Archive - 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS — St. Marys Roughrider senior Trent Wale’s passion for football is clear with every game that passes this season.
Wale, who plays varsity for the Roughriders, has been playing since he was 9.
“I’ve always loved football and have always wanted to play,” he said.
MINSTER — Almost as common as the German Alpine hats, which were sported by dozens of Minster Oktoberfest-goers this weekend in downtown Minster, were the German steins.
There were tents of vendors selling German-themed memorabilia and souvenirs at Oktoberfest, and one of them was a family-owned booth with shelves upon shelves stacked with the steins. Its owners, siblings John, Bob, Jim and Ron Sippel and Margaret Walker, started the business in their hometown, Vandalia, in 1977. John Sippel is the founder of the Oktoberfest there.
ST. MARYS — The Memorial High School Scholastic Bowl Team came in first place in the TV44 Quiz Bowl Tournament that took place this week in Elida.
The team’s adviser, Chad Doll, said this team was destined for success after struggling last season.
Minster Oktoberfest Schedule
Friday, October 4
6 p.m. — Stands Open (Button Haus)
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Arts & Crafts Open
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. — Ken and Mary Turbo Accordions (Gazebo)
8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. — Karma's Pawn (Spass Platz)
11:59 p.m. — Stands Close
Saturday, October 5
9:30 a.m. — Car Show Registration (Community Lanes Bowling Alley)
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Arts & Crafts Open
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Middle School seventh and eighth-grade bands will give their first performance at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 during the fall band/choir in the PAC.
Band Director Craig French is excited for the performance, and lauds the students’ work ethic. Each band will play two pieces of concert band music, and will finally have the opportunity to show friends and family what they have been learning and where their hard work has been going.
WAPAKONETA — Lost in the dark, his owner thousands of miles away, one worthy dog found his way home thanks to a caring community and social media.
Gently bumping his nose against the people closest to him, Diezel, the 11-year-old blind husky, makes his way around by his sense of smell and the helpful guidance of those who care for him.
After accidentally leaving the gate open in the back yard, Diezel was lost to his family.
CELINA — The public and private partnership to help heal Grand Lake St. Marys was highlighted Tuesday morning as one of the tools in the lake’s tool box was on display.
Oct. 1: A book discussion for adults will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in the St. Marys Community Public Library Meeting Room. "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neal Hurston will be discussed.
Asian Pop Culture Club will meet at 3:15 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library. Grades 9-12 only.
The Lego Club will be meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at FJ Stallo Memorial Library in Minster. Children in Kindergarten and older are invited to come to the library to create with Legos.
ST. MARYS — Lifelong Reds fan Mike Lackey began research into Bob Ewing, a pitcher for Cincinnati, after answering an ad to provide information about burial sites for baseball players.
Ewing stood out for being a good but largely unknown pitcher from Auglaize County who made a career out of throwing spitballs. The research culminated in writing a book, “Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing,” released on Sept. 16, exploring the biography of Ewing and the way it tells the history of both baseball and a time period in America.
NEW BREMEN — When the tent was full, people stood in the rain dedicate a stretch of highway to New Bremen’s fallen volunteer firefighters Kenneth Jutte and John Garman, who died 10 years ago, on Oct. 1, 2003.
Retired New Bremen Fire Department Assistant Chief Steve McDermitt said the rain reminded him of baptism, seeing the event in the rain, then connecting that to the two deaths, he was reminded of the term “baptism by fire.”