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Thursday, April 19th, 2018
At least 100 firefighters respond
By Ed Gebert
MONTEZUMA - About 100 firefighters from at least 10 departments on Wednesday night battled a large barn fire near the intersection of Clover Four Road and U.S. 127.
Montezuma Fire Chief Ron Schulze this morning said the barn, which is owned by Earl and Ruth Heyne, had been used for storage and contained miscellaneous unknown items but did not contain livestock. He said half of the barn was destroyed but the other half could be saved. A loss estimate was not available at press time today. [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County Board of Elections members are considering accepting federal services to further safeguard the local voting systems.
Board members at their regular meeting this week went into an approximately hourlong executive session to discuss available U.S. Department of Homeland Security services. [More]
Parkway leaves 15 runners stranded in 8-5 setback
By Colin Foster
ROCKFORD - The first three Parkway batters reached base safely in the seventh with the Panthers facing a three-run deficit against South Adams.
What came next was a summation of Parkway's night.
Relief pitcher Grant Besser took the bump and struck out the next three Panthers to secure an 8-5 Starfire victory in Rockford. [More]
Obituaries on April 19th, 2018
Marvin E. Unrast, age 74, of North Star, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at his home. [More]
Vicki Hale, 69, St. Marys, died on April 18, 2018, at her residence.
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Subscriber only stories on April 19th, 2018
County OKs nearly $3M for road projects
New Bremen gym floor to be replaced
Professor cites lake quality improvements
Volunteer EMT service runs in the family
Man gets 7 years in prison
Zuma flooding issue discussed
Rockford man in court on drug charges
Redskins fall to LCC
Heckman vaults to second-place finish