Merrill celebrates 100 years as a city of parks

TINA L. SCOTTEDITOR On June 16, 1921, the Merrill Daily Herald ran an editorial with the headline: “Merrill The City of Parks”. This is what the introduction says in a nice booklet prepared in 2019 for the history hunt of the Merrill Historical Society. The booklet further says:“The text [of …

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Ely’s oldest business will close soon

Keith vandervort ELY – Shoppers flocked in and out of Ely’s oldest retail outlet last Saturday as the summer tourist season intensified. Those days will soon come to an end as the JD Mills Company prepares to shut down for good next month after a 120-year run.“I remember coming here …

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Basketball-Five to watch at the Tokyo Olympics

Visitors attempt to take photos in front of the Olympic Rings monument outside the headquarters of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) near the National Stadium, the main stadium of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which has been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Tokyo, Japan, May 30, 2021. …

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