Monday, October 1st, 2007
By Margie Wuebker
NEW BREMEN - Sailing down the Miami and Erie Canal on a beautiful fall evening took on a new twist Saturday as the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers sponsored a pumpkin regatta.
The organization, which baked the world's largest pumpkin pie one year and dropped huge pumpkins onto vehicles with smashing success the next year, hit on a novel feature for its autumn festival. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
Going into Saturday, the Celina girls tennis team was in perfect position to capture their first Western Buckeye League title since 2002.
At the end of the day, the NetDogs had a bullseye.
Celina sent four of its five groups into the championship match, winning one title and adding three runners-up, to win the overall title after going 9-0 in the regular season. Celina finished with 19 total points, edging Shawnee with 18. [More]
Obituaries on October 1st, 2007
Blanche Grillot, 89, Celina, died Sept. 30, 2007, in Coldwater. Services are pe [More]
Kenneth Heitkamp, 68, 52 E. Second St., Minster, died at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 29, 2007, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Roy A. Lockwood Sr., 74, 1010 N. Sugar St., Celina, died at 2:50 a.m. Sept. 29, 2007, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Norman P. Opperman, 92, 730 N. Spruce St., St. Marys, died Sept. 28, 2007, at his daughter's home in St. Marys. [More]
Ruby M. Priddy, 87, formerly of Glenmore, died at 8:45 p.m. Sept. 28, 2007, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Savannah Jean Quinn was stillborn on Sept. 29, 2007, at Mercer County Community Hospital to James and Karen Depweg Quinn, 124 First Ave., Coldwater. [More]
Ruth N. Tangeman, 90, formerly of 800 Indiana Ave., St. Marys, and a resident o [More]
Local pictures on October 1st, 2007
Subscriber stories on October 1st, 2007
NEW BREMEN - There's activity once more at the old New Bremen Speedway, but it's for the last time. Safety concerns have caused owners, Crown Equipment Corporation in New Bremen, to bring down the old track.
A Celina man indicted on five counts of trafficking in drugs faces an additional charge after authorities searched his home Friday.
Keyton T. Eberl
Five people were injured when two vehicles collided head on in the 7000 block of state Route 219 near Montezuma. The mishap occurred at 6:27 p.m. Sunday, according to Mercer County Sheriff's Office reports.
The widening and reconstruction of Grand Lake Road is ahead of schedule and the street should be reopened to traffic by the end of October.
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Slonkosky wins Golfer of the Year for third time
The dominance of the Minster girls golf team in the Midwest Athletic Conference keeps going strong.
So does the play of Wildcat senior Regina Slonkosky.
Compiled by Ryan Hines
and Gary R. Rasberry
The Celina Bulldogs came through a tough field to make the finals of the Pepsi Lady Knights Volleyball Invitational at Crestview on Saturday.