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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
Parkway Elementary School
By Janie Southard
ROCKFORD - About 40 community members and teachers attended the Parkway school board meeting Tuesday night, where the contract for a district principal was under consideration.
Board members held a two-hour executive session at the beginning of the meeting called to discuss personnel issues and the dismissal of an employee. After the session, board members approved a one-year contract for elementary Principal Mark Esselstein. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
A Coldwater-area dairy farmer died Monday after he apparently slipped and struck his head in a holding pen near the milking parlor.
Gary E. Uhlenhake, 50, 3898 Burkettsville-St. Henry Road, was found dead shortly after 5 p.m., the victim of an apparent farm accident. [More]
Grand Lake
By Nancy Allen
Two resident pairs of bald eagles have begun incubating an unknown number of eggs in separate nests on Grand Lake, said Sean Finke, coordinator of the Mercer Wildlife Area.
The pair with a nest along the lake's southwest side in the state-protected Mercer Waterfowl Area began incubating Feb. 22 and the pair with a nest behind Aquaview housing subdivision on the lake's south side began incubating Sunday, he said. [More]
Obituaries on March 10th, 2010
John E. Fickert, 53, Rockford, died at 12:52 p.m. March 8, 2010, at Van Wert County Hospital. [More]
Kathryn M. Gibson, 102, 110 Williams St., St. Marys, died at 12:05 a.m. March 9, 2010, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Helen A. Mescher, 96, Coldwater, died March 9 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater [More]
Virgil H. Puthoff, 62, 121 W. Franklin St., Chickasaw, died at 5:47 a.m. March 7, 2010, at the Ohio State Medical Center. [More]
Donald A. Sealschott, 75, 7957 Celina-Mendon Road, Celina, died March 8, 2010, at his residence. [More]
Ruth O. Theurer, 94, Portland, Ind., died March 7, 2010, at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
L. Ross Thomas, 90, 16306 Glynwood-New Knoxville Road, Wapakoneta, died at 7:06 a.m. March 9, 2010, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Gary E. "Gak" Uhlenhake, 50, Coldwater, died March 8, 2010, at his farm.
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Local pictures on March 10th, 2010
Subscriber only stories on March 10th, 2010
Tax funds down but cuts help balance Celina budget
Commissioners deny board of elections request
Changes on horizon at local airport
Parks superintendent resignation accepted
Law director to review property cleanup issue
Council to move meetings to City Hall
Joblessness still below state average
MAC rematch in district final
Williams will be joining a strong hoops program
Shopping can aid area economy