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August 10th

SummerFest Opens

August 10, 2012

ST. MARYS — Music filled the air in Memorial Park Thursday night as SummerFest kicked off under picture-perfect conditions.

While the threat of rain forced the opening ceremony under the entertainment tent, a cool breeze and temperatures in the mid-70s greeted those in attendance for Supper and Sounds and the kick off of SummerFest. St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Director Kelly Kill said the evening was perfect.

State Probes Official

August 10, 2012

WAPAKONETA — A complaint, the nature of which is not being released at this time, has been made against a long-time Wapakoneta physician.

Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock told the newspaper this morning that a Wapakoneta woman made a complaint to his office about Dr. Tom Freytag at the end of May or late June.

Teens Vie For Crown

August 10, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Eleven young women displayed their creativity and intelligence to a packed James F. Dicke Auditorium Wednesday night in hopes of being named the 2012 Bremenfest Queen.

The annual Bremenfest Queen Pageant featured a slew of talent in which contestants were judged by a panel of six judges on an introduction, a talent, a corporate sponsor promotion, an interview and a final walk through.

August 9th

BOE Tables Resolution

August 9, 2012

By ANGIE KLOSTERMAN

Staff Writer

ST. MARYS — After extensive discussion Wednesday evening, board members moved to table a resolution authorizing MSA Sport to conduct an outdoor athletic master plan.

Freewalt Wins Crown

August 9, 2012

ST. MARYS — More than 20 girls took to the PAC stage at Memorial High School Wednesday night, dancing, smiling and curtsying in front of a packed crowd in hopes to be crowned the 2012 SummerFest Little Miss, a title that Emma Freewalt ultimately took home.

The 21 contestants were judged on an introduction, their model walk and an interview, and four were named to the 2012 SummerFest Little Miss Court. Emma, the daughter of Jeremy and Christie Freewalt, said she enjoyed her experience in the Little Miss SummerFest Pageant.

August 8th

Delegation Visits St. Marys

August 8, 2012

ST. MARYS — As one group of St. Marys youths arrived home, a group of Japanese youths came to visit as well.

The six St. Marys youth delegates and two chaperones arrived home from Awaji City, Japan, Monday evening, with the 11 youth delegates and two chaperones from Japan arriving in St. Marys Monday evening as well.

August 7th

SummerFest Calendar

August 7, 2012

Wednesday, Aug. 8

7 p.m. — Little Miss SummerFest Pageant, Performing Arts Center, Memorial High School

 

Thursday, Aug. 9 — Supper and Sounds in Memorial Park

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Supper is served in Memorial Park

5:40 p.m. — Dinner Entertainment in the  gazebo

6:45 p.m. — Opening ceremony - Memorial Park

7 p.m. - The Big Band Sound of AC Swing - gazebo

 

Sheriff Suspends Deputy

August 7, 2012

CELINA — The handler for the Mercer County K-9 unit has been suspended for more than a month in the wake of the animal’s death last week.

On Monday, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced Deputy Chad Fortkamp, Zak’s handler, has been suspended without pay for 45 working days as a result of the events leading to the dog’s death last week. Grey noted the suspension equated to a $6,500 penalty.

Honoring Zak

August 7, 2012

CELINA — Dog lovers and their furry friends gathered at the shelterhouse at the Celina Rotary Dog Park Monday evening to remember one of their own — a fallen canine sheriff’s officer.

A group of area residents organized a celebration remembrance ceremony for Zak, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office K-9 who died last week after being left in the canine officer’s car.

Dash For Cash Returns

August 7, 2012

ST. MARYS — The Evening Leader and the Wapakoneta Daily News will again have a $10,000 cash giveaway as a promotion for participating sponsors. The event, The $10,000 Dash for Cash, is being held after the success of previous giveaways.

This is the sixth time the newspapers have held a big-prize giveaway. Previously cars and gas cards have been given away.

Patrons can visit any of the 72 participating sponsors in The Evening Leader and Wapakoneta Daily News coverage area to enter.

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