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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
By Betty Lawrence
A new "Big Bob," the world's largest handmade bass, will be unveiled Saturday at the Celina Lake Festival parade.
The bass has been a popular mainstay in the festival's parade since 1965, when the fish float was constructed by the late Robert "Red" Adams. The whopper is 31 feet long, 14 feet high (to dorsel fin) and 4 feet wide - making it the largest by 1 foot based on Web research by Brenda Robinson, whose family undertook restoration of the fish earlier this year. [More]
Grand Lake spillway
By Nancy Allen
Once again, the state is being sued over flooding caused by Grand Lake's West Bank spillway.
This time, 86 landowners have filed a lawsuit in the Ohio Supreme Court seeking compensation for their flooded land along the Wabash River and Beaver Creek. [More]
Marion Local
By Margie Wuebker
Christopher J. Redd admits he has some big shoes to fill as the newly named band director for the Marion Local school district.
Superintendent Carl Metzger hired the Atwater resident several weeks ago but the board of education made it official Monday night. His one-year contract with extended time service comes with a salary of $50,109.73. [More]
Obituaries on July 22nd, 2009
Dennis W. Cramer, 65, of Beech Tree Hill Apartments, St. Marys, died July 17, 2 [More]
Virginia L. "Jinny" Curry, 85, 7398 state Route 703, Celina, died at 12:05 p.m. July 20, 2009, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Hilda M. Jackson, 94, of Coldwater, died at 5:15 a.m. July 21, 2009, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Lucille Loughridge, 82, of Celina, died at 2:25 a.m. July 22, 2009, at Celina M [More]
Terry Lynn Meeker, 43, 712 N. Washington St., Delphos, died 7:15 p.m. July 18, [More]
Graveside services for Janet Orick, 65, 155 Dickman Drive, St. Marys, who died [More]
Hugh Setterfield, 83, of Celina died July 21, 2009, at The Gardens at Celina. [More]
Local pictures on July 22nd, 2009
Subscriber only stories on July 22nd, 2009
Administrators net raises
Renewal levy proposed for Mercer County home, possibly November
Fair to receive award for outstanding harness racing
Funds to provide instructional support
10-year note approved to pay for Hanover Street reconstruction project
Coons returning to WCSM
Same location but new business
Boutique brings trade show fashions