March 9th, 2012
ST. MARYS — A local tavern will hold a fundraiser this weekend to benefit the an Ohio charity.
The Friendly Tavern, located at 115 S. Main. St., St. Marys, will be selling chicken dinners and holding a doubles pool tournament on Saturday to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region.
Friendly Tavern employee Sondra Thatcher said chicken dinners will cost $7 per dinner and will be served starting at 3 p.m. Saturday and will continue to sell until they are gone.
NEW BREMEN — A business displaced by a fire that swept through a downtown New Bremen building has relocated and will reopen next week.
Que’s Barber Shop, which was housed in the same building as Fireside Pub, will reopen March 15 at 201 N. Main St., New Bremen. The barbershop, along with the restaurant, sustained severe damage during a fire on Feb. 27 that saw flames shoot through the top of the building.
Elizabeth J. “Betty” Schmidt, 83, of Mendon, died on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Oct. 24, 1928, in Geneva, Ind., to Glen and Hazel (Morgan) Grogg, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 3, 1988, she married Bennett “Ben” Schmidt, and he survives.
Ray D. High, 88, of Mendon, died on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 15, 1924, in Union Township, to Ray R. and Mamie Ruth (Spicer) High, and they preceded him in death.
On June 19, 1960, he married Glenda Colwell, and she survives.
He is also survived by a son, Larry Joe (Julie) High of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Debra Lee Conway of Fort Wayne and Renee (Richard) Flanary of Celina; two brothers; his mother-in-law; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
E. Lucille Bushong Eichhorn, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:41 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
Annabel E. Wagner, 101, of New Bremen, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices of St. Marys.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1910, in New Bremen, the daughter of Alfred H. and Louise (Schroeder) Scheer, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 28, 1935, she married Alvin “Pete” Wagner, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1980.