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July 19th

Regatta Back On

July 19, 2013

CELINA — A week after it was canceled by organizers because of a lack of funding, the 2013 Governor's Cup Regatta will go on as initially scheduled.

In an effort to save the race from being canceled for the third time in four years, the Lake Improvement Association donated $20,000 to save the race. That money is in addition to $19,000 raised locally. The event is scheduled to be held Aug. 24 and 25 on Grand Lake St. Marys.

July 18th

Heat Advisory Issued

July 18, 2013

ST. MARYS — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory until 9 p.m. Friday for Auglaize County and the surrounding region.

According to the advisory, the heat index is expected to climb to 102 today as a result of temperatures in the 90s coupled with dew points in the low 70s. The heat index also is expected to surpass 100 on Friday.

Risks of heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses are possible, especially for those who work outdoors for extended periods of time.

Daily Rundown

July 18, 2013

July 18: The 3-point Club Basketball camp will be held today at Memorial High School in St. Marys and will feature a number of former OSU players. The cost is $60 per player, which includes a T-shirt and sports bag. For more information, call 419-305-2055.

The New Knoxville Public Library will host a session on Windows 8 today. Call 419-753-2724 to register.

July 17th

Waynesfield Native Killed While Serving

July 17, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — A former Waynesfield resident has been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan.

Staff Sergeant Sonny Zimmerman, 25, died Monday, according to sources close to his family.

A series of posts on Zimmerman’s death began appearing on Facebook on Tuesday. Zimmerman’s grandmother, Loretta Zimmerman, confirmed that her grandson had died in action on Monday.

Kurt A. McMichael, 35

July 17, 2013

Kurt A. McMichael, 35, of Mendon, died on Saturday, July 13, 2013.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1978, in Van Wert, to parents Galen and Karen ( Brown ) McMichael,  of Mendon, who survive.

He is also survived by a sister and  his maternal grandmother.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at W.H. Dick and Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, the Rev. Donald Clinger, officiant.

Burial will follow at the Mendon Cemetery.

Lawrence J. “Larry” Seifring, 88

July 17, 2013

Lawrence J. “Larry” Seifring, 88, of Louisville passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013.

Lawrence was born on Aug. 15, 1924, in Sharpsburg, to the late John J. and Rose (Kramer) Seifring.

On July 24, 1974, he married Joy-Elizabeth Bingham Smith. His former wife Esther M. Sands preceded him in death in 1985.

Louella C. Kipp, 91

July 17, 2013

Louella C. Kipp, 91, of Anna, died at 2:25 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, the Auglaize Acres, in Wapakoneta.

She was born on April 29, 1922, in Kettlersville, to the late Ernst and Amanda (Egbert) Brockreide.  

On Nov. 7, 1942, she married Eldred L. “Bud” Kipp Sr. in Gainesville, Texas, who preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 2009.   

Janet C. Pape, 62

July 17, 2013

Janet C. Pape, 62, of 5271 Bayview Road, Celina, and formerly of New Bremen, died at 9:55 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, at Mercer County Community Health Center.

Janet won her battle with cancer in her own way and on her own terms.

She was born on Dec. 24, 1950, in Celina, the daughter of Virgil and Jean (Grothaus) Lampert.

She married John Pape on Nov. 22, 1973, at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen.

Her loving husband John survives at the residence.

July 16th

City Unveils Budget

July 16, 2013

ST. MARYS — City officials unveiled the preliminary 2014 budget during Monday night’s St. Marys Finance Committee meeting.

The proposed budget, which will not  be finalized until later this year, came in at $47.55 million — up slightly from the $45.70 million that was appropriated for 2013. To date, the city has incurred expenses of $20.6 million. The expenses were $40.24 million in 2010, $40.78 million in 2011 and $41.43 million in 2012.

July 15th

Homer Joseph Bornhorst, 89

July 15, 2013

Homer Joseph Bornhorst, 89, of Fort Loramie, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2013. 

He was born on Feb. 10, 1924, in Anna, to Louis and Rose Bornhorst, both of whom preceded him in death. 

On May 22, 1951, Homer was married to Mary Lou Borchers, who preceded him in death on Aug. 5, 2012. 

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