January 20th, 2012
"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. 17 to 22, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Less than a day after 15 hams and shoulders were stolen from a smokehouse on the John Seewer farm, north of St. Marys, 14 of the hams were recovered by Sheriff William Nieter and his deputy Arthur Lawler. Three were arrested, including one juvenile. Roy Gorman and Gus Hilmer were charged with meat stealing.
CELINA — Grand Lake St. Marys welcomed a new flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Friday morning with a chartering ceremony at the Celina Moose Lodge.
NEW BREMEN — An area organization is selling butterflies to adorn a unique park that is set to open in the region this summer.
The New Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary Club is currently raising funds to build the “Sunshine Playground” — a 100 percent handicapped-accessible playground, which would be the only one of its kind in West Central Ohio — that will be located in Bremenfest Park in New Bremen.
Ina A. Blakeley-Fisher, 88, formerly of 05201 Lock 14 Road, rural Auglaize County, died at 5:42 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
She was born on Jan. 15, 1924, in Shamrock, Okla., to Clyde and Vada (Ankney) Stauffer, and they preceded her in death.
MINSTER — The Minster girls basketball team defeated Ft. Recovery 46-40 on Thursday night, handing the Indians their first loss in Midwest Athletic Conference play.
Minster’s win made it eight straight victories and extended their streak of holding opponents to 29 or fewer points to six games.
Kayla Wuebker led Minster with 14 points, while Tara Clune added 12 and Kayla Albers and Samantha Hoelscher each scored 5.
Kelly Nietfeld scored 12 points for Ft. Recovery. Olivia Schwieterman added 10 and Lennartz scored 6.
ST. MARYS — A carbon monoxide detector may have saved a few lives on Wednesday.
St. Marys Fire Chief Joey Weaver told The Evening Leader a call came into the fire department at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday advising of a possible carbon monoxide leak at 1298 Neil Ave. Weaver said when firefighters arrived, they detected elevated levels of the odorless gas.
"The occupant called us to check it out," Weaver said. "They were complaining for some headaches and wanted us to check the residence for CO."
NEW KNOXVILLE 67, PARKWAY 20
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville girls basketball team roared to a 67-20 win over the Parkway Panthers on Thursday night at The Barn.
Tiana Heidt led a quartet of Rangers in double figures with 22 points. Haley Horstman added 14 points while Haley Dillon and Paige Lehman scored 11 points apiece.
Parkway’s Becca Harshman led the Panthers with six points.
ST. HENRY 44, NEW BREMEN 33
ST. HENRY — St. Henry rallied from a seven-point deficit at the beginning of the fourth quarter and outscored New Bremen 24-6 in the fourth to pull out a 44-33 win over New Bremen on Thursday night.
New Bremen led 27-20 after the Cardinals held St. Henry to just three points in the third quarter, but St. Henry’s depth showed in the final eight minutes.