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December 9th

Local Students Shop For Holiday Gifts During Sale

December 9, 2011

ST. MARYS — Local students were able to fit in some holiday shopping during a two-day event this week.

Students at St. Marys Primary School shopped the Santa's Workshop Gift Sale on Thursday and Friday.

"This is for Project Independence through the Auglaize County ESC," autism teacher Cari Fisher said on Friday. "Our students make the crafts. It takes about a year to make all of the stuff."

Fisher added the Santa's Workshop Gift Sale was at St. Marys Intermediate School last week, as well.

Group Makes Donation To Disc Course

December 9, 2011

ST. MARYS — Four area residents are making a large donation this holiday season to the Grand Miami Disc Golf Course in K.C. Geiger Park.

“Christmas has come early for the disc golf course, it really has,” Grand Miami Disc Golf Course Founder Nate Metz said. “What these guys have done is just amazing. It’s going to add so much more to the park.”

T.C. Cipollone, Dominic Cipollone, Chad Rohrer and Randy Garmen donated $1,000 to put concrete t-pads in the course. Metz said the pads will add a touch of class.

Local Center Nets Funds For Equipment

December 9, 2011

ST. MARYS — A county organization is offering carbon monoxide detectors and weather alert radios to area seniors.

The Auglaize County Council on Aging (ACCA) is offering carbon monoxide detectors and county weather alert radios to seniors, age 60 and over, free of charge.

“We’re keeping them (the carbon monoxide detectors and weather alert radios) for those people in the community that are at age 60 and over,” ACCA Executive Director Christina Roby said.

Library Collecting Toys

December 9, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local library is looking to get "showered" with toys this holiday season in hopes of enhancing its toy collection.

The St. Marys Community Public Library is hosting "Shower your Library with Toys" through Jan. 7. Youth Services Coordinator Paula Drummond said the drive will replace two sets of toys.

"Some of the toys will be used for circulation, and some of the toys will be kept in-house for our play area," she said.

Drummond said the library is working with a local toy store for the drive.

Group Names Scholarship Recipient

December 9, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local networking group presented its first scholarship during its monthly meeting on Thursday.

Members of the Auglaize/Mercer Women in Business Networking Association gathered at Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys to announce the recipient of their first-ever Auglaize/Mercer WiB Program for Continuing Education — a grant to provide financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to resume studies because of changing demands in their lives.

No Primary Face-Offs In County

December 9, 2011

WAPAKONETA — With the March primary election field set, only one county official finds herself in a race.

Republican Auglaize County Recorder Christina "Chris" Lambert, who was appointed in September to succeed Ann Billings, is being challenged by Anne Hamilton, a Democrat from New Bremen, according to a news release Wednesday by Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell.

December 8th

DECA Drive

December 8, 2011

ST. MARYS — Local students are doing their part to help others this holiday season through an annual community project.

DECA — or Distributive Education Clubs of America — students at Memorial High School are currently holding their Goodfellows drive, where the students put out decorated cans in local businesses to collect money to purchase toys for those in need.

Trustees Discuss New Options For Local Library

December 8, 2011

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Community Public Library Board of Trustees prepared for a new year at its regular meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Board members reviewed a staff wish list for 2012 and discussed the possibilities for several items.

“I meet with the staff at the end of the year and I ask them what their needs are for the coming year,” Library Director Sue Pittman said. “Paula, Beth and I got together and added some things based on what we learned at the conference.”

Board Talks New Facility

December 8, 2011

NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Board of Education met Wednesday night to hear an update from Freytag and Associates about a possible layout for the building project in preparation for the community meeting next week.

December 7th

Residents To Be Able To Go Ice Skating, Group Set Up Rink In K.C. Geiger Park

December 7, 2011

ST. MARYS — Residents will be able to participate in a seasonal activity, while an ice rink has a temporary home at a local park this month.

The ice skating rink that made its debut at Winterfest in 2010 will be a part of the Festival of Lights in K.C. Geiger Park this month.

"He is still hoping to put it up at K.C. Geiger," St. Marys Optimist Winterfest Chair Virg Bertke said. "It will be back at Memorial Park for Winterfest on the 18th."

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