May 29th, 2012
Herman B. Clayton, 66, of St. Marys, formerly of Spencerville, died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at his daughter’s residence in St. Marys.
He was born on Sept. 10, 1945, in Earle, Ark., to Clyde and Nellie (Andrews) Clayton, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by four children, Susan Bradford of Harrogate, Tenn., Amanda (Verlin Jr.) Orick of Celina, Jason (Lola) Clayton of St. Marys and Brandy (Shawn Dunlap) Clayton of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four siblings.
Hasroe Ward, 84, of 502 Normandy Drive, St. Marys, died at 1:58 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Saint Marys.
He was born on Nov. 26, 1927, in Floyd County, Ky., the son of Joe and Martha “Patsy” (Thornsberry) Ward, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 31, 1981, he married Phyllis J. Steinke, and she survives at the residence.
Robert S. Nagel, 83, of New Bremen, died at 1:02 p.m. Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born on July 23, 1928, in Minster, the son of Charles and Odillia (Schwieterman) Nagel.
Frances “Frankie” Bowling, 73, of 125 East Bank Road, St. Marys, died at 3:03 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on July 17, 1938, in Wayland, Ky., to Roy and Sarah (Banks) Lykins, and they preceded her in death.
On July 20, 1957, in Rockholds, Ky., she married Frank Bowling, and he survives.
LEXINGTON — Kelly Heitkamp, a St. Marys Memorial junior, qualified for the state tournament in the girls pole vault with a third-place finish at the Division II regional meet at Lexington on Saturday.
Heitkamp cleared nine feet, six inches — one of seven vaulters to hit that mark. Heitkamp won the tiebreaker (the vaulters' second-best vaults are compared) to tie for third with Liberty-Benton's Alex Johnson.
Heitkamp will compete at state at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, June 2 at 9 a.m.
TIPP CITY — The Covington Buccs jumped out to an 8-0 lead and held off a late Minster rally for a 9-6 win in a Division IV regional final game at Tipp City Tippecanoe Middle School on Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats bow out of the tournament after the longest postseason run in the program's history. Minster ended its season at 23-7.
Minster spotted the Buccs eight runs before bringing the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh.
Covington moves on to play in the state semifinals on Thursday in Akron.
TROY — Minster’s win in the boys 4-by-400 meter relay in the night’s final event in record regional time propelled the Minster boys track team to the Division III regional title on Friday night.
The Wildcat boys finished with 57 points to edge out second-place finishers Covington and West Liberty Salem, who both had 52 points.
The Minster girls finished second behind Versailles. Minster had 49 points while the victorious Tigers had 66.5 points.
Teresa McDermitt-Snyder, 55, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012, after a brave and heroic battle against cancer. She is loved and will be greatly missed.
Teresa was born on Oct. 3, 1956, in St. Marys, to Fred and Peggy (Krugh) Reedy, and her mother survives her in Idaho. Her father preceded her in death.
“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.