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Monday, May 9th, 2011
Earth-friendly animals provide allergen-free fleece
By Betty Lawrence
They hum, eat little, and love companionship, and their fleece is as valued as cashmere.
The alpaca is an unusual and wonderful animal, say Mary and Norm Zahn, who founded Mercer County's first alpaca farm, Coldwater Creek Alpacas, a year ago.
Many people mistake alpacas for llamas, which are in the same family but alpacas are smaller. [More]
Division II Sectional Softball at Lima Bath
By Ryan Hines
LIMA - Another blast off the bat of Abbey Zacharias and the reliable right arm of Katie Kerr helped Celina to a 3-1 win over rival St. Marys on Saturday in Division II softball sectional action at Lima Bath.
Celina (12-5) awaits the winner of tonight's Bath-Van Wert contest for a rematch on Wednesday at 5 p.m. The Bulldogs have already beaten Bath and Van Wert once this spring during regular-season Western Buckeye League matchups. [More]
Obituaries on May 9th, 2011
Former Chickasaw resident Cecilia Eyink, 94, died May 9, 2011, at The Gardens in St. Henry. [More]
Mildred C. Heitkamp, 87, Cassella, died at 6:30 a.m. May 8, 2011, at the Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Former New Bremen resident Thomas Adams, 88, died at 3:17 a.m. May 8, 2011, at Springfield Masonic Home, Springfield. [More]
Ardyth Drake Shaffer, 87, Mendon, died at 5:52 p.m. May 6, 2011, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
The Rev. Cornelius Fenton, C.PP.S., 89, formerly a pastor at several area paris [More]
Thomas Walter Patton, 71, Memphis, Tenn., died May 4, 2011, in Memphis.
He was born May 19, 1939. He married Beverly Farrier Patton, who died April 9, 2009. [More]
Rosemary Torchia, Dayton, died May 6, 2011, in Kettering.
Deceased is her husband, Eugene, who died May 1, 2011. [More]
Local pictures on May 9th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on May 9th, 2011
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Third bald eagle nest confirmed
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Shawnee sweeps all five positions
Flyers, Redskins advance in tourney