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May 29th, 2012
ST. MARYS — According to the Rev. Ed Bray, war is insane, a fact that the greatest warriors know, and warriors face battles to restore sanity.
“It is up to those great warriors to engage the battles against the insanity — where they feel the heat, where they feel the pain, where they experience the taste of their own blood, where they take their last breath of life in order for sanity to once again prevail,” Bray said to a crowd gathered in Elm Grove Cemetery Monday morning for the annual St. Marys American Legion Post 323 Memorial Day Service.
“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 May 22 to 28, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: A hobo was arrested by St. Marys Police Chief G.A. Gerstner after he observed the man throwing away sandwiches along the side of the road.
Officials continued to search Lake St. Marys for the body of 19-year-old Norman Parker. Parker drowned when the boat he was riding in capsized.
NEW BREMEN — Cleanup and renovation are on the horizon for a historic downtown New Bremen building that was damaged in a fire earlier this year.
ST. MARYS — Local students recently took a jab at stock trading in their government class.
Seniors in Michael Jay’s American government classes participated in Jay’s annual “Stock Market Game.”
ST. MARYS — The state released the results on Thursday of tests taken earlier this week at Grand Lake St. Marys, with the numbers coming in at the lowest so far.
"Ecstacy," Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Manager Milt Miller said of his first reaction to hearing the results. "Like most lakes or any vacation resort type of area, Memorial Day kicks off the season, and so these numbers were extremely welcomed news — to tell people that our lake is very much open, to welcome them back."
ST. MARYS — A group of local students recently competed at the national level of their business program.
Five St. Marys Memorial High School students — seniors Cierra Anderson, Mitch Fowler, Ryan Wilker, Taylor Grant and junior Adam Neal — went to Salt Lake City, Utah, to participate in the DECA International Career Development Conference.
The DECA — or Distributive Education Clubs of America — students had qualified after competing at the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference in mid-March.
ST. MARYS — A young woman is currently on the road to accomplish a feat that many have on their bucket lists— seeing the country. But she is doing it a different way — on foot.
Rae Heim, an 18 year old from Iowa, is running her way across the United States to benefit others.
Heim recently stopped in St. Marys, where she visited The Evening Leader office. She left for Indiana Wednesday morning.
NEW KNOXVILLE — From days of the week and months of the year to numbers and letters, New Knoxville kindergarten students showed off all they learned in their first year of school to a crowd of friends and family Wednesday afternoon for the annual Kindergarten Celebration.
“We just want to show off a little bit and tell you what we’ve learned in kindergarten this year,” kindergarten teacher Tammy Samuel said.
CELINA — Three suspects, including a Spencerville man, have been arrested for their respective roles in a home invasion Feb. 25 near Mendon.
During a news conference Wednesday morning, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced the arrest of three people believed to be linked to a home invasion at 12617 Dutton Road, just north of Ohio 117 near Mendon. Two people were inside the residence at the time — Kathy Fair, 47, and her father William Fair, 73.
NEW BREMEN — Area councilors again discussed the possibility of establishing no parking on the north side of Monroe Street and are hoping to receive more feedback from the community before finishing up the possible ordinance.
New Bremen Village Councilors discussed the feedback they had received so far from the public about eliminating the three parking spaces across from La Piazza New Bremen between Washington and Water streets, with the majority of the feedback being for the change.
Mayor Jeff Pape shared the feedback he had heard since the last meeting.