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Former council president Schwartzman explains recent resignation - Merrill Foto News

“First, my email (to Mayor Woellner) should have stated: ‘personal reasons’ rather than ‘personal issues’,” the 39-year-old father of three begins. “My main reason for resigning was a realization that with two of our children now school (Cooper, First Grade and Renlee, Pre-K) that the only time I wo

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2018-09-21 21:23:21

Merrill Police reports - Merrill Foto News

August 31Officers were called to investigate a potential scam. Officers made contact with a female party who explained that she was contacted by a company through her collegiate email account. She believed the contact to be legitimate and proceeded to correspond with the email. She was sent a check


Staffing changes at UW Extension, Lincoln County - Merrill Foto News

The University of Wisconsin Extension, Lincoln County educator staffing has recently undergone some changes. As always, local educators will continue to address the needs of Lincoln County communities. These changes will help improve the ability of the Extension office to design and conduct programs

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2018-09-21 21:34:17

Merrill High School Homecoming preparations underway - Merrill Foto News

Merrill High School students started preparing for Homecoming Friday with window painting, float building and banner making activities.Students worked on their class floats and banners at the Merrill Festival Grounds Friday afternoon. The floats will be featured in the homecoming parade on Saturday

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2018-09-21 22:01:01

UPDATE: Driver who struck light pole arrested for drunk driving - Merrill Foto News

Merrill Police and fire personnel responded at approximately3:40 p.m.Tuesdayto a report of a vehicle driving off the roadway and striking a light pole on East First Street between the cross streets of Mill and Poplar in downtown Merrill. Merrill Street Department staff responded as well to assist in

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2018-09-21 18:38:05

Merrill Warrant of the Week - Merrill Foto News

The Merrill Police Department holds an arrest warrant issued 9/11/2012 for Falon M. Koerner, DOB 12/12/1983, last known address 622 Madison St., Little Chute, Wis. The city recovered a judgment of $366 for operating after revocation. The defendant is in default of payment, and must pay the amount or


Publisher's Letter - Merrill Foto News

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MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2018-09-21 13:40:45

Wausau Man Charged with Terrorist Threats

The DOJ operator said Manteuffel made the threat of, “What do I have to do? Come down to Madison with a bomb?” He also threatened to blow up Governor Scott Walker.

WSAU.COM - 2018-09-22 03:16:00

Tomahawk police arrest suspects in multiple burglaries - Merrill Foto News

Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins announced today that on Tuesday, Sept. 18, his department responded to a suspicious activity complaint in the 800 block of North Fourth Street in the city of Tomahawk.


Ovarian cancer: Risk factors women should know - Merrill Foto News

Researchers have discovered several risk factors that might increase a woman’s chance of developing epithelial ovarian cancer, which is the most common type. These risk factors include getting older, having children later or never having a full-term pregnancy and having a family history of ovarian c


‘After the Bell’ program underway for 2018-19 school year - Merrill Foto News

Eagles Aerie 584 and Turtle Lake Forestry LLC recently made donations to the 2018-19 “After the Bell” program. To keep the cost of the “After the Bell” program free to participants, the program has relied on the generosity and support of organizations to fund the program expenses. During the 14 year


Pine River Fire Department puts on 14th pig roast Saturday - Merrill Foto News

The Pine River Fire Department will hold its 14th annual pig roast fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the fire station on Range Line Road.


Several injured in Wisconsin office shooting - CNN Video

Four people were wounded when a gunman opened fire in an office building in Middleton, Wisconsin, and the suspect is in critical condition, according to Middleton officials.


Sentence announced in Lincoln Hills staff-assault case

Court records say Gonzalez came into Lobacz’s room angry and refused to sit down. The teen stood up and paced towards Lobacz’s desk before punching her in the face. Another student in the room yelled, “Don’t do it,” and Lobacz yelled for someone to get Gonzalez out of her classroom.

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Merrill fire and police on scene of car vs pole crash - Merrill Foto News

Merrill Police and fire personnel responded at approximately3:40 p.m.Tuesdayto a report of a vehicle striking a light pole on East First Street between the cross streets of Mill and Poplar in downtown Merrill. Merrill Street Department staff responded as well to assist in removing the downed pole.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports - Merrill Foto News

Two Vilas County women were arrested Wednesday afternoon after a traffic stop outside of Tomahawk. Officers from the Merrill Police Department asked deputies to be on the lookout for a vehicle after it was involved in a theft at a Merrill business. A deputy located and stopped the vehicle on US Hwy.


Poor road conditions cost Wausau drivers $1,517 per year, according to new report

TRIP, a national transportation research group, studied roads and bridges across the state and found that 31% of roads are in poor condition and 9% of bridges are structurally deficient. Those numbers are worse in Wausau with 51% of roads in poor condition and 10% of bridges that are structurally de


Pork in the Park makes move to Festival Grounds - Merrill Foto News

For the sixth annual event, Pork in the Park Ribfest made a move from the MARC to the Merrill Festival Grounds. The ribfest served over 3,000 people with fewer leftover ribs that last year, noted Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbe Kinsey.“It was an awesome event and it was ver


Monthly Breaking Bread meal set for Thursday - Merrill Foto News

Merrill Area Meal Ministry will offer a Breaking Bread meal on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Eagles Club, 1205 Lake St., Merrill.


Life Insurance in Wisconsin – A Comprehensive Guide

The benefits of a life insurance policy goes beyond what people usually think. Some don’t even bother with such policies because, in their opinion, this is “poorly-spent” money. In the prospect of an unfortunate event, however, these policies could ensure the well-being of your family.Policyholders