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Monday, June 29th, 2009
Lake supporters say conservation efforts so far not enough; farmers say they're trying and need more time
By Nancy Allen
A lot of fingers have been pointed at farmers and what drains off their land into Grand Lake since a recent announcement of a harmful algae toxin in the lake.
Local farmers say that's unfair.
Ag leaders say they are upset with a push by the nonprofit Lake Improvement Association (LIA) asking Gov. Ted Strickland to declare the lake and its watershed area a "phosphorous free" zone - a move they say would hurt their farm operations and be difficult to police. [More]
By Janie Southard
Mercer County recorded its first case of H1N1 influenza (formerly called swine flu) late last week. No treatment was administered, and the 14-year-old female is recuperating at home, according to the local health department.
She was one of about 400 youths participating in a missionary work camp in Lexington, N.C., from June 14-20. Many of the participants displayed H1N1 symptoms and sought treatment at nearby healthcare facilities. [More]
Obituaries on June 29th, 2009
Jerry L. Bollenbacher, 69, Rockford, died at 10:02 a.m. June 27, 2009, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
Louis G. Fark, 88, 2728 state Route 274, New Bremen, died at 4:25 p.m. June 27, 2009, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Lowell "Pete" Felver, 90, 522 N. Cherry St., Celina, died at 7:30 p.m. June 26, 2009, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Mary M. Huber, 97, of Coldwater, died at 11:42 a.m. June 27, 2009, at the Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Daniel J. Minch, 52, 7135 state Route 49, Celina, died June 28, 2009, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Charles Aloysius Moeder, 72, of St. Henry, died at 7:30 p.m. June 27, 2009, at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Joan F. Rammel, 78, of 314 Augustus St. in St.Marys, died at 10:25 a.m. June 28 [More]
Rita E. Schmiesing, 87, 1231 Mercer Auglaize County Line Road, Minster, died at 1 a.m. June 28, 2009, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Minster. [More]
Local pictures on June 29th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on June 29th, 2009
Farmers talk of own conservation efforts
St. Marys teen dies in accident
Co-authors writing biography of St. Marys writer
Site plan approved for Goodwill store
Grand Lake loses three of four over weekend