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BOE Hosts Public Tour

September 14, 2011

NEW BREMEN — New Bremen residents gathered at the elementary building Tuesday night to take a tour of the building and to hear a presentation about the possibility of a renovation or constructing a new building.

New Bremen Board of Education members and administrators led residents through several stops throughout the elementary building, pointing out problems with the building.

“What we showed you tonight was the worst (of the building),” Board of Education President Keith Bornhorst said.

Wente Dashes Off With Cash

September 14, 2011

ST. MARYS — Seventy-two people walked into Easy Campground in St. Marys with an equal shot of walking away with $10,000 as part of a promotion hosted by two local newspapers.

The Evening Leader and the Wapakoneta Daily News crowned the winner of the Dash for  Cash promotion Tuesday night. One-by-one, the 72 participants walked across the stage until there was only one left standing. In the end, New Bremen resident Jon Wente walked away with the cash and a huge smile.

Shirley A. Baker, 77

September 14, 2011

Shirley A. Baker, 77, of 5312 U.S. Route 127, Celina, died at 5:14 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on Feb. 5, 1934, in St. Henry, to Bertrand and Gertrude (Rafferty)Myers.

On Nov. 27, 1954, she married William Baker, and he preceded her in death on June 20, 2006.

She is survived by her son, Rick Baker of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a graddaughter; a sister.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Wanda L. “Jean” Drees, 90

September 14, 2011

Wanda L. “Jean” Drees, 90, of St. Marys, died at 5:06 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.  

She was born on Aug. 14, 1921, in Washington Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Harve and Pearl (Fryer) Russell, and they preceded her in death.  

In 1939, she married Clarence “Shorty” Meyers, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1975. On Dec. 29, 1990, she married Henry B. Drees, and he survives in St. Marys.

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