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June 1st, 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 May 29 to June 4, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Sheriff William Nieter and Police Chief G.A. Gestner patrolled roads north of St. Marys after receiving a tip members of the Brady gang were on their way to the city from Fort Wayne. The gang was responsible for a slew of bank robberies in the region and the lawmen threw up a temporary barricade north of the city.
ST. MARYS — A local church and school are again offering its annual garage sale that spans multiple rooms at the school building, with sales wrapping up this afternoon.
The annual Holy Rosary Garage Sale kicked off on Thursday. Peg Larkin, who organizes the sale with Sue Halko, noted they stayed open later on Thursday.
“We stay open later on Thursdays with it being the first day,” Larkin said, noting the sale was open until 4 p.m. Friday. “We’ll be here from 8 to noon on Saturday.”
ST. MARYS — Running, biking, dog walking and hiking are just a few of the activities occurring nationwide today in celebration of the 20th annual National Trails Day.
NEW BREMEN — After accumulating more than 122 hours of work, Alex Speelman, 18, of New Bremen, received his Eagle Scout Award on May 20 in a ceremony at the American Legion Post 241.
ST. MARYS — A local art center will soon be closing on one exhibit and opening another.
Through today, Lindsay Cooper, of Botkins, is showcasing her original paintings at Arts Place’s Collective Center on Spring Street as part of “Moments.”
“There are 16 pieces,” said Mary Hone with Arts Place.
Cooper holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art education with a specialization in painting from Bowling Green State University. She enjoys painting animals and landscapes, but focuses on portraits.
NEW BREMEN — Variety is what area residents will find in the lineup for the Golden Triangle Summer Concert Series this year, as free musical entertainment returns this weekend.
“It’s a really good mix this year, we’ve tried to spread the variety of the music out a little bit and to branch out a little bit to try to appeal to a wider audience,” Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Director Scott Frey said.
The lineup is dotted with a few favorites, Frey said, in addition to a handful of new performers.
CELINA — A Batavia woman appeared in court for the second time in a week to answer to charges she was involved in a home invasion on Feb. 25 near Mendon.
ST. MARYS — Featuring a new location and hours, the St. Marys Farmers’ Market will return this weekend, bringing area residents a variety of homemade goods.
St. Marys Farmers’ Market Treasurer Karen Williams said the market has been moved to 1700 Celina Road, next to Dave’s BBQ, and will feature a later set of hours.
CELINA — Emergency crews responded to a call of a possible drowning at Celina’s Eastview Park on Tuesday evening. Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 7:29 p.m. Tuesday reporting that a subject had gone under while swimming at the pond. The Celina Fire Department and Celina Police Department responded to the call. Fire department personnel pulled the victim from the water shortly after arriving on the scene.
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.