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February 17th, 2012

Dredge To Arrive

February 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — The local state park will be receiving a new piece of equipment next month.

Grand Lake St. Marys State Park is on schedule to receive a new dredge next month — despite shipment delays, “Brutus” is scheduled to arrive soon.

“It should be here mid-March,” Regional Dredge Supervisor Tom Grabow said.

Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Manager Brian Miller noted they have been working out some “bugs” with the equipment.

New Booster Club Formed

February 17, 2012

NEW BREMEN — A new group has formed with a goal to support New Bremen’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter.

The newly formed Ag Boosters Club is a nonprofit group with goals to support the New Bremen FFA students, whether through financial assistance or through networking opportunities. FFA Adviser Katy McGovern said the Ag Boosters formed after she was contacted by a few residents with an interest.

Agencies Team Up For Drill

February 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — Local school and county officials gathered at Memorial High School in St. Marys Friday morning to practice their responses in the event of an emergency.

The Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) held a tabletop exercise for first responders and school officials centered around a scenario of a vehicle crash into a substation along U.S. 33, near the high school. Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson ran the various officials through a set of scenarios in real time and assessed their responses.

Fishing Tournaments Could Return

February 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local official is hoping to bring back competitive fishing events on Grand Lake St. Marys.

Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Manager Brian Miller noted the park office recently sent out letters soliciting groups to return their fishing tournaments to the lake.

“Kara Birt came up with the idea,” Miller said, noting the park office manager was active in sending the letters. “Several years ago, we had 100s of competitive fishing tournaments on the lake.”

Street Program Unveiled

February 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — Members of a city committee got a sneak peek at the 2012 street program for St. Marys.

Interim Safety-Service Director Craig Moeller unveiled the tentative 2012 street program for the city. The project, with an estimated cost of $577,100, focuses on the reconstruction of 1,800 feet of Shipman Road.

February 16th

FLC To Host Grammy-Winning Singer

February 16, 2012

ST. MARYS — A Grammy award-winning Christian artist will visit St. Marys next month to perform, speak and show her movie.

The Family Life Center of Auglaize County will host a Pro-Life Event at 7 p.m. March 24, featuring Rebecca St. James. The event will be held at Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 150 E. Spring St., St. Marys, and proceeds will benefit the Family Life Center of Auglaize County and Mission Pre-Born.

Riders Advance

February 16, 2012

ST. MARYS — Local high school students recently participated in a regional competition this month, with many of them moving onto the next level — the state level — in Columbus.

Memorial High School students in DECA — or Distributive Education Clubs of America — attended the District 3 Fall Career Development Conference held Feb. 1 at Bluffton University.

February 15th

Village Talks Maintenance

February 15, 2012

NEW BREMEN — During their meeting Tuesday evening, New Bremen Village Councilors discussed an option that would help with property maintenance within their village.

New Bremen Mayor Jeff Pape noted he spoke with the mayor of Jackson Center and the topic of property maintenance came up. Jackson Center’s mayor noted his village uses NIC — or National Inspection Corporation — out of Dayton for its property maintenance enforcement.

Beer Barrel Opens

February 15, 2012

ST. MARYS — The newest addition to the St. Marys restaurant portfolio opened its doors today.

“It’s very exciting,” Beer Barrel owner John Heaphy said inside his newest location in St. Marys. “I have a lot of friends from here who have been coming to Lima for years.”

February 14th

Speaker Addresses Trauma

February 14, 2012

ST. MARYS — One in four people have experienced some form of trauma, says Aaron Kuhn of Counseling & Consulting Services Inc.

“Trauma is existent in this world,” he said. “If you’ve been alive long enough, you’ve likely experienced some sort of trauma.”

Kuhn, the second of four motivational speakers in the Grand Health Challenge lineup, spoke Monday night to area residents about trauma and how to deal with it. Family of origin, he said, is where people grow up.

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