Archive - 2013
ST. MARYS — Memorial High School students were decked out in sequins, glitter, top hats and ties Saturday night for the Promenade in Memorial Park, where friends and family watched them walk the local version of the red carpet.
The students gave a nod to the theme “Fantasea” by giving the first catwalk opportunity to students in sea-themed costumes.
“It’s an opportunity for the community to come out and see the school and the students,” said Becky Macwhinney, of the Chamber of Commerce, who helped coordinate the event.
Mary M. Poppe, 89, of 1807 Kingsbury Drive in St. Marys, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
She was born on April 6, 1924, in St. Marys, to Charles and Sylvia (Grunden) Eberle.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Sue (Robert Schumacher) Poppe of St. Marys; a brother, C. Albert (Arlene) Eberle of St. Marys; a sister, Patricia Burden of Lima; numerous nieces and nephews.
ST. MARYS — If senior Charlie Eberle, 18, had to describe his final year at Memorial High School in a phrase, “living it up” would hit the mark.
Eberle and his friends made a promise of sorts to each other to make the most of the end of their high school careers and do things they had never done before. They collectively decided to be a part of the high school’s winter musical. A football player, Eberle had never set foot near a stage before this year.
“We stepped out of our comfort zone a little bit,” he said.
NEW BREMEN — Colleen Zunk, who works with autistic young people, says the difference between average preschool age children and autism spectrum students is a lack of social and communication skills.
“Generally a child who has autism spectrum disorder...(is) disconnected from other people and unable to interact with people and objects,” she said. “Instead of playing with a toy the way they normally would, the child uses the object in a way that stimulates the senses.”
Cletus F. Wenning, 84, of Ohio 716, Osgood died at 9:15 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 at his home.
He was born on Dec. 9, 1928 in Yorkshire, to the late Anton and Sophia (Hoelscher) Wenning.
On May 14, 1955, he married Lois Schlarman in St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood. She survives in Osgood.
Robert F. Butterman, 88, of New Bremen, formerly of Lakeview and Marion, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Elwood Nursing Center in New Bremen.
He was born March 1, 1925, in Marion to the late Ora E. and Clara I. (Fleming) Butterman.
In 1962, he married Violet M. (Bland) Butterman she preceded him in death in 1987, he then married Elizabeth A. (McClaskey) in 1990, she preceded him in death in 2001.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys’ sputtering offense broke out in a big way against its biggest rival.
St. Marys exploded for a seven-run fourth inning and earned its first win of the season over Celina 10-5 at K.C. Geiger Park on Thursday.
ST. MARYS — For St. Marys resident Courtney Roby, 17, this week was a little bit of sunshine in what has proven to be an impossibly difficult year.
In July 2012, doctors discovered Roby had a brain tumor. She had been having headaches five or six months earlier, her mother, Chasity Buchanan, said. She took Courtney to the chiropractor, who didn’t find anything serious. When they persisted, Buchanan scheduled Roby for a consultation at Dayton Children’s Medical Center. Roby never left the hospital that day.