September 23rd, 2011
ST. MARYS — A fledgling group is hoping to bring some awareness to downtown St. Marys.
The recently formed St. Marys Community Partnership is made up of businesses and individuals with the goal of helping bring awareness to the downtown district. Group member Jeremy Holtzapple, whose wife Brenda operates Williams Tax Service, said the group had its first official meeting in August and held an event in July.
Anna H. Milstead, 91, formerly of 29 E. Lake Drive, Wapakoneta, died at 6:40 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at the Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born on March 8, 1920, near Botkins, the daughter of Frederick and Henrietta (Roettger) Egbert, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 23, 1944, she married Mathias “Cy” Milstead, and he preceded her in death on July 16, 2000.
She is survived by a brother and a sister-in-law; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by six brothers; four sisters.
Eleanor M. Smith, 91, of Defiance, died on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center in Defiance.
She was born on March 1, 1920, in Williams County, to Vern and Cora (Shull) Page, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 26, 1939, she married William Lane Smith, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1999.
NEW KNOXVILLE — A new area business recently opened to aide brides and grooms in planning their dream wedding.
St. Marys native Anita Roediger opened One Stop Bridal and Event Planning and Photography by Anita in New Knoxville in the Winner’s Computers building. For her event planning business, Roediger said she coordinates with local businesses to provide a dream wedding to engaged couples on a budget.
In this part of Ohio, there’s nothing quite like the St. Marys-Celina football rivalry.
Heated and contentious, a rivalry exists between two towns close in proximity and linked by a lake they can’t even agree on what to call. The result is two teams pouring a season’s worth of emotion into one game.
St. Marys (2-2, 1-2 WBL) will travel to Celina (0-4, 0-3 WBL) to face its rival for the 93rd time, hoping to regain the upper hand in a rivalry of which it lost control for the first time in 12 years last fall.
Wapakoneta at Defiance
Wapakoneta fans may need to take moment to familiarize themselves with Nick Lopez’s name.
They’re going to hear a lot of it Friday night when the Wapakoneta Redskins travel to Defiance to take on the Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League matchup.
He runs the ball, he catches the ball, he defends, he plays special teams.
MINSTER — Route 66 rivals Minster and New Bremen meet at New Bremen for a homecoming match-up with the two teams looking to get on track.
Minster (2-2, 0-2 MAC) is coming off a 26-17 loss to Marion Local last week. While the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead, the Flyers scored 19 unanswered points to take control.
Last Friday the New Bremen Cardinals (0-4, 0-2 MAC) played a good game, but turnovers once again turned the tide as the Fort Recovery Indians edged the Cardinals 34-33.
Boys Golf: St. Marys 164, Shawnee 180
The St. Marys boys golf team fired a 164 to improve to 7-4 on the season with a 16-shot win over Lima Shawnee on Wednesday night at Northmoor.
St. Marys' Will Paulus shot a 37 to earn medalist honors for the Roughriders.
Carter Bowman added a 39, Colin Burke carded a 43, and Austin Riggs shot a 45.
Tyler Ramden led Shawnee with a 40.
The Indians fell to 3-11 on the season.
St. Marys competes at the WBL meet today at Ottawa.
OHSAA Playoff Standings released
The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its first Harbin Computer Rankings on Tuesday. The top eight teams in each region will reach the playoffs following Week 10.
Division III, Region 10
St. Marys (2-2) is ranked 15th in Division III Region 10 with a 3.4 average,
with wins over winless Sidney and 2-2 Lima Bath.
Elida (3-1) leads Region 10 with a 6.675 average. Defiance (2-2) is 16th with a 3.125 average, and Shawnee (2-2) is 17th with a 3.05 average.
ST. MARYS — Local board of education members discussed another facilities project during their monthly meeting Wednesday night.
St. Marys Board of Education members discussed the completion of the new athletic complex and funding for the project, going back and forth between their options.
“In my own personal opinion, I don’t see any time before 2013,” Board Vice President Rees McKee said of the possible schedule for the athletic complex. “We still have got a few things against us.”