Archive - 2013
ST. MARYS — Lifelong Reds fan Mike Lackey began research into Bob Ewing, a pitcher for Cincinnati, after answering an ad to provide information about burial sites for baseball players.
Ewing stood out for being a good but largely unknown pitcher from Auglaize County who made a career out of throwing spitballs. The research culminated in writing a book, “Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing,” released on Sept. 16, exploring the biography of Ewing and the way it tells the history of both baseball and a time period in America.
Hilda M. Street, 92, formerly of 225 S. Pear St. in St. Marys, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Otterbein, St. Marys.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1921, in Houston, to Wilfred and Mary (Schmidt) Marchal.
On May 21, 1946, in Dayton, she married Ernest Street, who died on Sept. 27, 1987.
Donald Lee Gehle, 75, of New Bremen, died at 4:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on June 12, 1938, in Coldwater, to the late Henry and Josephine (Ables) Gehle.
On Aug. 24, 1963, he married Rita Ann Mueller, who died on June 13, 1979.
On Nov. 23, 1990, he married Judy (Grogean) Schaefer, who survives in New Bremen.
The area sports schedule for Monday, Sept. 30:
St. Marys at Wapakoneta
Bath at Kenton
Celina at Shawnee
Van Wert at Defiance
O-G at Elida
Spencerville at New Knoxville
The St. Marys girls cross country team is entering the stretch run of its season running strong. The Roughriders finished second at the Kalida Invitational on Saturday with 60 points, behind only state-ranked Napoleon’s 29 points.
Kristen Dammeyer paced the Roughrider girls team with a third-place finish and a 20:02 time. Amanda Dues finished 11th (20:49.9), Kelly Wilker was 15th (21:14.1), Lexi Grothause took 17th (21:20.2), Megan Hertenstein finshed 18th (21:24.7), Hannah Tobin was 22nd (21:42.8) and Rochelle Sudman finished 30th (22:11.4).
NEW BREMEN — When the tent was full, people stood in the rain dedicate a stretch of highway to New Bremen’s fallen volunteer firefighters Kenneth Jutte and John Garman, who died 10 years ago, on Oct. 1, 2003.
Retired New Bremen Fire Department Assistant Chief Steve McDermitt said the rain reminded him of baptism, seeing the event in the rain, then connecting that to the two deaths, he was reminded of the term “baptism by fire.”
Marjorie A. Hoying, 85, formerly of Luthman Road, Minster, died on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney.
She was born on May 31, 1928, in Russia, to the late Albert and the late Eva (Didier) Monnin. She married Paul F. Hoying on Aug. 25, 1848, in Russia. He preceded her in death on May 28, 2008.
Cindy L. Bonifas, 58, of 917 Hager St. in St. Marys, died at 1:40 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on Sept. 13, 1955, in St. Marys, to Bevan and Laura (Chilcoat) Ellis.
On June 6, 1975, in St. Marys, she married Roger L. Bonifas, who survives.
Rose Marie Wehmeyer, 89, of New Bremen, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Otterbein Retirement Community of St. Marys.
She was born on April 29, 1924, north of St. Marys. She was the daughter of Harry and Minnie (Coil) Schamp.
Deanna R. Kuzmyn, 76, of 232 Marsh Drive, St. Marys, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
She was born on Aug. 10,1937, in Hamilton, the daughter of Raymond and Dorothy (Wilson) Hogan.
She married Alexander Kuzmyn on May 26, 1979, and he survives at the residence.
She is survived by her three children, Daniel (Sarah) Leugers of Fort Loramie, Richard (Debrah) Leugers of Celina and Michael (Rosalind) Leugers of St. Marys; by 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.