July 26th, 2012
Sharon L. Fridley, 73, of St. Marys, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Aug. 30, 1938, in Ada, to of Richard and Beulah (McCool) Fridley, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Tammy Trego of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Heidi Herron, Heather (Ronald) Ferrell, Ernest Herron Jr. and Jayson Shively; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Shirley) Fridley of Elida and Larry Fridley of Wapakoneta.
She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Jayden Herron.
Jimmie Lee Vogan, 76, of 1717 Harrison Willshire Road, Ohio City, died at 6:09 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at his residence, following a long illness.
He was born on Jan. 24, 1936, in St. Marys, the son of Tim and Olga (Kiser) Vogan, and they preceded him in death.
He married Dorothy Gibson and she survives at the residence.
CELINA — Citing low lake levels and boater safety concerns, the organizers of the Governor’s Cup Regatta decided to cancel the race scheduled for Aug. 25 and 26.
“It was an awful decision,” Regatta President Allen Baskett told The Evening Leader Monday morning. “We’ve been watching the situation during the last few weeks, hoping to have days like this that would really make a difference. We still had money to raise and we felt like we could do it but then we came up against this obstacle.”
NEW BREMEN — After a storm blew through the county late June, a local village is reviewing its response plan.
In his report, Mayor Jeff Pape noted he along with other village representatives discussed last month’s storm with county officials.
Florence Paulus, 85, of Celina, died at 4:23 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Gardens of Celina.
She was born on Dec. 5, 1926, in St. Henry, to James Clifford Jacobs and Mary Louise Rafferty, and they preceded her in death.
In April 1980, she married Norbert Paulus, and he preceded her in death.
Raymond H. Poppe, 92, formerly of Botkins, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Home, 11300 Circle Drive, St. Marys.
Raymond was born on Sept. 22, 1919, in Clay County, Ark., the son of August and Rosa (Leirer) Poppe, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 23, 1946, he married Estella Sweetman, and she passed away on Oct. 12, 1994.
CELINA — Citing low lake levels and boater safety concerns, the organizers of the Governor's Cup Regatta decided to cancel this year's race.
"It was an awful decision," Regatta President Allen Baskett told The Evening Leader this morning. "We've been watching the situation during the last few weeks, hoping to have days like this that would really make a difference. We still had money to raise and we felt like we could do it but then we came up against this obstacle."
NEW BREMEN — After village council members recently moved a property to its Community Improvement Corporation, members of the CIC discussed the property during their meeting Monday evening.
First, during their meeting Monday evening, members of the New Bremen CIC heard from Keith Quellhorst with Que’s Barber Shop.
Quellhorst noted design plans for the look of the building he is currently operating inside — the former New Bremen Parks Department building.
ST. MARYS — The future of one of the staples of the city of St. Marys’ skyline remains in limbo.
During Monday night’s meeting, St. Marys City Councilors approved a recommendation by a 4-1 vote to move forward with the demolition of the former power plant’s smoke stack. John Bubp, the 1st Ward Councilor, voted against the measure and two city councilors — Dennis Vossler and Jim Harris — were absent.
ST. MARYS — Floyd Keith years ago found a good rule to live by posted near — of all things — a livestock scale.
“Do right and fear no man”, a take on a 15th century English proverb is one of the abiding maxims of his life the standout athlete, coach and executive said on Saturday in a speech to a local booster group.
It's taken him a long way.