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July 25th, 2011
ST. MARYS — An air-conditioned sanctuary, six talented acts, food, and fellowship made the first-ever Waynestock a day to remember.
It may have been sweltering outside, but that did not stop local residents from coming to Wayne Street United Methodist Church.
Saturday’s Waynestock had been more than a year in the making. Keith Jacobs said he envisioned this idea as a new way for community members to come together and worship. The youth group and the rest of the parish worked together to help Jacobs’ idea become reality.
NEW BREMEN — Scores of residents braved temperatures of more than 90 degrees Saturday as they turned out for an event that benefited a local fire department.
The 90th annual New Bremen Fireman’s Picnic took center stage at the Crown Pavilion and offered visitors a slew of activities and events. From corn hole and wiffel ball tournaments to chain saw carvings, pony rides and music, the annual fundraiser for the New Bremen/German Township Fire Department had something for everyone.
NEW KNOXVILLE — During the early 1830s, emigrants from Ladbergen, Germany, settled in New Knoxville, an area that promised hope to families in Germany that did not have the economic opportunities America provided.
On June 30, 1836, 27-year-old James Knox Lytle drew up a map of the land he had purchased in Washington Township, which was comprised of 102 lots. The town was named Knoxville, after Lytle’s mother’s family, although it did not receive a name until the 1840s.
WAPAKONETA — It’s not just the larger livestock that have a potent odor, a first-year 4-Her taking a duck project says one of the things he learned about them was that they stink.
Grayson Ford, of Spencerville, said he did “lots of stuff” to get ready for his prefair interview Thursday in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Filling out books for both his duck and boiler projects, Ford said he answered questions and wrote down information about poultry, including what they eat and their weights.
ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement official says he supports a drive by Ohio legislators to craft a measure inspired by the death of Caylee Anthony.
ST. MARYS — An Ohio Senator says while he is hopeful a deal will get done regarding Congress’ impasse on raising the debt ceiling, any deal must include a cut in spending.
CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Police Chief John Drake is hoping the public can help in identifying two males that broke into a store early Thursday morning.
“We have a real good image on the video surveillance camera of the two suspects that broke into the Community Market store in Cridersville,” Drake said after the break-in at 12:25 a.m. Thursday. “I am hoping somebody can identify the suspects.”
ST. MARYS — An Auglaize County commissioner is the new athletic director at St. Marys.
WAPAKONETA — A St. Marys man will spend 25 years to life in prison as consecutive sentences were passed down during sentencing Wednesday.
Gordon W. Diggle III was sentenced to a 10-year prison term on a charge of aggravated robbery to be served consecutively with a 15-year to life term on a murder charge for the beating death of Steven Casad on Sept. 8 in the alley of the Friendly Tavern.
ST. MARYS — A local organization is working to make a difference in the community by holding a food drive this weekend to benefit local food pantries.
The United Way of Auglaize County will be holding its third annual Christmas in July food drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Executive Director Randy Fisher said the drive is meant to bring awareness of the poverty and hunger in the area.