August 17th, 2012
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
Esta Mae Colwell, 92, of Mendon, died on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at her daughter’s residence.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1919, in Yerkes, Ky., to Sam and Para Lee (Caldwell) Colwell, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 25, 1936, she married Hershel Colwell, and he preceded her in death on May 22, 1997.
Mary L. Herzog, 41, of 220 Beech St., St. Marys, died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical center in Lima.
She was born on May 22, 1971, in Defiance, to John Henry and Arbutis Mary (Gayheart) Walter.
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Aug. 14-20, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: New speed limits were implemented around the city. New 25 mph limits were implemented outside of businesses and in closely built sections of town. The new 25 mph limit also was in effect around schools and during periods when students were walking to and from school.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Community Public Library Building Committee met Friday afternoon to address a list of concerns and prioritize its projects.
As discussed in the August Board of Trustees meeting, the air conditioning bearing above St. Marys Community Public Library Director Sue Pittman’s office was recommended to be replaced.
ST. MARYS — At St. Marys Primary School this year, local students will have the opportunity to use some new technology in the form of tablet computers.
Located in a locked, mobile case are 30 iPad2s with cases that teachers at the school will be able to utilize in their classrooms.
CELINA — Wapakoneta's Caleb Acheson never appeared to be in control on any of the four sudden death playoff holes to decide second place at the Celina Bulldog Invitational at Fox's Den on Friday.
He was the last of the four players standing four playoff holes later thanks to his stellar short game and scrambling ability, however.
ST. MARYS — Greenville downed the St. Marys girls tennis team 5-0 on Friday morning.
"I told the girls that top to bottom this is probably the best team we'd face this year," St. Marys head coach Brice Brenneman said. "I knew they were good, but they were even a little better than I thought."
Greenville's Sophia Navas-Davis defeated St. Marys' Katie Peterson, 6-2, 6-0 at first singles.
Michelle Borgerding beat St. Marys' Emily Brown at second singles, 6-2, 6-1.
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.