan Olson, and Judy Buchler of Holy Cross.
Local clubs named new presidents this past week. Lanny Tibaldo was installed as president of the Optimist Club while Charles Roth was elected president of the Kiwanis Club.
The Blue Jay football team suffered their sixth straight loss to Wausau East at the homecoming game on Saturday. The volleyball team is fairing much better with two wins this past week against Marshfield and Steven's Point. The team is 5-0 and will rest for a week before taking on Rhinelander a week from Thursday in the field house.
The Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company once again hosted its MDA fund raiser this past weekend in Tomahawk. The growing event attracted 4,000 motorcycles to the city for three days. The company is hoping to raise $20,000 to support MDA. (* as a side note, this year's 2012 event attracted close to 50,000 people and normally raises over $100,000 for MDA)
Former Mayor Ken Sparr was selected to fill the vacant alderman post in district one. The seat was left open after veteran alderman Cheryl Kanitz took employment out of the area.
The Law Firm of Russell and Tlusty announces the association of Robert R. Russell with the firm. Mr. Russell is a 1981 graduate of Merrill High School, a 1985 graduate of UW Madison, and a 1989 graduate of the Northern Illinois School of Law.
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