Archive - Nov 2011
Marilyn E. Hawk, 80, of Celina, died on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
She was born on Jan. 18, 1931, in Celina, to Eugene C. and Hilda P. (Schoch) Heckler, and they preceded her in death.
On June 14, 1952, she married Richard E. Hawk, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1995.
Barbara “Jane” Keller, 68, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at her residence, surrounded by her family following a courageous two year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). She faced this disease with love, grace and dignity.
She was born on Sept. 18, 1943, to Fredrick and Elizabeth Banks Pitthan, and they preceded her in death.
On Aug. 11, 1962, she married the love of her life John A. Keller, and he survives her in Wapakoneta. They were married for 49 years.
MINSTER — Members of the Minster Board of Education received more details regarding the district’s state ranking during their meeting on Monday.
“We did fantastic,” Minster Superintendent Brenda Boeke said. “We are very, very proud of the fact that we’re 13th. A lot of thanks to our staff and our students — they worked very hard.”
The Ohio Department of Education used a performance index score to rank more than 900 school districts in the state of Ohio.
NEW BREMEN — Area kindergarten students showed their appreciation to their grandparents Monday afternoon at an annual celebration.
New Bremen Elementary held its Grandparent’s Day, an hourlong program in which students sang songs while teachers Donna Schmitmeyer and Debbie Miller shared with the grandparents what students have told them about their grandparents. Miller began the program thanking the grandparents in attendance for all they’ve done for their grandchildren.
ST. MARYS — Five area residents were arrested on Monday as a result of investigations by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force.
In a news release, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said the suspects were arrested following a six-month drug investigation by the task force.
Those arrested were:
• Gloria J. Steinke, 61, of St. Marys, on three counts of trafficking in drugs.
• Ralph D. Biederman, 49, of St. Marys, on two counts of trafficking in drugs.
Cyrus “Jimmy” Frey, 55, of St. Marys, was found dead on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, near Grand Lake St. Marys.
He was born on Jan. 26, 1956, in St. Marys, the son of John and Eleanor (Walker) Frey, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by three sons, Dustin (Felissa Contreras) Frey of St. Marys, Jeremy Frey of St. Marys and Justin (Melissa Graves) Frey of St. Marys; his siblings, Mike (Deb) Frey of St. Marys, John (Barb) Frey Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jane (Ron) Paulus of Pasadena, Texas; two grandchildren, Kaleb and Emma.
Anita L. Rogers, 36, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born in Lima, the daughter of Billy and Carol (Meckstroth) Rogers, and her mother survives in Wapakoneta. Her father preceded her in death.
ST. MARYS — A local church gave thanks Sunday morning in celebration of finding a permanent home.
New Community Church, now located at 1025 Greenville Road, St. Marys, recently opened its doors in a new location after 11 years without a permanent building.
“We’ve come a long way,” the Rev. Tom Schwind said to the congregation at Sunday morning’s open house. “We’ve stood together, we’ve worshiped together and now we’re ready to go out (to the community).”
Saturday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.
Delphos St. John's (10-3) vs. Marion Local (11-2) at Wapakoneta's Harmon Field
Berlin Center Western Reserve (13-0) vs. New Washington Buckeye Central (11-2) at Massillon
Friday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Coldwater (10-3) vs. Hicksville (11-2) at Lima Stadium