Mayor recognizes educators, military detail with service awards

Today marks the Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service in which three local educators and one organization are being honored for their commitment to the citizens of the City of St. Marys.This marks the first annual such event in St. Marys initiated by Mayor Bob Howard, although it is the second year it has been celebrated nationally."When I ran for office I said I was going to help promote the senior citizens and the veterans. I thought this was an opportunity to do just that," Howard said.According to Howard, mayors may choose to recognize individuals, organizations or projects within their city. Among the standouts Howard chose were the St. Marys Servicemen's Detail along with St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Anna Kearney, South St. Marys Street Elementary Principal Robert Grumley and former St. Marys Catholic Middle School Principal Mary Agnes Marshall.