Archive - Aug 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS — The 30th annual SummerFest is open for business.
The annual event, which draws crowds to Memorial Park all weekend, kicked off on Thursday with the opening ceremony. Before proclaiming the event open, St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan touted SummerFest as a bridge across generations of St. Marys residents who left but the city but who come home for the event each year.
Friday, Aug. 9
9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. — BOOK SALE, Simply Good Things basement
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — ARTFEST EXHIBIT, public library
10 a.m. — RESOURCEFUL ECO-FRIENDLY SOLUTIONS TO TODAY’S LIVING, Save The Planet Tent
10 a.m. — SUPER SIDEWALK SALES, Spring Street
5 p.m. — SUMMERFEST CRUISE-IN, South Street Parking Lot
5 p.m. — POLICE K-9 WORKING DOG DEMONSTRATION, practice field by St. Marys River.
ST. MARYS — The ballot for the November General Election will feature a slew of contested races across the county, including a pair of contested school board races.
In St. Marys, the race for three open board of education seats will feature six candidates. Karl Dammeyer, 2645 Dowty Road, Janet Dicke, 149 Waterbury Court, Travis R. Kuenning, 10157 State Route 364, Brandon M. Meyer, 621 E. Spring St., Bob Valentine, 107 N. Wayne St., and Ralph A. Wiley, 123 Augustus St., are seeking the spots.
St. MARYS — The 2013 St. Marys Little Miss SummerFest Pageant, which took place on Wednesday evening in the Performing Arts Center of Memorial High School, started off with fun and dancing.
Eighteen girls in jean shorts and neon knee socks took the stage to the sound of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.” They did their opening dance, complete with pillow fights and smiling faces.
ST. MARYS — Lab results on samples taken from AAP in St. Marys showed no traces of Legionnaires disease in potable water sources but detectable levels of the bacteria were found in other areas of the facility.
In July, two individuals who work at AAP became ill with Legionnaire's disease. One person, Brian Kyburz, 37, died from the illness and another employee remains hospitalized. That patient's name has not been released.
MINSTER — Ten acts performed to a packed community room Monday in the first-ever FJ Stallo Talent Show, with audience members voting for the acts they liked best.
The performers sang, danced and performed gymnastics for-the-standing-room-only event. Organizers Alexis Kyburz and Dezy Miller, both paid summer interns at the library, said they were surprised by how many people showed up for the concert. While they had sign ups, they’d believed only the children and their parents would show up.
ST. MARYS — SummerFest week was kicked off in style Sunday night as nine local girls competed for the title of 2013 SummerFest Queen.
The contestants charmed the audience with their bright smiles and glittering dresses.
“Tonight is an important night for these ladies, and I think there’s going to be a very high energy show and everybody’s going to be thrilled tonight with all the work the girls have put into this,” Master of Ceremonies John Wale said.
WAPAKONETA — Waiting to go into the auction ring for the Auglaize County Junior Fair Livestock Sale on Friday, the Reserve Champion Beef Steer “Springsteen” couldn’t stop giving his 9-year-old showman affectionate licks with his long tongue.
“He always licks me,” Montana Hulsmeyer said smiling after he sold.
The Botkins girl never expected to earn such an honor with her first steer project at the county fair, but she has been practicing for it for years, having begun showing in Pee Wee shows when she was 3-years-old.
Aug. 3: The Auglaize County Fair is today.
The St. Marys Lions Club will clean its portion of U.S. 33 today. Meet at 8:30 a.m. behind the Shell Station in St. Marys Square.
The St. Marys community Farmers’ Market will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today next to Dave’s BBQ on Celina Road.
Aug. 4: Artfest Opening Day Reception and Awards presentation will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.