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THURSDAY, MARcH 24, 2011
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Ticket sales&door openat 4:30pm.
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Bite-Size Bacon Wraps with Big Time Appeal
Sharing Hometown Recipes, Cooking Tips and Coupons
C
alling all bacon lovers! Here’s an easy, fun
recipe to satisfy your cravings. These bacon
wraps are the perfect pick for a party appetizer...
or for snacking on during a cozy movie night.
The sweetness of the brown sugar is superb when
combined with the salty bacon. In fact, I could’t
stop eating them! The entire Kitchen Crew gave
two thumbs up to these pint-size snacks, and I’m
confdent your crew will too. Plan ahead and make
plenty; they’ll go fast!
See step-by-step photos of Goldie Barnhart’s
Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps recipe and thousands
more recipes from other hometown Americans at:
www.justapinch.com/baconwraps
You’ll also fnd a meal planner and coupons for
the recipe ingredients. Enjoy and remember, use
“just a pinch”...
www.justapinch.com/baconwraps
What You Need
4 chicken breast halves,
skinless and boneless
1 lb bacon
1 c bottled chicken wing sauce,
your favorite
2/3 c brown sugar, frmly
packed
2 tbsp chili powder
A dash or two of cayenne
pepper
Directions
• Preheat oven to 350º.
• Wash and clean the chicken
breast; pat dry. Cut into bite
size pieces - about 1” cubes.
Sweet Chicken
Bacon Wraps
Place in a bag along with wing
sauce. Seal bag and refrigerate
for 1 hour.
• Remove chicken and wrap with
bacon; secure with a toothpick.
• In a pie plate, mix together the
brown sugar, chili powder and
cayenne pepper.
• Roll the bacon wrapped
chicken in the sugar mixture,
coating all sides.
• Place on a cookie sheet lined
with parchment paper or foil
sprayed with non-stick spray.
• Bake in 350º oven for 30 to 35
minutes.
Submitted by: Goldie Barnhart, Palmyra, NY
“I just love
this finger
food for
watching
TV games
or at a
gathering.”
Goldie
Barnhart
Palmyra, NY
(Pop. 8,766)
Goldie
Barnhart
By Janet Tharpe
- Janet
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419-925-5259
 
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REFRIGERATION, INC.
•HEATING
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Coldwater, Ohio
419-678-8711
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With three neighbors in
attendance to voice their
opinion, the Fort Recovery
Council voted, at their
March 21 meeting, to affrm
the decision of the Planning
Commission, and denied
the re-zoning request for
land along Flaler Road. L.
D. Nofziger was wanting
to purchase the property
and build a duplex where
he would live on one side
and rent out the other.
The property is currently
zoned R-1, Single Family
Residential, and would have
needed to be rezoned R-3,
High Density Residential.
Earlier in the month, the
Planning Commission
voted to recommend to the
council that the request
be denied. The council
would have needed a 3/4
majority to override the
recommendation. Council
member Rod Thobe made
a motion to accept the
recommendation, with
Allen Post seconding the
motion. Four members of
the council supported the
motion, with member Dave
Kaup abstaining due to his
interest in the property.
In other business, the
council met in executive
session to discuss imminent
litigation with Tax
Administrator Catherine
Franke. Following the
executive session, the
council authorized Franke
to take appropriate legal
action.
Mayor Roger Broerman
announced that the Park
Board had completed hiring
summer personnel. He also
announced that the annual
Spring Clean-up has been
moved from May 7 to May
14. This will allow the
clean-up to take place after
the car show.
It was reported that
Administrator Randy Diller
had received a letter from
FEMA stating that Fort
Recovery did not qualify for
grant money due to recent
fooding, but those affected
by the fooding will be able
to apply for low interest
loans. The next meeting of
the council will be April 4
at 7:30 p.m. at the Village
Hall. The public is invited
to attend.
Fort Recovery Council says no to
re-zoning request
The Staff of Revival Spa was giving free massages at the Mercer Healthy Living
Expo in the Galleria on March 18. There were over 800 people that attended the
Expo. The Expo also offered over 50 exhibits, some of which offered certain health
screenings, including COSI on Wheels for the kids. Pictured on the left receiving a
massage is Kristi Timmerman.
Relaxing at Healthy Living Expo
Coldwater students
collected over $7500
for Pennies for Patients,
according to fgures given
at the Coldwater School
Board meeting held on
March 8. Pennies for
Patients is sponsored by The
Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society. Proceeds are used
to beneft kids with blood
cancer.
Jessica Pax, treasurer
of the high school Key
Club, said the high school
students raised $1,374 in
45 minutes by stalling the
teachers. On a designated
day, each student was able
to bring in spare change to
their frst period class and
the teacher had to count
all the change. The more
change that was brought
in the longer the students
were able to “stall” the
teacher from starting
classes.
Diane Griewe, Builders
Club co-advisor, said
the middle school raised
$3238.42. Students
enjoyed “put a cap on for
cancer day” where students
were able to pay $1 to wear
a baseball cap or other
fun hat of their choice.
Also, a snack cart where
students in the elementary
and middle school could
purchase snacks like
cookies, pretzels, and fruit,
brought in over $700.
Also, Jane Diller,
K-kids advisor, said the
elementary raised a grand
total of $3259.21. The
elementary participated in
activities like nickels for
necklaces and neckties and
quarters for quarterbacks.
Through activities
from Pennies for Patients,
students learn cooperation,
compassion, writing
skills, research, and help
the world a little. Marg
Hoops, Key Club advisor,
said this is what we do at
Coldwater. This refects
great students, teachers
and administrators.
In other business, the
maintenance department
received a standing ovation.
Linda Steinbrunner, board
president, said for the 13
years she’s served on the
board, she’s never heard
anything but positive
comments concerning the
maintenance crew.
Amanda Sudhoff, senior
from FFA, presented her
chapter scrapbook which
she received a 100% on
and a gold rating entitling
her to go to state.
Wade Spencer,
Elementary Principal,
discussed the 14 inches of
water and sewage which
fooded the basement of the
elementary displacing the
Kindergarten students who
had an additional two days
off. The fooding affected
six classrooms and nine
teachers. This was the
fourth time the basement
has fooded within the last
10 years. Superintendent
Rich Seas hopes the
village and community
will work together to
defne the problem and not
have basements food in
the future. Thank you was
expressed to the Kiwanis,
Builders Club, and others
for collecting games and
toys for the classrooms
that were affected.
Jerry Kanney, Middle
School Principal, praised
the Mathcounts students
who won the honor to
participate at state, and
a meeting was held for
students and parents
concerning next fall’s DC
trip.
Steve Keller, High
School Principal, praised
Chuck Alig and his
Varsity Physic students,
who came in 4
th
place
and Junior Varsity Physic
students who came in 2
nd

place, competing against
schools all across Ohio in
Physics at Ohio Northern
University. Keller also
noted that testing for the
OGT and pre-OGT will
take place in the next
couple of weeks.
Pat Naveau, Gifted
Coordinator, reported that
Coldwater Middle School
quiz bowl teams took frst
and second place at the
Van Wert Middle School
competition.
Paula Byers, Director
of Student Services, is
looking into the purchase
of a Universal Screening
for K-12 in math and
reading.
Thank yous were
received from the Mercer
County Cancer Society
for $300 donation from
teachers in honor of Angie
Nixon and from Young
Farmers for support of
the 34
th
Annual Young
Farmers Auction.
Approved was the fnal
closeout of the Ohio School
Facilities Commission,
thus offcially ending the
building process that began
11 years ago. A veteran’s
diploma of graduation
was approved for William
J. Woeste. Those who
went off to war and did
not receive a High School
diploma may qualify for
the veteran’s diploma.
Coldwater students collect over $7500
During the March 14
meeting of the Coldwater
Counci l , Vi l l age
Administrator Eric
Thomas shared problems
that were discovered
from the recent flooding.
He noted that there was
a plugged line near the
overflow station north
of Vine Street which
required cutting of roots
to open it. The village
plans to treat the line
with root killer and will
consider lining the 260
feet of pipe. Thomas also
stated that the wastewater
treatment plant saw 19
million gallons of water
flow through it in the
two days of flooding,
compared to 17 million
gallons for the entire
month of January. He
expressed concerns about
the number of sump
pumps that push water
into the sanitary sewer
system, and suggested the
council consider passing
rules that prohibit the
practice.
In other business,
Mayor LaVern Stammen
reported that the 2010
census shows a slight
decrease in population for
the village. The census
showed 4427, which
Stammen says is exactly
2000 more people than
nearby St. Henry.
The council was
informed that an election
will be held May 3.
The sole issue on the
ballot will be the tax
levy renewal for Mercer
County Developmental
Disabilities, also known
as Cheryl Ann programs.
The DD board is seeking
to renew the six-year,
2.42 million dollar levy
that was first approved by
voters in a 2 to 1 margin
in November 2005.
The amount taxpayers
currently pay for the levy
will not change. The
owner of a $100,000
home would continue to
pay approximately $80
per year.
Following an executive
session, the council
approved a list of summer
employees for activities
at the park for 2011.
The next meeting of
the council will be March
28, at 7 p.m., at the
village hall. The public
is invited to attend.
Coldwater Council hears about discoveries from fooding
A down payment has been
made for the new splash pad
that will be built in Shanes
Park and ready for use the
frst of June with the fnal
payment due upon completion
and satisfaction, Splash Pad
Board Treasurer Tom Rogers
told the Rockford Village
Council at its recent meeting.
Board President Nancy
Leighner reported that the
recent Quarter Auction event
held to beneft the pad was a
success with around $2,700
brought in. The board also
wants to purchase fencing and
sidewalk around the pad for
safety reasons. The American
Legion Post #508 has donated
another $1,000 to help with
this. In addition to Leighner
and Rogers, the council
approved Vice-President Barb
Pedroza and Secretary Marty
Lentz. Rockford Mayor Amy
Joseph praised the new board
for the “fantastic job done
in making the splash pad a
reality.” A representative
from Council will attend
their meetings, the next of
which will be March 28 at
6:30 p.m. in the village hall.
Village Administrator Jeff
Long reported installment of
waterline and sanitary sewer
lines to the splash pad will
be started soon. Changing of
water line and meter sizes will
save $1,000 and still allow
water fow of 120 gallons per
minute.
Long said a meeting
was scheduled with Moser
Construction to do a fnal
review of the water treatment
plant. Only one major
problem needs to be solved
concerning paint not adhering
to the plant’s foor. “This is
holding off our open house
scheduling,” Long said, “until
the foor is complete.” Long
also said no major problems
occurred with new lines in
the Market Street project even
with the melting snow and
heavy rains.
Information from the
governor’s offce has shown
the local budget will have to
be monitored very closely due
to the estimated 25% loss in
2012 and a like amount in 2013
of state Local Government
Funds. Greg Ponstler from
the public utilities committee
said, “We will be holding off
on the wastewater treatment
plant upgrades for now.”
The public utilities
committee reported several
water shut offs for non-
payment with two accounts
still shut off, and the service
committee reported its
discussion about the upcoming
sidewalk plan repair from
village hall to Main Street,
East Pearl, East Street and
Franklin Street from Front to
Bridge. Other areas in need of
repair will be reviewed. The
safety and rules committees
met following the council
meeting.
Clean Up day will be
scheduled soon – date to
be announced following
coordination with Maharg’s.
The next council meeting
will be April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in
the Rockford Village Hall.
Splash Pad Board reports to
Rockford Council on progress
March 31 through April 3
is being designated the “Ring
in Spring” weekend by the
Mercer County
Chamber of
C o m m e r c e
and retail
organizations.
There is
no charge for
businesses to
participate in the “Ring in
Spring” weekend. However,
local retail merchants are
asked to participate by
offering special sales, snacks,
free seminars, or even
entertainment.
All the local businesses
will be given a cardboard
sign that can be placed in
storefronts—free of charge.
Interested businesses and
shoppers can visit: www.
shoplocalmc.com to learn
more. Business owners can
print a sign from the website.
“Ring in Spring” will
kick-off the Shop Mercer
County initiative.
Shop Mercer
County, the frst of
its kind in this area,
is organized and
supported by all the
Mercer Chamber
of Commerce/
retail organizations. Its goal
is to remind all shoppers to
think of Mercer County when
purchasing products. Sixty six
percent of every dollar that is
spent locally stays local with
friends and neighbors who
are these business owners.
The Shop Mercer County
effort is organized by the
Ft. Recovery Chamber,
Coldwater Chamber, St.
Henry Commercial Club,
Rockford Chamber and Celina
Mercer County Chamber.
Mercer County Chambers Team
to “Ring in Spring”
the mercer county chronicle
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2485 Sharpsburg Road
Fort Recovery, Ohio
419-375-4578
BIG K
MILLS,
INC.
Hydraulic Crane Service Office
419-586-7599
Mobile
Bryan: 419-852-2182
Donna: 419-852-2199
Hydraulic Crane Service Office
419-586-7599
Mobile
Bryan: 419-852-2182
Donna: 419-852-2199
Hirschfeld
Lifting, Inc.
CELINA, OHIO
COOPER
FARMS
FORT RECOVERY, OHIO • 419-375-4116
ST. HENRY, OHIO • 419-678-4853
www.cooperfarms.com
RISH
Plumbing,
Inc.
PLUMBING IS OUR
BUSINESS!
NEW INSTALLATION
• Sales & Service •
115 E. Main
Coldwater, Ohio • 419-678-2812
CARRIAGE
WERKES
Specializing In Collisions Foreign & Domestic
• FREE ESTIMATES •
421 N. Eastern Ave., St. Henry, Ohio
419-678-4530
TRUCKING SERVICES
AND LOGISTICS
Fort Recovery, Ohio
800-537-6695
www.cheeseman.com
We Support The
FFA!
The St. Henry Bank
We Care About Our Customers
231 E. Main Street • Box 330 • St. Henry • (800) 482-3001
COLDWATER, OHIO
419-678-2397
Welding Supplies & Rental
LEFELD
“We salute the
Agriculture Industry,
the foundation of
our area!
Lefeld
Implement
(Division Of The Kenn-Feld Group)
Coldwater, Ohio 419-678-2375
Willshire, Ohio 419-495-2937
2961 St. Rt. 219 • Coldwater
419-942-1300
Buyer Of Sheep, Goats & Hogs
Drainage Projects
Backhoe & Bulldozing
Sewage Systems
Farm Drainage
CYSCHWIETERMAN,
INC.
1663 CRANBERRY ROAD, ST. HENRY, OHIO
419-925-4290
NEW KNOXVILLE, OHIO 753-2559
36"-60" Corrugated
Polyethlene Pipe
Meets All Your
Stormwater Needs
Brookside
Companies
Maria Stein . 419-925-4457
Lima ........... 419-224-7019
Findlay ....... 419-421-6771
Brookside Trucking, Inc.
Clair H. Corporation
"The Stone Slinger"
B&S Hauling Co., Inc.
Brookside Wood Products
Brookside
Companies
L.L.C.
Metzger
Oil
419-375-2885
800-752-2485
P.O. Box 436
Fort Recovery, Ohio
COLDWATER
GRAIN
---------- NORTH
9421 State Route 118 • Rockford, Ohio
419-363-2700 • Fax 419-363-2218
Grain Marketing
Drying & Storage • Seeds
Liquid & Dry Fertilizers
Custom Applications
Monty Heiby, CCA, Manager
E-mail: [email protected]
Coldwater
Young Farmers
Association
310 N. Second St., Coldwater
419-678-4821
Proud
Supporters
Of The
FFA!
INSURANCE
AGENCY, INC.
2411 Cassella-Montezuma Road
Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-7222
Fax: 419-925-6222
BIG K
MILLS INC.
2485 Sharpsburg Rd.,
Ft. Recovery
419-375-4578
Mike
Kahlig &
Son, Inc.
Mike
Kahlig &
Son, Inc.
Farm Drainage
Masonry Contractors
Septic System Installation
1200 Commerce Drive, Fort Recovery
419-375-3012
OVERMAN
TRUCKING, LLC
2795 State Route 49 • Fort Recovery
419-375-4926
Gravel
Fill Dirt
Top Soil
OVERMAN
TRUCKING, LLC
MARION
YOUNG
FARMERS
Proud
Supporter
Of The
Mercer
County
Cattlemen’s
Association
Mercer
County
Cattlemen’s
Association
FORT RECOVERY
INSURANCE AGENCY
110 North Wayne Street,
Fort Recovery, Ohio
419-375-4041
419-375-4181
ZEHRINGER
S TAT E RE P RE S E NTAT I VE
Jim
Proud To
Be A Part
Of The
Farming
Community
& The FFA
Program
Paid for by Citizens for Zehringer, Dave Wolters, Treasurer, 2191 Oak Street, Maria Stein, Ohio 45860
Coldwater
Animal
Clinic
Dr. Dan J. Hellwarth
Dr. Urban Seger
Dr. Bret Rochotte
Dr. Kim Forthofer
Dr. Tim Barman
110 Harvest Drive • Coldwater
Cel ebrate FFA
Growing strong and building character
Here’s to the FFA, an organization dedicated to making
a positive difference in the lives of young people
through leadership, growth and career success.
The staff at Farm Credit Services of Mid-America
supports and salutes the members
and advisors of FFA.
1225 IRMSCHER BLVD., CELINA, OHIO
1-800-953-8330 • 419-586-4229
JIM HIGHLEY
Mercer County
Clerk of Courts
Paid For By Jim Highley • P.O.Box 515, Celina
Hemmelgarn
& Sons
3763 Philothea Road,
Coldwater, Ohio
419-678-2351
Superior
Quality Eggs!
REINHARD
Dairy Products LLC
1639 St. Peter Road,
Ft. Recovery, Ohio
419-375-4742
HELENA
AGRONOMIC
CENTER
3971Burkettsville-St. Henry Road,
Coldwater, Ohio
419-678-2267
4581 State Route 127, Celina, Ohio
419-268-2550
Check Out Our New
2010 Tractor Line-Up
Your Frenching
& Work Clothing
Headquarters!
John E.
Bruns
MERCER COUNTY COMMISSIONER
PAID FOR BY BRUNS FOR COMMISSIONER, JENNY BRUNS, TREASURER
3891 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD, FORT RECOVERY, OHIO 45846
Congratulations
To All Of The
Youth In
Agriculture!
THE MERCER COUNTY
CHRONICLE
120 South First Street,
Coldwater, Ohio
419-678-2324
News From Your
Hometown Area!
EMS Body Parts & Service, Inc.
EMS Rhino
Linings
Full Line Of Truck Accessories!
Quality Collision • Auto/Truck Repair
SPRAYED-ON TRUCK BED LINERS
4151 Burrville Road, Coldwater, Ohio
419-375-4854
MATT SCHOENHERR
SCOTT GRIESHOP
www.marionmutual.com www.marionmutual.com
6420 State Route 119 (Cassella),
Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-4567
“Big Company Capabilities
Small Company Passion”
“Big Company Capabilities
Small Company Passion”
6420 State Route 119 (Cassella),
Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-0335
BURKETTSVILLE, OHIO
419-375-4186
937-338-3281
www.werlingandsons.com
Werling
and Sons, Inc.
FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 1886
OH LIC #28130
LAKE SHORE REALTY
419-586-6427
Judy McCullough
ROCKFORD, OHIO
419-363-2977
FOR ALL YOUR REAL
ESTATE NEEDS!
COBA
Since 1946
DAIRY BEEF
For Service Call :
Mike Long : 419-925-5509
Dustin Brown: 419-678-3196
Also, take the opportunity to visit SELECT SIRES, INC
(That’s where the Bulls live) 2 Miles North of State Route 33
on U.S. 42 between Delaware and Plain City, Ohio
GET THE RESULTS OF
GOOD BREEDING...
through the Mercer County Unit of
COBA/Select Sires, Inc.
Maria Stein....419-925-4511
Celina............419-586-2329
St. Marys ......419-394-4141
Mercer County
Dairy Association
Mercer County
Dairy Association
Proud Supporter
Of The FFA!
Minnich
Poultry
8563 E. 300 N.
Portland,
Indiana
Minnich
Poultry
419-942-2378
As a Former
FFA Member,
I am a Proud
Supporter of
the Agriculture
Industry!
St. Henry ................ 419-678-2348
Celina ..................... 419-586-7443
Chickasaw .............. 419-925-4326
New Weston ........... 937-338-5741
Coldwater ............... 419-678-2369
CW Service ............. 419-678-4811
B
&
L
282 Buckeye Dr.
St. Henry, Ohio
419-678-4674
CONSTRUCTION
B
&
L
DUES
LUMBER
MIL
Buyer & Seller
Of Hardwood
4162 Philothea Road,
Philothea, Ohio
419-678-2102
1737 State Route 49,
Fort Recovery, Ohio
Phone: 419-375-2330
HERE ARE THE GRAPHICS TO BE USED ON THE FFA WEEK PAGES!!
THE MERCER COUNTY CHRONICLE
Page 6A • September 24, 2009 - September 30, 2009
THE MERCER COUNTY CHRONICLE
Page 7 • September 24, 2009 - September 30, 2009
Metzger Oil L.L.C.
P.O. Box 436 • Fort Recovery, Ohio
419-375-2885
800-752-2485
FORT RECOVERY, OHIO
419-375-4116
ST. HENRY, OHIO
419-678-4853
COOPER
FARMS
EMS Body Parts & Service, Inc.
EMS Rhino Linings
SPRAYED-ON TRUCK BED LINERS
4151 Burrville Road, Coldwater, Ohio
419-375-4854
MATT SCHOENHERR • SCOTT GRIESHOP
Full Line Of Truck Accessories!
Quality Collision Auto/Truck Repair
419-678-2267
3971Burkettsville-St. Henry Road, Coldwater, Ohio
HELENA AGRONOMIC
CENTER
Specializing In Collisions ~ Foreign & Domestic
• FREE ESTIMATES •
Open Daily Including Evenings & Saturdays
CARRIAGE
WERKES
421 N. EASTERN AVE., ST. HENRY, OHIO 419-678-4530
Always Use
SAFETY FIRST
On The
Farm!
MARION YOUNG
FARMERS
Compliments of
JERRY LAFFIN
• Friend Of Agriculture
• Road-Bridges-Sewers
• Balance Budget
• Strong Economic Development
MERCER COUNTY COMMISSIONER
We Salute Mercer County Agriculture!
Farm Fuels
&
Lubricants
5215 State Route 118, Coldwater, Ohio
419-678-4811
Mercer
Landmark Inc.
St. Henry ................ 419-678-2348
Mercer Soy ..............866-363-3143
Chattanooga ........... 419-363-3391
Celina ..................... 419-586-7443
Chickasaw .............. 419-925-4326
New Weston ........... 937-338-5741
Coldwater ............... 419-678-2369
Hirschfeld Lifting,
Inc.
CELINA, OHIO
Hydraulic Crane Service Office: 419-586-7599
Mobile:
Bryan: 419-852-2182
Donna: 419-852-2199
Mercer County
Cattlemen’s
Association
We Support Farm Safety All Year-Round!
Hemmelgarn
and Sons, Inc.
3763 Philothea Road
Coldwater, Ohio
419-678-2351
INSURANCE
AGENCY,
INC.
315 W. Spring St.
St. Marys, Ohio
419-394-4141
104 N. Main St.,
Celina, Ohio
419-586-2329
7990 St. Rt. 119,
Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-4511
National Farm Safety Month
National Farm Safety Month
September 21, 2009 - September 27, 2009
Safety first and always...
-Wear steal-toed boots and
tight-fitting clothing that
won’t get caught in moving
equipment.
-Use respirations in
dusty conditions.
-Approach animals
with caution.
-Read the instructions
on chemical labels and
store or dispose of
chemicals properly.
-Follow the instructions
provided
in the owner’s manual
for the operation of
equipment.
-Watch out for
bystanders when
operating equipment.
-Turn off tractors
and lock the brakes
after use.
-Shut off all equipment
and block wheels when
making repairs.
-Use slow-moving vehicle
signs on equipment and
vehicles on the highway
and flashing lights
on tractors.
4581 State Route 127, Celina, Ohio
419-268-2550
YOUR POWER EQUIPMENT,
FENCING, WORK CLOTHING &
FARM SUPPLY HEADQUARTERS!
J
&
M J
&
M
Manufacturing
Co., Inc.
Fort Recovery, Ohio
Manufacturers of Grain Carts, Gravity Flow Boxes & Farm Wagons
419-375-2376
Jim Zehr inger
Farming is a Livelihood in Mercer County!
Jim Zehr inger
PAID FOR BYCITIZENS FOR ZEHRINGER, DAVE WOLTERS, TREASURER, 2191 OAK STREET, MARIASTEIN, OHIO 45860
Always keep Farm Safety high on your
priority list to assure a
Safe and Plentiful Harvest Season!
STATE REPRESENTATIVE
36"-60" Corrugated Polyethlene Pipe
Meets All Your Stormwater Needs
CY SCHWIETERMAN,
INC.
Drainage Projects • Backhoe & Bulldozing
Sewage Systems • Farm Drainage
1663 CRANBERRY ROAD, ST. HENRY, OHIO • 419-925-4290
NEW KNOXVILLE, OHIO • 419-753-2559
Mike Kahlig
& Son, Inc.
Mike Kahlig
& Son, Inc.
Farm Drainage • Masonry Contractors • Septic Systems
1200 Commerce Drive, Fort Recovery
419-375-3012
-Keep all equipment
in working order.
THE MERCER COUNTY
CHRONICLE
120 SOUTH FIRST STREET, COLDWATER, OHIO • 419-678-2324
News From Your Hometown Area!
Coldwater
Grain
9421 State Route 118
Rockford, Ohio
419-363-2700
NORTH
TRUCKING SERVICES AND LOGISTICS
Fort Recovery, Ohio
800-573-6695
www.cheeseman.com
- - - QUALITY BP PRODUCTS - - -
Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, Biodiesel
Heating Oil, Motor Oil, Lubricants
South & Clay Streets, Rockford, Ohio
419-363-2342
Belna
Petroleum,Inc.
THE MERCER COUNTY CHRONICLE
Page 6A • September 24, 2009 - September 30, 2009
THE MERCER COUNTY CHRONICLE
Page 7 • September 24, 2009 - September 30, 2009
Metzger Oil L.L.C.
P.O. Box 436 • Fort Recovery, Ohio
419-375-2885
800-752-2485
FORT RECOVERY, OHIO
419-375-4116
ST. HENRY, OHIO
419-678-4853
COOPER
FARMS
EMS Body Parts & Service, Inc.
EMS Rhino Linings
SPRAYED-ON TRUCK BED LINERS
4151 Burrville Road, Coldwater, Ohio
419-375-4854
MATT SCHOENHERR • SCOTT GRIESHOP
Full Line Of Truck Accessories!
Quality Collision Auto/Truck Repair
419-678-2267
3971Burkettsville-St. Henry Road, Coldwater, Ohio
HELENA AGRONOMIC
CENTER
Specializing In Collisions ~ Foreign & Domestic
• FREE ESTIMATES •
Open Daily Including Evenings & Saturdays
CARRIAGE
WERKES
421 N. EASTERN AVE., ST. HENRY, OHIO 419-678-4530
Always Use
SAFETY FIRST
On The
Farm!
MARION YOUNG
FARMERS
Compliments of
JERRY LAFFIN
• Friend Of Agriculture
• Road-Bridges-Sewers
• Balance Budget
• Strong Economic Development
MERCER COUNTY COMMISSIONER
We Salute Mercer County Agriculture!
Farm Fuels
&
Lubricants
5215 State Route 118, Coldwater, Ohio
419-678-4811
Mercer
Landmark Inc.
St. Henry ................ 419-678-2348
Mercer Soy ..............866-363-3143
Chattanooga ........... 419-363-3391
Celina ..................... 419-586-7443
Chickasaw .............. 419-925-4326
New Weston ........... 937-338-5741
Coldwater ............... 419-678-2369
Hirschfeld Lifting,
Inc.
CELINA, OHIO
Hydraulic Crane Service Office: 419-586-7599
Mobile:
Bryan: 419-852-2182
Donna: 419-852-2199
Mercer County
Cattlemen’s
Association
We Support Farm Safety All Year-Round!
Hemmelgarn
and Sons, Inc.
3763 Philothea Road
Coldwater, Ohio
419-678-2351
INSURANCE
AGENCY,
INC.
315 W. Spring St.
St. Marys, Ohio
419-394-4141
104 N. Main St.,
Celina, Ohio
419-586-2329
7990 St. Rt. 119,
Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-4511
National Farm Safety Month
National Farm Safety Month
September 21, 2009 - September 27, 2009
Safety first and always...
-Wear steal-toed boots and
tight-fitting clothing that
won’t get caught in moving
equipment.
-Use respirations in
dusty conditions.
-Approach animals
with caution.
-Read the instructions
on chemical labels and
store or dispose of
chemicals properly.
-Follow the instructions
provided
in the owner’s manual
for the operation of
equipment.
-Watch out for
bystanders when
operating equipment.
-Turn off tractors
and lock the brakes
after use.
-Shut off all equipment
and block wheels when
making repairs.
-Use slow-moving vehicle
signs on equipment and
vehicles on the highway
and flashing lights
on tractors.
4581 State Route 127, Celina, Ohio
419-268-2550
YOUR POWER EQUIPMENT,
FENCING, WORK CLOTHING &
FARM SUPPLY HEADQUARTERS!
J
&
M J
&
M
Manufacturing
Co., Inc.
Fort Recovery, Ohio
Manufacturers of Grain Carts, Gravity Flow Boxes & Farm Wagons
419-375-2376
Jim Zehr inger
Farming is a Livelihood in Mercer County!
Jim Zehr inger
PAID FOR BYCITIZENS FOR ZEHRINGER, DAVE WOLTERS, TREASURER, 2191 OAK STREET, MARIASTEIN, OHIO 45860
Always keep Farm Safety high on your
priority list to assure a
Safe and Plentiful Harvest Season!
STATE REPRESENTATIVE
36"-60" Corrugated Polyethlene Pipe
Meets All Your Stormwater Needs
CY SCHWIETERMAN,
INC.
Drainage Projects • Backhoe & Bulldozing
Sewage Systems • Farm Drainage
1663 CRANBERRY ROAD, ST. HENRY, OHIO • 419-925-4290
NEW KNOXVILLE, OHIO • 419-753-2559
Mike Kahlig
& Son, Inc.
Mike Kahlig
& Son, Inc.
Farm Drainage • Masonry Contractors • Septic Systems
1200 Commerce Drive, Fort Recovery
419-375-3012
-Keep all equipment
in working order.
THE MERCER COUNTY
CHRONICLE
120 SOUTH FIRST STREET, COLDWATER, OHIO • 419-678-2324
News From Your Hometown Area!
Coldwater
Grain
9421 State Route 118
Rockford, Ohio
419-363-2700
NORTH
TRUCKING SERVICES AND LOGISTICS
Fort Recovery, Ohio
800-573-6695
www.cheeseman.com
- - - QUALITY BP PRODUCTS - - -
Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, Biodiesel
Heating Oil, Motor Oil, Lubricants
South & Clay Streets, Rockford, Ohio
419-363-2342
Belna
Petroleum,Inc.
FORT RECOVERY, OHIO 419-375-4116
ST. HENRY, OHIO 419-678-4853
www.cooperfarms.com
Hydraulic Crane Service Office
419-586-7599
Mobile
Bryan: 419-852-2182
Donna: 419-852-2199
Hydraulic Crane Service Office
419-586-7599
Mobile
Bryan: 419-852-2182
Donna: 419-852-2199
Hirschfeld
Lifting, Inc.
CELINA, OHIO
COOPER
FARMS
FORT RECOVERY, OHIO • 419-375-4116
ST. HENRY, OHIO • 419-678-4853
www.cooperfarms.com
RISH
Plumbing,
Inc.
PLUMBING IS OUR
BUSINESS!
NEW INSTALLATION
• Sales & Service •
115 E. Main
Coldwater, Ohio • 419-678-2812
CARRIAGE
WERKES
Specializing In Collisions Foreign & Domestic
• FREE ESTIMATES •
421 N. Eastern Ave., St. Henry, Ohio
419-678-4530
TRUCKING SERVICES
AND LOGISTICS
Fort Recovery, Ohio
800-537-6695
www.cheeseman.com
We Support The
FFA!
The St. Henry Bank
We Care About Our Customers
231 E. Main Street • Box 330 • St. Henry • (800) 482-3001
COLDWATER, OHIO
419-678-2397
Welding Supplies & Rental
LEFELD
“We salute the
Agriculture Industry,
the foundation of
our area!
Lefeld
Implement
(Division Of The Kenn-Feld Group)
Coldwater, Ohio 419-678-2375
Willshire, Ohio 419-495-2937
2961 St. Rt. 219 • Coldwater
419-942-1300
Buyer Of Sheep, Goats & Hogs
Drainage Projects
Backhoe & Bulldozing
Sewage Systems
Farm Drainage
CYSCHWIETERMAN,
INC.
1663 CRANBERRY ROAD, ST. HENRY, OHIO
419-925-4290
NEW KNOXVILLE, OHIO 753-2559
36"-60" Corrugated
Polyethlene Pipe
Meets All Your
Stormwater Needs
Brookside
Companies
Maria Stein . 419-925-4457
Lima ........... 419-224-7019
Findlay ....... 419-421-6771
Brookside Trucking, Inc.
Clair H. Corporation
"The Stone Slinger"
B&S Hauling Co., Inc.
Brookside Wood Products
Brookside
Companies
L.L.C.
Metzger
Oil
419-375-2885
800-752-2485
P.O. Box 436
Fort Recovery, Ohio
COLDWATER
GRAIN
---------- NORTH
9421 State Route 118 • Rockford, Ohio
419-363-2700 • Fax 419-363-2218
Grain Marketing
Drying & Storage • Seeds
Liquid & Dry Fertilizers
Custom Applications
Monty Heiby, CCA, Manager
E-mail: [email protected]
Coldwater
Young Farmers
Association
310 N. Second St., Coldwater
419-678-4821
Proud
Supporters
Of The
FFA!
INSURANCE
AGENCY, INC.
2411 Cassella-Montezuma Road
Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-7222
Fax: 419-925-6222
BIG K
MILLS INC.
2485 Sharpsburg Rd.,
Ft. Recovery
419-375-4578
Mike
Kahlig &
Son, Inc.
Mike
Kahlig &
Son, Inc.
Farm Drainage
Masonry Contractors
Septic System Installation
1200 Commerce Drive, Fort Recovery
419-375-3012
OVERMAN
TRUCKING, LLC
2795 State Route 49 • Fort Recovery
419-375-4926
Gravel
Fill Dirt
Top Soil
OVERMAN
TRUCKING, LLC
MARION
YOUNG
FARMERS
Proud
Supporter
Of The
Mercer
County
Cattlemen’s
Association
Mercer
County
Cattlemen’s
Association
FORT RECOVERY
INSURANCE AGENCY
110 North Wayne Street,
Fort Recovery, Ohio
419-375-4041
419-375-4181
ZEHRINGER
S TAT E RE P RE S E NTAT I VE
Jim
Proud To
Be A Part
Of The
Farming
Community
& The FFA
Program
Paid for by Citizens for Zehringer, Dave Wolters, Treasurer, 2191 Oak Street, Maria Stein, Ohio 45860
Coldwater
Animal
Clinic
Dr. Dan J. Hellwarth
Dr. Urban Seger
Dr. Bret Rochotte
Dr. Kim Forthofer
Dr. Tim Barman
110 Harvest Drive • Coldwater
Cel ebrate FFA
Growing strong and building character
Here’s to the FFA, an organization dedicated to making
a positive difference in the lives of young people
through leadership, growth and career success.
The staff at Farm Credit Services of Mid-America
supports and salutes the members
and advisors of FFA.
1225 IRMSCHER BLVD., CELINA, OHIO
1-800-953-8330 • 419-586-4229
JIM HIGHLEY
Mercer County
Clerk of Courts
Paid For By Jim Highley • P.O.Box 515, Celina
Hemmelgarn
& Sons
3763 Philothea Road,
Coldwater, Ohio
419-678-2351
Superior
Quality Eggs!
REINHARD
Dairy Products LLC
1639 St. Peter Road,
Ft. Recovery, Ohio
419-375-4742
HELENA
AGRONOMIC
CENTER
3971Burkettsville-St. Henry Road,
Coldwater, Ohio
419-678-2267
4581 State Route 127, Celina, Ohio
419-268-2550
Check Out Our New
2010 Tractor Line-Up
Your Frenching
& Work Clothing
Headquarters!
John E.
Bruns
MERCER COUNTY COMMISSIONER
PAID FOR BY BRUNS FOR COMMISSIONER, JENNY BRUNS, TREASURER
3891 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD, FORT RECOVERY, OHIO 45846
Congratulations
To All Of The
Youth In
Agriculture!
THE MERCER COUNTY
CHRONICLE
120 South First Street,
Coldwater, Ohio
419-678-2324
News From Your
Hometown Area!
EMS Body Parts & Service, Inc.
EMS Rhino
Linings
Full Line Of Truck Accessories!
Quality Collision • Auto/Truck Repair
SPRAYED-ON TRUCK BED LINERS
4151 Burrville Road, Coldwater, Ohio
419-375-4854
MATT SCHOENHERR
SCOTT GRIESHOP
www.marionmutual.com www.marionmutual.com
6420 State Route 119 (Cassella),
Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-4567
“Big Company Capabilities
Small Company Passion”
“Big Company Capabilities
Small Company Passion”
6420 State Route 119 (Cassella),
Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-0335
BURKETTSVILLE, OHIO
419-375-4186
937-338-3281
www.werlingandsons.com
Werling
and Sons, Inc.
FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 1886
OH LIC #28130
LAKE SHORE REALTY
419-586-6427
Judy McCullough
ROCKFORD, OHIO
419-363-2977
FOR ALL YOUR REAL
ESTATE NEEDS!
COBA
Since 1946
DAIRY BEEF
For Service Call :
Mike Long : 419-925-5509
Dustin Brown: 419-678-3196
Also, take the opportunity to visit SELECT SIRES, INC
(That’s where the Bulls live) 2 Miles North of State Route 33
on U.S. 42 between Delaware and Plain City, Ohio
GET THE RESULTS OF
GOOD BREEDING...
through the Mercer County Unit of
COBA/Select Sires, Inc.
Maria Stein....419-925-4511
Celina............419-586-2329
St. Marys ......419-394-4141
Mercer County
Dairy Association
Mercer County
Dairy Association
Proud Supporter
Of The FFA!
Minnich
Poultry
8563 E. 300 N.
Portland,
Indiana
Minnich
Poultry
419-942-2378
As a Former
FFA Member,
I am a Proud
Supporter of
the Agriculture
Industry!
St. Henry ................ 419-678-2348
Celina ..................... 419-586-7443
Chickasaw .............. 419-925-4326
New Weston ........... 937-338-5741
Coldwater ............... 419-678-2369
CW Service ............. 419-678-4811
B
&
L
282 Buckeye Dr.
St. Henry, Ohio
419-678-4674
CONSTRUCTION
B
&
L
DUES
LUMBER
MIL
Buyer & Seller
Of Hardwood
4162 Philothea Road,
Philothea, Ohio
419-678-2102
1737 State Route 49,
Fort Recovery, Ohio
Phone: 419-375-2330
HERE ARE THE GRAPHICS TO BE USED ON THE FFA WEEK PAGES!!
110 North Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, Ohio
419-375-4041 • 419-375-4181
FORT RECOVERY
INSURANCE AGENCY
110 North Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, Ohio
419-375-4041 • 419-375-4181
FORT RECOVERY
INSURANCE AGENCY
J M
&
Manufacturing
Co., Inc.
Fort Recovery, Ohio
Manufacturing of Grain Carts,
Gravity Flow Boxes & Farm Wagons
419-375-2376
We’re your
convenience
store and a
whole lot
more!
219 North Wayne, Fort Recovery, Ohio
419-375-2534
We’re your
convenience
store and a
whole lot
more!
219 North Wayne, Fort Recovery, Ohio
419-375-2534
We’re your convenience
store and a whole lot more!
Medler’s
Furniture
524 N. Meridan
Portland, Indiana
260-726-4570
Open Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri. 9-5
Wed & Sat. 9-Noon
Hydraulic Crane Service Office
419-586-7599
Mobile
Bryan: 419-852-2182
Donna: 419-852-2199
Hydraulic Crane Service Office
419-586-7599
Mobile
Bryan: 419-852-2182
Donna: 419-852-2199
Hirschfeld
Lifting, Inc.
CELINA, OHIO
COOPER
FARMS
FORT RECOVERY, OHIO • 419-375-4116
ST. HENRY, OHIO • 419-678-4853
www.cooperfarms.com
RISH
Plumbing,
Inc.
PLUMBING IS OUR
BUSINESS!
NEW INSTALLATION
• Sales & Service •
115 E. Main
Coldwater, Ohio • 419-678-2812
CARRIAGE
WERKES
Specializing In Collisions Foreign & Domestic
• FREE ESTIMATES •
421 N. Eastern Ave., St. Henry, Ohio
419-678-4530
TRUCKING SERVICES
AND LOGISTICS
Fort Recovery, Ohio
800-537-6695
www.cheeseman.com
We Support The
FFA!
The St. Henry Bank
We Care About Our Customers
231 E. Main Street • Box 330 • St. Henry • (800) 482-3001
COLDWATER, OHIO
419-678-2397
Welding Supplies & Rental
LEFELD
“We salute the
Agriculture Industry,
the foundation of
our area!
Lefeld
Implement
(Division Of The Kenn-Feld Group)
Coldwater, Ohio 419-678-2375
Willshire, Ohio 419-495-2937
2961 St. Rt. 219 • Coldwater
419-942-1300
Buyer Of Sheep, Goats & Hogs
Drainage Projects
Backhoe & Bulldozing
Sewage Systems
Farm Drainage
CYSCHWIETERMAN,
INC.
1663 CRANBERRY ROAD, ST. HENRY, OHIO
419-925-4290
NEW KNOXVILLE, OHIO 753-2559
36"-60" Corrugated
Polyethlene Pipe
Meets All Your
Stormwater Needs
Brookside
Companies
Maria Stein . 419-925-4457
Lima ........... 419-224-7019
Findlay ....... 419-421-6771
Brookside Trucking, Inc.
Clair H. Corporation
"The Stone Slinger"
B&S Hauling Co., Inc.
Brookside Wood Products
Brookside
Companies
L.L.C.
Metzger
Oil
419-375-2885
800-752-2485
P.O. Box 436
Fort Recovery, Ohio
COLDWATER
GRAIN
---------- NORTH
9421 State Route 118 • Rockford, Ohio
419-363-2700 • Fax 419-363-2218
Grain Marketing
Drying & Storage • Seeds
Liquid & Dry Fertilizers
Custom Applications
Monty Heiby, CCA, Manager
E-mail: [email protected]
Coldwater
Young Farmers
Association
310 N. Second St., Coldwater
419-678-4821
Proud
Supporters
Of The
FFA!
INSURANCE
AGENCY, INC.
2411 Cassella-Montezuma Road
Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-7222
Fax: 419-925-6222
BIG K
MILLS INC.
2485 Sharpsburg Rd.,
Ft. Recovery
419-375-4578
Mike
Kahlig &
Son, Inc.
Mike
Kahlig &
Son, Inc.
Farm Drainage
Masonry Contractors
Septic System Installation
1200 Commerce Drive, Fort Recovery
419-375-3012
OVERMAN
TRUCKING, LLC
2795 State Route 49 • Fort Recovery
419-375-4926
Gravel
Fill Dirt
Top Soil
OVERMAN
TRUCKING, LLC
MARION
YOUNG
FARMERS
Proud
Supporter
Of The
Mercer
County
Cattlemen’s
Association
Mercer
County
Cattlemen’s
Association
FORT RECOVERY
INSURANCE AGENCY
110 North Wayne Street,
Fort Recovery, Ohio
419-375-4041
419-375-4181
ZEHRINGER
S TAT E RE P RE S E NTAT I VE
Jim
Proud To
Be A Part
Of The
Farming
Community
& The FFA
Program
Paid for by Citizens for Zehringer, Dave Wolters, Treasurer, 2191 Oak Street, Maria Stein, Ohio 45860
Coldwater
Animal
Clinic
Dr. Dan J. Hellwarth
Dr. Urban Seger
Dr. Bret Rochotte
Dr. Kim Forthofer
Dr. Tim Barman
110 Harvest Drive • Coldwater
Cel ebrate FFA
Growing strong and building character
Here’s to the FFA, an organization dedicated to making
a positive difference in the lives of young people
through leadership, growth and career success.
The staff at Farm Credit Services of Mid-America
supports and salutes the members
and advisors of FFA.
1225 IRMSCHER BLVD., CELINA, OHIO
1-800-953-8330 • 419-586-4229
JIM HIGHLEY
Mercer County
Clerk of Courts
Paid For By Jim Highley • P.O.Box 515, Celina
Hemmelgarn
& Sons
3763 Philothea Road,
Coldwater, Ohio
419-678-2351
Superior
Quality Eggs!
REINHARD
Dairy Products LLC
1639 St. Peter Road,
Ft. Recovery, Ohio
419-375-4742
HELENA
AGRONOMIC
CENTER
3971Burkettsville-St. Henry Road,
Coldwater, Ohio
419-678-2267
4581 State Route 127, Celina, Ohio
419-268-2550
Check Out Our New
2010 Tractor Line-Up
Your Frenching
& Work Clothing
Headquarters!
John E.
Bruns
MERCER COUNTY COMMISSIONER
PAID FOR BY BRUNS FOR COMMISSIONER, JENNY BRUNS, TREASURER
3891 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD, FORT RECOVERY, OHIO 45846
Congratulations
To All Of The
Youth In
Agriculture!
THE MERCER COUNTY
CHRONICLE
120 South First Street,
Coldwater, Ohio
419-678-2324
News From Your
Hometown Area!
EMS Body Parts & Service, Inc.
EMS Rhino
Linings
Full Line Of Truck Accessories!
Quality Collision • Auto/Truck Repair
SPRAYED-ON TRUCK BED LINERS
4151 Burrville Road, Coldwater, Ohio
419-375-4854
MATT SCHOENHERR
SCOTT GRIESHOP
www.marionmutual.com www.marionmutual.com
6420 State Route 119 (Cassella),
Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-4567
“Big Company Capabilities
Small Company Passion”
“Big Company Capabilities
Small Company Passion”
6420 State Route 119 (Cassella),
Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-0335
BURKETTSVILLE, OHIO
419-375-4186
937-338-3281
www.werlingandsons.com
Werling
and Sons, Inc.
FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 1886
OH LIC #28130
LAKE SHORE REALTY
419-586-6427
Judy McCullough
ROCKFORD, OHIO
419-363-2977
FOR ALL YOUR REAL
ESTATE NEEDS!
COBA
Since 1946
DAIRY BEEF
For Service Call :
Mike Long : 419-925-5509
Dustin Brown: 419-678-3196
Also, take the opportunity to visit SELECT SIRES, INC
(That’s where the Bulls live) 2 Miles North of State Route 33
on U.S. 42 between Delaware and Plain City, Ohio
GET THE RESULTS OF
GOOD BREEDING...
through the Mercer County Unit of
COBA/Select Sires, Inc.
Maria Stein....419-925-4511
Celina............419-586-2329
St. Marys ......419-394-4141
Mercer County
Dairy Association
Mercer County
Dairy Association
Proud Supporter
Of The FFA!
Minnich
Poultry
8563 E. 300 N.
Portland,
Indiana
Minnich
Poultry
419-942-2378
As a Former
FFA Member,
I am a Proud
Supporter of
the Agriculture
Industry!
St. Henry ................ 419-678-2348
Celina ..................... 419-586-7443
Chickasaw .............. 419-925-4326
New Weston ........... 937-338-5741
Coldwater ............... 419-678-2369
CW Service ............. 419-678-4811
B
&
L
282 Buckeye Dr.
St. Henry, Ohio
419-678-4674
CONSTRUCTION
B
&
L
DUES
LUMBER
MIL
Buyer & Seller
Of Hardwood
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over 40 guns were won
or auctioned off at the 10
th

Annual Friends of the nrA
(National Rife Association)
Banquet held on February
19 at the Ft. recovery
American legion. Guest
had the opportunity to try
jalapeno, cheese, or plain
venison (deer) summer
sausage while they played
a variety of games including
let’s make a Deal, Dart-
in-the Deer, and the Safe
cracker to win guns, safes,
and other sportsman items.
next came the wedding style
dinner followed by a live
auction of over 30 items.
the auction included
guns, prints, sculptures and
even some novelty items.
An nrA toaster brought
over $300. the lucky buyer
can enjoy morning toast
branded with the letters
n-r-A. the nrA limited
production tricycle brought
in over $400 for some lucky
little tot, and the Declaration
of independence Plaque
brought over $200 to be
proudly displayed.
A large percentage of all
the proceeds raised this year
will return to mercer county
in the forms of grant money.
over the past ten years more
than $130,000 worth of
grants have been returned
to the mercer county area
to help support qualifed
programs.
recipients of grants
have included, Ft. recovery
Gun club, mercer county
Sportsman Association,
ohio Progressive Sportsman
club, South Shore Sportsman
club, mercer Pheasants
Forever, mercer county
4-h, and Ft. recovery Boy
Scouts troop 99. recipients
have used the grants for
such things as youth shoots
and hunts, coonskin camp
Scholarships, and equipment
for youth programs.
the remaining funds
raised at the banquet are
spread throughout the state
and country to support other
qualifed state and national
programs in the areas of youth
Development, Firearms
education and training,
range Development and
improvement, and Wildlife
conservation efforts.
Because of mercer
county’s rich history of
sportsmen and women,
the nrA Banquet has
been well received and
sponsored by many
businesses, organizations
and individuals over the past
ten years. through the nrA
Banquet, mercer county
continues to keep the rich
history alive now and in the
future. the tentative 2012
date is February 18.
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L
ife can get a little wild and crazy,
with responsibilities coming at us from all
directions. Wouldn’t it be nice to fnd a refuge? A
safe place we can share with our close ones? We
can trust our faith in God to protect us. “The Lord
is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for
those who trust in him….” (Nahum 1.14) Find
tranquility from the world’s troubles at your house
of worship this week. Go and give thanks to God!
mercer county Friends of the nrA
celebrates 10 years
camping, getaways,
shelter house rentals and state
dock fees will be discounted
at 50 percent during the 2011
season at Grand lake St.
marys State Park, according
to the ohio Department of
natural resources (oDnr.
“oDnr will continue its
unprecedented move to offer
its visitors deep discounts for
overnight and facility fees
at Grand lake St. marys
State Park this season,” said
ohio State Parks chief David
Payne. “State park visitors
bring critical tourism dollars
to local businesses and
communities across ohio;
it is vital that we remain
innovative in our ways to
attract more visitors to Grand
lake St. marys.”
the discounts, which
begin immediately, include:
50 percent off camping; 50
percent off shelter house
rentals; 50 percent off
Getaway rentals; and 50
percent off seasonal state
dock fees.
camping, shelter house
and Getaway rental fee
discounts apply from February
1 to September 1; existing
reservations will have the
discount applied at check-in.
the camping and Getaway
rental discounts do not apply
on memorial Day or July 4th
holiday weekends.
reservations may be
made by calling toll-free
866-644-6727 or online at
www. ohiostateparks. org.
When making a reservation,
please select the “Grand lake
Special” from the drop-down
menu for discounts. no other
discounts will apply to this
special discount, which is
being offered exclusively at
Grand lake St. marys State
Park.
Grand lake St. marys
State Park offers a variety
of overnight and day-use
activities including: 176
electric campsites and 28
non-electric sites; full service
camp store; bike rentals;
miniature golf; basketball and
volleyball courts; playground
equipment; dog park; and
free Wi-Fi.
the ohio Department of
natural resources ensures
a balance between wise use
and protection of our natural
resources for the beneft of
all. Visit the oDnr website
at ohiodnr.com.
ODNR to offer deep
discounts at Grand Lake St.
Marys during 2011 season
In celebration of
Developmental Disabilities
Awareness Month, the
Mercer County Board of
Developmental Disabilities
(Cheryl Ann Programs) is
having an Open House of its
facilities on March 27, from 1
to 3 p.m.
The facilities at the corner of
Mud Pike and Fleetfoot Roads,
just a mile west of Celina,
will be open for all visitors.
In addition, the Board’s new
facility for community Adult
Day Services, located at
110 North Market Street in
Coldwater, will also be open
for all visitors.
cheryl Ann open house
Looks as though spring has
fnally arrived. The tempera-
tures are going up and I think
everyone is ready for some
nice weather. Just don’t expect
too much for a couple months.
Pretty soon we will be com-
plaining about the hot weather.
O well, I guess we are never
satisfed. Spring fshing has
not turned up too much fsh. I
would tell you where I fshed
the other day but it is a closely
guarded secret. I was using a
time honored fy but it didn’t
produce many strikes. I guess
it might be just a tad too early
for nesting fsh. Need some
warmer weather to raise the
water temperatures.
I don’t know if any of you
out there have had any trouble
with your prescription drugs
lately. It seems Medicare is
making decisions that the cost
of some drugs are too costly
and they tell you to see your
doctor and have him prescribe
a cheaper one. Well, that may
work for some medications but
I am sure there are some out
there that won’t work as well
as the ones you are taking now.
If you receive these types of
messages from Medicare, be
sure and talk it over with your
Doctor. Just another example of
Government control and how
they plan to regulate your health
care. Never mind that your
Doctor has years of experience
in prescribing drugs. If I am
right, all this control was gener-
ated by the new health bill that
congress and Obama forced
through the Congress. When
questioned about the new health
bill and its effect on the health
care of the people most said
they had not read it yet but it
will be Ok to just go ahead
and pass it sight unseen. That
doesn’t surprise you does it?
Today’s Words of
“Wisdom,” Going to church
doesn’t make you a Christian
any more than standing in
a garage makes you a car.
AMEN !
That’s My Opinion.........
What’s Yours??
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Your 401(k) offers tax-deductible contributions, tax-deferred growth of
earnings potential and a variety of investment options — so it’s a great tool
for building retirement savings. Yet like all tools, your 401(k) must be used
properly to get the best results. That’s why you should review your 401(k) at
least annually and make whatever adjustments are needed.
Depending on where you work, you may get some 401(k) review help
from your plan provider. But if that assistance isn’t available, you might want to
consult with a financial professional to make sure you’re getting the maximum
benefit from your plan.
As you begin to review your 401(k), your first question should probably
be this:
“How much should I contribute?” At the very least, try to put in enough to
receive your employer’s matching contribution, if one is offered. If you don’t
earn this match, you are essentially walking away from “free money.” Beyond
this, though, the amount you put into your 401(k) might depend on what other
retirement savings vehicles you have available. For instance, if you’re eligible,
you may also want to contribute to a Roth IRA, which offers tax-free growth
potential, provided you’ve had your account for five years and don’t start
taking withdrawals until you’re 59½.
Of course, it’s not only how much you put into your 401(k) that determines
its success — it’s also how you choose to allocate your investment dollars.
(Keep in mind that asset allocation does not guarantee a profit or protect
against loss.) Your 401(k) may have a dozen or more investment choices,
such as stock funds, bond funds and money market funds. To choose the right
investment mix, you’ll need to consider a variety of factors, including these:
• Your age — Generally speaking, the younger you are, the more
aggressive you can afford to be with your 401(k) investments, because
you’ll have decades in which to potentially overcome the inevitable down
periods of the market. As you get older, you may wish to invest somewhat
more conservatively, but you’ll still need some growth potential in your 401(k)
portfolio.
• Your goals — Everyone has different goals for retirement. You might
want to retire early and travel the world, while your co-worker desires to
work as long as possible and then, upon retirement, stay close to home and
pursue hobbies. Because you each have different goals, with different income
needs, you also may need to follow different investment strategies within your
401(k).
• Your other retirement income sources — If you have a variety of
retirement income sources — a pension from another job, an IRA, a spouse
with generous retirement benefits — you may need to invest differently,
perhaps less aggressively, than if you had fewer options for retirement
income.
Apart from putting away as much as you can into your 401(k) and
choosing the right investment mix, what else can you do to get the most out
of your plan? Here’s a suggestion: If you have worked at various jobs and
acquired multiple 401(k)s, consider rolling them over into one account. You
might save money on fees and reduce paperwork, but more importantly,
you’ll be able to concentrate your resources and pursue a unified investment
approach, with your investment dollars working together toward your ultimate
retirement goals.
As you can see, a 401(k) review and rollover can reward you in many
ways — so do whatever it takes to maximize your 401(k)’s performance.
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It’s spring — time to clean out the gutters, tune up the lawnmower
and wash down the windows. But as you attend to these types of tasks
around your home, why not take the time to do some financial “spring
cleaning” as well?
Specifically, consider these moves:
• “Dust off” your investment strategy. If there’s an area in your home
that you haven’t looked at for a while, you may need to dust it off in
preparation for the new season. And the same principle may apply to
your investment strategy — if you haven’t examined it for a while, it may
be time to clean it up to prepare for a new season in your life. After all,
since you initially designed your investment strategy — that is, the total
amount you invest, the percentages going into “growth” and “income”
vehicles, the dollars going into taxable versus tax-deferred accounts
and so on — many things may have changed for you, such as your
employment situation, the number of children in your household and
even your long-term goals. Consequently, you may need to revise your
investment strategy in consultation with your financial advisor.
• “De-clutter” your portfolio. The chances are pretty good that if
you look around your house, you’ll find many things that are actually
duplicates, such as those five coffeemakers you’ve accumulated over
the years — so you decide to “purge” a few. And when you take a close
look at your portfolio, you might find several investments that you’ve
added over time and that are similar to each other. If that’s the case, you
might help yourself by selling the “redundant” investments and using the
proceeds to buy different ones that can help you diversify your portfolio.
(Keep in mind that while diversification can help reduce the effects of
volatility on your portfolio, it can’t guarantee gains or prevent losses.)
• Prepare yourself for stormy weather. During springtime, we often
experience heavy rains, hailstorms, high winds and other types of
inclement weather. That’s why we keep our roofs in good shape, keep
branches away from our homes and take other steps to protect our
houses and property from the ravages of Mother Nature. You and your
family could go through some rough “weather” too, during the course of
your lives, so you’ll want to make sure you have sufficient protection in
the form of adequate life and disability insurance. Review your coverage
to make sure it’s still adequate for your needs.
• Open up the windows of opportunity. After a long winter, you’ll find
it pleasant to open the windows of your home and let in the sun and
the air. And as an investor, you’ll find “windows of opportunity” through
which you can open yourself up to good investment possibilities. For
example, even though we’ve clearly been in a challenging economy
the past couple of years, a number of factors – such as low interest
rates, improved corporate earnings and favorable stock valuations (the
price you pay for a stock, relative to its earnings) — have actually meant
that it’s been a pretty good environment for investors looking for quality
stocks.
By doing some financial spring cleaning, you may find that you’ve
swept away some of the obstacles to helping achieve your goals.
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From the Archives of the
Mercer County Chronicle
10 YEARS AGO (2001)
During the week of March
5, the Coldwater holy Trinity
Church installed a new organ.
using a set of scaffolds and a
pulley system, the old organ was
lowered to the main foor and the
new rodgers Organ from rodgers
Organ Company of hillsboro,
Oregon, was lifted into place. A
dedication service will take place
on May 5, according to organist
ron Johnson.
The new St. henry American
legion home will be dedicated
on March 25. The new structure
is 7000 square feet and will
accommodate 350 people with
a full kitchen. The old legion
home was destroyed by fre in the
summer of 1999.
ribbon cutting was held
recently for Dickman Supply, 910
Warrick Drive, Celina. On hand
were Tim Geise, owner of the
company; Mark Winner, branch
manager; and Dick Weigandt,
Weigandt Development, who
constructed the new building.
Dickman Supply started in Sidney
with 5 employees in 1953. Today
Dickman has 105 employees in
Sidney, Greenville and Celina.
25 YEARS AGO (1986)
The Coldwater Community
Picnic Association has set up a
committee, with representatives
from the American legion,
Veterans of Foreign Wars and
Disabled American Veterans, to
remember and memorialize the
men from Coldwater who died in
the wars of the 20th century.
The Sharpsburg St. Paul’s
CYO girls basketball team
fnished as runner-up in the
state at the tournament held in
hamilton this past weekend.
Team members include linda
Evers, Tammy Wendel, Sharon
lamm, Angie Stammen, Judy
Brunswick, Janice Evers, laura
Siefring, Diane Schoen and
Brenda Schoen.
The lake Front Aquatic Club
Gators began winding down the
1985-1986 winter swim season
with a strong performance at
the State “A” Championships in
Columbus. Stacy Boise, renee
Boise and Jodi Gast captured
individual gold medals while the
Gators also received four relay
golds.
50 YEARS AGO (1961)
Don Sowar, Coldwater
high School’s basketball star,
was named to the united Press
International frst team All-Ohio
Class “A” team. Another Mercer
County star, Dave Williams of
Fort recovery, was named to
the second team. Sowar is the
Coldwater player to make the All-
Ohio frst team.
Three new 4-h Clubs have
organized in the Coldwater area.
A boys club and a girls club have
organized in the Burntwood area
east and north of Coldwater. The
third new club is the Dude ranch
Girls in Coldwater.
Coldwater friends have learned
that Major George D. heisser, an
instructor in the Department of
law at the united States Military
Academy, was promoted to his
present rank on March 10, 1961.
he is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
George heisser of Celina.
By Justice Paul E. Pfeifer
Electric power lines have been
a part of the American landscape
for more than a century now. But
when there’s a need for new ones
there can still be disagreements
about where to build them, as
was the case in Geauga County
when a power company needed
to build a new substation to meet
growing demand for electricity.
The substation required a
new transmission line, which in
turn required a new right-of-
way. To fnd a new right-of-way,
the power company – American
Transmission System, Inc. –
commissioned a route-selection
study. American Transmission
then used the study – which
identifed hundreds of possible
routes – and settled on two
potential routes.
One route traveled primarily
along a rural road and had a
greater “land use” impact, which
would have required taking
several homes within the right-
of-way. The other traveled
primarily across open country. It
did not require the taking of any
homes but had greater ecological
impact.
In February 2007, American
Transmission fled a notice with
the Ohio Power Siting Board of
its proposal to construct a new
line, as well as a public notice
explaining the two routes under
consideration. In March, it held
a public meeting where affected
landowners voiced their concerns
regarding each route.
In September, American
Transmission fled its 1,300-page
application proposing the cross-
country route as the preferred
route and the rural-road as the
alternate. Then, before any
other parties had intervened,
the company sought protective,
trade-secret status for certain
information.
In January 2008, a group
of landowners in and around
Geauga County called Citizens
Advocating Responsible Energy
(“CARE”) fled a motion to
intervene. For several months
CARE was involved in legal
proceedings regarding the site
selection. In particular, CARE
sought information that was
subject to the protective order
American Transmission had
obtained on trade-secret status.
But in November 2008, the
Power Siting Board issued its
opinion and approved the cross-
country route – the one that had
the greater ecological impact.
CARE applied for rehearing,
which was denied. After that,
the case came before us – the
Ohio Supreme Court – for a fnal
review.
CARE essentially made two
different arguments. First, it
maintained that the Board
delegated its statutory duties
to an administrative law judge
(“ALJ”) and failed to make an
independent determination that
a certifcate of environmental
compatibility and public need
should be issued.
The Power Siting Board and
the company responded that while
the ALJ conducted hearings and
handled legal proceedings, it was
the Board – not the ALJ – that
made the decision in this case.
They pointed out that Ohio law
expressly allows the Board to
delegate many responsibilities to
subordinates.
It is true that the Board
may delegate responsibilities,
although the Board’s authority
to grant certifcates shall not
be exercised by any offcer,
employee, or body other than
the Board itself. In this case, the
order issued by the Power Siting
Board shows that it was the
Board that made the decision.
CARE’s other argument
asserted that the Board incorrectly
sealed parts of the record and
“thereby denied an opportunity
to prepare fully and adequately
for the hearing.” In response, the
Board and the company argued
that the Board correctly sealed
the information and that CARE
must fle an action to challenge
the sealing of alleged public
records.
This is a procedural issue,
and CARE had failed to fle a
timely complaint. Ultimately, by
a six-to-zero vote, we affrmed
the order of the Power Siting
Board. There was no evidence
that it delegated its decisional
authority or that the Board abused
its discretion in conducting the
hearing.
I concurred with the outcome
of this case, but I decided to write
separately to express concerns
about the priorities of the Ohio
Power Siting Board.
The Power Siting Board
comprises extremely busy public
offcials who rely heavily on
staff members. I’m concerned
that the Board may not be giving
appropriate consideration to
aesthetic values.
Geauga County is one of
Ohio’s most beautiful counties.
Forbes Magazine considers it
the fourth-best place to raise a
family in America. According to
its own website, Geauga County
has “the fourth largest population
of Amish in the world,” an
indication of the value placed on
nature by its residents.
The county’s beauty
shouldn’t be taken for granted
or needlessly squandered. In
reviewing this case, I found little
reason to believe that the Power
Siting Board places substantial
value on preserving nature or
maintaining aesthetics.
As our state grows, more
utility resources will be needed
and built, whether wind farms,
electric lines, or other types of
facilities. Many factors need to
be considered when determining
the locations of these vital
resources.
Aesthetics and the
preservation of nature shouldn’t
necessarily trump other
considerations, especially when
they’re cost-prohibitive. But
when an economically reasonable
alternative is available, the impact
on nature and aesthetics should
be of paramount importance,
especially in a place as beautiful
as Geauga County. In this
case, an apparently reasonable
alternative was available, along
an existing highway, where the
aesthetic impact would have
been minimized.
Any utility involved in a
siting decision will invariably
be better organized and able
to devote more resources
advocating its preferred route
than any group opposing the
utility. For instance, American
Transmission submitted a 1,300-
page application advocating its
preferred route and applied for
trade-secret status.
The power imbalance
between utilities and ordinary
Ohioans is another reason for the
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Page 10 • May 21, 2009 - May 27, 2009
Celina Couple Receives Albert Heckler
Award from Cheryl Ann Programs
louis and Dorothy hoyng never imagined that they’d be-
come involved with Cheryl Ann Programs.
They were raising three happy, healthy boys in their Celina
home. louie operated his custom upholstery shop next door,
and Dorothy worked in the high school cafeteria. They were a
typical family.
Then a very atypical thing happened. Their middle son,
Brian, was struck by lightning in 1981 when he was 16. With
that bolt out of the blue, the hoyngs’ lives changed forever.
The odds of being struck by lightning are one in 280,000,
but the hoyngs couldn’t afford to spend much time thinking
about their terrible luck. They had a son who needed them
more than he ever had. The first years after Brian’s accident,
which left him with severe disabilities, were very difficult,
they said, as they searched for someone who could help them
help Brian.
Their school district helped as much as it could.Finally, then-
Superintendent ralph Stelzer recommended a place the hoyngs
knew about but had never visited as parents: Cheryl Ann.
“Cheryl Ann was the best thing that ever happened to us,”
louie hoyng said. “It gave Brian his life back.”
The people of Cheryl Ann helped Brian with his everyday
life. They gave him a place to go and jobs to do. he made new
friends, and enjoyed everything about his experiences there,
up to and including the bus ride out to Mud Pike.
“When he would see Sam Morden (his bus aide) he would
just smile, and the people in Adult Day Services really knew
how to make him laugh,” Dorothy hoyng said.
It wasn’t long before the hoyngs were finding ways to re-
pay Cheryl Ann for its help. They were regular volunteers.
louie hoyng completed upholstery jobs for the unique
equipment used at Cheryl Ann, and often, said Superintendent
Mike Overman, “louie would forget to send us a bill.” he
also served a term on the county MrDD board and was the
board president.
For all that, and for their tireless advocacy on behalf of
their son, the hoyngs received the Albert heckler Award at
the staff appreciation banquet in March. The award is given
each year to a Cheryl Ann family that exemplifies service and
advocacy.
“The hoyngs both served as good examples of first-rate
advocates for their son,” Overman said. “They rarely ever
missed a day spending time with him, and they always spoke
up to be sure his needs were being met. They were really spe-
cial parents for Brian, and really good supporters of our pro-
gram.”
Brian hoyng died in February 2008 at the age of 43. In the
years after the lightning strike he taught his family a lot about
patience, hope, endurance and acceptance. he introduced the
hoyngs to a world they had only seen from the outside—but it
was a world where they found welcome and acceptance.
“We met some wonderful people during our years at Cheryl
Ann,” Dorothy hoyng said. “They worked their hearts out
helping us with Brian.”
Dorothy and Louis Hoyng
Stateline Writers Meet
At the April meeting of the Stateline Writer’s Club, members read
profiles they had written about someone, living or dead or make-
believe, and member Eileen Whitsett’s special activity of having mem-
bers combine pictures of particular scenes with a person or people
assigned to them to put into that scene brought interesting results.
Sue Miller and Gretchen Bollenbacher’s proposal for a special
meeting designed to attract new members was described and approved.
Members will be hosted by the Coldwater Public library in June for
a reading of their best work.
At the next meeting, which will be on Saturday, May 16, mem-
bers will rehearse for their special program in June.
Stateline club members meet the 3rd Saturday of each month at
10 a.m. at the Celina Mercer County library. Anyone interested in
coming to a meeting or becoming a member is cordially invited to
attend.
Celina rotary Dog Park Dedicated
BY: BETTY LOU DENNEY/HALL
Opening day at the Celina rotary Dog Park received
rave revues from the dogs. As the gates opened for the first
time on Tuesday May 12, dogs of all sizes were seen mak-
ing their way to the park to get a chance to run in over 3
acres of wide open spaces of the chain-linked fenced in
area. Small dogs area is an acre and the large dogs have
over 2 acres. The new park, which is one of newest and
biggest things happening in the State Parks around the coun-
try, was made possible due to the efforts of Deborha Borns,
rotary Club President. her friend, Darlene lynskey, is also
working on getting a State Dog Park in her home town of
St. Marys. The two dog lovers along with many volunteers
worked many hours with the help of the State and Craig
Morton, who is the regional manager of Grand lake St.
Marys. Together they cleared away debris from the previ-
ously unused land. The Park is located at the end of West
Bank road
Deb Borns saw her idea come to life with the help of the
Celina rotary Club’s major donation and businesses as well
as individuals who helped with labor and monetary dona-
tions. The idea came to her after visiting another dog park.
At the dedication ceremony Deb thanked many of the
people who made the park possible. Jeff larmore, Past
rotary President and Celina City Council Member spoke
as his 150 pound Newfoundland, Bentley checked out the
park. Jeff is also a large contributor to the park in honor of
the recovery of Bentley after he had been lost for several
days. Craig Morton, regional Manager of State Park Gand
lake St. Marys and John hunter, Assistant Chief of the
Division of Parks and recreation also spoke at the dedica-
tion ceremony. Deb concluded her speech with some wise
lessons that she has learned from her own dogs. A few of
which were: Never leave home without your leach and
your ID. If you stare at someone long enough, you will get
what you want. last, if it is not wet and sloppy it is not a
real kiss.
One of the many visitors enjoying running free on dedi-
cation day was a lab /poodle mix owned by Dave hochstien,
professor at Wright State university. he has other dogs at
home but decided to only bring one at a time. he com-
mented that this was the first time his dog had this much
exercise since he got him a year ago.
There are a few small problems to work out with the
park, such as the water faucet would not shut off and there
was a small hole under the fence in the small dog side of
the park, which of course was found by one of the little
furry visitors on dedication day. These problems will be
easily fixed. Memberships ($10) to Fur Ever Friends are
being sold to help with the upkeep of the park. The use of
the park is free to the public. One of the additions they
would like to have is benches added to the park for the
comfort of the owners.
The green stations placed around the fence for the dog
wastes were given at a discount by Florida based company
named DogiPot. Gary Brown, Assistant Operations Man-
ger, heard about the plans for the park and wanted to help
by giving discounts on the pots. The company has all Oxi-
biodegradable bags inside the pots for your dog waste. Gary
flew in from Florida to be a part of the ribbon cutting and
opening of the park. More of their products can be found
by going to: www.propet.org.
If visiting the park remember to follow the rules that are
posted at the entrance. Common sense is your guide such
as:
Dogs should have their current shots
The park has little dog and big dog sections, keep
dogs in their own spaces.
Don’t leave dog unattended
Do not bring a dog that shows aggressive behavior
Keep small children under close supervision
Clean up after your own dog
Never bring a dog to the park that has an illness.
These are just a few precautions to remember. Check
the rules before entering the park and you and your dog
will have a great time The Park is open daylight to dark
everyday.
Deb Borns prepares to cut the ribbon at the Dedication of the Celina Rotary Club Dog Park. Helping to hold the ribbon
is Darlene Lynskey and John Hunter, assistant chief of the Ohio’s Division of Parks and Recreation. On left is Craig
Morton, Regional Manager of Grand Lake St. Marys. Right: Jeff Larmore and Bentley. Photo by Roy Hall.
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What’s Happening
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open house for the tin
cupboard and KellieKakes
will be held march 27 from
1 to 3 p.m. A specialty bake
shop will be added to the
tin cupboard along with the
regular menu. you are invited
to sample the baked goods at
the open house on Sunday.
the Fort recovery
Academic Booster club
will be holding a Pork chop
Dinner on march 31, from
4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the
elementary/middle School,
coinciding with Parent/
teacher conferences. the
cost is $7 per meal and
includes a pork chop, baked
potato, applesauce and roll.
tickets are available from
any high school student coun-
cil member or at the school
offces.
A breakfast is being
planned by the American
legion Auxiliary for April
10, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
at Post 345. cost is $6 for
adults, $3 for children 4 to
10 years of age, and free to
children 3 and under. the
all-you-can-eat breakfast
includes sausage, eggs, pan-
cakes and a beverage.
the Fort recovery church
of the nazarene Women’s
ministries is sponsoring an
all-day crop on April 16, from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A creative
memories consultant will
have her supplies available
for use, as well as being avail-
able to answer questions and
offer suggestions. Drinks
and snacks will be available
throughout the day, along
with hourly door prizes. cost
to attend is $20.
Wiggs Street is in process
of being re-done. At a special
meeting of the town council
with the local residents of
the street, they were informed
as to the plans for the recon-
struction. it is scheduled for
completion in may provided
everything goes as planned.
the street will be widened
and new storm sewers will
be installed. A local resident
of Wiggs Street commented
that she felt the residents were
not given enough time to give
their input. their family,
being on the corner of Wiggs
and Wayne, will have a dou-
ble expense. Since residents
on the streets being repaired
or updated have to pay for
sidewalks and curbing, those
families living on a corner
lot have to pay for front and
side of the property. there
will be parking allowed on
both sides of the street but no
trucks will be allowed except
for delivery trucks. randy
Diller, representing the town,
assured the residents that the
“no trucks” will be strictly
enforced by the local police
department.
St. Peter neurological
center’s winning number
for the week was 571 won
by Kylie Kahlig from Ft.
recovery.

thouGht For the
WeeK: When planting trees
or shrubs be sure to place
them within your property
lines. if in town, years go by
and widening of the streets
may destroy many years of
growth. in the country, roads
can be widened or a prop-
erty line may not be known
till new owners move in and
want to build right where
your grandfather planted that
beautiful large tree that you
will never be able to replace.

until neXt WeeK
rememBer: Be happy,
love one another and remem-
ber that there is a miracle out
there that can change your
life.
the St. rochus
Auxiliary #288 Knights
of St. John meeting
was held February 28.
the charter was draped
for Joan Brandewie.
the rosary was recited
for all living and
deceased members of
their auxiliary, Joan
Brandewie, ralph Siegel,
Jim hilgefort and Pat
Dahlinghaus. Group 1
will work the march 26
chicken fry. the Spring
district meeting will be
held April 19 beginning
at 6:30 p.m. at Botkins.
the annual Field mass
will be August 7, at 12
p.m., at celina. the
stuffing of countryfest
letters will be march 19,
beginning at 1 p.m. at
the Knight’s hall. the
countyfest schedule
is being completed by
Donna Stachler. contact
her if you need your
scheduled work time
changed. JoAnn Albers
reported 960 rosaries
were sent to various
missions this month.
750 rosaries were made
in February. many thank
you cards were received.
the lunch committee for
the march 28 meeting
is irene lochtefeld and
Kathy homan. Door
prizes were won by
martha Albers, June
Bertke, lou Ann Kremer,
mary Knapke and
linda Koenig. lunch
was served by Donna
Stachler and birthday
and anniversary gifts
were awarded. the next
meeting will be on march
28 beginning at 7 p.m.
St. rochus Auxiliary #288
Skeet’s Favorite List

Patrons of the library
often ask for
recommendations of
a good book. Well,
i have lots of ideas
and suggestions
and the following
is my top list
as of today. i
have probably
made several
hundred of these
bookmark and
they can be picked
up at the front desk of the
library. my favorite part
is reading over the list and
remembering
each and every
favorite. Some
are adult books
and several are
suggested for
children and
teens. happy
reading.
-Skeet
Favorite list
Left Neglected
lisa Genova
Still Alice
lisa Genova
Winter Garden
Kristin hannah
The Help
Kathryn Stockett
Sarah’s Key
tatiana de
rosnay
Rainwater
Sandra Brown
Water for
Elephants
Sara Gruen
Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls
The Kite Runner
Khaled hosseini
A Thousand
Splendid Suns
Khaled hosseini
Envy
Sandra Brown
Secret Life of
Bees
Sue monk Kidd
The Four Seasons
mary Alice monroe
Light on Snow
Anita Shreve
Gone for Good
harlan Goben
A Place to Call
Home
Deborah Smith
Skinny Dip
carl hiaasen
Ashes in the Wind
K. Woodiwiss
A Walk in the
Woods
Bill Bryson
A Northern Light
J. Donnelly (h S)
Freaky Green Eyes
J. c. oates (h S)
Single Shard
linda Park
(Grade 5/6)
The Invention of
Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick
Troy and the
Championship
Trophy
roxanne Price
Blue Willow
Doris Gates
The Hunger Games
Suzanne collins (hS)
Skeet Wolters, Library Assistant
linda Steinbrunner,
a member of the
coldwater exempted
Village Schools, has
been named to the
following committees at
the ohio School Boards
Association: the Federal
relations network is the
national School Boards
Association’s (nSBA)
maj or grassroot s
lobbying force involved
in federal issues. the
network consists of two
board members in each
congressional district
who are appointed by
the oSBA president
and then ratified by
the oSBA Board of
trustees. members work
with nSBA through
the oSBA Division of
legislative Services.
the nomi nat i ng
committee is charged
with selecting the best
possible candidate to
serve as the oSBA
president-elect for
2012. the 2012
president-elect becomes
t he associ at i on’s
president in 2013. the
northwest region
executive committee
provides governance
and leadership to school
board members in Allen,
Auglaize, Defiance,
erie, Fulton, hancock,
hardin, henry, huron,
lucas, mercer, ottawa,
Paulding, Putnam,
Sandusky, Seneca, Van
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the committee is elected
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Founded in 1955,
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and the diverse districts
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Steinbrunner to serve on
oSBA committee
news from rockford
the Sons of the legion Post
#508 are sponsoring a casino
night this Saturday at the rockford
community Building, proceeds
from which will beneft the
rockford recreation Association
and the Willshire youth Activities
and their summer ball program.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Activities
include gaming tables beginning
at 6, a sports memorabilia auction,
a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, a
reverse raffe and food and
beverages highlighted by a hog
roast. For tickets for the reverse
raffe at 7 p.m. call 419-790-
9073.
on Saturday night, Jess King
of Jess King & country Gospel
is heading up a long list of local
entertainers for a beneft to
offset expenses of the rockford
Belle. A free-will donation will
be accepted. Doors open at 6
p.m.; the event is at 7. the entire
facility at the Belle that includes
a chapel, reception hall and
kitchen is also available for rent
for special occasions. Set your
date with tom rogers of the
rockford Belle at 567-664-9993,
and come Saturday night to offer
them your support.
terra henkle, secretary of the
rockford chamber of commerce,
reports that “the chamber is
very pleased to be able to assist
our members with Shop mercer
county, the county-wide chamber
alliance to promote benefts of
shopping in mercer county. We
look forward to seeing how the
local community members will
get behind this, especially in the
ring in Spring promotion march
31 through April 3. We as a
chamber are always interested
in supporting our members and
seeking benefts that will help
them grow their businesses.”
in honor of Pastor mark
rutledge’s retirement, an open
house will be held on Sunday
from noon to 3 p.m. at Praise Point
church in Willshire. A retirement
service at 9:30 a.m. will celebrate
his 35 years of serving otterbein
which was located just south of
rockford, Paine, mt. Victory,
Willshire, mcGill, Zion and Praise
Point churches and communities.
chattanooga um church
on State route 49 is holding
its annual chicken BBQ dinner
on April 3. Presale tickets are
available at $6 each through this
Sunday by calling Jane Suzuki
at 419-942-1060. Pick up will
be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in
the church parking lot. Proceeds
benefit community projects
sponsored by the church’s ladies
society.
All chattanooga area
churches have joined together
for community lenten and Good
Friday programs but each has
its own maundy thursday and
easter service. St. Paul’s lutheran
will celebrate communion during
its maundy thursday service at
7:30 p.m., and on Sunday will
have an easter breakfast following
7:30 a.m. church services; easter
services are at 10:30 at Zion
lutheran in chatt.
Parkway Preschool has
set its 2011-2012 school year
registration night on April 12
from 7 to 8 p.m. registration forms
can be completed, registration
paid and kids can see their rooms.
An additional packet of forms will
be available to complete for next
school year.
if anyone has news from
the rockford area they would
like to see published in this
column, please contact Gretchen
Bollenbacher at 419-363-2692 or
email [email protected].
Friendship Quilters has their annual display at the
coldwater Public library through April 7. the public is
invited to stop in and view the detail and handiwork that
goes into each piece.
Quilt Display at coldwater
Public library
A new music store has set up
shop at 128 n. Wayne Street in
downtown Fort recovery, and
they will be having their Grand
opening on April 1. Stage right
music & Sound is owned and
operated by Steve merrill, and
is an expansion of Stage right
Productions which he has been
running from his home since
2007. Stage right music &
Sound’s main focus will be sales,
service, installation and rental of
professional audio equipment, as
well as selling instruments such
as guitars, drums, harmonicas,
digital pianos, and accessories.
Sports card enthusiasts will also
be excited to learn about Dan’s
Sports card corner located
within the music shop. here,
collector Dan Will has thousands
of sports cards available for sale
or trade.
Stage right music & Sound’s
goal is to give customers a
place locally where they can
go for professional brand name
equipment that produces quality
sound. many brands of equipment
and instruments are represented
in the store, and any item not
on hand can easily be custom
ordered. the new music store has
also partnered with local guitar
instructor Jack heitkamp and
piano teacher Katie Will to offer
lessons on site. Guitar owners
can bring their instruments in for
re-stringing and tuning. During
the entire month of April, all
morgan monroe and hohner
guitars will be on sale.
Stage right music &
Sound will be hosting “open
Jam nights” on various Friday
evenings throughout the summer,
with the frst date being May
13. the store will be open to
all musicians from 7 to 9 p.m.
for a down home feeling sort of
open mic night. more dates for
“open Jam night” will be posted
on the store’s website: www.
StagerightmusicAndSound.
com.
Stage right music and Sound’s
normal store hours are monday
– Friday, 3 to 7 p.m. these
hours are changed occasionally
due to live productions and
installation schedules, but
anyone can feel free to call the
store at (419) 375-5595 or email
StagerightmusicAndSound@
bright.net if they need assistance.
Stage right music & Sound hosting
Grand opening in Ft. recovery
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By Janet Tharpe
- Janet
Regent Barb Schoen
presided over the March 1st
meeting of Our Lady of Fatima
Circle #810. Prayer was led
by Chancellor Rosie Zehringer.
Eighteen members sang the
opening ode and gave pledge
to the fag.
A letter was read from
the Ohio Regent concerning
the upcoming Ohio State
Convention April 30. Thank
you cards were received from
Rachael Tobe and Ginny Gehret
for sponsoring them at the Right
to Life Rally. Rosaries, stamps,
old greeting cards, and religious
items were sent to various
missions and nursing homes. A
$300 donation was made to the
Kremer House Project. Father
Mullen thanked everyone for
remembering him with cards
and gifts since his retirement.
Welfare ticket winners
for February were: $40 Kate
Simmons, $20 Evelyn Kunkler,
and $10 Jerry Rindler. Ticket
winners for March were: $40
Jeanette Zehringer family, $20
Carol Bergman and $10 Fred
and Ruth Jutte.
Evelyn Kunkler won the Pot
of Gold. The 4th decade of
the rosary was recited and the
meeting closed. Sue May and
her committee served lunch.
The door prize was won by
Kathy Faller.
Daughters of
Isabella
Ohio State University
Extension of Mercer County
in partnership with Mercer
Health Community Hospital
announces its upcoming
education series “Dining
with Diabetes”. The OSU
Signature program is a
cooking class series to help
individuals manage diabetes
through healthy eating. The
program is open to anyone
who currently has diabetes,
has a family member with
diabetes or is a caretaker
of someone with diabetes,
or who is concerned about
developing the disease. The
program will be on April 6,
13 and 27 from 6 - 8 p.m., at
Mercer County Community
Hospital Meeting Room 1 or
2. A reunion class will be
held on July 13.
Karen Homan, R.D.,
L.D., CDE, Coordinator
of Mercer Health Diabetes
Self Management Education
Program will provide the
education part of the series. The
second part of each class will
be a cooking demonstration
by Barb Hennard, OSU
Extension Educator, Family
and Consumer Sciences.
Program participants will
have the opportunity to taste
a variety of main dishes, side
dishes, and desserts and will
receive diabetes information
and recipes. The class size is
limited. Pre-registration for
reserve seating is requested.
Those interested should
plan to attend all three class
sessions, plus the follow-
up reunion. The deadline
for registration through the
Mercer County Extension
offce is April 4. No walk-ins
will be accepted.
Diabetes is a common,
serious, and costly disease.
It is the 6th leading cause of
death in Ohio. 24 million
Americans (Approaching 1
million in Ohio) now suffer
from diabetes and 57 million
have pre-diabetes! Diabetes
care costs $174 Billion each
year. Dining with Diabetes
helps teach people with
diabetes to reduce sugar,
salt, and fat in foods without
giving up good taste.
Cost is $25 per person or
$40 per couple. For additional
information or to register call
Barb Hennard at the Mercer
County OSU Extension
offce at 419-586-2179 or
[email protected].
Registration forms are also at
http://mercer.osu.edu.
Dining with Diabetes
Agriculture museums
are sites to visit while on
vacation in the United States
or Canada. Some museums
have educational exhibits;
others have barns and barn lots
flled with farm equipment.
Visiting the many agricultural
museums has been an
educational experience for
me, in better understanding
American agricultural history
as it relates to Mercer County’s
agricultural history.
My favorite agricultural
museum is The Farmers’
Museum at Cooperstown,
NY. The Farmers’ Museum
not only has an early village
settlement, but also the most
educational agricultural
museum which I have visited.
Farm exhibits are extensive.
The New England farmer’s
year began in March when
the farmer tapped his maple
trees for the sap. The sap
was boiled down to syrup or
reduced to sugar, for a cash
crop. Other exhibits are about
hay making, grain harvest,
and “hop-picking time,” as the
hops were used in brewing
beer, another cash crop.
Preparations for winter were
butchering, bucking frewood,
shelling corn, sealing buildings,
caring for animals, and fxing
tools for spring. Women’s
work included the planting
and harvest of fax, for the
spinning wheel to spin thread
and weave cloth. The garden,
food preparation, and caring
for the home were illustrated
with kitchen equipment and
photographs.
George and Marie Schroyer
introduced Alvin and me to the
Heidrick Ag History Center at
Woodland, California, which
hosts historical agricultural
exhibits and exhibits of
American truck history. A
former Mercer Countian, Gene
Muhlenkamp, brother to Don
Muhlenkamp, is a volunteer
at this museum. Gene said
that this museum may close
due to the economy. Leaving
California, the Schroyers and
we went on to Alaska. We saw
museums of huge construction
equipment for mountain
highways.
Mercer County farm
equipment can be found in
western museums. An entirely
different kind of agricultural
museum is the pioneer village
at Minden, Nebraska. It
has barns of collections of
antiques, including farm
equipment and transportation
vehicles. This museum is not
based on educational exhibits
illustrating how equipment is
used. However, its collection
of vehicles is educational,
especially for the guests
who already understand past
technology. One exhibit,
The New Idea spreader,
1899, states, “The Kemp
manure spreader was the frst
mechanical manure spreader,
introduced by Kemp in 1890.
Prior to the advent of the
New Idea manure spreader,
previous makers of manure
spreaders, e.g. Kemp, were
on high wheels, primarily to
get the manure up in the air
so that it would spread more
evenly on the feld. The New
Idea people came out with the
‘Low Boy’ spreader in 1912
and took the market with it.”
Another New Idea product,
on display, is the frst practical
tractor drawn corn picker,
introduced by New Idea in
1927-1928. The exhibit states,
“New Idea Corn Picker, Lot
No. 95, Coldwater, was one
of the frst pickers that husked
the corn as well as picked it.
This machine was operated by
power take off. The mounted
pickers soon killed the sales
of the pull type picker.”
Another exhibit is the Bull
Silver King 5-12 tractor, 1913,
which was the biggest selling
tractor in 1914, but by 1918,
was discontinued. In Mercer
County, in Liberty Township,
William Muhlenkamp’s
grandfather, Joseph Turckes,
sold Bull tractors, in
addition to New Idea farm
machinery, windmills, and
other agricultural equipment.
Local citizens have told me
about their families using Bull
tractors!
Agricultural museums,
which have quality educational
programs, help to preserve our
American history.
The Farmers’ Museum, The Fenimore House, the
Carriage and Harness Museum, and the National
Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are located at
Cooperstown, New York.
news from st. henry
The St. Henry CCD
Center will again be
sponsoring two children
from Haiti during the
Lenten season. $500 is
what is needed to support
these children. If you
would like to donate, please
contact the St. Henry CCD
Center.
A Fish Fry will be held
at the St. Henry American
Legion Hall on March 25,
from 5 - 7 p.m. Eat in or
Carryout. Team 1
The Boy Scouts of St.
Henry will be accepting
donations from March
20 - 27 to prepare for the
St. Henry Community
Garage Sales. To donate,
call Erik or Dillon Eyink,
Mark Huelskamp, Gary
Barhorst, John Huelskamp,
Jan Thobe, Ron Stelzer,
Eric Muhlenkamp or Mel
Nieport.
The St. Henry
Community Garage Sales
will be held April 7 - 9.
All ads and money need to
be received by March 29.
Email ads or questions to
[email protected].
There is a $5 advertising
fee to be included on
map. Proceeds to beneft
the Missions. For more
information or to be on
“the map” contact: Kristy
Schulze 491-678-8616,
Marie Stahl 419-678-8178,
Trish Lefeld 419-678-4680
or Janet Evers 419-678-
4094.
A Chili cookout will
be held April 9, from 11
a.m. till ? to beneft the St.
Henry Boy Scouts. Chili,
sandwiches, and baked
goods will be available at
the Wally Post Athletic
Complex. Drive-thru
available.
Middle School/High
School Choir spring concerts
are scheduled for May 9 in
the High School Commons.
Sixth grade musical at
7 p.m. High School and
Middle School Choirs at 8
p.m. Arts Festival which
displays artwork by middle
and high school students
will be shown from 7 - 9
p.m. in the gym.
If you have news from
the Saint Henry area, please
contact Jenny Sutter at 419-
678-2324 or mccnews@
bright.net.
There will be a quarter
auction April 2, at the
Knights of Columbus
Hall, 129 North Vine
Street, Celina. The
auction starts at 6 p.m.
and food will be available
at 4 p.m.
All proceeds from
the auction will benefit
Celina Indian Center
Community Food Pantry.
Admission to the auction
is $3, and all bids are 1
to 5 quarters.
There are many,
many great items that
will be auctioned off,
including a Holiday
Inn Getaway, American
Indian items, a Savings
Bond, and Kings Island
Tickets, just to name a
few. Anyone needing
additional information
can call 419-586-6567
or 419-953-1511.
Quarter Auction to beneft Food Pantry
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Observations ... by John Bruns
Pinochle
Results
Coldwater League
1. V. Muhlenkamp / D. Schwartz 85 53
2. P. Wynk/K. Eyink/V. Wynk 82 56
3. D. Siefring / R. Stachler 78 60
4. R. Bonifas / J. Broeker 76 62
5. J. Steinke / H. Hartings 75 63
6. L. Stammen / J. Stammen 74 64
7. D. Ahlers/G. Braun/J. Bruns 74 64
8. G. Koesters / M. Steinbrunner 73 65
9. J. Knapke / G. Stelzer 72 66
10. S. Wilker / M.Wilker 72 66
11. D. Dues / C. Woeste 70 68
12. G. Stammen / R. Heyne 70 68
13. W. Wolters / J. Shane 69 69
14. R. Wellman/E. Muhlenkamp 67 71
15. O. Wendel / N. Hoying 67 71
16. G. Bruns / S. Evers 67 71
17. S. Ritchie / M. Homan 66 72
18. D. Elking/ L. Kessen 65 73
19. R. Kremer / E. Wuebbeling 65 73
20. S. Wourms/J. Weigel/T. Stammen 65 73
21. A. Post / J. Overman 64 74
22. E. Thomas / K. Selhorst 64 74
23. W. Bruns / J.Penno 51 87
24. E. Speck /O. Schwieterman 47 91
It’s Bihn a good year
for basketball

The basketball season
may have ended with a
couple of losses for the
Bihn boys, but after a
little time has passed and
the sting of the fnal defeat
lessens, both are going to
feel exceptionally good
about their basketball
seasons. Celina boys’
basketball coach, Chris
Bihn, led his Bulldogs
to sole possession of the
Western Buckeye League
Championship trophy and
the District Finals. Little
brother Doug (there are
really not many little
Bihns), who coaches
the Fort Recovery girl’
basketball team, also had
his share of success. He
led his Lady Indians to the
Schottenstein Center and
the Division III Girls’ State
Semi-fnals. Both Bihns
led programs with strong
traditions back to levels
they had not experienced
for some time.
 Doug
and Chris deserve all the
recognition for jobs well
done this year, but when I
hear Bihn and basketball,
I always think frst and
foremost of their sister
Lynn (Bihn) Hughes. I
have watched a fair share
of high school basketball,
both boys and girls, over
the past ffty odd years.
Team performances,
made and missed shots,
poor coaching decisions,
or blown offcial calls
tend to fade and jumble
in my memory. However,
I am confdent to name
my winner of “The Most
Dominating Effort by an
Individual Player in a
Single Contest,” as Lynn
(Bihn) Hughes in the
Ohio Girls’ Division IV
1991 State Championship
Game. It was an
extremely close contest
that my memory seems
to say went into overtime
with a 63 – 58 victory for
the Fort over McDonald.
Each possession was key
and time and time again
in the second half the ball
went into Lynn, posted
low for a must-score hoop.
She was unstoppable
late in that contest and
each of her 43 points was
crucial in the Indians’
state championship win.
I personally have never
seen a high school athlete
take over any game, much
less a state championship,
in that manner.
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We just had four days
of the best television
possible if one is a college
basketball fan. When you
have 48 games played by
what is approximately
the 64 best teams in the
country, you are going
to have some blowout
mismatches, some well-
played, evenly matched
teams and games, and a
few very entertaining near
or actual upsets. The task
of a fan is to ignore the
ho-hum games and fnd
the entertaining ones.
 I
am a fan of ESPN’s “old”
method of Tournament
coverage. I found my
easy chair or barstool and
let the network directors
fnd the most interesting
game and place that
content on the screen.
This year I discovered four
networks were covering
different games. We were
occasionally given score
lines of other contests
during each game. I had
the option to use my own
remote, but my recall
button only works between
two channels and it was
remarkable how often
two games were both in
dead ball situations at the
same time. At that time,
it was a choice to watch
a commercial, look again
at my cable numbers for
something called Tru TV,
or go to the bathroom.

Once a year, I am ready to
let someone else control
the fipper. I can watch tip
off to fnal horn coverage
of each basketball game the
remainder of the year. In
reality, most of the action
was less than memorable.
During weekend one of
the NCAA, I want to be
entertained by highlights
of the action in real time
that I can discuss with the
guys at work.
The Fort Recovery lady
Indians went to Columbus
over the weekend knowing
their season would come
to an end, hoping it
would end with a state
championship.
While that didn’t
happen, the purple
and white nevertheless
wrapped up a tremendous
season with a 23-3 record
after falling to Anna 57-40
in the Division III semi-
fnals Friday afternoon at
Value City Arena.
The two teams played
to a 10-10 tie after one
quarter before Anna took
the lead for good midway
through the second
stanza.
Fort Recovery opened
the second stanza with an
8-2 run, with six of the
points coming from Kylie
Kahlig, to take an 18-12
advantage at the 5:41
mark.
Anna, though, answered
with a 14-2 spurt of its
own to fnish half. The
Rockets took a 19-18
lead with 3:38 left in the
half on a Carrie Watkins
trey before Fort Recovery
would rally.
The lady Indians went
back in front 22-21 with a
Kendra Brunswick basket
at the 2:08 mark before
Anna responded with a
Megan Fogt jumper for a
23-22 lead.
Anna pushed the margin
to 26-22 at the intermission
as Erica Huber hit a trey
just before halftime.
After the Rockets
opened the third quarter
scoring on an Ashley
Frohne jumper, the Indians
rallied. A trey by Abby
Huelskamp and a basket
by Holly Brunswick
pulled the Indians within
30-27 with 5:06 left in the
stanza.
Fort Recovery would
get no closer though.
Anna outscored the
Indians 16-8 the rest
of the period and took
a commanding 46-35
advantage into the fnal
period.
The lady Rockets then
put the game away by
outscoring Fort Recovery
11-5 in the fourth quarter
to seal the 57-40 victory.
Watkins led the way
for Anna, which went
on to win the state
championship, with 16
points while also grabbing
nine rebounds. Fogt
chipped in 14 markers and
14 boards for the Rockets,
which closed the year at
27-1.
Erica Huber (eight),
Ashley Frohne (seven),
Natalie Billing (six) and
Rebecca Burch (six)
completed the Anna
scoring. Frohne also added
three assists, three steals
and four blocked shots.
Fogt and Burch picked up
four steals each.
Kahlig paced the
lady Indians with 13
points followed by Holly
Brunswick with eight and
Kendra Brunswick with
seven. Olivia Thien (two),
Huelskamp (three), Nicole
Dilworth (two) and Kelly
Nietfeld (fve) completed
the Fort Recovery
scoring.
Dilworth picked up
eight caroms for the
purple and white while
also dishing out two
assists and recording three
steals.
Fort Recovery’s season ends in semis
the university of
northwestern ohio is
proud to acknowledge
that tyler J. Bruggeman,
maria Stein, has made
the Dean’s list for the
January 2011 session
in the college of
technologies. Full-time
students must receive a
grade point average of
3.5 or better to be named
to the Dean’s list.
the following charities
received generous donations
and the committee of lori
rohrer, President, tracy
Westgerdes, chairperson,
and Sandy Salyers,
co-chairperson would like
to express their gratitude to
the town of Fort recovery
for their generosity.
Ft. recovery Academic
Boosters $ 8 3 2 ,
center for neurological
Development $1939, Ft.
recovery historical Society
$971, camp Bearable $633,
Ft. recovery Friends of
the library $1119, cancer
Association of mercer county
$1679, Project recovery
$701, mercer county
American red cross $825,
Ft. recovery community
Foundation $1275, mercer
county right to life $1147,
F.o.r.t. $931, Family crisis
network $290, Ft. recovery
ministerial Association
$738, Big Brothers/Big
Sisters $236, Ft. recovery
Pioneers 4-h $700,
American heart Association
$45, Ft. recovery Boy/
cub Scouts $25, State of
the heart home health and
hospice $1341. Grand
total $15,427
Fort recovery
2010 combined
charities
Annual report
1. $300 cash (Friend
for life) norma Will,
Ft. recovery; 2. $150
cash and $150 donated
to mercer county right
to life in winner’s name
(Bob Stammen, Stammen
Financial Services) Bob
Schmitmeyer; 3. 1/2
hog (henry Kunkler,
Burkettsville) and
Processing (Fisher
Packing co., Portland,
indiana) neil romer, St.
henry 4. 1/2 hog (henry
Kunkler, Burkettsville) and
Processing (Fisher Packing
co., Portland, indiana)
tom Braun, Ft. recovery;
5. $100 cash (tom and
mary Pat Zitter, Ft.
recovery) Dave and Janet
roessner, Ft. recovery;
6. $100 cash (Dr. and
mrs. Paul langenkamp)
erin Seitz, coldwater; 7.
$100 cash (St. henry tile
company) larry heitkamp,
St. henry; 8. $100 cash
captured memories, Sandy
huelskamp, St. henry)
Werner Bruggeman, maria
Stein; 9. $100 cash (3-Way
machine and tool, cassella)
Steve Wynk, montezuma
(donated back to mcrtl-
thAnK you!!!) 10. $100
value Assorted restaurant
Gift cards (Farm credit
Services, celina) nancy
Davis, St. henry; 11.
$75 cash (Pottkotter
construction llc, St.
henry) elsie Balster,
maria Stein; 12. relaxation
massage at the revival
Spa (Bob and Sharon
hibner, coldwater) cletus
muhlenkamp, Ft. recovery;
13. case of canned
Beef (Werling and Sons,
Burkettsville) mildred
Prenger, coldwater; 14.
case of canned chicken
(Werling and Sons,
Burkettsville) Daniel
Kemper, coldwater; 15.
child’s oak chair (ralph
Fortman, coldwater)
Janet clune, new Weston;
16. Afghan (thelma
Broerman, cranberry) mr.
and mrs. Steve heitkamp,
Burkettsville; 17. $50 cash
(homan Small engine and
Auto repair, St. henry)
edna lange, St. henry;
18. Body Wrap (Sunshine
treasures, Karen Kuess)
thelma ruchty, coldwater;
19. infared Sauna treatment
(Sunshine treasures,
Karen Kuess) mary
Schwieterman, celina;
20. $50 cash (mercer
county catholic Adult
Singles) William Beyke,
St. henry; 21. $50 cash
(Fort recovery Knights of
columbus) Kathy Broering,
maria Stein; 22. $50
cash (coldwater Knights
of columbus) Phyllis
Wenning, coldwater;
23. $50 gift certifcate
(Big Al’s carry-out, Ft.
recovery) rose rohrer, Ft.
recovery; 24. $50 cash, ed
and lisa Buschur, maria
Stein; 25. Foot Refexology
treatment (Sunshine
treasures, Karen Kuess)
mary Bruns, maria Stein;
26. Foot reflexology
treatment (Sunshine
treasures, Karen Kuess)
mark and ruth Beyke,
Ft. recovery; 27. Fleece
blanket (Friend for life)
ted Dues, coldwater; 28.
$50 Savings Bond (citizens
national Bank, celina)
ruth rutschilling, maria
Stein; 29. $50 Savings
Bond (St. henry Branch
Bank, maria Stein) mary
everman, maria Stein; 30.
$50 Savings Bond (osgood
State Bank, osgood) Kathy
Klosterman, celina; 31.
$50 Savings Bond (the
Peoples Bank, coldwater)
madeline Forsthoefel,
coldwater; 50/50 Winner,
louAnn Guggenbiller,
coldwater, donated $200
back to the right to life.
thAnK you!!!!
Mercer County Right To Life
Sweetheart Dance winners
university of
northwestern
ohio announces
Dean’s list
the coldwater Summer
Baseball group is sponsoring
a beneft for Veterans Field
on April 2, complete with
duck races, raffe drawings
and sports memorabilia
and condo auctions. it all
starts at 9 p.m. and runs
throughout the evening.
there’s no cover charge
and numerous sports and
TV star items, jewelry, golf
and baseball tickets and
more will be auctioned. All
proceeds go to Veterans
Field improvements at
coldwater’s memorial
Park.
Donations are currently
being accepted at the mercer
county council on Aging
until march 26 or until they
are full. Donations may be
dropped off at the Senior
citizen center, 217 riley
St., celina, from 8 a.m.
- 4 p.m. weekdays and 8
a.m. - 12 noon Saturdays.
This is a beneft sale for the
mercer county council on
Aging.
the coldwater American
legion Auxiliary held their
monthly meeting march 10
with 13 members present,
one offcer was absent. Lois
Brunswick led the prayer.
Dolores Selhorst reported
there are currently 185
members. Joan Dues reported
she sent get well cards to Joan
Schuette and Judy Greenwell
and a sympathy card to loretta
Schroer. Donna Gilmore
gave the Americanism report.
Voted on girls to sponsor
for Buckeye Girls State.
Dolores Selhorst and Jeanne
Selhorst gave small fags to
the Kindergarten classes.
A letter from 2nd District
President Shirley maurer
reports 2nd district is in 10th
place in membership. march
20 there will be a District
meeting at coldwater legion.
registration will be at 9 a.m.
followed by rolls and coffee,
meeting at 10 a.m. June 5, 2nd
District Summer convention.
June 6 visitation at Dayton
VA Hospital. Received a
thank you from Arts Place for
recent donation. Bloodmobile
will be April 3. Appreciation
Banquet April 10. Pot of Gold
was won by Jeanne Selhorst.
meeting was adjourned.
coldwater American
legion Auxiliary #470
mcSober’s to
host Veterans
Field Beneft
Donations
accepted at
mercer county
council on Aging
in conjunction with the St. henry Annual Garage Sales
being held on April 7, 8, and 9, the mission club will be
holding a Book Fair. By popular request, 10,000 books will
be arriving. the sale will be held April 6 - 8 from 9 a.m. to 7
p.m. and April 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. All categories of books
will be available featuring children’s and fction books (many
by popular authors). All books priced under $2. the location
is at the Stachler Building west on cooper Drive, just north of
St. henry.
mission club holding a Book Fair
A preschool screening
for 3, 4, and 5 year olds
of coldwater School District
will be held April 14, at the
coldwater united methodist
church. We will be screening
children in a variety of devel-
opmental areas. Possible
screenings include vision and
hearing acuity, fne motor
coordination, speech and lan-
guage development, visual
and auditory memory/percep-
tion, and general knowledge.
if you are interested in having
your child screened, please
call the elementary school
secretary at 419-678-2613
from march 14 to April 6 to
register.
Preschool Screening
the Fort recovery American legion Auxiliary will be
serving breakfast April 10 from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Adults
$6, children ages 4 - 10 $3, age 3 and under is free. Serving
sausage, eggs, pancakes and a beverage. All you can eat!
Fort recovery legion
Auxiliary breakfast
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2011 @ Eldora Speedway
Eldora Speedway is a half-mile dirt racing facility located in western Ohio. The ‘Big E’ is owned by two-
time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Tony Stewart. The Indiana native purchased Eldora from legendary
promotor Earl Baltes in 2004. Baltes built Eldora in 1954 and had been the sole owner of the facility from
day number one.
Eldora plays host to some of the largest dirt racing events in the country, including the Prelude to the
Dream, Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, and World 100 - all of which attract over 20,000 spectators
on an annual basis.
It is truly my pleasure to be involved as the owner
of Eldora Speedway and getting to know the people that
make Eldora what it is. Each and every fan truly con-
tributes to the unique Eldora experience as much as
the racers and teams do.
The 2010 season was another great year, as I look
back, a few highlights come to mind. First, what an
impressive feat for Billy Moyer to pull his second
‘Eldora Sweep’: winning The Dream and World 100. Only
Donnie Moran achieved this feat in 1996 before Moyer
accomplished it the frst time two years later. Second,
‘The King’, Steve Kinser, won his record 7
th
Kings Royal
event in July. To put this success in perspective, Jac
Haudenschild is second on the Kings Royal wins list
with three! And of course, Jimmie Johnson won the
Prelude for the frst time.
Yes, it was a great year, and now we look forward to
the many great events on the 2011 menu.
My 2011 Eldora racing schedule will include time behind
the wheel of my Modifed, Late Model, 360 Sprint and
perhaps a 410 Sprint for a World of Outlaws show.
My home away from home during the
grueling Sprint Cup Series is Eldora
Speedway and I am counting down the
days until the track opens in April. I
hope everyone is as excited about the
upcoming season as I am. I cannot
thank you all enough for the support
and loyalty you provide the track and
the racers.
Saturday—April 2
UMP Modifieds / Stocks
Friday—April 7
Coca-Cola Spring Classic with
USAC Sprnts / Stocks
Saturday—April 8
Coca-Cola Spring Classic with
USAC Sprints / UMP Modifieds
Saturday—April 16
Sunoco American Late Model
Series / UMP Modifieds / Stocks
Saturday—April 30
Curb Records presents non-
winged Sprints / UMP Modifieds /
Stocks
Friday—May 6
Outlaw Thunder by Goodyear with
World of Outlaw Sprints / Stocks
Saturday—May 7
Outlaw Thunder by Goodyear with
World of Outlaw Sprints / UMP
Modifieds
Saturday—May 14
Mobil 1 presents Family Fun
Night / UMP Modifieds / Stocks /
Fireworks
Sunday—May 29
Johnny Appleseed Classic by
Miller Lite with Sunoco ALMS /
NRA Sprints / Stocks
Wednesday—June 8
Prelude to the Dream
Fri/Sat—June 10 & 11
17th annual DIRT LATE MODEL
DREAM - $100,000 to win!
Saturday– June 18
Father’s Day Special with UMP
Modifieds/Stocks/Thunder
Roadsters/Mini Trucks
Saturday—June 25
Bayer Crop Science presents Ohio
Tractor and Truck Pull
Friday—July 15
Knight Before the Kings Royal with
World of Outlaw Sprints / NRA
Sprints
Saturday—July 16
28th annual KINGS ROYAL -
$50,000 to win World of Outlaw
Sprints plus NRA Sprints
Saturday—July 30
NAPA presents non-winged
Sprints / NRA Sprints
Saturday—August 6
Monster Trucks
Saturday—August 13
Office Depot presents Family Fun
Night / UMP Modifieds / Stocks /
Fireworks
Sunday—September 4
4th annual Baltes Classic by
WIX Filters with Sunoco ALMS
(33 starters, 3 abreast) / UMP
Modifieds / Stocks
Fri/Sat—Sept. 9 & 10
41st annual WORLD 100 for
LATE MODELS - $44,000 to win!
Friday—September 23
leg #1 of 4 Crown Nationals
featuring World of Outlaw Sprints
Saturday—September 24
leg #2 of 4 Crown Nationals
featuring USAC Midgets/USAC
Sprints/USAC Silver Crown
Saturday—October 1
UNOH presents Sprintacular with
All Star Sprints / NRA Sprints
Fri/Sat—October 7 & 8
UMP National Championships for
Late Models ($5,000 to win) &
Modifieds ($3,000 to win)
2011 Schedule of Events
Season opener at Eldora to include practice sessions for all
Taking into consideration the popularity of the open practice sessions that have been experimented with
over the past couple of seasons, Eldora track offcials have decided to combine that concept with the 2011 sea-
son opener on April 2. While the competition menu will include the points race kick off for the UMP (United
Midwestern Promoters) DirtCar Modifeds and Eldora Stock Cars, the night will feature ample practice time
for any other division of race car that wants valuable Eldora track time.
The pit gates will swing open that day at 4 p.m., with the frst hot lap session of the 2011 season on the
one-half mile clay oval set to take to the track at 6:30 p.m. Racing for the Modifed and Stock Car divisions
will begin at 7:30, with the open practice sessions sandwiched between the heats, last chance consolation
races and main events.
Opening night is always a treat for the fans, as it is their frst opportunity to check out any new owner/
driver combinations, along with the new design schemes for the cars.
Jon Henry (Modifeds) and Mike Dirksen (Stock Car) have indicated their intentions to return in defense
of their Eldora 2010 title runs – a year that found one of the closest points battles in recent memory.
General admission for the opening night action has been lowered to $8 for adults; while pit passes will be
priced at $20.
Complete information for this event, and all upcoming Eldora Speedway race meets, will be detailed on
the track website www.eldoraspeedway.com.
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Jerome W. “Jerry” Barga, 70, Greenville, died
march 18, at clare Bridge cottage, Sterling house,
Greenville.
he was born September 8, 1940, in rossburg, to
Waldo cyril and thelma rose (lambert) Barga. his
mother survives in Greenville.
he was married to Wilma (Davis) Fisher-Barga, and
she survives.
he is survived by a daughter and spouse, Janell and
Sean conlon, Greenville; a son, Steve Barga, Greenville;
two sons and spouses, Scott and linda Barga, Greenville,
and Jeff and Ginger Barga, rossburg; two stepsons and
spouses, Brad and lisa Fisher, Sewickley, Pennsylvania,
and Greg and marilyn Fisher, cheswick, Pennsylvania;
a brother and spouse, Fred and rita Barga, rossburg;
three sisters and spouses, carol and Kenneth Payauys,
Worthington, Susan and Phillip Panzarella, Galena, and
Dixie and richard liette, troy; 13 grandchildren and
nine step-grandchildren.
he was a farmer and owned and operated Barga Sales
and Service, Greenville. he was a trustee of neave
township and a board member of tri-Village rescue.
Services were held march 21, at oliver-Floyd Funeral
Home, Greenville, with the Rev. John White offciating.
Burial followed in oak Grove cemetery, Fort Jefferson.
memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association
or State of the heart hospice. condolences may be left
at www.oliverfoyd.com.
Alma Ruth Crouch, 82, celina, died at 10:45 p.m.
march 16, at celina manor.
She was born march 23, 1928, in mercer county, to the
late Arlie and Almaretta (cole) crouch.
She is survived by a brother and spouse, melvin and
madonna crouch, celina; two sisters, Betty crouch and
evie crouch, both of celina; and a sister-in-law, mildred
crouch, celina.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul crouch.
She was retired from reynolds and reynolds. She
was a member of Grace missionary church and a 1946
graduate of celina high School.
Funeral services were held march 21, at Grace
missionary church, with rev. Bob Sweeney and rev.
Bruce Head, offciating. Burial followed at Mercer
memory Gardens. cisco Funeral home was in charge of
the arrangements.
Dean Arthur Dillhoff, 52,
died march 14 in Bloomingdale,
illinois.
he was born July 18, 1958, in
coldwater, to edward Joseph and
Janet lou (luken) Dillhoff and
they survive in Arlington, texas.
he is survived by two daughters,
Grace Dillhoff, college Station,
texas, and Audrey Dillhoff,
Arlington, texas; a brother
and spouse, Gregg and Debbie
Dillhoff, Dublin; a brother, Doug
Dillhoff, mansfield, texas; three sisters and spouses,
Angie and tim ratliff, Paradise, texas, Peggy and
chad Anderson and Paula and David Weatherly, all
of Arlington, texas; former wife and mother of his
children, leigh longserre Dillhoff, Arlington, texas;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
he was a consultant in the medical profession for
many years. A longtime member of most Blessed
Sacrament church and St. Vincent de Paul catholic
church. he was a 1976 graduate of Arlington high
School and a 1982 graduate of university of texas at
Arlington.
Funeral services were held march 18, at St. Vincent
de Paul catholic church, Arlington, with rev. thomas
J. craig, as celebrant. Burial followed at emerald hills
memorial Park, Kennedale, texas. memorials gifts
may be made to missionary Ventures canada at mvi.
org. Wade Family Funeral home, Arlington, texas,
handled arrangements.
Jack M. High, 81, celina, died at 12:45 a.m. march
14, at the Gardens of celina.
he was born December 18, 1929, in ohio city, to
the late lloyd and mildred (Smalley) high.
he was married September 23, 1952, to norma Post
and she survives in celina.
he is survived by two sons and spouses, christopher
and elisabeth high, St. marys, and James and mary Jo
high, russia; three daughters and spouses, Deborah
and leon Gearhart, Bryan, ohio, Paula and tom
casad and rebecca and Steve Jones, all of celina;
a daughter, Jeannie high, West milton; a sister and
spouse, Shirley and ron clifton, Angola, indiana;
eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
he was retired from international harvester, Fort
Wayne, indiana. he was a uS Army Veteran serving
during the Korean conflict, a member of celina VFW,
American legion and Knights of columbus. he was
a 1947 graduate of ohio city high School. he was a
member of immaculate conception catholic church,
celina.
Funeral services were held march 18, at immaculate
conception catholic church, with Fr. Kenneth Alt
c.PP.S. officiating. Burial to be held at a later date
at St. marys catholic cemetery, celina. memorial
contributions can be made to State of the heart home
health and hospice. condolences may be left at
www.ciscofuneralhome.com.
Allen “Bud” Knous, 85, St. marys, died march 15, at
ohio State university hospital, columbus.
he was born August 14, 1925, in St. marys, the son of the
late clifford and Stella (Gallimore) Knous.
he was married August 23, 1943, to ellen mccollum and
she preceded him in death September 18, 2002.
he is survived by a daughter and spouse, Dixie lee
and James Plush, hillsdale, michigan; a son, hank Knous,
Denver, colorado; a son and spouse, Gary and Julie Knous,
celina; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one
great-great grandchild; fve brothers and spouses, Simon and
myrtle Knous, Paul and Patsy Knous and charles and carol
Knous, all of St. marys, James and Jackie Knous, celina,
and lloyd and Patricia Knous, Decatur, indiana; three sisters,
louise long, indianapolis, indiana, inez Jacobs and Julia
huff, both of St. marys, a sister and spouse, Joice and James
Scherer, new carlisle; and a sister-in-law, mary mccollum,
St. marys.
he was preceded in death by three grandchildren; two
brothers, Don Knous and Wesley Knous; and a sister, evelyn
Sorenson.
he retired from the Doehler Jarvis corporation, where
he had served as a Die cast Supervisor at plants in toledo,
england, and new york. in later years, he worked as a truck
driver, delivering parts manufactured at Auglaize industries.
he was a veteran of the united States Army, having served
during WWii.
Funeral rites were held march 21, at miller Funeral home,
St. Marys, with the Rev. Bill Drummond, offciating. Burial,
with military honors, followed at elm Grove cemetery.
memorial donations may be directed to the St. marys church
of the nazarene. condolences may be sent to the family via
millerfuneralhomes.net.
Kenneth G. Rose, 74, Fort loramie, died at 1:30 a.m. march
13, at Good Samaritan hospital, Dayton.
he was born July 8, 1936, in cranberry Prairie, to edwin and
mathilda (evers) rose.
he was married April 25, 1959, to ramona muhlenkamp, and
she survives in Fort loramie.
He is survived by fve sons and spouses, David and Amy Rose,
mike and lori rose, richard and Brenda rose, ron and Sue rose,
and Brad and Kelly rose, all of Fort loramie; a daughter and
spouse, cindy and Jim moore, Fort loramie; two sisters, eileen
hess, St. henry, and therese lefeld, coldwater; two sisters and
spouses, Doris and les Bohman, St. henry, and Sharon and Dave
King, lima; two brothers and spouses, Donald and Beverly rose,
St. henry, and Jim and Jane rose, Brookville; a brother-in-law,
mark Griesdorn, cassella; mother-in-law, clotilda muhlenkamp,
minster; four sisters-in-law and spouses, norma and tom Siegel,
Fort loramie, rebecca and Jim rethman, Fort loramie, mary
Jane and James osborn, columbus, and lucy and mark Skinner,
Waldorf, maryland; a sister-in-law, rose muhlenkamp, tipp
city; a brother-in-law, James muhlenkamp, tipp city; a brother-
in-law and spouse, Jerry and mary muhlenkamp, minster; 18
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
he was preceded in death by a son, Steven rose, two sisters,
mary rose and margie Griesdorn, three brothers-in-law, robert
hess, William muhlenkamp and Dave lefeld, father-in-law,
leon muhlenkamp, and a sister-in-law, Janet muhlenkamp.
he was a member of St. michael church, Fort loramie. he
was also a member of the St. michael hall Board, Fort loramie
Athletic Boosters, Fraternal order of eagles 1391 in minster and
the national Guard. he was a lifetime farmer.
Funeral services were held march 16 at the church, the rev.
Steven Shoup offciating. Burial followed at the church cemetery.
memorials may be made to the Fort loramie rescue Squad.
hogenkamp Funeral home, minster, handled arrangements.
Margie E. Wenning, 85, celina, died at 10:30 p.m.
march 12, at Joint township memorial hospital, St.
marys.
She was born may 23, 1925, in montezuma, to the late
harley and minnie (Grapner) Boise.
She was married July 19, 1947, to Donald Wenning, and
he preceded her in death April 5, 1996.
She is survived by two sons and spouses, terry J. and
Karen Wenning, coldwater and tim and Kay Wenning,
celina; a son, tom Wenning, Denver, colorado; a daughter
and spouse, Brenda and Jim Karaft, Montezuma; 10
grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight great-
grandchildren; and fve step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, ruth hone.
She was a retired X-ray and lab tech at area hospitals. She
was a 1943 graduate of St. marys high School and a grade
of Dr. Browns lab and tech X-ray School, columbus. She
attended immaculate conception catholic church, celina.
Funeral services were held march 17, at immaculate
conception catholic church, celina, with Fr. Kenneth
Schnipke, C.PP.S. offciating. Burial followed at St. Marys
catholic cemetery, celina. memorial contributions may
be directed to community health Professionals of celina.
condolences may be left at www.ciscofuneralhome.com.
nelson and
nancy Booher,
tipp city,
announce the
engagement and
a p p r o a c h i n g
marriage of
their daughter,
lora Booher,
to eric Dues,
son of Fred and
marge Dues,
coldwater.
the bride-
elect is a 1995 graduate of tipp city high School, and a
2000 graduate of Wright State university with a bachelor’s
degree in Sociology. She is employed at Wright State
University Offce of Admissions as Assistant Director of
records.
the prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of coldwater
high School, and a 2005 graduate of the university of
cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
he is employed at Gannett Fleming, columbus, as a
Professional Structural engineer and Bridge inspector.
the couple is planning a Gatlinburg, tennessee,
wedding in may 2011.
Engagement
cheryl and the late
David hein, Fort recovery,
announce the engagement
and approaching marriage
of their daughter, christina
lynn hein-Poeppelman, to
Philip Joseph homan, son of
marcella and the late Arnold
homan, Saint henry.
the bride-elect is a
graduate of Fort recovery
high School and is employed
at Fort recovery industries.
the prospective groom
is a graduate of coldwater
high School and is
employed at Kleinhenz Bros. livestock and is also
engaged in farming.
the couple is planning an April 9 wedding at mary
help of christians catholic church, Fort recovery.
Engagement
Engagement
Jerry and
theresa Jutte, St.
henry, announce
the engagement and
approaching marriage
of their daughter,
Jennifer lynn Jutte,
to christopher Paul
correale, son of
robert and Denise
Patton, union, and
Paul and Jamie
correale, Fayetteville,
north carolina.
the bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of St. henry high School
and earned an associate degree in business administration from
Sinclair community college. She is employed as a general
manager at Buffalo Wild Wings, englewood.
the prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of northmont
high School. he is employed as an assistant general manager
for Buffalo Wild Wings, huber heights.
the couple is planning an April wedding at St. henry
catholic church, St. henry.
Baby Boy Barga
Dale and Beth (moeller) Barga, maria Stein, announce the
birth of a son, Joel thomas Barga, at 5:14 p.m. march 9, at mercer
health. he weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 21 inches long.
maternal grandparents are Karen and Jerry moeller, maria
Stein. Paternal grandparents are Dave and Joyce Barga, north Star.
maternal great-grandparent is Florentine moeller, chickasaw.
Paternal great-grandparents are tom and marie moorman, St.
henry and Dorothy Barga, north Star.
Baby Boy Hamberg
Dave and Brenda (Broering) hamberg, maria Stein, announce
the birth of a son, Jordan Anthony hamberg, at 6:33 p.m. march
2, at mercer health. he weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces and was
21 inches long.
maternal grandparents are tony and linda Broering, maria
Stein. Paternal grandparents are John and cindy hamberg,
coldwater. maternal great-grandparents are cy and millie
Broering, maria Stein, and lucille homan, chickasaw, and the
late Stanley homan. Paternal great-grandparents are henrietta
hoying, coldwater, and the late herman hoying, leona hamberg,
coldwater, and the late Paul hamberg.
Baby Boy Homan
Keith and lisa (Post) homan, new Weston, announce
the birth of a son, Wyatt Douglas homan, at 3:13 p.m.
march 12, at mercer health. he weighed 9 pounds 8 1/2
ounces and was 21.5 inches long.
he was welcomed home by a sister, Kensey, age 2
yrs.
maternal grandparents are Gary and Pat Post, Fort
recovery. Paternal grandparents are Doug and ellen
homan, St. Anthony. maternal great-grandparents are Ben
and Joan Post, St. henry, and
Vince and Jean Fortkamp,
Fort recovery. Paternal
great-grandparents are mary
Ann homan, St. Anthony,
and tom and Pat hamberg,
coldwater.
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March 24, 2011 • Page 9
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groceries
Hospice cAre
AutomobiLes
Briarwood Village
100 Don Desch Dr., Coldwater 419-678-2311
www.briarwood-village.com
AutomobiLe pArts
Williams Auto Parts, Inc.
127 Detroit Ave., Portland, IN 800-669-5762
www.williamsautopartsinc.com
State of the Heart Hospice
230 W. Main St., Coldwater 419-678-4808 • 800-584-9853
www.stateoftheheartcare.com
Hull Brothers Inc.
520 E. Boundary St., Ft. Recovery • 800-336-8279
www.hullbros.com
Gels IGA
451 Stachler Dr., St. Henry • 419-678-4249
“YOUR ONE STOP SHOP SERVING OUR FRIENDS
AND NEIGHBORS FOR OVER 60 YEARS!”
www.gelsiga.com
St. Marys Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Inc.
500 McKindley Rd., St. Marys
419-394-7970 • 800-589-8073
www.stmaryschrysler.com
Kerns Ford, Lincoln-Mercury
1000 W. Logan St., Celina • 419-586-5191 • 800-211-9667
“A $200 gas card with any used vehicle purchase”
www.kernssuperstore.com
Hastings Auto Sales
110 S. Wayne St., Ft. Recovery 419-375-4617
www.hastingsauto.com
Bud’s Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep
New Certified & Pre-Owned Sales, Service & Parts
“YOU CAN’T BEAT A BUD’S DEAL”
419-586-7000
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C.A.R.S.
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419-678-4949 419-678-3969
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Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 7:00 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wed. 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
CARS
VANS SUVs
10 Buick LaCrosse CXL
17,000 miles ..... $23,900
10 Nissan Altima 2.5S
8,000 miles ....... $18,800
09 Chev. Impala LT
19,000 miles ..... $15,200
09 Honda Accord EX-L
19,000 miles ..... $19,900
08 Pontiac Gr. Prix
21,000 miles ....... $13,800
08 Pontiac G6
V6, p/sunroof ...... $12,500
08 Pontiac Grand Prix
P/Sunroof, leather.. $14,500
07 Buick Lucerne CXL
32,000 miles ..... $17,900
07 Pontiac Grand Prix
P/sunroof .......... $12,900
09 Nissan Rogue SL
24,000 miles ..... ..$18,500
08 GMC Envoy SLT 4x4
38,000 miles ..... ..$20,800
08 Mazda CX-7
28,000 miles ..... ..$17,500
08 Saturn Vue XR
AWD ..................... .$15,800
08 GMC Envoy SLE 4x4
P/Sunroof .......... ..$19,200
07 Mazda CX-9 Touring
AWD ................ $22,500
07 Buick Terraza CXL
DVD, 38,000 miles . ..$15,500
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Animals/Pets
BEAUTI FUL MALTI -
CHONS; Yor ki es,
Shi hTzus, Pom mi x,
Fancy collars; sweaters,
toys, jewelry to please
everyone. Garwick!s The
Pet People. 419-795-5711
020

For Rent
CELINA: LET your tax re-
turn make you money! Of-
fi ce Space avai l abl e
@$250 a month, no de-
posit and includes utilities
and a phone line. Freshly
painted office with newer
carpet in a great location.
ST. HENRY. Home lo-
cated at 212 S. Elm in St.
Henry. 2 bedroom, full fin-
ished basement, 1 car ga-
rage. Grand Lake
Realty-419-852-2888.
025

For Sale
ALFALFA HAY 3x3x8
bales. Clover/ryegrass
and alfalfa balage 3x3x6
bales. $100-$145 ton DM.
Volume purchase dis -
count. Analysis reports
available.
Email:[email protected]
260-517-9298. Decatur, In-
diana.
ALL-NATURAL chickens
and Thanksgiving turkeys.
Past ure-Rai sed. Fed
non-GMO feed. Also
100% grass-fed Angus
beef. www.pasturesde -
lights.com 260 517-9298.
Decatur, Indiana.
CENTRAL BOILER Out-
door Wood & Corn Fur-
naces. Stop paying high
energy prices and use re-
newable energy. Call for
current specials. Classic
Comfort Heating & Supply.
Gr e e n v i l l e , Oh i o .
888-296-3875.
DRY ANIMAL Bedding.
Semi!s-100 cu yards.
M.L. Enterprise, LLC,
260-341-8928.
FOR SALE: POND
Stocking and Supplies.
Amurs, minnows, and
other fish varieties. Aera-
tion systems, windmills,
fountai ns, and pond
chemicals. Free brochure.
Free delivery with mini -
mum order. One mile
west of Kalida on St. Rt.
224. 419-532-2335--rem-
lingerfishfarm.com
GOOD USED KERO-
SENE Heaters, all in work-
ing condition. Prices range
from $15 to $50. Some
like new! Also, 2 and 4 cy-
cle small repair, push
mowers, trimmers, tillers,
chain saws and chain
sharpening! Millbrook Re-
pairs, 1601 S. 500 E,
Monroe, IN
OAK WOOD PELLETS
$180 per ton. Clean
bagged corn. Used corn
& pellet stoves. Custom
mi xi ng, baggi ng and
cleaning. Delivery avail-
able. 419 305-8702
SALE. BARNHART!S
Furniture. Best Prices
around on new and used
furniture and mattresses.
200 East Main Street, Van
Wert , Ohi o (419)
238-5079. Mon. 10-7.
Wed.-Fri. 10-5:30. Sat.
10-2.
SOWAR!S INTERIOR De-
sign, Coldwater. SALE on
valences and draperies.
Huge selection of fabrics.
(419) 678-2811. Blinds,
shades, installed and re-
paired.
025

For Sale
STRAW AND HAY in
abundance. All bale
sizes, all grades. Dry cow
hay, low potassium. Semi
loads. Bill and Chris Mar-
tin (517) 543-1642
WOODSHAVINGS deliv-
ered in 12-90 yard loads
for horses, calves, and
chickens. Compost also
avai l abl e. Rel i abl e,
prompt and friendly serv-
ice. 260 622-4059 or
877-573-3631.
035

Help Wanted
2ND & 3RD Shift Quality
Inspectors. Previous auto-
motive inspection, use of
hand tools, gauging tools,
manual dexterity a must.
Diploma/GED, 6 months
experience, b/r check,
dri vers l i cense, drug
screen. All interviews be-
ing done thru Westaff--ap-
p l y o n l i n e a t
www.westaff.com.
DRIVERS & OWNER
Operators. Growing com-
pany needs company driv-
ers and owner operators
for dedicated customer in
the Van Wert area for re-
gional and over-the-road
runs. Two years experi-
enced required. For de-
tails call 260-589-8112.
QUALIFIED CNC Machin-
ist--programming, set up,
machining. Looking for
associate to work week-
ends for this tier one
manufacturi ng faci l i ty.
Prior experience of 3-5
years, criminal history,
drug screen, valid license.
Fax resume to 419
394-8545-no phone calls
please.
040

Notices
***ARE YOU A Bargain
Hunter?*** Welcome to
Repl ay Consi gnment
Shop where there are
deals on every rack. Lo-
cated in downtown St. Ma-
ry!s on the corner of
Spring and Vine Street at
702 E. Spring Street. New
and Gently used Men!s,
Women!s, Teen!s and
Children!s clothing. Many
items are marked $1.00
each. Hurry in while sup-
plies last. Currently ac-
cepting Spring apparel in
all sizes. Prom and Party
dresses for resale. Visit
our website for more infor-
mation www.replaycon-
signmentshop.com or call
419 300-8847. Hours:
Tuesday-Fri day 12:00
Noon to 6:00 p.m. Satur-
day 10:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. Find us on facebook
Repl ay Consi gnment
Shop, 702 E. Spring
Street, St. Mary!s, Ohio
45885 419 300-8847 re-
[email protected].
AIR DUCT Cleaning, dryer
vent cleaning. Breathe
healthier air. Prevent
dryer fires. Contact John
Wendel at Heal t hy
Homes. Locally owned
a n d o p e r a t e d .
888-492-6499. Free esti-
mates
ARE YOU looking for a
child care provider in your
area? Let us help. Call
YWCA Child Care Re -
source and Referral at
1- 800- 922- 2916 or
419-225-5465.
AT CANALSIDE Book
Shop. Thousands of used
books! Low prices! 115
West Spring Street, St.
Mary!s (419) 300-2665
040

Notices
EARN TOP $$ selling
women!s designer inspired
high fashion jewelry. #1
Direct Sales Company in
this industry, established
in 1955. No inventory in-
vestment, no delivery.
Call Dee for an interview.
419 230-9942.
FOR VALUABLE Cou-
pons to Wilson Shoe Store
visit: www.celinadown -
town.com Click on Spe-
cials.
HOME BUYING Solutions
Use your tax return for a
down payment on a new
home!! Hurry, interest
rates are rising. We work
with credit dings and will
help you with financing.
Locally owned and oper-
ated. Call 419-586-8220
or visit chbsinc.com
NEW CARPET specials
arrived from Georgia out-
let, Free pad with installed
stock carpet. B & B House
of Carpet, 999 East Mar-
ket, Celina.
041

Services
AMISH HOME cooked
meals in Amish home.
Groups of 10-30. Reserva-
tions only. Call weekdays
765-470-1205.
BAILEY!S UPHOLSTERY
for all your furniture
needs. Free pick-up and
delivery. 35 years experi-
ence. 260-729-7051.
DELLI NGER BROS. ,
LLC. Since 1916. Resi -
dential-Farm-Commercial
Water well drilling 5” & up,
pressure grouting, Com-
plete Water systems,
sales, installation, service.
Well & Pump repair. Li -
censed & Bonded. Jim
Del l i nger, Offi ce 419
495-2334, Residence 419
495-2921, 12346 St. Rt.
49, P.O. Box D, Willshire,
Ohio 45898
NEW CERTIFIED Scale.
Cash for all Scrap Metal.
Aluminum Cans--Copper--
Brass--Steel--Cars--Bat-
teries--Appliances--Cata-
lytic Converters & alumi-
num Wheels. Metal & Ve-
hicle Pickup Available,
Roll Off Boxes available.
Ohi o Ci ty Auto, Inc.
11408 Snyder Road, Ohio
Ci ty, Ohi o 45874.
1-800-387-2401.
045

Wanted
CASH FOR Gold, Scrap
Gold, Gold Jewelry. Silver
coins. Silverware, Pocket
Wat ches, Di amonds,
Raines Jewelry, 2330
Shawnee Rd., Lima, (419)
229-2899
NEW CONSIGNMENT
Shop. Wanted new and
used items. Non-profit.
Best consignment pay
outs. 228 W. Oak St., Un-
ion City, IN. 937-732-5000
www.consignment-bar-
gains.com
PAYI NG CASH for
coin-operated Pinball ma-
chines and Arcade video
games. Any condition,
working or non working.
Clean out your barn, base-
ment, and garage. Pinball
machi ne and Arcade
game repairs and restora-
tions also available. Call
937-492-5692
045

Wanted
SCOTT!S PROPERTY
Mai nt enance, AWHR
Ameri can Hot Water
Heater rentals. Repairs all
models. Greg (419)
296-3433 or Scott (419)
979-3507.
WILLIAMS AUTO PARTS
We buy l ate model
wrecks. We have late
model used auto and truck
parts, late model re -
buildable wrecks. 127 De-
troit Avenue, Portland, IN.,
1-800-669-5762.
050

Work Wanted
AMI SH CREW Sam
Schwartz, Wants any
Type of: Carpentry Work,
Room additions, Garages,
Siding, Foundation Re -
placement, Crawl Space
wor k , r es t or at i on,
roofs/re-roofs. Free esti-
mates, 260-701-8020.
AMISH GIRLS will do
housecleaning and ba -
b y s i t t i n g . C a l l
(260-580-5289), l eave
message.
J.R. CONSTRUCTION
Amish Crew Will do roof-
ing, Siding, Garages, Pole
Barns, Room Additions,
Windows, Doors & Foun-
dations. 260-580-5289
(Leave message)
SMALL AMISH Crew, any
kind of roofing, including
the New Life Time Andura
Roof which covers over
ANY existing roof without
tearing off. Foundation
work. Any kind of repair
work. Any kind of paint-
ing. Dry wall finishing and
repair. References, Expe-
rienced. Free estimates.
Call 937-260-5871 - Joe.
STATE CERTIFIED Scale
Buying, hauling away junk,
wrecked, used vehicles.
Scrap metal of all kinds.
Roll-off container services.
24 hour towing. Selling
used and new parts.
III Sons Towing, Hauling
and Salvage LLC (419)
363-2277.
WENDEL SEAMLESS
GUTTERING. For all your
guttering and leaf cover
needs. Call us for a free
quote. Cal l Ji m at
260-997-6774 or Steve at
260-997-1414.
061

Real Estate
100% NO Money down
home loans. VA, RD,
USDA, subsidized financ-
ing. 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
basement, 2 car garage,
ranch homes. One in
town, one in country. Turn
your tax refund into a
l ease purchase! At
Hecht!s Landing (3) 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, homes on
the channel with boat
dock. Pri ced under
$30,000. Grand Lake Re-
alty-419-852-2888.
WANTED TO rent or pur-
chase farm ground in Mer-
cer, Auglaize or Jay
County. 419 852-2888.
065

Garage Sale
SENIOR CITIZEN Giant
Garage Sale, 217 Riley
Street, Celina, Ohio April
7,8.9,10,11,12. Weekdays
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Thurs-
day evening till 7:30 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. 9:30 a.m.-4:00
p.m. “Bag Days” Clothing
only, Sunday, $3.00, Mon-
day, $2.00. Tuesday-April
12-Last Day. $1.00 with
second bag free. Includes
all items left.
classifieds
Ohio Scan Ads
Acreage For Sale BLUE
ROCK OHIO 6 Acres, Beautiful
Gently rolling property-part-open,
part wooded. Just 20 miles S.
of Zanesville. $11,900 Owner
Financing. 740-260-2282.

Adoption Adoption. A child-
less happily married couple
seeks to adopt. Loving home.
Large extended family. Financial
security. Expenses paid. Laurel
& James. 1-888-488-4344.
LaurelAndJamesAdopt.com.

Buildings For Sale Has Your
Building Shifted Or Settled?
Contact Woodford Brothers Inc.,
for straightening, leveling, founda-
tion and wood frame repairs at
1-800-OLD-BARN. www.wood-
fordbros.com.

Business Services REACH
2 MILLION NEWSPAPER
READERS with one ad place-
ment. ONLY $295.00. Ohio’s
best community newspapers.
Call Kathy at AdOhio Statewide
Classifed Network, 614-486-
6677, or E-MAIL at: kmccutch-
[email protected] or check out our
website at: www.adohio.net.

Business Services REACH
OVER 1 MILLION OHIO
ADULTS with one ad place-
ment. Only $975.00. Ask your
local newspaper about our 2X2
Display Network or Call Kathy at
614-486-6677/E-mail kmccutch-
[email protected]. or check out our
website: www.adohio.net.

Help Wanted $500 Sign-on
Bonus! for Vans and Flatbed
drivers. Plus top pay with high
miles and brand new equipment.
Excellent benefts and bonus
opportunities. We’ve got it all!
CDL-A, 6 mo. OTR. 1-888-801-
5295.

Help Wanted ANNOUNCING
INCREDIBLE PAY RAISE! Earn
Up to 44.5 cpm. Run Regional:
Weekly Home Time, Great Miles,
New Equipment. CDL-A, 6 mo.
experience required. EEOE/
AAP 1-866-322-4039 www.
Drive4Marten.com.

Help Wanted Attention
Professional Truck Drivers! It’s
NOW TIME to get back to work!
More Freight and Top Earnings!
Call Prime Inc. Today! 1-800-277-
0212 www.primeinc.com.

Help Wanted Don’t Miss A
Paycheck! Flatbed. $750 P/
WK Guaranteed 1st. 2 Wks.
Employed! 1 Yr. OTR &
Class A CDL Reqd. Excellent
Compensation. 888.472.3218 or
www.gicc.chiefnd.com.

Help Wanted Driver: New
Pay Package. Hiring Class-A
CDL Flatbed Drivers for Regional
and OTR Lanes. Solos, O/OP’s
and Teams. Top Pay, Great
Equipment. 888-801-5614.
www.systemtrans.com.

Help Wanted Driver - New
Trucks *Local Orientation *Service
Centers w/Showers *Laundry
*Fuel and Truck Maintenance.
Dry Van *Refrigerated. CDL-A, 3
months current OTR experience.
800-414-9569. www.driveknight.
com.

Help Wanted Driver Up to
$2000 SIGN ON BONUS + FREE
LAPTOP OR GPS! With 3 yrs.
verifed OTR exp. Up to .39c
Per Mile. 888-463-3962 mo.
OTR exp. & current CDL. www.
usatruck.jobs eoe m/f/h/v.

Help Wanted Drivers - Paid
CDL Training & a Stable Career!
No Credit Check! No Experience
Required! TRAINERS EARN
.49c/Mile. 888-417-7564 CRST
Expedited. www.JoInCRST.
com.

Help Wanted Drivers Wanted.
Solo Drivers, $2,000
Sign-On Bonus.
Teams, $4000
Sign-On Bonus.
CDL-A HazMat,
2 years OTR.
Call Now! 1-877-
628-3748 www.
DriveNCTrans.com.

Help Wanted Have your
own DOT authority? Interested
in hauling cargo trailer loads to
Home Depot Stores? Please fax
DOT and Insurance Info to 574-
642-4792 or call 574-642-4150,
Attention: Kendra/Dexter.

Help Wanted NUCLEAR
POWER TRAINEES NEEDED
Candidates needed for training
in Nuclear Power feld. Must be
H.S. Grad age 17-34 with above
average math skills. Call M-F,
1-800-282-1384 .

Help Wanted Seeking 10 year
or newer 3/4 ton and larger trucks
to deliver RVs across the U.S.
and Canada! No Force Dispatch!
Washes, tolls and permits reim-
bursed. Ability to gross over
$77,000/year. Apply now! 1-866-
764-1601 or www.qualitydrive-
away.com.

Help Wanted Take an
Adventure in Life! See the coun-
try! Frederick Harvesting is look-
ing for a few good men. Ten JD
Combines! Call 620-534-2211 or
www.frederickharvesting.com.

Help Wanted TRAILER
TRUCKIN’ As It Should Be! Why
Class A Drivers Join Star: No
Teams/Regional. Home Most
Weekends. Excellent Pay, Rider
program, Medical, 401k, Paid
Holidays & Vacation. Company
& Owner Operators. Experienced
& Student. 800-416-5912 www.
startransportation.com.
the mercer county chronicle
Page 10 • march 24, 2011
Coldwater Baseball
Regional Highlights
THE MERCER COUNTY CHRONICLE
Page 13• June 4, 2009 - June 10, 2009
P H O T O S B Y B U C K H A L L & F R E D K R E M E R
Coldwater Baseball
Regional Highlights
photos by ALICE GAERKE
ft. recovery indians vs. anna rockets
girls basketball state semifnals
Hirschfeld
Lifting,
CELINA, OHIO
Hydraulic Crane Service Office: 419-586-7599
Mobile: Bryan: 419-852-2182 • Donna: 419-852-2199
Hirschfeld
Lifting, Inc.
CELINA, OHIO
Hydraulic Crane
Service
Office:
419-586-7599
Mobile:
Bryan: 419-852-2182
Donna: 419-852-2199
First Choice
Credit Union, Inc
300 W. Sycamore St.
PO Box 108
Coldwater, OH 45828
419-678-3335
Good luck to all area teams!
Drive A Little & Save A Lot At These
Close To Home Businesses!
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Roofing And
Siding Will Carry You Through Years
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300 S. Main Street • P.O. Box 247 • Ansonia, Ohio
937-337-3111
Monday-Friday 7AM-5:30PM • Saturday 7AM-Noon
LUMBER
Ansonia
Ansonia
Company Company
25
%
OFF
118 East McNeil Street
Portland, Indiana
260-726-6750
(Behind Swifty’s Gas Station)
Regular Hours: Thurs. 10-5 • Fri. 10-6 • Sat. 10-4
McCall’s Candle
‘VANILLA’
25
%
OFF
26 Oz.
Only!
THE MERCER COUNTY CHRONICLE
Page 10 • May 21, 2009 - May 27, 2009
Celina Couple Receives Albert Heckler
Award from Cheryl Ann Programs
louis and Dorothy hoyng never imagined that they’d be-
come involved with cheryl Ann Programs.
they were raising three happy, healthy boys in their celina
home. louie operated his custom upholstery shop next door,
and Dorothy worked in the high school cafeteria. they were a
typical family.
then a very atypical thing happened. their middle son,
Brian, was struck by lightning in 1981 when he was 16. With
that bolt out of the blue, the hoyngs’ lives changed forever.
the odds of being struck by lightning are one in 280,000,
but the hoyngs couldn’t afford to spend much time thinking
about their terrible luck. they had a son who needed them
more than he ever had. the first years after Brian’s accident,
which left him with severe disabilities, were very difficult,
they said, as they searched for someone who could help them
help Brian.
their school district helped as much as it could.Finally, then-
Superintendent ralph Stelzer recommended a place the hoyngs
knew about but had never visited as parents: cheryl Ann.
“cheryl Ann was the best thing that ever happened to us,”
louie hoyng said. “it gave Brian his life back.”
the people of cheryl Ann helped Brian with his everyday
life. they gave him a place to go and jobs to do. he made new
friends, and enjoyed everything about his experiences there,
up to and including the bus ride out to mud Pike.
“When he would see Sam morden (his bus aide) he would
just smile, and the people in Adult Day Services really knew
how to make him laugh,” Dorothy hoyng said.
it wasn’t long before the hoyngs were finding ways to re-
pay cheryl Ann for its help. they were regular volunteers.
louie hoyng completed upholstery jobs for the unique
equipment used at cheryl Ann, and often, said Superintendent
mike overman, “louie would forget to send us a bill.” he
also served a term on the county mrDD board and was the
board president.
For all that, and for their tireless advocacy on behalf of
their son, the hoyngs received the Albert heckler Award at
the staff appreciation banquet in march. the award is given
each year to a cheryl Ann family that exemplifies service and
advocacy.
“the hoyngs both served as good examples of first-rate
advocates for their son,” overman said. “they rarely ever
missed a day spending time with him, and they always spoke
up to be sure his needs were being met. they were really spe-
cial parents for Brian, and really good supporters of our pro-
gram.”
Brian hoyng died in February 2008 at the age of 43. in the
years after the lightning strike he taught his family a lot about
patience, hope, endurance and acceptance. he introduced the
hoyngs to a world they had only seen from the outside—but it
was a world where they found welcome and acceptance.
“We met some wonderful people during our years at cheryl
Ann,” Dorothy hoyng said. “they worked their hearts out
helping us with Brian.”
Dorothy and Louis Hoyng
Stateline Writers meet
At the April meeting of the Stateline Writer’s club, members read
profiles they had written about someone, living or dead or make-
believe, and member eileen Whitsett’s special activity of having mem-
bers combine pictures of particular scenes with a person or people
assigned to them to put into that scene brought interesting results.
Sue miller and Gretchen Bollenbacher’s proposal for a special
meeting designed to attract new members was described and approved.
members will be hosted by the coldwater Public library in June for
a reading of their best work.
At the next meeting, which will be on Saturday, may 16, mem-
bers will rehearse for their special program in June.
Stateline club members meet the 3rd Saturday of each month at
10 a.m. at the celina mercer county library. Anyone interested in
coming to a meeting or becoming a member is cordially invited to
attend.
celina rotary Dog Park Dedicated
BY: BETTY LOU DENNEY/HALL
opening day at the celina rotary Dog Park received
rave revues from the dogs. As the gates opened for the first
time on tuesday may 12, dogs of all sizes were seen mak-
ing their way to the park to get a chance to run in over 3
acres of wide open spaces of the chain-linked fenced in
area. Small dogs area is an acre and the large dogs have
over 2 acres. the new park, which is one of newest and
biggest things happening in the State Parks around the coun-
try, was made possible due to the efforts of Deborha Borns,
rotary club President. her friend, Darlene lynskey, is also
working on getting a State Dog Park in her home town of
St. marys. the two dog lovers along with many volunteers
worked many hours with the help of the State and craig
morton, who is the regional manager of Grand lake St.
marys. together they cleared away debris from the previ-
ously unused land. the Park is located at the end of West
Bank road
Deb Borns saw her idea come to life with the help of the
celina rotary club’s major donation and businesses as well
as individuals who helped with labor and monetary dona-
tions. the idea came to her after visiting another dog park.
At the dedication ceremony Deb thanked many of the
people who made the park possible. Jeff larmore, Past
rotary President and celina city council member spoke
as his 150 pound newfoundland, Bentley checked out the
park. Jeff is also a large contributor to the park in honor of
the recovery of Bentley after he had been lost for several
days. craig morton, regional manager of State Park Gand
lake St. marys and John hunter, Assistant chief of the
Division of Parks and recreation also spoke at the dedica-
tion ceremony. Deb concluded her speech with some wise
lessons that she has learned from her own dogs. A few of
which were: never leave home without your leach and
your iD. if you stare at someone long enough, you will get
what you want. last, if it is not wet and sloppy it is not a
real kiss.
one of the many visitors enjoying running free on dedi-
cation day was a lab /poodle mix owned by Dave hochstien,
professor at Wright State university. he has other dogs at
home but decided to only bring one at a time. he com-
mented that this was the first time his dog had this much
exercise since he got him a year ago.
there are a few small problems to work out with the
park, such as the water faucet would not shut off and there
was a small hole under the fence in the small dog side of
the park, which of course was found by one of the little
furry visitors on dedication day. these problems will be
easily fixed. memberships ($10) to Fur ever Friends are
being sold to help with the upkeep of the park. the use of
the park is free to the public. one of the additions they
would like to have is benches added to the park for the
comfort of the owners.
the green stations placed around the fence for the dog
wastes were given at a discount by Florida based company
named DogiPot. Gary Brown, Assistant operations man-
ger, heard about the plans for the park and wanted to help
by giving discounts on the pots. the company has all oxi-
biodegradable bags inside the pots for your dog waste. Gary
flew in from Florida to be a part of the ribbon cutting and
opening of the park. more of their products can be found
by going to: www.propet.org.
if visiting the park remember to follow the rules that are
posted at the entrance. common sense is your guide such
as:
Dogs should have their current shots
the park has little dog and big dog sections, keep
dogs in their own spaces.
Don’t leave dog unattended
Do not bring a dog that shows aggressive behavior
Keep small children under close supervision
clean up after your own dog
never bring a dog to the park that has an illness.
these are just a few precautions to remember. check
the rules before entering the park and you and your dog
will have a great time the Park is open daylight to dark
everyday.
Deb Borns prepares to cut the ribbon at the Dedication of the Celina Rotary Club Dog Park. Helping to hold the ribbon
is Darlene Lynskey and John Hunter, assistant chief of the Ohio’s Division of Parks and Recreation. On left is Craig
Morton, Regional Manager of Grand Lake St. Marys. Right: Jeff Larmore and Bentley. Photo by Roy Hall.
more photos available at
mercercountychronicle.com

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