February 21st, 2012
NEW BREMEN — The Future Farmers of America (FFA) have a full week of activities planned, as the New Bremen chapter of the organization is celebrating National FFA Week.
National FFA Week, which is being celebrated from Feb. 18-25 this year, gives members a chance to educate the public about agriculture, according to the FFA website. The week is celebrated annually and always includes George Washington’s birthday, a decision made by the National FFA Board of Directors in 1947, according to the website.
DIVISION II WRESTLING SECTIONAL
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The St. Marys wrestling team advanced two individuals to the Division II district tournament on Saturday.
The Roughriders finished ninth as a team at the sectional at Shawnee High School and advanced Neil Perry at 182 pounds and Collin Reier at 170 pounds.
DIVISION II SWIMMING SECTIONAL
An 11-0 run late in the third quarter gave Sidney Lehman Catholic a lead it would never give up in a 58-52 win over St. Marys.
The loss sent the Roughriders to their seventh straight loss.
Garet Fledderjohann paced the Riders with 20 points. He went 6-of-12 from the floor and hit 6-of-8 free throws. J.D. Meyer added 13 points while going 9-of-10 from the free throw line.
MINSTER — Top-ranked Ottoville scored its 20th win of the regular season and validated the Division III Associated Press poll championship it won earlier in the week with a 43-36 over Minster in a match-up of two of the best small-school girls basketball programs in Ohio on Saturday.
If a run through the Midwest Athletic Conference gauntlet all season hadn’t prepared the Minster girls basketball team enough, the final two weeks put the Wildcats on the court with two of Ohio’s best in non-conference action.
Edward H. Roettger, 73, of 224 N. Lincoln St., Minster, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
He was born on March 12, 1938, in Lock Two, to Edward C. and Viola (Senger) Roettger, and they preceeded him in death.
Edward is survived by two sisters; nine nieces and nephews; 12 great-nieces and great-nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Augustine Church, with the Rev. Rick Nieberding officaiting. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery.
Stanley Kleinhenz, 82, of St. Marys, died on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys.
Charlie Comer, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:38 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
S. Andrew Liming, 57, of 2260 Celina Road, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Oct. 20, 1953, in Xenia, to Ervin and Maryjane (Webster) Liming, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives him in St. Marys.
He is also survived by two brothers, Gary (Joann) Liming of St. Marys and Joey Liming of St. Marys; a sister, Nancy (David) Liette of St. Marys; numerous nieces, nephews and acquaintances; his canine companion, D.J.
Verti Lee Chaffins, 79, of Bourbonnais, formerly of St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in the emergency room at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Ill.
She was born on Nov. 26, 1932, in Mousie, Ky., the daughter of Edgle and Cordie (Tuttle) Wicker, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 13, 1947, she married Richard Chaffins, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 2005.
ST. MARYS — A group of local high school students will be moving on in an annual science competition, as they compete at the district level next month.
Memorial High School senior Keith Frische, sophomores Courtney Steele and Alli Franklin and freshman Ben Tuttle will be heading to Ohio Northern University on March 24 in Ada after moving on from their school science fair held Feb. 8 and 9.