October 3rd, 2012
MINSTER — A local village council received an update on Tuesday regarding progress on a new dog park.
Alex Lundstrom, a Minster resident, spoke during the Minster Village Council meeting about adding a dog park in Minster. Paul Enneking, Dr. Paul Hunter, Marissa Lundstrom and Melinda Utendorf also have been helping Lundstrom discuss the creation of the park.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys City Schools will play host to Alltel Wireless’ Chad this week, as he will make appearances at several events in the district.
Chad will be in St. Marys to promote awareness of Alltel’s partnership with St. Marys City Schools for mobile learning devices, to recognize the football program for its participation in Alltel’s Yards 4 Youth and to promote Alltel’s commitment to helping people save money on their wireless bills.
Chad will begin his appearances with a trip to St. Marys Intermediate School on Thursday.
Charlene J. Kelch, 78, of Eaton, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton after an extended illness.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1933, in New Bremen, to Wilbur Herman and Donna (Bartlett) Schroer, and they preceded her in death.
Barbara Lee (Boehringer) Norton, 58, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on April 23, 1954, to Paul and Wilma (Riffle) Boehringer, and they preceded her in death.
ST. MARYS – The St. Marys boys soccer team toppled another state-ranked opponent and kept a path cleared to its long-sought first Western Buckeye League title.
Patrizio Martinez Rodriguez’s putback goal with 13 minutes left in the first half was the lone score in a 1-0 victory over No. 6 Ottawa-Glandorf.
Photos: Ottawa-Glandorf at St. Marys Memorial Boys Soccer
NEW BREMEN — In response to Rachel’s Challenge and the findings of a survey last year, a new club has formed at New Bremen High School to give students an avenue to make the school a place for everyone.
Students at New Bremen High School attended an assembly Friday afternoon to learn about the new opportunity.
ST. MARYS — The latest in a string of pilot projects aimed at healing the waters of Grand Lake St. Marys was scheduled to start today.
Officials from OrganicPonds.com were slated to start placing aeration devices in a channel near Otterbein as part of a pilot project. Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Manager Milt Miller said the project also includes another nuisance that could help improve water quality in the lake.
NEW BREMEN — A severe drought and 80 mph winds could not keep a handful of giant pumpkin growers from battling for bragging rights at Pumpkinfest on Saturday.
A packed crowd piled into Crown Pavilion to take in pumpkin pie bake-offs, pumpkin pie eating contests and to see some giant pumpkins as part of the annual Pumpkinfest. Jeff Wells, an organizer for the event, said this year’s extreme weather thinned some of the growers at the annual exhibition.
Margaret M. Hawkey, 87, formerly of Celina, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born on May 25, 1925, in Celina, to Harry and Ica (Miller) Robbins, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 14, 1946, she married William Lloyd Hawkey, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2007.
Ethelyn A. Koons Jutte, 87, passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born in St. Marys to Cleo B. Brodbeck, and she preceded her in death.
Surviving are her daughters, Louisa (Paul) Boggs of Fort Wayne, Ind., Charlotte Freeman of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Nancy Alig of Portland, Ind.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Yvonne Roeser of Akron.
Ethelyn was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jutte Ibitz.