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March 29th, 2012

Middle School Students Prep For Performances

March 29, 2012

ST. MARYS — St. Marys Middle School students are bringing a classic Shakespearean play to the local stage with two performances this weekend.

Approximately 20 students at St. Marys Middle School are presenting “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by Zach Durnell and co-director Sonya Jaros.

“I chose this play primarily to give the kids a new experience, and I thought it would be an authentic experience, something they could learn from and something they could use in their own lives,” Durnell said.

Cardinals Ready To Rock

March 29, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Bright colors, “groovy” music and a slew of smiles filled the auditorium Wednesday afternoon, as New Bremen Elementary fourth-grade students performed a dress rehearsal for their musical, “Rock and Roll Forever: How it all Began,” for students in the kindergarten through second grade.

Under the direction of New Bremen Music Teacher Mary Thornsberry, “Rock and Roll Forever: How it all Began” features seven popular rock songs and a variety of relevant facts, costumes and choreography.

March 28th

St. Marys Lands New Business

March 28, 2012

ST. MARYS — A new resident will soon call The Shoppes at St. Marys home.

Superior Federal Credit Union of Lima announced plans to build a full-service location in St. Marys this year. President and CEO Phil Buell told The Evening Leader construction on the facility is expected to start by June with completion by October.

March 27th

Updated: New Knoxville School Evacuated

March 27, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — Students at New Knoxville School were evacuated Tuesday afternoon and the building searched by an area bomb squad.

Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon told The Evening Leader a phone call at 1:54 p.m. by a school employee triggered an investigation that included the Lima Bomb Squad searching the school. Solomon said the students were evacuated a “safe distance away” from the school and parents were notified via the school district’s policy.

District Moves On With Plans

March 27, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville Local School is continuing to move ahead with plans to implement new standards next year in preparation for the coming state mandates, which will be in effect for the 2014-15 school year, Superintendent Kim Waterman said Monday night at the New Knoxville Board of Education meeting.

City OKs Zoning Of Annexed Land

March 27, 2012

ST. MARYS — Members of the St. Marys City Council approved a measure regarding the zoning of recently annexed land Monday night.

Tuesday Happenings

March 27, 2012

March 27: There will be a weigh in for the Grand Health Challenge from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. today at JTDMH's cardiac center and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Mercer County Health Department.

Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will hold Storytime for 3 to 5-year-olds from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. today.

Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will hold the Book Club at 6 p.m. today.

Auglaize Neighbors United will present "Windfall" at 6:30 p.m. today at Wapa Theater in Wapakoneta.

March 26th

Relay Team Holds Zumbathon

March 26, 2012

NEW BREMEN — A group of area women got a workout in Saturday morning at New Bremen High School while raising money for cancer research.

Fun Fest Packs A Punch

March 26, 2012

ST. MARYS — Area families packed the hallways of St. Marys Primary School Saturday night for an annual spring festival.

The St. Marys PTO’s eighth annual Spring Fun Fest kicked off at 4 p.m. and ran to 8 p.m., featuring a variety of games, prizes and food. Kids lined up outside of classrooms, waiting to play the more than 20 games at the festival, including staples like the Tunnel of Terror, Just Dance and the cake walk. Attendees also enjoyed face painting, prizes and a variety of snacks, including pizza, popcorn and cotton candy.

March 23rd

Officer Talks Dangers Of Picture Messaging

March 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — The local DARE deputy spoke with high school students to speak with them about the dangers of sexting and being too liberal with their personal information on the Internet, such as on social media sites.

“It’s a serious problem across the United States, and it is a problem here in St. Marys,” Memorial High School teacher Monica VanderHorst said to her health students about sexting.

Blank noted he visits all the schools in Auglaize County.

 

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