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November 29th, 2011
NEW BREMEN — Members of a local historical society are trying something new this year with their annual holiday event.
Members of the New Bremen Historic Association are holding their Christmas Tree Festival at the Lockkeeper's House in conjunction with the village of New Bremen's tree lighting.
"Usually we have it in our museum," said Diane Paul, a Christmas Tree Festival organizer. "A lot of people in New Bremen don't know what the Lockkeeper's House is about, so this gives us a chance to show them."
NEW KNOXVILLE — Principal Linda Tebbe announced that the Kroger Technology Fund has raised almost $5,000 since its inception at the Board of Education meeting Monday night.
“We’ve collected almost $5,000 since May,” she said. “It’s just unbelievable.”
ST. MARYS — St. Marys City Councilors polished off a light agenda on Monday night.
ST. MARYS — A local organization held a drive along Spring Street during Small Business Saturday.
The Family Life Center of Auglaize County hosted a community drop-off for its shoe drive on Saturday. The center is hosting the Barney the Shoeman Program, in conjunction with the Hands Across the Sea Foundation, through Wednesday.
ST. MARYS — Students in a local medical program recently received donations of various types of medical equipment that they can use in their classroom.
Mitch Eiting, of Midmark, made more than $19,000 in donations to Tri Star’s Med Prep program. Those donations included a new autoclave, a new portable EKG, a dental chair with accessories and a hi-lo table. The equipment will be used as part of exercises throughout the year, Med Prep instructor Janet Nelson said.
ST. MARYS — A local arts center is hosting works by a Fort Wayne-based author and illustrator through an exhibit that runs through next year.
“Lynn Rowe Reed: Roscoe and the Pelican Rescue” opened at Arts Place’s Collective Center on Nov. 16. The exhibit, which is on loan from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, will run through Jan. 3, 2012.
The exhibit features a series of reproductions created from the children’s book, “Roscoe and the Pelican Rescue.”
ST. MARYS — After a two-month drop of almost 1 percent, unemployment rates in Auglaize County edged up slightly in October.
In data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County's unemployment ticked up 0.2 percent to settle in at 7.4 percent last month. The unemployment rate at the same time last year was 8.6 percent.
ST. MARYS — Area businesses opened their doors early this morning to crowds of deal-seekers eager to make a dent in their holiday shopping lists.
“We’ve been very steady,” Kohl’s Assistant Manager Julia Dornick said. “The customers have been friendly, and we’ve been doing well.”
Dornick said the store, which opened at midnight, opened its doors to a slew of customers.
ST. MARYS — Students from the Mercer and Auglaize county area took time out of their school day to serve an early Thanksgiving meal as part of an annual fundraiser.
The students at the Tri Star Dennings Building in St. Marys prepared and served an early Thanksgiving dinner for their peers, administrators and others during the annual event on Wednesday.
ST. MARYS — A local organization is working to raise money through collecting used shoes.
The Family Life Center of Auglaize County is hosting the Barney the Shoeman Program, in conjunction with the Hands Across the Sea Foundation, through Nov. 30. The program "gives your old shoes a second chance, and makes shoes affordable to those who otherwise must go bare-foot," according to the Hands Across the Sea Foundation's website.