Archive - Feb 14, 2013
NEW BREMEN — Treasurer Debra Meyer addressed the New Bremen Board of Education Wednesday night about what to expect from the Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget for the next two years, increases in health care costs, and how those concerns affect the school’s five year plan.
ST. MARYS — Billy Felver may only have the top quarter of his heart left working properly, but he’s given the whole thing to Paula Green.
In front of a crowd of friends at the Auglaize County Council on Aging last Sunday, Felver proposed to Green impromptu, without hesitation, after she gave him a ring and dared him to do it.
“Her face turned real red,” Felver said. “She’s a real sweet, nice kid, lovable. We hit it off right off the bat.”
Sue A. Platfoot, 70, formerly of Louie Street in Fort Loramie, died at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born on Sept. 26, 1942, in Sidney, to the late Wilbur and Naomi (Graham) Graves.
She is survived by her children, Pam and Rick Schmitmeyer of Minster, Jeff and Darla Platfoot Hilliard, Lori and Rob Cordonnier, of Russia; seven grandchildren; two sisters.
She was preceded in death by a brother.
Joseph William “Joe” Pickering, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born on July 27, 1926, in West Alexandria, the son of Karl V. and Eva G. (Roach) Pickering, who preceded him in death.
On Aug. 20, 1949, he married Joan O. Hodges, and she died on Feb. 7, 2000.
Jack L. Cramer, 77, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
He was born on April 2, 1935, in St. Marys, to Oscar Sr. and Helen (Taylor) Cramer who preceded him in death.
Just days after his 18th birthday last year New Bremen’s Drew Charlson made an impressive debut at Daytona International Speedway with a second-place finish in just his second start on the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) series.
Charlson, now 19, is gunning for a win at the fabled Florda raceway this year.
Charlson returns to race at Daytona this weekend in the Lucas Oil 200. The race, in its 50th season, will be televised live on SPEED Channel on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
BOWLING GREEN — St. Marys sophomore Madison Taylor is headed to state after finishing second at the Division II district diving meet at Bowling Green State University on Wednesday.
Taylor scored a 359.25 to place second and advance to the state meet on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.
The St. Marys swim team will be sending 10 competitors to the district meet on Friday and Saturday.
10 Years Ago This Week – 2003
This week in 2003, the St. Marys Lady Roughriders concluded their regular season at 16-4 overall with a 51-39 win over the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds, who ended their campaign with a 15-5 record.
The Thunderbirds enjoyed a tight 12-10 advantage at the conclusion of the first quarter, before the Roughriders outscored them by eight in the second period to take a 22-16 lead at the break.