June 2nd, 2012
COLUMBUS — Derek Collins just couldn't help it.
The Minster senior broke into a grin as wide as the lead he had over the next closest competitor with 50 meters left to go on the final leg of the boys 4-by-400 meter relay team.
Minster's championship relay team could savor closing out the Division III state track and field meet with a victory even before the race was over.
COLUMBUS - Minster Wildcats score one in the bottom of the 7th inning to win second consecutive state title 5-4.
COLUMBUS — Not every victory need be accompanied by a rise to the top of the podium at the state track meet.
Sometimes the consistency of a three-year run of excellence like the one Kayla Wuebker completed on Friday or the perseverance to get back to the state meet and excel after a disappointing hiatus like Wapakoneta’s Megan Hayzlett displayed are achievement enough.
COLUMBUS — The Minster baseball team’s line-up cranked out 14 hits and wallopped Tinora 12-2 in a Division IV state semifinal.
Minster (25-6) will now play for back-to-back state championships when the Wildcats square off for the Division IV crown with Cuyahoga Heights (25-4)on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Huntington Park.
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“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 May 29 to June 4, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Sheriff William Nieter and Police Chief G.A. Gestner patrolled roads north of St. Marys after receiving a tip members of the Brady gang were on their way to the city from Fort Wayne. The gang was responsible for a slew of bank robberies in the region and the lawmen threw up a temporary barricade north of the city.
ST. MARYS — A local church and school are again offering its annual garage sale that spans multiple rooms at the school building, with sales wrapping up this afternoon.
The annual Holy Rosary Garage Sale kicked off on Thursday. Peg Larkin, who organizes the sale with Sue Halko, noted they stayed open later on Thursday.
“We stay open later on Thursdays with it being the first day,” Larkin said, noting the sale was open until 4 p.m. Friday. “We’ll be here from 8 to noon on Saturday.”
ST. MARYS — Running, biking, dog walking and hiking are just a few of the activities occurring nationwide today in celebration of the 20th annual National Trails Day.
Joann M. Grisez, 59, of 4275 State Route 47, Fort Loramie, died on Friday, June 1, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Aug. 18, 1952, in Celina, to Vincent and Olivia (Quinter) Mescher, and they preceded her in death.
On Aug. 6, 1977, in Osgood, she married Lawrence Grisez, and he survives in Fort Loramie.
She is also survived by her daughters, Pamela (Jason) Carl of Huber Heights and Jennifer Grisez of Fort Loramie; two grandchildren; four siblings.
Homer L. Stutsman, 75, of Botkins, went home to be with the Lord at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Homer was born on Feb. 5, 1937, in Sidney, to Frances (Shannon Stutsman) Kah and Homer Woodrow Stutsman, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 4, 1958, he married Roslyn (Ahlers) Stutsman, and she survives.
NEW BREMEN — After accumulating more than 122 hours of work, Alex Speelman, 18, of New Bremen, received his Eagle Scout Award on May 20 in a ceremony at the American Legion Post 241.