Presenting the check are Merrill Ice Draggers members, from left, Shyana Finck, Scott Szarowicz-Secretary, Craig Westfall-President, Jay Dietzler, Eugene Finck-Board of Directors, Chris Huitfeldt-Treasurer, Cindy Opichka-Vice-President, Perry and Ruth Redeker-Board of Directors and accepting the check on behalf of the NTC Foundation is Sheila Rossmiller, Director of Annual Giving and Scholarships.
Starting a scholarship in perpetuity for a Northcentral Technical College program is not unusual. When it’s created by a not-for-profit organization of racers that continue to astonish the world by racing on the ice – that is unusual. After a successful 2018 season, the Merrill Ice Draggers, Inc. a 501(c)4 not-for-profit, chose to make a difference. After meeting all the previous bills of plowing, fuel, insurance and equipment repairs, the club’s volunteers/members chose to create a Northcentral Technical College scholarship and recently presented a check to the NTC Foundation in the amount of $5,250 to establish a new endowed scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded each fall to a new or continuing full- or part-time NTC student who is enrolled in the Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, Mechanical Design or Welding program. Other groups that have benefited from Merrill Ice Drags generosity and hard-working volunteers are: Town of Corning First Responders, HAVEN, Inc., Weston Youth Trap Club, Special Olympics, Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill City Band, Member of the Merrill Chamber of Commerce, Wausau 525, food pantries, North Central Health Care, and Lincoln County Humane Society.
19'-20' Board of Directors President: Cindy Opichka Vice-President: Jay Dietzler Secretary: Scott Szarowicz Treasurer: Chris Huitfeldt Board of Directors: Larry Krueger Ruth Redeker Eugene Finck
2019 Season Cash Raffle Winners 1st place $500.00 Jake Rechtzigel 2nd place $400.00 Brad Buckoski 3rd place $300.00 Charlie Mattek 4th place $250.00 Carol Szarowicz 5th place $200.00 Randal Carr 6th place $150.00 Ron Edwards 7th place $100.00 Jeff Belant 8th place $100.00 B's 107 9th place $100.00 Jumpers Bar 10th place $100.00 Chet Konkol 11th place $50.00 Jim Trawicki 12th place $50.00 Christine Vorpagel 13th place $50.00 Gloria Miller 14th place $50.00 Kyle Wojicechowski 15th place $50.00 Brad Gumz