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Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Prices more than double in recent years
By Nancy Allen
Farmland prices have increased locally and across the nation mostly due to high commodity prices and low interest rates.
Auctioneers selling land in Mercer County say they can hardly believe the increase. A record $9,050 per acre paid recently for farmland near Elgin in Van Wert County is close to today's norm in Mercer County, they say. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
A 22-year-old Fort Recovery man died early today when his car collided with a utility pole west of Burkettsville.
Lucas Staugler, 208 Gwendolyn St., was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash along Mercer-Darke County Line Road, west of Cochran Road. [More]
Obituaries on January 23rd, 2012
Marilyn I. Smith, 80, Celina, died Jan. 21, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
The Rev. Donald E. Davis, 86, died at 7:24 p.m. Jan. 17, 2012, at Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
William D'Addurno, St. Marys, died Jan. 20, 2012, at Joint Township District Me [More]
Frederick J. Prenger, 69, Houston, died Jan. 21, 2012, at his residence.
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Patricia Winger, 61, Celina, died Jan. 21, 2012, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Former Mercer County resident Ursula M. Boise, 93, West Liberty, died Jan. 20, 2012, at her residence. [More]
Gilbert J. Sturwold, 78, Newport, died at 6:40 a.m. at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster. [More]
Former Rockford resident Verne C. Mohr, 57, Goshen, Ind., died at 11:50 a.m. Jan. 13, 2012, at his residence. [More]
Glenn A. Figley, 90, Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, St. Marys, died at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 22, 2012. [More]
Local pictures on January 23rd, 2012
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