May 10th, 2012
ST. MARYS — A local high school netted bronze in a national magazine’s ranking of high schools across the country.
During his report to the board of education, St. Marys Instruction Director Bill Steinbrunner noted St. Marys Memorial High School received a bronze rating in the U.S. News and World Report’s national rankings of best high schools.
NEW BREMEN — Minster crowned five Midwest Athletic Conference champions on the first day of the conference’s track championships.
The Minster boys are out to an early lead in the team standings with 62 points, while the Minster girls (35.5 points) are in second behind Versailles (47 points).
Minster’s Kayla Wuebker earned another Midwest Athletic Conference title in the pole vault, clearing 12 feet.
Minster’s Paul Dues won the boys high jump, clearing six feet.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen softball team ended its season losing to St. Henry 9-2 in the Division IV sectional finals.
In the bottom of the first inning, the Redskins cracked the scoreboard first when lead off batter, Ashley Heitkamp infield singled. Heitkamp then stole second and third and scored when Kinzie Stammen grounded out an RBI to third base.
The Cardinals offense tied the game up when senior, Kristen Miller had an RBI single to send classmate, Taylor Carter home.
FORT RECOVERY — Good defense and clutch pitching from Aaron Clune allowed the New Bremen Cardinals to emerge from Fort Recovery with a 3-1 victory and moved the Cardinals a win on Saturday away from at least a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title.
The victory allowed the Cardinals to remain tied for the MAC lead with a 6-2 record. Overall they are 12-8. Fort Recovery drops to 7-15 and 1-8 in the MAC.
Clune pitched the complete game victory for New Bremen giving up one unearned run on four hits. He struck out three and walked one.
NEW BREMEN — Residents and visitors in an area village could be seeing a few parking spots eliminated in the downtown area as part of a proposed ordinance to the village council.
During their brief meeting Tuesday evening, members of the New Bremen Village Council passed the first reading of an ordinance to eliminate parking on the north side of Monroe Street between Washington and Water streets.
NEW KNXOVILLE — A flag that once flew over a sortie in Afghanistan is now on display in the New Knoxville Village Administration Building.
Norma Schroer, of Operation New Knoxville Cares (ONKC), visited with New Knoxville Village Councilors Tuesday night to present a flag from a local veteran and a certificate from the Alpha Company of the St. Marys Guard Unit.
Cynthia S. Warnecke, 53, formerly of Spencerville, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Ind.
She is the daughter of Hubert and Janice Warnecke.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.
Charles Gary Kitchen, 68, of 16244 Ohio 66 North in rural St. Marys, died on Friday, May 4, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on April 24, 1944, in Lawrence County, Ky., to Milton G. Kitchen and Lydia Newsome, and they preceded him in death.
On March 28, 1964, in Olive Hill, Ky., he married Colista Middleton, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 12.
The Western Buckeye League named its 2011-2012 WBL Academic All-League award winners late last week for student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom.
St. Marys had 17 students earn the honor.
Juniors must carry a 3.75 grade point average and earned at least two varsity letters.
St. Marys juniors Emily Brown, Kevin Dammeyer, Nick Durkee, Mitch Fowler, Kelly Heitkamp, Colleen Magee, Neil Perry and Logan Simons were named to the list.
Seniors must carry a 3.75 GPA with at least three varsity letters in WBL sports.
NEW BREMEN — Late afternoon storms postponed the Division IV sectional softball final between New Bremen and St. Henry scheduled for Monday.
The Cardinals and Redskins will play tonight at 5 p.m. at New Bremen. The winner advances to the district tournament at Wapakoneta on Tuesday, May 15 against the winner of Ada and Hardin Northern.
St. Henry won the regular season match-up 10-0 on April 19.
Minster will play in district action at Wapak on Wednesday, May 16 at 5 p.m. against the wnner of today’s Lima Perry-Ridgemont game.