June 21st, 2011
ST. MARYS — Members of a city committee got the first glimpse of the 2012 budget for the city of St. Marys.
St. Marys Safety-Service Director Tom Hitchcock unveiled the preliminary 2012 budget during a finance committee meeting Monday night. The proposed measure clocked in at $44.73 million, more than $3 million less than the 2011 budget of $47.85 million. As of June 17, the city has incurred expenditures of $16.45 million. In 2008, the city spent $50.39 million. It spent $45.85 million in 2009 and $40.17 million in 2010.
NEW BREMEN — Children shuffled through the aisles of books at the New Bremen Public Library searching for clues in the scavenger hunt Monday as part of the library’s summer reading program.
The hunt, open to readers of all ages, scattered scavengers throughout the library in search for clues hidden among the books and magazines. Third-grade student Mariah Parlett completed the scavenger hunt with some ease.
“I went through and found all the papers in the library and at the end I got a cool prize,” Parlett said.
Opening night of the 2011 high school football season is just more than eight weeks away and here's an early look at the region's football schedule for this fall. Schedules still subject to changes:
Monday, June 20 — Local Sports Schedule
St. Marys at New Bremen, 6:30
Piqua at St. Marys, 7 p.m.
New Bremen at Indian Lake, 6
St. Marys at Celina, 6:30 p.m.
Geraldine Carolynn Ramga, 89, 6755 Lock 14 Road, Wapakoneta, passed away at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011, at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born on April 30, 1922, to Glen and Grace Bailey Bonifield, and they preceded her in death.
She married Paul Ramga in 1938, and he preceded her in death on June 8, 1959.
ST. MARYS — Historic cars of different models and colors lined a parking lot at a local car dealership this weekend, as the dealership held its annual cruise-in, with the proceeds from the event benefitting a former NFL football player’s foundation that honors his son.
“This is our 12th year,” Coordinator Brian Engel said of the MOPAR or No Car St. Marys Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Cruise-in held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, which boasted approximately 150 cars.
NEW BREMEN — Area children were able to participate in the arts as part of the first-ever combined Arts in the Parks day in New Bremen this weekend.
On Saturday, Arts Place’s Arts in the Parks hosted three back-to-back events at Lock One in New Bremen.
June 20: The New Bremen Public Library will hold at scavenger hunt from noon to 7 p.m. today.
FJ Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will hold a bead-making craft from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Preregistration is required and call 419-628-2925 to sign up.
New Knoxville Community Library will host Steve Belliveau's Get Science Show from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.
ST. MARYS – It was total domination Friday evening for the St. Marys ACME baseball team against previously unbeaten Wapakoneta.
St. Marys got the runs going in the third inning and defeated Wapakoneta 10-0 in five innings at K.C. Geiger Park.
“This season we have been very successful in executing in situations,” St. Marys head coach Alan Huber said. “Sometimes it has been with a hit, sometimes by making the pitcher work or by getting a couple bunts down and forcing some errors.”
ST. MARYS — A local state senator says he hopes three provisions he fought to include in the biennial budget aimed at helping Grand Lake St. Marys make it to the governor’s desk.
State Sen. Keith Faber proposed shifting $4 million of Waterways Safety funds initially earmarked for a marina at Caesar Creek, in Waynesville, to Grand Lake St. Marys for algae mitigation. Faber told The Evening Leader funding from the marina would then come from a capital improvement fund.