Archive - Mar 2012 - News Article
MINSTER — One local student has qualified to advance to the Ohio State Geography Bee — a feat that Minster Local Schools hasn’t seen since the mid-90s.
ST. MARYS — The newest — and largest — tool in the box to help heal Grand Lake St. Marys arrived on the scene Wednesday.
Brutus, a $670,000 12-inch suction dredge, arrived in the parking lot near the East Bank boat ramp to a crowd of onlookers. The dredge, which will replace a 1968 dredge, was built by Ellicott Dredges in Baltimore, Md., has been a year in the making.
MINSTER — Minster Village Councilors reviewed new rates for activities conducted at the community swimming pool during their meeting Monday night.
The committee convened on the ordinance of reviewing the current rates charged at the swimming pool, which have been in effect since 2002. Village Administrator Don Harrod said last week the park committee met and reviewed the current rates and looked at what other communities were charging for the use of their pools. After discussion, the park committee recommended the pool rates be adjusted.
ST. MARYS — Next month, volunteers from across Auglaize County will join together to help a group of local organizations.
The third annual United Way Day of Caring will be held on April 14, and United Way of Auglaize County Director Randy Fisher said the event provides an opportunity for those who want to give back to help local organizations.
MARIA STEIN — Representatives from a Wisconsin-based firm say a 25,000 square foot production facility to be built in Mercer County could play a vital role in helping to heal Grand Lake St. Marys and its watershed.
CELINA — An investigation by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force resulted in charges brought against close to two dozen local residents.
ST. MARYS — Despite a rain delay, local high school students and a handful of adults jumped into a pond to raise money for cancer research.
On Sunday afternoon, 42 students and nine celebrity plungers leaped or ran into what was optimistically estimated to be 65-degree weather, as part of the seventh-annual Memorial High School Relay for Life Polar Plunge.
ST. MARYS — With a local school switching its scheduling system, administrators are taking steps to implement the change for the 2012-13 school year.
St. Marys Memorial High School will be on the trimester system next school year, and school administrators are currently working on the scheduling aspect of the new system.
“We will have five academic periods, which are 63-minutes long,” Memorial High School Principal Dave Lewis said. “We will still have a four-minute passing time.”
“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 March 12 to March 19, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Forty-eight rabbits were sent to St. Marys and released on a farm north of the city by the state conservation department. The rabbits were brought in from Missouri.
Joseph N. Wright claimed he was robbed of $569.38 while walking across from East School. He said the money was taken by two men while a third waited in a car.
NEW BREMEN — A local school district is taking strides to combat a problem in schools by tearing down a wall of verbal bullying.
Throughout the week, students at New Bremen Elementary and Middle School viewed a wall of 100 hurtful words that was torn down little by little each day. Elementary/Middle School Guidance Counselor Julie Lee said she was hoping to show the students how powerful their words are.