Thanks to a generous donation by the Ron Nicklaus and Todd Nicklaus families, the Merrill Historical Society has been able to digitize the paper copies of the Merrill Foto News in our archives. We have 1969 through 1999.

The Nicklaus families were adamant that these papers be made available online to everyone. They did not want to have a subscription or any fees to pay. The Society has contracted with Res Carta, a website that works with non-profits, to host these issues of the Foto News so they are available to everyone free of charge. We do have to pay to host this. The Nicklaus Family is supporting two years of hosting as well.

This was a very costly endeavor and just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. We also have paper and microfilm copies of the Merrill Daily Heralds that cover some early years in 1900s through 1978. Many of these papers are not in very good condition, so it may take more money to digitize the fragile papers. We will be looking for a major donor to cover these costs – somewhere between $30,000 and $50,000.

A big thank you again to Ron & Kay, Todd & Camille Nicklaus for their commitment to the Merrill Community in making this project possible.

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