ST. MARYS — A local retirement community rolled out its holiday decorations this weekend for its annual holiday open house.
MINSTER — Santa arrived in style on a fire truck Saturday afternoon for his annual visit with area children at the gazebo in Minster Machine Centennial Park.
“I think the thing the kids really like is how Santa comes in on the fire truck,” Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library Branch Supervisor Becky Prenger said.
She added despite the construction downtown, Santa was able to find his way to the park.
“Santa had to take an alternate route this year, but he still found us,” she said.
St. Henry at St. Marys photo gallery (Link): http://www.flickr.com/photos/smeveningleader/sets/72157628354230749/show/
For a few minutes midway through the second quarter everything St. Henry tossed at the basket seemed to splash through the net.
That big second quarter surge lifted the Redskins to a 73-57 win over the St. Marys boys basketball team on Friday night at Murotech Court in St. Marys.
NEW BREMEN — Lima Central Catholic defeated New Bremen 66-40 on Friday night behind 18 points from Billy Taflinger.
Taflinger finished with 18 points for LCC, while Ty O’Connor scored 11. Bruce Hodges and Tre'on Johnson added 8 apiece.
ST. MARYS — Local students were able to fit in some holiday shopping during a two-day event this week.
Students at St. Marys Primary School shopped the Santa's Workshop Gift Sale on Thursday and Friday.
"This is for Project Independence through the Auglaize County ESC," autism teacher Cari Fisher said on Friday. "Our students make the crafts. It takes about a year to make all of the stuff."
Fisher added the Santa's Workshop Gift Sale was at St. Marys Intermediate School last week, as well.
ST. MARYS — Four area residents are making a large donation this holiday season to the Grand Miami Disc Golf Course in K.C. Geiger Park.
“Christmas has come early for the disc golf course, it really has,” Grand Miami Disc Golf Course Founder Nate Metz said. “What these guys have done is just amazing. It’s going to add so much more to the park.”
T.C. Cipollone, Dominic Cipollone, Chad Rohrer and Randy Garmen donated $1,000 to put concrete t-pads in the course. Metz said the pads will add a touch of class.
ST. MARYS — A county organization is offering carbon monoxide detectors and weather alert radios to area seniors.
The Auglaize County Council on Aging (ACCA) is offering carbon monoxide detectors and county weather alert radios to seniors, age 60 and over, free of charge.
“We’re keeping them (the carbon monoxide detectors and weather alert radios) for those people in the community that are at age 60 and over,” ACCA Executive Director Christina Roby said.
Friday, December 9
State Football Attendance Up: The OHSAA state football finals got a bump in attendance this season, drawing 48,695 fans to the sites at Massillon and Canton last weekend, the OHSAA announced on Friday.
That number was nearly 13,000 more people than last year's attendance.
Three teams from the Midwest Athletic Conference and Western Buckeye League played in state championship games, with Marion Local winning the Division VI crown and Coldwater and Kenton losing in the Division V and IV finales, respectively.