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Thursday, March 14th, 2013
By William Kincaid
Local priests welcome the idea of a pope from Argentina and look forward to seeing where he leads the church.
"I think it's a very good choice," the Rev. Ken Schnipke of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina said this morning. "It's certainly a historical choice."
In addition to being the first Jesuit pope, Francis is also the first Latin American pope. [More]
Plentiful supply of stored waste for area fields
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - "The smell of spring is in the air" may have a whole new meaning this year.
A 42-day manure spreading ban that recently ended may result in more manure than usual being applied at once in the Grand Lake area.
A state agriculture engineer says he's optimistic farmers will do it correctly. [More]
Obituaries on March 14th, 2013
Albert F. Freytag, 87, Minster, died at 10:23 a.m. March 13, 2013, at Joint Township Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Reuben D. Deerhake, 84, Sun City West, Ariz., died at 1:30 a.m. March 7, 2013, in Sun City West. [More]
Catherine M. Miller, 90, Rockford, died at 3:01 p.m. March 12, 2013, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Dewaine E. Byerley, 78, St. Marys, died at 3:35 p.m. Feb. 16, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Virgil E. Anspaugh, 95, Mendon, died of natural causes March 12, 2013, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Samuel H. Evers, 61, Coldwater, died March 13, 2013, at his home.
He was born Aug. 15, 1951, in Celina to Roman and Mildred Arling Evers. [More]
Beverly F. Smith, 64, Celina, died March 13, 2013, at Colonial Nursing Center in Rockford. [More]
Beverly A. Eichenauer, 64, Celina, died March 12, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Local pictures on March 14th, 2013
Subscriber only stories on March 14th, 2013
Board approves projects for 2013
Farmers warned to lower runoff
Shots fired, man hurt
County technicians request access to server
Local doctors to strive for more preventative care after certification
Board OKs health commissioner's contract
Schlotterer is Diver of the Year
Former local standouts earn collegiate honors
Versailles advances to regional final