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Thursday, August 12th, 2010
Camping, shelter house rental also discounted to draw lake visitors
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - The state will refund dock fees and give discounts for camping and shelter house rental around Grand Lake to help area businesses and individuals affected by the lake's condition.
The move will cost the state $172,930, according to ODNR spokesperson Heidi Hetzel-Evans. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Goats rule.
They're lively and loud and in record numbers at this year's Mercer County Fair.
"There's a 25 percent increase in goats this year," said Cheryl McKirnan, coordinator of the junior fair.
"Neahs" will be heard today across the fairgrounds as junior fair members begin filling stalls with 45 dairy goats, 44 breeding goats and 65 market wether goats - a total of 154 short-haired creatures to be weighed, showed and judged in the next few days. [More]
Obituaries on August 12th, 2010
Wilma M. Meckstroth, 88, St. Marys, died at 7:35 a.m. Aug. 11, 2010, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Mercer County native Willis L. Martin, 81, Bryant, Ind., died at 10 a.m. Aug. 11, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Ind. [More]
Charles J. Bornhorst, 76, St. Henry, died Aug. 12, 2010, at Mercer County Commu [More]
Former Celina resident Mary E. Bilter, 83, Naples, Fla., died Aug. 11, 2010, at [More]
Local pictures on August 12th, 2010
Subscriber only stories on August 12th, 2010
More CREP funds sought for farmers
Mothers urged to breast-feed
Variety of drugs available
Rockford man charged with robbery
Local man pleads guilty to having sex with minor
Issues set for November election ballot
Fans gather to cheer dancer
New Weston picnic to add flea markets
Mercer County Fair will be host to motocross event for the first time