September 13th, 2011
Wanda L. “Jean” Drees, 90, of St. Marys, died at 5:06 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Gertrude “Trudy” Schwieterman Kuenning, 74, died on Sunday, July 10, 2011, in Concord, N.H., after a long illness.
She was born on April 17, 1937, in Celina, the daughter of Urban and Corinne Schwieterman, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons, Kevin Kuenning of Concord, N.H., and Keith (Tess) Kuenning of Bow, N.H.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, David (Ruth Ann Kremer) Schwieterman of New Bremen and Dr. Donald (Marilyn Willke) Schwieterman, M.D., of Maria Stein.
Volleyball: Celina 3, Minster 0
MINSTER — Despite a strong start the Minster Wildcats volleyball team couldn’t handle the Celina Bulldogs as they were defeated 25-21, 25-16 and 25-10 in a non-league game at Minster. The Wildcats (4-4) travel to FT. Loramie on Monday, while the Bulldogs entertain Versailles on Tuesday.
ST. MARYS — A group of amateur radio operators from Auglaize and Mercer counties converged on Grand Lake St. Marys Saturday to take part in a contest that had them contacting people from as far away as China and Russia.
The Reservoir Amateur Radio Association once again took part in the Ohio State Parks On the Air program — a contest that pitted clubs from across Ohio. The event was sponsored by the Portage County Amateur Radio Service. Each club was tasked with contacting as many of the 75 state parks as possible during the eight-hour window.
CELINA — A Celina native recounted his brush with death on Sept. 11, 2001, as part of a ceremony paying tribute to those who paid the ultimate price that day.
Jerry Winhoven had a first-hand view of the terrorist attack on New York City and the World Trade Center that fateful September morning. Winhoven, who was in one of the towers during the attacks, shared his story as the keynote speaker during a ceremony in memory the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 Sunday afternoon at Lakeshore Park in Celina.
Janice R. Schroeder, 74, of 387 Lawrence Road, Delaware, died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born on April 19, 1937, in New Knoxville, to Raymond and Aurora (Wierwille) Eversman, and they preceded her in death.
On March 13, 1954, she married Charles Schroeder, and he survives at the residence.
Carl B. Thomas, 97, of rural Rockford, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford, where he had resided since fall 2010.
He was born on Aug. 4, 1914, in Venedocia, to Howard and Ruth (Boroff) Thomas, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 17, 1938, he married Dorothy M. Armacost, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 28, 1970. On May 19, 1973, he married Ella Lee Pryer, and she preceded him in death in September 1981.
The Rev. Larry G. Fries, 67, of Celina, died at 2:50 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Nov. 22, 1943, in Piqua, to Charles Frederick Sr. Fries and Jane (Kiser) Fries Campbell, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 3, 1969, he married Mary Kay Gingrich, and she survives him.
Donna M. Forsthoefel, 53, of Celina, died at 9:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on March 27, 1958, in Columbus, to Boniface H. and Cecile D. (Collins) Forsthoefel, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a brother; a sister; five nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister; a nephew.
Quarterback Reggie McAdams and the Elida Bulldogs’ offense returned to the field just in time to halt the St. Marys football team’s second-half comeback bid.
McAdams engineered a game-defining 11-play, 64-yard touchdown drive in the closing minutes of the third quarter and into the early fourth quarter to give Elida the cushion it needed to escape from Skip Baughman Stadium with a 42-23 victory.
Elida had a worn-out defense and the Roughriders had scored 15 points in less than two minutes to close to within five points late in the third quarter.