July 13th, 2012
NEW BREMEN — Area residents and their furry companions have the opportunity to get out for a night of exercising and socializing next week with the area’s first Dogs Night Out.
Dogs Night Out will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kuenning-Dicke Natural Area, off Lock Two Road, just north of New Bremen. Mile Creek Animal Hospital Veterinarian Leslie Winner said the event has two goals.
CELINA — An Indiana man is being held on a $50,000 cash bond in connection with a false report made through Mercer County 911 and false information he allegedly provided to law enforcement agencies during the emergency response to that false report last month.
According to a news release issued by the Celina Police Department, on June 6, a call to Mercer County 911 indicated a subject had laid a motionless child on the concrete pad by the lighthouse that is located on the northwest corner of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina.
ST. MARYS — Work recently started on a production that will give St. Marys some national exposure.
Officials from “Today in America,” a show that is aired on the Discovery Channel, contacted officials from the city of St. Marys earlier this year regarding the possibility of the city being featured on one of its programs. Development Manager Susan Crotty said the show would showcase the city and what it has to offer.
ST. MARYS — Lynn Shaffer considers himself a lucky man and said he owes his life to a generous organ donor from whom he received a liver.
Jill Louise Dougall, 52, of 2301 Lexington Ave., Building 108, Apt. 1B, Elkhart, Ind., died suddenly at 10:54 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012, at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind.
She was born on Dec. 17,1959, in Elkhart, Ind., the daughter of Charles and Shirley (Miller) Sumpter, and they preceded her in death.
On July 18, 1997, she married Scott Dougall, and he survives at the residence.
MIDWAY, Utah — Michael Schmitmeyer shot a four-over par in the second round of the United States Golf Association’s Public Links Championship on Tuesday at Soldier Hollow Golf Course.
Schmitmeyer, a St. Marys Memorial and University of Findlay grad, finished tied for 77th. His six-over part two-day total was two shots off the pace needed to qualify for the match play portion of the event.
MINSTER — The Wapakoneta ACME baseball team spit on the knuckleballs dancing out of the strike zone and waited on the fastball.
The Redskins know what to do with fastballs over the plate.
Wapakoneta had 13 hits and scored in every inning to run-rule Minster 12-2 on Tuesday in ACME district action at Hanover Street Park.
NEW BREMEN — A local village is now under a water use advisory, and one of its summer festivals is set to be affected.
During Tuesday night’s New Bremen Village Council meeting, Village Administrator Wayne York noted the village is about where it was this time last year with its water availability — on the borderline — and an event on Monday didn’t help things.
“At one of our water wells, we had a transformer that failed that we had to replace in the same day,” York said.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Village councilors are looking to protect the financial future of New Knoxville with the passage of the first reading of two ordinances Tuesday night at their village council meeting.
The first ordinance, a cash reserve policy, defined how much money the village should keep in its reserve.
“It just puts into words a policy about how much we should keep on reserve,” New Knoxville Fiscal Officer Janet Beall said.
Council President Mark Howe touted the policy as beneficial to the village.
ST. MARYS — The future of one of the staples of the city’s skyline should be determined in two weeks.
St. Marys City Councilors are expected to determine the fate of the former power plant’s smoke stack during their July 23 meeting. Mayor Pat McGowan broached the topic of the smoke stack during Monday night’s city council meeting.
“We’ve been approached by several citizens about wanting to preserve it,” McGowan said.