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White tells of life growing up during depression in the Northwoods

By KIM E. STROM

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MERCER - The Mercer Public Library has embarked upon a new project - Mercer Memory Events. As part of this project, Jean (Brunner) White came to speak at the library Wednesday about what the family's history was like growing up in Mercer. White was joined by her two sisters, Margaret (Peg) Brunner and Kathy (Brunner) Kadrlik. It was recorded on video.

It's not the first time for them. In the past, the focus was on the history of Smokey Bear and how their father, Frank Brunner Jr., created the first costume and character. But that's not what White came...