August 27th, 2012
ST. MARYS — As news of Neil Armstrong’s death circulated the globe on Saturday, local residents remembered the legacy of the first man to walk on the moon.
“I knew him through Scouting,” local historian George Neargarder told The Evening Leader. “I was on the board of review for his Eagle Scout award. I also knew his dad, too.”
WAPAKONETA — Neil Armstrong, “a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job” when he was the first man to “take one small for a man” and “one giant leap for mankind,” died Saturday following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.
ST. MARYS — Sidney waited two seasons to celebrate a victory , so an extra minute of patience needed before kicking an overtime game-winner didn’t faze head coach Adam Doenges and his Yellow Jackets.
The St. Marys Roughriders were simply left kicking themselves for opportunities missed in the 2012 season opener.
Sidney senior kicker Andre Spillers booted a 30-yard field goal in overtime to snap Sidney’s 20-game losing streak and give the Yellow Jackets a 10-7 overtime win over St. Marys at Skip Baughman Stadium on Friday night.
COVINGTON — Running was the name of the game for the Covington Buccaneers Friday night in the opening game of the 2012 football season against the New Bremen Cardinals.
Junior A. J. Quellette did the running for the Buccaneers with 27 carries for 218 yards and three touchdowns as Covington defeated New Bremen, 27-7.
FORT LORAMIE — Minster's balanced offense churned out 401 yards of total offense and the defense pitched a shutout as the Wildcats beat Fort Loramie for the third time in the last two seasons, 28-0, on Friday night.
“We were playing a great football team, a back-yard-rival so it was a big ball game for us,” head coach Nate Moore said. “I am proud of the way the guys played. I felt like we came out here and everybody understood they had a role and everybody understand we had a job to do.”
ST. MARYS — Campers hitting Grand Lake St. Marys State Park will be able to take advantage of a new discount that is exclusive to the facility.
The new rates discount campsites and shelterhouse rentals by 50 percent and getaway cabins by 25 percent. The discounts are good through Oct. 31, excluding Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 and Oct. 4-6.
WAPAKONETA — As children get their last minute back-to-school supplies, an Auglaize County medical authority said there's something else parents shouldn't forget.
"Parents' checklists should not only be about school supplies, but immunizations," Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said. "Along with getting school supplies and new clothes, families should make a quick vaccine visit to their primary care provider."
Torres recommended families check on the immunization status of their children.
ST. MARYS — Members of a local school board awarded naming rights to a new tennis complex during a special meeting Friday evening.
Members of the St. Marys Board of Education awarded the naming rights to the new tennis complex at the high school-middle school site to Minster Bank for a period of five years.
The proceeds for the naming rights agreement are to be directed to the district’s Permanent Improvement Fund as follows: $1,666 for 2012, $1,667 for 2013 and $1,667 for 2014.
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CELINA — The latest pilot project to hit Grand Lake St. Marys kicked off this week, utilizing a water purification system that has shown past progress in the Deep Horizon oil spill off the Gulf Coast.
Mike Mangham with EcoUSA and Keith Boulais with Premier Materials kicked off their Kria Ionizer Wednesday morning near the city of Celina’s water intake area, and noted they had already seen an effect by that afternoon.