May 25th, 2012
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week.
This week’s edition examines stories from May 22 to 28, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: A hobo was arrested by St. Marys Police Chief G.A. Gerstner after he observed the man throwing away sandwiches along the side of the road.
Officials continued to search Lake St. Marys for the body of 19-year-old Norman Parker. Parker drowned when the boat he was riding in capsized.
NEW BREMEN — Cleanup and renovation are on the horizon for a historic downtown New Bremen building that was damaged in a fire earlier this year.
ST. MARYS — Local students recently took a jab at stock trading in their government class.
Seniors in Michael Jay’s American government classes participated in Jay’s annual “Stock Market Game.”
ST. MARYS — The state released the results on Thursday of tests taken earlier this week at Grand Lake St. Marys, with the numbers coming in at the lowest so far.
"Ecstacy," Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Manager Milt Miller said of his first reaction to hearing the results. "Like most lakes or any vacation resort type of area, Memorial Day kicks off the season, and so these numbers were extremely welcomed news — to tell people that our lake is very much open, to welcome them back."
ST. MARYS — A group of local students recently competed at the national level of their business program.
Five St. Marys Memorial High School students — seniors Cierra Anderson, Mitch Fowler, Ryan Wilker, Taylor Grant and junior Adam Neal — went to Salt Lake City, Utah, to participate in the DECA International Career Development Conference.
The DECA — or Distributive Education Clubs of America — students had qualified after competing at the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference in mid-March.
Owen “Buzz” Noland, 88, of 11190 Schroeder Road, St. Marys, died at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on March 1, 1924 in West Irvin, Ky., to Frank and Mary (Hall) Noland, and they preceded him in death.
On Dec. 27, 1986, in St. Marys, he married Shirley J. Harleman, and she survives.
Mary Carolyn McKinley, 93, formerly of rural Spencerville, died at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Hill View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Platte City, Mo.
She was born on Jan 2, 1919, in Logan Township, to Philip and Effie Peterson Grassley, and they preceded her in death.
On June 26, 1937, she married William Olin “Bill” McKinley, and he preceded her in death on July 30, 1989.
LEXINGTON — The St. Marys girls track team competed in two events at the Division II regional track meet at Lexington on Thursday night.
St. Marys sophomore Erin Kinkley took 12th in the girls high jump competition. Kinkley cleared four feet, 10 inches.
Kinkley reached the regional tournament after capturing the district title at Fostoria last week.
The St. Marys girls 4-by-800 meter relay team of Sara Lininger, Kristen Dammeyer, Marissa Schrolucke and Lexi Grothause finished 16th in the finals with a 10:45.02 time.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962