January 13th, 2012
MINSTER — Make it four in a row.
Minster's mid-season turnaround kept going with a fourth straight win to go above .500 just two weeks after starting the season 1-4.
Minster defeated Parkway 48-34 in a Midwest Athletic Conference match-up on Friday night.
“It was a game that was a low-scoring, pretty much defensive struggle, and not a whole lot of flow to the game, which you except in league action,” said Minster head coach Mike Lee, who was pleased with his team’s defensive effort throughout the game.
BATH TOWNSHIP — It was possible to pinpoint the exact second when things fell apart for the St. Marys Roughriders on Friday night at Bath.
J.D. Meyer’s late third-quarter exit with four fouls was the fracture point. Without him on the floor, a spirited Western Buckeye League match-up with the Wildcats turned one-sided.
A tied game turned into a double-digit lead for the Wildcats as Meyer sat on the bench and Bath ran away with a 63-51 Western Buckeye League win on Friday night.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Bremen Cardinals were able to stay one step ahead of New Knoxville the whole night to defeat the Rangers 50-42 Friday in a MAC Contest at New Knoxville.
“We just stayed in front of people on defense,” Cardinals head coach Adam Dougherty said. “We stayed in our gap and followed our rules and if we would have done that all night it might have been a different kind of game.
ST. MARYS — Kindles, Nooks and tablets topped the wish list of many area residents this holiday season, and a local library is offering a slew of items for these devices at no cost to library patrons.
The St. Marys Community Public Library offers a variety of e-books, audiobooks and movies that may be checked out for use on a variety of devices, including Kindles, Nooks and Sony Readers. E-books may also be checked out for use on a Windows or Mac computer. A complete list of supported devices can be found on the library’s digital catalog website.
NEW BREMEN — Area residents in wheelchairs, bicyclists or those who need scooters to get around will soon be able to get out and explore a resource in the area.
As part of a Transportation Enhancement grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation received through a partnership with the village of New Bremen and the New Bremen Foundation, a portion of the Miami and Erie Canal Towpath Trail will be paved.
This is the inaugural edition of “Leader Look Back,” a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50, 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Jan. 9 to 16, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
Cleona C. Wyen, 90, formerly of Seventh Street, Minster, died at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Briarwood Manor in Coldwater; she had been a patient there for two years.
She was born on March 3, 1921, in St. Patrick, to Joseph and Henrietta (Alternatt) Meyer. On June 3, 1941, she married Victor A. Wyen; he died on May 26, 1974.
NEW BREMEN — A big third quarter was just what the New Knoxville Lady Rangers basketball team needed Thursday night. The Rangers hit 7 of 10 shots from the field and went on to defeat the New Bremen Cardinals 45-25 in a MAC contest at New Bremen.
ROCKFORD — The Minster girls basketball team won its seventh straight game, pummeling Parkway 64-22 in a Midwest Athletic Conference contest on Thursday night.
Minster also held an opponent under 30 points for the fifth straight game.
“Of course you always have things that you need to work on, but overall, I thought we got it inside and got high-percentage shots,” said Minster head coach Nann Stechschulte. “I just didn’t want to come out flat and I don’t think they did.”