ST. MARYS — K.C. Geiger Park will light up this holiday season as the inaugural City of St. Marys Festival of Lights opens this weekend.
The Festival of Lights will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 23. The display was scheduled to open last weekend but was postponed because of weather, and will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, featuring a slew of light displays throughout K.C. Geiger Park.
ST. MARYS — Area residents can do their part in helping with the cleanup of Grand Lake St. Marys by putting in their own aeration systems.
The recent Battelle Interim Report to the Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission recommended aeration technologies in select sheltered areas, according to a news release. Residents are able to assist with the aeration of the lake waters — 10 percent of the lake water is located in channels on Grand Lake St. Marys — by putting an aeration system in their channel.
Ned Glass, 72, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are in complete at Miller Funeral Homes, St. Marys.
Linda Gowthrop, 57, of Beech Island, S.C., formerly of Angola, Ind., passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at her sister’s home in Bryan.
Linda was born on June 19, 1954, in Fort Eustis, Va., to John and Barbara (Burden) Simpson, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her in Bryan.
On May 11, 2002, she married Michael Gowthrop, and he survives her in Beech Island, S.C.
ST. MARYS — In today's The Evening Leader, it states Cody Taylor, 17, passed away, which is not true.
The information received by The Evening Leader was misinterpreted.
Taylor is at home with his family.
"He's doing real well," said his father, Russell Taylor.
"We want to make sure everybody knows he's OK." The Evening Leader regrets publishing the incorrect information.
WBL teams' record on Friday, Dec. 2: 5-1
WBL teams' record on Saturday, Dec. 4: 3-6
Best of the Weekend: Defiance's Anthony Kidston scored 27 points in Defiance's 78-68 win over Napoleon on Saturday night.
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Elida at Spencerville
Shawnee at Marion Harding
Delphos St. John’s at Van Wert
Thursday, Dec. 8
Kenton at Wapakoneta
Shawnee at St. Marys
O-G at Van Wert
Celina at Bath
Defiance at Elida
New Bremen at Fort Recovery
Marion Local at Minster
Ralph E. Pickering Sr., 77, of New Bremen, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at the Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born on June 24, 1934, in West Alexandria, the son of Karl V. and Eva G. (Roach) Pickering, and they preceded him in death.
On Dec. 21, 1957, he married Emilie J. Lininger, and she survives him near New Bremen.
Leona A. Steinemann, 92, of 02725 Minster Fort Recovery Road, Minster, died at 6:49 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Elmwood Nursing Center in New Bremen.
She was born on Jan. 26, 1919, in Fort Loramie, to John and Anna (Schlater) Borchers, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 31, 1940, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, she married Carl B. (Jim) Steinemann, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2007.
Timothy Wayne Rickard, 60, of Mendon, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in Columbus.
He was born on April 4, 1951, in Lima, to Donald M. and Ruth Ann Emans Rickard, and they preceded him in death.
He was previously married to Martha Mihm Day and Monica Gamble Pabst. On July 29, 2001, he married Mary Frances Burnett Swickrath, and she survives him in Mendon.