January 13th, 2012
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.”
CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced today his office is investigating an incident that occurred on Brown Road, Celina.
At 7:29 a.m. this morning, deputies were notified Danny L. Boise, 61 of 911 North 7th Street, Apt. #15 Coldwater, had not made it to his dialysis appointment in Celina. Deputies and Coldwater Police began to search for him.
At 7:52 a.m., deputies were dispatched to 5139 Brown Road, when the residents there discovered a vehicle in their pond with a body lying near a garage there.
Correction: Thursday's Evening Leader incorrectly stated where tonight's St. Marys at Bath boys basketball game will be played. The game will be contested at Bath High School tonight, with a 6 p.m. JV tip-off.
The Rev. Joan Diane Spade, 70, formerly of Botkins, died on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, after a brief illness at St. Marys Living Center in St. Marys.
She was born on Dec. 31, 1941, in Oxford, to Charles and Dorothy Spade, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a niece.
She was preceded in death by her brother.
Private family services will be held. Burial will follow at Oxford Cemetery in Oxford.
Arrangements are entrusted to Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), St. Marys.
Bernie A. Stone, 71, of Celina, died on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on April 28, 1940, in Marion, to Thurman and Doris (Morrison) Stone, and they preceded him in death.
On May 15, 1961, he married Virginia Ramondelli, and she survives him.
He is also survived by two sons, Bernie (Christy) Stone of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Richard Stone of Tampa, Fla.; a brother; a sister; five grandchildren.
Frances C. Keysor, 93, formerly of 17674 Moulton-Fort Amanda Road, Wapakoneta, died on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home.
She was born on March 9, 1918, in Plymouth, Mich., to Daniel and Mary (Knuth) Miller, and they preceded her in death.
Herbert Wayne Brookhart, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born on June 9, 1921, in Auglaize County, to Dorwin and Ethel (Burnfield) Brookhart.
On April 14, 1946, he married Betty A. Hixenbaugh, and she survives.
He is also survived by three sons, Dennis (Cheryl) Brookhart of Dallas, Texas, Roger Brookhart of Charlotte, N.C., and Gordon (Tammy) Brookhart of Westerville; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.