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ST. MARYS — A local library is looking to get "showered" with toys this holiday season in hopes of enhancing its toy collection.
The St. Marys Community Public Library is hosting "Shower your Library with Toys" through Jan. 7. Youth Services Coordinator Paula Drummond said the drive will replace two sets of toys.
"Some of the toys will be used for circulation, and some of the toys will be kept in-house for our play area," she said.
Drummond said the library is working with a local toy store for the drive.
ST. MARYS — A local networking group presented its first scholarship during its monthly meeting on Thursday.
Members of the Auglaize/Mercer Women in Business Networking Association gathered at Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys to announce the recipient of their first-ever Auglaize/Mercer WiB Program for Continuing Education — a grant to provide financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to resume studies because of changing demands in their lives.
WAPAKONETA — With the March primary election field set, only one county official finds herself in a race.
Republican Auglaize County Recorder Christina "Chris" Lambert, who was appointed in September to succeed Ann Billings, is being challenged by Anne Hamilton, a Democrat from New Bremen, according to a news release Wednesday by Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell.
ST. MARYS — Local students are doing their part to help others this holiday season through an annual community project.
DECA — or Distributive Education Clubs of America — students at Memorial High School are currently holding their Goodfellows drive, where the students put out decorated cans in local businesses to collect money to purchase toys for those in need.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Community Public Library Board of Trustees prepared for a new year at its regular meeting Wednesday afternoon.
Board members reviewed a staff wish list for 2012 and discussed the possibilities for several items.
“I meet with the staff at the end of the year and I ask them what their needs are for the coming year,” Library Director Sue Pittman said. “Paula, Beth and I got together and added some things based on what we learned at the conference.”
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Board of Education met Wednesday night to hear an update from Freytag and Associates about a possible layout for the building project in preparation for the community meeting next week.
ST. MARYS — Residents will be able to participate in a seasonal activity, while an ice rink has a temporary home at a local park this month.
The ice skating rink that made its debut at Winterfest in 2010 will be a part of the Festival of Lights in K.C. Geiger Park this month.
"He is still hoping to put it up at K.C. Geiger," St. Marys Optimist Winterfest Chair Virg Bertke said. "It will be back at Memorial Park for Winterfest on the 18th."
ST. MARYS — K.C. Geiger Park will light up this holiday season as the inaugural City of St. Marys Festival of Lights opens this weekend.
The Festival of Lights will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 23. The display was scheduled to open last weekend but was postponed because of weather, and will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, featuring a slew of light displays throughout K.C. Geiger Park.
ST. MARYS — Area residents can do their part in helping with the cleanup of Grand Lake St. Marys by putting in their own aeration systems.
The recent Battelle Interim Report to the Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission recommended aeration technologies in select sheltered areas, according to a news release. Residents are able to assist with the aeration of the lake waters — 10 percent of the lake water is located in channels on Grand Lake St. Marys — by putting an aeration system in their channel.
ST. MARYS — In today's The Evening Leader, it states Cody Taylor, 17, passed away, which is not true.
The information received by The Evening Leader was misinterpreted.
Taylor is at home with his family.
"He's doing real well," said his father, Russell Taylor.
"We want to make sure everybody knows he's OK." The Evening Leader regrets publishing the incorrect information.