Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Merrill Historical Society hosts 'History Hunt' SaturdaySubmitted: 04/25/2015
Story By Wren Clair

Merrill Historical Society hosts 'History Hunt' Saturday
MERRILL - The Merrill Historical Society held its first History Hunt Saturday. The group has been working on the plan for the event since last October, and it finally chose a transportation theme.


"[We're] on our history hunt, and we are learning about where the railroads went around Merrill, how the river was important, where the trolley went, where the old highways go, and all of those thing are included in our packet of navigation," said Merrill Historical Society's Jane Francoeur.

Organizers say the event was a mix between a scavenger hunt and a trivia contest.

There were four different travel loops that went about fifty miles around Merrill.

Some of the groups that participated dressed up in team gear.

"[We're] trying to get out in the community," said event participant Sally Woller. "It's a neat place to live, and there's so much stuff that no one's ever even thought about--a lot of history,"

Five local judges will decide on the best team name, costume, vehicle and the best selfie photo of the day.

Find out more about the Merrill Historical Society at the link below.


Related Weblinks:
Merrill Historical Society

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Northwoods food pantries will soon see an increase in donations.

Wednesday, Trig's Grocery began their annual Stuff-A-Truck food drive. 

This is the ninth year for the event. 

Seven Northwoods communities will benefit from the grocery chain's donation efforts. 

Boxes for food, pre-packaged bags, and personal care items are set up at each store location. 

"We do this to give back to the community," said Trig's Rhinelander Assistant Store Director, Tim Gould.

+ Read More

Play Video

WAUSAU - Drivers in Wausau will need to deal with closures on major east-west roads and a bridge over the Wisconsin River this summer.

On Wednesday, the city announced its plans for this year's construction projects.

Wausau will completely reconstruct more than a mile of Townline Road.

Work will also close parts of South First Avenue and Thomas Street, including the Wisconsin River bridge.

"It's going to be an inconvenience. There's no getting around that," said Mayor Robert Mielke. "But I always like to say, when this stuff is done, it's going to be great, so you got to look at it in that positive sense."

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry canceled its distribution for Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Executive Director Guy Hansen told Newswatch 12 the snowfall concerns the staff about safety for patrons and others.  The normal distribution on Wednesdays is from 4-7 p.m.

Hansen says the next round of distribution will be Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

+ Read More

MADISON - Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed an income tax cut bill in an early showdown with legislative Republicans who had moved to weaken the Democrat's powers just weeks before he took office.

Evers' veto Wednesday came on a bill that his party had called a stunt by Republicans. The GOP doesn't have enough votes to override the veto.

Evers is proposing his own income tax cut and plans to include it in the state budget he will unveil next week.

+ Read More

GREEN BAY - Can you name every Packers player by number?  How about list off their entire 2019 schedule?  The latest addition to the Packers Fan Hall of Fame can.

Amy Nelson of Fence, Wis. was named the 21st member during a ceremony at Lambeau Field on Wednesday. Fence is in Florence County.

+ Read More

Play Video

WAUSAU - Last year, police officers in Wausau documented hundreds of cases of marijuana possession in the city.

That resulted in more than 250 cases of arrest or criminal referrals.

But if a plan by Gov. Tony Evers is put into place, that number will likely drop in Wausau and around the state. Evers wants to remove penalties for possessing or selling 25 grams or less of marijuana.

Wausau Police Capt. Todd Baeten said the 250 marijuana-possession cases are pretty consistent for his department each year, although he couldn't say how many of them fall under the proposed 25-gram limit.

+ Read More

MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers says he won't be proposing building a new prison in Green Bay.

Evers told reporters Wednesday that while building a new prison is "something we have to weigh," he won't be including funding to do that in the budget he releases next week.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: