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July 5th, 2011

Weekly Happenings

July 5, 2011

July 5: FJ Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will hold stories in the park at 10 a.m. today.

New Bremen Public Library will host a craft day at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. today. Sign ups are required and all ages are welcome.

The Minster Village Council is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today. Moulton Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. today for the regular monthly meeting.

July 7: New Bremen Public Library will host Suitcase Stories at 10:30 a.m. today.

Park Manager To Push For More Alum

July 5, 2011

CELINA — A local park manager says he plans to push for a second alum dose next year for Grand Lake St. Marys.

Festival Means Fellowship, Fun

July 5, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — The community of New Knoxville celebrated the holiday weekend with the 2011 Independence Day Celebration — a time for food, fellowship and fun.

July 4th

Celina Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

July 4, 2011

CELINA — A Celina man died Sunday night after he crashed his motorcycle.

In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office is investigating the county's first traffic fatality of 2011. Dispatchers received a call of a possible motorcycle crash at 11:56 p.m. Sunday. The caller advised dispatchers they heard a motorcycle go past their house, then heard tires squealing and a crash.

July 1st

Boaters Encouraged To Use Safety

July 1, 2011

ST. MARYS — As boaters flock to Grand Lake St. Marys to enjoy the holiday weekend, a local watercraft officer says he hopes they follow several simple safety rules that could save a life.

"We are expecting this to be among the busiest boating weekends of the year," said Brett Trump, area supervisor for the Division of Watercraft. "We are encouraging boaters to follow basic safety tips — obey boating rules of the road, stay alert and sober and properly wear a life jacket."

Store Opens Doors

July 1, 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.

Artists Add Creations

July 1, 2011

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 Native Heeds Call To Priesthood

July 1, 2011

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.

Library Hosts Craft Event

July 1, 2011

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.”

June 30th

St. Marys Hits 24 of 26 Indicators

June 30, 2011

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.

 

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