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Verlin W. Hirschfeld, 93

December 26, 2011

Verlin W. Hirschfeld, 93, of New Bremen, died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at the Convalarium at Indian Run in Dublin.  

He was born on Jan. 6, 1918, on a small farm west of New Bremen that was shared by his parents, Edward G. and Emma A. (Oberwitte) Hirschfeld and his grandparents, and they preceded him in death.

On July 5, 1942, he married Enola Luedeke, and she survives in Dublin.

Chief: Trust Your Instincts

December 26, 2011

ST. MARYS — In the wake of a string of home invasions stretching from Lima to Dayton, a local police chief says there are a handful of things residents can do to keep homes — and themselves — safe from criminals.

“You should trust your intuition,” St. Marys Police Chief Greg Foxhoven said. “Animals have it. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.”

December 23rd

BOYS BASKETBALL: New Bremen's balanced attack downs St. Marys

December 24, 2011

St. Marys at New Bremen Photo Gallery (Link):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/smeveningleader/sets/72157628546390839/show/

NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Cardinals put together a winning 10-deep effort against the St. Marys Roughriders.

New Bremen put nine players in the scorebook and went on a 9-0 spurt late in the third quarter to take control of a 65-58 win against St. Marys.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Minster falls in double OT to Spencerville

December 24, 2011

SPENCERVILLE — Derek Goecke’s short jump shot with three seconds left in double overtime proved to be the game winner, as the Bearcats defeated the Minster Wildcats, 55-53, on Friday night.

“We went late to our ball screen action,” Spencerville head coach Kevin Sensabaugh said. “It worked for us because they had trouble defending the ball screen late and we felt we had a little advantage. We asked Eli (Bowers) where he wanted to catch the ball and him and Derek (Goecke) had a two-man game on the weak side and they executed and scored.”

Investigation Continues

December 23, 2011

FORT RECOVERY — Investigators say they have made some progress in the double homicide of a father and daughter last month in Fort Recovery.

In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies and agents with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation from the Ohio Attorney General's Office Special Investigation Unit continue to comb evidence in the murders of Robert and Colleen Grube. The father and daughter were found bound and murdered on Nov. 30 in rural Fort Recovery.

Tree a Labor of 'Love'

December 23, 2011

NEW BREMEN — For New Bremen resident Jacki Love, putting together memorials for local servicemen and women really is a labor of love.

Love started putting organizing different ways to recognize those who are serving in the armed forces a few years ago, and she recently has set up a holiday recognition for them in the form of a Christmas tree, which will be up through the holidays.

Kindness Carried Family

December 23, 2011

MINSTER — During his time serving in Iraq, SPC Patrick Minnich received calendars from his wife full with acts of kindness she had encountered from the community.

Rangers Show Off Talents

December 23, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — Raylee Smith, Bobby Fu, Carly and Haley Fledderjohann and Morgan Leffel rounded out the top three performances in the Spanish Club Talent Show Thursday afternoon, as Rangers showed off a slew of talents for the annual event.

Dana Miles kicked off this year’s event, singing “Everyone Has a Song” while playing the bells.

“Everyone has a song,” Dana sang. “No one can steal it, for it is yours.”

Mary Dorothy “Pat” Buckloh Sink, 82

December 23, 2011

Mary Dorothy “Pat” Buckloh Sink, 82, of Findlay, died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at her residence.

She was born on March 17, 1929, in New Bremen, to the late Frank and Marie (Dicke) Buckloh.

She graduated from New Bremen High School and earned an associate’s degree from Bowling Green State University.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: St. Marys overcomes 13-point halftime deficit for first win

December 23, 2011

Sidney Lehman Catholic at St. Marys Photo Gallery (Link):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/smeveningleader/sets/72157628538491731/show/

The St. Marys girls basketball team rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to get its first victory of the season as they defeated the Sidney Lehman Cavaliers 43-39 in comeback fashion at Murotech Court.

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