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NEWS
Let the show begin
Where can you go to see thousands of items created or produced by hundreds of youth from throughout Lincoln County? The answer is the Lincoln County Fair to be held later this month at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Merrill.
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OPINIONS
Care for Badgers?
Tuesday night, the Lincoln County Board approved placing an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether the State of Wisconsin should accept enhanced federal funds for BadgerCare rejected by Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans in the Legislature. Lincoln is the 5th county to adopt this referendum.
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Fire out cold when push comes to shove
“The MABAS system provides a safer environment for our fire fighters during a major incident. During a major incident; crews from other departments can provide various forms of assistance including relieving fire fighters actively fighting a fire,” Chief Savone stated. And so it was early Sunday.
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OPINION
County steps up with BadgerCare referendum
Tuesday night, the Lincoln County Board approved placing an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether the State of Wisconsin should accept enhanced federal funds for BadgerCare rejected by Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans in the Legislature. Lincoln is the 5th county to adopt this referendum, following Dunn, Outagamie, Milwaukee and Eau Claire counties, with more following soon.
The actions of the Lincoln County Board prove this issue transcends partisanship. The county in 2012 voted overwhelmingly for Walker , yet the board voted 20-1 to add the referendum on the November ballot on accepting the funds for BadgerCare.
Many Wisconsin counties have strongly supported taking the enhanced Medicaid money offered by the Affordable Care Act. Last year 20 counties took legislative action calling on the state to change course and accept enhanced BadgerCare funding, a position also taken up by the Wisconsin Counties Association. —
READ MORE INTHE JULY 18TH ISSUE OF THE MERRILL COURIER


Getting the job done: Lincoln County style
By Jeremy Ratliff
Special to the Courier
Last year, Merrill Fire Chief Dave Savone proposed participation in MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) to city staff. The chief got the thumbs up from the city and soon involved the Merrill Fire Department in its first ever MABAS participation. —
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OBITUARIES
• DONNA M. WOLLER
• KATHLEEN M. HOFFMAN
• DELORES REICHERT

COLUMN
FROM THE HEART OF GODS COUNTRY-
Dick Nowak
IN A NUT SHELL -
JoAnn Jones Opsahl

STORJES FROM LONG AGO - Ralph “Matty” Matthiae

COMMUNITY
• Service Directory
• Refrigerator Door
• Keeping the Faith
• Community & Events
• Your Right to Know

• Merrill Police Department Calls For Service
• Exhibiting at the County Fair Part of the 4-H Tradition Since Organization Began
•Enter your dog to be “Jack” The Trolley Dog Mural
• City Band Jumps Into Alphabet Soup
• Cheer Team and Dance Team Fundraiser
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