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June 23rd, 2011
ST. MARYS — A new addition to K.C. Geiger Park should be open for play in the coming weeks.
During a parks and recreation meeting earlier this year, a group of residents inquired about the feasibility of installing a frisbee golf course at K.C. Geiger Park. St. Marys Safety-Service Director Tom Hitchcock green-lit the plan and said he expected the course to open soon.
ST. MARYS — The Wayne Street United Methodist Church will be holding the first-ever Waynestock Living for the Rock concert on July 23 in the church sanctuary.
The all-day event will feature a variety of music, including some local talent. The lineup includes Just Us Gospel Quartet, Bill Parrish, Awaken Band, Days Apart, Lori Triplett and Harlend Band. Doors will open at 2 p.m. with the first band set to play at 2:30 p.m.
Keith Jacobs said he expects Just Us Gospel Quartet and Triplett to be a large draw.
ST. MARYS — Locals looking to stay in town and still be able to hear local bands, can head over to Memorial Park as the 2011 Rotary Summer Concert Series kicks off on Sunday.
Six performers will be featured this year during the program, which has been occurring in St. Marys for more than 20 years, Chair Jeff Squire said.
“Rotary sponsors the Summer Concert Series, and as part of the Rotary Club, I’m the chair of the concert series,” Squire noted.
ST. MARYS — After months on the decline, the unemployment rate in Auglaize County edged slightly higher in May.
According to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County registered an unemployment rate of 7.6 percent, an increase of 0.3 percent from April’s 7.3 percent. Last year the unemployment rate for the county was at 9 percent.
ST. MARYS — Members of a city committee got the first glimpse of the 2012 budget for the city of St. Marys.
St. Marys Safety-Service Director Tom Hitchcock unveiled the preliminary 2012 budget during a finance committee meeting Monday night. The proposed measure clocked in at $44.73 million, more than $3 million less than the 2011 budget of $47.85 million. As of June 17, the city has incurred expenditures of $16.45 million. In 2008, the city spent $50.39 million. It spent $45.85 million in 2009 and $40.17 million in 2010.
NEW BREMEN — Children shuffled through the aisles of books at the New Bremen Public Library searching for clues in the scavenger hunt Monday as part of the library’s summer reading program.
The hunt, open to readers of all ages, scattered scavengers throughout the library in search for clues hidden among the books and magazines. Third-grade student Mariah Parlett completed the scavenger hunt with some ease.
“I went through and found all the papers in the library and at the end I got a cool prize,” Parlett said.
ST. MARYS — Historic cars of different models and colors lined a parking lot at a local car dealership this weekend, as the dealership held its annual cruise-in, with the proceeds from the event benefitting a former NFL football player’s foundation that honors his son.
“This is our 12th year,” Coordinator Brian Engel said of the MOPAR or No Car St. Marys Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Cruise-in held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, which boasted approximately 150 cars.
NEW BREMEN — Area children were able to participate in the arts as part of the first-ever combined Arts in the Parks day in New Bremen this weekend.
On Saturday, Arts Place’s Arts in the Parks hosted three back-to-back events at Lock One in New Bremen.
June 20: The New Bremen Public Library will hold at scavenger hunt from noon to 7 p.m. today.
FJ Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will hold a bead-making craft from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Preregistration is required and call 419-628-2925 to sign up.
New Knoxville Community Library will host Steve Belliveau's Get Science Show from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.
ST. MARYS — A local state senator says he hopes three provisions he fought to include in the biennial budget aimed at helping Grand Lake St. Marys make it to the governor’s desk.
State Sen. Keith Faber proposed shifting $4 million of Waterways Safety funds initially earmarked for a marina at Caesar Creek, in Waynesville, to Grand Lake St. Marys for algae mitigation. Faber told The Evening Leader funding from the marina would then come from a capital improvement fund.