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Monday, December 31st, 2007
By Margie Wuebker
MINSTER - Dick Fortman watches as the train chugs up a steep incline before disappearing into a tunnel cut through the mountain overlooking Stallotown - a thriving community with a decidedly western theme.
The train pulls into the station giving passengers a glimpse of what life was like in the 1890s. Women in long, billowing skirts pick their way to and from the general store while a checker game is underway on the porch at the local doctor's office. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - If the conference matchup between Coldwater and Fort Recovery bears any resemblance to the championship game of the first Mercer Health Holiday Classic, it should be a dandy.
Fort Recovery was able to hold off a number of Coldwater rallies to take a 51-48 win in the inaugural tournament at The Palace in Coldwater. The Indians end 2007 with an 8-1 record while Coldwater drops to 3-2 on the year. [More]
Obituaries on December 31st, 2007
Tammy G. Clune, 50, of Deford Street, Celina, died at 12:23 a.m. Dec. 29, 2007, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Dorothy C. Dresher, 102, 211 E. Oak St., Celina, died at 11:45 p.m. Dec. 28, 2007, at her residence. [More]
Elizabeth M. Justinger, 94, of Defiance, died at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 29, 2007, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Former Coldwater resident Viola M. May, 100, died at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 30, 2007, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster. [More]
Dola D. Mowery, 93, of Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys, and formerly [More]
Celina native Judith Ann Severs, 73, of Warren, Mich., died Dec. 22, 2007, at St. John Macomb Hospital, Warren. [More]
Former New Bremen resident Gertrude M. Topp, 88, a resident of Heritage Manor N [More]
Local pictures on December 31st, 2007
Subscriber only stories on December 31st, 2007
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Coldwater to Hollywood
Council approves appropriations
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