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Friday, February 20th, 2009
Students place 2nd in national 2009 STEM Challenge
By Janie Southard
ROCKFORD - Three Parkway students went to Columbus, built their first robot together, and brought home a second-place trophy from the 2009 STEM Challenge, part of the National Robotics Challenge.
Seniors Tyler Garwood and Brandon Riley along with junior Corbin Hellwarth were certainly not considered shoo-ins to win anything. In fact, because Parkway is not a STEM school, the students could perhaps be called a dark-horse trio. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
ROCKFORD - St. Teresa Catholic Church in downtown Rockford is moving to an existing church building outside the village.
Church officials in December purchased a former non-Catholic church on state Route 707, east of state Route 118, due to their growing congregation. The church currently serves 130 families. [More]
New Bremen, St. John's share MAC girls hoops crown
By Mark Ruschau
ROCKFORD - The New Bremen Cardinals went to Rockford on Thursday and defeated the Parkway Panthers 59-33 in Midwest Athletic Conference play to win the school's first girls basketball title, one which they will share with the Delphos St. John's Blue Jays. [More]
Obituaries on February 20th, 2009
Juanita D. Cress, 83, of Van Wert, died at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 2009, at Vancrest Health Care Center, Van Wert. [More]
Martha A. Poeppelman, 84, 163 E. Seventh St., Minster, died Feb. 19, 2009, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster. [More]
Vernon M. Tisdale Jr., 82, died Feb. 15, 2009, at his home in Sacramento, Calif [More]
Reinhart Vohs, 95, 09011 Southland Road, New Knoxville, died at 7:35 p.m. Feb. 18, 2009, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Karlton C. Weaver, 68, of Midway Park, N.C., died Jan. 24, 2009, at his home. [More]
Rosemary Woehrmyer, 85, formerly of Bensman Road, Minster, died at 10 a.m. Feb. 18, 2009, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Local pictures on February 20th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on February 20th, 2009
Who'll care for Fluffy? Local EMAs lax on disaster preparedness for pets
FFA students discuss different food topics with third-graders
Steps taken for more bridge projects
Couple does not need to make changes to home
Village extends land lease time
Blue Jays clutch at free-throw line
Quick start paves the way for Marion victory
Three local divers qualify for state meet in Canton
Monnin sparks Minster to MAC victory