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September 2, 2014

Sept. 2: A Book Discussion for Adults will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in the St. Marys Community Public Library Meeting Room. "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein will be discussed.

Kids in grades 3-5 can make a rally towel a 3:30 p.m. today at the New Bremen Public Library. Tie dye and stencil a towel for the Homecoming game. Limit 20. Call 419-629-2158 to register.

Super Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

August 29, 2014

NEW KNOXVILLE — The “water” in New Knoxville Superintendent Kim Waterman’s name doesn’t specify a temperature but Friday afternoon it was definitely icy as the administrator had four buckets of freezing water poured on her by various Rangers.

Club Continues Work

August 29, 2014

ST. MARYS — Fourteen years ago, Jim Harris was just ending his one-year presidency with the St. Marys Rotary Club.

Cards Call Out Classes

August 28, 2014

NEW BREMEN — New Bremen fourth graders each donated $1 to fight ALS while getting drenched for charity on Wednesday.

Each student learned about ALS and read about Lou Gehrig — who died from the disease. The Cardinals then called out fourth graders nationwide to do the same.

Ella Pape explained what she’d learned about ALS.

“It’s a disease that people are fighting for,” she said, adding why she wanted to participate. “To challenge other people.”

Daily Rundown

August 28, 2014

Aug. 28: New Bremen Public Library will host story time for 3 to 5-year-olds at 10:30 a.m. today.

Preschool Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. today at New Knoxville Public Library. Kids ages 3-5 (not yet in Kindergarten) are welcome.

The New Bremen Library’s Highly Recommended Book Club will be meeting at 1 p.m. today. No need to read a specific book. Just come prepared to discuss what you’ve been reading recently.

Police Chief Pitches Auxiliary

August 26, 2014

ST. MARYS — School security could get a boost if city councilors sign off on new legislation one law enforcement official says could save money and help the battered General Fund.

During Monday night's city council meeting, St. Marys Police Chief Mark Ernst addressed councilors regarding the re-establishment of a police auxiliary force for the city of St. Marys.

Ernst said the city had an auxiliary department that was established in the mid-1950s, but participation fizzled out in the 1990s.

Daily Rundown

August 26, 2014

Aug. 26: New Bremen Public Library will host story time for 3 to 5-year-olds at 6:30 p.m. today.

Daily Rundown

August 25, 2014

Aug. 25: The New Bremen Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today.

The St. Marys City Council will meet at 7 p.m. today.

Swimmer Pushes Herself

August 25, 2014

ST. MARYS — Molly Menker has spent the better part of her life so far in the water.

This will be the Memorial High School senior’s 14th year swimming on various teams, including the YMCA and the Roughrider swim teams. It was something her parents threw her into and that she grew to love quickly.

“I just started out with swim lessons and the summer swim team when I was little, and it just really clicked and I liked it a lot, so my parents put me into the Y swim team in the winter when I was 7,” Menker said.

New Card Joins Classroom

August 22, 2014

NEW BREMEN — Tess Moeller, of Chickasaw, says teaching in city schools, while never the environment she saw herself in long-term, taught her that the less students had the more they needed their teachers.

“The kids didn’t have as much home support,” Moeller said. “Knowing they felt the safest and most loved when they came to school made me know what an impact teachers can have on students.”

Weekend Happenings

August 22, 2014

Aug. 23: The Governor's Cup Regatta is today.

Bluesfest is today at K.C. Geiger Park in St. Marys.

The Dog Days of Summer Dog Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at True Value Hardware in Minster.

IT Services Manager Fred Miller will help you Access eBooks on Multiple Devices. Bring your Kindles, Nooks and tablets to learn how to download eBooks from  FJ Stallo Memorial Library. Call the library at 419-628-2925 to register. Class size is limited.

Spill Turns River Red

August 21, 2014

ST. MARYS — A portion of the St. Marys River turned red on Thursday.

St. Marys Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven said an equipment failure at an industrial account on McKinley Road caused approximately 55 gallons of food grade red dye to be sent into the wastewater system of the city of St. Marys. After passing through the city's system, the water was then discharged into the St. Marys River — as is typical with the finished water at the facility.

Sanders Gets Life

August 20, 2014

CELINA — Trevin Sanders will more than likely never see the outside of a prison cell.

Mercer County Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Ingraham sentenced Sanders to two consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in the murders of Colleen and Robert Grube in November 2011. The sentence was identical to the one handed down to codefendant Bryant Rhoades last week.

Bluesfest To Rock Park

August 18, 2014

ST. MARYS — K.C. Geiger Park will once again echo with the sounds of blues as an annual music festival returns this weekend.

The 2014 Riverside Bluesfest kicks off on Saturday with a slate of bands the blends nationally known acts with local artists. In addition to live music, the one-day festival will feature a slew of food and beverage vendors as organizers continue to tweak the event.

“We are trying to make it a little more unique,” said Dave Stilwell, an organizer of the event.

Daily Rundown

August 18, 2014

Aug. 18: Kids in Kindergarten and older are invited to the FJ Stallo Memorial Library at 1 p.m. today to watch a classic movie.

A Meet the Teacher Craft will be hosted at New Bremen Public Library from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today. Make a craft at the library and bring it to your new teacher that night. All ages are welcome. Sign up is required at 419-629-2158.

The Minster Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. today.

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