April 25th, 2012
CELINA — The St. Marys boys and girls track teams turned in a 19 top-four individual finishes in a tri-meet at Celina on Tuesday night.
The St. Marys boys team finished third with 24 points. Celina won with 83 points and Shawnee collected 67 points. Grand Lake Christian School earned one point.
The St. Marys girls team finished third with 17 points. Celina won with 117 points, and Shawnee had 41 points.
Boys Top Finishers
Ivan M. Walters, 84, of Decatur, Ind., formerly of Van Wert, died at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born on Dec. 28, 1927, in Van Wert, to Stanley Walters and Frieda Schaadt, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 7, 1948, he married Mary Bess Weyant, and she survives.
Jeffrey Scott Becker, 43, of Providence Village, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2012, at his residence of a heart attack.
He was born on July 5, 1968, in Celina, to Gary O. and Angie Miller Becker, and they survive him.
On March 23, 1991, he married Ann Renee Faller, and she survives him.
Rosalie V. “Rosie” Frey, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:06 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on June 17, 1937, in Rockford, the daughter of Edward F. and Ona (Piepmeyer) Hines, and they preceded her in death.
On June 14, 1958, she married Keith Garold Frey, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 1984.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Delight Hines of Tillamook, Ore.; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers; a sister; two infant sisters.
ST. MARYS — There is a new group in town that is focusing its efforts on football.
The Roughrider Touchdown Club Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization that has been in the works for approximately a year, President Tom Knous said, and the club recently has headquartered itself in the former Hans and Fritz Restaurant building in the South Street parking lot.
KOSSUTH — A handful of local residents learned the story behind the name of their town from visitors making a documentary about a Hungarian freedom fighter and his impact on the United States.
A crowd gathered at Kossuth Zion United Methodist Church and were regaled with tales about Louis Kossuth — the man whom the town of Kossuth is named. Kossuth was a Hungarian freedom fighter who launched a bid for independence against the Austrians in 1848.
CELINA — Deputies in Mercer County are investigating the fifth traffic crash on county roads since the end of January.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported deputies are investigating the fifth fatal traffic crash and the ninth traffic fatality in Mercer County since January 23. Mercer County Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 2:07 p.m. Tuesday of an injury crash near the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Cardinals softball team recovered from a shaky start and had an eight-run fifth inning to come back and defeat the Marion Local Flyers 15-12 in a MAC contest Monday at New Bremen.
“We gave them a five spot in the first inning,” Cardinals head coach Craig Griesdorn. “But we responded with three in the bottom of the first. They came back with six but we came back from an 11-3 deficit and the reason why we did that was that we cleaned up our errors and we put the ball in play.”
NEW KNOXVILLE — Lima Temple Christian’s seven-run third inning broke things open and the Pioneers defeated New Knoxville 15-4 in six innings on Monday.
Temple Christian collected 14 hits and scored in five of its six at-bats.
Evan Sutton earned the win on the mound for the Pioneers.
New Knoxville’s Adam Porter took the loss on the mound.
Temple Christian improved to 3-10. The Rangers fell to 2-9.
New Knoxville travels to Fort Recovery on Tuesday for a 5 p.m. Midwest Athletic Conference game.
PIQUA — The St. Marys boys tennis team won at all five positions to sweep Piqua on Monday night.
St. Marys improved to 8-5 on the season. The Roughriders travel to Defiance today at 4:30 p.m.
St. Marys’ Troy Newlove defeated Austin Hemm at first singles, 6-1, 6-4.
The Roughriders’ Cole Brooks won second singles over Piqua’s Brandon Bercot, 6-4, 6-0.
The St. Marys first doubles team of Ryan Wenel and Noah Hartsock won 6-3, 6-7 (7-3), 6-3.