Archive - 2013
ST. MARYS — Children from around the area arrived at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Thursday and Friday to take part in Make Believe Hospital, an initiative designed to acquaint them with the different departments, equipments, uniforms and procedures they might encounter if they ever need to be in the hospital.
Children were instructed about healthy eating and exercise, given the opportunity to listen to their hearts with a stethoscope, see an IV, try on a cast, see real X-rays of broken bones, and learn about the entire hospital processes.
ST. MARYS — Roughrider senior Austin Dysert exudes everything artsy — the energy in his voice and mannerisms shout theater, but Dysert says this was not always evident to him.
“When I was in elementary school I thought I wanted to be either a chemistry teacher or a chemist,” he said.
His family was big into football, and games would be on every Saturday and Sunday at his house. Dysert hated musicals and had no idea the people he watched on TV were paid to do what they do.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys students swept the national Eagles art competition this year, winning three first place prizes and a fourth place prize when judged against third through sixth grade students from all 50 states.
In the third grade category, Navaeh Emerich won first place, among fourth graders, Konnor Houston won second place, among fifth graders Yuki Kawamura won first place, and among sixth graders Keegan Sawmiller won first and Michael Hurley won fourth place.
Eric C. Johnson, 50, of 06761 Auglaize County Road 33-A in St. Marys, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born on July 14, 1962, in Bar Harbor, Maine, to William F. and Joyce E. (Van Schoyck) Johnson.
Survivors include daughter Alena Johnson of Wapakoneta; parents William and Joyce Johnson of St. Marys; two brothers; a sister; former wife Jenniffer Furr of Wapakoneta; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother.
50 Years Ago This Week– 1963
Fifty years ago this week, the New Knoxville Rangers notched an early-season baseball victory over the Coldwater Cavaliers by a final of 9-8, in what was labeled as a hotly-disputed encounter after the teams’ scorebooks didn’t match up in the end.
MINSTER — After a 25 percent dip in tourism because of lake issues in 2009 and 2010, the Auglaize and Mercer Counties Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated an 8 percent increase in 2012 tourism, improving on the previous year’s 1 percent gain.
The CVB held its annual awards luncheon, which included special speaker Kathleen Phipps talking on Scenic Stops, a local television show bringing attention to sites and people around Ohio.
ST. MARYS — George Matthews spent 23 years teaching middle school students in Summerside, Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada, all the while broadcasting minor league, college and junior hockey. Often Matthews lent his voice to teams for little or no money. He spent hours driving to outposts of the hockey-crazed country, only to make that long drive back home so he could get up and teach the next morning.
Minster junior Ethan Wolf announced on Twitter on Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to play college football at the University of Tennessee and new head coach Butch Jones.
“after a long hard recruiting process .. i decided to become a Tennessee Volunteer!!” Wolf tweeted on Wednesday.
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen Board of Education members will move forward by looking at scheduling options for community meetings about the November bond issue, as numbers on the cost of a new building may come in as early as next week.
Board member Mandy Niekamp said she believed it would be a good idea to get started with community feedback and get the issue on the ballot for November, then if community feedback is completely negative, there would be time to take the issue off the ballot.
Lydia Kay Anthony, 45, died on Friday, April 5, 2013, at her residence, of natural causes.
She was born on May 7, 1968, in Piqua, to parents David Raymond Anthony, who preceded her in death, and Linda Quinn, who survives in Florida.
She is also survived by two sons, Dustin Anthony and Chase Carr, both of Celina; three daughters, Nicole, Miranda and Sierra Carr, all of Celina; three brothers.
She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.