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Archive - 2013

July 1st

District Gets More State Funding

July 1, 2013

ST. MARYS — St. Marys schools will receive an additional $612,000 in 2014 and $646,000 in 2015 according to the state’s newly minted biennial budget, bringing the school out of deficit spending, said Superintendent Shawn Brown this morning.

“We’re going to take a look at it, the treasurer’s going to look at it, and see if it has strings attached,” Brown said. “It doesn’t make up for the number of reductions over the last few years.”

Patricia Ann Skinner, 78

July 1, 2013

Patricia Ann Skinner, 78, of 909 Clover Lane in Celina, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Briarwood Village in Coldwater.

She was born on Nov. 15, 1934, in Lima to the late Everett Myron and Faye  (Ragland) Pence.

On Dec. 27, 1955, she married Col. “Pete” Owen G. Skinner.

Survivors include her daughters, Jauneth Skinner of Jacksonville, Ala. and Susan J. Skinner of Lewis Center; one granddaughter; a great-granddaughter.

Connie J. Wellman, 59

July 1, 2013

Connie J. Wellman, 59, formerly of New Bremen and a resident of La Porte, Ind., died on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Arrangements are being handled by the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen.

Thomas J. Miller, 84

July 1, 2013

Thomas J. Miller, 84, formerly of 129 Villa Nova Blvd., and a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community died at 8:35 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys.

He was born on Jan. 24, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Theodore and Thelma (Clark) Miller.

He married Beverly Heil on March 13, 1948, and she survives at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

2013 Area High School Football Scrimmage Schedule

July 1, 2013

Area high school football teams are a little more than a month away from their first scrimmages, with the OHSAA allowing preseason games beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Listed are scheduled scrimmages for WBL, MAC, NWC and area independent teams, according to the OHSAA.org website. Grand Lake St. Marys-area games are bolded.

Scrimmages
Tuesday, Aug. 13

Dorothy M. Schmiesing, 89

July 1, 2013

Dorothy M. Schmiesing, 89, of 641 Linden Ave., Celina, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Sunday , June 30, 2013, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, in Van Wert.

She was born on Dec. 17, 1923, in Cranberry Prairie, to the late  Clarence and Helen (Reiss) Stachler. 

Bobby Lee Smith, 83

July 1, 2013

Bobby Lee Smith, 83, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1929, to parents Alfred Leroy Smith and Mabel Louise (MacDonald) Smith.

He was the fourth of seven children.

He married Thelma Powell on June 7, 1947, in Wabash, where they both grew up, and they recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.

Bob and Thelma had two daughters, Stacie Smith (Gene) Powell of St. Marys and Dr. Pamela K. Smith, Hamilton; Ypsilanti, Mich.

Auglaize, Mercer County ACME sectional openers moved to Monday night

July 1, 2013

The opening games of the Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament were rained out on Sunday.

The Minster-New Bremen game, scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, will now be played tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Minster’s Hanover Street Park.

The Wapakoneta-St. Marys game will now be played tonight following the New Bremen-Minster game.

The Mercer County ACME sectional games were also postponed. Fort Recovery will now take on Celina tonight at 6 p.m. and Marion Local will play Parkway at approximately 8 p.m.

June 28th

Connie J. Kelbel, 64

June 28, 2013

Connie J. Kelbel, 64, of 232 Hickory St., St. Marys, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on Oct. 19, 1948, in Portland, Ind., the daughter of Neal and Sarah Kelbel.

She is survived by her daughter, Amy (fiance Benjamin Shinn) McMurray of St. Marys; a granddaughter; a brother; by her nieces and nephews; by numerous great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by two brothers.

Marguerite C. Baker, 100

June 28, 2013

Marguerite C. Baker, 100, formerly of 101 E. Oak St. in Celina, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home. She was born on June 5, 1913, in Chattanooga, to the late Jacob and Catherine (Linn) Baker.

Survivors include her brother-in-law; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers; by two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Celina, the Rev. Dave Dennis, officiating.

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