Archive - Aug 2012 - News Article
NEW KNOXVILLE — Law enforcement officials last week pulled close to 200 marijuana plants from corn fields across the county.
NEW BREMEN — Area students are gearing up to go back to school this week, gathering their school supplies, finishing up their summer reading and working on making a good first impression on their new teacher.
The New Bremen Public Library hosted a Meet the Teacher Craft Monday afternoon, where area students could make a water bottle hanger to place on a bottle of water with a piece of candy and a pink lemonade, fruit punch or cherry drink mix. The students were encouraged to give the craft to their teachers during Meet the Teacher Night on Monday.
MINSTER — With the start of the school year on the horizon, members of the Minster Board of Education met Monday night to prepare for the 2012-13 school year.
Superintendent Brenda Boeke said she is still waiting to see if Minster Local Schools has been rated an “excellent with distinction” district.
NEW BREMEN — Young anglers lined the Miami and Erie Canal in New Bremen Saturday morning for an annual festival fishing derby.
The Bremenfest Fishing Derby kicked off at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and ran until noon, and the young anglers found success pulling large and small fish from the canal, including a variety of catfish and bass. While small fish were caught on a regular basis during the derby, talk of a 26-inch catfish being caught circled the canal.
NEW BREMEN — Teams of friends and families pulled out their best chili recipes to serve to festival-goers Saturday morning for an annual fundraiser.
The New Bremen EMS Chili Cook-Off kicked off at 8 a.m. Saturday at Crown Pavilion. The event, which raises money for the New Bremen EMS, is held during Bremenfest and brings crowds of people out to make and taste chili.
Jon Moore, Matt Opperman, Crag Nelson, Steve Greber, Matt Tontrep and Josh Ziggy come to compete in the chili cook-off every year, traveling from across the country to attend the event.
“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 Aug. 14-20, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: New speed limits were implemented around the city. New 25 mph limits were implemented outside of businesses and in closely built sections of town. The new 25 mph limit also was in effect around schools and during periods when students were walking to and from school.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Community Public Library Building Committee met Friday afternoon to address a list of concerns and prioritize its projects.
As discussed in the August Board of Trustees meeting, the air conditioning bearing above St. Marys Community Public Library Director Sue Pittman’s office was recommended to be replaced.
ST. MARYS — At St. Marys Primary School this year, local students will have the opportunity to use some new technology in the form of tablet computers.
Located in a locked, mobile case are 30 iPad2s with cases that teachers at the school will be able to utilize in their classrooms.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Third-grade students will soon be required to be reading at a certain level before they are able to move on to the fourth grade after Senate Bill 316 passed earlier this month.
“All students entering the third grade must demonstrate a certain level of competency in reading before advancing to the fourth grade,” New Knoxville Superintendent Kim Waterman said Thursday night at the New Knoxville Board of Education meeting. “Almost all the provisions of this new law take effect this school year.”
ST. MARYS — A group of more than 20 St. Marys youth gathered at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Wednesday afternoon for the third and final installment of Fishing, Fun & Fellowship.
Fishing, Fun & Fellowship was open to St. Marys students entering the first through fifth grade and was held once in June, July and August. The event was offered free of charge for participants through a grant.