Archive - 2013
ST. MARYS — When people pay for fishing and hunting licenses, they may wonder where that money goes. Part of it ends up at the St. Marys Fish Hatchery on Ohio 364 raising fish straight from the eggs to stock fish for Grand Lake St. Marys, but also to populate lakes all over the state, from Mosquito Lake to the east, Clendening Lake to the south and as far north as Olander Lake.
The hatchery welcomed visitors Saturday, inviting them to learn how the fish are raised, try out archery, have food and to let children catch a few fish.
Howard Henschen, 90, of 206 E. German St., New Knoxville, died at 12:55 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at the Saint Marys Living Center. Funeral arrangements are being completed with the Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville.
The Rev. Glenn Masser, 82, of Venedocia, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013, at Celina Manor.
He was born on Nov. 3, 1930, to Leslie A. and Lillian M. (Whipp) Masser in Frederick County, Md.
He married Mary Grams Masser on June 14, 1953, and she survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Robert E. (Peggy) Masser of Montrose, Mich. and Dr. Philip R. (Kelly) Masser of Celina; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Madlyn Bilter, 85, of Celina, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Gardens at Celina.
She was born on March 24, 1928, in Toledo, to Ralph and Hazel Birt.
On June 26, 1949, she married Donald Charles Bilter, who passed away on May 26, 1995.
She is survived by four children, Denny (Faith) Bilter of Marriottsville, Md.; Brenda (Tom) Lange of St. Henry, Debra (Mike) Williams of Rockford and Shelly (Mark) Shaw of Celina; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister.
Carrol T. “Fisch” Fischbach, 81, of St. Marys, died at 7:49 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born on Nov. 14, 1931, near Kettlersville.
He was one of 10 children born to Elmer and LaRue (Dodds) Fischbach. His sister Shirley (Laverne) Pax survives in Pickerington, and a number of nieces and nephews.
FT. LORAMIE – The Minster Wildcats baseball team had their bats ready Saturday afternoon as they got out to big leads in both games to sweep a doubleheader at Ft. Loramie 11-1 and 11-2.
Robert L. Kohler, 94, a resident at Otterbein-St. Marys and formerly of Celina, Amherst and Spencerville, died at 4:46 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at the Grand Lake Hospice in the Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Dec. 7, 1918, in St. Marys, a son of Andrew and Maude M. Caldwell Kohler, both of whom preceded him in death.
On Oct. 23, 1937, he married Vonda D. "Vonnie" Seibert, who preceded him in death on March 13, 2006.
Patricia D. Yahl, 67, of 117 S. Wayne St. in St. Marys, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
Pat was born on July 15, 1945, in Allen County, to Mitch and Ruth (Rupert) Dyer.
On Oct. 17, 1964, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, she married Robert Yahl, who survives.
Melvin G. Vallo, 94, formerly of 2nd Street, Minster, passed away at 9:42 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was born on April 24, 1918, to Arthur and Margaret (Knostman) Vallo, both of whom preceded him in death.
On May 18, 1946, he married Florence Thieman in Minster, and she resides at Dorothy Love Retirement Center in Sidney, where they have been residents the past three years.
CELINA — The St. Marys girls track and field team took third and the Roughrider boys placed fourth at the Walt Shreffler Relays on Friday evening in Celina.
Celina swept the boys and girls titles. The Celina girls scored 110 points, outlasting second place Coldwater (94 points), St. Marys (66), Parkway (32), Rossford (22) and Waynesfield-Goshen (22).
The Bulldog boys won with 103 points ahead of second-place Coldwater (77 points), Waynesfield-Goshen (54), St. Marys (46), Parkway (42) and Rossford (20).