Archive - 2013
Dianna J. Bell, 75, of Cridersville, died at 1:03 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System following a short illness.
She was born on Dec. 31, 1937, in Lima, a daughter of Richard C. and Margaret Eva Shinaberry Davisson, who are deceased.
Her stepmother, Clara Davisson, and her stepfather, Benton Carper, are also deceased.
On Sept. 4, 1955, she married Truman J. Bell, who survives in Cridersville.
Monday, Oct. 7
Elida at LCC
Van Wert at Spencerville
New Knoxville at Bellefontaine
Fort Jennings at St. Marys
Van Wert at Antwerp
Minster at Spencerville
Lincolnview at New Knoxville
Fort Loramie at Jackson Center
Area soccer and volleyball teams received their draws for the 2013 fall OHSAA tournaments on Sunday.
DIVISION II BOYS SOCCER
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Rangers soccer team managed a goal early in the second half and it was enough to defeat the Botkins Trojans 1-0 in a physical Saturday afternoon contest at New Knoxville.
“Sometimes all it takes is one goal,” Rangers head coach Tony Hunt said. “It was a physical game between us and Botkins. We know each other well and we play club together. Coach Lynch and I have coached together so everybody knows each other well.”
MINSTER — Almost as common as the German Alpine hats, which were sported by dozens of Minster Oktoberfest-goers this weekend in downtown Minster, were the German steins.
There were tents of vendors selling German-themed memorabilia and souvenirs at Oktoberfest, and one of them was a family-owned booth with shelves upon shelves stacked with the steins. Its owners, siblings John, Bob, Jim and Ron Sippel and Margaret Walker, started the business in their hometown, Vandalia, in 1977. John Sippel is the founder of the Oktoberfest there.
Israel B. Menuez, 40, of Warren, and formerly of Millersburg and Celina, died on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Norma (Rutschilling) Huelskamp, 91, died on Oct. 6, 2013, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Aug. 23, 1922, in Cassella, to the late Lawrence and the late Rose (Henke) Rutschilling.
She married Roman B. Huelskamp on June 5, 1943, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 1998.
James F. “Fred” Critten, 94, formerly of St. Marys, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 4, 2013, at his residence in Lexington, Ky.
He was born on Aug. 10, 1919, in St. Marys, the son of Frederick and Louise (Beckman) Critten, both of whom preceded him in death.
On Sept. 18, 1942, he married Elizabeth “Betty” Bernhold and she preceded him in death on Jan. 6, 1996.
He is survived by two daughters, Kathy Archuleta of Chatham, Ill. and Connie Ecabert of Lexington, Ky.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
CELINA — The St. Marys football team watched its hopes of an upset against Celina slip out of its hands and then run away late.
Celina exploded for 35 second-half points to pull away in the Battle of Grand Lake St. Marys 49-23 at Celina Stadium on Friday night.
The Bulldogs stay in the thick of the Division III playoff race and within a game of Western Buckeye League leader Kenton.
A look at high school football action from around the area on Friday night:
MINSTER 41, ANNA 34
MINSTER— Minster pulled off a dramatic 41-34 win over the Anna Rockets.
Eli Wolf ripped apart the Rocket defense for four touchdowns, two two-point conversions and an interception on the Minster two-yard line sealing the victory.