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ST. MARYS — For 86 years, Memorial High School stood at the center of St. Marys and was a gathering place for the community.
“The old school was the center of our community for generations — for 86 years to be exact,” Author Buz Howard read from his newest book, “The Life and Times of Memorial High School: A Pictorial History, 1924-2010” Tuesday night. “From 1924 to 2010, it stood majestically right in the center of our town.”
ST. MARYS — A school trip to Washington, D.C. that was canceled because of Hurricane Sandy is back on.
St. Marys Superintendent Shawn Brown told The Evening Leader he received notification from K&K Tours that the eighth-grade trip will be rescheduled for a later date. The trip was canceled on Monday because of the impending storm — which caused massive devastation along the eastern seaboard.
ST. MARYS — As Hurricane Sandy smashed into the East Coast on Monday, the massive storm also forced the cancellation of St. Marys Middle School’s eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C.
St. Marys Superintendent Shawn Brown said initially plans were to delay the trip 24 hours, and then reassess the situation. However, as Sandy continued to pound the eastern seaboard, Brown said it became more clear the trip was in jeopardy.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Elementary students at New Knoxville Local School sprinted out to the track Monday afternoon to begin their one or two laps around the track.
The students are members of the Ranger Recess Walking Club, which “promotes fitness, character and responsibility while rewarding positive behavior,” according to a note sent home to parents.
CELINA — Greeted by a raucous crowd that packed the Celina Fieldhouse on Sunday, the Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan energized their Republican base in this part of the state a mere nine days before the election.
“Celina, are you going to help us win this thing,” Ryan asked the crowd moments after being introduced by Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. “As we think about what’s important to us ... Let’s remember this is the most important election in our lifetime, no matter what generation you come from. We have a lot at stake.”
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Oct. 23-29, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: St. Marys City Councilors heard the second reading of an ordinance regarding the approval of new traffic signals for the city.
The St. Marys Roughriders blanked Bluffton 20-0 in football action.
The Duke of Windsor, the former King Edward VIII, and his wife were scheduled to visit St. Mary as part of a tour of the United States.
ST. MARYS — Being a leader is nothing new for Neil Perry, who says he enjoys challenges and bettering himself.
“My sense to always push myself to do things I’ve never done before and the way I live my life for God,” the Memorial High School senior said of what sets him apart from his peers.
Perry, who is a captain on the football team and has also taken on leadership roles in FCA and Teens for Christ, said he enjoys the responsibility that comes with being a leader, a trait noted that runs in the family.
NEW BREMEN — A local World War II veteran was decorated with additional medals Friday afternoon, 67 years after his discharge in October 1945.
ST. MARYS — The attached files contain the ballot language for State Issues 1 and 2, which appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
ST. MARYS — The unemployment rate in Auglaize County continues to fall.
In data released this week, Auglaize County saw its unemployment rate for September fall to 4.9 percent — down from 5.2 percent in August. Last year at this time, the unemployment rate sat at 6.9 percent. The county also was among a handful that saw unemployment rates of less than 5 percent. The other counties were Holmes, Delaware and Putnam.