August 15th, 2012
Myron “Sam” Katterheinrich, 86, of 216 W. Spring St., New Knoxville, died suddenly at 11:24 a.m. Monday, Aug., 13, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Oct. 17, 1925, in New Knoxville, the son of Samuel and Ida (Schultz) Katterheinrich, and they preceded him in death.
He married Joanne Koenig on Aug. 23, 1947, and she survives at the residence.
Eleanor L. Wolfe, 91, formerly of 402 S. Main St., New Knoxville, died on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Cridersville Health Care Center.
She was born on June 4, 1921, in Kenmore, the daughter of Ausker and Mary (Brant) Imler, and they preceded her in death.
On June 2, 1943, she married Dr. Herbert S. Wolfe, while he was preparing for duty as a medical officer in World War II. Herbert preceded her in death in 2002.
Maurice J. Stammen, 80, of New Bremen, died at 1:31 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the St. Marys Living Center.
He was born on July 3, 1932, in New Weston, the son of Norbert and Frances (Westgerdes) Stammen, and they preceded him in death.
On July 4, 1957, he married Joan Hamberg, and she survives in New Bremen.
He is also survived by his sisters, Laura Sudhoff of Fort Recovery and Dolores Robbins of Celina; a brother, Harold (Irene) Stammen of New Bremen; a number of nieces and nephews.
NEW BREMEN — After experiencing a leak in the roof during the summer, administrators are working to assemble a team to create a plan of action for building maintenance on New Bremen Elementary School.
Superintendent Howard Overman said a contractor came out and took samples of the roof and recommended that approximately 80 percent of the roof be replaced.
ST. MARYS — After less than six months on the job, the city’s safety-service director is resigning.
Jason Little, who was hired by Mayor Pat McGowan in February, announced his resignation this morning. McGowan told The Evening Leader Little was unable to sell his home in Washington Courthouse and that his wife accepted a teaching position in its school district.
ST. MARYS — During Saturday’s SummerFest parade, attendees may have noticed the giant birthday cake holding 60 birthday candles.
As another SummerFest has passed this weekend, it also recognized the 60th anniversary of the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, whose SummerFest Committee puts on the festival every year.
Saturday, Aug. 11 — Family Day
7:30 a.m. — Saturday morning breakfast by Agape — Kiwanis Tent
8 a.m. — Senior Moments Morning — Entertainment Tent
8 a.m. — Pony Run — Canal Towpath toward 40-Acre Pond. (Registration at 7:30 a.m.)
8:30 a.m. — Roughrider 5K — Canal Towpath toward 40-Acre Pond. (Registration at 7:30 a.m.)
9 a.m. — Craft show, South Street Parking Lot
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Aug. 7-13, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Approximately 3,500 yards of broken concrete from St. Marys and Wapakoneta roads was used as rip-rap at Lake St. Marys in an effort to prevent erosion. Lake Foreman John Sunderland noted $1,900 was appropriated for dredging the lake.
ST. MARYS — Shoppers braved the cooler temperatures and cloudy skies Friday afternoon for an annual downtown St. Marys sale.
The SummerFest Super Sidewalk Sales kicked off at 10 a.m. Friday along Spring Street and will run throughout the weekend. Replay Consignment Shop Owner Rachelle Breland said the weather conditions caused her to limit the amount of clothing she placed on the sidewalk.
ST. MARYS — An annual fundraiser benefitting a county agency kicked off this week, enabling residents to nab a few deals while helping out the Auglaize County Council on Aging.
The Auglaize County Council on Aging (ACCA) opened its annual garage sale Thursday.
Activities Director Evelyn Hartley noted she has been preparing for the garage sale for a month.
“We started collecting items the first week of July,” Hartley said. “We got items from anybody and everybody.”