FRANK MERRILL. Among the energetic young citizens of Brighton prominent mention belongs to this gentleman, who is well known as a member of the firm of Chapin & Merrill, editors and proprietors of the Brighton News of Brighton, Ill. Mr. Chapin, the senior member, resides in St. Louis and is district organizer of the fraternity of Financial Co-operation. Mr. Merrill as local manager and editor, is largely responsible for the success of the paper, and since his first connection with it, in 1891, he has made some valuable improvements and infused new ideas in it. The Brighton News is a five column folio and having a good circulation, justly ranks among the most prominent local papers of the county.
Mr. Merrill is a practical newspaper man and a printer, and while yet a minor has evinced the possession of considerable executive ability and good judgment. Prior to coming to this place to enter upon his present enterprise he was employed on The Latest, a Chicago paper published in the interests of the printers' trade. Young and energetic, a close observer, quick in formulating plans and prompt in executing them, he has a bright future awaiting him in the field of journalism. His political belief coincides with the principles promulgated by the Democratic party, but his paper is independent.