July 27th, 2012
Harold “Gene” Hunsaker, 77, of 04249 Frahm Pike, rural Celina, died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Oct. 18, 1934, in Celina, to John J. and Nevilla (Apgar) Hunsaker, and they preceded him in death.
On July 3, 1952, in St. Marys, he married Helen E. “Sis” Bowers, and she survives.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
Fifty years ago this week, the St. Marys Lakers jumped on top of the St. Marys Legion baseball team early before eventually holding them off for what became a 12-10 victory at Memorial Field in St. Marys.
Earlier in the season, the Lakers let a late-game lead against the Legion slip from their hands, but this time around they held on for the win.
The Lakers popped the cork in the third inning with four runs and added six more through the fifth inning.
ST. MARYS — In six months, troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol have made more than 30 drug-related arrests in Auglaize County.
In data released earlier this week by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers statewide have made 3,963 arrests during the first six months of 2012. Lt. Scott Carrico, of the Wapakoneta Post, said troopers have been focusing on the Interstate-75 corridor.
ST. MARYS — When he gave his daughter up for adoption, Matt Paul, a college student in Arizona at the time, knew it was what was best for her.
“I had no future yet,” he said. “I was still in college, I had a part-time job, and her mother was the same that I was.”
Having been raised by a loving adoptive family himself, Paul said his positive experience helped him come to the decision.
“I think if I would not have gone through it, I might not have thought about it, but I had a great childhood,” he said.
Lester Young, 74, of Celina, died at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
He was born on May 11, 1938, in Jennings County, Ind., to Ernest Young and Mable Simmons, and they preceded him in death.
On Dec. 29, 1988, he married Norma Combs, and she survives.
He is also survived by a son, Thomas Leighty of Savanna, Ga.; a daughter, Melissa (Bob) Lacey of Fayetteville, N.C.; a brother; two sisters; two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
c, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Nov. 17, 1924, in Celina, to Herbert and Ruth (Desch) Vander Horst, and they preceded him in death.
On June 9, 1957, he married Bernice “Ben” Schmitz, and she preceded him in death on July 7.
Mary M. Simon, 92, of Versailles, passed away at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
She was born on Feb. 13, 1920, in Piqua, to Louis and Zelma (Francis) Peltier, and they preceded her in death.
Carol J. Hagen, 91, of Celina, died at 10:31 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the Gardens in Celina.
She was born on Jan. 24, 1921, in Northport, Mich., to Fred Baumberger and Daisy Nelson, and they preceded her in death.
On Oct. 11, 1942, she married John “Frank” Hagen, and he preceded her in death on April 6, 2009.
Click on the link below to download Minster's 2012 fall sports schedule.
Forty years and more than $600,000 donated to St. Marys Memorial athletic programs later, the group kicked off its fall 2012 events, which include teaming up with St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer to bring two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin to the city.
Griffin will appear at Buffalo Wild Wings in St. Marys on Thursday, Aug. 23, in a fundraiser for the Rider Rooters.