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Mercer, front and center, is the newest addition to the staff at Morris Area High School. The six-year-old golden retriever works with counselor Tammy Roth as a therapy dog. He's pictured with Holly Carrington's third grade class.

Mercer makes friends at Morris Area

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MORRIS – Mercer, the newest addition to the counseling staff in the Morris Area School District, has had a lot of help getting settled in his new job.


His playful personality and passion for fetch and hide-and-seek have made the six-year-old golden retriever a hit with students, staff and teachers across the district.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.