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]
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]