January 3rd, 2012
KALIDA — The Minster girls basketball team sat in a 2-3 zone and dared Kalida to shoot the ball from the outside on Monday night.
When Kalida ventured to try to crack open the defense, there was a defensive force in the middle to turn the Putnam County Wildcats back.
Minster center Tara Clune swatted away a half dozen shots and scored a game-high 13 points as the Wildcats had a big second half that lifted them to a 41-26 non-conference win.
ST. MARYS — A local school’s culinary program recently received a grant to help “green” their classroom.
Michelle Langmeyer, the Culinary Arts and Nutrition, instructor at St. Marys Memorial High School, recently received a grant from the Dayton region McDonald’s restaurants to promote healthy eating. Langmeyer’s goal is to help her students see how food begins before it hits their plates or their refrigerators.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys City Councilors put in a little work on Monday.
Councilors approved, under suspension of rules, an emergency ordinance approving the appointment of Craig Moeller as the city’s interim safety-service director. The measure also waived the requirement for Moeller to be a licensed professional engineer, which is a requirement under the city’s codified ordinances when it comes to the safety-service director position. However, City Law Director Kraig Noble noted waiving the requirement has been done in the past.
Lewis H. Metzger, 86, of Spencerville, died on Friday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2011, at the Cleveland Clinic following complications of surgery on Nov. 4.
He was born on April 6, 1925, in Spencerville, to Frederick and Carrie Stonehill Metzger, and they preceded him in death.
On June 21, 1947, he married LaDonna E. Good, and she survives him.
Frances Catherine Wagner, 92, died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney.
She was born on Aug. 20, 1919, in Fort Loramie, the daughter of Anthony B. and Josephine (DeBrosse) Barhorst, and they preceded him in death.
On Feb. 14, 1942, she married Edwin W. Wagner, and he preceded her in death in 1998.
Bernadine Potbury, 90, formerly of 1102 Neil Ave., St. Marys, died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys.
She was born on May 3, 1921, in Brown City, Mich., to Roy and Cora Mae (Walker) Eastman, and they preceded her in death.
On Aug. 5, 1939, she married Robert E. Potbury, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1993.
Virginia Mae Carter, 80, of 704 Devonshire Drive, Celina, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital.
She was born on April 4, 1931, in Lima, the daughter of LeRoy and Golda May (Goodwin) Rupert, and they preceded her in death.
NEW KNOXVILLE — A service is now available to New Knoxville residents and businesses interested in looking into their security.
The New Knoxville Police Department is offering a security service to help village residents and businesses make their property safer. The police department offers security surveys, in which officers will walk through and evaluate the security of a property, based on a list of items.
Anderson Men's Basketball
Year: Freshman â€¨
High School: Minster
â€¨Statistics (Per Game)â€¨
Monday, Jan. 2
Minster (5-2) at Kalida (4-3), 6 p.m.: After winning the Vicki Mauk Holiday Tournament at Elida last week, Minster brings in the new year with a match-up at Kalida. Kayla Wuebker had a breakout 22-point game in the tourney title game against Elida. Minster has won three straight games after starting the season 2-2. Minster beat Kalida 51-27 last season. Kalida is 4-3 on the season with wins over St. Marys, O-G, Antwerp and Fort Jennings and losses to Coldwater, Delphos Jefferson and Columbus Grove.