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September 27th, 2011

District OKs Tech Use

September 27, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — Students at New Knoxville are now permitted to use their personal laptops, e-readers and iPods during study hall and at their teacher’s discretion in the classroom.

In her report to the New Knoxville Board of Education Tuesday night, Principal Linda Tebbe wrote the Tech Committee met recently and discussed the change.

“We’re trying this out this nine-weeks to see what issues or concerns may arise,” Tebbe wrote in her report. “So far, so good.”

September 26th

Visitors Flock To Pumpkinfest

September 26, 2011

NEW BREMEN ­— Frequent watering, soil preparation and a slight obsession are all key ingredients that help grow giant pumpkins.

Pumpkin enthusiasts and scores of visitors converged on the Crown Pavilion to catch a glimpse of the giant gourds that easily surpassed 1,000 pounds as part of the 2011 New Bremen Pumpkinfest. The two-day event featured its traditional pumpkin weigh-off as well as a regatta, a pumpkin-smashing monster truck and a bake-off.

Kohl's Open For Business

September 26, 2011

ST. MARYS — Throngs of shoppers filed into the newest retail addition to the St. Marys business landscape Sunday.

Kohl’s opened Sunday to packed check-outs and a flurry of shoppers browsing racks and displays. The retailer, which is located adjacent to Kroger, is just the latest addition to the business lineup in the city.

“Customers seem to be turning out in droves,” store manager Rick Folz told The Evening Leader. “We opened at 9 a.m.”

September 23rd

Speaker Sets Examples For Students

September 23, 2011

ST. MARYS — Ron Rose wasn’t born blind — a medical practice in the 1950s made him that way — but if there’s one thing he wishes he could do if he could see again, it’s drive a car.

Rose told the third-grade students in Joni Ahlers’ class at St. Marys Intermediate School he has driven a car once — but it almost got him in trouble — but if one day he woke up and wasn’t blind anymore, driving would be what he would want to do first.

District Looks To Save Tops

September 23, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — A New Knoxville parent has stepped up to help the New Knoxville School District earn more money through Box Tops for Education.

Group Eyes Downtown

September 23, 2011

ST. MARYS — A  fledgling group is hoping to bring some awareness to downtown St. Marys.

The recently formed St. Marys Community Partnership is made up of businesses and individuals with the goal of helping bring awareness to the downtown district. Group member Jeremy Holtzapple, whose wife Brenda operates Williams Tax Service, said the group had its first official meeting in August and held an event in July.

New Wedding Business Opens

September 23, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — A new area business recently opened to aide brides and grooms in planning their dream wedding.

St. Marys native Anita Roediger opened One Stop Bridal and Event Planning and Photography by Anita in New Knoxville in the Winner’s Computers building. For her event planning business, Roediger said she coordinates with local businesses to provide a dream wedding to engaged couples on a budget.

September 22nd

Board Goes Back And Forth On Sports Complex

September 22, 2011

ST. MARYS — Local board of education members discussed another facilities project during their monthly meeting Wednesday night.

St. Marys Board of Education members discussed the completion of the new athletic complex and funding for the project, going back and forth between their options.

“In my own personal opinion, I don’t see any time before 2013,” Board Vice President Rees McKee said of the possible schedule for the athletic complex. “We still have got a few things against us.”

Shelby County Sheriff Faces Sex Charge

September 22, 2011

WAPAKONETA — A former member of the Wapakoneta Police Department and the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office alleges she was sexually assaulted last year in her Auglaize County home by the Shelby County sheriff, resulting in his arrest early Wednesday.

New Eatery Opens In St. Marys

September 22, 2011

ST. MARYS — Hungry residents looking for a place to get a home-cooked meal have a new option.

Kate’s Kitchen, 810 S. Wayne St., St. Marys, opened its doors Wednesday at the former location of the Knotty Pine. For owners Dennis and Kathy Burden, owning the restaurant is a dream come true.

“It’s been her lifelong dream to open up a restaurant,” Burden told The Evening Leader as his wife was busy cooking in the kitchen. “So that’s what we did.”

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