August 17th, 2012
NEW KNOXVILLE — Third-grade students will soon be required to be reading at a certain level before they are able to move on to the fourth grade after Senate Bill 316 passed earlier this month.
“All students entering the third grade must demonstrate a certain level of competency in reading before advancing to the fourth grade,” New Knoxville Superintendent Kim Waterman said Thursday night at the New Knoxville Board of Education meeting. “Almost all the provisions of this new law take effect this school year.”
Edna M. Lampert, 86, of New Bremen, died at 5:27 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton of a sudden illness.
She was born on April 20, 1926, in Cranberry Prairie, the daughter of Joseph and Philomenia (Huwer) Quinter, and they preceded her in death.
On June 7, 1947, she married Thomas A. Lampert, and he preceded her in death on April 6, 2003.
MINSTER — The New Bremen boys golf team picked up a Midwest Athletic Conference win over Delphos St. John's on Thursday morning at Arrowhead Golf Club.
Delphos St. John's Nick Kayser fired a two-under par 34 for medalist honors.
New Bremen's Darin Bergman led the way for New Bremen with a 38.
Alex Britton had a 40, Tyler Hagen shot a 44 and Travis Bertelsen had a 46 for the Cardinals.
New Bremen will host Russia on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Arrowhead, with both the varsity and JV competing.
MINSTER — Carter Bowman wasn’t thrilled with a tie, even if it was for the best score on the course on Wednesday.
Bowman finished tied for medalist at the Auglaize County Invitational at Arrowhead Golf Club, but the St. Marys sophomore standout golfer was still kicking himself about how he finished down the stretch.
“It’s medalist, but it could’ve been a whole lot better,” Bowman said.
ST. MARYS — A group of more than 20 St. Marys youth gathered at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Wednesday afternoon for the third and final installment of Fishing, Fun & Fellowship.
Fishing, Fun & Fellowship was open to St. Marys students entering the first through fifth grade and was held once in June, July and August. The event was offered free of charge for participants through a grant.
ST. MARYS — As sirens wailed through the air, screams could be heard coming from the school bus turned over off U.S. 33. The first responders calmed down the frantic parents and the students’ peers, as others worked to free the trapped children and unconscious driver from the inside of the vehicle by cutting open the top of the bus. Luckily, everyone was extracted safely, but to those in the audience, it represented their worst fear.
MINSTER — The Minster boys golf team distanced itself from the rest of the 14-team field to capture the Cardinal Invitational in the comfort of its home course Arrowhead Golf Club on Tuesday.
Minster sophomore Xavier Francis fired a two-over par 74, Freddie Purdy and John Burke each had 78s, and Josh Tumbusch shot an 82 for the Minster team total of 312.
Minster was 10 shots clear of second-place Russia, which shot a 322 on a day of early rain followed by clear, cool conditions.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The village of New Knoxville will welcome two new additions to its police force, as councilors approved the hiring of two auxiliary officers Tuesday night at their regular meeting.
“This has been in the works for a couple months,” Mayor Keith Leffel said. “Eric (Morris), the police chief, came to us a few months back and floated the idea of bringing on a couple of auxiliary officers. These auxiliary officers would be no different than the auxiliary for the sheriff or the county, and other police departments use them.”
NEW BREMEN — Councilors untabled an ordinance and moved forward with the legislation, making all A-1 agricultural zones exempt from the height of grass requirement.
During their meeting Tuesday evening, councilors debated not exempting noxious weeds in the legislation — mainly thistles.
“Even though you alleviate them, they’re going to come from other places, too,” Councilor John Schwartz said. “Once they get airborne, they travel miles and miles.”