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Monday, April 7th, 2008
By William Kincaid
MONTEZUMA - At 79, barbershop singer Bud Preston, with his signature straw hat and cornerstone cane, can still break out a 3-minute soft-shoe dance.
For the last two weeks Preston has practiced his dance - not a tap dance, but what he calls a slow, rhythmic dance - with his son-in-law, Paul Mizer, the former Marion Local Schools band director for 23 years. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
The weather could not have been better for Saturday's Celina Invitational.
The host Bulldogs came up with some solid performances against five other Western Buckeye League teams and finished respectably in the six-team meet.
Defiance, buoyed by its distance crews, swept both the boys and girls titles. Celina's Runnin' Women took a close second, edging defending WBL champ Ottawa-Glandorf by one point. [More]
Obituaries on April 7th, 2008
Merle D. Black, 70, 431 E. Fulton St., Celina, died at 1:40 p.m. April 4, 2008, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Bertha Catherine Eilerman, 97, of Basinburg Road, Fort Loramie, died at 2:40 p.m. April 5, 2008, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster. [More]
John O. Garman, 88, formerly of 1118 W. Market St., Celina, died at 4:10 a.m. April 5, 2008, at Summerville at Chestnut Hill, Columbus. [More]
William J. Hoenie, 92, of Celina, died April 6, 2008, at his residence.
Arran [More]
Wilma Platfoot, 88, 206 Cherry Lane, Anna, died at 1:35 a.m. April 5, 2008, at the Versailles Health Care Center. [More]
Betty L. Schindler, 83, formerly of 7262 state Route 197, Celina, died at 5 a.m. April 6, 2008, at the Gardens of Celina. [More]
Mary Hirsch Sicke, 88, 807 Mumaugh Road, Apt. 74, Lima, and formerly of St. Marys, died at 4:17 p.m. April 5, 2008, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Rebecca Smallwood, 98, of St. Marys, died at 12:30 p.m. April 6, 2008, at Joint [More]
Helen G. Bailey Steiger, 96, of Worthington Assisted Care Center, Lima, died at 6:10 p.m. April 5, 2008. [More]
Pat Williams, 68, of Rockford, died at 10:30 p.m. April 4, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Local pictures on April 7th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on April 7th, 2008
Maria Stein businesses honored at meeting
Lima-area woman killed, two injured in motorcycle/car accident on U.S. 33
Eldora has to move its debut to this week
Minster sweeps doubleheader from St. Marys
Minster, St. Henry boys win track titles