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Saturday, December 28th, 2013 Edition of The Daily Standard
Online Local News Stories
Local merchants are experiencing a bit more holiday cheer this Christmas shopping season with sales slightly higher than 2012. Retailers say they are happy with the bump, especially since national forecasts called for flat or . . .
NEW KNOXVILLE - Dan Hegemier's milestone win wasn't easy as St. Marys nearly let a 10-point lead disappear in the fourth quarter before holding off New Knoxville for a 49-46 triumph over the Rangers on Friday night. The Roughri . . .
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• FOP backs wildlife officers currently under investigation
• New Bremen water rate increase put on hold
• Mercer County's unemployment rate remains lowest in state
• Flyers, Bulldogs reach title game
• Minster snaps four-game slide
• Marion Local advances to TSC championship game
Local Obituaries
John A. Bensman, 59, Russia, passed away suddenly of natural causes at his residence late Thursday evening, Dec. 26, 2013. He was born June 13, 1954, in Coldwater, to Virgil and Mildred (Gehret) Bensman of Versailles. On Nov. . . .
John Floyd Stiverson, 60, Greenfield, Ind., passed away Dec. 27, 2013. He was born May 12, 1953, in Celina, the son of Fay and Alberta (Hoel) Stiverson. On May 12, 2012, he married Angela Huett at St. James Lutheran in Greenfie . . .
Maxine B. Spencer, Sidney, and formerly of Celina, passed away Dec. 21, 2013. She was born Sept. 26, 1914, in Ansonia to Arizona Landon and Orla Belle (Yaney) Bennett. On Feb. 20, 1937, she married Wilson E. Spencer, and acco . . .
Ralph Godwin, 91, Celina, passed away on Dec. 27, 2013, in Naples, Fla. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, is handling arrangements. . . .
Patricia Sorrells, 72, Coldwater, died Dec. 26, 2013, at 3:27 p.m. at Celina Manor Nursing Home, Celina. She was born May 5, 1941, in Lima, the daughter of the late Robert and Esther (Egger) Laughlin. On April 11, 1964, she w . . .
Betty L. Johnson, 91, passed away at 4:12 p.m. Dec. 26, 2013, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, with the Rev. Mark Rutledge officiatin . . .
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