April 24th, 2012
ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys will soon be getting a fraction of its energy from a renewable resources.
During their meeting Monday night, St. Marys City Councilors approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the execution of Blue Creek Wind Energy Scheduled with AMP to obtain energy from a wind farm in Paulding and Van Wert counties.
Safety-Service Director Jason Little said the deal would help save the city on its energy costs during the life of the 10-year pact.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Talks of renovating the gymnasium at New Knoxville Local School are ongoing, and board members plan to seek community input in the coming months, New Knoxville Board of Education President Phil Kuck said Tuesday night at the board’s monthly meeting.
Kuck said board members heard a slew of options for the gymnasium from Garmann/Miller & Associates — the same company that handled the district’s renovation.
Mary Louise Stienecker, 77, of 705 Oil St., St. Marys, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born on Oct. 6, 1934, in St. Marys, to Willard H. and Vivian C. (Fischer) Stienecker, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sisters, Margaret (Jerry) Baucher of Celina and Karen (Robert) Wisenborn of Celina; a sister-in-law, Norma Jean Stienecker of Montezuma.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Willard Stienecker.
Lester Willis “Pinky” Seibert, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima with his daughters at his bedside.
He was born on March 16, 1928, at his family farm in Salem Township, the son of John A. and Doris I. Mack Seibert, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 17, 1949, he married Rose Marie Prine, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 14, 2005.
FT. LORAMIE — Needing two wins in the Fort Loramie four-team tournament to give head coach Mike Wiss his 300th victory and a tourney title, in the first game the Minster baseball team coasted to a 13-2 five inning victory over the Covington Buccaneers and in the championship game jumped out to a big first inning lead and held on to defeat the hosting Redskins 10-6.
The St. Marys girls track team finished ninth and the boys team was 12th at Friday night’s Wapakoneta Redskin Relays at Harmon Field.
Girls Top Finishers
ST. MARYS — Boaters taking to local waterways are encouraged to keep safety on their minds, a local watercraft officer says.
As warm weather sets in, State Watercraft Officer Kevin Peters said boaters should inspect their vessels before hitting the water. Boaters also should have several safety items handy before setting out.
ST. MARYS — The smell of pancakes, syrup and sausage filled the air of the American Legion as part of a service group’s semiannual fundraiser.
The St. Marys Kiwanis Club held its first pancake day of the year on Saturday as members served up pancakes and sausage to hungry visitors. For the club, the breakfasts serve as a major fundraiser.
Ronnie Joe Craft Sr., 55, of 10526 Mercer–Auglaize County Line Road, St. Marys, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, in the emergency department at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Nov. 13, 1956, in Dayton, to Talmadge and Imogene (Elam) Craft, and his mother and stepfather, Imogene (Thomas) Campbell survive in St. Marys.
He is survived by a son, Ronnie Joe Craft Jr. of Miamisburg; a brother; a sister; three nieces and nephews.
Mary E. Tumbusch, 81, of 511 E. Washington St., St. Henry, died on Friday, April 20, 2012, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
She was born on Aug. 2, 1930, in Philothea, to Albert and Julia (Homan) Boeckman, and they preceded her in death.
On May 22, 1954, in Philothea, she married Ralph H. Tumbusch, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2004.