August 24th, 2012
Virginia R. Hegemier, 83, of 18590 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died at 8:05 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born on May 3, 1929, in St. Marys, the daughter of William and Tessa (Vogel) Glass, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 2, 1947, she married David Hegemier, and he preceded her in death on July 4, 2011.
ST. MARYS — Even 37 years after Archie Griffin last toted the football for the Ohio State Buckeyes, a room in this state goes wild when the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner enters it.
Griffin’s quick wit, genial smile, and zest for football were on full display in a town that loves the sport as much as he does — St. Marys — on Thursday night.
NEW KNOXVILLE – The St. Marys boys soccer team dominated play on offense in an 8-2 victory over the New Knoxville Rangers in the opening game for both teams Thursday.
Photo Gallery: St. Marys at New Knoxville boys soccer
Zac Nelson and Brennan Brown each had two goals. Zack Wilker, Patrizio Martinez Rodriguez, Matt Dine and Tyler Parent scored goals.
Area Sports Scores
Thursday, Aug. 23
St. Marys 2, Liberty-Benton 1
St. Marys 8, New Knoxville 2
St. Henry 205, New Bremen 211
Thursday, Aug. 23
New Bremen at St. Henry, 4
Fort Loramie at Minster, 4
St. Henry at New Bremen, 4
Minster at DSJ, 4:30
Celina at Defiance, 4:30
Bath at Wapakoneta, 5
St. Marys at Elida, 5
Coldwater at New Knoxville, 4
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
This week in 1962, the St. Marys Lakers finally hung a loss on the Coldwater Cubs in men’s baseball action, when they edged them 7-6 in a non-league encounter in Coldwater.
Coldwater had beaten the Lakers in their three straight previous meetings through the summer of 1962. Despite missing several of their offensive cogs, the Lakers managed 15 hits in the victory, led by Dick Hollman and Fred Dray, who knocked three base hits apiece.
Jamie Lynn Rammel, 27, of Celina, died on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
She was born on Dec. 10, 1984, in Coldwater, to Richard “Ralf” Rammel and Dona J. (Goodwin) Kaler, and her father survives in Celina. Her mother and stepfather, Paul Kaler, survive in Camp Hill, Pa.
She is also survived by her life partner, Ian Hemmelgarn of Celina; a son, Brandon Hemmelgarn of Celina; two daughters, Lillian Hemmelgarn of Celina and Taylor Hemmelgarn of Celina; two brothers; a sister; four nieces and nephews.
Rex Laffin, 60, formerly of St. Marys, died on Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Naples, Fla.
He was born on Nov. 1, 1951, in Celina, to Orville and Maxine (Goodwin) Laffin, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by a daughter, Kelly (Dave) Kiefer of St. Marys; a son, Erik Laffin of St. Marys; four grandchildren; five siblings, Connie (Harold) Nance of Cincinnati, Bill (Beverly) Laffin of Wapakoneta, Karen (Billy) Smith of Naples, Fla., Rebecca Matthews of Naples, Fla., and Kim Laffin of Lima; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
CELINA — Area residents can enjoy nine hours of music this weekend while helping contribute to next year’s Governor’s Cup Regatta.
After having to cancel this year’s race because of low lake levels, regatta organizers put together a music festival to raise money for next year’s event. The Governor’s Cup Regatta Musicfest will kick off at 3 p.m. Saturday at Lake Shore Park in Celina.