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Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
Emerald ash borer jeopardizing area trees
By Shelley Grieshop
Officials estimate that hundreds of local ash trees are infected and dying from a small bug that's invaded the U.S.
The destructive emerald ash borer (EAB) has established itself in several local communities including Coldwater, where the dark, metallic green insects have chewed into a dozen or so trees in the town's sprawling, 40-acre park. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
NEW BREMEN - Callie Wells pondered the door prizes at the eighth annual New Bremen Parks Fishing Derby before plucking a box of neon-colored worms.
"I haven't caught anything yet but maybe these worms will draw some attention," she said.
The worms apparently made a difference; Wells caught three fish and earned third place Tuesday night in the 7-10 age group. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
ROCKFORD - Rockford natives Paul and Dorothy Schumm Shaffer have dedicated their lives to giving back, surpassing $1 million in charitable donations.
The Shaffers, who celebrated their 60th anniversary in June, believe giving should be a part of life. [More]
Obituaries on July 27th, 2011
Hazel M. Moeller, 98, St. Marys, died at 9:20 p.m. July 25, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Maxine E. Head, 92, Celina, died at 3:57 p.m. July 22, 2011, at the Gardens at Celina. [More]
Local pictures on July 27th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on July 27th, 2011
Polls to stay at three schools
Bids sought for construction of new restroom
Water advisory remains in effect
Grant funds go toward cleaning lake
Man jailed for running meth lab
Workers seed ground around sewer project
More people choosing cremation
Store offers medical supplies
Losing streak for Mariners hits six
Tourney run continues for Greenville, Vandalia