Thursday, December 14th, 2017
By Jeff Elking
NEW BREMEN - School board members on Wednesday approved spending up to $100,901 on a new cooling system for the high school building.
The building's current air conditioner needed to be replaced after having been struck by lightning on July 22, district officials said. Board members approved waiving competitive bidding and passed emergency legislation to purchase the system from Slagle Mechanical of Sidney, which also will install the new 120-ton Trane unit. [More]
Curtain Call
By Robb Hemmelgarn
Nearly three decades have passed since Gina Farley last hustled up and down the basketball floor for the Minster Wildcats, but the memories of playing on head coach Nann Stechschulte's squad still linger fresh. When Farley, formally Gina Huelsman, played her final game in February 1991, she graduated as the all-time leading rebounder in Wildcat history and was tied for the top spot on the program all-time scoring list as well. [More]
Obituaries on December 14th, 2017
Everet F. Topp age 89 entered into his rest with the Lord on December 12, 2017 at the Elmwood Assisted Living in New Bremen, after a period of declining health. [More]
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City applies for assistance
ST. MARYS - Mayor Patrick McGowan wants Ohio officials to pay attention to the large number of affected people and to clean up the state-owned canal that runs through the middle of St. Marys.
CHICKASAW - Council members on Wednesday learned the $500,000 Ohio Public Works loan for which officials have applied will likely be increased to $940,000.
Undefeated St. Marys football team recognized
ST. MARYS - The Roughriders Philanthropic Association has nearly reached the halfway mark in raising funds for the new football stadium at the high/middle school campus.
CELINA - A Dayton man convicted of writing and trying to cash a fake check purportedly belonging a local livestock company on Wednesday received a delay in his sentencing.
During snow and ice removal, abandoned vehicles on and along county roadways are the major obstacles snowplow drivers face when trying to clear county roads, according to a reminder from Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart and snowplow drivers.
ROCKFORD - Village council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the village hall.
Council members had previously canceled the meeting due to conflict
College Notes
After having battled injuries last season, Colorado senior Michaela Wenning is off to a great start to the indoor track and field season.
The Celina graduate opened her season last weekend at the Alumni Classic at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.