April 11th, 2012
NEW BREMEN — The fans huddled beneath blankets, fielders’ teeth chattered as they left the dugout to take their spots in the field and the icy wind howled across the open layout surrounding New Bremen High School.
New Bremen pitcher Brent Bertke thought it was perfectly lovely weather.
Bertke tossed a complete game with eight strikeouts to lead the Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over Coldwater on Tuesday night.
Call him New Bremen’s Mr. Freeze.
KENTON 2, ST. MARYS 1
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Roughriders committed four errors and the Kenton Bulldogs took full advantage as they scored two unearned runs to defeat the Riders 2-1 in a WBL game held at K. C. Geiger Park.
The Riders, down 2-0, got on the board with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Kiley Schamp led off with a single to center and went to second on a bunt by Kaitlyn Brown and Schamp scored on a single to left by Harle Smith, but Roop grounded into a double play to end the inning.
The St. Marys boys track team finished second and the Rider girls were second in a tri-meet at Versailles on Tuesday night.
The Riders’ 3200 meter relay team of Lexi Grothause, Amanda Dues, Kristen Dammeyer and Sara Lininger won with a time of 11:03.
St. Marys’ Kami Menchhofer won the 100 meter hurdles with a 17.93-second time.
Dammeyer captured the 1600 meter run victory with a 6:13.47 pace.
Lininger won the 300 meter hurdleswith a 53.07-second time.
ST. MARYS — City councilors on Monday night gave the green light for the creation of a revitalization district in downtown.
NEW BREMEN — A young film buff, Patrick Ferguson says he loves a good story and enjoys seeing how all the aspects fall into place when it hits the screen.
William J. “Bill” Koenig Jr., 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:20 p.m. Saturday April 7, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born on Dec. 31, 1919, in Auglaize County, the son of William C. and Katherine (Frankenburg) Koenig, and they preceded him in death.
On June 28, 1947, he married Lucille M. Bustetter, and she preceded him in death on July 25, 1994.
Ned E. Keiber, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Oct. 16, 1929, in Wapakoneta, to Earl W. and Hazel (Wellington) Keiber, and they preceded him in death.
On Feb. 9, 1957, he married Margaret June Peak, and she survives.
He is also survived by two daughters, Leslie K. (Keiber) Steining and Linda S. (Keiber) (Kevin) Schnell, both of Wapakoneta; five grandchildren, a brother and sister-in-law.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Deborah S. Yahn, 58, of St. Marys, died on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
She was born on Aug. 30, 1953, in Celina, to Harry “Red” and Evelyn (Francis) Yahn, and they preceded her in death and now are all together again.
She is survived by many friends and co-workers.
Madella F. Schnippel, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Oct. 13, 1932, in Carthagena, the daughter of Adolph and Theresa (Wuebker) Severt, and they preceded her in death.
On June 11, 1955, she married James C. “Jim” Schnippel, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2007.
ST. MARYS — An appeals court upheld the convictions and sentences of a St. Marys man who killed another man outside a local bar in 2010.
Judges from the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima on Monday rejected an appeal filed by Gordon W. Diggle III to his convictions and sentences on murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery charges in the Sept. 8, 2010, beating death of Steven Casad in the alley behind the Friendly Tavern. Diggle was convicted of the charges last year following a jury trial in April.