September 28th, 2012
Catherine “Bunky” Burd, 83, of 1416 White Oak Drive, St. Marys, died at 6:35 p.m. Thursday Sept. 27, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
She was born on June 15, 1929, in Petersburg, Va., to Burton Luther and Gracie Marie (Michaels) Boyd, and they preceded her in death.
On July 7, 1945, in Petersburg, Va., she married Paul W. Burd, and he preceded her in death on June 10, 1992.
Janet A. Plikerd Ruen, 49, of Venedocia, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
She was born on April 24, 1963, in Lima, to Wesley F. and Dorothea Pugh Plikerd, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her in Spencerville.
On Sept. 24, 1983, she married Douglas R. Ruen, and he survives.
She is also survived by two daughters, Rachel A. (Bryan) Sipe of Mendon and Laura E. (Josh) Lyle of Spencerville; two granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by a sister.
Mark Norton, 53, of Celina, died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born on April 4, 1959, in Celina, to Roy K. and Lillian C. (Presley) Norton, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by a brother; five sisters.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Private family graveside services will be held at Swamp College Cemetery in Celina.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Celia G. Beougher, 87, of Celina, died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Dec. 27, 1924, in Celina, to Harvey Shimp and Etha Haney, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 3, 1942, she married Ray Beougher, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2003.
She is survived by a son, Ron (Erma) Beougher of Celina; a daughter, Barbara (Lynn) Avery of Celina; two sisters, Wanda Ballard of Altamont, Ill., and Marilyn Craft of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
ST. MARYS — A new gas station and convenience store could be months away from opening in the city of St. Marys.
A public hearing has been scheduled for 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the city building, 102 E. Spring St., in front of the zoning board of appeals to consider a request for seven variances for the proposed construction of an automotive service station to be located at 105 N. Spruce St. The lot is currently vacant.
NEW BREMEN — Parents in the New Bremen Local School District now may have a look into their child’s classroom, as the district has started a school blog to document academic activities.
Middle School Principal Jason Schrader said he saw the blog, NewBremenSchools.blogspot.com, as an opportunity.
ST. MARYS — For Braeden Tuttle, performing is a key aspect to his life.
The 17-year-old Memorial High School senior performs in the multiple groups he is involved in and out of school — Drama Club, Symphonic Choir, Glitter n Gold, Footloose and other plays, as well as Relay for Life and Friends of Rachel.
“I love to sing and act,” Tuttle said.
He also has the opportunity of portraying Rocky the Roughrider throughout the year — he chose his favorite memory of school as being Rocky the first time.
Minster (3-2, 1-2 MAC) at Anna (3-2, 1-2 MAC)
Coming off their second loss in a row, the Minster Wildcats look to get back in the left side of the win-loss column as they travel to Anna to take on the Rockets Friday night.
St. Marys at Defiance
Both St. Marys (0-5, 0-4 WBL) and Defiance (1-4, 1-3 WBL) open the second half of the season looking to salvage campaigns that started off roughly in the first five games.
Defiance is 1-4, with its lone win coming against Bath in Week 2. The Bulldogs’ defense is the biggest culprit for the struggles. Defiance is giving up a league-worst 43.6 points per game and 495 yards of offense per game. Defiance gives up 7.9 yards per carry and have surrendered 18 rushing touchdowns.
OTTAWA — St. Marys sophomore Carter Bowman shot a 79 at the Division II sectional at Country Acres to advance to the district tournament on a rainy Thursday.
Van Wert won the sectional title with a 325 team score. The other district qualifiers were Napoleon (321) and Bryan (335). The St. Marys Roughriders finished fifth and shot a 348 as a team. Along with Bowman’s 79, Cobain Applegate shot an 83, Colin Burke shot an 84, Kyle Kiefer had a 92 and Matt Severt shot a 100.