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April 24th, 2012

New Knoxville Talks Gym

April 24, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — Talks of renovating the gymnasium at New Knoxville Local School are ongoing, and board members plan to seek community input in the coming months, New Knoxville Board of Education President Phil Kuck said Tuesday night at the board’s monthly meeting.

Kuck said board members heard a slew of options for the gymnasium from Garmann/Miller & Associates — the same company that handled the district’s renovation.

April 23rd

Official Stresses Boater Safety

April 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — Boaters taking to local waterways are encouraged to keep safety on their minds, a local watercraft officer says.

As warm weather sets in, State Watercraft Officer Kevin Peters said boaters should inspect their vessels before hitting the water. Boaters also should have several safety items handy before setting out.

Club Serves Up Pancakes

April 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — The smell of pancakes, syrup and sausage filled the air of the American Legion as part of a service group’s semiannual fundraiser.

The St. Marys Kiwanis Club held its first pancake day of the year on Saturday as members served up pancakes and sausage to hungry visitors. For the club, the breakfasts serve as a major fundraiser.

April 20th

Security Upped At Courthouse

April 20, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Moving forward with improved security as part of courthouse renovations, the Auglaize County commissioners have purchased equipment necessary for those updates.

This week the commissioners approved the purchase of a scanner and magnatometer to place at the single entry point to the Auglaize County Courthouse once renovations are complete.

“It wasn’t part of our original bid package but it’s always been budgeted for the project,” Commissioner Doug Spencer said of the purchase.

Ribbon Cut On New Facility

April 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — After five years of meetings, planning, fundraising and construction, the Otterbein St. Marys Life Enrichment Center is now a reality.

Riders Learn Earth Lessons

April 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — Students in Jill Rothe’s kindergarten class have been learning about Earth Day and recently finished projects associated with Sunday’s holiday.

Rothe’s kindergarten students put together posters with the saying:

“Water, water in the air

Water, water everywhere.

Do not waste it

Keep it clean.

Water helps keep our earth green.”

Underneath the saying, the posters feature a handprint on planet Earth.

Saturday Lineup

April 20, 2012

April 21: The Kiwanis Club's Pancake Day is scheduled to take place from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the St. Marys American Legion on Ohio 703.

Walk-in registration for St. Marys Soccer Club will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.

Noble Community Park will host its annual hog roast at 4:30 p.m. today.

Grand Lake Hospice will host its annual gala at 5 p.m. today at Romer's in Celina.
 

Rangers Honored For Art

April 20, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — Two New Knoxville Local School seniors were recently honored for their art pieces that were selected to be in the top 300 in the state.

City Seeks CDBG Grant

April 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — The removal of two vacant homes and new playground equipment are being proposed as part of a grant program for next year.

The two structures — located at 502 Indiana Ave. and 215 S. Vine St. — are owned by the city. St. Marys Engineering Superintendent Craig Moeller said the project will be included in a grant application as part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

April 19th

Superintendent Hired

April 19, 2012

ST. MARYS — St. Marys will have a new superintendent, as board members approved the hiring of Shawn Brown during their meeting Wednesday evening.

Members of the St. Marys Board of Education approved Brown, a principal with Spencerville schools, to a three-year contract effective Aug. 1 through July 31, 2015. Brown said he has been in education for approximately 20 years.

“I started at Lima City Schools, I taught in the middle school,” he said. “I got promoted to assistant principal there I think after about six years of teaching.”

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