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Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
Church, 4-H leaders speak at county fair board meeting
By William Kincaid
About a dozen concerned citizens, including 4-H and church leaders, spoke out Tuesday night against the Mercer County Fair Board's plan to sell beer at the fair.
No one spoke in favor of alcohol sales.
Fair board members last month voted in favor of potential alcohol sales at the August fair. Details of a plan, such as having a beer garden or allowing sales in the grandstand, are to be worked out before a final vote is taken. [More]
By Timothy Cox
ROCKFORD - Village officials hope to break ground on a new water plant within a year or so.
The water plant is the most important of several pending development projects in town, Village Administrator Jeff Long said. Village officials plan to meet with engineers this week to discuss potential financing for the project, Long said. [More]
New Knoxville and Marion Local will have a rematch with regional berth on the line
By Ryan Hines
WAPAKONETA - It will be an all-Midwest Athletic Conference Division IV district final at Wapakoneta High School on Friday night.
The D-IV poll champion New Knoxville Rangers needed overtime before finally putting away Lima Perry, 69-58. Then, in the nightcap, Marion Local's post players controlled the paint in a 57-52 victory over Ada. [More]
Obituaries on March 7th, 2007
Oliver J. Elliott, 81, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:05 a.m. March 6, 2007, at Auglaize Acres, Wapakoneta. [More]
Eileen Ford, 56, of Coldwater, died March 7, 2007, at the Laurels of Shane Hill [More]
Robert H. Rempe Sr., 84, 62 S. Lincoln St., Minster, died at 7:46 p.m. March 5, 2007, at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima. [More]
Mary Jane Sturwold, 69, 2222 Fessler-Buxton Road, Russia, died at 8:05 p.m. March 5, 2007, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. [More]
Local pictures on March 7th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on March 7th, 2007
Pigs in wigs and other ideas alive in verse
Rules change - Rockford loses a year
Most local farmers unlikely to discontinue filter strips
New extension educator to be hired
Scam is reported in Celina
Piqua man awaiting sentencing
Local YMCAs offer wellness programs