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Archive - Aug 2012

August 2nd

Siblings Hit Ring In Beef Show

August 2, 2012

WAPAKONETA — A pair of St. Marys siblings could be found Wednesday afternoon preparing their calves for the upcoming show.

Lee Ann Bertke and her brother, Todd, were brushing their two calves, creating shiny coats and making sure they were in tip-top condition for the judges before the Junior Fair Beef Breeding and Feeder Calf Show.

“My favorite part is showing how much I accomplished and just going out there and having fun,” Lee Ann said.

August 1st

Greg Phillips talks Roughrider football at Kiwanis meeting

August 1, 2012

With the high school football season a mere three-and-a-half weeks away, members of a local service club got a sneak peek into the 2012 version of the St. Marys Roughriders.

Greg Phillips briefed the St. Marys Kiwanis Club on all things Roughrider football during the club’s weekly meeting Tuesday night at the St. Marys Eagles. Phillips, who is entering his second season with the Roughriders, said he is optimistic about the team.

Harness Racing begins at Auglaize County Fair

August 1, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Victor Victory led from start to finish to capture the Moon City Trot on Tuesday night to highlight the first night of harness racing at the Auglaize County Fair.

Victor Victory captured the $2,000 purse in the six-horse field for four-year olds and older that is part of the Signature Series, a 17-race series.

Fire Burns Neil Ave. Home

August 1, 2012

ST. MARYS — A house fire on Neil Avenue Tuesday afternoon threw thick smoke into the air and caused close to $100,000 in damage.

Firefighters from the St. Marys Fire Department arrived on the scene of a house fire at 1501 Neil Ave. shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday. When crews arrived, they quickly made entry into the residence.

Rabbits Hit Show Rings

August 1, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Though he’s not in school, Ryan Schwieterman has been studying over the summer to be as knowledgeable as he can about his 4-H project in preparation for the Auglaize County Fair.

“You have to know a lot of stuff,” the 11-year-old said Tuesday morning during the rabbit show at the fair.

In addition to his studies, Ryan, who was showing rabbits for the third time on Tuesday, has also kept busy taking care of his four rabbits.

“I’ve groomed them, cut their toenails,” he said.

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