May 16th, 2013
LIMA — The St. Marys girls track team received two third-place finishes on the first day of the Western Buckeye League championship meet at Bath Stadium on Wednesday.
The St. Marys girls 3200 meter relay team of Kristen Dammeyer, Lexi Grothause, Tarin Tischler and Amanda Dues finished third with a 10:03.91 time.
St. Marys’ Mariah Heffner finished third in the girls discus throw with a throw of 114 feet, eight inches.
Ruth Krieg, 84, of rural New Bremen, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High Street Chapel in St. Marys.
Â Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Eldon E. Saintignon, 84, of St. Marys died at 11:39 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Wapakoneta.
MINSTER — The St. Henry Redskins’ big comeback denied Minster a chance to wrap up a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title on Monday night.
The Redskins roared back from a late three-run deficit with seven runs in the top of the fifth inning to defeat the Wildcats 8-6 in a MAC showdown.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys students will take $124,000 with them to college after Monday night’s Academic Banquet, showcasing local generosity and the desire for community members to be remembered through bequests that continue to support Memorial’s talent.
Principal Dave Lewis called the large awards “a tribute to the kind of students we have in St. Marys.”
Mike Makley, while distributing the WSLC and WOEF scholarships, pointed out how college costs have changed.
ELIDA — St. Marys outfielder Tristan Becker dove headfirst in shallow center to snag a quick-sinking liner to end the bottom of the fourth inning, stranding a pair of baserunners and denying Kenton its first and game-tying run.
St. Marys starting pitcher Codie Deaton didn’t need much help in Saturday’s tournament opener, but he found it in plays on defense like Becker's and in the bats of his Roughrider teammates.
ST. MARYS — There’s a reason the event is called a relay and not a race — with the American Cancer Society celebrating 100 years since it started fighting cancer, those who began the organization have long since passed the baton to a new generation.
Many of the early participants in Relay for Life have gone from the survivors list to the list of those the event is “in memory of,” but the idea of a Relay is that eventually a team member will end the Relay against cancer by crossing the finish line with a cure.
Patricia “Patty” Ann (Elliot) Neargarder, 85, died on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 3, 1927, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Richard Aloysius and Anna Adelia (Fisher) Elliot.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, George L. Neargarder, whom she married on May 17, 1948, and he survives in St. Marys.
Kelly B. Hennon, 53, of Botkins, died 6:35 p.m., Wed. May 8, 2013, following sudden illness. He was born Aug. 23, 1959, in Lima, the son of Letha (Hager) and Donald Method of New Knoxville. He is survived by his wife, Lorie A. (Ott) Hennon, and their date of marriage was March 14, 1981.
Patricia Neargarder, 85, of St. Marys, died 12:49 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013.
Funeral arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.