January 23rd, 2012
CELINA — Area wedding and party planners gathered at the Galleria of Celina Saturday and Sunday afternoon for Perfect Party Events & Catering’s third annual showcase.
A Reception For All Seasons opened at 1 p.m. Saturday with a room full of table settings, decorations and samples of food, drinks and photography. Event Manager Shelby O’Neill said the event provides an opportunity to show area planners what Perfect Party Events & Catering has to offer.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Cardinals basketball team recovered from a poor third quarter and with the help of rebounds and just enough free throws down the stretch they held on to defeat the St. Henry Redskins 53-49 Friday evening in a MAC contest at New Bremen.
“We made it a lot tougher than it needed to be down the stretch,” Cardinals head coach Adam Dougherty said.
FT. RECOVERY — A dominant second half propelled Ft. Recovery to a 56-32 victory over fellow Midwest Athletic Conference foe Minster on Friday night.
“They’ve got a lot of weapons on the floor, but when we went dry, (things got bad),” said Minster head coach Mike Lee. “It’s a lot easier putting that thing up when you’re up 10, 12, 14 as opposed to a one, two possession game. They have an outstanding basketball team.”
ROCKFORD — The New Knoxville boys basketball team broke away from a feisty Parkway squad, 57-44, to earn its first Midwest Athletic Conference win of the season on Friday night.
The Rangers (6-6, 1-2 MAC) went to the half tied at 23-23 with the Panthers, who entered the night at 1-11 with a five-game losing streak in tow.
But a 21-point night from Derek Luth kept the Panthers close before the Rangers outscored Parkway 14-10 in the third quarter and 18-11 in the fourth quarter to pick up the double-digit win.
DEFIANCE 44, WAPAKONETA 41
WAPAKONETA — For 32 minutes Friday night, the Wapakoneta Redskins gave the undefeated and state-ranked Defiance Bulldogs all they could handle and then some.
They held a team that had been averaging 64 points a game to a season-low 44.
They kept the Bulldogs from even scoring a field goal in the second quarter.
"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 Jan. 17 to 22, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Less than a day after 15 hams and shoulders were stolen from a smokehouse on the John Seewer farm, north of St. Marys, 14 of the hams were recovered by Sheriff William Nieter and his deputy Arthur Lawler. Three were arrested, including one juvenile. Roy Gorman and Gus Hilmer were charged with meat stealing.
CELINA — Grand Lake St. Marys welcomed a new flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Friday morning with a chartering ceremony at the Celina Moose Lodge.
NEW BREMEN — An area organization is selling butterflies to adorn a unique park that is set to open in the region this summer.
The New Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary Club is currently raising funds to build the “Sunshine Playground” — a 100 percent handicapped-accessible playground, which would be the only one of its kind in West Central Ohio — that will be located in Bremenfest Park in New Bremen.
Ina A. Blakeley-Fisher, 88, formerly of 05201 Lock 14 Road, rural Auglaize County, died at 5:42 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
She was born on Jan. 15, 1924, in Shamrock, Okla., to Clyde and Vada (Ankney) Stauffer, and they preceded her in death.