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February 15th

Bill Would Offer Free Permits

February 15, 2013

ST. MARYS — A recently proposed bill in the Ohio House could give some senior citizens free hunting and fishing licenses.

Ohio Rep. Nick Barborak, of the 5th House District, introduced House Bill 25 — a measure that seeks to provide free fishing and hunting licenses along with fur taker, deer and wild turkey permits and wetlands habitat stamps to Ohioans 65 and older. Barborak, a Democrat from Lisbon, said the idea has been floating around Columbus for years.

February 14th

NB BOE Talks Finances

February 14, 2013

NEW BREMEN — Treasurer Debra Meyer addressed the New Bremen Board of Education Wednesday night about what to expect from the Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget for the next two years, increases in health care costs, and how those concerns affect the school’s five year plan.

Love Keeps Couple Together

February 14, 2013

ST. MARYS — Billy Felver may only have the top quarter of his heart left working properly, but he’s given the whole thing to Paula Green.

In front of a crowd of friends at the Auglaize County Council on Aging last Sunday, Felver proposed to Green impromptu, without hesitation, after she gave him a ring and dared him to do it.

“Her face turned real red,” Felver said. “She’s a real sweet, nice kid, lovable. We hit it off right off the bat.”

February 13th

Minster Probing Vandalism

February 13, 2013

MINSTER — The Minster Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads an arrest related to a string of vandalism throughout the village.

Officers are investigating a slew of incidents that have taken place during the past several months in Minster. Minster Police Chief Randy Houseworth said officers have taken numerous complaints from residents regarding tires flattened by roofing nails that were left on the driveways and streets. It appears, Houseworth noted, that several village and school employees have been targets.

February 12th

Program Helps Local Women

February 12, 2013

ST. MARYS — Licensed cosmetologists met with women who have cancer Monday as part of the Look Good, Feel Better campaign to discuss ways to look their best during chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

In the hour and a half program at St. Marys Community Public Library, volunteers Theresia Hedrick and Barb Thomas covered cancer treatment-related appearance problems, such as dry skin, paleness and hair loss. They worked with two women teaching blush, natural eye pencil application and gave each woman a kit donated by the American Cancer Society.

February 11th

Civic Association Honors Knapke

February 11, 2013

MINSTER — At its annual dinner and dance, the Minster Civic Association named its newest honoree, recognizing her for a lifetime of community service, volunteerism and leadership

Mary Knapke, born and raised in Minster, was announced the 2012 Citizen of the Year at the “Tropical Paradise” celebration held Feb. 8 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

February 8th

FFA Builds Leaders

February 8, 2013

ST. MARYS —  If one asks St. Marys FFA sponsor and teacher Jack McBride if his FFA students are future farmers, he says no, not for the most part.

A more appropriate description would be future leaders, he explains, because while only 2 percent of Americans are farmers more than 20 percent are involved in agriculturally-related fields.

Rider Goes The Distance, On, Off The Track

February 8, 2013

ST. MARYS — Senior Roughrider Alex Mielke is the kind of person who goes with the flow and he does not shy from hard work or from new experiences.

When his girlfriend’s family asked him to try his hand at water skiing on the lake behind their house, Mielke hopped right on. When his friends were all trying out for band, he picked up drumsticks and auditioned with them.

Mielke’s main focus as far as athletics is running. He is a member of both the track and cross country teams for Memorial High School.

Deer Hunting Regulations May Change Seasons

February 8, 2013

ST. MARYS — A slew of changes have been proposed regarding deer hunting in Ohio.

During a meeting on Wednesday, the Ohio Wildlife Council proposed an October antlerless-only, white-tailed deer muzzleloader hunting season, extended hunting hours and new bag limits on a county-by-county basis. The changes, if approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council, would take effect for the 2013-14 hunting seasons.

GOBA To Roll Into Village

February 8, 2013

NEW BREMEN — This summer, New Bremen will host more than 3,000 cyclists during a their two-day pitt stop in the village as part of the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) — effectively doubling the village’s population for 48 hours.

The village held a public meeting Thursday night at the Lockkeeper’s house to inform residents about the event and what to expect when the cyclists roll into town.

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