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July 26th, 2012

Jimmie Lee Vogan, 76

July 26, 2012

Jimmie Lee Vogan, 76, of 1717 Harrison Willshire Road, Ohio City, died at 6:09 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at his residence, following a long illness.

He was born on Jan. 24, 1936, in St. Marys, the son of Tim and Olga (Kiser) Vogan, and they preceded him in death.

He married Dorothy Gibson and she survives at the residence.

July 25th

Low Lake Levels Curb Regatta

July 25, 2012

CELINA — Citing low lake levels and boater safety concerns, the organizers of the Governor’s Cup Regatta decided to cancel the race scheduled for Aug. 25 and 26.

“It was an awful decision,” Regatta President Allen Baskett told The Evening Leader Monday morning. “We’ve been watching the situation during the last few weeks, hoping to have days like this that would really make a difference. We still had money to raise and we felt like we could do it but then we came up against this obstacle.”

Village Re-Examines Response

July 25, 2012

NEW BREMEN — After a storm blew through the county late June, a local village is reviewing its response plan.

In his report, Mayor Jeff Pape noted he along with other village representatives discussed last month’s storm with county officials.

Florence Paulus, 85

July 25, 2012

Florence Paulus, 85, of Celina, died at 4:23 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Gardens of Celina.

She was born on Dec. 5, 1926, in St. Henry, to James Clifford Jacobs and Mary Louise Rafferty, and they preceded her in death.

In April 1980, she married Norbert Paulus, and he preceded her in death.

Raymond H. Poppe, 92

July 25, 2012

Raymond H. Poppe, 92, formerly of Botkins, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Home, 11300 Circle Drive, St. Marys.

Raymond was born on Sept. 22, 1919, in Clay County, Ark., the son of August and Rosa (Leirer) Poppe, and they preceded him in death.  

On Nov. 23, 1946, he married Estella Sweetman, and she passed away on Oct. 12, 1994.

July 24th

Governor's Cup Regatta Canceled

July 24, 2012

CELINA — Citing low lake levels and boater safety concerns, the organizers of the Governor's Cup Regatta decided to cancel this year's race.

"It was an awful decision," Regatta President Allen Baskett told The Evening Leader this morning. "We've been watching the situation during the last few weeks, hoping to have days like this that would really make a difference. We still had money to raise and we felt like we could do it but then we came up against this obstacle."

Shop Owner, CIC Discuss Building

July 24, 2012

NEW BREMEN — After village council members recently moved a property to its Community Improvement Corporation, members of the CIC discussed the property during their meeting Monday evening.

First, during their meeting Monday evening, members of the New Bremen CIC heard from Keith Quellhorst with Que’s Barber Shop.

Quellhorst noted design plans for the look of the building he is currently operating inside — the former New Bremen Parks Department building.

Stack's Future Remains Unclear

July 24, 2012

ST. MARYS — The future of one of the staples of the city of St. Marys’ skyline remains in limbo.

During Monday night’s meeting, St. Marys City Councilors approved a recommendation by a 4-1 vote to move forward with the demolition of the former power plant’s smoke stack. John Bubp, the 1st Ward Councilor, voted against the measure and two city councilors — Dennis Vossler and Jim Harris — were absent.

Keith talks life lessons in banquet speech

July 24, 2012

ST. MARYS — Floyd Keith years ago found a good rule to live by posted near — of all things —  a livestock scale.

“Do right and fear no man”, a take on a 15th century English proverb is one of the abiding maxims of his life the standout athlete, coach and executive said on Saturday in a speech to a local booster group.

It's taken him a long way.

July 23rd

Kids Take Over GLSM

July 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — Children at Grand Lake St. Marys were jumping, dodging, racing and sliding through obstacle courses Saturday afternoon during a day of campground activities.

The Grand Lake VIP Association held its second annual Kids Day at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Saturday, showcasing the fun that can be found at the campground. The event featured a moonwalk and an inflatable obstacle course, a variety of games, including corn hole, hillbilly golf, a toilet toss and washer toss and an outdoor movie at night.

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