September 9th, 2011
ST. MARYS — A local county official says the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, forced emergency personnel across Auglaize County to reassess its capabilities in the event of a local disaster.
“It created a lot of work for us,” Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said of the aftermath of the terrorist attacks a decade ago. “One was changing our plans and we updated a lot of plans.”
ST. MARYS — Firefighting was in the blood for St. Marys Firefighters/Paramedics Nick Scott and Doug Beougher.
The two were hired to the St. Marys Fire Department in October 2006, and both had family members who also served as first responders. Scott’s father was a firefighter, while Beougher’s grandfather, father, uncle and brother are all firemen.
“We both come from firefighting families,” Scott said.
NEW BREMEN — A local employer gave its clients the day off as part of an annual get-together on Friday.
Auglaize Industries clients feted the end of summer with an annual celebration, as they ate, played games and enjoyed each other’s company.
“This is our client appreciation picnic,” Director Greg Ferrall said. “We hold an annual client picnic, and we do a Christmas party also, which is the last Friday that we work in December.”
The picnic, Ferrall said, is a way to give back to the clients.
Mary H. Helmstetter, 87, of 603 W. South St., St. Marys, died at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on July 5, 1924, in St. Marys, to August and Helen (Werts) Wieser.
On Aug. 9, 1947, in St. Marys, she married Ferd A Helmstetter, who died on Oct. 31, 1982.
Enid Eudene Holdren, 93, of Brownstown, died on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in her home.
Funeral services were on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from the Ford Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 23620 N. Huron River Drive, Rockwood.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1917, in St. Marys, the daughter of Milo and Ruth (Potts) Johns.
Gail L. Becker, 89, of rural Spencerville, died peacefully at 6:20 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Elida, surrounded by her family.
She was born on Jan. 30, 1922, in St. Marys, the daughter of Harry and Lulu (Seewer) Whetstone, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 13, 1941, she married Owen O. Becker, and he died on Nov. 20, 1990.
Elida (1-1, 0-1 in the WBL) at St. Marys Memorial (1-1, 0-1 in the WBL)
At Skip Baughman Stadium, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last Meeting: In 2010, Reggie McAdams threw for five touchdowns as a junior in Elida's 49-14 romp over the Roughriders at Kraft Memorial Stadium in Elida in Week 2. It started St. Marys' nine game losing streak to end the 2010 season.
Minster (2-0, 0-0) at Delphos St. John's (0-2, 0-0)
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
At Stadium Park, Delphos
Last Meeting: Delphos St. John's defeated the Wildcats, 35-7, in a match-up of Division VI playoff teams. The Blue Jays went on to win the state championship. Minster reached the regional title game before bowing out to Sidney Lehman.
Streak: Delphos St. John's has won 14 straight games over the Wildcats. Minster last beat the Blue Jays in 1996.
Boys Soccer: St. Marys 3, Elida 1
The St. Marys boys soccer team kept its record unblemished and reversed recent misfortune against Elida with a pair of late goals in a 3-1 win on Thursday night at West Field.
Tyler Kovar put in the go-ahead goal with 14 minutes left and the Riders’ Brennan Brown added another insurance goal less than three minutes later.
Mary Helmstetter, 87, of St. Marys, died on Thursday Sept. 8, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller – Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys.