September 26th, 2011
NEW BREMEN — Frequent watering, soil preparation and a slight obsession are all key ingredients that help grow giant pumpkins.
Pumpkin enthusiasts and scores of visitors converged on the Crown Pavilion to catch a glimpse of the giant gourds that easily surpassed 1,000 pounds as part of the 2011 New Bremen Pumpkinfest. The two-day event featured its traditional pumpkin weigh-off as well as a regatta, a pumpkin-smashing monster truck and a bake-off.
ST. MARYS — Throngs of shoppers filed into the newest retail addition to the St. Marys business landscape Sunday.
Kohl’s opened Sunday to packed check-outs and a flurry of shoppers browsing racks and displays. The retailer, which is located adjacent to Kroger, is just the latest addition to the business lineup in the city.
“Customers seem to be turning out in droves,” store manager Rick Folz told The Evening Leader. “We opened at 9 a.m.”
CELINA — St. Marys senior tailback D.J. Manning grabbed a blue flag with ‘Go Riders’ stitched in gold lettering on it and raced down the visiting sideline at Celina Stadium, leading the entire St. Marys football team in celebration of returning bragging rights back east across Grand Lake St. Marys.
Manning ran down those sidelines all night.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Cardinals just couldn’t keep the Minster Wildcats in check and with a touchdown in each quarter the Wildcats defeated rival New Bremen 27-7 in front of a homecoming crowd at New Bremen.
“I thought we had opportunities on the field tonight to put them away and we didn’t get it done,” Minster head coach Nate Moore said. “The kids are a little disappointed that they didn’t put more points on the board, but New Bremen is a good team and had a good game plan.”
Friday, Sept. 23
Bath 37, Van Wert 8
St. Marys 32, Celina 20
Elida 35, Shawnee 7
Kenton 36, Ottawa-Glandorf 20
Wapakoneta 21, Defiance 7
Coldwater 36, Versailles 19
Parkway 36, Fort Rec. 35, OT
Minster 27, New Bremen 7
Del. St. John’s 35, St. Henry 10
Marion Local 26, Anna 14
Wapakoneta 21, Defiance 7
ST. MARYS — Ron Rose wasn’t born blind — a medical practice in the 1950s made him that way — but if there’s one thing he wishes he could do if he could see again, it’s drive a car.
Rose told the third-grade students in Joni Ahlers’ class at St. Marys Intermediate School he has driven a car once — but it almost got him in trouble — but if one day he woke up and wasn’t blind anymore, driving would be what he would want to do first.
NEW KNOXVILLE — A New Knoxville parent has stepped up to help the New Knoxville School District earn more money through Box Tops for Education.
ST. MARYS — A fledgling group is hoping to bring some awareness to downtown St. Marys.
The recently formed St. Marys Community Partnership is made up of businesses and individuals with the goal of helping bring awareness to the downtown district. Group member Jeremy Holtzapple, whose wife Brenda operates Williams Tax Service, said the group had its first official meeting in August and held an event in July.
Anna H. Milstead, 91, formerly of 29 E. Lake Drive, Wapakoneta, died at 6:40 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at the Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born on March 8, 1920, near Botkins, the daughter of Frederick and Henrietta (Roettger) Egbert, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 23, 1944, she married Mathias “Cy” Milstead, and he preceded her in death on July 16, 2000.
She is survived by a brother and a sister-in-law; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by six brothers; four sisters.
Eleanor M. Smith, 91, of Defiance, died on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center in Defiance.
She was born on March 1, 1920, in Williams County, to Vern and Cora (Shull) Page, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 26, 1939, she married William Lane Smith, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1999.