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July 11th, 2012

Village Sets Financial Plans

July 11, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — Village councilors are looking to protect the financial future of New Knoxville with the passage of the first reading of two ordinances Tuesday night at their village council meeting.

The first ordinance, a cash reserve policy, defined how much money the village should keep in its reserve.

“It just puts into words a policy about how much we should keep on reserve,” New Knoxville Fiscal Officer Janet Beall said.

Council President Mark Howe touted the policy as beneficial to the village.

July 10th

Stack Debated

July 10, 2012

ST. MARYS — The future of one of the staples of the city’s skyline should be determined in two weeks.

St. Marys City Councilors are expected to determine the fate of the former power plant’s smoke stack during their July 23 meeting. Mayor Pat McGowan broached the topic of the smoke stack during Monday night’s city council meeting.

“We’ve been approached by several citizens about wanting to preserve it,” McGowan said.

Mr. Molecule Touts Science

July 10, 2012

NEW BREMEN — With an encouraging message to dream big, Mr. Molecule visited the New Bremen Public Library Monday afternoon to entertain a group of area children.

After a comical introduction with the help of an audience member, Mr. Molecule spoke to the children about their imaginations.

“Scientists have discovered that kids who read a lot have good imaginations,” Mr. Molecule told the children.

July 9th

Low Lake Levels Addressed

July 9, 2012

CELINA — A lake official stressed the low lake level is not coordinated with the pilot study that was done earlier this year.

Milt Miller with the Grand Lake Restoration Commission noted the low lake level is in no relation to the spring drawdown when he gave his report to Lake Improvement Association members during their monthly meeting on Saturday.

July 6th

Scholarship Remembers MHS Student

July 6, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local entrepreneur, known for his lemonade stands and custom lawnmower, is being remembered with a scholarship fund in his name that will be available to Memorial High School students.

The family of Dylan Everage and the St. Marys Community Foundation have teamed up to create the Dylan Everage Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of the Memorial High School freshman who passed away earlier this year. Dylan’s mother, Cara Everage, said school was something that was important to Dylan.

75 Years: Firecrackers Cause Injury

July 6, 2012

"Leader Look Back" is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week's edition examines stories from July 3-9, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: Two St. Marys boys suffered injuries to their hands when firecrackers exploded while in their possession. The fuses were too short.

The New Bremen Post Office advanced from a third to a second class rating because postal receipts increased to the appropriate level.

Canadian thistles proved to be a menace to Auglaize County farmers.

SMCS Opens Bids

July 6, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local school district opened bids for its snow removal contract Friday afternoon.

St. Marys City Schools opened the two bids the district received, with both companies submitting bids for the contract being from St. Marys.

The apparent low bidder was HDL Property Services, with a bid of $789, followed by Whitney Paving and Sandblasting, who submitted a bid of $947.

Attorney Seeks Acquittal

July 6, 2012

ST. MARYS — The attorney for Douglas Wine filed a motion on Thursday asking judges from the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima to order a judgment of acquittal in his case.

Beating The Heat

July 6, 2012

NEW BREMEN — With temperatures holding in the 90s in recent weeks, area residents have flocked to the community pool to cool down.

“We’ve been extremely busy,” New Bremen Community Pool Manager Molly Burnell told The Evening Leader. “We’ve had lots of families with the holidays and lots of out of town people.”

Burnell noted she saw an influx in visitors after the storm that hit the region last week.

Volunteers Pitch In

July 6, 2012

ST. MARYS — As residents continue to clean up from last week’s storm, volunteers from a statewide organization arrived in Auglaize County to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Members of Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief traveled around the St. Marys area on Thursday assisting elderly residents with debris removal from last week’s storm. The group’s chainsaw division helped clear limbs and other debris as part of a program in conjunction with the Auglaize County Council on Aging.

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