September 17th, 2012
OTTAWA — New Knoxville and St. Marys' cross country teams competed at the Ottawa-Glandorf Blue and Gold Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.
The New Knoxville boys scored 247 points for eighth in the Gold Division standings. St. Henry won with 46 points and Spencerville was ninth with 262 points. New Knoxville’s Isaac Kuntz finished third overall with a 16:41.
The St. Marys boys cross country team finished sixth in the Blue Division standings with 175 points.Nick Durkee led St. Marys with a 12th-place finish and a 17:04 time.
ST. MARYS — A film crew for a television show airing on the Discovery Channel will be in St. Marys on Friday.
Earlier this year, the city of St. Marys entered into an agreement to appear on “Today in America” — which is hosted by Terry Bradshaw. The program features communities across the country and highlights attractions, businesses and recreational opportunities.
WAPAKONETA — After a decade of talking, consulting, planning and restoring, a historical county building is finally complete.
Local and state officials opened the Auglaize County Courthouse during a special Auglaize County Rededication ceremony held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday with approximately 450-500 people in attendance for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the newly renovated building.
State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, summed it up by saying that history has come alive during his speech, focusing on a history teacher and legislature’s perspective.
Joseph Hugo Schaaf, 83, of 1730 Celina Road, St. Marys, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born on Sept. 3, 1929, in St. Marys, to Hugo and Viola (Mann) Schaaf, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 15, 1953, in Brooklyn, Mich., he married Laura Mae “Smiley” King, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 4, 1980.
Nelson B. “Nellie” Greve, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:34 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the Lima Memorial Health System, following a sudden illness.
He was born on Feb. 5, 1929, in Shelby County, the son of Edward and Hulda (Steinke) Greve, and they preceded him in death.
On Feb. 7, 1953, he married Anna E. Eversman, and she survives.
Staff Sgt. Larry L. Cathcart, 60, USAF (ret.), of 1202 Hawthorne St., St. Marys, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Nov. 24, 1951, in Celina, to James and Wilma (Spaulding) Cathcart, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives him in St. Marys.
On Aug. 29, 1971, in St. Marys, he married Carol L. Peterman, and she survives.
He is also survived by a brother, Steve Cathcart of Fort Wayne, Ind.; his nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Leona Peterman of St. Marys.
Joseph R. Otting, 77, of 236 Garfield St., Minster, died on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Nov. 27, 1934, in Darke County, to Raymond and Loretta (Duval) Otting, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Janice (Leugers) Otting of Minster; two daughters, Lisa Turnbaugh of Houston, Texas, and Theresa Dillard of LaPorte, Texas.
He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph James; a brother.
Private services will be held.
BATH TOWNSHIP — St. Marys couldn’t stop Bath quarterback Doug Sanders in the Wildcats’ 50-28 win over the Roughriders on Friday night.
Not as Bath built a 29-0 lead.
Not when St. Marys needed a stop to continue its improbable second-half comeback attempt.
Sanders threw for 269 yards and rushed for 192 yards in Bath’s topsy-turvy victory. When Bath’s defense struggled to hold a lead in the second half, Sanders responded with touchdown runs of 61 and 31 yards in the fourth quarter.
ST HENRY — What started to look like a blowout when the Minster Wildcats scored twice in the first six minutes of the game, turned into something else altogether.
St. Henry came back and won a Midwest Athletic Conference 35-21 victory.
“We stuck to the plan and give credit to our kids for not folding, they could have easily folded there at 14-0 with Minster having all the momentum,” said St. Henry coach Jeff Starkey. “It was great by our kids just hanging in there.”
NEW BREMEN – For the first time in a year and a half the New Bremen football team is able to celebrate a victory.
The Cardinals scored touchdowns in the second and fourth quarters to defeat the Parkway Panthers 13-6 in front of a homecoming crowd to snap a 15-game losing streak that dated back to the 2010 season.
Tristin Hoffmaster's fourth-quarter six-yard touchdown run proved to be the game winner for the Cardinals.
New Bremen's other score came on a Garrett Westerbeck to Justin Heitkamp nine-yard touchdown pass.