August 22nd, 2012
NEW KNOXVILLE — Law enforcement officials last week pulled close to 200 marijuana plants from corn fields across the county.
NEW BREMEN — Area students are gearing up to go back to school this week, gathering their school supplies, finishing up their summer reading and working on making a good first impression on their new teacher.
The New Bremen Public Library hosted a Meet the Teacher Craft Monday afternoon, where area students could make a water bottle hanger to place on a bottle of water with a piece of candy and a pink lemonade, fruit punch or cherry drink mix. The students were encouraged to give the craft to their teachers during Meet the Teacher Night on Monday.
MINSTER — With the start of the school year on the horizon, members of the Minster Board of Education met Monday night to prepare for the 2012-13 school year.
Superintendent Brenda Boeke said she is still waiting to see if Minster Local Schools has been rated an “excellent with distinction” district.
NEW BREMEN — Young anglers lined the Miami and Erie Canal in New Bremen Saturday morning for an annual festival fishing derby.
The Bremenfest Fishing Derby kicked off at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and ran until noon, and the young anglers found success pulling large and small fish from the canal, including a variety of catfish and bass. While small fish were caught on a regular basis during the derby, talk of a 26-inch catfish being caught circled the canal.
NEW BREMEN — Teams of friends and families pulled out their best chili recipes to serve to festival-goers Saturday morning for an annual fundraiser.
The New Bremen EMS Chili Cook-Off kicked off at 8 a.m. Saturday at Crown Pavilion. The event, which raises money for the New Bremen EMS, is held during Bremenfest and brings crowds of people out to make and taste chili.
Jon Moore, Matt Opperman, Crag Nelson, Steve Greber, Matt Tontrep and Josh Ziggy come to compete in the chili cook-off every year, traveling from across the country to attend the event.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
Esta Mae Colwell, 92, of Mendon, died on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at her daughter’s residence.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1919, in Yerkes, Ky., to Sam and Para Lee (Caldwell) Colwell, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 25, 1936, she married Hershel Colwell, and he preceded her in death on May 22, 1997.
Mary L. Herzog, 41, of 220 Beech St., St. Marys, died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical center in Lima.
She was born on May 22, 1971, in Defiance, to John Henry and Arbutis Mary (Gayheart) Walter.