August 2nd, 2012
WAPAKONETA — A pair of St. Marys siblings could be found Wednesday afternoon preparing their calves for the upcoming show.
Lee Ann Bertke and her brother, Todd, were brushing their two calves, creating shiny coats and making sure they were in tip-top condition for the judges before the Junior Fair Beef Breeding and Feeder Calf Show.
“My favorite part is showing how much I accomplished and just going out there and having fun,” Lee Ann said.
With the high school football season a mere three-and-a-half weeks away, members of a local service club got a sneak peek into the 2012 version of the St. Marys Roughriders.
Greg Phillips briefed the St. Marys Kiwanis Club on all things Roughrider football during the club’s weekly meeting Tuesday night at the St. Marys Eagles. Phillips, who is entering his second season with the Roughriders, said he is optimistic about the team.
WAPAKONETA — Victor Victory led from start to finish to capture the Moon City Trot on Tuesday night to highlight the first night of harness racing at the Auglaize County Fair.
Victor Victory captured the $2,000 purse in the six-horse field for four-year olds and older that is part of the Signature Series, a 17-race series.
ST. MARYS — A house fire on Neil Avenue Tuesday afternoon threw thick smoke into the air and caused close to $100,000 in damage.
Firefighters from the St. Marys Fire Department arrived on the scene of a house fire at 1501 Neil Ave. shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday. When crews arrived, they quickly made entry into the residence.
WAPAKONETA — Though he’s not in school, Ryan Schwieterman has been studying over the summer to be as knowledgeable as he can about his 4-H project in preparation for the Auglaize County Fair.
“You have to know a lot of stuff,” the 11-year-old said Tuesday morning during the rabbit show at the fair.
In addition to his studies, Ryan, who was showing rabbits for the third time on Tuesday, has also kept busy taking care of his four rabbits.
“I’ve groomed them, cut their toenails,” he said.
ST. MARYS — Crews from two local fire departments battled a house fire on Neil Avenue in St. Marys Tuesday afternoon.
Firefigthters from the St. Marys Fire Department and St. Marys Township Fire Department worked to extinguish a house fire at 1501 Neil Ave shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday. There was extensive damage to the rear of the home and smoke poured from its roof and filled the surrounding area.
At this time, there is no official word if anyone was injured.
ST. MARYS — This weekend visitors to Grand Lake St. Marys State Park can help a local nonprofit group in its mission to providing new additions to the attraction that help keep tourists coming back.
The Grand Lake VIP Association will be hosting its first-ever vendors’ market on Saturday in the campgrounds. The event, which is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be staged along the main road of the campgrounds.
WAPAKONETA — Two St. Marys graduates were named the royalty of the 160th Auglaize County Fair Monday evening.
When Sarah Wilker’s name was announced as the 2012 Auglaize County Junior Fair queen, she was surprised, even shedding a few tears after her emotional win.
“I was shocked,” Wilker said. “It’s definitely a great honor, and I’m very honored to represent Auglaize County.”
During her reign as the 2012 queen, Wilker said she will have to travel around the state.
Jane Elliott Weimer, 93, of St. Marys, died at 3:15 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Meyer Community Room at Otterbein St. Marys.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Otterbein St. Marys.
Arrangements are being handled by Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada and are incomplete at this time.
Raymond G. “Junior” Goetz Jr., 87, of Spencerville, died at 6:15 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his loving family, following a short illness.
He was born on March 31, 1925, in Jennings Township, Van Wert County, the son of Raymond C. and Jessie M. Gilbert Goetz, and they preceded him in death. His stepfather, Emlyn O. Jones, also preceded him in death.
On May 11, 1946, he married C. Annette Kohlhorst, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 2009.