November 1st, 2011
ST. MARYS — The race for the three St. Marys City Council-at-Large seats has a field of former and current officeholders as well as a newcomer.
Incumbents Ron Ginter, 813 Lake Ave., and Jim Harris, 413 Concord Ave., are seeking re-election as Kristine Collins, 216 Walnut St., and Lyndella Andrews, 702 Columbia St., are seeking to regain a spot on city council. Joining the four is political newcomer Bob Fitzgerald, 1713 Fenway Court, who brings the slate of candidates to five.
ST. MARYS — A local organization has opened shop to the public to provide baby-related products to area residents at a lower cost.
The Baby Boutique, of the Family Life Center of Auglaize County, is now open to the public. The once member-only boutique provides new or gently used baby products at a discounted rate. Family Life Center Director Candice Dicke said the change was made to bring awareness of what the center has to offer area residents.
Presale tickets for the Division VI regional quarterfinal playoff football between Minster and Springfield Catholic Central, to be played on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at Springfield Catholic Central will be on sale during the times listed below:
WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said officials with the Wapakoneta City Schools met with Dr. Dan Ross, Commissioner of the OHSAA and his Assistant Commissioners at their office in Columbus.
"After having a discussion, we are happy to say that we will be participating in the Ohio High School football playoffs," Horner said in a statement. "We wish all the students athletes participating in any sport good luck in their playoff or tournament. Wapakoneta City School officials will not have any further comment."
Oct. 31: The New Knoxville Community Library will hold storytime from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. today.
A Zumba class will be held from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. today at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.
Nov. 1: The F.J. Stallo Memorial Library of Minster will hold storytime from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. today for 3 to 5-year-olds.
The Minster Wildcats will return to the site of their first-round playoff upset from a season ago, Wapakoneta hits the road in its first playoff appearance since 2006, and nine Western Buckeye League and Midwest Athletic Conference teams (along with Fort Loramie) received first-round playoff assignments on Sunday afternoon.
Div. VI — Minster (7-3) at Springfield Cath. Cent. (8-2) — Saturday, 7 p.m
Rita F. Siefring, 79, of Carthagena, formerly of Burkettsville, died at 4:05 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at St. Charles Center in Carthagena.
She was born on Nov. 22, 1931, in Yorkshire, to Joseph and Katherine (Walterbusch) Mescher, and they preceded her in death.
On June 17, 1959, in Osgood, she married Elmer J. Siefring, and he preceded her in death on April 9, 2005.
Marie C. (Ratterman) Meinerding, 87, formerly of Louis Street, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Sunday morning, Oct. 30, 2011, at the Versailles Health Care Center, where she had been a resident.
She was born on Jan. 3, 1924, in Dayton, to George and Jane (Barga) Ratterman, and they preceded her in death.
On June 21, 1947, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, Marie was married to Ivo H. Mienerding, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1996.
Lowell E. Loughridge, 87, of 1909 Knapke Court, Celina, died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Celina Manor.
He was born on Jan. 23, 1924, in Celina, to James L. and Ilo D. (Ford) Loughridge, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 17, 1945, he married Lucille C. Meier, and she preceded him in death on July 22, 2009.
Janet S. Mackenbach, 64, of 12012 Evans Road, Mendon, died at 9:55 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Dec. 1, 1946, in Buckland, to Gerald and Leota (King) Shoffstall, and they preceded her in death.
On April 20, 1964, in Wapakoneta, she married Thomas A. Mackenbach, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 2006.