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Saturday, December 23rd, 2006
By Margie Wuebker
"I'll Be Home for Christmas," a popular tune recorded by Bing Crosby during World War II, holds special significance at this time of year for area residents with loved ones stationed in faraway places.
Greg and Joann Maltinsky of Minster are no strangers when it comes to marking the holiday without their son Paul, a member of the U.S. Army's First Infantry. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Marys got a big night from Adam Johns in picking up their first win of the season with a 62-56 win at Perry on Friday night. The loss was the first of the season for the Commodores.
Johns, the Roughriders' 6-6 senior center, scored 20 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to pace the Roughriders. [More]
Obituaries on December 23rd, 2006
Kathryn L. "Kay" Adams, 77, of rural Rawson, died at 4:40 p.m. Dec. 21, 2006, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Findlay. [More]
Michael L. "Chicken" Bertke, 48, 7726 state Route 219, Celina, died Dec. 22, 2006, at his home. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Jean W. Flinchbaugh, 83, formerly of Kettering, died Dec. 9, 2006, at Otterbein-St. Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Mary Helen Harpring, 87, died Dec. 22, 2006, at Woodcrest Nursing Center, Decatur, Ind., where she was a resident. [More]
Elma Irene Painter, 96, 202 Glenn St., Mendon, died at 8:55 a.m. Dec. 21, 2006, at The Gardens at Celina. [More]
Jane E. Schelich, 56, of Celina, died at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 2006, at her home. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Local pictures on December 23rd, 2006
Subscriber only stories on December 23rd, 2006
Replacement for Robert Cupp named by Taft
No one injured in early morning house fire
Hot shooting by Cougars chill Cavaliers