August 30th, 2012
Rita E. (Mersman) Gibbons, 89, of 630 N. Cherry St., Celina, died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at the Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born on Sept. 6, 1922, in Celina, to Albert and Nora (Fortman) Mersman, and they preceded her in death.
On June 2, 1945, she married John C. Gibbons, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2008.
Marie E. Killian, 92, of New Bremen, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at the Elmwood Community of New Bremen.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1920, in Stara Lubovnia, Slovak Republic, the daughter of Joseph and Gizella (Raab) Kuckovsky.
On March 2, 1946, she married Anthony J. Killian Sr., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1993.
WAPAKONETA —A wink is just the closing and opening of one eye quickly. The simple gesture can be a sign of greeting or affection.
People can gather and give that sign of affection to honor Wapakoneta’s favored son, Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, and to fulfill a request of the family during the “Wink at the Moon” ceremony at 8:30 p.m. today at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.
WAPAKONETA — Five Auglaize County residents were recently arrested following a four-month investigation by members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force.
In a news release issued this morning, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said the arrests were made on Aug. 13 and Aug. 24.
Those arrested were:
• Samuel C. Jacobs, 25, of Wapakoneta, on four counts of trafficking in heroin and one count of trafficking in cocaine.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Cardinals volleyball team picked up their first victory of the season Monday evening as they defeated the Botkins Trojans in three games 25-11, 25-14 and 25-21.
Photo Gallery: Botkins at New Bremen volleyball
Amber Paul and Julie Brown led the serving with eight service points each.
NEW BREMEN 161, PARKWAY 162
New Bremen pushed its record to 4-0 on the season in Midwest Athletic Conference play after narrowly defeating Parkway 161-162 at Deerfield on Monday afternoon. New Bremen overcame Parkway’s Jordan Bollenbacher’s medalist 35 and Brian Shatzer’s 38 with its depth. New Bremen’s Darin Bergman fired a 37 and Alex Britton and Travis Bertelsen each shot 40s. Tyler Hagen and Alex Feltz both had 44s.
ST. MARYS — Recently, Army veterans from the area reunited for the first time in seven years after fighting together in Baghdad — and for some, it was their first time being able to talk about their experience overseas.
Dorothea L. Teeters, 88, of Celina, formerly of Quincy, died at 12:05 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Nov. 24, 1923, in Shelby County, to Oscar and Olive (Kiser) Shroyer, and they preceded her in death.
She was married to Patrick Teeters, and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, Sharon (Paul) Palanzo of Danbury, Conn., and Steve (Pam) Schwartz of Fort Loramie; a stepson, Kevin (Karen) Teeters of Celina; a sister; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.