ST. MARYS — With the arrival of the new year, area residents may again choose to compete in an annual competition while working toward a healthier lifestyle.
The Grand Health Challenge and Grand Health Family Challenge, organized by The Evening Leader and the Wapakoneta Daily News in conjunction with Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, are both set to return, as weigh ins being on Jan. 3.
Lewis H. Metzger, 86, of Spencerville, died on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at the Cleveland Clinic, where he had surgery on Nov. 4.
Funeral arrangements are being completed by the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
Martin E. Menchhofer, 91, of 706 Magnolia Drive, St. Marys, formerly of Mercer County, died on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.
He was born March on 15, 1920, in Mercer County, the son of John and Kathryn (Powell) Menchhofer, and they preceded him in death.
On April 12, 1942, he married Margaret “Marge” L. Hay, and she survives at the St. Marys Living Center.
Martin Menchhofer, 91, of St. Marys, died on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at St. Marys Living Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — Area organizations have partnered to present multiple opportunities for residents to get out of the house and explore nature this season.
"The Lockkeeper's Winter Canal Hike is the first of four hikes," Heritage Trails Park District Director Allison Brady said. "We have one per month for four months."
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Village Council held its year-end meeting Thursday night, passing a slew of ordinances in preparation for a new year.
Councilors passed the second reading and waived the third on a wage ordinance, after deciding to give electric department on-call workers an hour of pay at their Dec. 13 meeting.
“When we came out of executive session (on Dec. 13), we didn’t pass anything,” Mayor Keith Leffel said. “What I’d like to do is have the second reading and waive the third reading.”
Friday, Dec. 30
St. Marys vs. Parkway at Parkway holiday tournament, approximately 8 p.m.
New Knoxville at Spencerville, 6 p.m.
Botkins at Minster, 6:30 p.m.
Celina holiday tourney
Delphos Jefferson at Coldwater, 6:30 p.m.
Delphos St. John's at Van Wert, 6 p.m.
Marion Pleasant at Kenton, 6 p.m.
Marion Local at Wapakoneta, 6 p.m.
St. Henry at St. Marys photo gallery (link):
ST. MARYS — The St. Henry Redskins girls basketball team put the pressure on right from the opening tip and the St. Marys Roughriders couldn’t get any offensive consistency the whole night and were defeated by the Redskins 72-35 Thursday night at the Murotech Gymnasium.
ELIDA — The Minster duo of Kayla Wuebker and Bridget Geiger combined to outscore the entire Elida team and the Wildcats won the Vicki Mauk Holiday Invitational with a 71-29 victory on Thursday night.
“It’s a tournament we enjoy. It’s over the holidays,” said Minster head coach Nann Stechschulte. “It’s nice to just come away with two wins.”
Minster improved to 5-2 on the season.