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.
18'-19' Board of Directors President: Craig Westfall Vice-President: Cindy Opichka Secretary: Scott Szarowicz Treasurer: Chris Huitfeldt Board of Directors: Perry Redeker Ruth Redeker Eugene Finck
2018 Season Cash Raffle Winners 1st place $500.00 Larry Krueger 2nd place $400.00 Allie Baeseman 3rd place $300.00 Tyrone Hanson 4th place $250.00 Kody Workis 5th place $200.00 Brad Borchardt 6th place $150.00 Mary Ann Spranger 7th place $100.00 Brad Gumz 8th place $100.00 Nathan Mathwich 9th place $100.00 Jamie Rader 10th place $100.00 Scott Wimmer 11th place $50.00 Garritt Hummer 12th place $50.00 Dustin Finck 13th place $50.00 Robert Tryba 14th place $50.00 Jason Klade 15th place $50.00 Jared Zilisch