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Muddy Water Outdoors Prepares Anglers, Hunters

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — The diner counter with swivel stools and a bowl of chocolates hints at the ambience of Muddy Water Outdoors. Part tackle shop, gun store and shooting range, it’s also a place to shoot the breeze and share fish stories. And that’s just fine with Joe Stuard, …

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Local Florists Provide Bouquets To Teachers

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — Maumee and Sylvania residents can thank their local teachers with help from two area florists. In Bloom Flowers & Gifts in Maumee and Beautiful Blooms by Jen in Sylvania have paired up to make the donations possible. “Jen Lineham from Beautiful Blooms by Jen contacted …

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Mayor Reports That Waterville Is A Thriving Community

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Dozens of geese filled the lawn of the former Waterville Primary School last week, soaking in the sun and enjoying access to the Maumee River. Within the next few months that will change, as Waterville moves ahead with Phase 1 of the Parker Square/Memorial Park renovations …

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Superintendent: Maumee City Schools Getting Back On Road To Success

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Accept where you are … and then get back on the road to success. That’s the guiding theme for Maumee City Schools’ district leadership team this year, Superintendent Dr. Todd Cramer told the board of education during its January 10 organizational meeting. All districts, including Maumee, …

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Monclova Survey Results Inform Township Plan Update

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Pedestrian and bicycle connectivity, additional recreational resources and a downtown Monclova center are priorities. So are sustainability of services, preservation of natural areas and careful planning of future development. For the past year, a Monclova Township steering committee and Reveille principal Glenn Grisdale gathered information to …

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Retirement Doesn’t Slow Maumee Native Bill Cox

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Bill Cox retired five years ago, but today he’s busier than ever – hauling produce to area food pantries, mentoring young adults and repairing buildings for nonprofit organizations. “I’ve seen too many people retire to sit in front of the TV. The next thing you know, …

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Herb Mericle’s Polar Plunge Tradition Lives On

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Ice, high water, a closed park and even a pandemic couldn’t stop a small but shivering group from keeping the New Year’s Day tradition started by the late Waterville legend Herb Mericle. Chanting “Herbie! Herbie!” the 14 men, three women and three children descended into the …

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