The Minster Wildcats will return to the site of their first-round playoff upset from a season ago, Wapakoneta hits the road in its first playoff appearance since 2006, and nine Western Buckeye League and Midwest Athletic Conference teams (along with Fort Loramie) received first-round playoff assignments on Sunday afternoon.
Div. VI — Minster (7-3) at Springfield Cath. Cent. (8-2) — Saturday, 7 p.m
Rita F. Siefring, 79, of Carthagena, formerly of Burkettsville, died at 4:05 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at St. Charles Center in Carthagena.
She was born on Nov. 22, 1931, in Yorkshire, to Joseph and Katherine (Walterbusch) Mescher, and they preceded her in death.
On June 17, 1959, in Osgood, she married Elmer J. Siefring, and he preceded her in death on April 9, 2005.
Marie C. (Ratterman) Meinerding, 87, formerly of Louis Street, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Sunday morning, Oct. 30, 2011, at the Versailles Health Care Center, where she had been a resident.
She was born on Jan. 3, 1924, in Dayton, to George and Jane (Barga) Ratterman, and they preceded her in death.
On June 21, 1947, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, Marie was married to Ivo H. Mienerding, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1996.
Lowell E. Loughridge, 87, of 1909 Knapke Court, Celina, died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Celina Manor.
He was born on Jan. 23, 1924, in Celina, to James L. and Ilo D. (Ford) Loughridge, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 17, 1945, he married Lucille C. Meier, and she preceded him in death on July 22, 2009.
Janet S. Mackenbach, 64, of 12012 Evans Road, Mendon, died at 9:55 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Dec. 1, 1946, in Buckland, to Gerald and Leota (King) Shoffstall, and they preceded her in death.
On April 20, 1964, in Wapakoneta, she married Thomas A. Mackenbach, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 2006.
Iva Jean Gibson, 77, of 111 Clearview Court, St. Marys, died on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.
She was born on Jan. 14, 1934, in Middlesboro, Ky., the daughter of Rubin and Woodie (Webb) Burns, and they preceded her in death.
On June 10, 1954, she married Kenneth Gibson, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2000.
She is survived by her two children, Gary (Charlene) Gibson of St. Marys and Lisa (David) Coates of Scottsburg, Ind.; nine grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. Jack (Opal) Burns of St. Marys.
NEW BREMEN — Five candidates will be competing for two open slots next week in the New Bremen Board of Education election.
Scott Bertke, Kami Fox, Troy Grillot, Robert Parker and Timothy Paul are on the ballot for two spots in the Nov. 8 election.
Bertke, a lifelong resident of New Bremen, said he is interested in joining the school board because he would like to serve the community.
NEW BREMEN — The products of hours of hard work and an abundance of creativity were on display Sunday afternoon at Crown Pavilion as area children and adults participated in the annual Cider Time Parade and costume contest.
The annual event, organized by the American Legion Post 241, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 241 and the New Bremen EMS, began with a parade through New Bremen, starting at La Piazza and ending at Crown Pavilion, where participants were met with donuts and cider.
Dick West left his St. Marys Memorial assistant defensive coaching job in the 1970s knowing full well the head coaching spot of the Roughriders wouldn’t be available any time soon — not with Skip Baughman entrenched in his third decade at the position.
In what could be his final trip to the stadium named after his mentor, West left St. Marys on Friday night a 42-21 winner with his Shawnee Indians.
ELIDA — Lima Bath defeated the St. Marys girls soccer team 1-0 in a Division II district final match at Elida on Saturday afternoon.
St. Marys bows out of the tournament with a 13-2-4 record.
"It's always disappointing when you lose in a district final match," St. Marys head coach Paul Dingledine said.
Bath scored the match's lone goal with 13:32 left in the first half on a header off a corner kick.