News: Merrillan (9 Mar 1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hanby, Dignin, Linton, Olson, Hayden, Jensen Davison, Carey, Wiese, Collins, Schoengarth, Grasser, Johnson, Hobbs, Smith, Nash, Tolkan, Bue, McCorison, Gosch, Rush, McKevitt, Fitzpatrick, Barritt, Demaski,

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 3/9/1967

Merrillan (9 March 1967)

Bert Hanby and Mrs. Mary Dagnon were called to Gays Mills Tuesday by the sudden death of Mrs. Dagnon’s nephew, Francis Linton. The funeral was held Saturday in Eastman. Mr. Linton was 22.

Town and County Homemakers will met at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Lloyd Olson.

The Merrillan Boy Scouts are now working for first aid badges. Instructions are being given by Charles Hayden. He has invited Sidney and Charles Jensen of Hixton to the next regular meeting tonight (Thursday). The Jensen’s will bring their four-patient ambulance and explain the ambulance features and how to care for an accident victim until help arrives. This meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

The Rev. Keith Davison of La Crosse conducted Lenten services at the Alma Center Methodist Church Wednesday evening. Rev. Calvin Carey conducted services at the Sparta Evangelical United Brethren Church that evening. Next Wednesday the services at the Alma Center church will be conducted by Rev. Stanley Wiese of the Sparta Methodist Church. Rev. Carey will conduct services in the Black River Falls Methodist Church.
Twenty-six persons attended the Merrillan caucus last Friday evening.

Incumbent trustees nominated were Bill Collins and Merlon Schoengarth. Others nominated for the office were Henry Grasser, Bob Olson, Richard Johnson, and Charles Hobbs. Trustee Donna Olson declined nomination for re-election. Three trustees will be elected April. 4.

Incumbent Vilas Smith was unanimously nominated to the office of president. Incumbents Charlotte Nash, Sylvia Tolkan and Mahlon Bue were also unanimously nominated to the offices of clerk, assessor and constable, respectively.

Incumbent Mildred Olson will be opposed by Freda McCorison for the office of treasurer.

Incumbent Supervisor Vilas Smith will be opposed by Stanley Gosch.

Holdover trustees are Sam Rush, Gene McKevitt and Phil Fitzpatrick. Holdover constable is David Barritt.

Polls April 4 will open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal building.

Richard Johnson was elected caucus chairman and Freda McCorison caucus clerk. Mmes. Vilas Smith and Harry Demaski acted as tellers.



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