ST. MARYS - An additional $1 million grant has been secured to help cover the cost of the proposed pedestrian bridge across U.S. 33 to the middle/high school campus, city council members learned on Monday.
In a short but busy meeting, councilors also bid adieu to outgoing law director Kraig Noble, who wrapped up 40 years of service to the city, and approved this year's budget with appropriations totaling just over $52.28 million. [More]
CELINA - Organizers agreed to end the patriotic-themed Freedom Days celebration, a three-day festival that had been held annually since 2004 in conjunction with the Fourth of July holiday at Celina's Lakeshore Park.
Representatives from the organizing clubs - Celina's American Legion, Eagles, Moose and VFW - gathered last month and decided to discontinue the event due to rising expenses, diminished donations and declining interest, festival chairman Bob Howell told the newspaper. [More]