February 24th, 2014
NEW KNOXVILLE 47, FORT RECOVERY 32
COLDWATER — When shots aren’t falling, the New Knoxville girls basketball team has a pretty good safety net in a defense that shuts down opponents and a player like Haley Horstman who can create quality shots off the dribble.
Far from an offensive masterpiece, the Rangers team again showed they’re more than capable of winning a low-scoring affair to capture a Division IV sectional title with a 47-32 win over Fort Recovery on Saturday night.
LIMA — The St. Marys girls bowling team finished as the district runner-up and will compete at the OHSAA state bowling championships this weekend in Columbus while senior Kristen Dammeyer was the top bowler with a 608 series.
St. Marys finished second with a final team score of 3,529 pins. Coldwater won the district title with a score of 3.680. Napoleon (3,433) and Port Clinton (3,391) also advance to state.
Feb. 24: Preschool Movie & Busy Bag Construction will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Marys Community Public Library. Little ones watch a movie while parent or caregiver constructs a busy bag for the child to play with at home.
Kids in Kindergarten and up are welcome to come to FJ Stallo Memorial Library at 3:30 p.m. today for a story time. Call 419-628-2925 or stop by the library to register.
Marilynne J. Schroer, 85, formerly of 2208 Kensington Drive, St. Marys, and a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys.
She was born on April 4, 1928, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of L.E. and Bernice (Kohler) Brandt.
She married Elvin “Gene” Schroer on May 9, 1948, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wapakoneta, and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1998.
Eldon D. Bowsher, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:05 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
He was born on Oct. 23, 1922, in Lima, to Pearl and Clara Marie Puschel Bowsher.
He married Jean M. Naumburg on June 11, 1945, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Mr. Bowsher had been a clerk at Teledyne and had also been a carpenter and farmer. He was a member of Buckland United Church of Christ, where he had held many offices.
CANTON — Jared Deubler finished off his record-setting swimming career at St. Marys Memorial with a 14th-place finish in the 100 yard backstroke at the Division II state swimming championships on Friday.
Deubler, who advanced to the B Final after finishing 10th in the preliminaries on Thursday night at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton, turned in a 55.06-second time on Friday — about seven-tenths of a second off his time in the prelims.
VAN WERT — St. Marys junior center Quinn Zaerr controlled everything inside the paint on Friday as he put up 28 points and 11 rebounds, but Van Wert padlocked the perimeter defensively in its 60-51 victory over the Roughriders in the Western Buckeye League and regular season finale.
Zaerr’s career night wasn’t enough to keep up with an energized Van Wert team that spit fire after losing back-to-back games last weekend to Wapakoneta and Delphos Jefferson.
Raymond Le Roy Fowler Sr., 84, died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on Nov. 30, 1929, in Ohio City, to Doyt and Goldie (Wheeler) Fowler.
On Jan. 15, 1949, he married his wife of 65 years, Mary Dunn, who survives.
Donald L. Weimert, 82, of 808 Motz St., St. Marys, died at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Nov. 22, 1931, in Wapakoneta, the son of Carl and Rosella (Meyers) Weimert.
He married Janet M. Olsen on March 10, 1953, in Long Beach, Calif., and she survives at the residence.
Robert R. Beckett, 58, of Middletown, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 14, 1955, in St. Marys, to Paul and Dixie (Thompson) Beckett.