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It was a day Emily Kehlmeier won’t forget.


Terry Paul, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Deputy
Chad Millner, Emily Kehlmeier and Genoa Police
Sgt. Todd Mocniak, with Emily’s purple and white
Schwinn bicycle, which was recovered, restored
and returned to her after it was stolen.

Like she had many days before, Emily had ridden her purple and white Schwinn bicycle to work at Millers New Market in Genoa, where she is a bagger and helps customers carrying their purchases to their vehicles.

Emily, 30, has Downs syndrome and relied on the bike to get to and from work and around the village.

On this day last August, Emily came out of the store and discovered that her bike was gone.

“I was very upset,” she said. “I had that bike for a very long time – I got it 18 years ago.”

Emily reported the missing bike to the police. Genoa Police Sgt. Todd Mocniak investigated the theft, but there were few leads to follow.

On Sept. 24, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a local farmer that he found a bike leaning against a telephone pole near the intersection of Deno and Ernsthausen roads, about four miles from where the bike had been stolen.


Memorial Health Care System’s latest construction project began the week of January 4, when employees from Mosser Construction began renovating space in the hospital that was previously used to store medical records.

The renovation will create space for the Women’s Diagnostic Center, which will feature digital mammography, a DEXA (bone density) scanner and ultrasound capability.

According to Memorial Hospital Imaging Director Karen Darr, “We are extremely excited about this project; digital mammography is an excellent addition to Memorial’s health-care services.”

Construction of the 1,200 square-foot space will take approximately 10 to 12 weeks and cost approximately $600,000, including the new equipment. 

For more information, including ways to support the Women’s Diagnostic Center, contact MHCS Director of Development, Chasity O’Neill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 419-334-6667.

The 6th Annual Stella Bertz Competition will be held Saturday, Feb. 20th at


Working to help ensure a successful Stella
Bertz Cheerleading Competition in 2010 are
the Cheer-for-a-Cure Crew - (first row): 
Valerie Widmer, Jennifer Bullock, Maria
Maluchnik; (back row): Lana Schumacher,
Erin Szuch, Josh Maluchnik, Staci McDaniel.

Genoa Area High School.


The competition is held each year  in memory of Genoa cheerleading coach, Stella Bertz, who succumbed to cancer in February 2003.

Stella continues to live in the hearts of many through her family, her friends, and community and through the non-profit organization established to honor her memory.



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