November 15th, 2011
David ‘Spock’ Bertke, 46, of Montezuma, died on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, of a severe stroke at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was born on March 7, 1965, in Coldwater, to Dennis and Ruth (Huecker) Bertke, and his father survives him in Maria Stein. His mother preceded him in death.
Spock is survived by his 10 brothers and sisters; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
ST. MARYS — City engineers will soon determine if a pair of traffic signals are needed at two intersections in St. Marys.
St. Marys City Councilors agreed to refer a request made by Dean Hobler to have a traffic study conducted on the intersections of Columbia and Spruce streets and High and Chestnut streets to determine if a traffic signal is needed during their meeting Monday night. Hobler penned a letter to city councilors requesting the study based upon a change in traffic patterns because of the location of the new school.
ST. MARYS — A group of local educators and employers teamed up on Monday night to provide an opportunity for area residents to learn about local job opportunities and the ways to obtain the skills needed to be successful.
The open house was the latest effort to bridge the gap between the number of job opportunities available and the number of skilled workers in the area.
“For residents to have a better understanding of the opportunities that are available in our region,” Organizer Angela Hamberg said of why the open house was held.
NEW BREMEN — Area residents and visitors to the Golden Triangle were able to score a few holiday gifts and participate in some unique activities as part of the German Family Christmas three-day shopping event.
Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Director Scott Frey noted German Family Christmas is a chamber member-based event.
ST. MARYS — Local residents honored those who have served in their country’s wars as part of a parade on Saturday
“This is the second year of our parade,” Organizer John Burd said of the Veterans Day parade held in downtown St. Marys on Saturday.
The groups involved met in the Chestnut Street parking lot Saturday afternoon and traveled west on Spring Street beginning at 1 p.m.
Games of area note are in bold.
Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.
Minster (9-3) vs. Marion Local (10-2), at Wapakoneta's Harmon Field
Bealsville (10-2) vs. New Washington Buckeye Central (10-2), at Reynoldsburg H.S.
Leipsic (11-1) vs. Delphos St. John's (9-3), at Findlay's Donnel Stadium
Division IV at BGSU's Doyt-Perry Stadium
Kenton 32, Genoa Area 22
BOWLING GREEN -- Genoa led 9-8 at the half, but Kenton quarterback Maty Mauk's legs proved to be too much.
WAPAKONETA — Minster's defense didn't allow a touchdown for 95 minutes and 50 seconds of the 96 minutes it played against Fort Loramie this season.
That kind of dominant defense now has Minster alive as one the state's final eight teams left in the Division VI playoffs.
Minster shut out For Loramie for all but the final 10 seconds of the game and the Wildcat offense steadily moved the ball in a 30-7 win over the Redskins in a Division VI regional semifinal game at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta on Saturday night.
Division VI, Region 24
At Lima Stadium
Marion Local (9-2) vs. Ada (9-2), 7 p.m.
At Wapakoneta's Harmon Field
Fort Loramie (10-1) vs. Minster (8-3), 7 p.m.
At BGSU's Doyt-Perry Stadium
DSJ (8-3) vs. Tiffin Calvert (9-2), 3 p.m.
Division III, Region 10 — Elida 24, DeSales 21
CLAYTON — Elida kicker Nathan Jenkins booted a 27-yard field goal as time expired to give Elida the 24-21 win over Columbus DeSales in a Division III Regional Semifinal at Northmont on Friday night.
Elida quarterback Reggie McAdams went 21-of-44 for 303 yards passing.
Elida plays Columbus Eastmoor Academy next Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at a location to be announced on Sunday afternoon.
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