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Friday, January 16th, 2009
Baptismal gown will soon be worn by 177th baby
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. HENRY - Winter was setting in when Helena Wuebker of Carthagena put the finishing touch on a pristine christening gown for her infant niece, Marie Lange.
It was 1917, the start of World War I, and most children's clothing was handsewn and made to last. The delicate and lacy baptismal dress was no exception, although Wuebker likely would be shocked to learn her gift is still bringing children to the baptismal font. [More]
By Randy Bruns
An area English teacher has turned her love of basketball into an intriguing look at some local boys coaches who have reached the pinnacle of success.
Amy Zorn, who formerly taught at Jackson Center and now toils at Anna, is the author of the recently published Prepared to Win. The 293-page hardcover book focuses on 14 head basketball coaches from Shelby, Auglaize, and Mercer counties that have taken their teams to the state tournament over the past 31 years. [More]
Obituaries on January 16th, 2009
Edward A. Bergman, 72, of Yorkshire, died Jan. 14, 2009, at his residence.
He [More]
Roy Burton Houseworth, 87, of 2125 Deerfield Court, St. Marys, died at 11:20 p.m. Jan. 14, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Local pictures on January 16th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on January 16th, 2009
Board moves to place levy on ballot
Local schools will share $262,263 in grant money
Work progressing on city school buildings
Cardinals slip past Rangers in OT for victory
New Bremen girl answers God's call