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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Mercer County is on its way to a third-straight, record-breaking year for sales tax collections.
Sales tax revenue in the general fund this month is up 15.3 percent over July 2012, and year-to-date figures are 5.1 percent higher than last year. [More]
By Betty Lawrence
CELINA -   Grace Stammen of St. Henry is the 2013 Miss Lake Festival Queen.
Four contestants, the smallest number ever to compete in the annual pageant, took to the stage Monday night in a full evening of competition interspersed with the Miss Outstanding Teen and Princess Camp pageants at Romer's Westlake. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
ST. MARYS - Greg Foxhoven is the city's new safety service director.
Foxhoven has been serving as interim director since February. He had been denied the permanent position in a four to three vote during the July 8 council meeting.
Council president Dan Hoelscher told members during their regular meeting Monday that he would like them to reconsider the ordinance to hire Foxhoven that previously failed. [More]
Obituaries on July 23rd, 2013
"Terrible" Ted E. Shelby, 57, Mendon, passed away July 17, 2013, after losing his long battle with cancer. [More]
Bernard J. "Bud" Bergman, 76, St. Henry, died July 22, 2013, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Ward Horner, 75, St. Marys Township, died July 22, 2013, at his residence.
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Martha E. Kohlhorst, 87, St. Marys, died July 22, 2013, at her residence after a brief illness. [More]
Local pictures on July 23rd, 2013
Subscriber only stories on July 23rd, 2013
Official touts positive lake developments
Princess, teen pageant winners receive crowns
Suspended teacher to stand trial on sex charges
City may make $2,000 donation to Governor's Cup
Celina firefighters not permitted to assist at emergencies outside area
Board eliminates classified positions; no school employees will be laid off
St. Marys workers, city finalize 3-year contract
Celebration profits to pay for St. Henry improvements
Coldwater council approves creation of new village post
NASCAR's trucks ready to hit the dirt at Eldora Speedway
Local youth baseball teams join in mourning of Union City player
Former mayor recalls village history, career
Grocer named Buzzard inspired village's first name
Vintage clothing display planned
175th anniversary schedule of events
Education remains top priority in community
Picnic has been summer tradition for decades
Holy Trinity has grown with town
Methodist church traces its roots back more than century
Senior citizens recall Coldwater of long ago
Reminiscing about 'Old Days' of New Idea
Mural captures character of community
Coldwater home of many state champions
County unemployment rate rises