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July 22nd, 2011

Village Has Rich History

July 22, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — During the early 1830s, emigrants from Ladbergen, Germany, settled in New Knoxville, an area that promised hope to families in Germany that did not have the economic opportunities America provided.

On June 30, 1836, 27-year-old James Knox Lytle drew up a map of the land he had purchased in Washington Township, which was comprised of 102 lots. The town was named Knoxville, after Lytle’s mother’s family, although it did not receive a name until the 1840s.

Interviews Help 4-Hers

July 22, 2011

WAPAKONETA — It’s not just the larger livestock that have a potent odor, a first-year 4-Her taking a duck project says one of the things he learned about them was that they stink.

Grayson Ford, of Spencerville, said he did “lots of stuff” to get ready for his prefair interview Thursday in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

Filling out books for both his duck and boiler projects, Ford said he answered questions and wrote down information about poultry, including what they eat and their weights.

Chief Backs Measure

July 22, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement official says he supports a drive by Ohio legislators to craft a measure inspired by the death of Caylee Anthony.

Portman Voices Concerns

July 22, 2011

ST. MARYS — An Ohio Senator says while he is hopeful a deal will get done regarding Congress’ impasse on raising the debt ceiling, any deal must include a cut in spending.

Pair Breaks Into Cridersville Store

July 22, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Police Chief John Drake is hoping the public can help in identifying two males that broke into a store early Thursday morning.

“We have a real good image on the video surveillance camera of the two suspects that broke into the Community Market store in Cridersville,” Drake said after the break-in at 12:25 a.m. Thursday. “I am hoping somebody can identify the suspects.”

July 21st

BOE OKs Spencer As New SM AD

July 21, 2011

ST. MARYS — An Auglaize County commissioner is the new athletic director at  St. Marys.

Diggle Given Max Sentence

July 21, 2011

WAPAKONETA — A St. Marys man will spend 25 years to life in prison as consecutive sentences were passed down during sentencing Wednesday.

Gordon W. Diggle III was sentenced to a 10-year prison term on a charge of aggravated robbery to be served consecutively with a 15-year to life term on a murder charge for the beating death of Steven Casad on Sept. 8 in the alley of the Friendly Tavern.

July 20th

Countywide Drive To Fill Food Pantries

July 20, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local organization is working to make a difference in the community by holding a food drive this weekend to benefit local food pantries.

The United Way of Auglaize County will be holding its third annual Christmas in July food drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Executive Director Randy Fisher said the drive is meant to bring awareness of the poverty and hunger in the area.

Village Issues Advisory

July 20, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Officials in the village of New Bremen are asking residents to curtail water usage in an effort to conserve the resource.

In a news release issued to The Evening Leader, New Bremen Mayor Jeff Pape announced the imposition of a water use advisory for the village. Pape asked residents to curb water use by eliminating practices such as watering lawns, washing cars and operating outdoor fountains.

July 19th

BOE OKs Fees

July 19, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — School fees for the 2011-12 school year at New Knoxville Local Schools will remain similar to last school year, as the New Knoxville Board of Education approved the school fees for the upcoming school year at their meeting Tuesday evening.

Superintendent Kim Waterman noted that there will only be an increase in fees for two subjects, while a few fees were reduced.

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