August 11th, 2011
ST. MARYS — A local board of education approved a new face of its district during its meeting Wednesday evening.
Members of the St. Marys Board of Education approved Jerry Skiver as the interim superintendent. The motion came after board members entered into executive session to discuss compensation of a public employee or official early on in the meeting and then reconvened.
Skiver, who will be in the position for the 2011-12 school year, will officially begin his contract Monday.
ST. MARYS — Seven people competing for a pair of board of education spots highlight a packed ballot in November.
ST. MARYS — Gabrielle Keller was named queen Wednesday night in the 2011 St. Marys SummerFest Little Miss Pageant held in the St. Marys Memorial High School Performing Arts Center.
The pageant hosted 30 contestants between the ages of 5 and 7 this year, double last year’s amount.
“The first 15 spots were full within a half a day,” Co-Chair Becky Ruvoldt said, noting the large demand caused them to open the pageant up to more girls.
WAPAKONETA — A second Dayton man in less than a week was arrested in Auglaize County on drug charges.
In a news release issued by Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, Vernon J. Graham, 37, of Dayton, was arrested by members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force for allegedly delivering crack cocaine and heroin to the area.
Wednesday, Aug. 10
7 p.m. — LITTLE MISS SUMMERFEST PAGEANT, Performing Arts Center, Memorial High School.
Thursday, Aug. 11 — Supper and Sounds in the Park
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — ARTFEST EXHIBIT, Public Library.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. — SUPPER IS SERVED — Memorial Park.
5:40 p.m. – DINNER ENTERTAINMENT — Gazebo.
6 p.m. - BOOK SALE PRESALE — Trading Company.
6:45 p.m. — OPENING CEREMONIES — Memorial Park
NEW BREMEN — A Dayton man was arrested near New Bremen Monday night on drug charges.
According to a news release issued by Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, at 7 p.m. Monday, members of the Auglaize/Mercer County Grand Lake Drug Task Force, New Bremen Police, Auglaize County Sheriff’s Deputies, St. Marys Police, Wapakoneta Police and Minster Police arrested Tyrone E. Howard, 31.
ST. MARYS — A local library is hosting its annual art festival, which is an extension of an annual community festival, this week.
The 22nd Annual St. Marys Summer Artfest kicked off with a reception on Sunday.
“We presented our awards on Sunday at 3 p.m.,” St. Marys Community Public Library Director Sue Pittman said. “This was the first year all the recipients were present.”
Artfest, which features 82 pieces and which is organized by the Artfest Committee, runs through this Sunday.
NEW BREMEN — On Tuesday evening, 15 little girls competed in the Little Miss Bremenfest Pageant in the James F. Dicke Auditorium at New Bremen High School.
“It’s good for the girls,” Co-Director Amy Hemmelgarn said. “It helps build their confidence and their town pride, I believe. Then it helps the community come together. (It) brings all sorts of different people in — grandparents, parents, that maybe normally wouldn’t go to the Bremenfest or have much to do with it.”
PIQUA — The Minster boys golf team enters this season with a roster without much varsity experience, but the Wildcats showed on Monday that they still have plenty of talent.
Minster emerged from the season’s first tune-up invitational with a victory. The Wildcats fired a team score of 318 to win the Scott Homan Invitational at th Piqua Country Club on Monday.
Beatrice C. Young, 95, formerly of 323 S. Walnut St., New Bremen, died at 8:54 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Otterbein of St. Marys.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour before services at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Graceland Cemetery in Sidney at a later date.