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Vivian L. Sczygelski  Merrillfotonews

Vivian L. Sczygelski, age 77, of Merrill, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Pine Crest Nursing Home in Merrill, while under the care of Aspirus ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 High School to present 'Almost, Maine'  Merrillfotonews

On Nov. 1, 2 and 3, Merrill High School will be presenting the play “Almost, Maine” at the high school auditorium. Eighteen Merrill students will perform a series ...



Amy J. Rothmeyer  Merrillfotonews

Amy J. Rothmeyer, 45, of Merrill, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Amy was born August 20, 1973, in Merrill, daughter of ...



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 ...



Activities abound for Merrill Winterfest Weekend  Merrillfotonews

Kickoff for the Merrill Winterfest Weekend will begin Friday night, Jan. 23, with a Candlelight walk/ski at Council Grounds State Park from 4-7 p.m. The Merrill ...



Merrill High School Homecoming preparations underway  Merrillfotonews

Merrill High School students started preparing for Homecoming Friday with window painting, float building and banner making activities. Students worked on ...



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.



Gregory 'Greg' A. Bialecki  Merrillfotonews

Gregory 'Greg' A. Bialecki, age 46, of Cedar Rapids, IA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at his residence. Greg was born on March 7, ...



VIDEO: Veterans Day tour continues  Merrillfotonews

The Merrill area veterans group continued their Veterans Day assembly tour around the Merrill schools today, stopping at Jefferson Elementary at 9 a.m. before ...



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 ...



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 ...



Sports Express AM: Merrill High School  WAOW

Join News 9 Sports Director, Brad Hanson, on Wake Up Wisconsin for week three of Sports Express A.M..



MHS Class of 2015 Scholarships & Awards  Merrillfotonews

KEY Local Scholarship * Outside Scholarship/Award ** High School Award. ALEXIS ANDERSON – * McDonald's Restaurant of Merrill Scholarship



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 ...



Change for Sunday 'Messiah' chorus rehearsal time  Merrillfotonews

Each year, the Merrill High School Choir Department hosts its Holiday Concert. As per tradition at this concert, singers from the community (and a few students) ...



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, ...



Merrill dancers sit atop the podium  Merrillfotonews

The Merrill High School dance team started off their season with a competition on Saturday Dec. 8 at Wausau East High School. Competing against other ...



Trinity takes top honors in Rockets for Schools  Merrillfotonews

Competing against 31 middle school and high school teams from Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio in the Rockets for Schools program May 11-12, Trinity Lutheran ...



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 ...



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.



Lincoln County Veterans Day activities  Merrillfotonews

Lincoln County veterans groups will participate in a number of Veterans Day ceremonies over the next week. Tomahawk Area Nov. 11- Veterans Day Dinner, ...



Bluejay statue finds welcomed home at MHS  Merrillfotonews

Jeremy Ratliff Reporter. Anyone passing through the MHS fieldhouse recently may have noticed a large, rather imposing figure having taken a permanent perch ...



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 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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 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 ...



William “Herr” Eric Storm  Merrillfotonews

William “Herr” Eric Storm, age 76, of Merrill, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He was born on August 3, 1940 in the town or ...



Merrill High School 2017 graduates  Wausau Daily Herald

... * Graduates who earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above are pictured. Asterisks note graduates with a GPA of 3.75 or above. Dylan Darwin Alft.



Church Mutual donates toward MHS band trailer  Merrillfotonews

Church Mutual Insurance Company donated $2,500 to the Merrill High School Band. They intend to put this money towards a new semi-trailer to use during ...



BOYS HOOPS: Waupun races to big early lead, defense stars in 66-51 win over Merrill at UWGB  Beaver Dam Daily Citizen

GREEN BAY — Marcus Domask turned the key, Quintin Winterfeldt and Conner Kamphuis helped him drive and Waupun's boys basketball team went from zero ...



Merrill native Matt Torkelson bringing LA comedy to his hometown  Merrillfotonews

Collin Lueck Editor. Merrill native and Los Angeles comedian Matthew Torkelson is coming back to town with four other hilarious LA comedians to make you ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Meet the Candidates: 35th Assembly District  Merrillfotonews

Area voters will have some decisions to make in the Nov. 6 general election. For District 35 State Assembly Representative, three-term incumbent Republican ...



Bluejays volleyball season comes to an end  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. On Saturday night the Merrill volleyball team hosted Mosinee for the regional championship. It was a back and forth affair, ...



2015-16 Merrill High School Muralists  Merrillfotonews

Differences in cultural values bring about conflict in some areas of the world. Learning about their cultural values may help us better understand the differences.



Merrill High School: Top 2016 graduates  Wausau Daily Herald

2016 scholarship recipients, students with top GPAs recognized.



WRESTLING: McCormack, handful of others lead Beaver Dam at Northern Exposure tourney  Beaver Dam Daily Citizen

MERRILL — It was an up-and-down weekend for Beaver Dam's prep wrestling team Friday and Saturday at the Northern Exposure tournament, as the Golden ...



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 ...



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.



Geraldine Bloechl  Merrillfotonews

On January 18, 2019, we said goodbye to our rock; the beautiful and deeply loved Geraldine Bloechl. She was 78 years old when she passed away at Stoney ...



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.



Start date set for new Merril fire chief  Merrillfotonews

By Collin Lueck Editor. Newly-appointed Merrill Fire Chief Josh Klug will start his new job on Monday, May 21. While his title may be new, Klug is no stranger to ...



Maple Grove parents learn potential impact of Merrill referendum  WSAW

Two schools in Merrill will be forced to close if a referendum on the ballot in April doesn't pass. One of them is Maple Grove, a charter school with about 80 ...



Marlowe named Bluejacks head coach  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. On Tuesday evening Wausau East Activities Director Michael Pernsteiner along with Merrill Activities Director John Miller, ...



Video: Merrill volleyball falls to SPASH in regular season finale  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. The Merrill volleyball team hosted Stevens Point on Thursday night for their final game of the regular season. Merrill put up a ...



Meet the Candidates: 3rd Aldermanic District 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 ...



Thursday is Crazy Daze in Merrill!  Merrillfotonews

Go Team Go! Show your team spirit by wearing your favorite team apparel to Crazy Daze on Thursday, Aug. 9 in downtown Merrill. Crazy Daze is a very long ...



McCoy cuts ribbon on Merrill John Deere Construction & Forestry store  Merrillfotonews

The Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Wednesday, welcoming McCoy Construction & Forestry (MCF) to the Merrill business community.



Church Mutual forges its future while staying true to its roots  Merrillfotonews

By Collin Lueck Editor. Rich Poirier is excited about the direction Church Mutual Insurance Company is headed into the future. President and CEO of Merrill's ...



New Merrill Fire Chief has pinning ceremony  WSAW

MERRILL, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Merrill Fire Department welcomed two new staff members Thursday during an official pinning ceremony. A badge pinning ...



Marching Jays headed to state competition  Merrillfotonews

The Merrill High School Marching Jays performed their Alice in Wonderland themed field show, “We're All Mad Here,” at competitions in Chippewa Falls and ...



Merrill voters to decide school referendum, not school board  Wausau Daily Herald

MERRILL - Voters in the Merrill Area School District will decide in April whether to approve $2.5 million in extra tax revenues each year for four years to avoid ...



VIDEO: Senior girls win 2018 Powder Puff football game  Merrillfotonews

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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 volleyball wins Mosinee quad  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. On Tuesday night the Merrill volleyball team traveled to Mosinee for a quad meet with Altoona, Markesan and Mosinee. Merrill ...



Wisconsin primary: Schneider for sheriff, Proulx for coroner in Lincoln County  Wausau Daily Herald

Ken Schneider won the Republican primary for Lincoln County sheriff and Paul Proulx won for coroner.



Inaugural run remembers Sgt. Ryan Jopek and those who gave all  Merrillfotonews

Jeremy Ratliff Reporter Next Wednesday would have marked the 30th birthday of Sergeant Ryan D. Jopek; son of Tracy Jopek and Brian Jopek, and brother of ...



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 ...



Gary A. Rajek  Merrillfotonews

Gary A. Rajek, age 67, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at his residence in Merrill. His family takes great ...



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 ...



Laura Kay (Seidlitz) Minoldo  Merrillfotonews

Laura Kay (Seidlitz) Minoldo, age 49, passed away at A.grace Hospice Care in Fitchburg and entered into eternal life on April 3, 2017. She was born on October ...



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 ...



Bluejay volleyball takes road win at Rapids  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. On Thursday night the Merrill volleyball team traveled to Wisconsin Rapids for a conference match against Lincoln High School.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Stadler completes path to Eagle Scout  Merrillfotonews

On Aug. 21, Cameron Stadler earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Cameron joined Cub Scouts at the age of six with Pack 599 at St. John Lutheran Church, Merrill.



Merrill Area Public Schools welcomes two new elementary principals  Merrillfotonews

Merrill Area Public Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of two new elementary principals for the 2017-18 school year. Heather Skutak has been hired as ...



Robert Reichelt  Chippewa Herald

MERRILL, Wis. — Robert M. Reichelt, 93, of Merrill passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls.



Schneider announces sheriff candidacy  Merrillfotonews

On Feb. 20, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Ken Schneider announced his candidacy for the fall sheriff election. “With 27 years of experience with the ...



MHS fishing club gets feet wet with first tournament  Merrillfotonews

The new Merrill High School Fishing Club participated in its first tournament Oct. 16 at Bluegill Bay County Park in Wausau. With about 25 students on the roster, ...



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 ...



Benefit planned to help young superhero smash cancer  Merrillfotonews

A benefit for 3-year-old Cullen Ayer, who is battling Stage 3 Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma, will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, from 3-7 p.m. at Marathon City Sport ...



Merrill wrestling holds two camps  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. The first camp was a youth wrestling camp which was held as a summer school option. The camp went from June 12 through the ...



Jackie Robinson's daughter speaks at Merrill High School  Merrillfotonews

Tuesday afternoon, Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, came to Merrill High School as this year's Great Speaker Forum presenter.



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 ...



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, ...



New bike path at Pine River School for Young Learners  Merrillfotonews

During this past year, Cameron Stadler, Merrill Hig. h School sophomore, has been working toward earning his Eagle Scout Rank in Boy Scouts. Prospective ...



Sawmill to host 'Thriving on a Single Ray of Sun' Art Show and benefit  Merrillfotonews

Sunday, November 18, the Sawmill Brewing Company will host the 'Thriving on a Single Ray of Sun' art show and benefit from 2-6 PM. The event will feature the ...



Simon and Garfunkel Experience coming to Merrill  Merrillfotonews

When you think of the 1960s, and the music which revolutionized and defined new musical genres, you're bound to remember Simon and Garfunkel.



Mosinee takes out Merrill in sectionals  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. On Tuesday night the Merrill softball team traveled to Mosinee for sectional softball action. Merrill was the first team to score, ...



Cross country year end banquet  Merrillfotonews

Pictured are the varsity letter winners for the girls team. From left to right: Back row- Sadie Wakefield, Hannah Lossee, Rylee Hoeppner, Anne Herdt, Anika Bartz, ...



Girls track takes first in home meet  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. On Thursday (March 22) the Merrill girls track team hosted an indoor meet at Merrill High School. The Bluejays perfromed well ...



Athens teenager killed in weekend rollover crash  WAOW

HAMBURG (WAOW) - An Athens teenager died when the car he was driving drifted off a rural road into a ditch, struck a culvert, went airborne, "began flipping" ...



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 ...



Bluejay runners get off to strong start  Merrillfotonews

By Jared Schmeltzer Reporter. The Merrill cross country team got their running underway with a fourth place finish at the Hodag invite. Both boy and girl varsity ...



DeJong reaches rank of Eagle Scout  Merrillfotonews

Jackson DeJong, son of Jared and Jessica DeJong, Merrill, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 13, 2018. Jackson has been involved in scouting since ...



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