July 25th, 2011
ST. MARYS — An air-conditioned sanctuary, six talented acts, food, and fellowship made the first-ever Waynestock a day to remember.
It may have been sweltering outside, but that did not stop local residents from coming to Wayne Street United Methodist Church.
Saturday’s Waynestock had been more than a year in the making. Keith Jacobs said he envisioned this idea as a new way for community members to come together and worship. The youth group and the rest of the parish worked together to help Jacobs’ idea become reality.
NEW BREMEN — Scores of residents braved temperatures of more than 90 degrees Saturday as they turned out for an event that benefited a local fire department.
The 90th annual New Bremen Fireman’s Picnic took center stage at the Crown Pavilion and offered visitors a slew of activities and events. From corn hole and wiffel ball tournaments to chain saw carvings, pony rides and music, the annual fundraiser for the New Bremen/German Township Fire Department had something for everyone.
CELINA — Minster's Doug Huber finished what he started.
Huber delivered a game-winning bases-loaded walkoff single to validate his complete game 10-strikeout one-hitter on the mound in Minster's 1-0 win over Springfield on Saturday in the opening game of the 2011 state ACME tournament in Celina.
Huber smacked a 3-1 pitch into the right field gap to bring home Devon Poeppelman and win the game after Springfield intentionally walked the two batters in front of him to set up a force at every base.
NEW KNOXVILLE — During the early 1830s, emigrants from Ladbergen, Germany, settled in New Knoxville, an area that promised hope to families in Germany that did not have the economic opportunities America provided.
On June 30, 1836, 27-year-old James Knox Lytle drew up a map of the land he had purchased in Washington Township, which was comprised of 102 lots. The town was named Knoxville, after Lytle’s mother’s family, although it did not receive a name until the 1840s.
WAPAKONETA — It’s not just the larger livestock that have a potent odor, a first-year 4-Her taking a duck project says one of the things he learned about them was that they stink.
Grayson Ford, of Spencerville, said he did “lots of stuff” to get ready for his prefair interview Thursday in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Filling out books for both his duck and boiler projects, Ford said he answered questions and wrote down information about poultry, including what they eat and their weights.
ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement official says he supports a drive by Ohio legislators to craft a measure inspired by the death of Caylee Anthony.
What: 2011 State ACME Baseball Tournament
Where: Montgomery Field, Eastview Park, Grand Lake Road, Celina
When: Sat., July 23-Sat., July 30
Who: Minster opens the state ACME tournament on Saturday at noon against Springfield, the District 6 champion, a week after winning its own district crown at St. Henry over Coldwater in the final best-of-three series.
Earl W. E. Sollmann, 79, of Bradford, formerly of New Bremen, died on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Koester Pavilion in Troy.
Earl was born on Nov. 11, 1931, in German Township, to J. H. William and Emma (Brueggeman) Sollmann, and they preceded him in death.
Timothy L. Siemer, 45, of 410 S. Ash St., St. Marys, died at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at James Cancer Center in Columbus.
He was born on July 29, 1965, in Lima, to Ned and Darlene (Burnett) Siemer, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives him.
On March 18, 1993, in St. Marys, he married Jammie S. Weiler, and she survives him.
Walter H. Stinebaugh, 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the Wapakoneta Manor, surrounded by his family.
He was born on Oct. 22, 1922, in Auglaize County, the son of Oscar and Edith (Weadock) Stinebaugh, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 21, 1942, he married Jean (Cogan) Stinebaugh, and she preceded him in death on April 4, 2002.