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WAPAKONETA — With the March primary election field set, only one county official finds herself in a race.
Republican Auglaize County Recorder Christina "Chris" Lambert, who was appointed in September to succeed Ann Billings, is being challenged by Anne Hamilton, a Democrat from New Bremen, according to a news release Wednesday by Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell.
ST. MARYS — Local students are doing their part to help others this holiday season through an annual community project.
DECA — or Distributive Education Clubs of America — students at Memorial High School are currently holding their Goodfellows drive, where the students put out decorated cans in local businesses to collect money to purchase toys for those in need.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Community Public Library Board of Trustees prepared for a new year at its regular meeting Wednesday afternoon.
Board members reviewed a staff wish list for 2012 and discussed the possibilities for several items.
“I meet with the staff at the end of the year and I ask them what their needs are for the coming year,” Library Director Sue Pittman said. “Paula, Beth and I got together and added some things based on what we learned at the conference.”
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Board of Education met Wednesday night to hear an update from Freytag and Associates about a possible layout for the building project in preparation for the community meeting next week.
ST. MARYS — Residents will be able to participate in a seasonal activity, while an ice rink has a temporary home at a local park this month.
The ice skating rink that made its debut at Winterfest in 2010 will be a part of the Festival of Lights in K.C. Geiger Park this month.
"He is still hoping to put it up at K.C. Geiger," St. Marys Optimist Winterfest Chair Virg Bertke said. "It will be back at Memorial Park for Winterfest on the 18th."
ST. MARYS — K.C. Geiger Park will light up this holiday season as the inaugural City of St. Marys Festival of Lights opens this weekend.
The Festival of Lights will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 23. The display was scheduled to open last weekend but was postponed because of weather, and will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, featuring a slew of light displays throughout K.C. Geiger Park.
ST. MARYS — Area residents can do their part in helping with the cleanup of Grand Lake St. Marys by putting in their own aeration systems.
The recent Battelle Interim Report to the Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission recommended aeration technologies in select sheltered areas, according to a news release. Residents are able to assist with the aeration of the lake waters — 10 percent of the lake water is located in channels on Grand Lake St. Marys — by putting an aeration system in their channel.
ST. MARYS — In today's The Evening Leader, it states Cody Taylor, 17, passed away, which is not true.
The information received by The Evening Leader was misinterpreted.
Taylor is at home with his family.
"He's doing real well," said his father, Russell Taylor.
"We want to make sure everybody knows he's OK." The Evening Leader regrets publishing the incorrect information.
ST. MARYS — Local students will be participating in a pilot project through their school, as early as the beginning of next year.
A group of students in grades eight through 12 will be participating in the BYOT — or Bring Your Own Technology — program, through which students will bring their own technological devices to class.
The program, Technology Coordinator Kyle Menchhofer said, comes at a time when the district has been making cuts, with technology being one of the many being hit.
ST. MARYS — Electronics, dolls and a pony topped the lists of desires for area children who wrote letters to Santa Monday night at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
The library held its annual open house, featuring a slew of holiday-themed activities, including a visit with Santa, storytime with Mrs. Claus and the opportunity to write a letter to Santa among others.
“A phone,” Tayla Meeker, 7, said of what she is hoping Santa will bring her this year as she completed her letter.