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August 16 - Family Night at the
Movies - Van Trees Park,
Ft. Recovery
August 17 - Entertainment at
Freedom Amphitheater-7:30pm - St
Henry
August 18 - Red Cross Kart Racing
The Equity Scramble - Ambassa-
dor Park, Ft Recovery-7:30pm
August 19 - Bow Shoot- 8:00am -
Ohio Progressive Sportsman Club
August 19 - Concert Series- Blair
Carmen & The Belleview Boys -
Lakeshore Park, Celina - 6:30pm
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Dr. Wes Klir is a lover of history
and heritage. This is why he and many
others strived to save the Historic
Jennings Memorial Hall. Memorial
Hall was built in 1916 to serve as a
municipal building, civic center and a
memorial to those who fought in the
War of 1812. The building was built
thanks to monies from the township,
the village and the state. The building
is remembered mostly for hosting
wedding receptions as well as the
high schools prom. The hall also used
to be home to the library. The hall is
home to an abundance of memories.
However, when the American Legion
was built most weddings were moved
out and the library was moved to the
old school and the building found its
doors closed.
The doors were closed and it
essentially just sat completely unused
except for various storage, said Dr.
Klir.
In 2011 Dr. Klir felt called to do
something for the building that used
to be full of life. However, five years
of vacancy would make it a daunting
task recalls Dr. Klir.
The whole building needed
remodeling. Not just small repairs.
It was something that needed to
be more than just government
assistance, it needed to be more. It
needed volunteers, he said.
One of the biggest inspirations
came from the bicentennial, he
added.
It was a big task but the
bicentennial garnered excitement
to get the work done. And with
celebrating a town that has its
foundations in the War of 1812 and
having a building built to honor those
who fought in that war, it is hard to
imagine a festival to commemorate a
200th anniversary when this building
isnt being used for anything, he
said. So, with more than five years
of no upkeep and a wreck of building,
the bicentennial and a desire to see
life brought back to this building
our group of dedicated people got
together to get this project done. This
building has the history we want for
this festival.
As with any project one of the
biggest concerns is money.
It didnt cost the town anything,
Dr. Klir proudly stated. The 20 or so
of us have been working off donations
and volunteers. It is all dedications
and all hard work.
The Historic Jennings Memorial
Hall will be host to an array of events
during the Fort Jennings Bicentennial
celebration. On Friday will be a
heritage dinner and dance. The dinner
starts at 6 p.m. with the dance to
follow from 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $10
per person. War of 1812 period band
Fiddlesix will provide the music. The
buffet will also serve food that was
common during the War of 1812.
Although 1812 attire is optional, it is
not required. Throughout the evening,
members of the 1812 reenactment
will give the event a true 1812 feel.
The proceeds will go to help provide
food for the 1812 reenacters. This
event will be significant as it will be
the first the hall hosts in 30 years.
Tickets can be reserved or purchased
at the door. For ticket reservations or
any questions, contact Julia Wiley
at jwiley@rcolaw.com or 419-249-
7900.
Saturday at 11 a.m. will be a
rededication with a short ceremony.
The entire facility will be open for
public viewing which includes the
Military Museum. The museum will
be open Sunday as well.
Saturday afternoon, the hall
will hold a fort-building contest for
children, as they attempt to redesign
the Fort Jennings fort as they see fit at
2 p.m. The children will use Lincoln
log type materials. Digital photos of
the forts will be taken judges will
pick the winner.
On Saturday evening, the hall will
host the Good Ole Days Dance. The
aim of the dance is to rekindle old
memories for those who recall days
of the hall as it stood over 30 years
ago.
The goal is to recreate all of the
good memories that people have of
this building, said Dr. Klir
This will be held upstairs and
refreshments will be provided. The
band providing the throwback tunes is
the Als Mixed Up Band. According
the Dr. Klir, this event is to relive the
past and bring life to the old hall.
Listen to good music, tour the
hall and take a trip down memory
lane. Something this hall has been
deprived of the last six years is life.
Fort Jennings Memorial Hall: Restoring History & Heritage
See Hall, page 11
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Carl B. Stammen, age 82, of St. Henry
OH, died on Wednesday, August 08, 2012
at Mercer county community Hospital,
coldwater, Ohio. He was born February
09, 1930 in New Weston, Ohio to the late
Joseph and Josephine (Weis) Stammen. On
September 12, 1953 he married ruth M.
(Huber) in St. Louis church, North Star
and she survives in St. Henry, Ohio. Mass
of christian Burial was held on Monday,
August 13, 2012 at St. Bernard catholic
church, Burkettsville, Ohio with Fr. Tom
Hemm, officiating. Burial followed with
military rites in St. Bernard cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Neurological
center for Human Development,
Burkettsville, Ohio. condolences may be
left at hogenkampfh.com.
Kent A. (Captain) Dilworth,
age 51, of Ft recovery died
Thursday, August 9, 2012 at
Mercer county community
Hospital. He was born
November 14, 1960 in celina
to the late Francis Lefty
Dilworth and Betty (Trout)
Dilworth who survives in Ft
recovery. Graveside services
were held at Green Park
cemetery in Portland, IN on
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
with the rev. Verl Ballmer
officiating. contributions can be
made to the cancer Association
of Mercer county. Online
condolences may be directed
to www.brockmanboeckmanfh.
com.
Betty Jean
Brockman,
83, Fort
recovery,
Ohio, died
on August
13, 2012,
at Mercer
county
community
Hospital,
coldwater,
Ohio. She was born August 28,
1928, in St. Henry, OH, to the
late Harry Bergman and the late
Pauline Albers. On July 10, 1948,
she married the late cyril cy
Brockman , who died January
5, 2009.Funeral mass is 10:30
am Thursday, at Mary Help of
christians catholic church, Fort
recovery, Ohio, Fr. Thomas
Dorn officiating. Burial is at St.
Marys cemetery, Fort recovery,
Ohio. calling is 9:00 am-10:00
am Thursday at Brockman -
Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort
recovery, Ohio
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Bill and Joan Geise,
Montezuma, are honoring their
50
th
wedding anniversary.
Bill and the former
Joan Schwieterman were
married on August 18, 1962
at Holy Trinity church in
coldwater. The wedding party
consisted of bridesmaids Jean
Neumeister, ruth Hausfeld,
and the late Margie Knapke.
Groomsmen were Jim Geise,
Ken Schwieterman, and Jerry
Dalk while Bob Bruggeman
and Matt Schwieterman, Jr
ushered guests.
The couple has four daughters listed w/ their spouses, Mindy and
Doug Siefring of St Henry, Gigi and Joe Schubert of Springboro, Jill
and Todd Muhlenkamp and Tara and Jeff Homan all of coldwater.
They also have 11 grandchildren.
The family recently celebrated their anniversary by vacationing in
Myrtle Beach, Sc. An intention recognizing their anniversary will
be announced at 7:30 mass on August 18 at Our Lady of Guadalupe
church in Montezuma.
Geise anniversary
area births
Baby Boy Timmerman
Abe and Karen Timmerman of Fort recovery announced the birth of their
son, christopher Anthony Timmerman on July 30, 2012 at 4:14 p.m.at Joint
Townsip District Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces
and was 21 inches long.
christopher was welcomed home by his siblings: Kaleb, 16, Amy, 15,
Kyle, 12, Kegan, 10, clete, 4 and Amber, 3.
Maternal grandparents are Urban Dirksen and the late Bernice Dirksen
of Fort recovery. Paternal grandparents are Henry and Pat Timmerman
of coldwater. Paternal great grandparents are Pauline and the late Melvin
Timmerman of coldwater and ruth and the late clete Klosterman of celina.
Baby Boy Weigel
Aaron and Jodi (Loughridge) Weigel of coldwater announced the birth of
their son, Benjamin r. Weigel, on July 10, 2012, at 1:25 p.m. at Mercer Health
Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds and 14.5 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.
Benjamin was welcomed home by 3 brothers, ross, 10, colin, 9, Troy, 6
and a sister, Kiersten, 3.
Maternal grandparents are Jim and elaine Loughridge of coldwater.
Paternal grandparents are Gary and Jana Weigel of coldwater.
Baby girl Peel
Barry and Julie (Fullenkamp) Peel of rockford announced the birth of
their daughter, emry rose Peel on July 31, 2012 at 6:57 p.m. at Mercer Health
Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds and 12 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long.
She was welcomed home by her sibling, Jaymin.
Maternal grandparents are Gary and Diane Fullenkamp of rockford.
Paternal grandparents are Barry Jr and Janice Peel of rockford. The maternal
great grandmother is Jeanette Fullenkamp of St Henry. Paternal great
grandparents are Barry Sr and roberta Peel of rockford, JoAnn Lyman of
Santa Ana, cA and Jim VanHoosar of rockford.
Baby girl Pohlman
Dan and Stacey Pohlman of coldwater announced the birth of their daughter,
Lani Mae Pohlman on August 6, 2012 at 3:53 p.m. at Mercer Health Hospital in
coldwater. She weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Lani was welcomed home by her brothers, Lucas, age 7 and Zachary, age 4.
Maternal grandparents are craig and Linda McGlinch of Greenville. Paternal
grandparents are Bob and Martha Pohlman of Maria Stein. Maternal great
grandparents are robert and Jane McGlinch of Greenville.
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One wonders just how those in favor
of re-electing President Obama can
actually say they are happy with the way
things have gone these past four years.
To me it is quite obvious that things are
not good. And that is to put it mildly.
Unemployment is the worst it has
been in years; there are more people
on welfare and food stamps than ever
in the history of the United States. The
health care situation will continue to
become worse as the new Obama
care begins unless congress can do
something to repeal it. And that will take
someone other than President Obama. I
think we all have the mistaken idea that
the President is responsible for all the
problems in Washington. There could be
nothing more further from the truth. It is
the influence the Presidents party has on
the members in congress. So we must
look to the members of congress and see
if they have the complete interest of the
taxpayers at heart, if not then we must try
our best to get them out of office.
It is amazing how fast the food prices
have gone up, almost as fast as gasoline.
Beef prices are going sky high because
of the corn situation and there hasnt
been any corn picked yet. So how can
those in high places decide how much
the price of meat should go up?? I sure
dont understand it all but it just makes
me a little irritated when this happens.
Maybe some of my good farmer friends
will explain it to me someday. Of course
maybe most of them wont talk to me. I
guess if we want to eat we really dont
have any choice.
Thats My Opinion................
Whats yours??
A Look Back
From the Archives of The Mercer
county chronicle
10 YEARS AgO (2002)
coldwater Village council has
agreed to purchase 6.826 acres
from the clarence and Joan Wagner
Living Trust for future water well
development for the village.
The Mercer county Fair Board
celebrated the 150th Banner Fair by
dedicating the new archway gate at
the main entrance to the fairgrounds.
The arch is 44 feet wide and 24 feet
high.
At Fort Fitness-N-More in Fort
recovery gymnastics students will
join thousands nationwide to set
a Guinness World record for the
most people performing cartwheels
simultaneously on August 24, 2002.
25 YEARS AgO (1987)
The eighth annual coldwater
Burnout softball tournament
the worlds largest tournament to
benefit the Muscular Dystrophy
Association will begin August 20 at
Memorial Park.
The 22nd annual Antique engine
and Tractor Show sponsored by the
Tri-State Gas engine and Tractor
Association is scheduled to run from
August 27 through 30 in Portland.
The Huffy corporation is
receiving a partial tax abatement
for 15 to 20 million dollars in
modernization costs to their bicycle
plant in celina.
50 YEARS AgO (1962)
An electrical transformer blew up
in the city of celina Tuesday evening
and caused the lights to go out for
about an hour at the Mercer county
Fair during horse racing; also the
midway was in total darkness.
The State Board of education on
Monday turned down a proposed
bond issue to build a new elementary
school because Marion Local only
has 199 pupils in high school and
suggested a consolidation with
Minster and Fort Loramie schools.
Mel Steinbrunner from
Burkettsville and with the Army in
Korea has a sparkling 10-1 pitching
record with the 31st Infantry Bearcats,
who are 19-2 in the Bayonet-Bullseye
Baseball League.
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Question: My dog is scooting across the foor. Does he have worms?
Answer: Scooting on the foor is not an indication that your dog has worms. Intestinal parasites most times are
not seen by the pet owner. Occasionally, we get a phone call from a pet owner that noticed spaghetti in their dogs
fecal or a piece of rice in the rectal area. These are indications that your pet has an intestinal parasite. Intestinal
parasites include but are not limited to roundworms, hookworms, heartworms, whipworms, and tapeworms.
Intestinal parasites can trigger many different symptoms. Many pets do not show any signs and others may
develop symptoms such as weight loss, poor growth, vomiting, chronic wasting, and even death. Worms in the
intestinal tract may produce soft stool, vomiting, or diarrhea. Heartworms signs usually do not show until your pet is
in the severe stages of the disease. Signs that are then shown may be fatigue and an occasional cough or diffculty
breathing. Worms rob their host of nutrients which can lead to anemia.
Your veterinarian needs to perform heartworm antigen tests and fecal foats to determine if your pet has internal
parasites and what type. Monthly preventatives should be given to prevent infestations. Most monthly heartworm
preventatives also prevent roundworm, hookworm, and whipworm infestations. Tapeworms are prevented best by
controlling feas and limiting areas of outside access. Tapeworms need a different form of medication than other
internal parasites. The initial treatment for tapeworms is given in a form of injection or tablet with a follow-up treatment
in 21 days, the lifecycle of a tapeworm, to be sure that the life cycle is broken.
We are frequently asked by the owner how did my pet get worms? Some are species specifc, which simply
means that they infect certain animals. Others can be passed among species. Some parasites have a direct life cycle
while others are vector-borne. A direct life cycle poses the risk to animals or people when the infectious larvae are
swallowed. Vector-borne means that the worms grow in vector hosts, such as feas or rodents, and are then ingested
by your animal. This is how most tapeworm infestations occur. Tapeworms can also infect humans. Tapeworms can
grow up to 50 feet in length.
Intestinal parasites are important to control not only for your pets health but for the owners as well. Owners
are at a risk to contract intestinal parasites from their pet. People can develop irritations, rashes, or tracts in the skin
from hookworms. The tracts in the skin are cutaneous larvae migrans. They can cause eye problems, especially
in children, and intestinal problems in adults. Roundworms can cause gastronomic disease in infants or a condition
called visceral larva migrans. Tapeworms in humans show the same symptoms as your pet: weight loss, nutrient
defciencies to fatal diseases.
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her children in the erastus area for
many years. Her and her husband
Harold were farmers and raised
chickens the old fashion way. They
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continue cooking until mixture
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after the boiling has stopped.
remove from candy mixture and
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water long enough for the candy to
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by Betty Lou Denney/Hall
Fort recovery Local Schools today
announced its 2012-2013 program
year policy for free and reduced-price
meals for students unable to pay the
full price of meals or milk served under
the National School Lunch and School
Breakfast, After School care Snack or
Special Milk Program. each school
office and the central office has a copy
of the policy, which may be reviewed
by any interested party.
The Federal Income eligibility
Guidelines will be used for determining
eligibility. children from families
whose annual income is at or below the
Federal Guidelines are eligible for free
and reduced price meals or free milk if
the school participates in the Special
Milk Program.
Application forms are being
distributed to all homes in a letter to
parents or guardians. To apply for free
and reduced-price benefits, households
should fill out the application and return
it to the school. Additional copies are
available at the principals office in
each school. A complete application is
required. Households which currently
receive Special Nutrition Assistance
Program Benefits (SNAP, formally
known as food stamps) or Ohio Works
First (OWF) funds for a child must
provide the childs name, the SNAP
or OWF case number and signature
of an adult household member on the
application. Households which do not
receive SNAP or OWF funds must
provide the names of all household
members, the last four digits of the
Social Security Number of the adult
signing the application or state none if
the adult does not have a Social Security
Number, the amount and source of
income received by each household
member, (state the monthly income)
and the signature of an adult household
member. If any of this information is
missing, the school cannot process the
application.
Free HeALTH cAre: Families
with children eligible for school meals
may be eligible for Free health care
coverage through Medicaid and/
or Ohios Healthy Start & Healthy
Families programs. These programs
include coverage for doctor visits,
immunizations, physicals, prescriptions,
dental, vision, mental health, substance
abuse and more. Please call 1-800-324-
8680 for more information or to request
an application. Information can also be
found on the web at http:// jfs.ohio.
gov/OHP/consumers/familychild.stm.
Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid
Ft. Recovery schools
announce policy for lunches
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the decision may be discussed with the
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Schools (continued from Page 4)
The advertisement shown above is
from the Souvenir of celina, Ohio and
Official Program of the convention,
Knights St. John, Mercelina Park,
celina, Ohio, May 25 and 26,
1913. This advertisement states that
the celina Auto company was located
at 306 South Main Street. [Note that in
1953, the site of 306-314 was the site
of Wannemachers Garage, on the east
side of Main Street.]
The earliest history I have found
about the celina Auto company, is
from Nevin Winters 1917 book, A
History of Northwest, Ohio. Alfred
e. Querinjeans biography stated
that Querinjean was born in 1888 at
Germany; he emigrated to the United
States at the age of twenty-three. He
later moved to celina and purchased
a garage. As of 1917, Querinjeans
biography stated, He is now proprietor
of the celina Automobile co., is vice
president of the celina Implement co.,
director in the celina Specialty co.,
director of the celina Furniture co.
and director of the Buckland Milling
co.
The history of Motel celina stated
that the original celina Auto company
was formed by 12 or 13 men that were
auto owners, in the 1978 History of
Mercer county. They hired William
J. Brown, probably the first factory
trained mechanic in celina, to take
care of their cars. In 1917, Brown
purchased the celina Auto company.
In reference to this business, the
Mendon-celina Auto Taxi Service
was operated in the early Twentieth
In 1913, the Celina Auto Company was located at 306 South Main
St., Celina
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century; a photograph is in celina
Sesquicentennial History, 1834-1984
book.
Brown operated the celina
Auto company until his death in
1946. During this time he had the
Buick Dealership until 1928 when
he changed to DeSoto-Plymouth.
William and Bess (Jenkins) Brown
had two children, eileen and William
W. Brown Jr. After Browns death, the
celina Auto company was operated
by his widow and son, William, Jr. In
1950, the business was sold to Jared
Halderman. The 1978 Mercer county
History about Motel celina stated,
In 1952, the entire half block burned.
In 1953, Bess Brown built the Sunoco
Station on the N.W. corner of Main and
Warren Streets. William Jr. and Jean
(Baumgardner) Brown purchased the
property around the station and built
the Motel celina in 1958. In 1972,
they purchased the Sunoco Station,
tore it down and added to the Motel.
Today, this Motel at 225 South Main,
celina, is known as celina Motel.
I have questions for celina
citizens. The 1953 celina Directory
states the Jared Halderman owned
the celina Auto company at 225-231
South Main Street. Was 1952 the
correct year, of that fire? The 1957
celina Directory identifies the celina
Auto company at 230 east Market,
as an Automobile Dealer. The 1913
Advertisement stated that the celina
Auto company was located at 306
South Main Street, which is on the east
side of the street. The 1978 Mercer
county History about the Motel
celina stated that Brown purchased
the celina Auto company, located at
225 South Main, which is on the west
side of the Street. Was the celina Auto
company moved from 306 South
Main St. to 225 South Main St. at some
point? Halderman had the celina Auto
co. at 225 South Main in 1953. When
and where was the fire?
Another question I have is, does
anyone have information on the
celina Specialty company, named in
the second paragraph? Thank you for
helping the Mercer county Historical
Society preserve Local History of
celina.
[The Mercer county Historical
Society President Joyce Alig, may
be contacted at 3054 Burk-St. Henry
road, Saint Henry, OH 45883, or
histalig@bright.net or 419-678-2614.]
Bookcase (continued from Page 5)
gOLD, SILVER, BRONZE
AND REDS
The Olympics are a good
deal and kept my interest for
two weeks. I would assume that
NBc provided as much live and
replay coverage as any games in
history. I have my early morning
routine, but I missed some live
TV coverage of events such as
the marathon. This two hour
event may seem boring to many,
but I find it one of my favorite
Olympic events. Unfortunately
this time, too much old men talk
and coffee caused me to miss
all but the flag kissing at the
end. Americans have a fixation
for numbers. It does not mean
anything if we cannot find a way
to assign numbers to determine
winners and losers, or at least
provide us a ranking from best
to worst. competition and
accountability are positives in
almost all endeavors; however,
some numbers are irrelevant or at
times misleading. Most teachers
can state instances where their
best students did not obtain the
highest marks. It is extremely
difficult to quantify true
intellectual curiosity, creativity,
and analytical skills. It is easier
to simply indicate which student
had the highest percentile on a
multiple choice test. The total
Olympic medal count may
satisfy our need to keep score
and pick winners and losers, but
it is meaningless and misleading.
Several countries had less than
a half dozen athletes competing
in the recent Olympics, whereas
a few, including the U.S., had
hundreds in the competition.
each sport is unique; basketball
had one gold medal available
for men and women, but a world
class swimmer can win perhaps
eight or more medals in various
events. The Olympics are the
prime competition for the worlds
best athletes in specific events.
The Olympics does not provide
or claim any uniformity in total
medals awarded in swimming
as opposed to volleyball or
basketball. The total medal count
is a made-up meaningless media
stat. The cincinnati reds have me
watching or at least checking the
scores daily. We are approaching
the month of September and it
appears our local men are for
real; I am just not sure how they
are doing it. The reds may well
have some players that will be
Names later in their careers,
but they started the season with
three and a half established Big
League hitters: Votto, Phillips,
Bruce, and Scott rolen (my half,
since he is healthy about half the
time.) Votto at 342, currently has
the third highest average in the
National League, but has been
out with knee surgery for better
than a month. Phillips has been
having a good year at 295, but
Bruce is in a usual funk, hitting
222 since the All Star break,
and rolen has been out a lot, as
usual, since the Break. The reds
have good starting pitching, but
the three, four, and five starters
just have a combined record
of 21 and 21. Numbers are not
everything in counting Olympic
medals or wining baseball
games. Dusty and the men are
winning more games than the
numbers indicate they should be,
but they are getting it done. I had
some doubts earlier this year, but
I presently like their chances of
playing late into October.
OFF THE WALL
Observations ... by John Bruns
rOSSBUrG, OH (Aug. 11)
Barney craigs victory lap, following
his sixth Stock car feature win
of the season, was likely his most
unforgettable. The rear end of craigs
No. 71c gave out after racing through
the final turn; but the division points
leader had enough of a lead to coast
across the finish line for the win. A tow
truck slowly pulled him down the front
stretch in front of a cheering crowd
as craig enthusiastically saluted back
on Office Depot Family Fun Night.
Joey Kramer (UMP Modifieds) and
rob Winks (Midwest Mini Sprint
Association) also celebrated victories
on eldoras historic victory lane stage.
craig, who started third, inherited
the lead with nine laps left in the 15-lap
feature when something broke on race
leader rob Trents ride. As Trents car
roared down the backstretch something
went awry, forcing his car to turn right
and slam into the wall. He straightened
it out before his car again turned right
and slammed the wall to end his night.
craig set sail after that. He now leads
the Stock division by eight points over
Shawn Phillippi.
When it started letting go, all
I could think of was a drive shaft
(coming) inside the car I had one
do that five years ago, craig said of
feeling the car shake. It stayed out.
Its an unbelievable year.
In a tight Modified points race,
Kramer left eldora with the top spot
after his fourth victory this season. rob
Williams, ryan Sutter, Kramer and
Matt Westfall all entered Saturdays
action separated by just one point with
Williams and Sutter tied for first and
Kramer and Westfall in second.
Kramer started in the pole position,
but trailed Doug Adkins and Scott
Bowersock through the early laps of
the 18-lap feature. Adkins was shuffled
back when he hit the wall coming
out of the second turn with 13 laps
left. Kramer worked his way around
Bowersock with eight to go and held
on. Williams finished third, Westfall
fourth and Sutter who started 22
nd

charged to sixth.
Kramer - who said the car rocketed
on restarts but was a struggle to drive
otherwise -- now leads Williams by
two points, Westfall by four points and
Sutter by five.
This thing was pushing like a dump
truck. It was awful. I really had to break
the car loose, Kramer said. Im tired,
I had to work for that. Theres nothing
better in dirt track racing than standing
on this stage after you win a feature
at eldora Speedway.
Winks, who has raced at eldora
in both Sprints and Stocks, won the
MMSA victory in the series inaugural
visit to eldora. He started second but
led the first lap of the 15-lap feature
after racing past pole-sitter Brandon
Whited. Winks caught up to traffic
with four laps to go and pulled off a
daring two-car pass in Turns 3-4 to put
distance between him and runner-up
Aaron Farney.
I probably have more track time
than anyone else (in this division at
eldora), but when the car runs good
its all due to the people helping me,
Winks said. Its a lot of fun.
eldora Speedway returns to action
with the fifth annual WIX Filters Baltes
classic on Sunday, Sept. 2, featuring
the Sunoco American Late Models,
UMP DIrTcar Modifieds and the
eldora Stocks. Tickets and campsites
for the Baltes classic, World 100 (Sept.
7 & 8), Four crown Nationals (Sept. 21
& 22) and the UMP DIrTcar National
championships for Late Models and
Modifieds (Oct. 5 & 6) are available
through the speedway box office (937)
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Craig, Kramer and Winks capture Office
Depot Family Fun Night wins
Huge crowd cheers craig As A Tow Truck Pulls Him to Victory Lane
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Power of the Pen (POP) is
Ohios award-winning educa-
tional enhancement program
devoted to excellence in cre-
ative writing. In its 24th year,
one of its main aims is to help
seventh and eighth grade stu-
dents realize their highest aca-
demic achievement.
The programs benefits for
students include empower-
ment in writing at an early
age, the gaining of self-con-
fidence and the imparting of
a love for writing and reading
that identifies, challenges and
rewards gifted creative minds.
The program offers the oppor-
tunity for interscholastic writ-
ing events much like sports
offer that same interscholas-
tic opportunity. Each year par-
ticipants compete in a district
event and can move up to re-
gional and finally to the state
level.
Coldwater Middle School
has been involved in the
Power of the Pen program
since the early 1990s. I started
being involved when I came
to Coldwater, said Chris
Miller, senior English instruc-
tor. Judy Bruns was my men-
tor. Tessy Huwer, middle
school intervention specialist,
also works with me. I am the
coach, and Tessy and I act as
judges for the competitions.
Though we didnt win
anything this year, in both
2007 and 2008 we took four
trophies third place for sev-
enth grade at the district com-
petition and second at the
regionals in 2007, and in 2008
we placed first at the district
meet and third at the regionals
in the eighth grade, Miller
said. The kids love the pro-
gram. In a town known for its
sports, these kids get the rec-
ognition they deserve through
POP, Miller said.
Coldwaters Ashley
Backs, a seventh grader, said
about the program, I think it
is a lot of fun, and you can
meet a lot of new friends. And
you meet a lot of new people
from other schools at the com-
petitions. The writing helps
you to express your creativ-
ity.
Backs and other students
that participated in the pro-
gram went to school early one
morning a week. They were
given a word or a prompt
to write about. The instructor
read their stories and gave
them ideas and compliments
about what they had written.
Miller said though he him-
self hadnt been able to see
any direct improvement in the
students writing since he
teaches senior language arts
and doesnt get to see the kids
for about four years, All the
middle school teachers agree
that it does help, even if the
kids have to struggle with the
writing.
Reimbursement to cover
expenses comes from the
school and a local company.
CAP gives us $150 each year
for t-shirts, and the school
gives us $1,000 annually for
tournament fees and penal-
ties, Miller said.
Team members are Conner
Stammen, Shannon Hess,
Lauren Rose, Karla
Borgerding, Andrea
Moorman, Ashley Backs,
Haley Fledderjohann,
Courtney Kunk, Rachel
Eichenauer, Brad Eckstein,
Caleb Siefring and Matt
Kramer.
Fort Recovery Schools
Grades 1-8 Gifted Interven-
tion Specialist Marcia Weigel,
said, A generous contribu-
tion from our Academic
Booster Club has allowed our
eighth grade students to take
their creativity on the write
path as weve formed a cre-
ative writing team as part of
the Power of the Pen program.
We had several practice ses-
sions, and then Mallory Hull,
Grace Roessner, Sara
Schoenlein, Taylor Wendel
and Adam Westgerdes at-
tended the POP district tour-
nament at Mississinawa Val-
ley Middle School in Febru-
ary.
Of the 72 eighth-grade
students from 13 different
schools who took part in the
tournament, our Taylor
Wendel ranked 8th place
overall and earned a spot in
the regional tournament.
In the tournament each stu-
dent rotated through three
rounds of writing competi-
tion. In each round, the stu-
dents were given a creative
writing prompt and forty min-
utes to complete a piece of
writing to turn in to the
judges. Each students writ-
ings were ranked in order by
his or her overall ability to
effectively and creatively ad-
dress the prompt. They were
also given quality points for
their work.
There were just over 80
eighth-graders participating in
the regional tournament held
at Minster Middle School in
March. While Wendel did not
earn one of the top overall
awards, she may still be able
to participate in the state tour-
nament to be held in Wooster
the end of May. Weigel said,
To earn a spot at the state
tournament, writers must fin-
ish in the top twenty percent.
While Taylor did not quite
make the cutoff, she did earn
a spot as an official alternate
should a qualifier be unable
to attend the event. In the
tournament competitions stu-
dents writings are judged on
creativity, originality, voice,
composition and mechanics.
Weigel said this was Fort
Recoverys first year with
POP. She said that leading up
to the tournaments, her team
had been meeting one or two
times a week to practice. I
gave them sample creative
writing prompts and 40
minutes to respond. Then
I gave them feedback as to
how to improve their writ-
ing, to work on grammati-
cal and spelling errors, and
we discussed ways to ef-
fectively incorporate more
figurative language into
their writing. We also cri-
tiqued past competition
winners to see which ele-
ments made the writings
good.
Weigel said that at this
point POP is strictly an
extra-curricular event at
Fort Recovery but some
of the strategies can be
helpful in the regular class-
room. I have noticed im-
provement in the teams
skills as we went along.
We got a late start this year,
but I anticipate a greater
degree of improvement
next year when we have a
longer period of time to pre-
pare. The kids really loved
the program. I imagine well
have more participation next
year, too, as the word
spreads.
The other county schools
do not currently have the POP
program.
Power of the Pen (POP) is
a non-profit educational orga-
nization with a home office in
Richfield, Ohio. The POP
w e b s i t e ,
www.powerofthepen.org,
says that, Because the ideas,
dreams and beliefs of todays
youth form the foundation of
tomorrows communities in
Ohio, Power of the Pen is
dedicated to helping young
people find and develop a cre-
ative voice that is uniquely
their own. It is a mission we
will realize when we inspire
every teacher and challenge
every student to truly embrace
the art of creative expression
through writing as a life skill.
POP offers the judgment of
the whole evaluation ap-
proach, meaningful awards or
recognition and pursuit of ex-
cellence.
The program has grown to
become one of Ohios largest
educational enhancement pro-
grams. More than 120,000
middle school students ben-
efited from Power of the Pen
instructional methodologies
this year, including more than
8,000 who competed in for-
mal Power of the Pen inter-
scholastic writing tourna-
ments. POP is made possible,
in large part, through grants
and contributions from those
who value educational excel-
lence.
Catholic Adult
Singles Club Events
The Catholic Adult Singles Club enables its members
to share, trust and enjoy the company of fellow single
adults through weekly activities. We are always inter-
ested in meeting new people to join our group. For more
information concerning our organization or any of the
following activities, call Becky Koeing at 419-204-3013.
*Sunday, June 7-Benedication at Retreat Center in
Maria Stein, Ohio.
*Sunday, June 14-Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo in Fort
Wayne, Indiana.
*Friday, June 19-Concert in the Van Wert Park in Van
Wert, Ohio.
*Saturday, June 27-Robert Rothchild Farms in Urbana,
Ohio.
For more information on any of these activities, please
call 419-204-3013.
Parkway Local
Schools Events
May 29: High School Track and Field Regional Meet at
Troy at 4 p.m.
June 1: Summer Physical Education begins.
June 12: Last day of Summer Physical Education.
Pictured are members of the Coldwater Power of the Pen enjoying their visit to COSI.
Pictured are Karla Borgerding, Lauren Rose, Courtney Kunk, Haley Fledderjohann,
Shannon Hess, Connor Stammen, Matt Kramer, Rachel Eichenauer, Brad Eckstein, Caleb
Siefring, Andrea Moorman and Ashley Backs.
THE MERCER COUNTY CHRONICLE
Page 13 May 28, 2009 - June 3, 2009
Power of the Pen program a definite hit at
Coldwater and Fort Recovery middle schools
Ansonia
Fort Recovery eighth-grade Power of the Pen team from left are Sara Schoenlein, Grace
Roessner, Adam Westgerdes, Taylor Wendel and Mallory Hull. Wendel finished 8th in the
regional POP competition and though not now eligible to go to the state competition in May,
would be next in line as an official alternate if one of the other finalists was unable to attend.
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BY GRETCHEN
BOLLENBACHER
Power of the Pen (POP) is
Ohios award-winning educa-
tional enhancement program
devoted to excellence in cre-
ative writing. In its 24th year,
one of its main aims is to help
seventh and eighth grade stu-
dents realize their highest aca-
demic achievement.
The programs benefits for
students include empower-
ment in writing at an early
age, the gaining of self-con-
fidence and the imparting of
a love for writing and reading
that identifies, challenges and
rewards gifted creative minds.
The program offers the oppor-
tunity for interscholastic writ-
ing events much like sports
offer that same interscholas-
tic opportunity. Each year par-
ticipants compete in a district
event and can move up to re-
gional and finally to the state
level.
Coldwater Middle School
has been involved in the
Power of the Pen program
since the early 1990s. I started
being involved when I came
to Coldwater, said Chris
Miller, senior English instruc-
tor. Judy Bruns was my men-
tor. Tessy Huwer, middle
school intervention specialist,
also works with me. I am the
coach, and Tessy and I act as
judges for the competitions.
Though we didnt win
anything this year, in both
2007 and 2008 we took four
trophies third place for sev-
enth grade at the district com-
petition and second at the
regionals in 2007, and in 2008
we placed first at the district
meet and third at the regionals
in the eighth grade, Miller
said. The kids love the pro-
gram. In a town known for its
sports, these kids get the rec-
ognition they deserve through
POP, Miller said.
Coldwaters Ashley
Backs, a seventh grader, said
about the program, I think it
is a lot of fun, and you can
meet a lot of new friends. And
you meet a lot of new people
from other schools at the com-
petitions. The writing helps
you to express your creativ-
ity.
Backs and other students
that participated in the pro-
gram went to school early one
morning a week. They were
given a word or a prompt
to write about. The instructor
read their stories and gave
them ideas and compliments
about what they had written.
Miller said though he him-
self hadnt been able to see
any direct improvement in the
students writing since he
teaches senior language arts
and doesnt get to see the kids
for about four years, All the
middle school teachers agree
that it does help, even if the
kids have to struggle with the
writing.
Reimbursement to cover
expenses comes from the
school and a local company.
CAP gives us $150 each year
for t-shirts, and the school
gives us $1,000 annually for
tournament fees and penal-
ties, Miller said.
Team members are Conner
Stammen, Shannon Hess,
Lauren Rose, Karla
Borgerding, Andrea
Moorman, Ashley Backs,
Haley Fledderjohann,
Courtney Kunk, Rachel
Eichenauer, Brad Eckstein,
Caleb Siefring and Matt
Kramer.
Fort Recovery Schools
Grades 1-8 Gifted Interven-
tion Specialist Marcia Weigel,
said, A generous contribu-
tion from our Academic
Booster Club has allowed our
eighth grade students to take
their creativity on the write
path as weve formed a cre-
ative writing team as part of
the Power of the Pen program.
We had several practice ses-
sions, and then Mallory Hull,
Grace Roessner, Sara
Schoenlein, Taylor Wendel
and Adam Westgerdes at-
tended the POP district tour-
nament at Mississinawa Val-
ley Middle School in Febru-
ary.
Of the 72 eighth-grade
students from 13 different
schools who took part in the
tournament, our Taylor
Wendel ranked 8th place
overall and earned a spot in
the regional tournament.
In the tournament each stu-
dent rotated through three
rounds of writing competi-
tion. In each round, the stu-
dents were given a creative
writing prompt and forty min-
utes to complete a piece of
writing to turn in to the
judges. Each students writ-
ings were ranked in order by
his or her overall ability to
effectively and creatively ad-
dress the prompt. They were
also given quality points for
their work.
There were just over 80
eighth-graders participating in
the regional tournament held
at Minster Middle School in
March. While Wendel did not
earn one of the top overall
awards, she may still be able
to participate in the state tour-
nament to be held in Wooster
the end of May. Weigel said,
To earn a spot at the state
tournament, writers must fin-
ish in the top twenty percent.
While Taylor did not quite
make the cutoff, she did earn
a spot as an official alternate
should a qualifier be unable
to attend the event. In the
tournament competitions stu-
dents writings are judged on
creativity, originality, voice,
composition and mechanics.
Weigel said this was Fort
Recoverys first year with
POP. She said that leading up
to the tournaments, her team
had been meeting one or two
times a week to practice. I
gave them sample creative
writing prompts and 40
minutes to respond. Then
I gave them feedback as to
how to improve their writ-
ing, to work on grammati-
cal and spelling errors, and
we discussed ways to ef-
fectively incorporate more
figurative language into
their writing. We also cri-
tiqued past competition
winners to see which ele-
ments made the writings
good.
Weigel said that at this
point POP is strictly an
extra-curricular event at
Fort Recovery but some
of the strategies can be
helpful in the regular class-
room. I have noticed im-
provement in the teams
skills as we went along.
We got a late start this year,
but I anticipate a greater
degree of improvement
next year when we have a
longer period of time to pre-
pare. The kids really loved
the program. I imagine well
have more participation next
year, too, as the word
spreads.
The other county schools
do not currently have the POP
program.
Power of the Pen (POP) is
a non-profit educational orga-
nization with a home office in
Richfield, Ohio. The POP
w e b s i t e ,
www.powerofthepen.org,
says that, Because the ideas,
dreams and beliefs of todays
youth form the foundation of
tomorrows communities in
Ohio, Power of the Pen is
dedicated to helping young
people find and develop a cre-
ative voice that is uniquely
their own. It is a mission we
will realize when we inspire
every teacher and challenge
every student to truly embrace
the art of creative expression
through writing as a life skill.
POP offers the judgment of
the whole evaluation ap-
proach, meaningful awards or
recognition and pursuit of ex-
cellence.
The program has grown to
become one of Ohios largest
educational enhancement pro-
grams. More than 120,000
middle school students ben-
efited from Power of the Pen
instructional methodologies
this year, including more than
8,000 who competed in for-
mal Power of the Pen inter-
scholastic writing tourna-
ments. POP is made possible,
in large part, through grants
and contributions from those
who value educational excel-
lence.
Catholic Adult
Singles Club Events
The Catholic Adult Singles Club enables its members
to share, trust and enjoy the company of fellow single
adults through weekly activities. We are always inter-
ested in meeting new people to join our group. For more
information concerning our organization or any of the
following activities, call Becky Koeing at 419-204-3013.
*Sunday, June 7-Benedication at Retreat Center in
Maria Stein, Ohio.
*Sunday, June 14-Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo in Fort
Wayne, Indiana.
*Friday, June 19-Concert in the Van Wert Park in Van
Wert, Ohio.
*Saturday, June 27-Robert Rothchild Farms in Urbana,
Ohio.
For more information on any of these activities, please
call 419-204-3013.
Parkway Local
Schools Events
May 29: High School Track and Field Regional Meet at
Troy at 4 p.m.
June 1: Summer Physical Education begins.
June 12: Last day of Summer Physical Education.
Pictured are members of the Coldwater Power of the Pen enjoying their visit to COSI.
Pictured are Karla Borgerding, Lauren Rose, Courtney Kunk, Haley Fledderjohann,
Shannon Hess, Connor Stammen, Matt Kramer, Rachel Eichenauer, Brad Eckstein, Caleb
Siefring, Andrea Moorman and Ashley Backs.
THE MERCER COUNTY CHRONICLE
Page 13 May 28, 2009 - June 3, 2009
Power of the Pen program a definite hit at
Coldwater and Fort Recovery middle schools
Ansonia
Fort Recovery eighth-grade Power of the Pen team from left are Sara Schoenlein, Grace
Roessner, Adam Westgerdes, Taylor Wendel and Mallory Hull. Wendel finished 8th in the
regional POP competition and though not now eligible to go to the state competition in May,
would be next in line as an official alternate if one of the other finalists was unable to attend.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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All Wheel Drive & Loaded
$46,775 MSRP
Less $6,780 Hittle Discounts & Rebates
Sale
$
39,995Plus Tax & Title
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lease, Sign &
Drive
*Up To 60 Months
On Most
GM Models!
Summer
Specials
BY GRETCHEN
BOLLENBACHER
Power of the Pen (POP) is
Ohios award-winning educa-
tional enhancement program
devoted to excellence in cre-
ative writing. In its 24th year,
one of its main aims is to help
seventh and eighth grade stu-
dents realize their highest aca-
demic achievement.
The programs benefits for
students include empower-
ment in writing at an early
age, the gaining of self-con-
fidence and the imparting of
a love for writing and reading
that identifies, challenges and
rewards gifted creative minds.
The program offers the oppor-
tunity for interscholastic writ-
ing events much like sports
offer that same interscholas-
tic opportunity. Each year par-
ticipants compete in a district
event and can move up to re-
gional and finally to the state
level.
Coldwater Middle School
has been involved in the
Power of the Pen program
since the early 1990s. I started
being involved when I came
to Coldwater, said Chris
Miller, senior English instruc-
tor. Judy Bruns was my men-
tor. Tessy Huwer, middle
school intervention specialist,
also works with me. I am the
coach, and Tessy and I act as
judges for the competitions.
Though we didnt win
anything this year, in both
2007 and 2008 we took four
trophies third place for sev-
enth grade at the district com-
petition and second at the
regionals in 2007, and in 2008
we placed first at the district
meet and third at the regionals
in the eighth grade, Miller
said. The kids love the pro-
gram. In a town known for its
sports, these kids get the rec-
ognition they deserve through
POP, Miller said.
Coldwaters Ashley
Backs, a seventh grader, said
about the program, I think it
is a lot of fun, and you can
meet a lot of new friends. And
you meet a lot of new people
from other schools at the com-
petitions. The writing helps
you to express your creativ-
ity.
Backs and other students
that participated in the pro-
gram went to school early one
morning a week. They were
given a word or a prompt
to write about. The instructor
read their stories and gave
them ideas and compliments
about what they had written.
Miller said though he him-
self hadnt been able to see
any direct improvement in the
students writing since he
teaches senior language arts
and doesnt get to see the kids
for about four years, All the
middle school teachers agree
that it does help, even if the
kids have to struggle with the
writing.
Reimbursement to cover
expenses comes from the
school and a local company.
CAP gives us $150 each year
for t-shirts, and the school
gives us $1,000 annually for
tournament fees and penal-
ties, Miller said.
Team members are Conner
Stammen, Shannon Hess,
Lauren Rose, Karla
Borgerding, Andrea
Moorman, Ashley Backs,
Haley Fledderjohann,
Courtney Kunk, Rachel
Eichenauer, Brad Eckstein,
Caleb Siefring and Matt
Kramer.
Fort Recovery Schools
Grades 1-8 Gifted Interven-
tion Specialist Marcia Weigel,
said, A generous contribu-
tion from our Academic
Booster Club has allowed our
eighth grade students to take
their creativity on the write
path as weve formed a cre-
ative writing team as part of
the Power of the Pen program.
We had several practice ses-
sions, and then Mallory Hull,
Grace Roessner, Sara
Schoenlein, Taylor Wendel
and Adam Westgerdes at-
tended the POP district tour-
nament at Mississinawa Val-
ley Middle School in Febru-
ary.
Of the 72 eighth-grade
students from 13 different
schools who took part in the
tournament, our Taylor
Wendel ranked 8th place
overall and earned a spot in
the regional tournament.
In the tournament each stu-
dent rotated through three
rounds of writing competi-
tion. In each round, the stu-
dents were given a creative
writing prompt and forty min-
utes to complete a piece of
writing to turn in to the
judges. Each students writ-
ings were ranked in order by
his or her overall ability to
effectively and creatively ad-
dress the prompt. They were
also given quality points for
their work.
There were just over 80
eighth-graders participating in
the regional tournament held
at Minster Middle School in
March. While Wendel did not
earn one of the top overall
awards, she may still be able
to participate in the state tour-
nament to be held in Wooster
the end of May. Weigel said,
To earn a spot at the state
tournament, writers must fin-
ish in the top twenty percent.
While Taylor did not quite
make the cutoff, she did earn
a spot as an official alternate
should a qualifier be unable
to attend the event. In the
tournament competitions stu-
dents writings are judged on
creativity, originality, voice,
composition and mechanics.
Weigel said this was Fort
Recoverys first year with
POP. She said that leading up
to the tournaments, her team
had been meeting one or two
times a week to practice. I
gave them sample creative
writing prompts and 40
minutes to respond. Then
I gave them feedback as to
how to improve their writ-
ing, to work on grammati-
cal and spelling errors, and
we discussed ways to ef-
fectively incorporate more
figurative language into
their writing. We also cri-
tiqued past competition
winners to see which ele-
ments made the writings
good.
Weigel said that at this
point POP is strictly an
extra-curricular event at
Fort Recovery but some
of the strategies can be
helpful in the regular class-
room. I have noticed im-
provement in the teams
skills as we went along.
We got a late start this year,
but I anticipate a greater
degree of improvement
next year when we have a
longer period of time to pre-
pare. The kids really loved
the program. I imagine well
have more participation next
year, too, as the word
spreads.
The other county schools
do not currently have the POP
program.
Power of the Pen (POP) is
a non-profit educational orga-
nization with a home office in
Richfield, Ohio. The POP
w e b s i t e ,
www.powerofthepen.org,
says that, Because the ideas,
dreams and beliefs of todays
youth form the foundation of
tomorrows communities in
Ohio, Power of the Pen is
dedicated to helping young
people find and develop a cre-
ative voice that is uniquely
their own. It is a mission we
will realize when we inspire
every teacher and challenge
every student to truly embrace
the art of creative expression
through writing as a life skill.
POP offers the judgment of
the whole evaluation ap-
proach, meaningful awards or
recognition and pursuit of ex-
cellence.
The program has grown to
become one of Ohios largest
educational enhancement pro-
grams. More than 120,000
middle school students ben-
efited from Power of the Pen
instructional methodologies
this year, including more than
8,000 who competed in for-
mal Power of the Pen inter-
scholastic writing tourna-
ments. POP is made possible,
in large part, through grants
and contributions from those
who value educational excel-
lence.
Catholic Adult
Singles Club Events
The Catholic Adult Singles Club enables its members
to share, trust and enjoy the company of fellow single
adults through weekly activities. We are always inter-
ested in meeting new people to join our group. For more
information concerning our organization or any of the
following activities, call Becky Koeing at 419-204-3013.
*Sunday, June 7-Benedication at Retreat Center in
Maria Stein, Ohio.
*Sunday, June 14-Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo in Fort
Wayne, Indiana.
*Friday, June 19-Concert in the Van Wert Park in Van
Wert, Ohio.
*Saturday, June 27-Robert Rothchild Farms in Urbana,
Ohio.
For more information on any of these activities, please
call 419-204-3013.
Parkway Local
Schools Events
May 29: High School Track and Field Regional Meet at
Troy at 4 p.m.
June 1: Summer Physical Education begins.
June 12: Last day of Summer Physical Education.
Pictured are members of the Coldwater Power of the Pen enjoying their visit to COSI.
Pictured are Karla Borgerding, Lauren Rose, Courtney Kunk, Haley Fledderjohann,
Shannon Hess, Connor Stammen, Matt Kramer, Rachel Eichenauer, Brad Eckstein, Caleb
Siefring, Andrea Moorman and Ashley Backs.
THE MERCER COUNTY CHRONICLE
Page 13 May 28, 2009 - June 3, 2009
Power of the Pen program a definite hit at
Coldwater and Fort Recovery middle schools
Ansonia
Fort Recovery eighth-grade Power of the Pen team from left are Sara Schoenlein, Grace
Roessner, Adam Westgerdes, Taylor Wendel and Mallory Hull. Wendel finished 8th in the
regional POP competition and though not now eligible to go to the state competition in May,
would be next in line as an official alternate if one of the other finalists was unable to attend.
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5-YEAR/100,00
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Beyond Precision
Wear Are Professional Grade
Showroom Hours:
M-W-F 9AM-8PM,
T & Th 9AM-6PM,
Sat. 9AM-4PM
Service
Hours:
M 7:30AM-8PM,
T-F 7:30AM-5PM
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#1031
2009 CADILLAC DTS
Loaded
$49,705 MSRP
Less $9,710 Hittle Discounts & Rebates
Sale
$
39,995 Plus Tax & Title
SAVE NOW
AT
HITTLES!
BUY! BUY!
2009 GMC SIERRA CREW CAB 1/2 TON
UP TO
$
7,000 OFF STICKER
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#0427
2009 BUICK LUCERNE
3.9 Flex-Fuel, Auto Duel Zone AC,
Premium Pant & Bench Seat
$31,315 MSRP
Less $5,320 Hittle Discounts & Rebates
Sale
$
25,995Plus Tax & Title
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#9999
2009 CADILLAC SRX
All Wheel Drive & Loaded
$46,775 MSRP
Less $6,780 Hittle Discounts & Rebates
Sale
$
39,995Plus Tax & Title
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lease, Sign &
Drive
*Up To 60 Months
On Most
GM Models!
Summer
Specials
BY GRETCHEN
BOLLENBACHER
Power of the Pen (POP) is
Ohios award-winning educa-
tional enhancement program
devoted to excellence in cre-
ative writing. In its 24th year,
one of its main aims is to help
seventh and eighth grade stu-
dents realize their highest aca-
demic achievement.
The programs benefits for
students include empower-
ment in writing at an early
age, the gaining of self-con-
fidence and the imparting of
a love for writing and reading
that identifies, challenges and
rewards gifted creative minds.
The program offers the oppor-
tunity for interscholastic writ-
ing events much like sports
offer that same interscholas-
tic opportunity. Each year par-
ticipants compete in a district
event and can move up to re-
gional and finally to the state
level.
Coldwater Middle School
has been involved in the
Power of the Pen program
since the early 1990s. I started
being involved when I came
to Coldwater, said Chris
Miller, senior English instruc-
tor. Judy Bruns was my men-
tor. Tessy Huwer, middle
school intervention specialist,
also works with me. I am the
coach, and Tessy and I act as
judges for the competitions.
Though we didnt win
anything this year, in both
2007 and 2008 we took four
trophies third place for sev-
enth grade at the district com-
petition and second at the
regionals in 2007, and in 2008
we placed first at the district
meet and third at the regionals
in the eighth grade, Miller
said. The kids love the pro-
gram. In a town known for its
sports, these kids get the rec-
ognition they deserve through
POP, Miller said.
Coldwaters Ashley
Backs, a seventh grader, said
about the program, I think it
is a lot of fun, and you can
meet a lot of new friends. And
you meet a lot of new people
from other schools at the com-
petitions. The writing helps
you to express your creativ-
ity.
Backs and other students
that participated in the pro-
gram went to school early one
morning a week. They were
given a word or a prompt
to write about. The instructor
read their stories and gave
them ideas and compliments
about what they had written.
Miller said though he him-
self hadnt been able to see
any direct improvement in the
students writing since he
teaches senior language arts
and doesnt get to see the kids
for about four years, All the
middle school teachers agree
that it does help, even if the
kids have to struggle with the
writing.
Reimbursement to cover
expenses comes from the
school and a local company.
CAP gives us $150 each year
for t-shirts, and the school
gives us $1,000 annually for
tournament fees and penal-
ties, Miller said.
Team members are Conner
Stammen, Shannon Hess,
Lauren Rose, Karla
Borgerding, Andrea
Moorman, Ashley Backs,
Haley Fledderjohann,
Courtney Kunk, Rachel
Eichenauer, Brad Eckstein,
Caleb Siefring and Matt
Kramer.
Fort Recovery Schools
Grades 1-8 Gifted Interven-
tion Specialist Marcia Weigel,
said, A generous contribu-
tion from our Academic
Booster Club has allowed our
eighth grade students to take
their creativity on the write
path as weve formed a cre-
ative writing team as part of
the Power of the Pen program.
We had several practice ses-
sions, and then Mallory Hull,
Grace Roessner, Sara
Schoenlein, Taylor Wendel
and Adam Westgerdes at-
tended the POP district tour-
nament at Mississinawa Val-
ley Middle School in Febru-
ary.
Of the 72 eighth-grade
students from 13 different
schools who took part in the
tournament, our Taylor
Wendel ranked 8th place
overall and earned a spot in
the regional tournament.
In the tournament each stu-
dent rotated through three
rounds of writing competi-
tion. In each round, the stu-
dents were given a creative
writing prompt and forty min-
utes to complete a piece of
writing to turn in to the
judges. Each students writ-
ings were ranked in order by
his or her overall ability to
effectively and creatively ad-
dress the prompt. They were
also given quality points for
their work.
There were just over 80
eighth-graders participating in
the regional tournament held
at Minster Middle School in
March. While Wendel did not
earn one of the top overall
awards, she may still be able
to participate in the state tour-
nament to be held in Wooster
the end of May. Weigel said,
To earn a spot at the state
tournament, writers must fin-
ish in the top twenty percent.
While Taylor did not quite
make the cutoff, she did earn
a spot as an official alternate
should a qualifier be unable
to attend the event. In the
tournament competitions stu-
dents writings are judged on
creativity, originality, voice,
composition and mechanics.
Weigel said this was Fort
Recoverys first year with
POP. She said that leading up
to the tournaments, her team
had been meeting one or two
times a week to practice. I
gave them sample creative
writing prompts and 40
minutes to respond. Then
I gave them feedback as to
how to improve their writ-
ing, to work on grammati-
cal and spelling errors, and
we discussed ways to ef-
fectively incorporate more
figurative language into
their writing. We also cri-
tiqued past competition
winners to see which ele-
ments made the writings
good.
Weigel said that at this
point POP is strictly an
extra-curricular event at
Fort Recovery but some
of the strategies can be
helpful in the regular class-
room. I have noticed im-
provement in the teams
skills as we went along.
We got a late start this year,
but I anticipate a greater
degree of improvement
next year when we have a
longer period of time to pre-
pare. The kids really loved
the program. I imagine well
have more participation next
year, too, as the word
spreads.
The other county schools
do not currently have the POP
program.
Power of the Pen (POP) is
a non-profit educational orga-
nization with a home office in
Richfield, Ohio. The POP
w e b s i t e ,
www.powerofthepen.org,
says that, Because the ideas,
dreams and beliefs of todays
youth form the foundation of
tomorrows communities in
Ohio, Power of the Pen is
dedicated to helping young
people find and develop a cre-
ative voice that is uniquely
their own. It is a mission we
will realize when we inspire
every teacher and challenge
every student to truly embrace
the art of creative expression
through writing as a life skill.
POP offers the judgment of
the whole evaluation ap-
proach, meaningful awards or
recognition and pursuit of ex-
cellence.
The program has grown to
become one of Ohios largest
educational enhancement pro-
grams. More than 120,000
middle school students ben-
efited from Power of the Pen
instructional methodologies
this year, including more than
8,000 who competed in for-
mal Power of the Pen inter-
scholastic writing tourna-
ments. POP is made possible,
in large part, through grants
and contributions from those
who value educational excel-
lence.
Catholic Adult
Singles Club Events
The Catholic Adult Singles Club enables its members
to share, trust and enjoy the company of fellow single
adults through weekly activities. We are always inter-
ested in meeting new people to join our group. For more
information concerning our organization or any of the
following activities, call Becky Koeing at 419-204-3013.
*Sunday, June 7-Benedication at Retreat Center in
Maria Stein, Ohio.
*Sunday, June 14-Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo in Fort
Wayne, Indiana.
*Friday, June 19-Concert in the Van Wert Park in Van
Wert, Ohio.
*Saturday, June 27-Robert Rothchild Farms in Urbana,
Ohio.
For more information on any of these activities, please
call 419-204-3013.
Parkway Local
Schools Events
May 29: High School Track and Field Regional Meet at
Troy at 4 p.m.
June 1: Summer Physical Education begins.
June 12: Last day of Summer Physical Education.
Pictured are members of the Coldwater Power of the Pen enjoying their visit to COSI.
Pictured are Karla Borgerding, Lauren Rose, Courtney Kunk, Haley Fledderjohann,
Shannon Hess, Connor Stammen, Matt Kramer, Rachel Eichenauer, Brad Eckstein, Caleb
Siefring, Andrea Moorman and Ashley Backs.
THE MERCER COUNTY CHRONICLE
Page 13 May 28, 2009 - June 3, 2009
Power of the Pen program a definite hit at
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Fort Recovery eighth-grade Power of the Pen team from left are Sara Schoenlein, Grace
Roessner, Adam Westgerdes, Taylor Wendel and Mallory Hull. Wendel finished 8th in the
regional POP competition and though not now eligible to go to the state competition in May,
would be next in line as an official alternate if one of the other finalists was unable to attend.
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Power of the Pen (POP) is
Ohios award-winning educa-
tional enhancement program
devoted to excellence in cre-
ative writing. In its 24th year,
one of its main aims is to help
seventh and eighth grade stu-
dents realize their highest aca-
demic achievement.
The programs benefits for
students include empower-
ment in writing at an early
age, the gaining of self-con-
fidence and the imparting of
a love for writing and reading
that identifies, challenges and
rewards gifted creative minds.
The program offers the oppor-
tunity for interscholastic writ-
ing events much like sports
offer that same interscholas-
tic opportunity. Each year par-
ticipants compete in a district
event and can move up to re-
gional and finally to the state
level.
Coldwater Middle School
has been involved in the
Power of the Pen program
since the early 1990s. I started
being involved when I came
to Coldwater, said Chris
Miller, senior English instruc-
tor. Judy Bruns was my men-
tor. Tessy Huwer, middle
school intervention specialist,
also works with me. I am the
coach, and Tessy and I act as
judges for the competitions.
Though we didnt win
anything this year, in both
2007 and 2008 we took four
trophies third place for sev-
enth grade at the district com-
petition and second at the
regionals in 2007, and in 2008
we placed first at the district
meet and third at the regionals
in the eighth grade, Miller
said. The kids love the pro-
gram. In a town known for its
sports, these kids get the rec-
ognition they deserve through
POP, Miller said.
Coldwaters Ashley
Backs, a seventh grader, said
about the program, I think it
is a lot of fun, and you can
meet a lot of new friends. And
you meet a lot of new people
from other schools at the com-
petitions. The writing helps
you to express your creativ-
ity.
Backs and other students
that participated in the pro-
gram went to school early one
morning a week. They were
given a word or a prompt
to write about. The instructor
read their stories and gave
them ideas and compliments
about what they had written.
Miller said though he him-
self hadnt been able to see
any direct improvement in the
students writing since he
teaches senior language arts
and doesnt get to see the kids
for about four years, All the
middle school teachers agree
that it does help, even if the
kids have to struggle with the
writing.
Reimbursement to cover
expenses comes from the
school and a local company.
CAP gives us $150 each year
for t-shirts, and the school
gives us $1,000 annually for
tournament fees and penal-
ties, Miller said.
Team members are Conner
Stammen, Shannon Hess,
Lauren Rose, Karla
Borgerding, Andrea
Moorman, Ashley Backs,
Haley Fledderjohann,
Courtney Kunk, Rachel
Eichenauer, Brad Eckstein,
Caleb Siefring and Matt
Kramer.
Fort Recovery Schools
Grades 1-8 Gifted Interven-
tion Specialist Marcia Weigel,
said, A generous contribu-
tion from our Academic
Booster Club has allowed our
eighth grade students to take
their creativity on the write
path as weve formed a cre-
ative writing team as part of
the Power of the Pen program.
We had several practice ses-
sions, and then Mallory Hull,
Grace Roessner, Sara
Schoenlein, Taylor Wendel
and Adam Westgerdes at-
tended the POP district tour-
nament at Mississinawa Val-
ley Middle School in Febru-
ary.
Of the 72 eighth-grade
students from 13 different
schools who took part in the
tournament, our Taylor
Wendel ranked 8th place
overall and earned a spot in
the regional tournament.
In the tournament each stu-
dent rotated through three
rounds of writing competi-
tion. In each round, the stu-
dents were given a creative
writing prompt and forty min-
utes to complete a piece of
writing to turn in to the
judges. Each students writ-
ings were ranked in order by
his or her overall ability to
effectively and creatively ad-
dress the prompt. They were
also given quality points for
their work.
There were just over 80
eighth-graders participating in
the regional tournament held
at Minster Middle School in
March. While Wendel did not
earn one of the top overall
awards, she may still be able
to participate in the state tour-
nament to be held in Wooster
the end of May. Weigel said,
To earn a spot at the state
tournament, writers must fin-
ish in the top twenty percent.
While Taylor did not quite
make the cutoff, she did earn
a spot as an official alternate
should a qualifier be unable
to attend the event. In the
tournament competitions stu-
dents writings are judged on
creativity, originality, voice,
composition and mechanics.
Weigel said this was Fort
Recoverys first year with
POP. She said that leading up
to the tournaments, her team
had been meeting one or two
times a week to practice. I
gave them sample creative
writing prompts and 40
minutes to respond. Then
I gave them feedback as to
how to improve their writ-
ing, to work on grammati-
cal and spelling errors, and
we discussed ways to ef-
fectively incorporate more
figurative language into
their writing. We also cri-
tiqued past competition
winners to see which ele-
ments made the writings
good.
Weigel said that at this
point POP is strictly an
extra-curricular event at
Fort Recovery but some
of the strategies can be
helpful in the regular class-
room. I have noticed im-
provement in the teams
skills as we went along.
We got a late start this year,
but I anticipate a greater
degree of improvement
next year when we have a
longer period of time to pre-
pare. The kids really loved
the program. I imagine well
have more participation next
year, too, as the word
spreads.
The other county schools
do not currently have the POP
program.
Power of the Pen (POP) is
a non-profit educational orga-
nization with a home office in
Richfield, Ohio. The POP
w e b s i t e ,
www.powerofthepen.org,
says that, Because the ideas,
dreams and beliefs of todays
youth form the foundation of
tomorrows communities in
Ohio, Power of the Pen is
dedicated to helping young
people find and develop a cre-
ative voice that is uniquely
their own. It is a mission we
will realize when we inspire
every teacher and challenge
every student to truly embrace
the art of creative expression
through writing as a life skill.
POP offers the judgment of
the whole evaluation ap-
proach, meaningful awards or
recognition and pursuit of ex-
cellence.
The program has grown to
become one of Ohios largest
educational enhancement pro-
grams. More than 120,000
middle school students ben-
efited from Power of the Pen
instructional methodologies
this year, including more than
8,000 who competed in for-
mal Power of the Pen inter-
scholastic writing tourna-
ments. POP is made possible,
in large part, through grants
and contributions from those
who value educational excel-
lence.
Catholic Adult
Singles Club Events
The Catholic Adult Singles Club enables its members
to share, trust and enjoy the company of fellow single
adults through weekly activities. We are always inter-
ested in meeting new people to join our group. For more
information concerning our organization or any of the
following activities, call Becky Koeing at 419-204-3013.
*Sunday, June 7-Benedication at Retreat Center in
Maria Stein, Ohio.
*Sunday, June 14-Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo in Fort
Wayne, Indiana.
*Friday, June 19-Concert in the Van Wert Park in Van
Wert, Ohio.
*Saturday, June 27-Robert Rothchild Farms in Urbana,
Ohio.
For more information on any of these activities, please
call 419-204-3013.
Parkway Local
Schools Events
May 29: High School Track and Field Regional Meet at
Troy at 4 p.m.
June 1: Summer Physical Education begins.
June 12: Last day of Summer Physical Education.
Pictured are members of the Coldwater Power of the Pen enjoying their visit to COSI.
Pictured are Karla Borgerding, Lauren Rose, Courtney Kunk, Haley Fledderjohann,
Shannon Hess, Connor Stammen, Matt Kramer, Rachel Eichenauer, Brad Eckstein, Caleb
Siefring, Andrea Moorman and Ashley Backs.
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THE gOOD OLD DAYS
MY LIFE

BY CHARLIE
gAERKE

Reviewed by
Skeet Wolters
Library Assistant

Signed books are
always considered
special and the librarys
copy of THe GOOD
OLD DAyS, written by
Ft. recovery resident,
charlie Gaerke, is
no exception. I knew from the
signature humor that I was going
to be in for a fun and interesting
read. The library copy is signed,
Hope somebody enjoys reading
about my life. (Not required
reading.) charlie Gaerke
The book continues in this
element and is quite enjoyable
and appealing. It is a joint effort
between charlie and his wife Betty
Wuebker Schwartz Gaerke. The
two present an overview of the
Gaerkes from the 1700s to 2006,
including the Great Depression,
Navy life and Operation
crossroads.
THe GOOD OLD DAyS
beings with the Gaerke ancestry,
and paternal great-grandfather,
John Gerd Stottman, and his travels
from Germany to Mercer county.
The hardships of working a farm,
the animals, clearing of woods,
family, school, church, weddings
and jobs are all
expanded on.
The chapter
on surviving the
Great Depression
should be
required reading
for all generations
that were spared
the experience.
It makes one
appreciative of
what we have and
how recycling is
not a new word,
but a way of life during those hard
times.
charlie joined the Navy
after high school and details his
experiences from the expected
farewell party to his return to
Dayton, and about hitch hiking
home to Ft. recovery. He
considered himself lucky to be
trained as a deep-sea diver and
photographer. He experienced
much at a young age.
Many of charlies family,
friends, neighbors and
acquaintances are mentioned in
this book and all will be entertained
and educated reading it. I highly
recommend THe GOOD DAyS
to all who enjoy a stroll down
memory lane. It can be found on
the new bookshelves in the non-
fiction section.
THe Mercer cOUNTy cHrONIcLe August 16, 2012 Page 9
Anniversary
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In January, 1947, Charles Huelsman bought the corner
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car garage to its location. He opened for business on June 1,
1947, as Huelsmans Garage.
Prior to the beginning of Huelsman Automotive, Charles
Huelsmans "first" garage had actually started on October 19,
1927, and was located on the northwest corner of Franklin
and Roosevelt Sts. (CQS is now on this site). On November
1, 1933, Ed J. Rindler bought half interest in the business
and it was operated as Chickasaw Garage until May, 1934,
when the business was moved to the present location of
Chickasaw Garage on Franklin St. On January 1, 1947, Ed Rindler bought the half interest that Charles Huelsman owned, and Ed Rindler continued to operate his business as
Chickasaw Garage.
Huelsman Garage has continued to grow through the years, with additions to the service building added in 1952, 1959, and 1967. In January, 1969, Charles Huelsman sold the
business to his son, Bob, and he changed the name to Huelsman Automotive. The business was then incorporated in 1978.
In 1973, the lot south of the business was purchased for a wholesale and retail parts store. In 1982, an addition was added to the west end of the building, and it is used as an
addition to the Service Dept. In 1996, the corner lot east of the business was purchased, and its used as a machine shop.
Today, Huelsman Automotive, Inc. is operated by Bob and Marlenes sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Kathy and John and Linda. The business has 20 highly qualified
employees with a combined total of over 400 years of automotive experience to help serve all your automotive needs. Our continued success would not have been possible without
our employees continued loyalty.
We at Huelsman Automotive extend a hearty "Thank You" to all the customers we have served throughout the last 65+ years. We sincerely appreciate your business and hope to
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headlight bulbs and hazy head-
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Savings Time nears, and kids
hit the streets for trick-or-treat-
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nighttime visibility increases.
A chief culprit of dim head-
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have plastic lenses, which typi-
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and time. They may become
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the light output from the head-
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The road is full of reasons to re-
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See ROAD, page 10
Anniversary
CELEBRATION
Chickasaw, Ohio
419-925-4711
www.huelsmanauto.com
HOURS:
Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30
Saturday 7:30-noon
In January, 1947, Charles Huelsman bought the corner
lot of present-day Huelsman Automotive and moved a two-
car garage to its location. He opened for business on June 1,
1947, as Huelsmans Garage.
Prior to the beginning of Huelsman Automotive, Charles
Huelsmans "first" garage had actually started on October 19,
1927, and was located on the northwest corner of Franklin
and Roosevelt Sts. (CQS is now on this site). On November
1, 1933, Ed J. Rindler bought half interest in the business
and it was operated as Chickasaw Garage until May, 1934,
when the business was moved to the present location of
Chickasaw Garage on Franklin St. On January 1, 1947, Ed Rindler bought the half interest that Charles Huelsman owned, and Ed Rindler continued to operate his business as
Chickasaw Garage.
Huelsman Garage has continued to grow through the years, with additions to the service building added in 1952, 1959, and 1967. In January, 1969, Charles Huelsman sold the
business to his son, Bob, and he changed the name to Huelsman Automotive. The business was then incorporated in 1978.
In 1973, the lot south of the business was purchased for a wholesale and retail parts store. In 1982, an addition was added to the west end of the building, and it is used as an
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Doug Holdheide, Tom Huelsman
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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 theyd 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 couldnt 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 Brians 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 wasnt 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 outsidebut 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 Writers Club, members read
profiles they had written about someone, living or dead or make-
believe, and member Eileen Whitsetts 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 Bollenbachers 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 Clubs 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.
Dont 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 Ohios 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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PreSeNT: Doug Bertke, Dave
Gordon, Don Desch, JIm Sowar
and Secretary, Janet Gels. ALSO
PreSeNT: eric Thomas. Absent:
MAyor Joe Knapschaefer had
a prior commitment. chairman
Doug Bertke called the meeting of
the coldwater Tree commission
to order at 6:00 p.m. at the Depot
in the Park instead of the Shelter
House due to the rain shower.
Guest present: Alex Uhlenhake.
After two minor corrections
were noted, Don Desch made the
motion to accept the minutes from
our May 15th meeting. Janet Gels
2nd. All approved.
Old Business: Not a big crowd
showed up for community Day at
Bakers Woods on Saturday, May
26th, but those that were there
walked thru the woods, along the
path. The weather was perfect
for the walk. Not many bugs
were noted either. All agreed that
we should do it again next year,
however, we should advertise the
walk earlier and more, so more
people could make plans to attend.
Mike Hibner was not present to
discus the community Garden.
Hot & dry weather conditions
during the planting season, along
with watering issues, created little
interest in the gardens. Members
commented on the celina Garden
and the fact that the produce went
to the Food Pantry. everyone
was in favor of trying to do the
Gardens again earlier next spring.
Alex was encouraged to get the
Garden spot composted and ready
for next spring and to place signs
up designation the area as such.
New Business: Sadly, eric
reported on the June 29th
windstorm damage in the Park,
commenting that we never had
so many trees down at one time.
Alex Uhlenhake passed around
photos of the damaged trees, 9
old hickories, one maple, one ash
and 2 oaks. eric also stated that
most of the trees damaged will be
mulched, however, the good wood
that went down will just be stored
for the present time. regarding
the hickory wood, eric stated that
the mills wouldnt take trees from
a Park: however, some interest
lies in the hickory wood chips
coldwater Tree
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is the Als Mixed Up Band. According
the Dr. Klir, this event is to relive the
past and bring life to the old hall.
Listen to good music, tour the
hall and take a trip down memory
lane. Something this hall has been
deprived of the last six years is life.
It has been sitting here as a dead
building. Its exciting to see it come
alive again. It really does have a spirit
to it. It is good to know that spirit will
be revived with the bicentennial, he
said.
This event is free to the public.
The future of the hall past the
bicentennial lies with the community,
Dr. Klir said.
My goal from the start is to
have something presentable to the
community and then the community
can evaluate for themselves. We want
people to help decide what the future
should be. We hope that all will have a
use for it. It is all for not if this building
isnt used. We want to see it continue
to live past just one weekend. But we
will let the community decide how to
do that.
Dr. Klir was not without his own
suggestions.
I have my own ideas such as
family reunions, family christmases,
events for kids or a train layout for
the holidays. We also have a great
meeting place for any office or group.
We didnt do this for ourselves we did
it for the community, he said.
Though it has not been an easy
journey, Dr. Klir is happy to have
something the community can be
proud of.
The journey has had its ripples but
in the middle of town lies something
the whole town can be proud of as we
celebrate 200 years of rich history,
he concluded.
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~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
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Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
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~ HARDWARE ~
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~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
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~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
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Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
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~ HARDWARE ~
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~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
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Interior Design Consultants
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Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
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~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
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~ COMMUNICATIONS~
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~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
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Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
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~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
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111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
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115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
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OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
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Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
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~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
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~ COMMUNICATIONS~
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OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
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~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
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Septic 7ank CIeaning
InstaII & RepIace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, DH 41 LCC9-363-3390
8ill's Mobile 4l9-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
FREE EXPERT ADVcE
OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
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1ACk HAMMRS SCAFFDLDS SAND LAS7RS
Rent By The Hour, Day Or Week!
COIDWAIk, OHIO 41-678-237
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONL D|G|TAL Tv |NTLPNLT
we're our Local Connection To The world
419-942-1111
www.wabash.com
~ FIREPLACES & SPAS ~
www.kernsfireplaceandspa.com
Nothing 8urns Like A Quad
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
Floor Covering
~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
Come &
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& HARDWOOD
FIOOkING
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MOkI
~ FLOORING ~
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~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
PortabIe 7oiIets ackhoe
Fill Dirt & Top Soil Hauled
Septic 7ank CIeaning
InstaII & RepIace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, DH 41 LCC9-363-3390
8ill's Mobile 4l9-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
FREE EXPERT ADVcE
OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
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AIR CDMPRSSDRS PRSSUR WASHRS
1ACk HAMMRS SCAFFDLDS SAND LAS7RS
Rent By The Hour, Day Or Week!
COIDWAIk, OHIO 41-678-237
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONL D|G|TAL Tv |NTLPNLT
we're our Local Connection To The world
419-942-1111
www.wabash.com
~ FIREPLACES & SPAS ~
www.kernsfireplaceandspa.com
Nothing 8urns Like A Quad
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
Floor Covering
~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
Come &
See Us For...
CkAMIC, IAMINAI
& HARDWOOD
FIOOkING
VINYI CAkPI
MOkI
~ FLOORING ~
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419-678-2324
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~ HOME IMPROVEMENT ~
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BUILDING A NEW HOME? REMODELING YOUR PRESENT HOME?
~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
PortabIe 7oiIets ackhoe
Fill Dirt & Top Soil Hauled
Septic 7ank CIeaning
InstaII & RepIace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, DH 41 LCC9-363-3390
8ill's Mobile 4l9-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
FREE EXPERT ADVcE
OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
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AIR CDMPRSSDRS PRSSUR WASHRS
1ACk HAMMRS SCAFFDLDS SAND LAS7RS
Rent By The Hour, Day Or Week!
COIDWAIk, OHIO 41-678-237
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONL D|G|TAL Tv |NTLPNLT
we're our Local Connection To The world
419-942-1111
www.wabash.com
~ FIREPLACES & SPAS ~
www.kernsfireplaceandspa.com
Nothing 8urns Like A Quad
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
Floor Covering
~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
Come &
See Us For...
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& HARDWOOD
FIOOkING
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MOkI
~ FLOORING ~
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BUILDING A NEW HOME? REMODELING YOUR PRESENT HOME?
~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
PortabIe 7oiIets ackhoe
Fill Dirt & Top Soil Hauled
Septic 7ank CIeaning
InstaII & RepIace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, DH 41 LCC9-363-3390
8ill's Mobile 4l9-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
FREE EXPERT ADVcE OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
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Rent By The Hour, Day Or Week!
COIDWAIk, OHIO 41-678-237
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONL D|G|TAL Tv |NTLPNLT
we're our Local Connection To The world
419-942-1111
www.wabash.com
~ FIREPLACES & SPAS ~
www.kernsfireplaceandspa.com
Nothing 8urns Like A Quad
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
Floor Covering
~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
Come &
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FIOOkING
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MOkI
~ FLOORING ~
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~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
PortabIe 7oiIets ackhoe
Fill Dirt & Top Soil Hauled
Septic 7ank CIeaning
InstaII & RepIace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, DH 41 LCC9-363-3390
8ill's Mobile 4l9-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
FREE EXPERT ADVcE OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
Hand 7ooIs, PIumbing,
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~ COMMUNICATIONS~
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THE MERCER COUNTY
CHRONICLE
124 W. Main St., P.O. Box 105, Coldwater 419-678-2324
EVERYBODYS
DOING IT.
HOME IMPROVEMENT DIRECTORY
BUILDING A NEW HOME? REMODELING YOUR PRESENT HOME?
~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
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Fill Dirt & Top Soil Hauled
Septic 7ank CIeaning
InstaII & RepIace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, DH 41 LCC9-363-3390
8ill's Mobile 4l9-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
FREE EXPERT ADVcE
OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
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~ RENTALS ~
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COIDWAIk, OHIO 41-678-237
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONL D|G|TAL Tv |NTLPNLT
we're our Local Connection To The world
419-942-1111
www.wabash.com
~ FIREPLACES & SPAS ~
www.kernsfireplaceandspa.com
Nothing 8urns Like A Quad
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
Floor Covering
~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
Come &
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~ FLOORING ~
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~ HOME IMPROVEMENT ~
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~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
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Fill Dirt & Top Soil Hauled
Septic 7ank CIeaning
InstaII & RepIace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, DH 41 LCC9-363-3390
8ill's Mobile 4l9-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
FREE EXPERT ADVcE
OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
Hand 7ooIs, PIumbing,
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~ RENTALS ~
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Rent By The Hour, Day Or Week!
COIDWAIk, OHIO 41-678-237
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONL D|G|TAL Tv |NTLPNLT
we're our Local Connection To The world
419-942-1111
www.wabash.com
~ FIREPLACES & SPAS ~
www.kernsfireplaceandspa.com
Nothing 8urns Like A Quad
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
Floor Covering
~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
Come &
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& HARDWOOD
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MOkI
~ FLOORING ~
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~ HOME IMPROVEMENT ~
HOME IMPROVEMENT DIRECTORY
BUILDING A NEW HOME? REMODELING YOUR PRESENT HOME?
~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
PortabIe 7oiIets ackhoe
Fill Dirt & Top Soil Hauled
Septic 7ank CIeaning
InstaII & RepIace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, DH 41 LCC9-363-3390
8ill's Mobile 4l9-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
FREE EXPERT ADVcE
OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
Hand 7ooIs, PIumbing,
IectricaI, Fasteners,
Paints, Lighting
& Much Morel
NOw OPLN THUPSDAS!
Check Out Our Website:
www.dlclassic.com
Visa & MasterCard Accepted
~ RENTALS ~
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DSHAPRS CRAMIC 7IL SAWS CNRA7DRS
AIR CDMPRSSDRS PRSSUR WASHRS
1ACk HAMMRS SCAFFDLDS SAND LAS7RS
Rent By The Hour, Day Or Week!
COIDWAIk, OHIO 41-678-237
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONL D|G|TAL Tv |NTLPNLT
we're our Local Connection To The world
419-942-1111
www.wabash.com
~ FIREPLACES & SPAS ~
www.kernsfireplaceandspa.com
Nothing 8urns Like A Quad
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
Floor Covering
~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
Come &
See Us For...
CkAMIC, IAMINAI
& HARDWOOD
FIOOkING
VINYI CAkPI
MOkI
~ FLOORING ~
Call Ldna Today
419-678-2324
To Place our
Ad Here!
~ HOME IMPROVEMENT ~
HOME IMPROVEMENT DIRECTORY
BUILDING A NEW HOME? REMODELING YOUR PRESENT HOME?
~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
PortabIe 7oiIets ackhoe
Fill Dirt & Top Soil Hauled
Septic 7ank CIeaning
InstaII & RepIace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, DH 41 LCC9-363-3390
8ill's Mobile 4l9-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
FREE EXPERT ADVcE
OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
Hand 7ooIs, PIumbing,
IectricaI, Fasteners,
Paints, Lighting
& Much Morel
NOw OPLN THUPSDAS!
Check Out Our Website:
www.dlclassic.com
Visa & MasterCard Accepted
~ RENTALS ~
Give Us A Call & Reserve The Equipment Today!
DSHAPRS CRAMIC 7IL SAWS CNRA7DRS
AIR CDMPRSSDRS PRSSUR WASHRS
1ACk HAMMRS SCAFFDLDS SAND LAS7RS
Rent By The Hour, Day Or Week!
COIDWAIk, OHIO 41-678-237
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONL D|G|TAL Tv |NTLPNLT
we're our Local Connection To The world
419-942-1111
www.wabash.com
~ FIREPLACES & SPAS ~
www.kernsfireplaceandspa.com
Nothing 8urns Like A Quad
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
Floor Covering
~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
Come &
See Us For...
CkAMIC, IAMINAI
& HARDWOOD
FIOOkING
VINYI CAkPI
MOkI
~ FLOORING ~
Call Ldna Today
419-678-2324
To Place our
Ad Here!
~ HOME IMPROVEMENT ~
HOME IMPROVEMENT DIRECTORY
BUILDING A NEW HOME? REMODELING YOUR PRESENT HOME?
~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
PortabIe 7oiIets ackhoe
Fill Dirt & Top Soil Hauled
Septic 7ank CIeaning
InstaII & RepIace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, DH 41 LCC9-363-3390
8ill's Mobile 4l9-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
FREE EXPERT ADVcE OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
Hand 7ooIs, PIumbing,
IectricaI, Fasteners,
Paints, Lighting
& Much Morel
NOw OPLN THUPSDAS!
Check Out Our Website:
www.dlclassic.com
Visa & MasterCard Accepted
~ RENTALS ~
Give Us A Call & Reserve The Equipment Today!
DSHAPRS CRAMIC 7IL SAWS CNRA7DRS
AIR CDMPRSSDRS PRSSUR WASHRS
1ACk HAMMRS SCAFFDLDS SAND LAS7RS
Rent By The Hour, Day Or Week!
COIDWAIk, OHIO 41-678-237
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONL D|G|TAL Tv |NTLPNLT
we're our Local Connection To The world
419-942-1111
www.wabash.com
~ FIREPLACES & SPAS ~
www.kernsfireplaceandspa.com
Nothing 8urns Like A Quad
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
Floor Covering
~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
Come &
See Us For...
CkAMIC, IAMINAI
& HARDWOOD
FIOOkING
VINYI CAkPI
MOkI
~ FLOORING ~
Call Ldna Today
419-678-2324
To Place our
Ad Here!
~ HOME IMPROVEMENT ~
HOME IMPROVEMENT DIRECTORY
BUILDING A NEW HOME? REMODELING YOUR PRESENT HOME?
~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
PortabIe 7oiIets ackhoe
Fill Dirt & Top Soil Hauled
Septic 7ank CIeaning
InstaII & RepIace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, DH 41 LCC9-363-3390
8ill's Mobile 4l9-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
FREE EXPERT ADVcE OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
Hand 7ooIs, PIumbing,
IectricaI, Fasteners,
Paints, Lighting
& Much Morel
NOw OPLN THUPSDAS!
Check Out Our Website:
www.dlclassic.com
Visa & MasterCard Accepted
~ RENTALS ~
Give Us A Call & Reserve The Equipment Today!
DSHAPRS CRAMIC 7IL SAWS CNRA7DRS
AIR CDMPRSSDRS PRSSUR WASHRS
1ACk HAMMRS SCAFFDLDS SAND LAS7RS
Rent By The Hour, Day Or Week!
COIDWAIk, OHIO 41-678-237
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONL D|G|TAL Tv |NTLPNLT
we're our Local Connection To The world
419-942-1111
www.wabash.com
~ FIREPLACES & SPAS ~
www.kernsfireplaceandspa.com
Nothing 8urns Like A Quad
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
Floor Covering
~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
Come &
See Us For...
CkAMIC, IAMINAI
& HARDWOOD
FIOOkING
VINYI CAkPI
MOkI
~ FLOORING ~
Call Ldna Today
419-678-2324
To Place our
Ad Here!
~ HOME IMPROVEMENT ~
Call Us Today
Your
Home
Improvement
DIrectorY
More and more teens are reading the paper,
because they know its pretty cool to know
whats going on around town.
Read The Mercer County Chronicle and youll always be in the know.
THE MERCER COUNTY
CHRONICLE
124 W. Main St., P.O. Box 105, Coldwater 419-678-2324
EVERYBODYS
DOING IT.
HOME IMPROVEMENT DIRECTORY
BUILDING A NEW HOME? REMODELING YOUR PRESENT HOME?
~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
PortabIe 7oiIets ackhoe
Fill Dirt & Top Soil Hauled
Septic 7ank CIeaning
InstaII & RepIace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, DH 41 LCC9-363-3390
8ill's Mobile 4l9-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
FREE EXPERT ADVcE
OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
Hand 7ooIs, PIumbing,
IectricaI, Fasteners,
Paints, Lighting
& Much Morel
NOw OPLN THUPSDAS!
Check Out Our Website:
www.dlclassic.com
Visa & MasterCard Accepted
~ RENTALS ~
Give Us A Call & Reserve The Equipment Today!
DSHAPRS CRAMIC 7IL SAWS CNRA7DRS
AIR CDMPRSSDRS PRSSUR WASHRS
1ACk HAMMRS SCAFFDLDS SAND LAS7RS
Rent By The Hour, Day Or Week!
COIDWAIk, OHIO 41-678-237
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONL D|G|TAL Tv |NTLPNLT
we're our Local Connection To The world
419-942-1111
www.wabash.com
~ FIREPLACES & SPAS ~
www.kernsfireplaceandspa.com
Nothing 8urns Like A Quad
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
Floor Covering
~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
Come &
See Us For...
CkAMIC, IAMINAI
& HARDWOOD
FIOOkING
VINYI CAkPI
MOkI
~ FLOORING ~
Call Ldna Today
419-678-2324
To Place our
Ad Here!
~ HOME IMPROVEMENT ~
HOME IMPROVEMENT DIRECTORY
BUILDING A NEW HOME? REMODELING YOUR PRESENT HOME?
~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
PortabIe 7oiIets ackhoe
Fill Dirt & Top Soil Hauled
Septic 7ank CIeaning
InstaII & RepIace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, DH 41 LCC9-363-3390
8ill's Mobile 4l9-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
FREE EXPERT ADVcE
OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
Hand 7ooIs, PIumbing,
IectricaI, Fasteners,
Paints, Lighting
& Much Morel
NOw OPLN THUPSDAS!
Check Out Our Website:
www.dlclassic.com
Visa & MasterCard Accepted
~ RENTALS ~
Give Us A Call & Reserve The Equipment Today!
DSHAPRS CRAMIC 7IL SAWS CNRA7DRS
AIR CDMPRSSDRS PRSSUR WASHRS
1ACk HAMMRS SCAFFDLDS SAND LAS7RS
Rent By The Hour, Day Or Week!
COIDWAIk, OHIO 41-678-237
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONL D|G|TAL Tv |NTLPNLT
we're our Local Connection To The world
419-942-1111
www.wabash.com
~ FIREPLACES & SPAS ~
www.kernsfireplaceandspa.com
Nothing 8urns Like A Quad
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
Floor Covering
~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
Come &
See Us For...
CkAMIC, IAMINAI
& HARDWOOD
FIOOkING
VINYI CAkPI
MOkI
~ FLOORING ~
Call Ldna Today
419-678-2324
To Place our
Ad Here!
~ HOME IMPROVEMENT ~
HOME IMPROVEMENT DIRECTORY
BUILDING A NEW HOME? REMODELING YOUR PRESENT HOME?
~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
PortabIe 7oiIets ackhoe
Fill Dirt & Top Soil Hauled
Septic 7ank CIeaning
InstaII & RepIace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, DH 41 LCC9-363-3390
8ill's Mobile 4l9-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
FREE EXPERT ADVcE
OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
Hand 7ooIs, PIumbing,
IectricaI, Fasteners,
Paints, Lighting
& Much Morel
NOw OPLN THUPSDAS!
Check Out Our Website:
www.dlclassic.com
Visa & MasterCard Accepted
~ RENTALS ~
Give Us A Call & Reserve The Equipment Today!
DSHAPRS CRAMIC 7IL SAWS CNRA7DRS
AIR CDMPRSSDRS PRSSUR WASHRS
1ACk HAMMRS SCAFFDLDS SAND LAS7RS
Rent By The Hour, Day Or Week!
COIDWAIk, OHIO 41-678-237
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONL D|G|TAL Tv |NTLPNLT
we're our Local Connection To The world
419-942-1111
www.wabash.com
~ FIREPLACES & SPAS ~
www.kernsfireplaceandspa.com
Nothing 8urns Like A Quad
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
Floor Covering
~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
Come &
See Us For...
CkAMIC, IAMINAI
& HARDWOOD
FIOOkING
VINYI CAkPI
MOkI
~ FLOORING ~
Call Ldna Today
419-678-2324
To Place our
Ad Here!
~ HOME IMPROVEMENT ~
HOME IMPROVEMENT DIRECTORY
BUILDING A NEW HOME? REMODELING YOUR PRESENT HOME?
~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
PortabIe 7oiIets ackhoe
Fill Dirt & Top Soil Hauled
Septic 7ank CIeaning
InstaII & RepIace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, DH 41 LCC9-363-3390
8ill's Mobile 4l9-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
FREE EXPERT ADVcE
OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
l66 N. MA|N POCKPOPD, OH|O 4l9-363-3903
Hand 7ooIs, PIumbing,
IectricaI, Fasteners,
Paints, Lighting
& Much Morel
NOw OPLN THUPSDAS!
Check Out Our Website:
www.dlclassic.com
Visa & MasterCard Accepted
~ RENTALS ~
Give Us A Call & Reserve The Equipment Today!
DSHAPRS CRAMIC 7IL SAWS CNRA7DRS
AIR CDMPRSSDRS PRSSUR WASHRS
1ACk HAMMRS SCAFFDLDS SAND LAS7RS
Rent By The Hour, Day Or Week!
COIDWAIk, OHIO 41-678-237
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONL D|G|TAL Tv |NTLPNLT
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for cooking purposes, such as
smoking meat. Our main concerns
will be getting lots of new trees
planted in November, such as Pin
Oaks and other hard wood trees.
We will approach the community
Picnic Association for money to
purchase trees and we will work
with Homans Nursery. At the
present time, no dollar amount
has been stated on the clean-
up cost. committee members
commented high praise to Alex
on the way the new hanging plant
baskets looked that he purchased
around the park. Alex stated that
the baskets did better than the
trees during the storm, only three
were slightly damaged, but were
still usable. He is hoping to keep
the baskets out till October, then
he will save the soil, clean & store
the baskets for next year. Alex
also reported on the Ash Bore
problem in the Park. There are
140 Ash trees in the park, thats
20% of the park. He is currently
treating 45 trees with the problem
at $1,000 per year, roughly $25
a tree. He stated that the bigger
trees are harder to keep and noted
that 93 trees will eventually need
to be removed in the future. He
stated that in addition to the Ash
Bore, he must now be on the
lookout for the Asian Long Horn
Beetle that has been infesting
many Maple trees. This new pest
is not here yet, but is headed our
way. Jim Sowar asked how the
lack of rain had affected the new
trees planted downtown. He also
asked if all the watering bags were
being used. Alex stated that they
were all being used, mostly on
1st Street. He also stated that he
has been watering many of them,
however, some homeowners have
not been watering the trees that
were planted on their property
and they are looking at it. Several
trees should be re-planted by us
while there are a good number
of trees planted by individual
homeowners that are also looking
bad. It was pointed out that we
cannot go to every property
owner that has a tree problem
and correct their situation. That
is their responsibility. Members
discussed the Tree commission
Academy, held in Toledo. The
freshman class is a 2 day class
from 9 till 3. If possible, members
were encouraged to attend. The
Tree commission would pay
for the cost of the class. Alex
reported that he recently travelled
to Minster to view their new Silva
cell irrigation system for the new
trees they panted downtown. The
Silva cell system is built under
the sidewalk allowing room
for the tree roots to grow. They
planted 50 to 80 Autumn Blaze
Maples downtown, hoping to
have a future canopy for many
years to come, possibly 50+
years. This was a very expensive
project, costing approx. $7,000
per tree. Alex also had photos to
show of the system and stated that
it was much different than what
coldwater has downtown. Our
downtown trees are planted in a
3 x 3 area, which does not give
much room for the tree roots to
grow. We could get 20 to 25 years
with the trees downtown.
There being no further business,
members discussed future meeting
dates. It was decided for now to
meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the
month, which would be September
18th, 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal
Bldg. Jim Sowar made the motion
to adjourn, Doug Bertke 2nd. All
agreed. Approval of Minutes:
Doug Bertke, chairman and Dave
Gordon, Vice chairman
Tree (Continued from page 10)
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St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
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115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
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Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
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~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
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Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
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~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
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111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
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~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
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Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, OH 41 LCC9-363-3390
Bills Mobile 419-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
Free Expert AdviCe OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
166 N. MAIN ROCKFORD, OHIO 419-363-3903
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~ RENTALS ~
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AIR COMPRESSORS PRESSURE WASHERS
JACK HAMMERS SCAFFOLDS SAND BLASTERS
Rent By The Hour, Day Or Week!
COLDWATER, OHIO 419-678-2397
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONE DIGITAL TV INTERNET
Were Your Local Connection To The World
419-942-1111
www.wabash.com
~ FIREPLACES & SPAS ~
www.kernsfireplaceandspa.com
Nothing Burns Like A Quad
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
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~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
Come &
See Us For...
CERAMIC, LAMINATE
& HARDWOOD
FLOORING
VINYL CARPET
MORE!
~ FLOORING ~
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~ HOME IMPROVEMENT ~
HOME IMPROVEMENT DIRECTORY
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~ SEPTIC SYSTEMS ~
Portable Toilets Backhoe
Fill Dirt & Top Soil Hauled
Septic Tank Cleaning
Install & Replace Sewer
Septic System
Griers Power
Digging, L.L.C.
10491 U.S. 127, Mendon, OH 41 LCC9-363-3390
Bills Mobile 419-305-0800
~ PLUMBING ~
Rish
Plumbing, INC.
115 E. Main, Coldwater, Ohio
Business 419-678-2812
Come In And See Us For All Of
Your Home Improvements, And
Large Assortment Of Fixtures!
Free Expert AdviCe OH Lic #28130
~ INTERIOR DESIGN ~
THE
HOME PLACE
Interior Decorating
Interior Design Consultants
Judy Heitkamp Julie Werling Amy Olberding
Rebecca Kunkler Stephanie Wourms
St. Henry, Ohio 419-678-3600
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ HARDWARE ~
The Olde
Rockford Hardware
~ Located At D&L Classic Woodworking ~
166 N. MAIN ROCKFORD, OHIO 419-363-3903
Hand Tools, Plumbing,
Electrical, Fasteners,
Paints, Lighting
& Much More!
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~ RENTALS ~
Give Us A Call & Reserve The Equipment Today!
BEDSHAPERS CERAMIC TILE SAWS GENERATORS
AIR COMPRESSORS PRESSURE WASHERS
JACK HAMMERS SCAFFOLDS SAND BLASTERS
Rent By The Hour, Day Or Week!
COLDWATER, OHIO 419-678-2397
~ COMMUNICATIONS~
PHONE DIGITAL TV INTERNET
Were Your Local Connection To The World
419-942-1111
www.wabash.com
~ FIREPLACES & SPAS ~
www.kernsfireplaceandspa.com
Nothing Burns Like A Quad
OVER
200
UNITS
ON
DISPLAY
OVER
200
UNITS
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DISPLAY
WESTGERDES
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~ CHUCK & LISA WESTGERDES ~
111 N. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH
419-375-2572
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Is Your Home
Dressed for
Success?
NEW LISTING!
Cozy country home
in New Weston,
with plenty of space
for living with 3
bedrooms and 1.5
baths. Spacious
kitchen has abun-
dance of cabinetry and counter space. Kitchen is
open to the dining area. Large family room offers
a possible offce alcove. Corn stove in family room
can heat the entire home. The stove can also burn
cherry pits, rye, wheat or pellet. This property offers
plenty of barn space. (108342) #5608
installing edging materials such
as stone or bricks. The edging
can be level with the driveway
or elevated, but keep in mind
that elevated driveway edging
can protect the lawn, preventing
kids from riding their bicycles
onto the lawn or cars from driv-
ing onto it. Adding edging is not
a very difficult do-it-yourself
project.
* Take to the trees. Many
homeowners grow accustomed
to overgrown trees around their
property and may not notice that
low-hanging, unsightly branches
are hiding the home from view.
Buyers want to see the house,
so take to the trees and trim any
branches that hang too low or
obscure your home.
* clean the gutters. Leaves
and sticks hanging from the gut-
ters are a red flag to buyers, who
tend to associate clogged gutters
with roof damage. clean the gut-
ters thoroughly before putting
your home up for sale and keep
them clean throughout the sell-
ing process. If your property in-
cludes lots of trees, install guards
to keep twigs and leaves out of
the gutters.
* Make the home accessible
through the front door. Many
homeowners enter their home
through a side door or through
their garage. If you fall into this
category, keep in mind that pro-
spective buyers will be entering
through the front door, so make
this area accessible. clear any
clutter, such as overgrown hedg-
es, away from the front door,
and consider upgrading the door
handle to a more modern feature.
In addition, make sure the lock
on the front door doesnt stick,
forcing the realtor and buyers to
immediately struggle before en-
tering the home. you want buy-
ers and their real estate agents
to get in and out of the home as
smoothly as possible.
* Make sure all plants, includ-
ing flowers, are living. Dehy-
drated or dead plants and flowers
are eyesores, and they will give
buyers the impression that you
didnt pay much attention to your
property. Make sure all plants are
alive and thriving and replace
those that arent. you can replant
new flowers or plants or just use
potted plants instead. When pur-
chasing new plants, choose low-
maintenance varieties that appeal
to buyers who want good vibrant
plants but might not want to put
in much work into the garden.
When selling a home, hom-
eowners can employ a number of
tactics to improve their homes
curb appeal.
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9 a.m. Registered Modern Pleasure Shetland Show South
ShowRing
9 a.m. Open Class Carry-In Cage Rabbit Judging Rabbit Barn
9 a.m. Open Class Waterfowl Judging Poultry Barn
9 a.m. Open Class Dairy Feeder Calf and Steer Show Show
Arena
9 a.m. Open Class Dairy Feeder Calf & Steer ShowCattleArena
10 a.m. Junior Fair Dog Obedience Dog House
11 a.m. Junior Fair Horse Fun ShowSouth ShowRing
11:30 a.m. 3 p.m. Closed Judging for Flower Show Coli-
seumBasement
Noon Junior Fair Swine Sale Swine Barn
Noon Egg Decorating Contest Poultry Barn
1:30 3:15 p.m. Spittin Image Gazebo
3 p.m. Judging Brown Swiss, Guernsey (Alternating) Cattle
Arena
4 p.m. Junior Fair Homegrown Steer and Market Heifer Show
CattleArena
4 5:30 p.m. Debbie Lynn Gazebo
5:30 p.m. Veterans Parade and Memorial Service Grandstand
6 p.m. Darke County Horseshoe Pitching Horseshoe Court
6 p.m. Junior Fair Rabbit and Poultry Sale Swine Barn
6 8 p.m. Majestic Sounds Quartet Gazebo
6:30 p.m. Sheep Shearing Contest Sheep Barn
7 p.m. Judging Holstein, Jersey (Alternating) CattleArena
7 p.m. National Tractor PullersAssociation Grandstand
8:30 9:30 p.m. Melodyline Gazebo
Thurs., Aug. 23 Homecoming Day
7 a.m. Gates Open
9 a.m. Darke County 4-H and Junior Fair Awards Presentation
Grandstand
10 a.m. Annual Parade of Champions Grandstand
10 a.m. Junior Doe Dairy Goat ShowSheepArena
Noon Junior Fair Showmen Contest Horse and CattleArena
1 p.m. Junior Fair Dog Fun Day Dog House
1 p.m. Harness Racing Grandstand
4:30 6:30 p.m. Music & Fun with Phil & Janet Conley Gazebo
6 p.m. The Darke County Resident Only Championship Horse-
shoe Tournament Horseshoe Court
6:30 p.m. Miniature Horse Pull South ShowRing
7 p.m. Harness Racing Grandstand
7 p.m. Junior Fair Beef Sale Cattle Arena Load Steers
After Sale
7 p.m. FineArts Demonstration FineArts Building
7:30 p.m. DomesticArts Revue Youth Building
7:30 p.m. Horse Pull South ShowRing
7:30 9:30 p.m. Dan Kworth and Hobbs (Shannon Clark)
Gazebo
7:30 9:30 p.m. Square Dancing Swine Barn
Fri., Aug. 24 Rural Urban Day
7 a.m. Gates Open
8 a.m. Registered ClassicAmerican Shetland &Miniature Horse
Performance South ShowRing
9 a.m. Senior Doe Goat Judging Sheep Barn
9 a.m. 3 p.m. Friday Sampler Youth Building
10 a.m. All Breed Dairy Cattle ShowCattleArena
10 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Mule & Donkey Open ShowSouth ShowRing
1 p.m. Harness Racing Grandstand
1 p.m. FineArts Demonstration FineArts Building
2 4 p.m. Bernie Jendrusik Gazebo
5 6:30 p.m. AStep Back In Time Gazebo
5:30 p.m. Draft Horse & Pony ShowSouth ShowRing
6 p.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull Swine Barn
7 p.m. FineArts Demonstration FineArts Building
7 p.m. Harness Racing Grandstand
7:30 9:30 p.m. Clark Station Gazebo
Sat., Aug. 25 Last Day of Fair
7 a.m. Gates Open
8 a.m. Open Class Breeding Sheep ShowSheep Barn
8 a.m. Registered Miniature Horse ShowSouth ShowRing
9 a.m. Mule and Donkey ShowSouth ShowRing
9 a.m. Draft Horse & Pony ShowSouth ShowRing
10 a.m. Open Boer Goat ShowSwine Barn
Noon Feeder Calf ShowCattleArena
Noon 2 p.m. Majestic Sounds Quartet Gazebo
1 p.m. Draft Horse, Pony, Mule & Donkey Performance Classes
South ShowRing
3 5 p.m. The Ball Family Gazebo
5:30 7:30 p.m. Tish Gazebo
6 p.m. Junior Fair Games CattleArena
7 p.m. Back to Back Promotions Demolition Derby Grandstand
THe Mercer cOUNTy cHrONIcLe Page 16 August 16, 2012
Ron Garrett
Chevrolet
1225 East Russ Rd., Greenville, OH
800-272-3688 937-548-7643
www.rongarrettchevrolet.com
SEE YOUR LOCAL CHEVY DEALER, RON GARRETT CHEVROLET TODAY!
NEW SALES HOURS: MONDAY-THURSDAY 9-8 FRIDAY 9-6 SATURDAY 9-4
2
3
0
7
9
1
6
The PriceYou See, IsThe PriceYou Get!
PRE-OWNED
2013 Models
2013 Models
StartingTo Arrive!
2012 Models
2012 Models
MUST GO!
GM EMPLOYEE EVA
BONUS ALLOWANCE
Extended Until 8/31/12
2012 CHEVY SONIC
AUTO, AIR, CRUISE, REMOTE START, #C11239
MSRP $17,635
TOTAL CONFIDENCE PRICING$17,252
SALE $17,002
2012 CHEVY CRUZE ECO
#C11296
MSRP $20,120
TOTAL CONFIDENCE PRICING$19,726
SALE $19,226
2012 CHEVY IMPALA LT
#C11354
MSRP $28,995
TOTAL CONFIDENCE PRICING$28,268
SALE $24,018
2007 COLORADO CREW
Z70, 4X4, AIR, TILT, CRUISE, POWER
WINDOWS/LOCKS, CHROME WHEELS
$18,350 PRE-OWNED
2012 CHEVY CAPTIVA SPORT
CROSSOVER, 2,XXX MILES
$22,900 PRE-OWNED
2011 CHEVY EQUINOX LT
25,XXX MILES
$22,400 PRE-OWNED
2010 VOLKSWAGEN
JETTA WAGON
DIESEL, 42 MPG HIGHWAY
$21,500 PRE-OWNED
2009 SUZUKI SX4
CROSSOVER
20,XXX MILES, AWD, 1-OWNER
$13,995 PRE-OWNED
2011 CHEVY TRAVERSE
23,XXX MILES
$26,450 PRE-OWNED
NEW 2012 SILVERADO
EXT. CAB
#T11284
MSRP $37,375
TOTAL CONFIDENCE PRICING $35,218
02
SALE $30,718
02
Bill England
Brian Lloyd
2012 CRUZE LT, RS PKG., ICE BLUE, NEW CAR TRADE .......$18,930
2011 CRUZE LT, CRYSTAL RED, 1-OWNER, 13,000 MI. ..........$17,765
2011 IMPALA LT, LEATHER, SUNROOF, GM CERTIFIED.......$18,888
2011 MALIBU LS, SUNROOF, BLACK GRANITE .....................$17,240
2010 MALIBU LT, 1-OWNER, 30MPG HWY .............................$15,788
2009 COBALT LT, 4 DR., RED ...................................................$10,665
2008 PONTIAC G6, 4CYL., NEWTIRES ...................................$11,665
2007 AVALANCHE LT, 4X4, 1-OWNER, BLACK........................$22,385
2009 CHEVY SILVERADO EXT. CAB, 4X4, RED.......................$25,185
2011 GMC REG. CAB, PW, PL, TILT, CRUISE...........................$16,233
2007 LANDROVER LR2, LOADED.............................................$21,333
2000 PT CRUISER LIMITED, LEATHER, SUNROOF...................$4,875
2000 CAVALIER, 2 DR., COUPE, AUTO, AIR, RED.....................$3,750
2002 DODGE CARAVAN EX, QUAD BUCKETS............................$6,377
2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, 4X4...........................................$5,670
2005 FORD E250, WORK VAN (LOT OF MILES) .........................$3,975
Get
at RON GARRETT CHEVROLET
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Tax, title and license are extra. Sale price includes all applicable incentives. See dealer for details.
Ron Garrett
Chevrolet
1225 East Russ Rd., Greenville, OH
800-272-3688 937-548-7643
www.rongarrettchevrolet.com
SEE YOUR LOCAL CHEVY DEALER, RON GARRETT CHEVROLET TODAY!
NEW SALES HOURS: MONDAY-THURSDAY 9-8 FRIDAY 9-6 SATURDAY 9-4
2
3
0
7
9
1
6
The PriceYou See, IsThe PriceYou Get!
PRE-OWNED
2013 Models
2013 Models
StartingTo Arrive!
2012 Models
2012 Models
MUST GO!
GM EMPLOYEE EVA
BONUS ALLOWANCE
Extended Until 8/31/12
2012 CHEVY SONIC
AUTO, AIR, CRUISE, REMOTE START, #C11239
MSRP $17,635
TOTAL CONFIDENCE PRICING$17,252
SALE $17,002
2012 CHEVY CRUZE ECO
#C11296
MSRP $20,120
TOTAL CONFIDENCE PRICING$19,726
SALE $19,226
2012 CHEVY IMPALA LT
#C11354
MSRP $28,995
TOTAL CONFIDENCE PRICING$28,268
SALE $24,018
2007 COLORADO CREW
Z70, 4X4, AIR, TILT, CRUISE, POWER
WINDOWS/LOCKS, CHROME WHEELS
$18,350 PRE-OWNED
2012 CHEVY CAPTIVA SPORT
CROSSOVER, 2,XXX MILES
$22,900 PRE-OWNED
2011 CHEVY EQUINOX LT
25,XXX MILES
$22,400 PRE-OWNED
2010 VOLKSWAGEN
JETTA WAGON
DIESEL, 42 MPG HIGHWAY
$21,500 PRE-OWNED
2009 SUZUKI SX4
CROSSOVER
20,XXX MILES, AWD, 1-OWNER
$13,995 PRE-OWNED
2011 CHEVY TRAVERSE
23,XXX MILES
$26,450 PRE-OWNED
NEW 2012 SILVERADO
EXT. CAB
#T11284
MSRP $37,375
TOTAL CONFIDENCE PRICING $35,218
02
SALE $30,718
02
Bill England
Brian Lloyd
2012 CRUZE LT, RS PKG., ICE BLUE, NEW CAR TRADE .......$18,930
2011 CRUZE LT, CRYSTAL RED, 1-OWNER, 13,000 MI. ..........$17,765
2011 IMPALA LT, LEATHER, SUNROOF, GM CERTIFIED.......$18,888
2011 MALIBU LS, SUNROOF, BLACK GRANITE .....................$17,240
2010 MALIBU LT, 1-OWNER, 30MPG HWY .............................$15,788
2009 COBALT LT, 4 DR., RED ...................................................$10,665
2008 PONTIAC G6, 4CYL., NEWTIRES ...................................$11,665
2007 AVALANCHE LT, 4X4, 1-OWNER, BLACK........................$22,385
2009 CHEVY SILVERADO EXT. CAB, 4X4, RED.......................$25,185
2011 GMC REG. CAB, PW, PL, TILT, CRUISE...........................$16,233
2007 LANDROVER LR2, LOADED.............................................$21,333
2000 PT CRUISER LIMITED, LEATHER, SUNROOF...................$4,875
2000 CAVALIER, 2 DR., COUPE, AUTO, AIR, RED.....................$3,750
2002 DODGE CARAVAN EX, QUAD BUCKETS............................$6,377
2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, 4X4...........................................$5,670
2005 FORD E250, WORK VAN (LOT OF MILES) .........................$3,975
Get
at RON GARRETT CHEVROLET
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Tax, title and license are extra. Sale price includes all applicable incentives. See dealer for details.
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