Archive - Jul 2011
ST. MARYS — A local organization is working to make a difference in the community by holding a food drive this weekend to benefit local food pantries.
The United Way of Auglaize County will be holding its third annual Christmas in July food drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Executive Director Randy Fisher said the drive is meant to bring awareness of the poverty and hunger in the area.
NEW BREMEN — Officials in the village of New Bremen are asking residents to curtail water usage in an effort to conserve the resource.
In a news release issued to The Evening Leader, New Bremen Mayor Jeff Pape announced the imposition of a water use advisory for the village. Pape asked residents to curb water use by eliminating practices such as watering lawns, washing cars and operating outdoor fountains.
MINSTER — The state champion Minster baseball team will be honored with a ceremony at Great American Ball Park on Monday, July 25.
The ceremony will be held at 6:48 p.m. in the pregame before the Cincinnati Reds take on the New York Mets at 7:10 p.m.
Minster won the Division IV state championship this spring.
The Reds have a payment plan for Minster’s followers and are sitting in section 136 as a group.
CELINA — Grand Lake Mariners head coach Mike Goldschmidt says his team understands the sense of urgency needed as it looks to climb out of its last-place positioning and into a Great Lakes Summer College League playoff spot with a late-summer charge.
After a stretch of six losses in seven games and a dwindling number of games to make up the deficit in the standings, Grand Lake hopes its late two-out magic on Monday night is the start of something.
Robert W. “Bob” Croft, 86, of Indian River, Mich., formerly of Spencerville, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011, a the Hospice House of Cheboygan in Cheboygan, Mich.
He was born on Aug. 23, 1924, in Allen County, to Forrest and Ethel Marie (Davenport) Croft, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 18, 1943, he married Donna L. Ross, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 1976.
Archie Dupont, 72, of 904 Hager St., St. Marys, died on Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West), St. Marys.
Floyd T. “Tom” Vorhees, 62, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born on Jan. 26, 1949, in Lima, to Paul F. and Betty L. Maloney Vorhees, and they preceded him in death.
On July 17, 1965, he married Sandra L. McCandless, who survives him in St. Marys.
Neal Robert Heyman, 48, of Fenton, Mich., died on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at his residence, following a nine year battle with cancer.
Neal was born on Oct. 27, 1962, in Mequon, Wis., the son of Robert and Elnamae (Roeseler) Heyman, and his mother survives him. His father preceded him in death.
On Oct. 21, 2000, he married Lori Kittel, formerly of New Bremen, and she survives him.
NEW KNOXVILLE — School fees for the 2011-12 school year at New Knoxville Local Schools will remain similar to last school year, as the New Knoxville Board of Education approved the school fees for the upcoming school year at their meeting Tuesday evening.
Superintendent Kim Waterman noted that there will only be an increase in fees for two subjects, while a few fees were reduced.
ST. MARYS — State officials Monday afternoon released details of yet another partnership aimed at helping in the battle to heal Grand Lake St. Marys.
Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally introduced a venture with Yellow Springs Incorporated that would provide real time data for Grand Lake St. Marys. The data will be available online at LiveLakeData.com.