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December 8th

New Bremen's Messick resigns as head football coach

December 8, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Rob Messick resigned as head varsity football coach at New Bremen, the school’s board of education announced at its meeting on Thursday night.

Gary Jones, New Bremen athletic director, said on Thursday morning that Messick resigned "a couple weeks after the season."

Messick coached the Cardinals for five seasons, compiling a 12-38 record. His Cardinal teams went  8-31 in Midwest Athletic Conference play.

New Bremen finished the season 0-10, 0-8 in the Midwest Athletic Conference this season.

Area Athletes: Thornsberry scores four against UNC Tar Heels

December 8, 2011

Erika Thornsberry - Lipscomb

NASHVILLE — Erika Thornsberry, a Lipscomb freshman and a St. Marys Memorial grad, scored four points and grabbed three rebounds for the Bison in a 95-53 loss to the 17th-ranked Tar Heels of North Carolina on Wednesday night.

Thornsberry has played in all 10 games, getting two starts. She averages 3.4 points and two rebounds per game.

Lipscomb is 2-8 on the season and hosts Ole Miss next Friday night.

Box Score:

December 7th

Residents To Be Able To Go Ice Skating, Group Set Up Rink In K.C. Geiger Park

December 7, 2011

ST. MARYS — Residents will be able to participate in a seasonal activity, while an ice rink has a temporary home at a local park this month.

The ice skating rink that made its debut at Winterfest in 2010 will be a part of the Festival of Lights in K.C. Geiger Park this month.

"He is still hoping to put it up at K.C. Geiger," St. Marys Optimist Winterfest Chair Virg Bertke said. "It will be back at Memorial Park for Winterfest on the 18th."

Festival Lights Up Local Park

December 7, 2011

ST. MARYS — K.C. Geiger Park will light up this holiday season as the inaugural City of St. Marys Festival of Lights opens this weekend.

The Festival of Lights will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 23. The display was scheduled to open last weekend but was postponed because of weather, and will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, featuring a slew of light displays throughout K.C. Geiger Park.

Residents Have Aeration Options

December 7, 2011

ST. MARYS — Area residents can do their part in helping with the cleanup of Grand Lake St. Marys by putting in their own aeration systems.

The recent Battelle Interim Report to the Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission recommended aeration technologies in select sheltered areas, according to a news release. Residents are able to assist with the aeration of the lake waters — 10 percent of the lake water is located in channels on Grand Lake St. Marys — by putting an aeration system in their channel.

Ned Glass, 72

December 7, 2011

Ned Glass, 72, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.

Arrangements are in complete at Miller Funeral Homes, St. Marys.

Linda Gowthrop, 57

December 7, 2011

Linda Gowthrop, 57, of Beech Island, S.C., formerly of Angola, Ind., passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at her sister’s home in Bryan.

Linda was born on June 19, 1954, in Fort Eustis, Va., to John and Barbara (Burden) Simpson, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her in Bryan.

On May 11, 2002, she married Michael Gowthrop, and he survives her in Beech Island, S.C.

December 6th

Taylor Did Not Pass

December 6, 2011

ST. MARYS — In today's The Evening Leader, it states Cody Taylor, 17, passed away, which is not true.

The information received by The Evening Leader was misinterpreted.

Taylor is at home with his family.

"He's doing real well," said his father, Russell Taylor.

"We want to make sure everybody knows he's OK." The Evening Leader regrets publishing the incorrect information.

Around the WBL Boys Hoops Scene

December 6, 2011

WBL teams' record on Friday, Dec. 2: 5-1

WBL teams' record on Saturday, Dec. 4: 3-6

Best of the Weekend: Defiance's Anthony Kidston scored 27 points in Defiance's 78-68 win over Napoleon on Saturday night.

This Week's Sports Schedule

December 6, 2011

Tuesday, Dec. 6
Girls Basketball

Elida at Spencerville
Shawnee at Marion Harding
Delphos St. John’s at Van Wert

Thursday, Dec. 8
Girls Basketball
WBL

Kenton at Wapakoneta
Shawnee at St. Marys
O-G at Van Wert
Celina at Bath
Defiance at Elida
MAC
New Bremen at Fort Recovery
Marion Local at Minster

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