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Ground-breaking ceremony held for new pool at 4-H Camp Palmer
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:14 PM
Helping with the ground-breaking are, left to right, Kathie Johnson of Auglaize County; Heather Gottke of Van Wert County; Chuck Wurth, Program Director at Camp; Mel Krill of Fulton County; Bob Sachs of Williams County; and Bill Goodson, Executive Director of 4-H Camp Palmer. (Submitted photo)



The groundbreaking for the new pool at 4-H Camp Palmer took place on Aug. 10. It is scheduled to be ready for use by summer of 2015.

Scott and Neil Oberlin of Oberlin Farms Demolition and Recycling will begin the demolition of the 1957 pool in late August.

Then Patterson Pool Company of Columbus will begin construction of the new pool in September.

For more information on ways to support 4-H Camp Palmer pool project or order your memorial brick, an ongoing program to support the new pool, please call 419-237-2247 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Lovina's Amish Kitchen — A wedding filled with sweet nothings
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:12 PM



August is well underway, and 2014 is more than half gone. Time just goes faster and faster. It is just amazing how the years go one after another. What matters most is that we live our lives pleasing to God. The world is full of temptations and we as parents need to pray daily that God will guide our children in the direction of His will.

US sends 130 more troops to Iraq
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:10 PM


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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain and evaluate options for getting them out to safety.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the deployment in remarks to Marines at this Southern California base on the final stop of a week-long, around-the-world trip that also took him to India, Germany and Australia.

Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:08 PM
Lauren Bacall

NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in “To Have and Have Not” and “The Big Sleep” and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood’s most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89.

Bacall, whose long career brought two Tonys and a special Oscar, died in New York. The managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, Robbert J.F. de Klerk, said that Bacall died at home, but declined to give further details. Bacall’s son Stephen Bogart confirmed his mother’s death to de Klerk.

Authorities say Robin Williams hanged himself
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:07 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:10 PM )
Robin Williams

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Robin Williams’ personal assistant found the actor who was struggling with depression dead in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home, officials said Tuesday.

Williams’ wife likely was home at the time he killed himself but was unaware, Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said.