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Virginia Carter, 80

December 30, 2011

Virginia Mae Carter, 80, of 704 Devonshire Drive, Celina, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital.

Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, the Rev. Bill Maki, officiant. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11:00 A.M. until the time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.

The complete obituary will appear in Monday's edition.
 

Councilors Thank Trio

December 30, 2011

ST. MARYS — Local councilors recognized those who are leaving their city duties during their last meeting of the year Friday evening.

St. Marys City Councilors passed three resolutions of appreciation during their Friday night meeting, recognizing Todd Fleagle, Michael Kleinhenz and Greg Freewalt.

"It's been a pleasure working with them," Law Director Kraig Noble said.

"I'm looking forward to seeing them around the community, and I know they'll still be interested in what goes on in the community."

Local Health Challenge To Kick Off

December 30, 2011

ST. MARYS — With the arrival of the new year, area residents may again choose to compete in an annual competition while working toward a healthier lifestyle.

The Grand Health Challenge and Grand Health Family Challenge, organized by The Evening Leader and the Wapakoneta Daily News in conjunction with Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, are both set to return, as weigh ins being on Jan. 3.

Lewis H. Metzger, 86

December 30, 2011

Lewis H. Metzger, 86, of Spencerville, died on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at the Cleveland Clinic, where he had surgery on Nov. 4.

Funeral arrangements are being completed by the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

Martin E. Menchhofer, 91

December 30, 2011

Martin E. Menchhofer, 91, of 706 Magnolia Drive, St. Marys, formerly of Mercer County, died on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.

He was born March on 15, 1920, in Mercer County, the son of John and Kathryn (Powell) Menchhofer, and they preceded him in death.

On April 12, 1942, he married Margaret  “Marge” L. Hay, and she survives at the St. Marys Living Center.

Martin Menchhofer, 91

December 30, 2011

Martin Menchhofer, 91, of St. Marys, died on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at St. Marys Living Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), St. Marys.

4-Hike Series Along Canal To Warm Up Winter Season

December 30, 2011

ST. MARYS — Area organizations have partnered to present multiple opportunities for residents to get out of the house and explore nature this season.

"The Lockkeeper's Winter Canal Hike is the first of four hikes," Heritage Trails Park District Director Allison Brady said. "We have one per month for four months."

NK Ends Year

December 30, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Village Council held its year-end meeting Thursday night, passing a slew of ordinances in preparation for a new year.

Councilors passed the second reading and waived the third on a wage ordinance, after deciding to give electric department on-call workers an hour of pay at their Dec. 13 meeting.

“When we came out of executive session (on Dec. 13), we didn’t pass anything,” Mayor Keith Leffel said. “What I’d like to do is have the second reading and waive the third reading.”

Friday Night's Local Sports Schedule

December 30, 2011

Friday, Dec. 30
Boys Basketball

St. Marys vs. Parkway at Parkway holiday tournament, approximately 8 p.m.

New Knoxville at Spencerville, 6 p.m.

Botkins at Minster, 6:30 p.m.

Celina holiday tourney

Delphos Jefferson at Coldwater, 6:30 p.m.

Delphos St. John's at Van Wert, 6 p.m.

Marion Pleasant at Kenton, 6 p.m.

Marion Local at Wapakoneta, 6 p.m.


 

BOYS BASKETBALL: St. Marys moves on to tonight's Parkway tourney title game

December 30, 2011

 

St. Marys vs. River Valley Photo Gallery (Link):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/smeveningleader/sets/72157628636360517/show/

ROCKFORD — The shots aren’t falling yet for the St. Marys boys basketball team, but the Roughriders will sure take the wins while they wait for the breakthrough.

Old refrigerators, pieces of scrap metal from area farms, schools and homes along with the more...
Michael Schmitmeyer, a Memorial High Schol grad and former University of Findlay standout golfer...
  COLUMBUS — The Minster girls 4-by-400 meter relay team finished off the state...

 

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