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Saturday, May 7th, 2011
By Shelley Grieshop
GRAND LAKE - Heavy rains in late winter and early spring have further degraded Grand Lake's water quality and prompted state officials to scale back the upcoming alum treatment.
Instead of using a low dose of alum sulfate across the entire 13,500-acre lake, a more concentrated treatment will focus on only 4,900 acres in the center of the lake. This area has the highest level of phosphorus, which has been washed off the mostly agricultural land surrounding the lake and into its water. [More]
Mercer County Track Meet
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - Plenty of spectacular performances highlighted the second day of the 2011 Mercer County Knights of Columbus Track and Field Meet at Cavalier Stadium.
Celina dominated its way to a sweep of the high school team championships, scoring 182 points in the girls meet, 71 points ahead of runner-up Marion Local, and 159 points in the boys' meet to beat the host Cavaliers by 50. [More]
Obituaries on May 7th, 2011
Alice Janette Burger, 86, Celina, died at 2 p.m. May 5, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Bentley Michael Goins, son of Kylie Wood and Trevor Goins of Van Wert, was stillborn at 6 p.m. May 5, 2011, at Van Wert County Hospital. [More]
Ardyth Shaffer, Mendon, died May 6, 2011, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.
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James E. Emans, 62, Celina, died at 10:44 p.m. May 4, 2011, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. [More]
Local pictures on May 7th, 2011
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