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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
By William Kincaid
BURKETTSVILLE - Several small post offices in the area are reducing hours of operation to help the financially strapped federal postal service save money.
A U.S. Postal Service representative on Tuesday announced Burkettsville's office will have its weekday hours cut in half to four hours - likely 12:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays - starting sometime in March. Saturday hours of 8 to 11:45 a.m. will remain. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
ROCKFORD - A northern Mercer County group is trying to stop the development of wind turbines in the area.
Roy Thompson, chairman of the newly-formed group Neighbors United, asked Rockford Village Council members during a meeting Tuesday to consider passing a turbine ban ordinance for the village. Council members made no comments on the request; the village administrator asked that another meeting be held to discuss the issue. [More]
By Ryan Hines
CONVOY - Tuesday night was supposed to be a big test for Celina's girls basketball team when the 16-2 Bulldogs traveled to Convoy to take on the 17-1 Crestview Knights.
Pressure defense and a dominant showing in offensive rebounding helped Celina ace the test with an impressive 60-42 win over the Knights as the Bulldogs extended their winning streak to 13 games. [More]
Obituaries on February 6th, 2013
David J. Muhlenkamp, 65, Troy, passed away Feb. 3, 2013, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnati. [More]
Kenneth J. "Kenny" Short, 75, Celina, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Feb. 4, 2013, at his residence in Celina. [More]
Wanda L. Schneidt, 86, Goodland, Ind., died at 3:45 a.m. Feb. 4, 2013, at Jasper County Hospital Alternacare, Rensselaer, Ind. [More]
Inez E. Shirk, 73, Coldwater, died Feb. 4, 2013, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Lois E. Stedcke Stuckey, 81, of Marion and formerly of Celina, died Feb. 4, 201 [More]
Thomas L. Poppe, 44, St. Marys, died Feb. 3, 2013, at a residence in St. Marys. [More]
Gordon L. Geeslin, 77, Celina, died Feb. 5, 2013, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Local pictures on February 6th, 2013
Subscriber only stories on February 6th, 2013
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