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Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
By Amy Kronenberger
Whether tucking an orange into a shoe or hooking a candy cane into a stocking, the tradition of St. Nick varies for many families in the Grand Lake area.
Anne McGuire, director of programs at the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics, said the tradition of celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas on Dec. 6 has diminished, but those who continue to celebrate it are mostly Catholics or members of Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican and Episcopalian churches. [More]
By Nancy Allen
COLDWATER - Tri Star horticulture instructor and FFA adviser Denny Riethman at Coldwater schools was named one of six top agriculture educators in the nation last week by the National Association of Agricultural Educators.
Riethman received the Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher award for region 4, which includes Ohio. He received a plaque and a free two-year lease on a Toyota Tundra truck. Toyota sponsored the award. [More]
Obituaries on December 4th, 2012
Merlin W. Blumhorst, 99, New Bremen, died at 11:35 a.m. Dec. 3, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Richard S. Loffer, 82, St. Marys, died at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 1, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Phyllis Margaret Shier, 94, Coldwater, died Dec. 3, 2012, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Dwayne L. Hoelscher, 33, Fort Recovery, died Dec. 1, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on December 4th, 2012
Subscriber only stories on December 4th, 2012
Grant writer pitched to Fort Recovery council
St. Marys water rate increase is likely
Corrections officer returns with flag
Committee views 2013 street project
Golf carts may be driven on roads within corporation limits
Browning is helping Parkway start a wrestling program
Mercer County farmers can apply for conservation funds