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Merrill’s 14th Annual Lincoln Lager Barleyfest is Saturday
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TINA L. SCOTTEDITOR Merrill’s 14th Annual Lincoln Lager Barleyfest, presented by Dave’s County Market, will be held this Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Held at the Smith Center (Merrill Area Recreation Complex), 1100 Marc Dr. in Merrill, this event is the perfect opportunity to sample more than 100 different micro-brewed beers and...
National 4-H Week
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Oct. 2-8, 2022, is National 4-H Week. For more information about joining 4-H in Lincoln County, Wis., go to: The post National 4-H Week appeared first on Merrill Foto News.
LCSO provides aid to pilot
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On Friday, Sept. 16, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call of a gyrocopter in need of assistance on U.S. Highway 51, near County Hwy. S southeast of Tomahawk. A gyrocopter is a type of rotorcraft that uses an unpowered rotor in free autorotation to develop lift, with forward thrust provided independently by an...
Nicklaus Family donates $34,000 to Merrill Historical Society for digitizing project
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Donation will provide community with access to digitized historical records Ron and Kay Nicklaus and Todd and Camille Nicklaus recently donated $34,000 to the Merrill Historical Society (MHS) to enable MHS to digitize files and provide the community with access to important historical records.Currently, the MHS houses a collection of Merrill Foto...
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Wrap Up for the Period of: 09/19/2022 – 09/25/2022 09-20-22 deputies were dispatched to an address on Corning Rd. in the Town of Scott for a domestic dispute. It was reported that the victim, a 59-year-old Merrill woman, was struck and spit on by her 18-year-old grandson, also of Merrill. It was also reported that the grandson was attempting to...
Correction to 4-H Listening Sesssion article
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It has been brought to our attention that there was an error in the “4-H Listening Session Townhall with County Board Supervisor Friske” article on page 2 of the Sept. 22, 2022, edition of the Merrill Foto News.Julie Allen, Lincoln County Board Supervisor for District 19, reached out to indicate that a quote from Mary Sosnovske seemed to refer...
Darlene Velda Marchese
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Darlene Velda Marchese (Gerdes) long-time resident of Merrill, passed away peacefully in her home on September 16, 2022.  Darlene was a long-time employee of SEMCO windows and was currently employed by Walmart in Merrill. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 19 years, Anthony (Tony) Marchese.  She is survived by 3 sisters, 1...
Evelyn M. Sommi
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Evelyn M. Sommi, 86, Wausau, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 17, 2022. She was born Evelyn Mae Zeitelhack, September 4, 1936, in Beloit, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Leo and Frances Zeitelhack of Tomahawk, Wisconsin. After high school, Evelyn entered Lincoln County Teachers College where she met the love of her life, Roger W.
Best of … Awards from Lincoln County Beef Producers
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In photo: Tavin Heidemann received the “Best of Show Heifer” Award at the 2022 Lincoln County Fair.Bryce Bloch received the “Reserve Show Heifer” Award.Both awards were donated by Lincoln County Beef Producers in memory of Scott Heidemann. Lincoln County Beef Producers also awarded two agriculture-related scholarships in 2022, one going to...
McRae is named Athlete of the Week
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Chloe McRae, a Junior at Merrill High School (MHS), has been named Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 15, 2022. Chloe is on the Merrill Bluejays Varsity Volleyball Team, and this is her second year playing Varsity. She started playing volleyball in the fourth grade at Washington Elementary School, then played for the Junior Jays at Prairie...
Former owner of Skipper’s Restaurant and Foto News Editor to release cookbook
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Skipper’s Family Restaurant Commemorative Cookbook – featuring 80 years of history and recipes is available to order now When Rick Scott closed Skipper’s Restaurant in 2017 because he couldn’t find enough employees to keep the restaurant going, he became the keeper of the recipes.All of those recipes were developed over the 80 years...
8-year-old Gleason boy dies in Hwy. 17 traffic accident
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Merrill man arrested, charged with Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Vehicle with Prior Related Conviction TINA L. SCOTTEDITOR Tragedy struck a Gleason family on Saturday evening, Sept. 17, 2022, at 7:22 p.m. when the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado they were traveling in, northbound on State Hwy. 17 near Sunset Road in the Township of Merrill, was hit...
County Road C to be closed Tuesday-Thursday
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Lincoln County Highway Commissioner, John Hanz, advises County Road C, in the Town of Merrill, between Elm Rd. and Maplewood Rd. will be closed starting at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, through Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. for bridge repair. The post County Road C to be closed Tuesday-Thursday appeared first on Merrill Foto News.
Lincoln County gives invasive species “the boot”
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Did you know that invasive species can get stuck in your boots, equipment, clothing, and even the fur on your animal companion? If you walk through an infested area, it is possible that you can unknowingly carry these seeds and drop them in areas that have not yet been infested! A great way to prevent these invading hitchhikers is to brush off your...
Frederick announces he will run against Callahan for 35th District Assembly seat
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TINA L. SCOTTEDITOR Todd Frederick of Merrill announced he will run as an Independent against incumbent Calvin Callahan for a seat on Wisconsin’s State Assembly representing the 35th District. The 35th Assembly District includes all of Lincoln County, as well as western Langlade County and portions of Marathon, Oneida, and Shawano Counties.Calvin...
4-H Listening Session Townhall with County Board Supervisor Friske tonight
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TINA L. SCOTTEDITOR Lincoln County, Wis., residents are invited to attend a 4-H Listening Session Townhall this evening, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs Board Room at the Lincoln County Service Center, 801 N. Sales St. in Merrill.The listening session was organized by UW-Extension employees after speaking with and at the...
Hanson is named Athlete of the Week
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Elliott Hanson, a Senior at Merrill High School (MHS), has been named Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 8, 2022. Elliott is a member of the Merrill Bluejays Varsity Cross Country Team, where he has been running on the Varsity team all four years of high school. He started running cross country at Prairie River Middle School (PRMS) and also...
Wisconsin State Patrol plans aerial enforcement in three counties
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Wisconsin State Patrol pilots are scheduled to keep an eye out for traffic violations from the air this week. Weather permitting, the State Patrol’s Air Support Unit is set to patrol in the following areas:  Wednesday, September 7 I-90/94 – Monroe County Friday, September 9 US-53 – Barron County US-51 – Lincoln County The State Patrol’s...
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Wrap Up for the Period of: 08/29/2022 – 09/5/2022 08-29-22 deputies were led on a high-speed pursuit that started on USH 51 near CTH K in the Township of Merrill. A deputy was running stationary radar enforcement when he observed a southbound vehicle on USH 51 with a minor equipment violation. Once the deputy turned on his squad’s headlights to...
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08-29-22At 3:23 a.m. a caller reported a male parked in a gas station parking lot was playing loud music, dancing in the lot, and had a dog running about. The male left prior to officer’s arrival; however he was located operating a motor vehicle nearby. He was arrested for operating while intoxicated.At 10:11 a.m. Lincoln County Deputies...