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January 20th, 2012

Native Reflects On Service

January 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — At 17-years-old, MMCS Brock Luedeke made a decision that has impacted the rest of his life.

At the time, Luedeke, the son of Edward and Ginger Luedeke of Union City, Tenn., and Mike and Mary Zimmerman of St. Marys, was a senior in high school, anticipating his 18th birthday and making plans to attend the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. A friend of his had recently joined the military and referred Luedeke to a recruiter.

Campaign Reaches Goal

January 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — As of Thursday morning, the United Way of Auglaize County had raised $285,000 for its 2011 campaign, just $15,000 shy of its $300,000 goal, and a few phone calls made a big difference.

“This morning, (United Way of Auglaize County Executive Director) Randy (Fisher) and I were on the telephone, and at one point, I thought he was going to come through the telephone line to get a high five,” Campaign Chair Rex Katterheinrich said at the fourth annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Thursday afternoon.

January 19th

Wapak Deal Could Be Close

January 19, 2012

WAPAKONETA — The Wapakoneta Education Association (WEA) and the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education may be closer to reaching a contract agreement after a non-binding meeting Wed-nesday with the federal mediator overseeing their case.

“Informal discussion has led to a conceptual agreement that may lead to a resolution,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said this morning.

Thursday Night's Girls Basketball Scoreboard

January 19, 2012

Thursday, Jan. 19

Girls Basketball

Celina 60, St. Marys  26

Delphos Jefferson 60,  Lincolnview 43

Lafayette Allen E. 55, Bluffton 46

Lima Cent. Cath. 58, Ada 54

Lima Shawnee 76, Elida 30

Area Boys Basketball Scoring Leaders

January 19, 2012

Points Per Game                                 G     PTS.   PPG

Travis Bertram, Wapak                             11     189     17.3

Garet Fledderjohann, St. Marys              10    122     14.5

Hey, I Remember That!: A look back at area sports 10, 25 and 50 years ago

January 19, 2012

50 Years Ago This Week – 1962

Deputies Probe Burglary

January 19, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Law enforcement officials are searching the eastern portion of the county for burglary suspects.

In a news release, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said deputies and detectives from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office are currently searching the Buckland area for suspects in a burglary that occurred early this morning.

At approximately 3:03 a.m. today, a passerby noticed someone in the Trupointe business located at 101 Main Street in Buckland and called the sheriff’s office.

Helen Marie Vantilburg, 86

January 19, 2012

Helen Marie Vantilburg, 86, of Celina, died on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1925, in Hopewell Township, to Lawrence Schaadt and Esther Viereck, and they preceded her in death.

On Nov. 14, 1944, she married Harold Vantilburg, and he preceded her in death on April 14, 2009.

She is survived by two sons, James (Brenda) Vantilburg of Celina and Mark (Anna) Vantilburg of Crestwood, Ky.; a daughter, Janet (Gary) Morrison of Celina; a sister-in-law; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Russell W. Louth, 77

January 19, 2012

Russell W. Louth, 77, of Spencerville, died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on March 20, 1934, in Spencerville, to Donald and Chloe (McCullough) Louth, and they preceded him in death, along with his stepmother, Myrtle (Vandemark) Louth.

On April 30, 1955, he married Judy A. Harbison, and she survives.

He is also survived by three children, Jennifer (Tim) Barnes of St. Marys, Amy (Daniel) Miller of Fremont and David (Linda) Louth of Lafayette; eight grandchildren; a brother.

BOE Talks Schedule Changes

January 19, 2012

ST. MARYS — After two hours of discussion and listening to a presentation, members of a local school board agreed to move forward with a scheduling change at the high and middle school levels during a special meeting Wednesday evening.

Members of the St. Marys Board of Education met Wednesday evening to discuss the switch from a traditional schedule to a trimester schedule — with the deciding factor being the fact that students would receive more instructional time in a trimester schedule versus the traditional schedule the upper-level schools currently use.

WAYNESFIELD — New Knoxville’s Jalen Fullenkamp scored 29 points while Andrew Arnett...
Friday, Dec. 12 Boys Basketball WBL Celina 73, Bowsher 48 Defiance 57, Paulding 28...

 

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