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August 28th, 2014

Cards Call Out Classes

August 28, 2014

NEW BREMEN — New Bremen fourth graders each donated $1 to fight ALS while getting drenched for charity on Wednesday.

Each student learned about ALS and read about Lou Gehrig — who died from the disease. The Cardinals then called out fourth graders nationwide to do the same.

Ella Pape explained what she’d learned about ALS.

“It’s a disease that people are fighting for,” she said, adding why she wanted to participate. “To challenge other people.”

Daily Rundown

August 28, 2014

Aug. 28: New Bremen Public Library will host story time for 3 to 5-year-olds at 10:30 a.m. today.

Preschool Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. today at New Knoxville Public Library. Kids ages 3-5 (not yet in Kindergarten) are welcome.

The New Bremen Library’s Highly Recommended Book Club will be meeting at 1 p.m. today. No need to read a specific book. Just come prepared to discuss what you’ve been reading recently.

August 26th

Police Chief Pitches Auxiliary

August 26, 2014

ST. MARYS — School security could get a boost if city councilors sign off on new legislation one law enforcement official says could save money and help the battered General Fund.

During Monday night's city council meeting, St. Marys Police Chief Mark Ernst addressed councilors regarding the re-establishment of a police auxiliary force for the city of St. Marys.

Ernst said the city had an auxiliary department that was established in the mid-1950s, but participation fizzled out in the 1990s.

Daily Rundown

August 26, 2014

Aug. 26: New Bremen Public Library will host story time for 3 to 5-year-olds at 6:30 p.m. today.

August 25th

Daily Rundown

August 25, 2014

Aug. 25: The New Bremen Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today.

The St. Marys City Council will meet at 7 p.m. today.

Swimmer Pushes Herself

August 25, 2014

ST. MARYS — Molly Menker has spent the better part of her life so far in the water.

This will be the Memorial High School senior’s 14th year swimming on various teams, including the YMCA and the Roughrider swim teams. It was something her parents threw her into and that she grew to love quickly.

“I just started out with swim lessons and the summer swim team when I was little, and it just really clicked and I liked it a lot, so my parents put me into the Y swim team in the winter when I was 7,” Menker said.

August 22nd

New Card Joins Classroom

August 22, 2014

NEW BREMEN — Tess Moeller, of Chickasaw, says teaching in city schools, while never the environment she saw herself in long-term, taught her that the less students had the more they needed their teachers.

“The kids didn’t have as much home support,” Moeller said. “Knowing they felt the safest and most loved when they came to school made me know what an impact teachers can have on students.”

Weekend Happenings

August 22, 2014

Aug. 23: The Governor's Cup Regatta is today.

Bluesfest is today at K.C. Geiger Park in St. Marys.

The Dog Days of Summer Dog Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at True Value Hardware in Minster.

IT Services Manager Fred Miller will help you Access eBooks on Multiple Devices. Bring your Kindles, Nooks and tablets to learn how to download eBooks from  FJ Stallo Memorial Library. Call the library at 419-628-2925 to register. Class size is limited.

August 21st

Spill Turns River Red

August 21, 2014

ST. MARYS — A portion of the St. Marys River turned red on Thursday.

St. Marys Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven said an equipment failure at an industrial account on McKinley Road caused approximately 55 gallons of food grade red dye to be sent into the wastewater system of the city of St. Marys. After passing through the city's system, the water was then discharged into the St. Marys River — as is typical with the finished water at the facility.

August 20th

Sanders Gets Life

August 20, 2014

CELINA — Trevin Sanders will more than likely never see the outside of a prison cell.

Mercer County Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Ingraham sentenced Sanders to two consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in the murders of Colleen and Robert Grube in November 2011. The sentence was identical to the one handed down to codefendant Bryant Rhoades last week.

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