Archive - Aug 2012 - News Article
ST. MARYS — For 17-year-old Kevin Dammeyer, water skiing is in his blood.
During his summers, the son of Carl and Denise Dammeyer competes in water skiing competitions.
“This summer, I did regionals and nationals,” he said. “Regionals was in Minnesota, and nationals was in Florida.”
He noted his parents enjoy water skiing, and he picked up the hobby when he was five.
“My dad and my mom water ski, and I just wanted to do it,” he said.
ST. MARYS — As the calendar changes to September, a local county official says residents should keep the threat of severe weather in mind during fall.
September is Preparedness Month — a campaign sponsored by FEMA that looks to make residents cognizant of severe weather and disasters and how to plan accordingly for the events. Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said fall has become an active weather season for Auglaize County.
ST. MARYS — After pounding the Gulf Coast earlier this week, the remnants of Hurricane Isaac are expected to reach Auglaize County later today.
“We’ve been looking at it and studying this thing all week,” Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson told The Evening Leader. “There are so many different models and scenarios right now.”
ST. MARYS — Purses of a variety of colors, shapes and sizes covered several tables in downtown St. Marys Friday morning for a sale to benefit a county organization.
The Family Life Center of Auglaize County Purse Sale opened on Friday morning and ran through 3 p.m. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in front on the Family Life Center of Auglaize County’s office at 150 E. Spring St., St. Marys. Purses are being sold from 50 cents to $3. Shoppers may also purchase three 50 cent purses for $1.
NEW BREMEN — The Southwestern Auglaize Chamber of Commerce will host a coffee for the community to speak about a variety of issues with a panel of New Bremen Local Schools administrators next month.
The coffee will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 in the upper meeting room at the Lockkeeper’s House in New Bremen. Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Director Scott Frey said the chamber volunteered to host the meeting to facilitate conversation in the community.
ST. MARYS — A local dog grooming business will be receiving national media coverage, as they are featured in the September issue of a national pet magazine.
DogsRus Styling Boutique and Barkery, which is located at 430 W. Spring St., is featured in the September issue of Pet Age magazine for their work helping out area pet rescues.
“We do a lot with the dog warden,” Owner Shelly Fledderjohann said. “When they get dogs, they bring them here and we’ll groom them.”
WAPAKONETA — As the evening sun sank below the horizon and a bright, white moon rose in the eastern sky, people streamed onto the southwest lawn of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum to honor Neil Alden Armstrong who lived his life humbly, honorably and modestly by giving a wink at the moon.
WAPAKONETA —A wink is just the closing and opening of one eye quickly. The simple gesture can be a sign of greeting or affection.
People can gather and give that sign of affection to honor Wapakoneta’s favored son, Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, and to fulfill a request of the family during the “Wink at the Moon” ceremony at 8:30 p.m. today at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.
WAPAKONETA — Five Auglaize County residents were recently arrested following a four-month investigation by members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force.
In a news release issued this morning, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said the arrests were made on Aug. 13 and Aug. 24.
Those arrested were:
• Samuel C. Jacobs, 25, of Wapakoneta, on four counts of trafficking in heroin and one count of trafficking in cocaine.
ST. MARYS — Recently, Army veterans from the area reunited for the first time in seven years after fighting together in Baghdad — and for some, it was their first time being able to talk about their experience overseas.