January 30th, 2012
DEFIANCE — St. Marys’ Madison Taylor’s diving title and Jared Deubler’s record-setting performance in the boys’ 100-yard backstroke event headlined the Roughrider boys and girls swim teams competition at the Western Buckeye League Championships at the Defiance YMCA on Thursday and Saturday.
Taylor , a Memorial High School freshman, won convincingly with a 308.45 score on Thursday — 20 points clear of a trio of Celina divers who finished second, third and fourth. Celina’s Dethora Hasenjager finished second.
“Leader Look Back,” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Jan. 23 to 30, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Ohio National Guardsmen from St. Marys and Celina mobilized and left to go to Portsmouth and Cincinnati to assist in flood relief. Company K went to Cincinnati and a medical detachment from Celina also left for the impacted region.
Keith J. Gehle, 66, of Rockford, died at 7:27 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born on May 19, 1945, in Celina, to Al and Florence (Leugers) Gehle, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 27, 1966, he married Margaret M. Homan, and she survives in Rockford.
Ruth Harter, 72, of Spencerville, died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
James M. Luneke, 64, of 5448 Wilson Drive, Celina, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on July 31, 1947, in Dayton, to Carl L. and Gertrude R. (Raffel) Luneke, and they preceded him in death.
On March 11, 1967, in Richmond, Ind., he married Phyllis A. George, and she survives.
He is also survived by two sons, James Luneke of Dayton and Tim Luneke of Dayton; a daughter, Angela (Rodney) Simpson of Celina; four grandchildren; a sister.
He was preceded in death by a brother; a sister.
Eileen Klosterman Herman, 92, of 304 N. Wayne St., St. Marys, died at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Feb. 12, 1919, in Montezuma, to Frank and Adelaide (Borgert) Klosterman, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 29, 1945, she married Eugene T. Herman of Celina, after his safe return from Europe and World War II. Eugene preceded her in death in 2002.
Robert L. Davis, 88, formerly of St. Marys, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at HealthPark Care Center in Fort Myers, Fla.
He was born on Dec. 18, 1923, in Union City, to Robert C. and Miriam B. (Jobes) Davis, and they preceded him in death.
He married Marjorie Weimer, and she preceded him in death in September 1960. On Dec. 8, 1961, he married Mary M. (Gibson) Casler, and she survives in Fort Myers, Fla., where they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary.
The following is a list of times and places for weigh-ins for the Grand Health Challenge:
Jan. 30: There will be a weigh in for the Grand Health Challenge from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. today at Wapak Medical Center.
Jan. 31: There will be a weigh in for the Grand Health Challenge from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at JTDMH's cardiac center and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Mercer County Health Department.