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Friday, December 28th, 2012
By William Kincaid
Over the past several decades and among the most recent generations, the number of practicing Catholics has significantly decreased, according to the Rev. Thomas Dorn of the Fort Recovery Cluster Parishes.
"A practicing Catholic is a person who goes to church every Sunday and holy day, goes to Confession at least once per year and believes and practices the teachings of the faith," Dorn said. [More]
By Randy Bruns
MARIA STEIN - Five nights after a forgettable performance, the Marion Local Flyers' boys basketball team got back on track Thursday night with an impressive 52-37 victory over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a rescheduled game at The Hangar.
The Flyers (2-1) looked lackluster in dropping a 46-34 clunker to St. Marys last Saturday, but on this night they steadily built their lead in every quarter and sealed the deal down the stretch with some deadeye free-throw shooting. [More]
Obituaries on December 28th, 2012
Bertha Elizabeth Anna Mueller Seger, 87, Yorkshire, died at 9:15 a.m. Dec. 26, 2012, at her home. [More]
Rodney C. Lauth, 41, Decatur, Ind., formerly of Mendon, died Dec. 24, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Jerry Yaney, 69, St. Marys, died at 9:26 p.m. Dec. 26, 2012, at his home.
He [More]
Thomas D. Knous, 71, St. Marys, died at 1:04 a.m. Dec. 27, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
James Bruns, 65, Montezuma, died Dec. 27, 2012.
Services are pending at Hogen [More]
Ilo M. McGlaughlin, 92, Celina, died at 3 a.m. today at the Gardens of Celina. [More]
Local pictures on December 28th, 2012
Subscriber only stories on December 28th, 2012
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