November 9th, 2011
The man who signed Larry Bird and Magic Johnson to shoe contracts and a former Indiana Mr. Basketball will be featured speakers at a dinner fundraiser for the St. Marys boys basketball program.
The dinner will be held at the St. Mary’s Eagles Lodge on Thursday, Dec. 1. A social hour will start at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.
U10 Hurricanes go 10-0
The St. Marys U10 Hurricanes finished their regular season 10-0 and won the WCOSA championship this fall.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1961
In the opening weekend of the 1961-62 boys’ basketball season, the New Bremen Cardinals traveled to Celina and locked horns with the Celina Immaculate Conception Spartans at the Celina Fieldhouse.
New Bremen’s Dan Nedderman hit 11 field goals and four free throws in the contest to lead all scorers with 26 points.
Jim Fark added 24, while Fledderjohn contributed 12 points in the battle which New Bremen won 69-63.
MINSTER — Playing last week at Springfield made getting hit a little more painful than usual for the Minster Wildcats.
Minster rolled to a 48-13 win over Catholic Central, but a couple Wildcats said at times hitting the ground was the most physical part of the game on a field left almost barren of grass from flooding.
“At Springfield, you fall on the ground on your knees and it hurts,” Minster’s Ryan Bornhorst said. “It’s almost like falling on concrete. It was dirt with patches of grass.”
Attached is a PDF of the unofficial results of all the races in Auglaize County.
ST. MARYS — In a contested race that consisted of seven candidates, only a handful of candidates came out winning the two available spots during Tuesday's election for a local board of education.
ST. MARYS — For the first time in more than a decade, the city of St. Marys has a new mayor.
Republican Patrick McGowan defeated four-term mayor Democrat incumbent Greg Freewalt and nonpartisan candidate Pam Hobler in a tightly contested race. McGowan, a current councilor-at-large, defeated Freewalt by a margin of 1,197 votes (46.81 percent) to 1,136 votes (44.43 percent) in unofficial results. Hobler finished with 224 votes (8.76 percent).
Amanda Curts, 33, of Celina, died at 2:55 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on May 15, 1978, in Coldwater, to Larry Snook and Lois (Rammel) Stolzenburg, and her father survives her in Coldwater. Her mother survives her in Celina.
On June 11, 2005, she married John Curts, and he survives her in Celina.
She is also survived by a brother, David Snook of Celina; two sisters, Kelly (Charles) Tobin of St. Marys and Valerie (John) Miller of Lima; three nephews; two nieces.
She was a 1997 graduate of Coldwater High School.
John “Jake” F. Frey III, 40, of 520 N. Pear St., St. Marys, died on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on Aug. 9, 1971, in St. Marys, to John II and Mary (Makley) Frey, and his mother survives him in St. Marys. His father and stepmother, Barb Frey, survive him in Colorado Springs, Colo.
On Sept. 20, 2003, in St. Marys, he married Hope Hall, and she survives him.
Irwin R. “Sparky” Baumer, 88, formerly of East Fourth Street, Minster, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 26, 1923, in Minster, to Bernard and Bernadine (Sextro) Baumer, and they preceded him in death.
On May 19, 1947, in Wapakoneta, he married Eileen T. Eisert, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 2009.