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August 10th, 2012
ST. MARYS — An annual fundraiser benefitting a county agency kicked off this week, enabling residents to nab a few deals while helping out the Auglaize County Council on Aging.
The Auglaize County Council on Aging (ACCA) opened its annual garage sale Thursday.
Activities Director Evelyn Hartley noted she has been preparing for the garage sale for a month.
“We started collecting items the first week of July,” Hartley said. “We got items from anybody and everybody.”
ST. MARYS — Music filled the air in Memorial Park Thursday night as SummerFest kicked off under picture-perfect conditions.
While the threat of rain forced the opening ceremony under the entertainment tent, a cool breeze and temperatures in the mid-70s greeted those in attendance for Supper and Sounds and the kick off of SummerFest. St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Director Kelly Kill said the evening was perfect.
WAPAKONETA — A complaint, the nature of which is not being released at this time, has been made against a long-time Wapakoneta physician.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock told the newspaper this morning that a Wapakoneta woman made a complaint to his office about Dr. Tom Freytag at the end of May or late June.
NEW BREMEN — Eleven young women displayed their creativity and intelligence to a packed James F. Dicke Auditorium Wednesday night in hopes of being named the 2012 Bremenfest Queen.
The annual Bremenfest Queen Pageant featured a slew of talent in which contestants were judged by a panel of six judges on an introduction, a talent, a corporate sponsor promotion, an interview and a final walk through.
By ANGIE KLOSTERMAN
ST. MARYS — After extensive discussion Wednesday evening, board members moved to table a resolution authorizing MSA Sport to conduct an outdoor athletic master plan.
ST. MARYS — More than 20 girls took to the PAC stage at Memorial High School Wednesday night, dancing, smiling and curtsying in front of a packed crowd in hopes to be crowned the 2012 SummerFest Little Miss, a title that Emma Freewalt ultimately took home.
The 21 contestants were judged on an introduction, their model walk and an interview, and four were named to the 2012 SummerFest Little Miss Court. Emma, the daughter of Jeremy and Christie Freewalt, said she enjoyed her experience in the Little Miss SummerFest Pageant.
ST. MARYS — As one group of St. Marys youths arrived home, a group of Japanese youths came to visit as well.
The six St. Marys youth delegates and two chaperones arrived home from Awaji City, Japan, Monday evening, with the 11 youth delegates and two chaperones from Japan arriving in St. Marys Monday evening as well.
Wednesday, Aug. 8
7 p.m. — Little Miss SummerFest Pageant, Performing Arts Center, Memorial High School
Thursday, Aug. 9 — Supper and Sounds in Memorial Park
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Supper is served in Memorial Park
5:40 p.m. — Dinner Entertainment in the gazebo
6:45 p.m. — Opening ceremony - Memorial Park
7 p.m. - The Big Band Sound of AC Swing - gazebo
CELINA — The handler for the Mercer County K-9 unit has been suspended for more than a month in the wake of the animal’s death last week.
On Monday, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced Deputy Chad Fortkamp, Zak’s handler, has been suspended without pay for 45 working days as a result of the events leading to the dog’s death last week. Grey noted the suspension equated to a $6,500 penalty.
CELINA — Dog lovers and their furry friends gathered at the shelterhouse at the Celina Rotary Dog Park Monday evening to remember one of their own — a fallen canine sheriff’s officer.
A group of area residents organized a celebration remembrance ceremony for Zak, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office K-9 who died last week after being left in the canine officer’s car.