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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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