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Saturday, February 18th, 2012
New jail affords space to handle more inmates
By Margie Wuebker
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office continues to return indicted felons to the area to face charges.
Sheriff Jeff Grey began the crackdown in 2010 after the new 100-bed Mercer County Detention Center opened. The old jail could hold only 15 inmates.
"Some felony-level offenders run before the indictment paperwork is served and others skip out prior to sentencing," Grey said. [More]
By Tom Montgomery
ROCKFORD - It was a long wait, but Parkway's boys basketball team won for the first time in 2012.
It was a physical affair and Parkway emerged a 52-51 victory over New Bremen for the Panthers' second win of the season and the first since Dec. 29. [More]
Obituaries on February 18th, 2012
Former St. Marys resident Verti Lee Chaffins, 79, Bourbonnais, Ill., died Feb. 14, 2012, in the emergency room at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee, Ill. [More]
S. Andrew Liming, 57, St. Marys, was found dead Feb. 17, 2012, at his residence [More]
Ruth Eleanore Holtzhauer Rohrbach, 88, St. Marys, died at 4:15 a.m. Feb. 17, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Walter E. Stemen, 64, Celina, died Feb. 17, 2012, at his residence.
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Former Mendon resident Benny Young Jr., 57, Summerfield, Fla., died Feb. 16, 20 [More]
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Subscriber only stories on February 18th, 2012
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Van Wert overcomes slow start vs. St. Marys
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