September 29th, 2014
Gerald D. “Watermelon” Keller, 78, of rural Spencerville, died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at his residence, following an extended illness, with his family at his side.
He had been a Spencer Township Trustee for the past 12 years.
He was born on Jan. 24, 1936, in Spencer Township, Allen County, a son of William L. “Bill” and Ruth M. (Hance) Keller, who preceded him in death.
On May 25, 1957, he married Georgia Mae “Peaches” Wisher, who survives.
Western Buckeye League
Bath 28, St. Marys 21
Wapakoneta 34, Celina 12
Ottawa-Glandorf 48, Defiance 7
Van Wert 31, Elida 28
Kenton 49, Shawnee 7
Midwest Athletic Conference
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Sept. 27: Pumpkinfest is today in New Bremen.
The Grand Lake Marathon is today.
The St. Marys Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today next to Dave's BBQ on Celina Road.
Sept. 28: The New Knoxville Historical Society will mark Heritage Days from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Heritage Center. Mike's Open Fire Kettle Chili will be served all afternoon.
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Paul E. Freytag, 90, of Elmwood in New Bremen, formerly of Minster, died at 9:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born on March 9, 1924 in Fort Loramie to the late Edward and Ethel (Speckman) Freytag. He married Irene Doorley on Nov. 25, 1948, in Wapakoneta.
Martha Christine Simmons, 97, of St. Marys, formerly of Princeton, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
Chris was born on Dec. 25, 1916, in Marston, Mo., to the late William and Lillian Goodwin Scobey.
CELINA — Two people died in a collision at the intersection of Ohio 29 and Ohio 49 in Mercer County Wednesday night.
Sept. 23: Free Computer Classes will be held at 1 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library. Three sessions cover the most basic skills from using the mouse to surfing the Internet.
Adults are invited to enjoy some tasty Book Bites at the FJ Stallo Memorial Library at 6 p.m. today. Bring a treat inspired by or from a book you have read. The group will discuss books that were enhanced by food descriptions, recipes, and scenes made memorable with food references. The participant with the best dish will be awarded a prize. Registration required.