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Christmas Tree Festival Returns

November 9, 2012

NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Historic Association's Christmas Tree Festival will return for its second year at the Lockkeeper's House next month, and area residents are encouraged to include something special for the display.

New Bremen Historic Association Trustee Diane Paul noted the event included several displays last year.

Manhunt Continues

November 9, 2012

CELINA — A nationwide manhunt is underway for a 40-year-old man believed to be responsible for the shooting death of a Rockford woman on Thursday.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Daniel C. Martin, 40, for murder. Mercer County law enforcement officials believe Martin played a role in the shooting death of Melinda S. Shinn, 26, inside her residence at 509 North St., Rockford. Martin was Shinn’s boyfriend at the time of the shooting. Martin’s red Ford Explorer was located in Fort Wayne, Ind., but he remains at-large as of press time.

Rider Enjoys Helping Others

November 9, 2012

ST. MARYS — Helping others drives Memorial High School senior Savanna “Van” Jones, who strives to do what she can for others through many aspects of her life.

“I want to help people,” Jones told The Evening Leader.

Jones keeps busy working two jobs — as a waitress at Bob Evans and as a game advisor at Game Stop — and also earns money selling some of her artwork online.

Updated: Suspect Sought In Shooting

November 9, 2012

ROCKFORD — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County are searching for a 40-year-old man who is wanted in connection with the death of a Rockford woman Thursday morning.

Mercer County Dispatchers received a phone call at approximately 10:43 a.m. Thursday reporting a shooting at 509 North Street in Rockford. Rockford Police Chief Paul May entered the residence and found Melinda S. Shinn, 26, dead.

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