February 24th, 2012
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen High School students packed the gymnasium Thursday afternoon, all with one thing in mind — saving lives.
More than 60 students signed up to participate in the Future Farmers of America’s (FFA) annual Red Cross Blood Drive, with a goal to donate 42 units of blood. Red Cross Team Supervisor Tara Kleinhen said the drive ran smoothly and anticipated that the drive would meet the goal by the end of the day.
ST. MARYS — A group of St. Marys residents is working to bring a soldiers’ memorial to the newest St. Marys City Schools building.
Mike Makley, Buz Howard, Kathy Sampson and Mary Wilson, as part of a committee through the St. Marys Community Foundation, have been working on placing a soldiers’ memorial plaque that would be placed in the commons area at St. Marys Memorial High School.
50 Yrs. Ago This Week – 1962
MARIETTA — Scott Schnelle helped lift the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears into the Ohio Athletic Conference semifinals with a big second half on Tuesday night.
Schnelle, an Ohio Northern senior and New Bremen grad, either scored or got an assist on 23 straight ONU points in the second half at one point. Schnelle finished the game with a team-high 19 points with six rebounds and four assists.
COLDWATER — The four teams left in the Division IV girls sectional bracket at Coldwater have a combined record of 64-18, and all four teams received votes at some point this season in the Associated Press’ state poll.
That makes for a fun Saturday night at The Palace.
New Knoxville jumped out to an early lead against New Bremen and maintained a double-digit distance in a 51-32 victory in the second game on Tuesday night.
Philip Harrington Herzing, 86, died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, of natural causes.
He was born on Feb. 7, 1926, in St. Marys.
Phil was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Harrington, in 1971, his father, Philip, in 1983, his wife, Martha, in 1986 and his brother, Albert, in 1989.
Betty J. Ford, 77, of 515 Ruth St., Wapakoneta, died at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on March 2, 1934, in Bellevue, Mo., to William and Lillian (Winters) Reed.
She married Allen Ford, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 2001.
ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys has a new safety-service director.
St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan confirmed to The Evening Leader this morning his intentions of hiring Jason Little to serve as the city's new safety-service director. Little, who lives in Washington Courthouse, takes over for interim Safety-Service Director Craig Moeller, who was appointed to the post when Tom Hitchcock resigned to take the same job for the city of Celina.
Harry Benjamin “Benny” Young Jr., 57, of Summerfield, Fla., formerly of Mendon, died on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
He was born on Dec. 7, 1954, in Celina, to Harry B. “Bennie” Young Sr. and Doris Henderson Young, and they survive in Mendon.
He is also survived by a son, Harry B. Young III of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Doris (Matthew) Crim of Mount Vernon and Crystal (Brent) Kline of Van Wert; four brothers; four sisters; three grandchildren; his girlfriend.