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Mercer residents join to reminisce, catalog memories


February 2, 2019

Bryan Hellios / Daily Globe

Long-time Mercer resident Peg Brunner, left, shares a look at her family photo with Marge Pemble, president of the Mercer Historical Society during the Mercer Memories event held F­riday at the Mercer Library.

MERCER, Wis. - The Mercer Public Library and Mercer Historical Society joined together to host their second "Mercer Memory" event on Friday.

Life-long Mercer resident Peg Brunner shared stories of her life from growing up there.

From catching her first "legal Musky" at age 15 to throwing rocks off a bridge killing redhorse fish which had invaded her favorite fishing spot, Brunner was determined to show her brothers she could do anything they could do.

"I was really quite the tomboy," Brunner said with a chuckle.

Brunner credits her love of nature to her father, Frank Brunner, who develo...

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