September 27th, 2012
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
Fifty years ago this week, the McBroom Junior High eighth grade football team opened their 1962 gridiron season with a disappointing loss to the Celina Bulldogs.
Celina scored a pair of touchdowns in the first half, and despite St. Marys’ defense tightening up the rest of the way, the Roughriders were unable to overcome their deficit and fell by the 14-point decision.
St. Marys 4, Wapak 0: With a key Western Buckeye League match against Ottawa-Glandorf on next week’s horizon, the Roughriders earned a shutout in their fourth straight WBL match and beat rival Wapakoneta 4-0 on Tuesday at the West School soccer field.
After missing so many chances to score and coming up empty against Celina last week in a scoreless tie, St. Marys found the back of the net four times against their rivals to the East.
ST. MARYS — Spectators who attend games at the gymnasium in Memorial High School will soon see a new, 80-inch video board showing ads from local and regional advertisers.
NEW BREMEN — The giant pumpkins will return to New Bremen this weekend for an annual fall festival.
Pumpkinfest will run Friday and Saturday at Crown Pavilion, and this year’s festival will feature a slew of pumpkin-themed activities and a new showcase. Throughout the festival, a slew of pumpkin food items will be available.
“They have the pumpkin pancake breakfast, pumpkin brats, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin ale,” Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Director Scott Frey told The Evening Leader.
Norman U. Menker, 82, of St. Marys, died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Otterbein – St. Marys.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1930, in Dayton, to Alvin and Anna (Heitbrink) Menker, and they preceded him in death.
On July 2, 1955, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, he married Rosemary T. Albers, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 2011.
NEW BREMEN — The village of New Bremen will be relocating utility wires that run through Lions Club Park underground, as councilors passed a resolution authorizing Village Administrator Wayne York to pursue contracts with the involved parties at their meeting Tuesday night.
ST. MARYS — Douglas Wine has filed a motion seeking to get his appeal heard by Ohio’s highest court.
Robert L. Francis, 81, formerly of 322 W. Madison St., a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 5:04 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Jan. 1, 1931, in Portsmouth, the son of Arthur and Opal (Bryan) Francis, and they preceded him in death.
Brema P. Stose, 94, of 201 Magnolia St., Celina, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home in Celina.
She was born on Aug. 2, 1918, in Pandora, to Arthur and Vesta (Dukes) Kerns, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 20, 1968, she married Mark Stose, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2000.
Norman Menker, 82, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Otterbein – St. Marys.
A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), in St. Marys.
A full obituary will appear in tomorrow’s edition of this newspaper.