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Thursday, May 26th, 2011
Planting delayed
By Nancy Allen
Federal crop insurance regulations and delayed planting this spring may kill efforts to get Grand Lake watershed farmers to adopt cover crops, local ag officials fear.
Cover crops are the best way to keep phosphorous from running off farm fields and into Grand Lake where it feeds toxic blue-green algae blooms, said Mercer County OSU Extension educator Jim Hoorman. [More]
Task force makes greatest amount of arrests since group formed
By Margie Wuebker
The Grand Lake Task Force arrested dozens of people Wednesday on felony drug trafficking charges - the largest roundup in the 30-year history of the group.
The grand jury handed down indictments listing 109 felony drug charges against 39 adults. Twelve adults remain at large. Twenty-three cases involve heroin, which officials know is gaining popularity because of its relatively low cost. [More]
Last Curtain Call
By Robb Hemmelgarn
As a high school freshman in the mid-1970s, St. Henry's Tim Braun was stuck with a perplexing dilemma prior to launching his track and field career.
Uncertain of which events to specialize in, Braun submitted himself to a battery of speed, endurance and strength analysis conducted by Redskins' head coach Gary Bertoline. [More]
Obituaries on May 26th, 2011
Former Celina resident Alberta G. Pohlabeln, 87, died May 23, 2011, at Wright Nursing in Fairborn. [More]
Former St. Marys resident Dorothy I. Shelby, 79, died Dec. 8, 2010, at her home in Fort Myers, Fla. [More]
Kathleen DiScenza, 62, New Bremen, died at 5:46 p.m. May 19, 2011, at her residence. [More]
Local pictures on May 26th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on May 26th, 2011
A family's service
Montgomery suggests fee for users of field
Seniors to receive diplomas during commencement
Two arrested in unlawful entry of pop machine
Pool openings
Weather shortens first day of action
Bulldogs' boys shut out after the first day
Celina's Muhlenkamp to swim at Wright State
Many attractions in area
New dates for Chickasaw picnic
Firecracker Festival to add poker
Pomoma festival about the berries - and shortcake
K of C picnic to feature bands, rides, chili, games
Historical group to offer dinners
Holy Rosary cash raffle up to $2,500
Rockford festival adds golf, exotic animals
Fort Recovery jubilee to include contests, stunt show
Zuma Days to mark 25th year with music
Bands add to Country Fest entertainment
Blazer will sing at picnic
Car among IC picnic raffle prizes
Bands, rides to fill Main Street
Lake Festival turns 50 with water ski show
Carver new to firemen's festival
Picnic to feature tractor pulls, children's events, flea market
Taste testers can pick from 80 beers
New companies supplying rides, dinners
Sanctioned pull to raise the dust
All ages may dive into straw hunt at Burtkettsville picnic
Auglaize County Fair to offer new rides, ATV drag racing
Mercer County Fair will get you up and moovin' with fun
Join in festivities at SummerFest
Jerry's kids gain from MDA Benefit Softball Tournament
2011 Governor's Cup Regatta making big comeback
Bremenfest offers variety of food along with family fun
Places to go and things to see
Tradition continues at Durbin Beanbake
St. Joe Homecoming fun for adults and children
Wing Fest caters to all tastes
Monster trucks roll over pumpkins to entertain festival crowd
Roll out the barrel and celebrate German style at Oktoberfest
Come to the ball field and watch Grand Lake Mariners
Visitors have choice among many camping, lodging experiences
Summer golf guide
Eldora racing schedule