Archive - 2013
Donna B. Shaffer 87, of Kokomo, Ind., passed away at 10:04 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at her residence, with her loving family at her side.
Donna was born on March 13, 1926, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to the late Harry and Gladys Rayl.
When Donna was younger, she enjoyed being a 4-H leader, and an accomplished seamstress. When she lived in Scotland County, N.C., she was very involved in Senior Olympics and their local Senior Center. She was also very active in the Howard County senior center.
Quinton Slone, 74, of 409 Beech St., St. Marys, died at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.
He was born on June 28, 1939, in Pippa Passes, Ky., the son of Amos and Cloia Slone.
He married Betty Slone on Aug. 5, 1959, and she survives at the residence.
A pair of ties to Bulldogs — of the Elida and Celina variety — kept the St. Marys boys soccer team from celebrating a Western Buckeye League title last season.
St. Marys already beat Elida earlier this fall on its quest to get the championship . With Monday night’s win over Bath, the Riders have given themselves a chance to flip the script against Celina, too.
St. Marys (7-1-1) stayed perfect in Western Buckeye League play heading into Thursday night’s rivalry game against Celina with a 3-0 victory over the Bath Wildcats on Monday.
ST. MARYS — It’s Florian Hau’s first time in the United States and the teen is soaking up his experience in America.
The 15-year-old German exchange student has been learning English since he was 8. Ever since his older sister, Julia, returned from her exchange trip to St. Marys, Hau said he knew he wanted his own American experience.
Hau is from a small town outside Essen, in western Germany. It is a lot like St. Marys in size, he said, but the people are different.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as three gunmen opened fire Monday inside the Washington Navy Yard, attacking office workers at a heavily guarded military facility in the heart of the nation's capital. At least 12 people were killed.
Helen Jean Meyer, 90, of 1921 Knapke Court in Celina, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
She was born on Aug. 13, 1923, in Geneva, Ind., to the late George and Elma (Miller) Shanebarger.
On Nov. 23, 1957, she married Paul William Meyer, who died on July 1, 2006.
Survivors include her son, Jerry Andrew of Celina.
Helen was preceded in death by her first husband, Glenn Andrew, who died in 1951.
Stanley Lafe Topp, 66, New Bremen, passed away at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the Dayton VA Medical Center, Hospice and Palliative Care Unit, Dayton.
He was born on Nov. 13, 1946, in New Bremen, the son of Lafe William and Marie Otte Topp, both of whom preceded him in death.
On April 18, 1970, he married Jane E. Muter; she survives at the residence in New Bremen.
ST. MARYS — Hundreds of local residents came together to help battle cancer as part of an annual fundraiser.
The St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer took over the Eagles parking lot this weekend. There was a stage set up for the event’s live entertainment, and TSC in St. Marys provided a large TV screen featuring the OSU football game versus California.
Shortly after the event started Saturday afternoon, several people were already there sporting their red OSU gear and watching the Akron/Michigan football game.
KENTON — With 66 points lighting up Kenton’s side of the scoreboard by the end of the night, it was hard to fathom that there was a point on Friday that Kenton’s offense looked a bit frazzled.
Kenton quarterback Grant Sherman shook off a slow start and then threw for 460 yards and seven touchdowns while wideout Justin Sawmiller had a monster day receiving and in the return game in Kenton’s runaway 66-14 win over St. Marys at Robinson Field.