February 5th, 2012
NEW KNOXVILLE 59, LIMA TEMPLE CHRISTIAN 48
NEW KNOXVILLE — “You want me to guard him?”
A Lima Temple Christian reserve asked the question as he drifted towards the scorer’s table to check in, emphasizing the final word as if he was being asked to do long division in front of a live studio audience.
No need to even explain who him meant, either.
NEW KNOXVILLE 45, SIDNEY LEHMAN CATHOLIC 38
SIDNEY — The New Knoxville girls basketball team outscored Sidney Lehman Catholic in the second and third quarters in a 45-38 win over the Cavaliers on Saturday afternoon.
New Knoxville freshman Meg Reineke scored a season-high 15 points. She knocked down three 3-pointers and six free throws. Ranger sophomore forward Paige Lehman added 12 points and Tiana Heidt scored nine points.
COLDWATER — New Knoxville spotted Coldwater a big lead in the first quarter and fell short in a second-half comeback attempt in a 47-43 loss to the Cavaliers on Friday night at The Palace.
“Coldwater came ready to play and for whatever reason tonight we didn’t,” New Knoxville head coach Kort Fledderjohann said.
VERSAILLES — Versailles rolled past Minster 69-50 in a Midwest Athletic Conference contest on Friday night.
Versailles came out ready right from the start as the Tigers opened the game on an 8-0 run, courtesy of three-pointers by Mitchell Campbell and Chad Winner, along with a basket by freshman Kyle Ahrens.
Minster’s Ryan Hoying hit a three-pointer to end the Tiger run, but Versailles led 8-3 with 4:30 remaining in the first quarter.
ST. MARYS — After a flurry of donations from residents, employees and community members, Otterbein St. Marys has reached its $1.6 million fundraising goal for its Life Enrichment Center.
Charitable Gift Planner Hodge Drake said the committee, comprised of residents, employees, board members and community members, has been working since mid 2009 to raise funds for the new facility.
“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 Jan. 31 to Feb. 5, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Residents of St. Marys and the surrounding area raised $1,044.79 for the Red Cross to go toward flood relief in southern Ohio. Appreciation was sent by flood victims to St. Marys for the donation of water.
ST. MARYS — Local students received a look into the “real world” as part of an annual event at their school.
Eighth-grade students at St. Marys Middle School participated in the OSU Extension’s “Real Money Real World” activity in their gymnasium on Friday.
“We are in all of the schools in Auglaize County except one,” county director and 4-H educator Beth Miller said, noting the presentation is also done at other schools.
Cecelia Elizabeth Whitmer, 93, of 913 Willow St., Celina, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
She was born on Oct. 28, 1918, in Denver, Colo., to the late Sven and Esther (Allspach) Vegelin. On July 24, 1943, she married Lewis Whitmer, who died July 29, 2006.
She is survived by two brothers; five sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Calvert officiating. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery in Celina.