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November 23rd, 2012
ST. MARYS — An annual toy drive to benefit children in the St. Marys School District is in full swing.
Barrels looking for donations as part of the Toys for Tots drive are out in full force at approximately 30 local businesses. Organizer Steve Mackenbach has been in charge of the drive for more than two decades.
“The thing about it I like the most is that everyone just seems up beat about it,” Mackenbach said. “Everyone seems to enjoy it and it’s just a positive thing.”
NEW BREMEN — Grandparents learned about respect, monkeys and Tony Chestnut from their grandchildren, who put on a show Tuesday afternoon for the annual Grandparents Day celebration at New Bremen Elementary.
Kindergarten students showed off their singing and dancing skills while telling their grandparents about what they have learned in school this year with a lineup of choreographed songs. Kindergarten Teacher Debbie Miller thanked the grandparents in attendance for all the work they do with their grandchildren to help them advance in school.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Board of Education welcomed a new face to the school’s administration team, hiring a new treasurer at their meeting Monday night.
MINSTER — Rick Armon began writing about beer more than 12 years ago, when the features editor at the Democrat and Chronicle asked him to start a beer column.
NEW BREMEN — According to Monster.com’s Randy Adelman, success comes down to two things — desire and know-how.
ST. MARYS — For St Marys senior Tyler Rose, graduating from high school will be a bittersweet event.
Rose, who has been involved in sports and clubs at St. Marys Memorial High School, will miss having “the best of both worlds,” he noted.
“(You get) that small town feel, and also at sporting events the whole town comes to support you,” Rose said.
Rose plays baseball and football for the school, and is a first and third baseman and a tight end, respectively.
ST. MARYS — A local automotive component supplier recently reached a milestone in its almost three decades of operation.
On Friday, Setex marked its 5 millionth car seat manufactured for Honda. Company officials, as well as representatives from Honda and the city of St. Marys, attended a ceremony to mark the occasion.
ST. MARYS — "Footloose" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial High School in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. All-Activity passes will be honored
CELINA — Wright State University Lake Campus held its open house Thursday afternoon in the hopes of catching the interest of undecided and potentially soon-to-graduate high school students.
Admissions/Public Relations Specialist Jill Puthoff was one of the main faculty members to organize the event. Current enrollment is approximately 1,000 students, the majority of whom are from the area, Puthoff said.
“If we get any (out-of-state students) they’re usually from Indiana,” she said.
ST. MARYS — Friends and family are coming together in December to help a local resident in need.
A “Fun Night” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the St. Marys VFW to help Dave “Stubby” Whetstone cover his medical expenses. Whetstone in currently battling cancer.