Cin. Moeller (3)
The St. Marys girls tennis team closed out the home portion of their schedule with a 3-2 loss to Bluffton on Monday.
St. Marys has lost three straight home matches by that narrow 3-2 score, with a doubles match making the difference.
“It was a familiar script,” St. Marys head coach Brice Brenneman said. “That was a pretty solid first doubles team we were going up against and we had things going our way, but it slipped away from us.”
NEW BREMEN — The first six children gathered for Paws 2 Read Monday at New Bremen Public Library, with even more children on the waiting list for the chance to read to a registered therapy dog.
The idea is that for struggling readers in kindergarten through second grade, reading out loud in front of a class can be a stressful. Reading with a therapy dog, on the other hand, gives students a chance to practice without fear of making mistakes.
“The dogs listen, and don’t tease, laugh or judge,” Branch Supervisor Shelly Parker said.
Werner W. Stelzer, 93, of Celina, passed away on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
Born on Feb. 5, 1920, in Carthagena, the son of John and Bernadina (Wuebker) Stelzer.
He married Rosella R. “Sally” Bergman on April 27, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 1990.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Russ Harting of Minster; a grandson; two great-grandson; a brother; two sisters.
Harold J. Baumann, 75, of Kenmore, N.Y., a retired Buffalo school teacher, died on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2013, in hospice, at the Beechwood residence.
He was the first student from Regis High School to attend Canisius College. He began his career with Sears in the credit department and then decided teaching was the job for him.
He spent 30 years with the Buffalo Board of Education as a teacher and a truant (attendance) officer. He was a member of the school masters association and the Tuesday Morning Retired Attendance Teachers Breakfast Club.
Monday, Sept. 23
St. Marys at Defiance
Bath at Shawnee
Van Wert at Celina
Elida at Kenton
O-G at Wapakoneta
CELINA — Both teams seemed on the cusp of breaking through on Saturday night. Instead, the St. Marys and Celina boys soccer teams played to a scoreless tie for the second straight season.
Shots rattled off the crossbar, goalkeepers soared through the air to make vital saves and both St. Marys and Celina — after waiting two extra days to renew their rivalry — ended up waiting all 80 minutes for a goal that never appeared.
VERAILLES — The Minster boys golf team ran away from the rest of the field and captured the Midwest Athletic Conference boys golf title at Stillwater on Saturday.
Minster shot a 313, led by tournament medalist John Burke’s 76, to win the MAC tourney title by 20 strokes. Parkway finished second with a 333 score. Versailles, which entered the tournament along with Minster unbeaten in league play, finished third with a 341 score.
ST. MARYS — Bald eagles are thriving along Grand Lake St. Marys — all under the watch of a St. Marys woman who has been monitoring the birds for years.
Jill Bowers has been monitoring the bald eagle population in Auglaize and Mercer counties for the state for 17 years. Bowers has been with the bald eagles since the first birds arrived in the area.
“They came to the wildlife area by the goose farm by 703 and 127,” Bowers said. “Now we have three nests on Grand Lake St. Marys, including one in Auglaize County.”
Jerome "Jerry" D. Moeller, 87, of State Route 66, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes at his residence late Saturday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2013.
He was born on July 21, 1926, in St. Wendelin, to Daniel and Henrietta (Stammen) Moeller.
On June 25, 1947, at St. Bernard Church in Burkettsville, Jerry married Armella "Mick" (Rindler) Moeller, who survives.
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