November 29th, 2011
A quartet of Wapakoneta Redskins were named to the Division II All-Ohio football lists, which were released on Monday.
Wapak running back Connor Pickens earned first team All-Ohio honors. Pickens rushed for 1,611 yards this season.
Safety Kevin Kraft and offensive lineman Chris Schwartz were both second teamers.
Linebacker Brendan Wilson took third team honors.
The Divisions III and IV All-Ohio lists will be released on Tuesday afternoon and the Division V and VI lists will be released on Wednesday afternoon.
NEW BREMEN — Members of a local historical society are trying something new this year with their annual holiday event.
Members of the New Bremen Historic Association are holding their Christmas Tree Festival at the Lockkeeper's House in conjunction with the village of New Bremen's tree lighting.
"Usually we have it in our museum," said Diane Paul, a Christmas Tree Festival organizer. "A lot of people in New Bremen don't know what the Lockkeeper's House is about, so this gives us a chance to show them."
NEW KNOXVILLE — Principal Linda Tebbe announced that the Kroger Technology Fund has raised almost $5,000 since its inception at the Board of Education meeting Monday night.
“We’ve collected almost $5,000 since May,” she said. “It’s just unbelievable.”
ST. MARYS — St. Marys City Councilors polished off a light agenda on Monday night.
MINSTER — Minster center Tara Clune scored 19 points and the Wildcat girls basketball team had 11 players get into the scoring column in a 62-20 season-opening victory over Jackson Center on Saturday night.
Clune score all of her 19 points in the second and third quarters — including six baskets in the third to tally 12 of Minster’s 18 third-quarter points.
Minster held Jackson Center to four first-half points.
Minster’s Kayla Albers added 11 points and Sara Dahlinghaus had 10 points.
FORT RECOVERY —The Fort Recovery girls basketball team picked up a 55-30 win over the St. Marys Roughriders on Saturday night at the Fort Site Gymnasium.
The Indians, playing in their first game since losing to Anna in the Division III state championship game last spring, scored the final seven points of the first quarter and the last nine points in the second quarter.
Kylie Kahlig scored 12 points to lead a balanced Fort Recovery attack. The Indians had nine players get into the scoring column, including 10 points from Olivia Schwieterman.
NEW BREMEN — After jumping out to a 22-5 lead after the first quarter, the defending state champion Anna Rockets coasted from there to defeat New Bremen 67-21 in the championship game of the annual Cardinal Tip-Off Classic on Saturday night.
Paige Lehman scored 19 points and the New Knoxville Rangers held the Van Buren Knights scoreless in the fourth quarter in a 59-11 victory in the consolation game.
Daniel D. Young, 68, of Mendon, died at 5:25 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home.
He was born on Oct. 20, 1943, in Mercer County, the son of Harry Benjamin and Ida Ruth Dietch Young, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 6, 1965, he married Carolyn Ann Coffman, and she survives him.
Viola L. Thuman, 98, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born on May 11, 1913, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Jacob H. and Anna (Leininger) Zorn, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 26, 1933, she married Lloyd R. Thuman, and he preceded her in death on April 9, 1988.
She is survived by three children, Patty L. (John) Brentlinger, Larry J. (Pat) Thuman and Bruce L. (Joyce) Thuman, all of Wapakoneta; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Mary Alice Longemeyer, 88, of 0605 County Road 33A, St. Marys, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Celina Manor.
Funeral rites will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, with the Rev. David Williams officiating.
Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
A full obituary will appear in Tuesday’s edition.