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August 17th, 2012

Thieves Nabbed In Wheat Case

August 17, 2012

“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 Aug. 14-20, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: New speed limits were implemented around the city. New 25 mph limits were implemented outside of businesses and in closely built sections of town. The new 25 mph limit also was in effect around schools and during periods when students were walking to and from school.

Board Talks Plans

August 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Community Public Library Building Committee met Friday afternoon to address a list of concerns and prioritize its projects.

As discussed in the August Board of Trustees meeting, the air conditioning bearing above St. Marys Community Public Library Director Sue Pittman’s office was recommended to be replaced.

Primary School Boasts New iPad Lab

August 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — At St. Marys Primary School this year,  local students will have the opportunity to use some new technology in the form of tablet computers.

Located in a locked, mobile case are 30 iPad2s with cases that teachers at the school will be able to utilize in their classrooms.

Policy Change Takes Effect

August 17, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — Third-grade students will soon be required to be reading at a certain level before they are able to move on to the fourth grade after Senate Bill 316 passed earlier this month.   

“All students entering the third grade must demonstrate a certain level of competency in reading before advancing to the fourth grade,” New Knoxville Superintendent Kim Waterman said Thursday night at the New Knoxville Board of Education meeting. “Almost all the provisions of this new law take effect this school year.”

August 16th

Anglers Hit GLSM

August 16, 2012

ST. MARYS — A group of more than 20 St. Marys youth gathered at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Wednesday afternoon for the third and final installment of Fishing, Fun & Fellowship.

Fishing, Fun & Fellowship was open to St. Marys students entering the first through fifth grade and was held once in June, July and August. The event was offered free of charge for participants through a grant.

Exercise Helps Drivers Train

August 16, 2012

ST. MARYS — As sirens wailed through the air, screams could be heard coming from the school bus turned over off U.S. 33. The first responders calmed down the frantic parents and the students’ peers, as others worked to free the trapped children and unconscious driver from the inside of the vehicle by cutting open the top of the bus. Luckily, everyone was extracted safely, but to those in the audience, it represented their worst fear.

August 15th

Village Adds To Force

August 15, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — The village of New Knoxville will welcome two new additions to its police force, as councilors approved the hiring of two auxiliary officers Tuesday night at their regular meeting.

“This has been in the works for a couple months,” Mayor Keith Leffel said. “Eric (Morris), the police chief, came to us a few months back and floated the idea of bringing on a couple of auxiliary officers. These auxiliary officers would be no different than the auxiliary for the sheriff or the county, and other police departments use them.”

Councilors OK Exemption

August 15, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Councilors untabled an ordinance and moved forward with the legislation, making all A-1 agricultural zones exempt from the height of grass requirement.

During their meeting Tuesday evening, councilors debated not exempting noxious weeds in the legislation — mainly thistles.

“Even though you alleviate them, they’re going to come from other places, too,” Councilor John Schwartz said. “Once they get airborne, they travel miles and miles.”

August 14th

Roof Needs Repairs

August 14, 2012

NEW BREMEN — After experiencing a leak in the roof during the summer, administrators are working to assemble a team to create a plan of action for building maintenance on New Bremen Elementary School.

Superintendent Howard Overman said a contractor came out and took samples of the roof and recommended that approximately 80 percent of the roof be replaced.

SSD Steps Down

August 14, 2012

ST. MARYS — After less than six months on the job, the city’s safety-service director is resigning.

Jason Little, who was hired by Mayor Pat McGowan in February, announced his resignation this morning. McGowan told The Evening Leader Little was unable to sell his home in Washington Courthouse and that his wife accepted a teaching position in its school district.

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