Archive - 2013
NEW BREMEN — In response to the Newtown, Conn. shootings, New Bremen school board members approved significant safety measures Wednesday night.
Members approved a measure to bid out an approximately $45,000 renovation project to move the high school office into the current community room as a way to check visitors who would attempt to enter the building during school hours.
“Some teachers were really shook up ... some still are,” New Bremen Superintendent Howard Overman said.
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield- Goshen girls basketball team likes to get a shot up within the first few seconds of every offensive possession. New Knoxville will pass the ball around for 15 passes before finding an open shot in its methodical half-court sets.
With time on it side, New Knoxville’s patience won out.
WAPAKONETA — Approximately 700 students were evacuated this morning from Wapakoneta Middle School after school officials discovered a bomb threat.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner confirmed school officials were tipped off to a bomb threat this morning, but he would not disclose how the threat was made at this time.
“This is one of the few evacuations we have done,” Horner said. “Usually we learn about them prior to the school day.”
ST. MARYS — Fire crews spent more than two hours battling a fire at the intersection of Columbia and Vine streets Tuesday night.
At 5:50 p.m., the St. Marys Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a garage fire at 626 Columbia St. When crews arrived, they found a fully engulfed fire inside the detached garage.
Lawrence A. “Dick” Luebke, 87, of Minster, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, after a week at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
He was born on Jan. 18, 1925, in Maria Stein, to the late Fred and Helen (Walterbusch) Luebke.
He married Rosalee E. Schemmel on Aug. 10, 1946, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on Aug. 23, 2007.
Charlyine E. Kantner, 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:26 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at her residence, surrounded by her family.
She was born in New Knoxville to Harold J. and Louetta (Wiethoff) Kuck, who preceded her in death.
On Feb. 2, 1944, she married Luther R. Kantner, and he passed away on Jan. 25, 2006.
She is survived by a son, Dean (Betty) Kantner; a daughter, Diane (Fred) Schlosser, both of Wapakoneta; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother; a sister.
Iris D. Sell, 91, of 1017 Willow St. in Celina, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Gardens at Celina.
She was born on Aug. 30, 1921, in Coldwater, to the late William J. and Flora (Snider) Baer.
Iris is survived by her daughter, Sue Rowley of Oakland, Calif.; a sister-in-law; her nieces and nephews; a close friend.
Iris was preceded in death by her husbands Charles Rowley and Jerry Sell; a brother and a sister-in-law; a sister and a brother-in-law.
Donald E. Widney, 73, of Bryan, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Parkview Regional Center, Fort Wayne, Ind., after a long illness.
Don graduated from Sidney High School and served in the U.S. Navy on the naval carrier USS Shangri-La. He was vice president at Piqua Automotive in Piqua, for 10 years before attending Northwest State College and earning his LPN license.
Oran Barber, 99, a resident of Greenfield, Ind., died at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Pleasant View Lodge in McCordsville, Ind.
He was born on Aug. 1, 1913, in Auglaize County, to Walter and Minnie Miller Barber.
Oran and Magdalene “Shorty” Skinner were married on Dec. 21, 1932, and on Nov. 4, 2001, she preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents ; three siblings, Willis Barber, Luella Trempert and Marian Nelson.
Donald B. Elston, 80, of Celina, died on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born on May 9, 1932, in Findlay, to the late Clarence and Ivy Ethel (Leeth) Elston.
He is survived by five children, Tim, Mike, Gloria, Teresa and Donna.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
No services are planned.
Arrangements are being handled by W.H. Dick and Sons - Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.
Condolences may be left at DickAndSonsHellwarthFh.com.