January 13th, 2014
Elizabeth Ann “Betty” (Backs) Nelson, 62, of Union, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
She had worked for many years in customer service with U.S. Airways. She was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration in West Milton. Betty loved the arts, theater and traveling. She had an unconditional love and made people, especially children feel special. Betty will be remembered for her hard work, her love of jewelry and making jewelry and a laugh and a twinkle in her eye that will remain in our hearts forever.
Saturday, Jan. 11
St. Marys at Lima Sr. Invite
Bath at Coldwater
Kenton at Ada
O-G at Delphos St. John’s
New Bremen at St. Marys
Lincolnview at Van Wert
Marion Local at Minster
ELIDA — Guarding Elida’s Dakota Mathias is a handful for any team. When his sidekicks drain shots like they did on Friday night in a 77-59 win over the St. Marys boys basketball team, the Bulldogs are a force.
Elida (8-2, 2-1 WBL) drained 13 three-pointers and shot 67 percent from the floor.
Mathias scored a game-high 29 points to go with 10 assists and six rebounds. The future Purdue Boilermaker was 6 of 10 from beyond the arc.
It was a night to tip the cap in Elida’s direction, St. Marys head coach Dan Hegemier said.
Thelma Fannon, 97, formerly of 224 N. Cherry St., St. Marys, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Celina Manor, Celina.
She was born Dec. 8, 1916, in Fairfield County, the daughter of W. A. and Edna Blanche (McClure) Steinmetz.
On Nov. 26, 1937, she married James Fannon, who preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1973.
ST. MARYS — With weeks more of winter weather left before spring, costs associated with snow removal are beginning to pile up for Auglaize County.
As of Friday, county crews have been dispatched 19 times this winter, including 18 since Dec. 6. The county has used 2,200 tons of its salt/grit mix — roughly the same amount it used all season last year.
“It’s been extremely active for us this year,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said. “This last event was extremely expensive, too.”
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Doug Frye will return to St. Marys as the head football coach, pending board of education approval at the Wednesday, Jan. 15 board meeting. St. Marys Superintendent Shawn Brown on Friday morning confirmed that Frye’s recommendation would appear on next week’s board of education agenda.
The gears began turning on the Frye-to-St. Marys reunion on Thursday afternoon, as Frye informed the Wapakoneta team at an afternoon meeting that he would be stepping down.
Mary C. Rohrbaugh, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born on Nov. 15, 1919, in Moulton, the daughter of Edward H. and Caroline M. (Fledderjohann) Arnett, who preceded her in death.
On June 19, 1946, she married James E. Rohrbaugh, and he died on Sept. 25, 1999.
Margery Allen Grossman, 91, a longtime resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, and formerly of Dayton, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys.
She was born on Nov. 12, 1922, in Bourneville, the daughter of Abraham and Ina (Helsel) Allen, and resided near Londonderry, in Ross County throughout her childhood.
She married Kurt O. Grossman on Dec. 16, 1977, and he survives at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
Jerry L. Speckman, 78, of 1119 Robin Road in St. Marys, died at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, with his wife and children at his bedside.
He was born on Nov. 10, 1935, in St. Marys, to Fred J. and Florence B. (Langsdon) Speckman.
On April 24, 1954, in Wapakoneta, he married Marilyn S. Elsass, who survives.