August 17th, 2012
ST. MARYS — At St. Marys Primary School this year, local students will have the opportunity to use some new technology in the form of tablet computers.
Located in a locked, mobile case are 30 iPad2s with cases that teachers at the school will be able to utilize in their classrooms.
CELINA — Wapakoneta's Caleb Acheson never appeared to be in control on any of the four sudden death playoff holes to decide second place at the Celina Bulldog Invitational at Fox's Den on Friday.
He was the last of the four players standing four playoff holes later thanks to his stellar short game and scrambling ability, however.
ST. MARYS — Greenville downed the St. Marys girls tennis team 5-0 on Friday morning.
"I told the girls that top to bottom this is probably the best team we'd face this year," St. Marys head coach Brice Brenneman said. "I knew they were good, but they were even a little better than I thought."
Greenville's Sophia Navas-Davis defeated St. Marys' Katie Peterson, 6-2, 6-0 at first singles.
Michelle Borgerding beat St. Marys' Emily Brown at second singles, 6-2, 6-1.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Third-grade students will soon be required to be reading at a certain level before they are able to move on to the fourth grade after Senate Bill 316 passed earlier this month.
“All students entering the third grade must demonstrate a certain level of competency in reading before advancing to the fourth grade,” New Knoxville Superintendent Kim Waterman said Thursday night at the New Knoxville Board of Education meeting. “Almost all the provisions of this new law take effect this school year.”
Edna M. Lampert, 86, of New Bremen, died at 5:27 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton of a sudden illness.
She was born on April 20, 1926, in Cranberry Prairie, the daughter of Joseph and Philomenia (Huwer) Quinter, and they preceded her in death.
On June 7, 1947, she married Thomas A. Lampert, and he preceded her in death on April 6, 2003.
MINSTER — The New Bremen boys golf team picked up a Midwest Athletic Conference win over Delphos St. John's on Thursday morning at Arrowhead Golf Club.
Delphos St. John's Nick Kayser fired a two-under par 34 for medalist honors.
New Bremen's Darin Bergman led the way for New Bremen with a 38.
Alex Britton had a 40, Tyler Hagen shot a 44 and Travis Bertelsen had a 46 for the Cardinals.
New Bremen will host Russia on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Arrowhead, with both the varsity and JV competing.
MINSTER — Carter Bowman wasn’t thrilled with a tie, even if it was for the best score on the course on Wednesday.
Bowman finished tied for medalist at the Auglaize County Invitational at Arrowhead Golf Club, but the St. Marys sophomore standout golfer was still kicking himself about how he finished down the stretch.
“It’s medalist, but it could’ve been a whole lot better,” Bowman said.
ST. MARYS — A group of more than 20 St. Marys youth gathered at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Wednesday afternoon for the third and final installment of Fishing, Fun & Fellowship.
Fishing, Fun & Fellowship was open to St. Marys students entering the first through fifth grade and was held once in June, July and August. The event was offered free of charge for participants through a grant.
ST. MARYS — As sirens wailed through the air, screams could be heard coming from the school bus turned over off U.S. 33. The first responders calmed down the frantic parents and the students’ peers, as others worked to free the trapped children and unconscious driver from the inside of the vehicle by cutting open the top of the bus. Luckily, everyone was extracted safely, but to those in the audience, it represented their worst fear.