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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
Baby shampoo and tooth brushes great for making chickens sparkle
By Shelley Grieshop
How do you give a chicken a bath?
Well, you can't just throw it in a Maytag washer and hang it on the line, that's for sure. Especially if you intend to have it judged at the fair.
The answer is best left to the experts.
"You start with some baby shampoo," says 15-year-old Isaac Marchal, as he slowly dips the backside of his Barred Plymouth Rock Bantam in a suds-filled sink at the Mercer County fairgrounds. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
The Celina girls tennis team got the 2009 fall sports season started with a dominating performance, losing just one game in five matches to shut out Sidney 5-0 at the High School Tennis Courts.
Both doubles teams and the first and third singles for the NetDogs posted matching 6-0, 6-0 sets while second-singles player Emily Zender lost just one game to break up the monotony. [More]
Obituaries on August 18th, 2009
Bernice M. Miller, 85, formerly of Willshire, died at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 2009, at Colonial Nursing Home, Rockford. [More]
Rita Schwartz, 88, 4358 Lock Two Road, New Bremen, died at 9:22 a.m. Aug. 15, 2009, at the Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Hilda Ann Steinke, 87, formerly of Taft Street, Sidney, died at 8 a.m. Aug. 16, [More]
Local pictures on August 18th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on August 18th, 2009
District takes proactive approach to prevent flu
Treasurer delivers mixture of good and bad news
New technology to be used in classrooms
Idea to plug into high school gets pulled
Mercer County Library operating levy to be placed on November ballot
Home searched by police after domestic violence call
Bulldogs lose by one on the road against Bath
Second night of racing at Mercer County Fair