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98-Year-Old Joe Dollman Continues Machining Career

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Growing up on a Monclova Township farm, Joe August Dollman quickly learned how to repair machinery with the tools at hand.  While the 98-year-old Maumee man retired decades ago, he continues to venture into Dollman Technical Services (DTS) on Glanzman Road most weekdays to work on …

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Maumee River Water Trail Guides Paddlers With Maps, Signs

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Herb Delventhal didn’t kayak until 2000, but has boated, skated and waded the Maumee River for most of his 89 years. And while the longtime Waterville resident now lives in Defiance, he returned on May 16 to Farnsworth Metropark for the dedication of the Maumee River …

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Hundreds Start New Year With Plunge In Icy River

BY NANCY GAGNET | MIRROR REPORTER — Chanting “Herbie, Herbie, Herbie,” hundreds of brave – or crazy, depending on who you ask – people ran into the icy waters of the Maumee River to take the annual Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day. The event honors Herb Mericle, who died …

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Firefighters Host Annual Breakfast With Santa Event

The Maumee Fire Division hosted the sixth annual Breakfast With Santa on Saturday. Over 700 people stopped by the station on Illinois Avenue to enjoy pancakes, sausage and orange juice. Children visited with Santa and many took advantage of the opportunity to climb up into the fire trucks that were …

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