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Look Back In History

January 20, 2012

"Leader Look Back," is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week's edition examines stories from Jan. 17 to 22, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: Less than a day after 15 hams and shoulders were stolen from a smokehouse on the John Seewer farm, north of St. Marys, 14 of the hams were recovered by Sheriff William Nieter and his deputy Arthur Lawler. Three were arrested, including one juvenile. Roy Gorman and Gus Hilmer were charged with meat stealing.

Coast Guard Celebration

January 20, 2012

CELINA — Grand Lake St. Marys welcomed a new flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Friday morning with a chartering ceremony at the Celina Moose Lodge.

Butterflies To Add Personal Touch To Park

January 20, 2012

NEW BREMEN — An area organization is selling butterflies to adorn a unique park that is set to open in the region this summer.

The New Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary Club is currently raising funds to build the “Sunshine Playground” — a 100 percent handicapped-accessible playground, which would be the only one of its kind in West Central Ohio — that will be located in Bremenfest Park in New Bremen.

CO Detected In Home

January 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — A carbon monoxide detector may have saved a few lives on Wednesday.

St. Marys Fire Chief Joey Weaver told The Evening Leader a call came into the fire department at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday advising of a possible carbon monoxide leak at 1298 Neil Ave. Weaver said when firefighters arrived, they detected elevated levels of the odorless gas.

"The occupant called us to check it out," Weaver said. "They were complaining for some headaches and wanted us to check the residence for CO."

Native Reflects On Service

January 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — At 17-years-old, MMCS Brock Luedeke made a decision that has impacted the rest of his life.

At the time, Luedeke, the son of Edward and Ginger Luedeke of Union City, Tenn., and Mike and Mary Zimmerman of St. Marys, was a senior in high school, anticipating his 18th birthday and making plans to attend the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. A friend of his had recently joined the military and referred Luedeke to a recruiter.

Campaign Reaches Goal

January 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — As of Thursday morning, the United Way of Auglaize County had raised $285,000 for its 2011 campaign, just $15,000 shy of its $300,000 goal, and a few phone calls made a big difference.

“This morning, (United Way of Auglaize County Executive Director) Randy (Fisher) and I were on the telephone, and at one point, I thought he was going to come through the telephone line to get a high five,” Campaign Chair Rex Katterheinrich said at the fourth annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Thursday afternoon.

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