May 24th, 2013
Harold E. Hesse, 89, of Spencerville, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Van Wert Community Hospice Center. Funeral services are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Bruce E. “Screwy” Gehm, 51, of Burkettsville, died on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at St. Rita’s Hospital, Lima.
He was born on July 21, 1961, in Celina, to Lester and Blanche (Cencebaugh) Gehm, who survive in Coldwater.
He is also survived by four brothers and sisters; 10 nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by a sister.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater, the Rev. Rick Brosher, officiating.
Mary Ann Grevenkamp, 53, of New Bremen, died at 6:59 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Nov., 13, 1959, in Coldwater.
She was the daughter of Cletus and Marcella (Stucke) Heitkamp.
Her mother survives in Celina.
On Oct. 22, 1983, she married Gerald “Jed” Grevenkamp and he survives near New Bremen.
David J. Troxell, 67, of 116 S. Pear St., St. Marys, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center.
He was born on July 1, 1945, in Cincinnati, the son of Earl and Martha (Schultz) Troxell. They preceded him in death.
He is survived by his close friends, Jay (Jenny) Vorhees of St. Marys.
Dave was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in Vietnam during the war there.
He was employed at St. Marys Hardware, where he repaired lawnmowers.
He had previously worked at Sources in Celina.
ST. MARYS — Fire crews from two local departments battled a house fire on Rolling Hills Drive Thursday night.
The St. Marys Fire Department and St. Marys Township Fire Department responded with trucks and manpower to a fire call at 610 Rolling Hills Drive. As firefighters battled the blaze, flames shot through the roof and heavy smoke poured from the fire. Approximately 10 vehicles responded to the scene. A St. Marys electrical department truck also responded to the scene.
FOSTORIA — A pair of St. Marys boys hurdlers and two distance runners qualified for Friday’s running finals at the Division II district meet at Fostoria with their performances on Wednesday.
St. Marys junior Luke Lemmerman qualified for the 110 meter hurdles finals with the second-best qualifying time of 15.68 seconds.
Roughrider senior Brennan Brown qualified fifth for the boys 300 meter hurdles final.
St. Marys senior Alex Mielke will run in the finals of the 1600 meter run after he finished 15th (4:56.6) in the preliminaries.
COLDWATER — During the Minster baseball team’s back-to-back state title runs and 15 straight postseason victories the past three seasons, they’ve consistently emerged from tough postseason situations on some of the state’s biggest stages.
A seven-run first-inning deficit against a pitcher going the way Crestview’s Damian Helm was mowing down hitters proved to be the one road stop to the Wildcats’ potential third straight run at a championship.
WAPAKONETA — The resilient Hardin Northern Polar Bears defeated the Minster softball team 3-2 with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the Division IV district semifinal at Wapakoneta.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys City Schools Board of Education met for a special meeting Wednesday evening to pass several items related to personnel, including two retirements, several resignations and one appointment — Bill Ruane as principal at Memorial High School.
“He’s a proven commodity and we’re happy to bring him back home to continue his good work,” Superintendent Shawn Brown said.
CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that his office is investigating a theft that occurred in the parking lot of Zuma Automotive, 314 S. Main St., Celina. An unmarked vehicle, assigned to a detective from the sheriff’s office was entered sometime between Monday and Tuesday and items were stolen.