Archive - 2013
“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 March 26 to April 1 1938, 1963 and 1988.
75 years ago: St. Marys City Councilors approved a resolution asking the county commissioners to sponsor a blanket WPA project for the construction of sidewalks and curbing in the city. The project was sought to clear up four years of red tape.
VERSAILLES — Minster girls track coach Jessie Magoto didn’t know how her team would look after a preseason training period filled with cold temperatures, snow and more time indoors than outdoors heading into Saturday’s opening event at the Lady Tiger Classique.
Melvin E. Luthman, 78, of Botkins, died at 10:05 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1934, in Sidney, to the late Bernard and Amelia (Raterman) Luthman.
He married Agnes Esser on Oct. 10, 1959, in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, McCartyville. She survives in Botkins.
Marcedis Miller, 82, formerly of Celina, died at 8:20 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born on Oct. 8, 1930, in Auglaize County to Russell and Mabel (Parke) Young.
Survivors include three sons, Donald Dale (June) Bricker of Wapakoneta, Russell Bricker of Las Vegas, Nev. and Greg (Shirley) Bricker of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a daughter, Rebecca (Rex) Miller of Rockford; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother.
William F. Gilberg, 71, of New Bremen, died at 2:31 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Elmwood of New Bremen, where he had been a resident for the past three months.
He was born on Jan. 29, 1942, in New Bremen.
He was the son of Paul and Pauline (Vornholt) Gilberg, who preceded him in death.
Albert Heckler, 91, of Celina, died at 6:04 p.m. on Good Friday of this Easter holiday, March 29, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, of natural causes.
He was born on Dec. 14, 1921, in Celina, to parents Peter J. Heckler and Rose H. Wiseman Heckler, who preceded him in death.
On Aug. 24, 1946, he married Anna Rita Mestemaker, who survives in Celina.
Marcedis Miller, 82, of Wapakoneta, died Friday, March 29, 2013 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — A family with ties to St. Marys needs community support to win a handicap van that would make life safer for their son, who has already overcome numerous challenges after a life-threatening encounter with bacterial meningitis.
When Chad and Melissa Weaver’s 2-month-old son Owen had a fever, they thought it was the fever sometimes associated with vaccination.
MINSTER — With the economy down the last few years, some people might say psychologist Laura Monnier-Roetgerman was crazy to move back from Chicago to risk jump-starting her own business.
But the economy, joblessness and stress in general are exactly why the services of a Center for Personal Wellness, now open on Fourth Street in Minster, are needed, she said.
Urban A. Grevenkamp “The Watkins Man,” 89, of Celina, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on June 8, 1923, in Cassella, to the late Henry and Mary (Olding) Grevenkamp.