Archive - Apr 2012 - News Article
CELINA — For more than two decades, the area’s YMCA has opened its doors to celebrate families.
“This is probably our 26th year,” Auglaize-Mercer Family YMCA CEO Allen Baskett said of Saturday’s Healthy Kids Day event. “We’ve been doing this since we opened.”
The event, Baskett noted, is a national event held at YMCAs all over the country.
“Today is National YMCA Healthy Kids Day,” he said. “YMCAs across the country are having events like this in their own communities.”
ST. MARYS — St. Marys Memorial High School students dressed to the nines along with their families and friends packed the high school on Saturday to participate in the chamber’s annual prom promenade.
“The chamber’s been doing it for about 16 or 17 years,” St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Director Kelly Kill said. “It’s an opportunity for the kids to shine.”
She added prom promenade is an opportunity for the students to shine and show off all their effort.
“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 April 17 to 23, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Four hundred chicks died when a brooder stove exploded in a garage at the Guy Whitehead premises, located along South Beech Street. The garage was used as a brooder house.
William Stolthe, of New Knoxville, celebrated his 80th birthday.
ST. MARYS — For Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Cardiac Center RN Kristi Koch, Grand Lake Health System is a perfect match, as the two hold similar values.
“I truly love being a part of an organization that leads by example,” Koch said. “I think it helps when they embody the same values that I do, and I think it’s what our patients and our visitors expect.”
ST. MARYS — There is a new bus No. 20 in town.
With the trade-in of an old bus and the purchase of a new one, the St. Marys City Schools’ school bus fleet has gained a new member.
On Thursday, Cardinal Bus Sales and Service dropped off a new school bus and picked up an older bus. It was a trade of bus No. 20 with a new bus No. 20.
“We should have it on the road by early next week,” Transportation Supervisor Dan Grothause said. “Tuesday may be its first trip.”
CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey issued a warning for possible driveway maintenance scam artists. Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart earlier this week reported scam artists in Shelby County.
One incident in Shelby County involved an elderly victim who agreed to have crushed gravel put in her driveway. When the crew was finished, they demanded $9,800. The crew did not put down crushed gravel — they simply sprayed oil and tar mix and some pea gravel.
ST. MARYS — For the past few weeks, students at Holy Rosary School have collected, sorted and counted the loose change in sippy cups they are donating to Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley.
ST. MARYS — Local third-grade students have been receiving an in-depth look at a butterfly’s lifecycle, as they raised a handful of the insects from larvae to adults.
“We got this kit,” Joni Ahlers said of her third-grade class at St. Marys Intermediate School. “When we got them, they were in the larva stage.”
Her class noted a butterfly’s larva stage is when it is a caterpillar.
“We watched them for how long?” she asked her class, as they responded with the answer.
CELINA — Approximately 800,000 people are trafficked each year, and a major human trafficking hub is just up the interstate.
ST. MARYS — There is a new group in town that is focusing its efforts on football.
The Roughrider Touchdown Club Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization that has been in the works for approximately a year, President Tom Knous said, and the club recently has headquartered itself in the former Hans and Fritz Restaurant building in the South Street parking lot.