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April 3rd

Thomas J. Froning, 95

April 3, 2013

Thomas J. Froning, 95, of Elmwood of New Bremen, formerly of Second Street, Minster, died at 6:18 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Jan. 19, 1918, in Minster, to the late Bernard and Philomena M. (Droesch) Froning.

He married Bernadine F. Poeppelman on Jan. 19, 1946, in Minster.  She preceded him in death on Feb. 18, 1993. 

April 2nd

Monday Night Sports Round-Up

April 2, 2013

SIDNEY — The St. Marys boys tennis team fell in its season-opening match to Sidney Lehman Catholic 4-1 on Monday night.

St. Marys picked up its one win at second singles from Jason Freewalt, who downed Sam Dean 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.

The Cavaliers took the other four matches. Lehman Catholic’s Pierce Bennett defeated St. Marys’ Cole Brooks at first singles, 6-1, 6-0. At third singles, Lehman’s Josh West defeated St. Marys’ Nick Rohr, 6-4, 6-4.

Local Presses On In Competition

April 2, 2013

ST. MARYS — One local student is gearing up for the next phase in regional speech contest.

Morgan Henschen, a sixth-grade student at St. Marys Middle School, has already given more public speeches than most people give in a lifetime. Morgan is competing in the Eagles God, Flag and Country Speech zone competition in Wapakoneta on Saturday.

Students in Bridget Sturwold’s sixth-grade class were given the assignment to write a speech that could be presented for the competition, but actually participating was optional.

Todd V. Mallory, 52

April 2, 2013

Todd V. Mallory, 52, died at 12:41 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.

He was born on Feb. 24, 1961, in St. Marys, to parents Vernon "Bud," who survives in St. Marys, and Mary Jane (Kelley) Mallory, who preceded him in death.

He is also survived by his former wife, Jami (Furbee) Mallory, of Fort Wayne, Ind. and by his girlfriend, Marcelle Ranes of Findlay.

Sue A. Fox, 72

April 2, 2013

Sue A. Fox, 72, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert.  

She was born on Oct. 13, 1940, in Dayton, the daughter of James and Martha (Kipker) Williams. Her mother survives in Land O’Lakes, Fla., and her father is deceased.

On Aug. 18, 1962, she married the Rev. Larry Fox, and he survives in Wapakoneta.  She was actively involved with him in his pastoral ministry for 50 years.

Larry Sattler, 62

April 2, 2013

Larry Sattler, 62, of Celina, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, March 31, 2013, at his residence of natural causes.

He was born on July 21, 1950, in Carson City, Mich., to parents Leonard J. Sattler and Josephine Babe Hiner, both of whom preceded him in death.

On Oct. 5, 1968, he married Barbara Hawkey, who survives in Celina.

April 1st

Locals Nab Swing Patent

April 1, 2013

“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from March 26 to April 1 1938, 1963 and 1988.

75 years ago: St. Marys City Councilors approved a resolution asking the county commissioners to sponsor a blanket WPA project for the construction of sidewalks and curbing in the city. The project was sought to clear up four years of red tape.

Minster girls track and field rolls to Versailles invite win

April 1, 2013

VERSAILLES — Minster girls track coach Jessie Magoto didn’t know how her team would look after  a preseason training period filled with cold temperatures, snow and more time indoors than outdoors heading into Saturday’s opening event at the Lady Tiger Classique.

Melvin E. Luthman, 78

April 1, 2013

Melvin E. Luthman, 78, of Botkins, died at 10:05 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family. 

He was born on Dec. 30, 1934, in Sidney, to the late Bernard and Amelia (Raterman) Luthman. 

He married Agnes Esser on Oct. 10, 1959, in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, McCartyville. She survives in Botkins. 

Marcedis Miller, 82

April 1, 2013

Marcedis Miller, 82, formerly of Celina, died at 8:20 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.

She was born on Oct. 8, 1930, in Auglaize County to Russell and Mabel (Parke) Young.

Survivors include three sons, Donald Dale (June) Bricker  of Wapakoneta, Russell Bricker  of Las Vegas, Nev. and Greg (Shirley) Bricker  of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a daughter, Rebecca (Rex) Miller  of Rockford; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother.

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