Archive - 2013 - News Article
NEW BREMEN — Local residents became tourists this weekend as they rediscovered — and discovered — historical jewels across Auglaize County.
The Auglaize County Historical Society hosted Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown, which encouraged residents to visit 12 locations across the county. Tourists got their passports stamped at each location they visited.
David and Joy Miller, of Moulton, stopped by the Bicycle Museum of America Saturday afternoon. The Millers noted it was their first trip to the museum.
ST. MARYS — Memorial High School Senior Kelly Heitkamp has a long list of accomplishments that will follow her upon graduation.
Heitkamp has been on the soccer and basketball teams, is a member of National Honor Society, Girl Talk and DECA. She works hard and is dedicated to each of these activities. She recently returned from Ahaheim, Calif., where she competed in an international competition for DECA.
But when asked what defines her - where her heart and soul and passion come into play — track was an easy answer.
NEW BREMEN — A small crowd of community members came out to discuss whether to pursue building a new elementary and middle school, and, if pursued, where to build the building Thursday night in New Bremen.
The New Bremen school board began the discussion in the last few months after a facilities committee presented to the board that the costs of renovating the current building would be more than building new because of the matching funds available for building new.
ST. MARYS — Gardeners were out in force for the second-ever Swap n Share at St. Marys Community Public Library Thursday night.
Locals took plants others had left, offered extras from their own garden and heard new ideas from old pros.
While some may think of gardening as an adult recreation, youth crowded the event on skates and with their families to check out the plants and participate in a children’s gardening area.
ST. MARYS — At St. Marys Intermediate School on Wednesday, students saw the creation of over 100 different ecosystems.
As Kristy Guy’s fourth-grade science classes have been studying ecosystems, they brought the subject to life with their “Engaging Ecosystems” project.
“It’s living and nonliving things in an environment and how they interact,” Guy said. “We’re building a forest habitat and freshwater habitat.”
ST. MARYS — St. Marys Tri Star Med Prep class held their 17th annual pinning ceremony for the graduating class of 2013, where the graduates were given their caduceus pins and took the health occupations pledge by candlelight at the Dennings Center.
The students, adviser Janet Nelson said, will wear this pins through the upcoming two weeks of observation.
CELINA — Students are raising money to pay for their classmate’s heart transplant with a 5K called “Find the Beat Again” at Wright State University’s Lake Campus at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Friends of WSU student Rachel Doseck planned the event, Doseck said, to feel like they had some way to help her after an extended illness caused by her body rejecting her heart transplant. She received another heart on Jan.10.
Doseck told The Evening Leader what it’s like to have your heart stop in the hospital.
ST. MARYS — Memorial High School students were decked out in sequins, glitter, top hats and ties Saturday night for the Promenade in Memorial Park, where friends and family watched them walk the local version of the red carpet.
The students gave a nod to the theme “Fantasea” by giving the first catwalk opportunity to students in sea-themed costumes.
“It’s an opportunity for the community to come out and see the school and the students,” said Becky Macwhinney, of the Chamber of Commerce, who helped coordinate the event.
ST. MARYS — If senior Charlie Eberle, 18, had to describe his final year at Memorial High School in a phrase, “living it up” would hit the mark.
Eberle and his friends made a promise of sorts to each other to make the most of the end of their high school careers and do things they had never done before. They collectively decided to be a part of the high school’s winter musical. A football player, Eberle had never set foot near a stage before this year.
“We stepped out of our comfort zone a little bit,” he said.
NEW BREMEN — Colleen Zunk, who works with autistic young people, says the difference between average preschool age children and autism spectrum students is a lack of social and communication skills.
“Generally a child who has autism spectrum disorder...(is) disconnected from other people and unable to interact with people and objects,” she said. “Instead of playing with a toy the way they normally would, the child uses the object in a way that stimulates the senses.”