MARIA STEIN - A new 50-foot tall steel cross erected Tuesday was built as a spiritual landmark for generations to come.
The 11,000-pound cross, made of shiny stainless steel, was a gift to the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein along St. Johns Road, donated by its board members. The donors said its presence will serve as a towering welcome to retreat house visitors. [More]
Three area men face charges after they allegedly climbed the Chickasaw water tower early Sunday morning and then left the scene before authorities arrived.
Mercer County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call at 3:55 a.m. but found no one in the area. A subsequent call indicated the trio had climbed down and left in a blue four-wheel drive pickup truck with a loud exhaust. They were last seen headed southbound on state Route 716 in the direction of Maria Stein. [More]