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October 23rd, 2012

Local District Nabs Honor

October 23, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — Of the 29 school districts in Auglaize, Mercer, Allen and Shelby counties, New Knoxville Local School is one of only four districts to earn an “Excellent with Distinction” rating on its report card, according to preliminary results released from the Department of Education.

“I cannot express how exciting this is for our district,” Principal Linda Tebbe told board of education members at their meeting Monday night. “We knew we had the ‘Excellent Rating,’ we were just waiting on the Value Added report.”

Karen Gillum, 50

October 23, 2012

Karen Gillum, 50, of Wapakoneta, died on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at her residence. Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Steven F. Grimes, 58

October 23, 2012

Steven F. Grimes, 58, of 810 Greenbriar Court, Celina, died at 3:47 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at his home.

He was born on July 8, 1954, in Celina, to Donald H. and Martha L. (Ludwig) Grimes, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives in Fort Wayne, Ind.

On May 7, 1977, he married Kathryn “Kay” Cron, and she survives in Celina.

Victoria M. Rohrbach, 85

October 23, 2012

Victoria M. Rohrbach, 85, of St. Marys, died at 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on May 17, 1927, in Rhine, to Edward and Hulda (Steinke) Greve, and they preceded her in death.

On June 21, 1947, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, she married Virgil Rohrbach, and he preceded her in death on April 13, 1999.

William C. (Bill) Berg, 71

October 23, 2012

William C. (Bill) Berg, 71, of Wapakoneta, died on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Bill died as a result of extensive farm accident injuries occurring one week earlier. 

He was born on Nov. 25, 1940, in Lima, the son of Egon Jr. and Dorothy (Knierim) Berg.

On Nov. 28, 1963, he married Judith Truitt Berg, and she survives him.

October 22nd

Club Inks Deal With NASA

October 22, 2012

MINSTER — A group of Minster Rocket Club students are now working for NASA as one of 21 teams chosen to participate in NASA’s Student Launch Initiative.

The students qualified for the honor after placing 12th at the Team America Rocketry Challenge in the spring. NASA’s Student Launch Initiative “challenges middle and high school students to design, build and launch a reusable rocket with a scientific or engineering payload to one mile above ground level,” according to NASA’s website.

Walkers Flock To Path

October 22, 2012

ST. MARYS — A peek into a different era, music, food, crafts and an opportunity to take a walk were all in store for attendees of the 43rd annual Walk with Nature and the fourth annual Fall Festival in Memorial Park on Sunday.

A slew of area residents took advantage of the sunny skies and mild temperature to enjoy the annual walk and festival.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better day,” Organizer Stan Davis told The Evening Leader. “The crowd has been great.”

This year, the event drew a record number of attendees.

Patricia Ann “Patty” Wallace, 73

October 22, 2012

Patricia Ann “Patty” Wallace, 73, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Lima Memorial Health System.  

She was born on April 30, 1939, in Lima, the daughter of Frederick J. and Jollie A. (Binkley) Maxwell, and they preceded her in death.  

She was previously married to Harold Hendrickson, and he survives in Hall, Ga. She later married Bert W. Wallace, and he preceded her in death.

Victoria M. (Greve) Rohrbach, 85

October 22, 2012

Victoria M. (Greve) Rohrbach, 85, of St. Marys, died on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.  Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, where visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Herbert J. Quinter, 83

October 22, 2012

Herbert J. Quinter, 83, formerly of St. Henry, died on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Celina Manor.

He was born on Aug. 30, 1929, in St. Henry, to Benedict and Anna (Thieman) Quinter, and they preceded him in death.

On Jan. 30, 1954, in St. Patrick, he married Margaret C. (Mertz), and she preceded him in death on Sept. 14, 1999.

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