News: Merrillan (20 Jul 1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Bains, Burlingame, Simmonson, Skaar, Tande, Gile, Taylor, Nunn, Nash, Smith, Olson, White, Johnson, Schnur, Kleven, Danielson, Kawas, Wolfgram, Mergener, Martin

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/20/1967

Merrillan (20 July 1967)

Mrs. Ethel Bains of Pasco, Wash., has purchased the Agnes Burlingame home on East Street. Mrs. Bains is the mother of Mrs. Walter Simonson.

An open house for parents and friends of students attending the summer reading program sessions conducted at Merrillan will be held at the Merrillan elementary school next Monday. Coffee and a lunch will be provided.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Skaar recently visited her brother, Ferris Tande, who is a patient at Oak Forest sanitarium in Onalaska.

Gib Gile and son, Bob, returned last Thursday from their three-week vacation trip to Alaska.

Mrs. Dorothy Taylor and children of Amarillo, Tex., are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ad Burlingame, and other relatives and friends in the area.

Kathy and Nancy Nunn of Jackson, Miss., are spending several weeks visiting their grandmother, Mrs. Walter Nash.

Mrs. Ferris Tande underwent surgery in the Black River Falls Hospital recently. Two of her children, Ida and Joy, are staying at the Oliver Smith home while she is recuperating.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Olson and family have returned from their vacation trip to Canada.

The Lincoln High School band, under the direction of Charles White, presented a concert here Wednesday evening of last week.

Recent guests at the Gus Johnson home were their daughters, Mrs. Bernice Schnur of Milwaukee and Mrs. Oscar Kleven of Waukesha; Mrs. Johnson’s sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Danielson, and son, Buzzy of Boyceville; and Mrs. Leo Kawas of Waukesha.

Captain and Mrs. Dick Wolfgram and daughter, Jill of Washington, D. C. have spent the past 10 days visiting Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Helbling and his sister, Nancy Wolfgram. Wolfgram recently returned from Vietnam, where he served as chief engineer for the Green Beret. And now will enter the graduate school at Camp Belvaire, Va. He has served in the army the last six years and holds a master’s degree in geological engineering from the school of mines at Rapid City, S. D.

Visiting at the Mergener home in Merrillan were three sons: John Mergener and daughter, Lori, of Rockford, Ill.; Robert Mergener and wife, Judith, and son Robby, of Melrose Park, Ill., and S/Sgt George Mergener, wife Cathy, and three daughters, Vanessa, Christine and Diane, of Barksdale AFB, Boisser City, La. Mr. and Mrs. Lin Martin from Norwich Park, Ill., also were visitors.



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