October 21st, 2011
ST. MARYS — Two political newcomers will be squaring off on Nov. 8 for the 1st Ward seat on St. Marys City Council.
Republican John Bubp, 52, 609 Farrington Court, and nonpartisan candidate John A. Burd Sr., 56, 115 Hickory St., are vying for the seat left vacant by the retirement of Mike Kleinhenz.
Bubp, who works at Honda, said he decided to get involved in city government after his children graduated from high school.
ST. MARYS — State Rep. Robert Sprague spoke about the progress that has been made by the legislature Thursday night as the keynote speaker at the Auglaize County Republican Party fall rally.
When Sprague arrived in office in February, the state was facing an $8 billion budget deficit. He noted that 40 percent of the budget goes toward education and 33 percent toward Medicaid.
“Two programs that are absolutely critical to our state make up 73 percent of the budget,” Sprague said.
A St. Marys football team looking to get healthy and back on the winning track will seemingly find the right opponent in the Van Wert Cougars to accomplish those goals.
St. Marys could use some home cooking after two weeks away from Skip Baughman Stadium.
The Riders’ losing streak reached three last week after the wheels fell off in the second half of a 35-7 loss to Ottawa-Glandorf. The Titans scored 28 unanswered second-half points to drop St. Marys to 3-5 and 2-5 in the Western Buckeye League.
MINSTER — A missed extra point last week against Versailles may not have closed the door on Minster’s playoff hopes, but it did make Week 9 a must-win for the 5-3 Wildcats.
The 21-20 loss last week dropped Minster to eighth in the latest projected computer points rankings. That means the Wildcats (5-3, 3-3 MAC) will have to at least split their final two games and may need some help to get into the post season.
Division II Volleyball at Lima Senior
St. Marys, Wapakoneta to collide in sectional final on Saturday
LIMA — St. Marys teamed up to advance to the sectional final when Defiance’s blocking schemes frustrated the Roughrider volleyball team’s best hitter.
The Roughriders’ attacks came from all different sources in a 3-0 win over the Bulldogs on Wednesday night in a Division II sectional semifinal at Lima Senior.
ST. MARYS — A local hall of fame will be adding three more inductees as part of an annual ceremony this weekend.
The Memorial High School Alumni Foundation Hall of Fame will welcome J. Paul VanderHorst for academic/professional achievement, Robert W. Reed for service to St. Marys City Schools and John D. Kuenzel for athletic achievement during the induction ceremony Saturday at the St. Marys Eagles.
“This is our fifth class of inductees,” Memorial High School Alumni Foundation President Bill Kellermeyer said.
ST. MARYS — Two of the three mayoral candidates for the city of St. Marys appeared at a public forum and told voters why they should be the next mayor.
Incumbent Democrat Greg Freewalt and Republican challenger Patrick McGowan appeared at the informational session hosted by the St. Marys Rotary Club. Nonpartisan candidate Pam Hobler was invited to appear at the forum but declined the invitation because of time conflicts with her job. Hobler supplied written responses that will be included among the other candidates’ answers.
Mildred K. Knoth, 97, of formerly of Coldwater, died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Gardens at St. Henry.
She was born on Jan. 8, 1914, in St. Peter, to John and Elizabeth (Koesters) Jutte, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 2, 1933, she married Henry J. Knoth, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 2002.
Bernice J. Thomas, 91, of 303 Morton St., Celina, died at 12:17 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital, following a sudden illness.
She was born on Aug. 16, 1920, in Lima, the daughter of William and Minnie (Johnson) Hubble, and they preceded her in death.
She married William Thomas on May 6, 1939, and he preceded her in death in March 1974.
Division IV Volleyball at Coldwater
COLDWATER — Auglaize County’s two Division IV volleyball teams had their seasons end at the hands of tough Midwest Athletic Conference opponents in sectional semifinal matches at Coldwater High School on Tuesday night.
New Knoxville took state-ranked Parkway to the brink in the nightcap, but the Panthers rallied to take the final game 17-15 and win the match, 25-19, 20-25, 25-23,23-25, 17-15.