Archive - 2013
Bruce A. Van Dine, 54, of 407 N. Vine St., died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 19, 1959, in St. Marys, to Perry and Sarah (Freistuhler) Van Dine.
Survivors include a brother, Larry Van Dine of St. Marys; nephew Dustin Crowell, also of St. Marys; his best friend, Art Cook of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.
George E. Raudabaugh, 55, of Dublin, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Kobacker House.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary Beth; parents, G. Edward and Jeanette; brothers, Chris (Cheryl), Bill (Jill) Raudabaugh; sister, Lori (Paul) Havlovitz; seven nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
After George graduated from St. Marys Memorial High School, he served in the Army as a Russian translator.
George was a graduate of The Ohio State University.
NEW KNOXVILLE — While everyone else is sitting under snow, at the Eschmeyer farm spring is blooming with garlic growing, little onions shooting up under lights, and kale and chard planting just begun.
In June, those early plants will be full grown, organic vegetables showing up on tables all over Auglaize County as part of a project designed to fuel people with fresh, unusual, local produce.
But while those plants are just barely rooted, the Eschmeyer roots run deep through five generations of New Knoxville inhabitants who have farmed since 1890.
St. Marys spring sports schedule:
1 Bradford, 5 p.m.
2 Shawnee, 5 p.m.
4 Marion Local, 5 p.m.
5 at Celina, 5 p.m.
6 at West Liberty Salem, 11 a.m.
8 St. Marys, 5 p.m.
9 at Anna, 5 p.m.
12 Fort Loramie, 5 p.m.
13 Jackson Center, 11 a.m.
16 at Coldwater, 5 p.m.
Minster spring sports schedules:
New Knoxville spring sports schedules:
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen Police Chief Doug Harrod will retire this year, after spending a career in law enforcement, but also in the community. Friends gathered with him to celebrate retirement Wednesday afternoon at the Lockkeeper’s House.
When Harrod began in law enforcement, inspired by his father, he walked into the Wapakoneta Police Department on his 21st birthday for his first day of work.
“It was something I always wanted to do,” he said.
Eileen M. Stienecker, 88, formerly of 1506 Neil Ave. in St. Marys, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born on Oct. 10, 1924, in St. Marys, to Guy and Genevieve (Meyers) Hussey.
On Dec. 29, 1945, in St. Marys, she married Merlin H. Stienecker, who died on July 5, 1996.
Francis S. “Brow” Carmean, 93, of 1913 Cheshire Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.
He was born on July 1, 1919, in St. Marys, the son of Stephen and Cina (Bowman) Carmean.
He married Grace Stienecker on Dec. 22, 1945, and she survives in St. Marys.