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September 6th, 2011
CELINA — An area official updated members of a local lake organization on a project that is scheduled to start this fall.
Mercer County Economic Development Director Jared Ebbing addressed members of the Lake Improvement Association during their monthly meeting Saturday morning.
He noted the Prairie Creek treatment train would be a system to return the “ecological balance” to that section of Grand Lake St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — A group of Auglaize County athletes recently celebrated their achievements from when they competed in a statewide competition earlier this season.
Auglaize County Special Olympics athletes were recognized by their peers for the achievements they netted during the 42nd annual Special Olympics Ohio State Summer Games held in Columbus in late June during a recent banquet in St. Marys.
“We took approximately 52 athletes this year,” Special Olympics Chair Dave Axe said.
ST. MARYS — A university and local school band are teaming up to provide a performance at the school’s first official home football game for the 2011 season.
The Pride of Dayton, the University of Dayton’s marching band, will be coming to St. Marys Sept. 9 to perform when St. Marys takes on Elida at Skip Baughman Stadium. This is the first time UD’s band has performed with the St. Marys All Brass Band, SMABB Director Dane Newlove said.
ST. MARYS — A local author and columnist recently released the second volume in his five-part series collection.
The Evening Leader Columnist John Andreoni released volume two of his series “Going Wild With Forda Birds.” The series encompasses a collection of Andreoni’s outdoor columns, which he started writing more than 40 years ago. Each column included in the collection is preceded by Andreoni’s present thoughts on the issue addressed.
MINSTER — A project along the Miami and Erie Canal should help improve the waterway for years to come.
Auglaize County Design Engineer Matt Quinter noted construction crews are approximately 70 percent done with phase one of a two-phased ditch petition project along the Miami and Erie Canal in Minster. The project will improve the waterway from First Street to Ohio 119 through the village.
ST. MARYS — Ashley Rickard enjoys challenging herself, and one of her most recent challenges has been inside a chain-linked cage.
The St. Marys Memorial High School graduate has been training for cage fighting for more than a year now at Sudden Impact in Fort Wayne, and also does jiu-jitsu and kickboxing. Rickard said she was drawn to the sport because of the competition.
ST. MARYS — One of the newest additions to K.C. Geiger Park recently welcomed its 7,300th visitor.
“It’s exceeded our expectations,” St. Marys Safety-Service Director Tom Hitchcock said about the miniature golf course in K.C. Geiger Park. “As of yesterday (Wednesday) we had 7,319 people go through. We’ve even had 2,000 go through on the honor system out there.”
ST. MARYS — The Evening Leader will be hosting an online college football pick'em contest through its website TheEveningLeader.com.
Local contestants will be able to take on our panel of four local experts — Josh Goff, Brian Smith, Denny Lauth and Mike Burkholder — in an effort to win weekly prizes. The top pickers of the season will receive cash prizes as well.
ST. MARYS — Local residents who want to own a piece of St. Marys history can do so by visiting the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce.
A version of the 1936 film that was found in the chamber’s basement in 2009 has been digitized and transfered into DVD format for purchase. Minster Bank donated the funds to help cover the costs of digitizing and restoring the film.
ST. MARYS — Area students received an annual visit to their schools where they were presented with a tool that will help them throughout this year and maybe in future years.
The St. Marys Rotary Club presented dictionaries to third-grade students at Grand Lake Christian School, at Holy Rosary School and at St. Marys Intermediate School Wednesday morning.
“We know third grade is a very big year,” Rotarian and Dictionary Chair Jim Harris told the students at St. Marys Intermediate School. “We want to help you out during the year.”