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Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. HENRY - Who would have thought that a couple of golf balls and some PVC pipes could make one of the most popular lawn games today?
Yep, it's hillbilly golf. Also called ladder golf or bolo toss, it's an addicting game found often at parties, reunions and festivals, wherever golf ball swinging athletes tend to congregate. [More]
By Timothy Cox
Democratic write-in candidate Bill Army has withdrawn from the November election race for a county commissioner seat and has been replaced by the party with Jeff Schwieterman.
Army withdrew from the race because he has moved out of Mercer County. The Mercer County Democratic Central Committee has picked Schwieterman to take Army's slot on the ballot. [More]
By Ryan Hines
Building a respected high school baseball program is not an easy task, but that's exactly what Bruce Boley did during his 25-year stint as the head coach of the Celina Bulldogs.
After leading the Bulldogs to consistent success throughout the last 25 years, Boley will now step away from coaching to lead the entire Celina sports program as the new athletic director. [More]
Obituaries on July 19th, 2006
Fort Recovery native Aurelia "Rela" Ruth Grieshop, 93, died July 14, 2006, in Hopkinton, Iowa, where she had lived since 2003. [More]
Fort Loramie native and former Anna resident Raymond B. Heilers, 89, died at 11 [More]
Montezuma native Velva Irene Mills, 93, of Victorville, Calif., died July 15, 2006, at her residence. [More]
Former Willshire resident RC Duane Osborn, 59, of Kansas City, Mo., died July 16, 2006, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Betty Jean Reish, 79, of Rockford, died at 12:20 p.m. July 18, 2006, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
Local pictures on July 19th, 2006
Subscriber only stories on July 19th, 2006
No tests of storm warning siren allowed
Local emergency personnel learn what to do
Drug and alcohol policy set for new school year
Four face felony theft charges
Oktoberfest not going to the dogs
Government insurance pool picks new consultant
Problems with getting stop light in Minster keep cropping up
Lunch prices going up
New looks for a good cause
Locos win pitcher's duel at Jim Hoess Field