August 26th, 2014
ST. MARYS — School security could get a boost if city councilors sign off on new legislation one law enforcement official says could save money and help the battered General Fund.
During Monday night's city council meeting, St. Marys Police Chief Mark Ernst addressed councilors regarding the re-establishment of a police auxiliary force for the city of St. Marys.
Ernst said the city had an auxiliary department that was established in the mid-1950s, but participation fizzled out in the 1990s.
Susan “Sue” Collingsworth, 71, of 903 E. Spring St., St. Marys, died 11:05 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born on June 10, 1943, in Garrett, Ind., the daughter of Martha (Daughtery) and Leroy Lower Sr.
She married Fred Collingsworth on April 24, 1971, and he survives in St. Marys.
She is survived by her children, Glenda (John Proutey) Garrison of Lexington, Ky.; Fred Collingsworth Jr. of St. Marys; Jeff (Amanda) Collingsworth of Sidney; by five grandchildren and two sisters.
Aug. 26: New Bremen Public Library will host story time for 3 to 5-year-olds at 6:30 p.m. today.
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CELINA — Bobby Kennedy ended Dan Kanfoush’s reign as holder of the Governor’s Cup, halting years of frustratingly close finishes.
Kennedy won via tiebreaker over four-time Governor’s Cup and three-time defending champion Kanfoush this weekend at the hydroplane racing event on Grand Lake St. Marys.
Kennedy has finished second to his younger cousin Brandon in 2008 and often to Kanfoush.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys football team welcomed Doug Frye’s return to the home sideline of Skip Baughman Stadium with big play after big play, as the Roughriders outscored Urbana 41-7 in a little over a half of timed football on Friday night in the annual Chicken Bowl.
Eric Spicer scampered in from three yards out to cap the drive after Spicer ripped off 33 yards earlier in the drive on a counter down the right sideline.
Raymond A. Heitman, 89, of 10701 State Route 119, Anna, died at 8:12 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, following a brief illness.
He was born on Sept. 18, 1924, in Minster, to Albert and Margaret (Zircher) Heitman. They preceeded him in death.
He was married on April 25,1945, to Betty Hamp, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2011.
Aug. 25: The New Bremen Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today.
The St. Marys City Council will meet at 7 p.m. today.
ST. MARYS — Molly Menker has spent the better part of her life so far in the water.
This will be the Memorial High School senior’s 14th year swimming on various teams, including the YMCA and the Roughrider swim teams. It was something her parents threw her into and that she grew to love quickly.
“I just started out with swim lessons and the summer swim team when I was little, and it just really clicked and I liked it a lot, so my parents put me into the Y swim team in the winter when I was 7,” Menker said.
NEW BREMEN — Tess Moeller, of Chickasaw, says teaching in city schools, while never the environment she saw herself in long-term, taught her that the less students had the more they needed their teachers.
“The kids didn’t have as much home support,” Moeller said. “Knowing they felt the safest and most loved when they came to school made me know what an impact teachers can have on students.”