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July 1st, 2011
ST. MARYS — Customers can find a little bit of everything at St. Marys’ newest thrift store, Penny Pinchers, which celebrated its grand opening Friday morning.
Owner Michelle Murphy said shopping at the thrift store is like going on a treasure hunt.
“It’s a treasure find,” Murphy said. “Every time you walk into a thrift store, it’s a treasure find. God knows what you’re walking out with.”
Murphy said she opened the store because of the current economy.
ST. MARYS — A group has been devoting its time working indoors this summer, as a few high school students have diligently been working to add some of their own flair to a local school.
Members of Memorial High School's Art Club, which is advised by Jen Christopher, have been spending a few days a week during their summer break to add some color to the gymnasium at St. Marys Primary School.
"Before school was out, they started sketching," St. Marys Primary School Principal Sue Sherman said.
ST. MARYS — After a lifetime of helping others, Jerry Schetter, a life-long resident of St. Marys, has heeded God’s call to become a Catholic priest.
Schetter grew up in a strong, Catholic family. He attended Holy Rosary School and grew up observing his uncle, who is a priest. Schetter said his uncle never told him to become a priest; however, his presence had an influence on Schetter’s life.
ST. MARYS — Children filled the meeting room at a local library to create a piece of their own on Thursday.
As part of the St. Marys Community Public Library’s summer reading program, children were able to create a necklace or bracelet to take home with them.
“We are doing beads today,” Youth Services Coordinator Paula Drummond said. “We focused on Africa this week, so we’re making beaded necklaces/bracelets.”
ST. MARYS — According to preliminary numbers from an assessment taken during the school year that were recently released, a local school district has made the state requirements but is still struggling to meet the federal guidelines.
St. Marys City Schools received its results from the Ohio Achievement Assessments taken earlier this year.
The data showed St. Marys students met 24 out of the 26 state indicators — eighth-grade science and fifth-grade math were the ones they did not meet.
ST. MARYS — Contractors tasked with applying chemicals to help reduce phosphorus levels in Grand Lake St. Marys are scheduled to wrap up the monthlong project today.
HAB Aquatic Solutions won the bid to apply alum to the center 4,900 acres of the lake in order to neutralize phosphorus already in the water. Phosphorus is a food source for algae, a major issue at the lake.
NEW BREMEN — Area village councilors voted to explore the options for an electric substation, as they passed the first reading of a resolution to seek engineering, during their meeting Tuesday evening.
New Bremen Village Councilors passed the first reading of a resolution to authorize Village Administrator Wayne York to seek engineering for upgrades to the village’s Herman Street Substation.
MINSTER — One phone call and five minutes — that’s all it took for Ohio’s governor to get a handful of engineers jobs at Dannon in Minster Tuesday afternoon.
In a visit touting development and investment in Ohio, Gov. John Kasich helped Dannon land engineers to fit its needs at the Minster plant. The job opportunities surfaced during a tour of the plant when the plant manager noted he needed some engineers. Kasich called Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee who pledged his support.
ST. MARYS — Bryan Householder teaches Spanish to approximately 200 students located all over Ohio at the same time.
He is a teacher for Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) and teaches his students in an online environment.
After completing his master’s degree online, Householder, a St. Marys resident, said he was intrigued by teaching online classes because of his interests in teaching, Spanish and web design.
New Knoxville Independence Day Celebration Schedule of Events
Saturday, July 2
8 a.m. — Woody A. Piehl Wooden Bat Softball Tournament
8:30 a.m. — 5K Walk/Run — to enter contact Samantha Menke at 567-204-8571
9:30 a.m. — One mile fun run — to enter contact Samantha Menke at 567-204-8571
11 a.m. — Flag ceremony-Cub Scouts
11:30 a.m. — The Way International Choir
Noon — Dodgeball Tournament- Lesia Arnett