Friday, August 23rd, 2019
An ancient pipe organ gets a major overhaul
By Tom Millhouse
MINSTER - St. Augustine Catholic Church's grand pipe organ, which has its roots in the 19th century, will soon receive a 21st century overhaul to bring it into the digital age.
A successful fundraising campaign to finance the complete renovation of the church organ is wrapping up, church music director Jared Post said. A contract has been awarded to Reynolds Associates Inc., a pipe organ company in Marion, Indiana. Post said the cost of the renovation has been set at $850,000. [More]
By Carol Hone
Mercer County Civic Foundation
Executive Director
Last week, I met Esther Jetter, a remarkable woman with the most generous heart, kind eyes, hard-working hands, charitable spirit and wisdom far beyond her years. And that says a lot, because Esther is 100 years old. [More]
Obituaries on August 23rd, 2019
Russel M. Long, age 96, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at Lochhaven Assisted Living in Lima, Ohio. [More]
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CELINA - A plan to open an off-site religious-instruction class for Celina High School students advanced on Thursday night after Celina planning commissioners moved to grant a conditional use permit for the building where it would be housed.
COLDWATER - What started as a passing idea almost two years ago is close to a fully realized project as A Park 4 All Abilities nears its fundraising goal.
COLDWATER - The chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Mercer Health has announced her retirement after nearly 40 years with the organization.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys volleyball team led early in set one against New Knoxville on Thursday at Murotech Court. 
The Rangers quickly took the lead and never trailed again.
Area Roundup
Bruns, Indians break school records in win
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Parkway outplayed New Bremen on a tricky Celina Lynx golf course to pick up a Midwest Athletic Conference boys golf win in a 187-215 contest on Thursday afternoon.