Archive - 2013
ST. MARYS — The much-anticipated and heavily-discussed levy proposed by the St. Marys City School district failed at the polls Tuesday.
According to unofficial results, the operating levy, a 1 percent income tax coupled with a 5-mill property tax, failed by a vote of 2,316 to 1,522. This means that all budget cuts passed by the Board of Education that were contingent upon the levy’s failure will go into effect this fall.
St. Marys Superintendent Shawn Brown did not hide his disappointment as he discussed the future of the district.
Marjorie Borden, 94, of St. Marys, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System. Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Kenneth A. Henschen, 86, of New Bremen, died at 7:45 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
He was born on Sept. 28, 1926, in New Knoxville.
He was the son of Adolph and Lydia (Stienecker) Henschen.
ELIDA — St. Marys’ pitching and defense has the team playing its best baseball heading into the regular season’s final weeks. The latest proof was a 4-1 win over Elida at Ed Sandy Field on Monday.
Codie Deaton held the Elida offense in check for five-plus innings before Austin James finished things off for the save with two innings of one-run relief to lead the Roughriders to their second straight win.
William H. Frey, 66, of 5840 Botkins Road, New Knoxville, died suddenly at 7:01 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, in the Emergency Department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home.
He was born on March 19, 1947, in Piqua, the son of Walter and Madella (Fischbach) Frey.
He married Sandra Kuenning on Sept. 2, 1967, and she survives at the residence.
Nellie C. House, 92, of 11810 Mallard Lane, St. Marys, died at 12:15 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born on Aug. 23, 1920, in Dayton, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Truebenbach) Miller.
She married Roy C. House on Nov. 5, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2003.
NEW BREMEN — While many people are focused to the primary election today, in New Bremen, school officials are looking at the November ballot to decide whether to go forward seeking funding for a building project, and, if they go forward, where to locate the building.
On Monday, the New Bremen Board of Education listened to citizens and answered concerns, hearing an audience that seemed overall in favor of putting a levy on the fall ballot, despite the failure to pass a levy last year.
MINSTER — Minster again sought out a young, hungry coach to lead its football program.
After a record-setting three-year run under Nate Moore, the Wildcats will turn to Urbana's Geron Stokes to keep a program that has been to the playoffs three straight seasons and became one of the Midwest Athletic Conference's most consistent winners on the rise.
Minster is expected to hire Stokes as its head football coach, pending approval from the school board at its meeting on May 20.
NEW BREMEN — Going into the final race of the day the St. Henry Redskins boys’ team trailed Sidney Lehman by one point, but in the 3200 relay the Redskins won the race to defeat Sidney Lehman 94-85 to win the 13th annual Cardinal Invitational in a sunny, sunsplashed New Bremen on Saturday.
On the girls side Russia pulled away at the end to defeat Marion Local 134-120. Spencerville was third with 88 points and Sidney was fourth with 78. St. Marys was fifth with 73 and New Bremen was sixth with 33 points. New Knoxville was 12th with 15 points.
NEW BREMEN — Local residents became tourists this weekend as they rediscovered — and discovered — historical jewels across Auglaize County.
The Auglaize County Historical Society hosted Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown, which encouraged residents to visit 12 locations across the county. Tourists got their passports stamped at each location they visited.
David and Joy Miller, of Moulton, stopped by the Bicycle Museum of America Saturday afternoon. The Millers noted it was their first trip to the museum.