ST. MARYS — Beginning in January, area crafters will have a meeting place to socialize with fellow crafters while working on their latest creation.
The St. Marys Community Public Library will host Friday Morning Handicraft Time starting Jan. 7. Adult Services Coordinator Beth Keuneke said the meeting will fill a void in the community.
“There are other places — not right in this community — that do have knitting circles and that kind of thing,” Keuneke said. “I thought I’d try it and see if it would work here.”
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys teacher was named the top teacher for 2011 by a local organization.
St. Marys VFW Post 9289 recently named Kathy Jeffries its Teacher of the Year. Jeffries, a special education teacher, teaches at St. Marys Memorial High School.
“First they have a local winner, and then that winner goes on to the district level and could go on to the state and national level,” Jeffries said.
ST. MARYS — Income tax receipts for November were off more than $40,000 from last year’s figures.
Last month, the city collected $262,863.34 in income taxes, down from $305,963.27 in 2010. The figure also is less than the totals collected in 2008 and 2009, which were $335,802.92 and $301,738.72, respectively.
Wednesday, Dec. 28
Minster vs. Miller City at Elida, 6
St. Marys vs. New Bremen
(at Fort Recovery)
St. Marys at Marion Harding Invite
Jr. High Boys Basketball
Minster at Russia Tourney
Ada 56, New Knoxville 47
ADA — A big third quarter lifted the Bulldogs past the New Knoxville boys basketball team.
Ada outscored the Rangers 19-10 in the third quarter to lead 42-31 after three quarters and held off the Rangers.
Konner Baker scored 22 points to lead Ada. The Bulldogs improved to 6-1 on the season.
Lucas Leffel also scored 22 points to pace New Knoxville, which slipped to 3-2 on the season. Leffel drained four 3-pointers to lead the Rangers.
St. Marys 41, Piqua 26
Photo Gallery of the Piqua at St. Marys Game (Link):
ST. MARYS — The Roughrider girls basketball team outscored Piqua 25-5 in the second half and the Riders pulled away for a come-from-behind 41-26 win.
Points Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Travis Bertram, Wapak
Garet Fledderjohann, St. Marys
ST. MARYS — With local highways expected to be busy with holiday traffic, a local state trooper stressed safety as motorists hit the road.
“The biggest thing this time of year is weather related,” said Sgt. Brian Jordan of the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol. “I know we are supposed to get some snow this week.”
While driving in inclement weather, Jordan cautioned against tailgating.
“The biggest thing we see is assured cleared distance,” Jordan said.
Harold “Shep” Simon, 86, of Russia, died at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, surrounded by his loving wife and eight children.
He was born on July 8, 1925, in Russia, to Alfred L. and Christine (Monnier) Simon, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 20, 1948, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, he married Martha Bollheimer, and she survives him in Russia.
Kay Guyer, 57, of St. Marys, died on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at St. Marys Living Center.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
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