Archive - Oct 26, 2012
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Oct. 23-29, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: St. Marys City Councilors heard the second reading of an ordinance regarding the approval of new traffic signals for the city.
The St. Marys Roughriders blanked Bluffton 20-0 in football action.
The Duke of Windsor, the former King Edward VIII, and his wife were scheduled to visit St. Mary as part of a tour of the United States.
ST. MARYS — Being a leader is nothing new for Neil Perry, who says he enjoys challenges and bettering himself.
“My sense to always push myself to do things I’ve never done before and the way I live my life for God,” the Memorial High School senior said of what sets him apart from his peers.
Perry, who is a captain on the football team and has also taken on leadership roles in FCA and Teens for Christ, said he enjoys the responsibility that comes with being a leader, a trait noted that runs in the family.
NEW BREMEN — A local World War II veteran was decorated with additional medals Friday afternoon, 67 years after his discharge in October 1945.
Alice L. Smith, 92, of St. Marys, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born on Oct. 12, 1920, in St. Marys, to John and Catherine (Kauffman) Dock, and they preceded her in death.
Survivors include two granddaughters; a great-grandson; her caregivers.
She was preceded in death her husband, Carl Smith; two sons, John (Christine) Smith and Carl Smith Jr.
Donald “Romie” Frilling, 79, of 211 N. Eastern Ave., St. Henry, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
He was born on March 7, 1933, in Fort Loramie, to William and Amelia (Luthman) Frilling, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 8, 1955, in Osgood, he married Mildred (Hoelscher), and she survives in St. Henry.
ST. MARYS — The attached files contain the ballot language for State Issues 1 and 2, which appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
ST. MARYS — The unemployment rate in Auglaize County continues to fall.
In data released this week, Auglaize County saw its unemployment rate for September fall to 4.9 percent — down from 5.2 percent in August. Last year at this time, the unemployment rate sat at 6.9 percent. The county also was among a handful that saw unemployment rates of less than 5 percent. The other counties were Holmes, Delaware and Putnam.
NEW BREMEN — In October 1912, a group of mothers organized a club that would eventually come to be known as the New Bremen Women’s Club, a group that has been serving its community for 100 years.
“The New Bremen superintendent organized a private kindergarten class for children ages 3 to 6 in the former East Town Hall, above the firehouse,” New Bremen Women’s Club President Suzanne Heuker told The Evening Leader.
WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta Police Department officers are still looking for male suspect who robbed a fuel tank driver at the Clark gas station in downtown Wapakoneta at 1:06 a.m. today.
A 38-year-old Willshire man was delivering fuel to the gasoline station when the suspect produced a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet, Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said in a news release. The suspect then fled on foot from the scene.