Monday, April 7th, 2008
By William Kincaid
MONTEZUMA - At 79, barbershop singer Bud Preston, with his signature straw hat and cornerstone cane, can still break out a 3-minute soft-shoe dance.
For the last two weeks Preston has practiced his dance - not a tap dance, but what he calls a slow, rhythmic dance - with his son-in-law, Paul Mizer, the former Marion Local Schools band director for 23 years. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
The weather could not have been better for Saturday's Celina Invitational.
The host Bulldogs came up with some solid performances against five other Western Buckeye League teams and finished respectably in the six-team meet.
Defiance, buoyed by its distance crews, swept both the boys and girls titles. Celina's Runnin' Women took a close second, edging defending WBL champ Ottawa-Glandorf by one point. [More]
Obituaries on April 7th, 2008
Merle D. Black, 70, 431 E. Fulton St., Celina, died at 1:40 p.m. April 4, 2008, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Bertha Catherine Eilerman, 97, of Basinburg Road, Fort Loramie, died at 2:40 p.m. April 5, 2008, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster. [More]
John O. Garman, 88, formerly of 1118 W. Market St., Celina, died at 4:10 a.m. April 5, 2008, at Summerville at Chestnut Hill, Columbus. [More]
William J. Hoenie, 92, of Celina, died April 6, 2008, at his residence.
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Wilma Platfoot, 88, 206 Cherry Lane, Anna, died at 1:35 a.m. April 5, 2008, at the Versailles Health Care Center. [More]
Betty L. Schindler, 83, formerly of 7262 state Route 197, Celina, died at 5 a.m. April 6, 2008, at the Gardens of Celina. [More]
Mary Hirsch Sicke, 88, 807 Mumaugh Road, Apt. 74, Lima, and formerly of St. Marys, died at 4:17 p.m. April 5, 2008, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Rebecca Smallwood, 98, of St. Marys, died at 12:30 p.m. April 6, 2008, at Joint [More]
Helen G. Bailey Steiger, 96, of Worthington Assisted Care Center, Lima, died at 6:10 p.m. April 5, 2008. [More]
Pat Williams, 68, of Rockford, died at 10:30 p.m. April 4, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Local pictures on April 7th, 2008
Subscriber stories on April 7th, 2008
MARIA STEIN - The Marion Community Development Organization (MCDO) honored two local businesses as distinguished developers during an annual community address held Sunday at the Maria Stein American Legion Hall.
A 50-year-old Lima-area woman was killed Saturday afternoon when the motorcycle she and her husband were riding struck a car that failed to yield at the intersection of U.S. 33 and Townline-Kossuth Road.
ROSSBURG - Heavy overnight Thursday rains inundated an already saturated surface and in the interest of safety and concern for the race teams, Eldora Speedway officials reached a decision to postpone last Saturday's planned race.
ST. MARYS - The Minster Wildcats used pitching and timely offense to post a 9-2 and 7-4 nonleague doubleheader sweep over the St. Marys Roughriders on Saturday afternoon at K.C. Geiger Park.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Area boys track teams came up big during Saturday's Versailles Invitational, capturing two of the three divisional titles.