January 6th, 2012
DELPHOS — An almost half-court shot by Delphos St. John’s guard Curtis Geise provided a boost of momentum to the Blue Jays heading into the fourth quarter. They went on to defeat the New Knoxville Rangers 50-43 in a Midwest Athletic Conference contest at the Vatican on Friday night.
Delphos turned up the defense in the fourth quarter limiting New Knoxville to only four points, while the Jays scored 10 points for the seven-point victory.
Lima Bath 61, Wapakoneta 47
WAPAKONETA — The Bath Wildcats used a balanced offensive attack and took advantage of a lackluster showing by the Redskins to pull away to a 61-47 win in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys basketball game at Wapakoneta High School.
“It seems like we’ve got to be down 10 points in the fourth quarter to start really playing hard defensively,” Wapak varsity coach Matt Bradley said. “It’s got to be that way all the time.”
WAPAKONETA — Deputies with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a harassing letter placed in the home mailbox of the Wapakoneta City Schools superintendent.
“It appears that the correspondence may be related to current contract negotiations in the district,” Sheriff Al Solomon said on Friday about the letter found last weekend in the mailbox at Keith Horner’s Cridersville area residence.
ST. MARYS — Local students participated in their first “in-school field trip,” where they learned how to find their own DNA code, during a science class on Friday.
The students in Tami Golliday’s cell biology and genetics course at St. Marys Memorial High School stayed in Golliday’s classroom all day Friday to participate in an extensive, first-time lab where they extracted DNA and found the DNA code, similar to what is done in forensics.
WAPAKONETA — The resignation by the director of the county agency came the same day he faced a criminal charge in Allen County.
Auglaize County American Red Cross Director Adam Suchland submitted a letter of resignation on Oct. 25, the same day he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute in Lima.
A local couple hopes their appearance on a national morning show will help shed light on the adoption need of earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
In October, the Rev. John Kraner, his wife Julie and seven other members of Wayne Street United Methodist Church traveled to Haiti as part of a mission trip to HIS (Haitian Interdenominational Shelter) Home For Children. Kraner said the orphanage, based in Port-Au-Prince, has seen a boom in children since the massive earthquake rocked the Caribbean island two years ago.
Joyce Ann Aufderhaar, 56, a resident of the Gardens of Celina, formerly of 320 W. Market St., St. Marys, died at 5:59 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2012, at the Gardens of Celina.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1955, in Lima, the daughter of Walter and Margaret (Henkener) Aufderhaar, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her at the Gardens of Celina.
Norma L. Fronk Miller, 86, of Spencerville, died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on March 6, 1925, to Frank and Minnie Stirn Fronk, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by her three sons, Randy (Linda) Miller, Lindsay (Misty Hadding) Miller and Kim (Traci Suarez) Miller; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters; a brother; two sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother; two sisters; eight brothers and sisters-in-law.
The Winter Family Health Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the YMCA in Celina.
Friday, Jan. 6
Boys Varsity Basketball