February 17th, 2014
ST. MARYS — A recently elected St. Marys Board of Education member and the district's superintendent are at opposite sides of the spectrum regarding comments posted on an online forum last week.
St. Marys senior Jared Deubler's 54.85-second time in the 100 backstroke was good enough to qualify him for a return to the Division II OHSAA state swimming championships. Deubler, who finished fifth at the district meet on Friday night at Cleveland State, will make his third trip to state in his career.
Deubler will join teammate Madison Taylor, who will compete in the girls diving meet after her second-place finish at the district diving meet at Oak Harbor last week.
Clarence U. Barhorst, 79, of Botkins, died at 4:33 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
He was born on April 15, 1934, in Minster, the son of August and Mary (Herbert) Barhorst, who preceded him in death.
On Nov. 19, 1955, he married Shirley A. Nuss, and she died on Nov. 27, 1998.
Donald L. Brunswick, 85, of Egypt, died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Wilson Memorial Hospital.
He was born on June 25, 1928, in Chickasaw, to the late Ferdinand and Francis (Heitbrink) Brunswick.
“Put on a hat!” St. Marys boys basketball coach Dan Hegemier bellowed out at Nathan Wilker as the junior exited Memorial High School after a 67-59 win against the defending Division III state champ Ottawa-Glandorf.
It was the most forceful instruction Hegemier had to give out Friday night. As the St. Marys boys basketball team gains confidence, Hegemier can do less steering and let his athletes do their thing on the court.
The Roughriders improvised their way to a fourth straight win by answering every O-G rally with one of their own.
Feb. 15: Sign ups for St. Marys Little League Baseball will be held from 10 a.m. to noon today at Albert Sporting Goods or by visiting https://st-marys-national-little-league.sportssignup.com.
Feb. 16: A free community dinner will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the ROC, 702 E. Spring St., St. Marys.
By BRIAN SMITH
ST. MARYS — Jared Knous, who played all over the field for the St. Marys Roughriders and became the worst nightmare for every Western Buckeye League quarterback during his senior season — will now move on to the next level.
Knous announced on Tuesday he will play college football at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1964
Fifty years ago this week in 1964, the New Knoxville Rangers and New Bremen Cardinals both moved on to the second round of the Auglaize County Boys’ Basketball tournament with a pair of victories over intra-county foes.
The Rangers upended Wapakoneta St. Joe 75-44, while New Bremen knocked off Buckland by a final of 38-29.
OAK HARBOR — St. Marys junior Madison Taylor is returning to Canton and the Grand Lake St. Marys area dominated the top of the podium at the Division II girls district diving competition at Oak Harbor on Wednesday.
Taylor finished second and will make her second straight trip to the state competition. Taylor scored a 368.15, finishing behind only Celina’s Sawyer Weitzel and her 375.15 score. Taylor finished 15th in the state at last year’s state meet.
Lynn E. Wibbeler, 56, of 03251 Clover Four Road, New Bremen, died at 6:27 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, following an extended illness.
She was born on April 25, 1957, in St. Marys, the daughter of Melvin and Velma (Bohannon) Hamp.
She married Gregg Wibbeler on Jan. 4, 1985, and he survives at the residence.
She is also survived by two daughters, Kara (John) Timm of Rockvale, Tenn; Liza (Andrew) Richardson of St. Marys; by two grandchildren, Chase Timm and Kaya Richardson and by numerous nieces and nephews.