February 3rd, 2012
ST. MARYS — After a flurry of donations from residents, employees and community members, Otterbein St. Marys has reached its $1.6 million fundraising goal for its Life Enrichment Center.
Charitable Gift Planner Hodge Drake said the committee, comprised of residents, employees, board members and community members, has been working since mid 2009 to raise funds for the new facility.
“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. 31 to Feb. 5, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Residents of St. Marys and the surrounding area raised $1,044.79 for the Red Cross to go toward flood relief in southern Ohio. Appreciation was sent by flood victims to St. Marys for the donation of water.
ST. MARYS — Local students received a look into the “real world” as part of an annual event at their school.
Eighth-grade students at St. Marys Middle School participated in the OSU Extension’s “Real Money Real World” activity in their gymnasium on Friday.
“We are in all of the schools in Auglaize County except one,” county director and 4-H educator Beth Miller said, noting the presentation is also done at other schools.
Cecelia Elizabeth Whitmer, 93, of 913 Willow St., Celina, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
She was born on Oct. 28, 1918, in Denver, Colo., to the late Sven and Esther (Allspach) Vegelin. On July 24, 1943, she married Lewis Whitmer, who died July 29, 2006.
She is survived by two brothers; five sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Calvert officiating. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery in Celina.
Friday, Feb. 3
WBL Boys Basketball
Wapakoneta at St. Marys, 6 p.m.
Kenton at Bath, 6 p.m.
Shawnee at Celina, 6 p.m.
Defiance at Van Wert, 6 p.m.
Elida at Ottawa-Glandorf, 6 p.m.
MAC Boys Basketball
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys woman was arrested Thursday night on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
DELPHOS — A 9-2 run in the final three minutes of the third quarter was what put the Delphos St. John’s Bluejays over the top as they defeated the New Bremen Cardinals Lady basketball team 38-30 Thursday evening in a MAC contest played at Delphos.
“We stayed with them,” Cardinals head coach Randy Eckert said. “We just had a few mental mistakes that cost us a few points. Our shot selection wasn’t the greatest at the end, but we have to shoot more and try to score.”
MINSTER — Minster dominated the second quarter in a 62-44 victory over Versailles in a Midwest Athletic Conference match-up on Thursday night.
“I think it was a team effort,” said Minster head coach Nann Stechschulte. “We tried to take away their strengths.”
Tara Clune led the Wildcats, who had 10 different players score, with 18 points.