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NEW BREMEN — New Bremen Middle School students showcased their innovation Thursday at the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fair revealing not just their ability to invent, but also the nature of the problems they encounter in their everyday lives.
Teacher Tracy Steinke said that the fair started in 2010 as a requirement of the STEM grant the school received.
“We’re trying to get them more engineering focused, looking at problem solving,” she said.
ST. MARYS — Failing equipment is to blame for a pair of power outages this week that hit the city of St. Marys.
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen spelling bee winner Alexa Paulus told her mother, Teresa Paulus, walking into the bee Tuesday night to have low expectations for her performance.
“Mom, I’m not going to win — don’t be ashamed,” Alexa Paulus recalled saying.
WAPAKONETA — When the 2013 Auglaize County Beef queen heard her name read as the next to serve as a representative for the Auglaize County Cattlemen’s Association, she said she thought for a moment they read someone’s else’s name before the realization struck her.
ST. MARYS — Local car dealerships saw an increase in sales during what some believe will be a year that brings back the vitality of the car market after a few rough recession years.
Jason Black, of Bud’s Chevrolet Buick, said the car market is “exploding.”
“This is going to be a huge year,” he said. “You’re looking pre-recession numbers, really. Nobody’s purchased cars in last three to four years, which means cars on the road are averaging 10 years. There’s only so much life in these cars.”
MONTEZUMA — Dozens of friends, family and strangers gathered at a Montezuma business Saturday afternoon to help support a family that was rocked by tragedy on Dec. 23.
ROCKFORD — A Rockford man kept law enforcement officials at bay for several hours before finally surrendering Saturday morning.
At 6:31 a.m. Saturday, Mercer County dispatchers received a phone call reporting shots had been fired at 310 N. Franklin St., Rockford. Deputies and Rockford Police Chief Paul May responded to the scene. Investigators determined Thurman Whitted Jr., 58, of Bridge Street, and his girlfriend were engaged in a domestic dispute, when Whitted entered the bedroom and allegedly fired one round from a handgun.
ST. MARYS — 18-year-old senior Brooke Hertenstein exudes happiness and positivity and her cheerful outlook, passion and enthusiasm shine through in every project and endeavor she tackles.
Music and the arts are a big part of Hertenstein’s life, but within Memorial High School, she is involved in much more. Hertenstein is a member of National Honor Society, Relay For Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, band and choir.
By JANICE BARNIAK
ST. MARYS — The girls at Kristina’s Dance Escape in St. Marys are gearing up for competition season with rehearsals of ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop numbers that they’ll perform all over Ohio and Indiana this spring.
Kristina Blockberger, who has taught dance in St. Marys for 14 years, said the girls audition for spots in the summer on the more serious team.
“I danced all my life and did it competitively,” Blockberger said.