August 14th, 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.
ST. MARYS — During Saturday’s SummerFest parade, attendees may have noticed the giant birthday cake holding 60 birthday candles.
As another SummerFest has passed this weekend, it also recognized the 60th anniversary of the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, whose SummerFest Committee puts on the festival every year.
Saturday, Aug. 11 — Family Day
7:30 a.m. — Saturday morning breakfast by Agape — Kiwanis Tent
8 a.m. — Senior Moments Morning — Entertainment Tent
8 a.m. — Pony Run — Canal Towpath toward 40-Acre Pond. (Registration at 7:30 a.m.)
8:30 a.m. — Roughrider 5K — Canal Towpath toward 40-Acre Pond. (Registration at 7:30 a.m.)
9 a.m. — Craft show, South Street Parking Lot
“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. 7-13, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Approximately 3,500 yards of broken concrete from St. Marys and Wapakoneta roads was used as rip-rap at Lake St. Marys in an effort to prevent erosion. Lake Foreman John Sunderland noted $1,900 was appropriated for dredging the lake.
ST. MARYS — Shoppers braved the cooler temperatures and cloudy skies Friday afternoon for an annual downtown St. Marys sale.
The SummerFest Super Sidewalk Sales kicked off at 10 a.m. Friday along Spring Street and will run throughout the weekend. Replay Consignment Shop Owner Rachelle Breland said the weather conditions caused her to limit the amount of clothing she placed on the sidewalk.
ST. MARYS — An annual fundraiser benefitting a county agency kicked off this week, enabling residents to nab a few deals while helping out the Auglaize County Council on Aging.
The Auglaize County Council on Aging (ACCA) opened its annual garage sale Thursday.
Activities Director Evelyn Hartley noted she has been preparing for the garage sale for a month.
“We started collecting items the first week of July,” Hartley said. “We got items from anybody and everybody.”
Eleanor L. Wolfe, 91, of 402 S. Main St., New Knoxville, died on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Cridersville.
Funeral arrangements are being completed at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Vera A. Fleagle, 80, of 3211 Shore Drive in Celina, died at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Aug. 10, 1932, in Napolean, to Harold and Vera (Sloke) Rudgal. On Feb. 28, 1953, in Napolean, she married Dr. Robert K. Fleagle, who died on Jan. 8, 2001.
Hanford Martin “Hank,” 67, of Middlesboro, Ky., passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at his home.
He was born in Clear Creek, Ky., on March 22, 1945, to the late Canis Dee Martin and Gladys Mason Martin. He was a member of Hensley Chapel Baptist Church.
Mr. Martin worked at Trim Trends in Spencerville for 30 years. He loved his family and the Lord.
ST. MARYS — Music filled the air in Memorial Park Thursday night as SummerFest kicked off under picture-perfect conditions.
While the threat of rain forced the opening ceremony under the entertainment tent, a cool breeze and temperatures in the mid-70s greeted those in attendance for Supper and Sounds and the kick off of SummerFest. St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Director Kelly Kill said the evening was perfect.