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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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Morrison Ditch Restoration Alleviates Flooding, Runoff

The whipping wind and barren fields make it hard to picture the native plantings and flowing water, but the new Morrison Ditch is a thing of beauty to Lucas County Engineer Mike Pniewski. The 1,900-foot ditch, which runs between Monclova and Weckerly roads in Monclova Township, was recently transformed from …

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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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