May 14th, 2013
MINSTER — The St. Henry Redskins’ big comeback denied Minster a chance to wrap up a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title on Monday night.
The Redskins roared back from a late three-run deficit with seven runs in the top of the fifth inning to defeat the Wildcats 8-6 in a MAC showdown.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys students will take $124,000 with them to college after Monday night’s Academic Banquet, showcasing local generosity and the desire for community members to be remembered through bequests that continue to support Memorial’s talent.
Principal Dave Lewis called the large awards “a tribute to the kind of students we have in St. Marys.”
Mike Makley, while distributing the WSLC and WOEF scholarships, pointed out how college costs have changed.
ELIDA — St. Marys outfielder Tristan Becker dove headfirst in shallow center to snag a quick-sinking liner to end the bottom of the fourth inning, stranding a pair of baserunners and denying Kenton its first and game-tying run.
St. Marys starting pitcher Codie Deaton didn’t need much help in Saturday’s tournament opener, but he found it in plays on defense like Becker's and in the bats of his Roughrider teammates.
ST. MARYS — There’s a reason the event is called a relay and not a race — with the American Cancer Society celebrating 100 years since it started fighting cancer, those who began the organization have long since passed the baton to a new generation.
Many of the early participants in Relay for Life have gone from the survivors list to the list of those the event is “in memory of,” but the idea of a Relay is that eventually a team member will end the Relay against cancer by crossing the finish line with a cure.
Patricia “Patty” Ann (Elliot) Neargarder, 85, died on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 3, 1927, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Richard Aloysius and Anna Adelia (Fisher) Elliot.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, George L. Neargarder, whom she married on May 17, 1948, and he survives in St. Marys.
Kelly B. Hennon, 53, of Botkins, died 6:35 p.m., Wed. May 8, 2013, following sudden illness. He was born Aug. 23, 1959, in Lima, the son of Letha (Hager) and Donald Method of New Knoxville. He is survived by his wife, Lorie A. (Ott) Hennon, and their date of marriage was March 14, 1981.
Patricia Neargarder, 85, of St. Marys, died 12:49 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013.
Funeral arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Ruth Marie Wellman, 88, of Celina, passed away at 5:07 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Celina Manor Nursing Home. She was born on April 6, 1925 in Sharpsburg to the late Ignatius and Sarah (White) Esser.
On April 11, 1945, she married Alfred Wellman, who died on March 15, 1991.
Survivors include her daughter Ruthann Brunswick, of Celina, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a sister, a sister-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, a granddaughter, three brothers and four sisters.
Thelma R. Schmitmeyer, 89, of Minster, died 10:26 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Elmwood Assisted Living, New Bremen. She was born Oct. 30, 1923, in Osgood to the late Fred and Mary (Synck) Bohman.
She married Henry Schmitmeyer on May 10, 1944. Henry preceded her in death on March 30, 1986.
ST. MARYS — The Evening Leader’s Mother of the Year winner, Mary Craft, is more than a mother to her daughter and son.
She opens her home to her children’s friends and that generosity, her daughter Abbey Craft said, is part of why she nominated her mother.
“She never thought it was good enough,” Abbey said. “She went above and beyond. Cookies on my birthday. She never forgets things like that.”