February 17th, 2012
VERSAILLES — New Knoxville’s 26-point fourth quarter made things interesting, but ninth-ranked Versailles held on for a 69-63 win over the Rangers on Friday night at Versailles High School.
New Knoxville senior Lucas Leffel scored a game-high 26 points. Jake Allen added 16 points and Andrew Arnett had 11 points for New Knoxville.
Chad Winner scored a team-high 23 points for Versailles while Kyle Ahrens added 19 points.
ST. MARYS — The local state park will be receiving a new piece of equipment next month.
Grand Lake St. Marys State Park is on schedule to receive a new dredge next month — despite shipment delays, “Brutus” is scheduled to arrive soon.
“It should be here mid-March,” Regional Dredge Supervisor Tom Grabow said.
Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Manager Brian Miller noted they have been working out some “bugs” with the equipment.
NEW BREMEN — A new group has formed with a goal to support New Bremen’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter.
The newly formed Ag Boosters Club is a nonprofit group with goals to support the New Bremen FFA students, whether through financial assistance or through networking opportunities. FFA Adviser Katy McGovern said the Ag Boosters formed after she was contacted by a few residents with an interest.
ST. MARYS — Local school and county officials gathered at Memorial High School in St. Marys Friday morning to practice their responses in the event of an emergency.
The Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) held a tabletop exercise for first responders and school officials centered around a scenario of a vehicle crash into a substation along U.S. 33, near the high school. Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson ran the various officials through a set of scenarios in real time and assessed their responses.
S. Andrew Liming, 57, of St. Marys, was found dead on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at his residence.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Ruth Eleanore Holtzhauer Rohrbach, 88, joined other family members and friends at 4:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.
She was the daughter of Joseph and Olvina (Hoagland) Holtzhauer, and they preceded her in death.
On May 11, 1946, she married Norman Rohrbach, whom she continued to love throughout her life, and he preceded her in death.
Mary Anne Zimmerman, 65, of Spencerville, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville.
She was born on Oct. 25, 1946, in Lima, to Fred R. “Dick” and Mary C. Scheufler Neil, and they preceded her in death.
On Aug. 15, 1981, she married Richard A. “Dick” Zimmerman, and he survives in Spencerville.
Chester Steven “Sonny” Browder, 65, of 11514 N. Hwy 41, Farmersburg, Ind., died at 5:33 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Sullivan Community Hospital, Sullivan, Ind.
He was born on Aug. 17, 1946, in St. Marys, to Paul Browder and Bonnie E. (Vanover) Browder, and they preceded him in death.
On April 18, 1970, he married Rebecca Sutherland, and she survives.
Mildred M. Wolfal, 90, formerly of St. Marys, died on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Santa Rita Nursing Center in Green Valley, Ariz.
She was born on April 21, 1921, in Spencerville, to Ralph and Amy (Snyder) Clark, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Richard (Mary Ann) Jones of Dumas, Ark.; a daughter Susan Beahrs of Sahuarita, Ariz., 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth (Lowell) Miller of Spencerville.
ST. MARYS — A local official is hoping to bring back competitive fishing events on Grand Lake St. Marys.
Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Manager Brian Miller noted the park office recently sent out letters soliciting groups to return their fishing tournaments to the lake.
“Kara Birt came up with the idea,” Miller said, noting the park office manager was active in sending the letters. “Several years ago, we had 100s of competitive fishing tournaments on the lake.”