May 25th, 2012
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.
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TIPP CITY — The Minster offense has a way of wearing down an opponent and taking over a game.
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Hanna Floyd started the attack with a solo home run early.
Stephanie Albers’ soaring shot to left field pounded against the plastic sign above the scoreboard to give Minster some breathing room in the sixth inning.
TROY — Minster senior long jumper Derek Collins and the boys distance relay team won regional titles while pole vaulter A.J. Huelsman and the girls 3200 meter relay team punched their tickets for Columbus for the Wildcats on the first day of the Division III regional track and field meet at Troy Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.
Collins captured the regional long jump title when he cleared 21 feet, 4.5 inches on his final jump. Collins edged New Lebanon Dixie’s Ryan Jordan, who had a jump of 21 feet, 4.25 inches.
Owen “Buzz” Noland, 88, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at his residence.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Ruth Evelyn Feister, 90, of 1101 Lilac St., Celina, died at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at The Gardens at Celina.
She was born on Jan. 16, 1922, in Celina, to Thomas Jefferson and Clara Rosetta (Fetters) Howell, and they preceded her in death.
On Dec. 21, 1940, she married Pharis E. Feister, and he preceded her in death on June 7, 1981.
Survivors include her son, Rick (Rita) Feister of Celina; her daughter, Ann Buschor of Celina; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law.