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Six candidates to interview for District 6 alder seat in Merrill  WSAU News

MERRILL, WI (WSAU) -- The Merrill City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, September 9th to interview six candidates interested in representing the ...



Annie Moses Band Announces 2019 Copland To Cash Tour  TheChristianBeat.org

PBS sensation and Emmy-nominated, award-winning folk group, Annie Moses Band, known for its fiery string playing and soulful renditions of beloved American ...



Merrill High School announces Third Quarter Honor Roll  Merrillfotonews

GRADE 9. Highest Honors (4.0) Samuel Bennett, Decilyn Clark, Sarah Crockford, Molly Dallman, Jackson DeJong, Lauren Duginski, Benjamin Freyer, Caitlyn ...



Merrill High School to present 'Almost, Maine'  Merrillfotonews

On Oct. 31-Nov. 3, Merrill High School will be presenting the play “Almost, Maine” at the high school auditorium. “Almost, Maine” is a play by John Cariani.



Merrill High School Vocal Jayz Choir performs at News 9  WAOW

We're so glad the Vocal Jayz Choir from Merrill High School made it in to perform on Wake Up Wisconsin. If you missed their full performance, you can check it ...



Al Capone's niece speaks at Merrill High School  WAOW

MERILL (WAOW)– One of the last known immediate relatives of Al Capone was in Merrill Tuesday evening. Deirdre Marie Capone, 79, is the niece of the man ...



Merrill recall election: Meet the candidates running July 16  Wausau Daily Herald

Get to know the 9 candidates in the July 16 Merrill recall election.



Diane M. Hanson  Merrillfotonews

Diane M. Hanson, age 64, of Merrill, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital in Merrill. She was born to the late Robert ...



Beverly J. King  Merrillfotonews

Beverly J. King, Merrill, age 90, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019. Beverly was born June 8, 1928, in Merrill, WI, the daughter of Herman and Irene ...



Merrill High School first quarter honor roll 2018-2019  Merrillfotonews

GRADE 9. Highest Honors (4.0) Annie Becker, Samuel Bennett, Kierra Boyd, Decilyn Clark, Sarah Crockford, Jackson Dejong, Lauren Duginski, Fletcher ...



Longtime Merrill football coach, inducted into Wisconsin Hall of Fame, Ira Rebella dies  Wausau Daily Herald

MERRILL - A longtime Merrill High School football coach and inductee into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Hall of Fame will be remembered this weekend as a ...



Theresa Rammer  Merrillfotonews

Theresa Rammer, age 54, of Merrill passed away August 10, 2019 after a short, courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her mother, Virginia Rammer ...



Merrill High School fired up for Homecoming  Merrillfotonews

Merrill High School is celebrating Homecoming this week with a host of activities leading up to Saturday's football game at Jay Stadium. On Friday morning ...



Daniel 'Dan' M. Adamec  Merrillfotonews

Daniel 'Dan' M. Adamec, age 56, of Merrill, passed away after a long, courageous battle with cancer, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the Wausau Aspirus ...



UPDATE Power outage in Merrill, police open warming shelter  WAOW

According to the Merrill Police Department, a power outage is impacting a large number of Merrill residents.



Merrill trap team goes from non-existent to conference powerhouse  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. The Merrill trap shooting team just finished their fifth season of existence, where they won their second straight conference title.



Kids from Wisconsin coming to Merrill July 7  Merrillfotonews

The AmericInn of Merrill, along with Arby's and Pine Ridge Mobil, is excited to present the 51st Annual 'Kids from Wisconsin' showcase on July 7 at the Merrill ...



MAPS welcomes new Associate Principals for 2019-2020  Merrillfotonews

Merrill Area Public Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of two new associate principals in the district, one at Kate Goodrich and one at the Merrill High ...



Dettmering hits #5 in Wisconsin.golf junior rankings  Merrillfotonews

Merrill's Russell Dettmering is gaining statewide notice for his performance on the golf course. The Merrill High School Junior took fifth in the 2018 state ...



Volpe named new VP of MAPS Board of Education  Merrillfotonews

At its organizational meeting on April 22, the Merrill Area Public Schools (MAPS) Board of Education appointed Maria Volpe as its new Vice-President.



132nd Wisconsin Army National Guard Band to Perform with Merrill City Band  Merrillfotonews

Save the Date! The 132nd Wisconsin Army National Guard Band will be performing throughout the state of Wisconsin as part of its annual summer tour.



“Mamma Mia” coming to MHS  Merrillfotonews

Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. The Merrill High School rendition of the musical Mamma Mia will be coming to the MHS auditorium in early April. Sang through the ...



Merrill wrestling dominates conference opener  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. On Thursday night the Merrill wrestling team hosted Wausau East in their first conference match up of the season. The Bluejays ...



Merrill and Tomahawk area Memorial Day events  Merrillfotonews

Volunteers from the area will be placing Memorial Day flags at the graves of veterans on record with the Lincoln County Veterans *Service* Office. This takes place ...



Merrill High School Class of 2018 Scholarships & Awards  Merrillfotonews

EMALEE ALEXANDER- Carl & Wella Orin Scholarship; ** Gold Tassel. TYLER BAADE- Lincoln Co. Medical Society Scholarship; Merrill Baseball Assoc.



Merrill Historical Society 2019 calendar now available  Merrillfotonews

Merrill Historical Society's (MHS) 23rd historic memorial calendar is now available for purchase. The Historical Society continues to hold the price at $8 each.



Merrill volleyball wins two of three at WVC meet  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. On Saturday the Merrill volleyball team traveled to Stevens Point Area High School for the first leg of the Wisconsin Valley ...



Bridges Virtual Academy exceeds expectations on Wisconsin DPI School Report Card for second year  Merrillfotonews

The WI Department of Public Instruction (DPI) School Report Cards, was recently released to the public. Merrill Area Public Schools' Bridges Virtual Academy ...



MHS Prom set for Saturday  Merrillfotonews

The 2019 Merrill High School Prom will be held Saturday evening, beginning with the Grand March at 6:30 p.m. at the MHS Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:15, ...



Baseball association to host 2019 Bluejay baseball youth camp  Merrillfotonews

The Merrill Baseball Association will be hosting their annual youth camp on June 17 through June 19 at Merrill High School. All boys from grades 1-6 in the ...



Merrill Area Concert Association presents Tim Buchholz Octet  Merrillfotonews

The Tim Buchholz Octet is coming Merrill on Saturday, Jan. 19, appearing at the Merrill High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. as part of the Merrill Area Concert ...



Merrill High School Honor Roll  Merrillfotonews

1ST QUARTER HONOR ROLL 2017 – 2018. GRADE 9. Highest Honors (4.0): Levi Black, Jacob Butler, Edmund Collinsworth, Caleb Dejong, Tanner Depies, ...



Community Foundation announces 2018 grant recipients  Merrillfotonews

As part of its annual presentation on Wednesday November 14, the Merrill Area Community Foundation announced 13 grants totaling $9,507 have been ...



Betty Hehling  Merrillfotonews

Betty Hehling, 65, of Merrill, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019 at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill. Betty was born November 27, 1953, in Merrill, daughter ...



Merrill cross country last at conference meet  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. On Saturday the Merrill cross country team traveled to Wausau for the Wisconsin Valley Conference Meet at Nine Mile Forrest.



MFD responds to house fire on East Street  Merrillfotonews

The Lincoln County 911 Communications Center dispatched the Merrill Fire Department Wednesday morning for a report of a structure fire at 409 East St., in the ...



Merrill High School Quarter 3 Honor Roll 2017-18  Merrillfotonews

GRADE 9. Highest Honors (4.0): Aaron Arndt, Levi Black, Jacob Butler, Edmund Collinsworth, Caleb DeJong, Tanner Depies, Gavin Dinges, Jordyn Henrich, ...



Klug takes helm of Bluejay Football  Merrillfotonews

Jeremy Ratliff Reporter. As of Monday, July 16, long-time Bluejay varsity football Defensive Coordinator Rob Klug has stepped in as interim head coach.



The original Michael Ravn  Merrillfotonews

By Michael J. Caylor Jr. What started out in a wood frame building on Second Street in Merrill became the foundation of health care for the Merrill area. As the ...



Merrill High School Class of 2017 Scholarships & Awards  Merrillfotonews

DYLAN ALFT- **Gold Tassel. KELSEY AMELSE- Sandy Hoffman Memorial Nursing Scholarship; Shannon L. Hall Memorial Scholarship; *Aspirus Inc. I ...



Merrill Area Public Schools hires two new administrators for 2017-18  Merrillfotonews

Merrill Area Public Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of two new administrators for the 2017-18 school year. Jill Seaman has been selected as the new ...



Merrill High School Honor Roll 4th quarter 2017-18  Merrillfotonews

GRADE 9. Highest Honors (4.0)- Aaron Arndt, Levi Black, Edmund Collinsworth, Caleb Dejong, Tanner Depies, Jordyn Henrich, Eleanor Holzinger, Alicia ...



2019 youth baseball camp comes to a close  Merrillfotonews

12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, marked the end of the Merrill Baseball Association's youth baseball camp. The three day camp, running from Monday through ...



MHS Class of 2018: 'Big things come in small packages'  Merrillfotonews

Friday evening, 154 graduating seniors crossed the stage as part of the 135th Merrill High School Commencement Ceremony at the MHS Field House. Joining ...



Five more face charges in Antigo marijuana case  Merrillfotonews

Three Merrill men are now among those facing charges in connection with a central Wisconsin marijuana ring. Jay Peterson, 50, Anthony Crabb, 55, and Peter ...



High school sweethearts tie the knot at Jay Stadium  Merrillfotonews

As football fans and high school sweethearts, Derek and Jourdyn Jahnke found the perfect place to hold their wedding – Merrill High School's Jay Stadium.



MHS graduate earns foreign military badge  Merrillfotonews

Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. On March 7, Merrill High School graduate and current cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point Brant Raleigh, was ...



Public Safety Tribute: Town of Pine River Volunteer Fire Department, First Responders  Merrillfotonews

The week of October 22, The Merrill Foto News published a special section as a Tribute to Public Safety: thanking all of the men and women of our local public ...



National Cancer Institute funds Wisconsin clinical trial network  Merrillfotonews

Gundersen Health System, Marshfield Clinic Health System and ThedaCare partner to strengthen cancer research program. MARSHFIELD — The National ...



VIDEO: Merrill Homecoming 2018  Merrillfotonews

Merrill High School's 2018 Homecoming festivities were topped off with a 21-7 Bluejays victory over the Rhinelander Hodags Saturday afternoon. Leading up to ...



Chamber Spotlight on Business: Bluejay Radio WJMT  Merrillfotonews

The Spotlight on Business for May is WJMT Blue Jay Radio. WJMT has continuously served our community as “the voice of Merrill” for 59 years. The station is ...



Lady Jays basketball takes down Hodags  Merrillfotonews

Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. Friday November 16, the Merrill girls basketball team kicked off their 2018-19 season with a home win over Rhinelander. The Jays ...



Meet the Candidates - Lincoln County Sheriff  Merrillfotonews

Incumbent Lincoln County Sheriff Jeff Jaeger is not seeking re-election, having announced his impending retirement earlier this year. Candidates Ken Schneider ...



Merrill track hosts annual award ceremony  Merrillfotonews

Pictured from left to right with their awards:Tyler Wolff- Most Exemplifies the Qualities of Track and Field, James Pawlicki- Boys' MVP, Dalie Thomas- Girls' MVP, ...



Memorial Day ceremonies in Merrill  Merrillfotonews

Volunteers from the area will be placing Memorial Day flags at the grave of veterans on record with the Lincoln County Veterans *Service* office. This takes place ...



Merrill Productions brings home hardware from state conference  Merrillfotonews

This past week on Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, the Wisconsin Community Media (WCM) Spring Conference and Best of the Midwest Media Fest was ...



Porath takes helm of VFW Post 1638  Merrillfotonews

Jeremy Ratliff Editor. Effective June 15, Mike Porath has become the new commander of Merrill VFW Post 1638. Newly elected Merrill VFW Post 1638 ...



MAPS welcomes new Activities Director John Miller  Merrillfotonews

Jeremy Ratliff Reporter. Earlier this month, John Miller officially became the new activities director for Merrill Area Public Schools; stepping in for former AD Rick ...



College News  Merrillfotonews

Morgan Waye, Tomahawk, was named to fall 2018 Dean's List at Ripon College. Morgan is the child of Todd and Brittany Waye from Tomahawk. University of ...



Walls become canvas for Merrill High School's art projects  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Merrill High School is using its walls to display art projects from its students that concentrate on famous artists and their work.



Merrill High School football stadium to undergo renovation  Merrillfotonews

Project made possible through contributions from Bierman Family Foundation, private donors. The Merrill Area Public Schools has announced plans to renovate ...



Local youth wrestlers qualify for WWF state tournament  Hub City Times

Several area youth wrestlers qualified for the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation Kids Folkstyle Tournament, during the state qualifier at River Falls High School on ...



MHS student scores perfect on ACT  Merrillfotonews

On Feb. 27, eleventh grade students across the state of Wisconsin took the ACT, a three and a half hour test that measures students' abilities in the areas of math ...



Staffing changes at UW Extension, Lincoln County  Merrillfotonews

The University of Wisconsin Extension, Lincoln County educator staffing has recently undergone some changes. As always, local educators will continue to ...



Independence Day Events 2019  Antigo Times News

Antigo. Holiday Flea Market – Thursday, July 4th & Friday, July 5th 7am-4pm Langlade County Fairgrounds, 1633 Neva Road, Antigo. Find great items for any ...



New rules, new faces for scouts' Samoset Council  Merrillfotonews

Jeremy Ratliff Editor. Recent changes to criteria for joining scouts BSA has resulted in an influx of new faces for local BSA Samoset Council, in a rather quick ...



Community Foundation announces 2017 grant recipients  Merrillfotonews

As part of their annual presentation Wednesday afternoon, the Merrill Area Community Foundation announced 12 grants totaling $10,286 have been approved ...



Bettin to present 'The White House In and Out'  Merrillfotonews

For an intimate look inside the “White House” structure, don't miss Dick Bettin's presentation on March 8 at 1 p.m. at the Merrill Enrichment Center. Sergeant ...



SPECIAL REPORT: The Cost of Truancy  WAOW

WAUSAU (WAOW) — You see it across pop culture in movies and TV: kids skipping classes or missing school, and it often feels juvenile. But the costs related to ...



1970's MHS Reunion set for Aug. 17  Merrillfotonews

Merrill High School class members from many locales will be getting together to catch up with each other on Saturday, August 17, beginning at 5:30 p.m, at the ...



Belva J. Siewert  Merrillfotonews

Belva J. Siewert, 78, of Merrill, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in the Pine Crest Nursing Home's Special Care Unit in Merrill. Belva was born June ...



Merrill attorney overcomes challenges to find his calling  Merrillfotonews

By Collin Lueck Editor. For Merrill native Dan Koblitz, a long road has led him to open his own law practice in his hometown. Koblitz Law Office, LLC, recently ...



New Year brings new leadership to sheriff's office  Merrillfotonews

Jeremy Ratliff Reporter. On January 7, Ken Schneider will begin a new chapter in his 28 year career with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office as he will be sworn ...



VFW Post 1638 announces Young Patriotic Art contest winners  Merrillfotonews

VFW Post 1638 Auxiliary announced the Merrill High School 2019 Winners of our Young American Patriotic Art contest near the end of May. All entries were ...



Meet the Candidates: Merrill City Clerk race  Merrillfotonews

On the April 3 general election ballot, Lincoln County voters will have a number of choices to make for city and county offices. Candidates in contested races for ...



Former Merrill music teacher gets 4 months jail in student sex case  WSAW

A former Merrill High School music teacher convicted of two counts of sexual assault of student by school staff will spend 120 days in jail and 36 months on ...



Bluejay tennis takes two of three matches  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. On Friday the Merrill tennis team traveled to Rhinelander for a quad meet featuring Rhinelander, Luther L. Wright High School, ...



Merrill swimmers take on state  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. On Friday five Merrill swimmers traveled to Madison for the state swim meet. Of the seven events they qualified in the Merrill ...



Merrill trap team takes aim at new conference  Merrillfotonews

The Merrill High School trap team will be shooting for the top of their new conference this year. Competition got underway last week, as Merrill defeated ...



Your Town Merrill: High school students build home for family in need  WSAW

Some students in Your Town Merrill are making a dream come true for a family in need, all from the ground up.



Merrill Selects Superintendent | News  WSAU

MERRILL, Wis. (WSAU) -- Merrill Area Public Schools has a new Superintendent, and it's someone that already knows the district. School Board President Jen ...



MHS presents 'Just Another High School Play'  Merrillfotonews

Merrill High School will present “Just Another High School Play” Nov. 2, 3 & 4 in the MHS auditorium at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are available at Lee's Piggly ...



VFW announces contest winners, supports Vets post  Merrillfotonews

Jeremy Ratliff Reporter. During it's annual banquet last Saturday, VFW Post 1638 announced the finalists for the 2018-19 Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy ...



Merrill Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes 5 new members  Merrillfotonews

Jeremy Ratliff Reporter. As part of its 8th annual event Friday evening, the Merrill Baseball Hall of Fame inducted five new members; Adam Cordova, Alex ...



Merrill Artisans Showcase Feb. 9  Merrillfotonews

Celebrate the arts by attending the 11th annual Merrill Artisans Showcase on Saturday, Feb. 9, in beautiful Assisi Hall at Bell Tower Residence, 1500 O'Day St.



Incourage awards $148K in scholarships for 2019  wrcitytimes.com

For the Rapids City Times. WISCONSIN RAPIDS – With the help of the community, Incourage has awarded $148,000 through 163 scholarships to 135 students ...



Merrill volleyball sweeps Everest  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. On Thursday night the Merrill volleyball team traveled to D.C. Everest to take on conference foe Evergreens. The Jays would win ...



Dettmering reflects on state golf title: 'Never been in a zone like that'  Merrillfotonews

Merrill junior Russell Dettmering doesn't mean to be cocky. He won't apologize for being confident, though. Why he's so confident was on full display at the WIAA ...



Community invited to check out MHS food pantry  Merrillfotonews

Merrill High School will unveil its new in-house food and clothing pantry to the public during an open house event on Monday, April 3, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ...



mBank welcomes back Clyde Nelson in Senior VP Role  Merrillfotonews

mBank is pleased to announce that Clyde Nelson has re-joined the mBank team in Merrill effective Monday, Feb. 4, as Senior Vice-President, Business ...



Ascension Wisconsin opens pharmacy in Rhinelander  Starjournalnow

Star Journal report. The pharmacy at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital is open again. The retail pharmacy, located at the entrance to Ascension Medical Group in ...



Merrill swimmers do well at sectionals; Kanitz state bound  Merrillfotonews

The Merrill High School girls swim team competed at the WIAA Division II Sectionals at UW-Stevens Point on Saturday, posting their highest team score in ...



MAPS welcomes new educators  Merrillfotonews

Pictured, front from left, are Taylor Stanley (Special Education-Kate Goodrich); Lindsey Garay (IT-PRMS); Breigha Bienfang-Johnas (Special Education-Kate ...



Six Bluejay ballers garner end of year awards  Merrillfotonews

Pictured with their awards from left to right are: Chase Bonnell (Co-Defensive MVP) Michael Casper (Top Gun Award), Kordell Renken (Coach's Award), Caleb ...



Boys traveling basketball meeting  Merrillfotonews

Boys grades 3-8 will have the chance to participate in traveling basketball this winter. There will be a meeting Sunday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. hosted by varsity coach ...



MERRILL HIGH SCHOOL 4TH QUARTER HONOR ROLL 2016–2017  Merrillfotonews

GRADE 9. Highest Honors (4.0): Eve Akey, Kamille Ament, Ty Bailey, Michael Casper, Aleecia Dawson, Dawson Dengel, Cody Depies, Katelyn Hahn, Elizabeth ...



High school: Thursday's boys results  Green Bay Press Gazette

REGULAR SEASON. BAY PORT 8, PULASKI 2. SUAMICO - The Pirates earned a share of the Fox River Classic Conference along with Green Bay Preble with ...



Jennifer “Jenny” K. Wimmer  Merrillfotonews

Jennifer “Jenny” K. Wimmer, age 45, of Merrill, died on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital in Merrill, while surrounded by her loving ...



Merrill Adult Diploma Academy announces January 2017 graduates  Merrillfotonews

Merrill Area Public Schools and Northcentral Technical College are proud to present the Merrill Adult Diploma Academy (MADA) January 2017 graduates.



Sheriff's Office SRT closes in on 40 years of service  Merrillfotonews

Jeremy Ratliff Reporter. This year marks 33 years of *service* for the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office's (LISO) Special Response Team (SRT). Back in 1985 ...



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