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For most of the year it's just your Basic Park.

Each fall, however, it becomes someplace very special -- a gathering place for friends, neighbors and natives who return to enjoy the season's fun.

The 27th annual Fall Festival will be held Sept. 25-27 in Basic Park on Adams Street in Luckey between Krotzer Avenue (SR 582) and Gilbert. The best part -- admission is free.

The festival officially opens Friday morning, Sept. 25 at 8 a.m. when the scales become available. The fun begins at 10 a.m. with the Eastwood FFA antique pull. Supper is available in the main tent at 4 p.m. followed by bingo at 5 p.m. The Luckey Area Business Tractor Pull will be held at 6:30 p.m. This year, in part a sign of the economic times, there will be no Friday night band and no consignment auction.

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There’s no question that Toledoans love their Mud Hens.

Through April showers and the sweltering heat in August – reveling in victories

and enduring heartbreaking losses - the faithful flock to Fifth Third Field to cheer on their favorite boys of summer.

Among those throngs are a die-hard group of fans who love their Mud Hens even more. Game after game, the players’ wives, fiancées and sweethearts take their seats, some of them not so much fans of the sport, but absolute die-hard supporters of the men they love.

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John Jacob Moritz was born Dec. 22, 1848 in Baden, Germany, and at the tender

age of 6, came with is family to America.

In 1873, he married Carolyn Schmidlen, who had come from Bischoffinger, Germany with her family at the age of 15.

John Jacob owned the farm on the corner of Brown and Wynn roads in Oregon. They had 18 children, seven of whom died in infancy. The couple raised their 11 children, most of whom stayed in the area. They included Anna Moritz Mottmiller, Jacob Martin Moritz Jr., Charles Moritz, William Moritz, Reinhart Moritz, Mary Moritz Kreager, Frank Moritz, Ida Moritz Reudy, Emma Moritz Phillips, Lena Moritz Kowalka and Augusta Moritz Beichter.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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