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Monday, April 20th, 2009
Smith's Longspur draws birders from Ohio, Michigan, to farm field
By Nancy Allen
Scores of birders flocked to a farm field west of Rockford over the weekend to view a rare bird reportedly not seen in Ohio for more than 20 years.
They came from Akron, Toledo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and some from as far away as Michigan to see the sparrow-sized Smith's Longspur, a brightly patterned songbird of the subarctic tundra. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
MINSTER - Fans attending the annual Minster Memorial Track and Field Invitational had to hold on to the end to get the winner of the girls' meet.
The host Wildcats led Versailles by just 41/2 points going into the 1,600-meter relay, meaning a good Versailles showing mixed with a poor Minster showing could lead to a Tiger win. [More]
Obituaries on April 20th, 2009
Former New Bremen resident Alex J. Bruggeman, 77, died at 10:30 p.m. April 18, [More]
Paul H. Bruns, 83, 3896 Philothea Road, Philothea, died at 1:05 a.m. April 18, 2009, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater. [More]
Charles C. Clifford, 93, formerly of 331 Jay St., St. Marys, died at 6:50 a.m. April 19, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Roger Hegemier, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:30 p.m. April 18, 2009, at his re [More]
George R. Hoenie, 86, 8320 Hoenie Road, Celina, died at 9:27 a.m. April 16, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
G. David Kessler, 71, of Greenville, formerly of Union City, Ohio, died April 17, 2009, at his residence. [More]
St. Henry native Jerome I. Siegrist, 92, of Sidney, died at 12:15 a.m. April 18 [More]
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