Archive - 2013
ST. MARYS — Though St. Marys residents may know Garet Fledderjohann for his skills on the Roughrider basketball court, the 18-year-old has drive and passion for more than sports.
Fledderjohann is active in the Memorial High School chapter of DECA. The program has given him invaluable experience in an area he hopes to pursue as a career. The past two years he has competed in the DECA state competitions, where he has done well.
One year, he presented a case study to judges as part of a team, but he found that he works better by himself.
Edward J. Miller, 56, of New Bremen, died at 12:45 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at his mother’s residence.
He was born on Feb. 18, 1957, in Coldwater. He was the son of the late Clyde and Wanda (Hunsaker) Miller. His mother survives in New Bremen.
WAYNESFIELD — New Knoxville scored six times in the seventh inning to rally past Waynesfield-Goshen 6-4 for its first win of the season on Thursday night.
New Knoxville entered the final frame down 4-0.
After Cody Shaw got on base to start the seventh, back-to-back doubles from Jake Allen and Spencer Wolf cut the lead to 4-2.
Michael Porter, who went 2-for-4, singled home Wolf to make it a one-run game.
After pinch runner Adam Howe stole second, Tyler Shreve singled home Howe to tie the game 4-4.
Robert “Bob” J. Eshleman, 53, of 817 Hackney St. in St. Marys, died at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born on May 4, 1959, in St. Marys, to Stanferd and Marilyn (Kohnen) Eshleman.
Leo Helentjaris, 89, of Celina, died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, of natural causes.
He was born on Oct. 13, 1923, in Dayton, to parents Thomas Helentjaris and Lillian Bailey, both of whom preceded him in death.
On Aug. 30, 1947, he married Henrietta White, who preceded him in death on April 25, 1912.
Joan A. Eilerman, 78, of Fort Loramie, died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born on May 8, 1934, in Maria Stein to the late Edward J. and Olivia (Brunswick) Bergman.
She married Donald P. Eilerman on Oct. 6, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1994.
Glen S. “Grinny” Fox, 89, of Celina, died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Van Wert County Hospital of natural causes.
He was born on Sept. 14, 1923, in Mendon, to parents Pete Fox and Hazel Stewart, both of whom preceded him in death.
He married his first wife, Dorothy Fox, on Feb. 8, 1945, and she preceded him in death in Nov. 1985.
On Sept. 6, 1993, he married Kathy Clay Fast Fox, who survives.
ST. MARYS — Angela Hamberg, with New Bremen Economic Development, discussed a shortage of skilled labor in the region at St. Marys Community Library’s Businessperson Breakfast Thursday morning.
The goal of economic development, she said, is to attract, retain and expand the number of people and businesses in the area.
In a village like New Bremen, manufacturing jobs are unfilled for two reasons — first because of a drug problem, but second, and more importantly, because of a lack of workers with the skills to fill the positions.
MINSTER — A group of eight students describes what they agree is the best moment of the season in band.
It’s Homecoming night. The lights go out, they explain, and the crowd, more than the usual number thanks to alumni, starts screaming. The band takes the field in the dark with their instrument and glow sticks, and spells the word “cat” for Wildcat.
ST. MARYS — After missing a chance to score in the first inning, the New Bremen Lady Cardinals softball team didn’t let any other opportunities get by them as they beat the St. Marys Roughriders 12-1 Thursday at K. C. Geiger Park.