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October 3rd, 2011

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.

Butler Takes Home Crown

October 3, 2011

MINSTER — Ten area girls competed to represent their hometown, with a Minster High School junior being chosen as Miss Oktoberfest during the annual competition held Saturday afternoon.

Hannah Butler, the daughter of Pat and Becky Butler, represented Stroh, Johnson and Company in the 2011 Miss Oktoberfest competition, beating out nine other girls for the title.

“I’m so excited,” Butler said after being announced the winner. “Everyone has been so great, and I’m just really honored to be chosen.”

September 30th

Local Reflects On World War II Service

September 30, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Ralph Boerger spent 753 days on the front line during World War II and this year is celebrating his 66th year since his discharge in 1945.

The Fort Loramie native was drafted in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army as a medic in the 45th Infantry Division.

Park set to host event

September 30, 2011

ST. MARYS — Visitors to an area campground will have their fill of spooky activities this weekend.

The Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Campground is hosting its Halloween Campout, with activities officially kicking off Friday night.

“We were starting off Friday evening with a scavenger hunt,” Park Manager Brian Miller said. “Then we were going to have a movie.”

He added the activities continue through today.

5 arrested on drug charges

September 30, 2011

CELINA — Four adults and one juvenile were arrested Wednesday as a result of drug investigations in Mercer County.

In a news release issued Friday, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies and members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force acted on information regarding the sale of heroin at the intersection of U.S. 127 and U.S. 33. Law enforcement officials observed the transaction and once it was completed, the suspect vehicle was stopped. The driver of the vehicle, Tosha N. Reed, 22, 306 E. High St., Mendon, was arrested for trafficking in heroin.

Storefronts at forefront

September 30, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local development official says he plans to start marketing a downtown storefront once the tenant moves out in the coming weeks.

Rangers Learn To 'ROCK' Out

September 30, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — Elementary students are showing kindness and compassion to be ROCKs this year in conjunction with the school’s Rachel’s Challenge program.

September 29th

Local Officials Praise Results

September 29, 2011

ST. MARYS — Local lake officials praised the results of Wednesday’s report on the alum treatment of Grand Lake St. Marys and noted it was a step in the right direction.

“It was a necessary item to keep the lake moving forward this summer,” Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Facilitator Tom Knapke said during a teleconference with regional media. “We appreciated it immensely.”

Alum Helped Grand Lake St. Marys

September 29, 2011

ST. MARYS — A multi-million dollar alum treatment on a portion of Grand Lake St. Marys in June reduced phosphorus levels by more than 50 percent in a development officials say exceeded their expectations.

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