NEW BREMEN — For fans of the History Channel’s popular antique show, “American Pickers,” it’s no secret that one of the show’s stars has a soft spot for bicycles, but what may not be so known is when the two pickers find some sort of cycle, they turn to a local museum for some help.
“American Pickers,” which runs new episodes at 9 p.m. on Monday, follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they “pick” barns, basements, junkyards and more searching for antiques across America.
Rebecca Peggs, 69, of 137 Margo Lane, Celina, died on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at her residence.
She was born in Lima, to Gene and Martha (Riker) Finch, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 12, 1972, she married Larry L. Peggs, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 21.
She is survived by her three stepchildren, Deb and Greg Joseph of Cridersville, Diana McVicker of Lima and Keith and Charlotte Peggs of Chickasaw; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister.
Ermon Eldon Huston Sr., 82, of Mendon, died at 4:18 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
He was born on April 12, 1929, in Mercer County, to George Elmer and Della Beatrice (Gause) Huston.
On Feb. 14, 1997, he married Cindy Jones, and she survives him.
Kay I. Guyer, 57, formerly of 00855 Noble Road, St. Marys, died at 7:27 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born on July 5, 1954, in Huntingdon, Pa., to J. Ralph and Irene (Rutherford) Bowser, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Charles Guyer of Huntingdon, Pa.; two grandsons.
Private family services will be held. Burial will take place in Huntingdon, Pa.
Online condolences may be expressed via Millerfuneralhomes.net.
ST. MARYS — Beginning in January, area crafters will have a meeting place to socialize with fellow crafters while working on their latest creation.
The St. Marys Community Public Library will host Friday Morning Handicraft Time starting Jan. 7. Adult Services Coordinator Beth Keuneke said the meeting will fill a void in the community.
“There are other places — not right in this community — that do have knitting circles and that kind of thing,” Keuneke said. “I thought I’d try it and see if it would work here.”
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys teacher was named the top teacher for 2011 by a local organization.
St. Marys VFW Post 9289 recently named Kathy Jeffries its Teacher of the Year. Jeffries, a special education teacher, teaches at St. Marys Memorial High School.
“First they have a local winner, and then that winner goes on to the district level and could go on to the state and national level,” Jeffries said.
ST. MARYS — Income tax receipts for November were off more than $40,000 from last year’s figures.
Last month, the city collected $262,863.34 in income taxes, down from $305,963.27 in 2010. The figure also is less than the totals collected in 2008 and 2009, which were $335,802.92 and $301,738.72, respectively.
Wednesday, Dec. 28
Minster vs. Miller City at Elida, 6
St. Marys vs. New Bremen
(at Fort Recovery)
St. Marys at Marion Harding Invite
Jr. High Boys Basketball
Minster at Russia Tourney
Ada 56, New Knoxville 47
ADA — A big third quarter lifted the Bulldogs past the New Knoxville boys basketball team.
Ada outscored the Rangers 19-10 in the third quarter to lead 42-31 after three quarters and held off the Rangers.
Konner Baker scored 22 points to lead Ada. The Bulldogs improved to 6-1 on the season.
Lucas Leffel also scored 22 points to pace New Knoxville, which slipped to 3-2 on the season. Leffel drained four 3-pointers to lead the Rangers.
St. Marys 41, Piqua 26
Photo Gallery of the Piqua at St. Marys Game (Link):
ST. MARYS — The Roughrider girls basketball team outscored Piqua 25-5 in the second half and the Riders pulled away for a come-from-behind 41-26 win.