Wanda R. (Bambauer) Deter, 75, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.
She is survived by daughters, Sandra (Steve) Barton and Suzanne Horvath; sons, Robert (Lisa) Deter and William (Donna) Deter; grandchildren, Ryan Deter, Matthew Deter, Zachary Taylor, and Stacy Gray, three great-grandchildren; brothers, Roger (Carolyn) Bambauer, Wayne (Nancy) Bambauer; sisters, Mary (Dean) Deerhake, Barbara (Tom) Waggoner and Suzanne Murphy; 15 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Deter.
NEW KNOXVILLE — After a bizarre ending to regulation, the New Knoxville Rangers basketball team defeated the Anna Rockets Saturday night 79-76 in double overtime in a non-league game held at New Knoxville, but the win was not without controversy.
An inadvertent point for the Rockets was put on the scoreboard late in regulation making the score look like a four point lead for the Rockets. Jake Allen hit a three at the buzzer making the apparent score 62-61.
MINSTER 61, RUSSIA 53, OT
MINSTER — The Wildcats boys basketball team gives Minster head coach Mike Lee a bit of a sweat this season after having three close games. Minster forced Russia into overtime Saturday night and came out on top, 61-53.
Minster was down 34-44 with 3:44 left in the fourth quarter and went on a 12-2 run to send the game into overtime. Senior Adam Niemeyer started the rally with his outside jumper to come within four. Then two back-to-back triples from senior veteran Devon Poeppelman forced the Wildcats into overtime.
MINSTER — Children in Minster got the chance to visit with Santa Claus a little more than two weeks before he makes his trip around the world.
Santa appeared in Minster at the request of the Minster Parks and Recreation and the Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library, a visit that Parks and Recreation Supervisor Ryan Geise said had to be scheduled a year ahead of time just to get on the jolly old elf’s schedule. Santa arrived via fire truck, sirens blaring. The reindeer, he said, were otherwise occupied.
Carol M. Stuber, 80, of 206 W. German St. in New Knoxville, and formerly of Lima, died at 5:42 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Nov. 27, 1932, in Bellefontaine, to parents James and Eunice (Weatherby) Downing, who preceded her in death.
She married Arthur P. Stuber on Nov. 19, 1949, and he preceded her in death on March 24, 1995.
ST. HENRY — The ball barely touched the floor when St. Henry got its half-court offense clicking in the third quarter of its 71-48 win over St. Marys on Friday night.
The Redskins zipped the ball around and found a steady diet of point-blank baskets to feed a big third quarter.
“St. Henry passes the ball very, very well,” St. Marys head coach Dan Hegemier said. “It allows their team to get nice, easy looks.”
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ST. MARYS — The newest members of the St. Marys business community officially opened its doors on Friday.
Superior Federal Credit Union opened its newest branch, located at 462 Fortman Drive in St. Marys, with a ribbon cutting ceremony that brought to close an almost six-month project. Superior Federal Credit Union CEO Phil Buell said the St. Marys location was the perfect addition to the company’s portfolio.
ST. MARYS — For senior Roughrider Ariel Dodson, life is music.
The 17-year-old begrudgingly picked up the bass guitar three years ago June, and after much hard work and instruction, fell in love with it. Her YouTube channel, named excetera66, features covers of the bass playing in songs she likes, as well as videos that teach viewers how to play the bass in certain songs. The content is “a lot of rock, some metal stuff. It depends. Sometimes I’ll play Deftones or Lamb of God,” Dodson said.
Janet Marion Pond, 81, of Rockford, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital.
She was born on April 4, 1931, in Dublin Township, Mercer County, to Willard Charles and Helen Geneva (Counterman) Hays.
On Aug. 27, 1949, she married William B. Pond, who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2011.
She is survived by a son, Ken (Carla) Pond of Rockford; two daughters, Joan (Brad) Glass of St. Marys, and Jennifer (Scott) Ralston of Rockford; a sister, six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.