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August 1st, 2014

Dorothy I.S. Lesher, 88

August 1, 2014

Dorothy I.S. Lesher, 88, of Otterbein —  St. Marys, and formerly of New Bremen, died at 12:55 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.  

She was born on Sept. 24, 1925, near New Bremen, the daughter of the late Irwin and Ida (Poppe) Neuman.

On Jan. 25, 1948, she married Clarence Lesher, who survives in St. Marys.

Bids Submitted For Path

August 1, 2014

ST. MARYS — Five firms submitted bids Thursday afternoon to build a perimeter walking path around K.C. Geiger Park.

Miami Erie Construction submitted the apparent low bid of $131,000 for the project, which will include a paved walking path around the park. The engineer’s estimate for the project was $178,415.75, resulting in a savings of close to $47,500. The highest bid came in at $175,026.50.

“We’re really pleased with the bids,” City Engineer Craig Moeller said. “I didn’t expect them quite that low.”

July 31st

Locals Shine In Ring

July 31, 2014

WAPAKONETA — Bridget Oen said it’s compassion she’s learned through showing in the 4-H market and dairy competitions as a 4-H member —compassion for the cattle and taking care of them.

Born and raised on a dairy farm, the St. Marys teen said she was looking for something more exciting than the rabbits she’d shown the year before when she started showing cattle.

July 29th

Daily Rundown

July 29, 2014

July 29: The Auglaize County Fair is today.

A Story Time will be held at the Paris Street Park in Minster at 10 a.m. today.

New Bremen Public Library will host story time for those 3 to 5 at 6:30 p.m. today.

Theresa M. Case, 80

July 29, 2014

Theresa M. Case, 80, formerly of Auglaize County Road 33A in St. Marys, died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Nov. 23, 1933, in Auglaize County, to Louis and Elizabeth (Yahl) Dietz.

On Aug. 22, 1953, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, she married William M. Case, who died on Sept. 17, 2000.

July 28th

Video: Eddie George On The Buckeyes

July 28, 2014

Eddie George talks about the 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes.

Mary K. Houser, 82

July 28, 2014

Mary K. Houser, 82, of Mendon, died at 2:17 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, of natural causes.

She was born on Feb. 17, 1932, in Van Wert County, to parents Harley and Violet (Wheeler) Washburn, both of whom preceded her in death.

On June 30, 1951, she married William Houser, who preceded her in death on July 25, 2005.

Edith M. Stroh, 94

July 28, 2014

Edith M. Stroh, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:43 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Otterbein Cridersville, from complications of a recent stroke.  

She was born on Jan. 28, 1920, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Higgins) Kohler, who preceded her in death.

On July 9, 1942, she married Harold V. Stroh, and he survives.

William “Bill” Poeppelman, 91

July 28, 2014

William “Bill” Poeppelman, 91, of Minster, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Elmwood of New Bremen.

He was born on May 7, 1923, in Minster, to the late Bernard (Ben) and Mary (Schelhaus) Poeppelman.

He married Martha A. Knostman on June 27, 1947, in Minster. She preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 2009.

July 25th

Fort Recovery Tractor Pull Set

July 25, 2014

FORT RECOVERY — Approximately 6,000 people will descend on Fort Recovery this weekend for the National Tractor Pull Association Grand National Tournament.

The event will feature truck and tractor pullers who will fight to obtain the top scores, working for weeks to perfect an 11-second pull.

Promoter Nick Dues said a tractor pull involves a pantagraph system of weights, where as it’s pulled the weight shifts toward the front of the vehicle.

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