April 25th, 2013
MINSTER — Gagel Plumbing and Heating in Minster has changed ownership after 50 years in business, as owner Don Gagel cuts back his hours in an attempt to eventually retire.
Gagel sold the business to Jason Buettner, owner of Fischer Plumbing and Heating in Delphos. Gagel said he plans to cut back from 50 to 30 hours per week while training a store manager.
In retirement, he plans to travel and play more golf, he said.
“When you’re in this line of work, there’s a real workaholic syndrome,” Gagel said.
Rangers have big nights at St. Henry
Andrew Mackie had a perfect night for the New Knoxville boys track team at a quad at St. Henry on Tuesday. Mackie won the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, and the high jump.
On the girls side Cassie Boyle had a perfect night winning both the mile and 200 meter dash. Haley Horstman won the 100 and 300 meter hurdles.
NEW KNOXVILLE — It took an extra inning but the New Bremen Cardinals were able to outlast the New Knoxville Rangers in the opening MAC game for each team 3-2 in eight innings Tuesday in New Knoxville.
“We kept battling and battling,” Cardinals head coach Josh Bowersock said. “We hit a couple balls early right on the screws but they were hit right at their guys, but in the later innings were kept after them and I think they did a very good job of that.”
NEW BREMEN — Jacy Good was with her parents, coming home after her college graduation on a stretch of easy-to-drive road outside Redding, Pa., when she stopped at a gas station, and remembers deciding not to get coffee because she planned to nap later.
That’s the last thing she remembers for more than three months.
A few miles down the road, a distracted driver talking on the phone didn’t see her and her family’s vehicle or the 30-ton milk truck also involved in the accident that killed her parents.
NEW BREMEN — Those who claim reality television does no good in the world have never tasted Sawyer Williams’ cupcakes.
Inspired by Cake Boss and Cupcake Wars, the New Bremen High School student started baking cupcakes in his kitchen and since has been asked for a steady supply of the sweet treats by family and friends for special occasions including graduation parties and birthday parties.
This year, he was asked to make the GOBA bicycle logo in cupcakes as a centerpiece for the event that will bring 3,000 cyclists to New Bremen.
MINSTER — Parkway stayed close with Minster for four innings, but some walks, wild pitches and an error gave the Wildcats a chance to break things open in the fifth inning with two outs.
Minster didn’t miss that opportunity. Parkway missed a handful of them.
Devon Poeppelman went the distance on the mound, Ethan Wolf and Adam Niemeyer delivered a pair of RBI hits and Minster put things away late in a 7-1 win over Parkway on Tuesday at Hanover Street Park.
Suzanne L. (Smalley) Marion, 75, of North Huntington, Pa.; and formerly of Celina, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Briarcliff Pavilion, North Huntington, Pa.
She was born on April 9, 1938, in Celina, to the late George and Jane (Riley) Smalley. Suzanne is survived by her son, John R. Marion of Pittsburgh, Pa.; her brother and sister-in-law; two sisters and brothers-in-law; her friend; a special niece and several other nieces and nephews.
Edna C. Tontrup, 87, of 1423 Nagel St., St. Marys, died suddenly on Monday, April 22, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1926, in St. Marys Township, the daughter of Leo and Mary (Ruedebusch) Schroeder.
She married Louis Tontrup on Aug. 30, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1974.
She is survived by her three children, Sandra Tontrup of Dayton, Steven Tontrup of St. Marys, Stan Tontrup of St. Marys; by one sister, Naomi Rison of St. Marys; by numerous nieces and nephews.
MINSTER — The Minster baseball team did whatever it took to get runs across against Delphos St. John's. It doesn’t take many when senior pitcher Adam Niemeyer is going like he was on Monday.
ST. MARYS — Kenton’s big southpaw Noah Furbush took a shutout into the seventh inning and struck out 10 St. Marys batters over his six-plus innings of work in Kenton’s 5-2 win on Monday night at K.C. Geiger Park.
Furbush gave way to Logan Nichols, who closed out the game after St. Marys finally pushed two runs across, but not before he had stymied the Roughriders’ bats for most of the game.