June 29th, 2012
ST. MARYS — Felled trees, downed power lines and widespread power outages kept crews busy Friday night as a severe thunderstorm swept across the region — leaving a path of destruction in its wake.
“Right now we are driving around and taking assessments,” St. Marys Police Chief Greg Foxhoven said Friday night. “There’s a lot of damage — there’s homes with trees on roofs, trees on cars and limbs and branches everywhere.”
Saturday issues of The Evening Leader may be delayed tomorrow because of power issues at the printing facility in Wapakoneta.
ST. MARYS — Staff at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park are prepping for what is expected to be a busy week of camping, boating and fishing.
“Attendance has been decent, but we are expecting to have good attendance this weekend into the Fourth of July and next weekend,” Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Manager Brian Miller said. “We have a good weekend this weekend, and some of them are leaving, but we’ll have a good crowd for the Fourth and for the next weekend.”
ST. MARYS — A local marching band will soon be holding its first restaurant fundraiser.
St. Marys All-Brass Marching Band will be hosting “A Taste for Music” St. Marys Band night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 9 at Beer Barrel along Indiana Avenue to help raise funds for the band’s trip to the Citrus Bowl parade and Disney parks.
Band Parents Organization President Dan Burke explained how they came up with the idea.
Luther B. Lust, 93, of Nevada, Ohio, passed away at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012, at the Inn at Westbrook in Upper Sandusky.
Luther was born on Aug. 2, 1918, in Wyandot County, to George and Mabel (Brause) Lust, both of whom are deceased. He married Alice Gingery on Dec. 22, 1946, in Sulpher Springs, and she passed away on Oct. 28, 2005.
Carol D. Shepherd, 67, of 10702 Mercer-Auglaize County Line Road in St. Marys, died at 1:16 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1944, in Piqua, to Perry William and Delora (Creager) Shepherd.
She is survived by a brother; three sisters; her stepmother, Patricia Shepherd of St. Marys; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Perry William Shepherd; paternal grandparents, Perry and Opal Shepherd.
ST. MARYS — Carolina Castillo has never competed in a pageant before and will be challenging herself in her first experience as she competes for the title of Miss Ohio Teen.
The Memorial High School senior said she chose to pursue the opportunity after receiving a letter in the mail noting she had been recommended. She traveled to the Lima Convention Center, where she went through a lengthy tryout.
ST. MARYS — One of the newest businesses to the St. Marys area broke ground Thursday morning.
Representatives from Superior Federal Credit Union celebrated with a groundbreaking at its site between JT’s Brew and Grill and Buffalo Wild Wings.
Superior Federal Credit Union Marketing Director Kurt Neeper kicked off the groundbreaking at the site located at 462 Fortman Drive in the Shoppes at St. Marys by welcoming those who came out for the ceremony.
Norman E. Hager, 85, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in the emergency room at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on March 12, 1927, in Kossuth, the son of Martin and Vida (Richardson) Hager, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 23, 1956, he married Joan Spees Fiebelkorn, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 2007.
Wife, friend, mother and adventurer Elizabeth “Liz” Thomas Dicke, 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg with her loving family at her side.
Husband, father, friend, inventor and adventurer Paul A. Dicke, 89, passed away on May 6, 2010.
Paul was born on June 4, 1920, in Bridgeport, Conn., to Allen A. and Amber Dicke, and they preceded him in death.
Liz was born on Feb. 2, 1928, in Montclair, N.J., to R. Wilbur and Lillian Thomas, and they preceded her in death.