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Thursday, August 9th, 2007
Fair participants, animals try to keep their cool at the Mercer County Fair
By Nancy Allen
With sweat running down his face, 14-year-old Zach Guggenbiller strained with the entire might of his 85-pound body to get the 1,600-pound cow to stay still in the show ring.
But the fidgety cow swung around and walked out of the lineup before ringman Carl Harting stepped in to help. [More]
By Timothy Cox
Helicopter rides are grounded at the Mercer County Fair after fair officials could not come to an agreement with horse owners about where the chopper could take off and land without disturbing the animals.
A woman also was slightly injured Tuesday evening by a runaway cow, one of the 20 midway rides failed an inspection and oppressive heat continues, Fair Manager Scott Riffle reported this morning. [More]
Obituaries on August 9th, 2007
Floyd Dew, 88, formerly of 309 N. Front St., St. Marys, died at 5:50 p.m. Aug. 7, 2007, at the St. Marys Living Center where he was a resident. [More]
Robert W. Miller, 74, of Willshire, died at 1:15 a.m. Aug. 6, 2007, at his son's home in Willshire. [More]
John Lee Rasberry, 55, of Polson, Mont., died Aug. 7, 2007, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Helen C. Wenning, 76, 8141 state route 119, Maria Stein, died at 9:20 a.m. August 7, 2007, at Riverside Hospital, Columbus. [More]
Local pictures on August 9th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on August 9th, 2007
Plans for St. Marys school location still remain up in the air
Dressed to fry at Mercer County Fair
Businessman takes legislation as personal
Potential candidates have not yet filed
Council approves annexation
Students' parents will be informed of coaches' philosophies
Harness racing back again at Fair