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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
By William Kincaid
Celina City Council members learned 2009 may be an expensive year for the city as scheduled capital projects are expected to cost $8.47 million.
In the coming weeks, council members must determine whether to pursue all of the projects and how much money to borrow on the open market, which councilman Rick Bachelor said could be as much as $3.5 million. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a 2000 Ford Windstar van from a Rockford-area home early this morning.
Deputies were called to a home in the 4700 block of state Route 707 after the resident reported a young man came to her door asking to use the telephone. He reportedly had a lacerated wrist with blood dripping onto the porch floor. [More]
Obituaries on February 17th, 2009
Celina native James L. Casteele, 86, of Troy, died at 10:15 a.m. Feb. 16, 2009, at Koester Pavilion, Troy. [More]
Former New Knoxville resident Calvin G. Elshoff, 92, of Lake City, Fla., died at 2:35 p.m. Feb. 13, 2009, at the Haven Hospice in Lake City. [More]
Kenneth R. Heiby, 57, 142 Pershing Drive, St. Marys, died Feb. 15, 2009, in Leesburg, Fla. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Bernice Aletta Sheets, 92, 10938 Neptune-Mendon Road, Mendon, died at noon Feb. 15, 2009, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Owen "Curly" Smith, 78, 7784 state Route 703 E., Celina, died at 8:10 a.m. on Feb. 15, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
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Subscriber only stories on February 17th, 2009
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