Archive - 2013
A look at the area football teams in the Midwest Athletic Confernece as the preseason begins:
Head Coach: Bryan Rioch (103-46, 14 seasons)
Wednesday, Aug. 7
Covington Invitational, 8 a.m.
Miss. Valley/Russia at Minster, 3 p.m.
MINSTER — The Minster girls golf team hosted the Minster Classic, a unique-style tournament, at Arrowhead on Tuesday. The event featured a scoring system that had each team choose its best score from that hole from its entire team. Each golfer had to contribute at least one hole’s score.
Donalee Sue Johnides, 86, passed away peacefully at 6:26 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
Donalee was from Wooster, where she lived most of her life. She recently moved to Celina to be close to her family.
She was married to Paul Johnides, a life-long resident of Wooster.
Also surviving are her son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Jenny Johnides of Celina; daughter-in-law Carol Johnides of Indianapolis, Ind.; her grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters.
ST. MARYS — Lab results on samples taken from AAP in St. Marys showed no traces of Legionnaires disease in potable water sources but detectable levels of the bacteria were found in other areas of the facility.
In July, two individuals who work at AAP became ill with Legionnaire's disease. One person, Brian Kyburz, 37, died from the illness and another employee remains hospitalized. That patient's name has not been released.
MINSTER — Ten acts performed to a packed community room Monday in the first-ever FJ Stallo Talent Show, with audience members voting for the acts they liked best.
The performers sang, danced and performed gymnastics for-the-standing-room-only event. Organizers Alexis Kyburz and Dezy Miller, both paid summer interns at the library, said they were surprised by how many people showed up for the concert. While they had sign ups, they’d believed only the children and their parents would show up.
ST. MARYS — SummerFest week was kicked off in style Sunday night as nine local girls competed for the title of 2013 SummerFest Queen.
The contestants charmed the audience with their bright smiles and glittering dresses.
“Tonight is an important night for these ladies, and I think there’s going to be a very high energy show and everybody’s going to be thrilled tonight with all the work the girls have put into this,” Master of Ceremonies John Wale said.
WAPAKONETA — Waiting to go into the auction ring for the Auglaize County Junior Fair Livestock Sale on Friday, the Reserve Champion Beef Steer “Springsteen” couldn’t stop giving his 9-year-old showman affectionate licks with his long tongue.
“He always licks me,” Montana Hulsmeyer said smiling after he sold.
The Botkins girl never expected to earn such an honor with her first steer project at the county fair, but she has been practicing for it for years, having begun showing in Pee Wee shows when she was 3-years-old.
Aug. 3: The Auglaize County Fair is today.
The St. Marys Lions Club will clean its portion of U.S. 33 today. Meet at 8:30 a.m. behind the Shell Station in St. Marys Square.
The St. Marys community Farmers’ Market will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today next to Dave’s BBQ on Celina Road.
Aug. 4: Artfest Opening Day Reception and Awards presentation will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
WAPAKONETA — The fourth time was the charm for St. Marys native Cole Brooks as he took home the showmanship sweepstakes title Thursday night at the Auglaize County Fair.
“It feels great,” Brooks, 18, said shortly after being named the winner of Thursday’s event that pitted the best of the best against each other. “I was hoping I was going to win. I’ve done this four times so I was hoping I would win.”