July 1st, 2014
Carol A. (Whitney) McMurray, 70, of St. Marys, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Dec. 4, 1943, in Lima, to Ralph and Edna (Shamp) Whitney, both of whom preceded her in death.
She married Steven C. McMurray on Nov. 27, 1965, and he survives in St. Marys.
She was a 1961 graduate of Spencerville High School. Carol spent much of her life as a homemaker and a loving caregiver for her children.
She was a member of Cavalry Christian Fellowship, St. Marys.
June 30: A movie for all ages will be shown at 11 a.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
Lego Day will be held at 2 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library for grades one through three.
All ages are welcome to stop by the New Knoxville Library from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today to make a Pinwheel Fourth of July craft.
Don’t miss COSI’s Science Spot at the FJ Stallo Memorial Library from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Kiosks will be set up in the library.
Catherine "Kate" McGill, 100, of St. Marys, formerly of Piqua, passed away at 10:56 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born on Aug. 29, 1913, in Piqua, to the late Joseph and Frances (Zahringer) Hirschbolz.
On June 9, 1938, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Piqua, she married Johnny L. McGill. He preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1993.
Catherine is survived by nieces Anna English, Barbara Aldredge and Claudia Regnier and special friends Jo, Janet and Judy, who were always there for her.
Mina M. Froese, 96, formerly of Coldwater and a resident of Otterbein—St. Marys, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Otterbein—St. Marys.
She was born on March 21, 1918, in Long Island, N.Y.
She was the daughter of Arthur and Maria (Belec) Griffin.
Robert L. Kohlreiser Sr., 84, of St. Marys, died on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on March 17, 1930, in Hume, the son of the late Wilbur and Minnie (Fogt) Kohlrieser.
On Aug. 11, 1951, he married Eunice M. Stienecker, who died on Sept. 17, 2011.
William “Bill” Bader, 81, of Rockford, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.
Bill was born on Dec. 19, 1932, to Edward and Florence (Martz) Bader in Liberty Township.
Bill married Edith Bricher on Dec. 1, 1956, and she survives.
He has been a lifelong resident of the Rockford area.
NEW BREMEN — A 35-year-old man is in the Auglaize County Jail following a pursuit that reached speeds of 100 mph Friday night.
At approximately 5:45 p.m. Friday, a New Bremen police officer conducted a routine traffic stop in the 900 block of East Monroe Street. During the stop, the officer determined there to be drugs inside the vehicle and also found out there was a handgun inside it. After the passenger in the vehicle stepped outside, the driver sped off.
A suspect is in custody following a pursuit that reached speeds of 80 to 100 mph Friday night.
According to scanner traffic at the time, the driver of the vehicle reportedly refused to cooperate with a police officer's order. The suspect fled, leading law enforcement from Auglaize and Shelby counties on a pursuit that reached speeds 80 to 100 mph and traversed both counties. The suspect was taken into custody in Shelby County. A hand gun also was reportedly tossed from the vehicle.
Timothy J. Lutterbeck, 57, of 140 Mallard Cove in Celina, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
He was born on Aug. 11, 1956, in Sidney, to Ermal and Phyllis (Botkin) Lutterbeck.
Survivors include his mother and his brother, Alan Lutterbeck of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. He was employed as a CNC lathe operator at Parker-Hannifin Corp. in St. Marys. He had also previously worked for Huffy Bicycle Mfg. Co. in Celina from 1977 to 1998.
WAPAKONETA — The second person charged in connection with the 1981 death of a St. Marys man has retained an attorney and his case is moving forward.