Archive - Oct 2012 - News Article
NEW BREMEN — In October 1912, a group of mothers organized a club that would eventually come to be known as the New Bremen Women’s Club, a group that has been serving its community for 100 years.
“The New Bremen superintendent organized a private kindergarten class for children ages 3 to 6 in the former East Town Hall, above the firehouse,” New Bremen Women’s Club President Suzanne Heuker told The Evening Leader.
WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta Police Department officers are still looking for male suspect who robbed a fuel tank driver at the Clark gas station in downtown Wapakoneta at 1:06 a.m. today.
A 38-year-old Willshire man was delivering fuel to the gasoline station when the suspect produced a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet, Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said in a news release. The suspect then fled on foot from the scene.
CELINA — The business world is like a jungle, according to Author Jane Hight McMurry, and area women have an opportunity to learn how to navigate the jungle at the Women’s Power Conference and Awards Luncheon next month.
ST. MARYS — An area Congressman visited with a local service group on Wednesday — answering a wide variety of questions 13 days before Election Day.
NEW BREMEN — After serving 33 years as the Village of New Bremen police chief, Doug Harrod announced his retirement Tuesday night, effective March 31.
“After 33 years of working for the village, I’ve decided that it’s time to retire,” Harrod told councilors at their meeting Tuesday night. “I’ve given it a lot of thought and a lot of things have went into this decision, but I think it’s time that I move on and have another part of my life.”
ST. MARYS — Ghouls, goblins, princesses and even Pac-Man took over downtown St. Marys as part of an annual tradition.
The St. Marys Rotary Club Halloween Parade brought a variety of costumed children downtown. In addition to the annual parade, a costume contest allowed children to compete in categories ranging from prettiest and ugliest to most original and couples.
In year’s past, cold and blustery conditions greeted parade participants. However, this year, early morning showers gave way to a clear, warm night.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Of the 29 school districts in Auglaize, Mercer, Allen and Shelby counties, New Knoxville Local School is one of only four districts to earn an “Excellent with Distinction” rating on its report card, according to preliminary results released from the Department of Education.
“I cannot express how exciting this is for our district,” Principal Linda Tebbe told board of education members at their meeting Monday night. “We knew we had the ‘Excellent Rating,’ we were just waiting on the Value Added report.”
MINSTER — A group of Minster Rocket Club students are now working for NASA as one of 21 teams chosen to participate in NASA’s Student Launch Initiative.
The students qualified for the honor after placing 12th at the Team America Rocketry Challenge in the spring. NASA’s Student Launch Initiative “challenges middle and high school students to design, build and launch a reusable rocket with a scientific or engineering payload to one mile above ground level,” according to NASA’s website.
ST. MARYS — A peek into a different era, music, food, crafts and an opportunity to take a walk were all in store for attendees of the 43rd annual Walk with Nature and the fourth annual Fall Festival in Memorial Park on Sunday.
A slew of area residents took advantage of the sunny skies and mild temperature to enjoy the annual walk and festival.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better day,” Organizer Stan Davis told The Evening Leader. “The crowd has been great.”
This year, the event drew a record number of attendees.
CELINA — A local organization is turning toward green energy to help with its power costs.
The Auglaize/Mercer Counties Family YMCA has teamed up with Solar Planet for the installation of solar panels on the facility’s property. The project, which has no cost to the YMCA for installation or maintenance, is expected to produce 521,680 kilowatts of energy per year for the YMCA.