Archive - 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS — Students at the Intermediate School enjoyed a field day Tuesday by playing dodgeball in the gym, enjoying popsicles and water on the playground, as well as hula hoops, water balloons and multiple blow-up slides and obstacle courses.
With the last day of school approaching and summer around the corner, the students were full of energy and appreciated the day of fun with their friends.
Kennedi Burd, who was hula hooping with her friend and fellow fifth-grader, Shia Salisbury, said her favorite part of field day is the obstacle course.
ST. MARYS — The Auglaize County Special Olympics track and field had its first practice since the District competition at the Memorial High School track Monday evening.
There were athletes ranging in age from 8 to in their 60s, practicing everything from softball to track to wheelchair races. They were preparing for their next big competition, State, which will take place from June 28 through June 30 at Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus.
ST. MARYS — A Cridersville man was struck and killed by a vehicle along U.S. 33 early Sunday morning.
According to a crash report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 1:33 a.m. Sunday, Joshua J. Wingate, 32, of Cridersville, was walking or standing in the right lane of westbound traffic along U.S. 33, near mile post 7, just west of Townline-Kossuth Road, when he was struck by a westbound 2009 Ford Flex driven Rebecca Macwhinney, 34, of St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — The third annual “Get the Carp Outta Here” Carp Derby was once again successful in its goal of removing as many of the bottom feeders as possible.
Two years ago, there were 8,142 pounds of carp caught by participants over the two-day event. Last year, the number was 12,831 pounds, and this year, participants caught 15,541 pounds.
ST. MARYS — Matt Hollman’s senior year at Memorial High School has been all about swimming. The 19-year-old participates in many activities for the Roughriders, including varsity football, student council and FCA, but swimming is where he shines the brightest.
Hollman, whose brothers are both swimmers, too, started swimming at the age of 3.
He said he started minis at the St. Marys Seahawks when he was 3.
“We all do the summer swim,” he said.
ST. MARYS — In the last few years, baby boomers have started retiring, said Golden Living Valley representative Russ Duvall, meaning that in next 5-10 years nursing homes will see more numbers of retirees needing full-time care.
During National Nursing Home Week, which wrapped up Friday, local nursing homes aimed to show the best of what they offer residents as well as getting the community involved in the day-to-day lives of residents.
ST. MARY — Jane Dippold sees this part of Ohio as beautiful country, and tonight, when her art exhibition opens at Arts Center in St. Marys, she will invite others to see the familiar countryside through her eyes.
Roughly two years ago Dippold started capturing specific places in Auglaize and Mercer counties and collaging them.
“I’m not interested in creating imagined places. I want to represent a particular place,” she said.
Dippold had done some collaging before she started the landscapes.
ST. MARYS — For those pet owners whose least favorite chore is cleaning up their dogs’ messes outside, there is a new area business whose business is just that. Matt and Tiffany Jones of St. Marys started “Doggie Doolittles” in March 2013. The couple cleans the dog poop from people’s yards and kennels.
“It’s not the most glamorous job but it’s, so far, been pretty interesting,” Tiffany Jones said.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Fourth through seventh graders learned about healthy eating, sleep and exercise from Joint Township District Memorial Hospital representative Joanne Winget Wednesday during a school health fair program.
Winget helped students plan a day of healthy eating.
“What do you’d think you’d want for a healthy breakfast?” she asked, teaching the students that bacon should be counted as a fat serving along with the butter on toast.