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August 6th, 2013
MINSTER — Ten acts performed to a packed community room Monday in the first-ever FJ Stallo Talent Show, with audience members voting for the acts they liked best.
The performers sang, danced and performed gymnastics for-the-standing-room-only event. Organizers Alexis Kyburz and Dezy Miller, both paid summer interns at the library, said they were surprised by how many people showed up for the concert. While they had sign ups, they’d believed only the children and their parents would show up.
ST. MARYS — SummerFest week was kicked off in style Sunday night as nine local girls competed for the title of 2013 SummerFest Queen.
The contestants charmed the audience with their bright smiles and glittering dresses.
“Tonight is an important night for these ladies, and I think there’s going to be a very high energy show and everybody’s going to be thrilled tonight with all the work the girls have put into this,” Master of Ceremonies John Wale said.
WAPAKONETA — Waiting to go into the auction ring for the Auglaize County Junior Fair Livestock Sale on Friday, the Reserve Champion Beef Steer “Springsteen” couldn’t stop giving his 9-year-old showman affectionate licks with his long tongue.
“He always licks me,” Montana Hulsmeyer said smiling after he sold.
The Botkins girl never expected to earn such an honor with her first steer project at the county fair, but she has been practicing for it for years, having begun showing in Pee Wee shows when she was 3-years-old.
Aug. 3: The Auglaize County Fair is today.
The St. Marys Lions Club will clean its portion of U.S. 33 today. Meet at 8:30 a.m. behind the Shell Station in St. Marys Square.
The St. Marys community Farmers’ Market will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today next to Dave’s BBQ on Celina Road.
Aug. 4: Artfest Opening Day Reception and Awards presentation will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
WAPAKONETA — The fourth time was the charm for St. Marys native Cole Brooks as he took home the showmanship sweepstakes title Thursday night at the Auglaize County Fair.
“It feels great,” Brooks, 18, said shortly after being named the winner of Thursday’s event that pitted the best of the best against each other. “I was hoping I was going to win. I’ve done this four times so I was hoping I would win.”
Aug. 1: The Auglaize County Fair is today.
Preschoolers are invited to the New Bremen Public Library for activities at 10:30 a.m. today.
Children ages 5 to 10 are invited to attend New Knoxville Library’s Bingo Bash from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today.
ST. MARYS — Food and flowers filled the fruit hall at the Auglaize County Fair Wednesday evening during the Floral Show and Baking Contest.
Nervous chefs surrounded the judge where Pat Wooley stood behind a U-shaped counter, taste-testing the various salsas and appetizers that composed this years’ entries.
WAPAKONETA — Judges chose winners in the rabbit showmanship on Tuesday, looking at how well the showmen have taken care of and studied their rabbits.
Terry Fander, a rabbit judge, said judges look at breeds and body types in other categories, but showmanship is mostly based on the ability to handle and maintain control of the animal, along with what the competitor knows about the breed.
ST. MARYS — Thanks in part to lower-than-anticipated bids for the asbestos abatement at the former power plant, the city’s coffers should be a little healthier.
During Monday night’s St. Marys Finance Committee meeting, Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven said bids for the project, which were submitted on Thursday, came in less than the $900,000 councilors appropriated for the project. A total of seven bidders submitted proposals, with the lowest bid coming in at $272,000. The highest came in at more than $750,000.
ST. MARYS — Agricultural producers and land owners in Auglaize and Mercer counties will now have the opportunity to apply for funding as part of an effort to protect water and resources throughout the Great Lakes Basin.