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October 10th, 2011

Deutsch Day Competition

October 10, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — Screams of victory, sighs of defeat and the occasional German tune filled the gym at New Knoxville Local School Friday morning, as students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades competed in the German Olympics.

German teacher Kathy McClain said the annual event is used to promote German culture.

"The idea is to promote German heritage," McClain said, noting that the event is always scheduled during German-American Week. "With New Knoxville being a German town, we try to highlight their heritage."

October 6th

Cultural Exchange

October 6, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — A local district added three global students this school year as part of a foreign exchange student program.

Cisco Talks Baseball, Hands Out Award

October 6, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local baseball legend returned to town Wednesday to hand out a Little League award that bears his name.

Galen Cisco visited members of the St. Marys Rotary Club during their weekly meeting at the St. Marys Eagles and talked about all things baseball. He also handed out the Galen Cisco Award, which is presented annually to the St. Marys Little League’s team most valuable player.

October 5th

Fireman's Picnic Offers Fun, Competition

October 5, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — Area residents will flock to New Knoxville’s Community Park this weekend for a day full of activities at an annual fire department fundraiser.

Ceremony Set For National Guard

October 5, 2011

ST. MARYS — Approximately 90 soldiers based at the St. Marys unit of the Ohio Army National Guard will be honored at a ceremony later this month.

A Call to Duty ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 16 at Memorial High School to mark the deployment of St. Marys Alpha Company of the Special Troops Battalion 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The unit was called into active duty earlier this year for a yearlong deployment that will feature service in Afghanistan.

October 4th

Volunteer Struck By Vehicle

October 4, 2011

CELINA — A volunteer with a local law enforcement agency was hit by a car while directing traffic at a crash location.

In a news release issued this morning, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office is investigating a serious injury crash that involved a member of the MCERV (Mercer County Emergency Response Volunteers) who was assisting the sheriff’s office at a crash scene.

Group Returns For Performance

October 4, 2011

ST. MARYS — A French Canadian musical group showcased their talents at a local college campus Monday night, and it will also be performing at a local senior center, as well as various other locations around the area.

For the second year in a row, Mauvais Sort is visiting this area and is holding multiple performances as part of the Ohio Arts Council’s International Music and Performing Arts in Communities Tour (IMPACT).

Cards Embark On Reading Week

October 4, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Elementary and middle school students will be learning, reading and dressing “out of this world” this week as a part of the school’s annual Right to Read Week and Scholastic Book Fair.

October 3rd

Firm Pitches Plan

October 3, 2011

CELINA — Officials from a Wisconsin firm gave a presentation to members of a lake group Saturday morning that included plans to help clean up the watershed and water of Grand Lake St. Marys.

Girls Compete For Little Miss Title

October 3, 2011

MINSTER — There’s a new little queen in town.

Macy Prenger, 6, the daughter of Steve and Theresa Prenger, won the 2011 Little Miss Oktoberfest Contest, which was held at the Minster Knights of Columbus Hall on Saturday morning.

Paige Schulte, 6, the daughter of Craig and Pam Schulte, was the first runner-up, while Lexi Niemeyer, 6, the daughter of Matt and Alycia Niemeyer, was the second runner-up.

The annual event was open to all 5 and 6-year-old girls who live in Minster.

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