April 9th, 2012
New Bremen wins two over Anna, 7-6 and 12-2
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen scored eight runs in the third inning of a 12-2 win and Sydney Goens hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh in a 7-6 win in the opening game.
New Bremen improved to 4-6 with the wins.
In the first game, Goens went 3-for-4, including the game-winning hit. Haley Moeller went 2-for-3. Gina Griesdorn was 1-for-3 and scored the game-winning run.
BATH TOWNSHIP — The St. Marys boys and girls track teams both finished seventh at the Jim Ehresman Invitational at Bath on Saturday.
Brennan Brown won the 300 meter hurdles with a 42.58-second time.
Tre Sherman finished second in the 110 meter hurdles (16.09).
The Rider 400 meter relay team of Adam Brown, Will Walter, Tre Sherman and Dustin Fisher finished second with a 46.27-second time.
Nick Durkee ran third in the 3200 meter run (10:45.84).
Alex Mielke took fourth in the 1600 meter run (4:50.38).
Deb Yahn, 58, of St. Marys, died on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Madella Schnippel, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Eugene E. Kettler, 81, of Kettlersville, died at 1:12 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the Fairhaven Home in Sidney.
He was born on Feb. 19, 1931, near Kettlersville, to Homer and Ruth (Egbert) Kettler, and they preceded him in death.
On March 10, 1951, he married Ethel Mae Howell, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 2008.
Allan D. Downing Sr., 69, of rural Wharton, died at 6:42 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2012, at the Wyandot Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Upper Sandusky.
He was born on Aug. 25, 1942, in Lima, to Alfred L. and Donna Mae (Garee) Downing, and his mother preceded him in death. His father survives in Spencerville.
On March 24, 1982, in Upper Sandusky, he married Trina K. Laipply, and she survives in rural Wharton.
NEW BREMEN — Chicken wing fans from around the region packed the New Bremen American Legion to taste, judge and visit with friends during the sixth annual New Bremen Sons of the American Legion’s MAC Wingfest.
“This year we have 10 vendors,” Wingfest Chair Rodney Suchland said. “Usually we have 10 or 12, so it’s about average.”
The doors opened at 4 p.m. Saturday, and a steady stream of people crowded the Legion to participate in the annual event that pits wing vendors from around the area for the top titles.
ST. MARYS — Local businesses opened their doors to local children during an annual community event on Saturday.
Children hopped down the Bunny Trail in St. Marys on Saturday, making their way to local businesses and collecting various items during their trek.
“So far we’ve been to Family Video, McDonald’s, Subway, the Trading Company, the library, Vogel Insurance, State Farm, High 5, A Bit of Nature, St. Marys Living Center, the Council on Aging,” Matthew Ingersoll said.
NEW BREMEN — The runs came fast and furious Friday evening for both the Jackson Center and New Bremen softball teams, but an 11-run third inning highlighted by a grand slam from Julie Brown gave the Cardinals a 22-10 victory over the Tigers.
Mary Catherine (Kay) Buening, 68, of Coldwater, died on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.
She was born on Jan. 15, 1944, in St. Henry, to Aloys Wendel and William and Viola (Everman) Wuebker. On Nov. 23, 1968, she married Gerald J. Buening, and he died on July 20, 2007.