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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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Gateway’s Mike Dick Recognized For Monarch Conservation Efforts

Gateway Middle School seventh-grade teacher Mike Dick holds his 2021 Outstanding Conservation Educator award from the Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District for his efforts in helping the monarch butterfly population. MIRROR PHOTO BY KAREN GERHARDINGER BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Mike Dick, a seventh-grade teacher at Gateway Middle School, was named the 2021 Outstanding …

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Wreaths Will Honor Local Veterans Laid To Rest In Maumee

On Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m., volunteers will place nearly 800 wreaths on veterans’ graves in Riverside Cemetery (left) and St. Joseph Cemetery (right) in Maumee. MIRROR PHOTOS BY MIKE McCARTHY BY MIKE McCARTHY | MIRROR EDITOR — The gravesites of over 800 local veterans buried in Riverside and St. Joseph cemeteries …

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Faith Community’s New Pastor Reaches Multiple Generations

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — On the surface, the two congregations couldn’t be more different. Glass City Church is younger and contemporary while Faith Community United Church of Christ is older and more traditional. Rev. Jeff Lavalette is celebrating those differences and finding similarities as he preaches on the Bible and …

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An Evening Of Broadway Planned For December 11 In Maumee

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — The songs of Broadway musicals touch the heart and uplift the soul, believes J. Alan Maxie, an accomplished pianist and arranger who is teaming up with a Monclova Township teen to present An Evening of Broadway at the Maumee Indoor Theater on Saturday, December 11 at …

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