September 12th, 2011
The Rev. Larry G. Fries, 67, of Celina, died at 2:50 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Nov. 22, 1943, in Piqua, to Charles Frederick Sr. Fries and Jane (Kiser) Fries Campbell, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 3, 1969, he married Mary Kay Gingrich, and she survives him.
Donna M. Forsthoefel, 53, of Celina, died at 9:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on March 27, 1958, in Columbus, to Boniface H. and Cecile D. (Collins) Forsthoefel, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a brother; a sister; five nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister; a nephew.
Quarterback Reggie McAdams and the Elida Bulldogs’ offense returned to the field just in time to halt the St. Marys football team’s second-half comeback bid.
McAdams engineered a game-defining 11-play, 64-yard touchdown drive in the closing minutes of the third quarter and into the early fourth quarter to give Elida the cushion it needed to escape from Skip Baughman Stadium with a 42-23 victory.
Elida had a worn-out defense and the Roughriders had scored 15 points in less than two minutes to close to within five points late in the third quarter.
MARIA STEIN — Marion Local dominated the New Bremen Cardinals with 365 total yards of offense and coasted to a 55-8 win on Friday night.
Jake Heitkamp rushed for 117 yards on 12 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead the Flyers in the Midwest Athletic Conference romp.
“I thought offensively we ran the ball pretty good,” Flyers head coach Tim Goodwin said. “They were playing man and giving us a lot of eight man fronts so it was nice to see us run the ball.”
New Bremen falls to 0-3 and 0-1 in the MAC.
ST. MARYS — A local county official says the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, forced emergency personnel across Auglaize County to reassess its capabilities in the event of a local disaster.
“It created a lot of work for us,” Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said of the aftermath of the terrorist attacks a decade ago. “One was changing our plans and we updated a lot of plans.”
ST. MARYS — Firefighting was in the blood for St. Marys Firefighters/Paramedics Nick Scott and Doug Beougher.
The two were hired to the St. Marys Fire Department in October 2006, and both had family members who also served as first responders. Scott’s father was a firefighter, while Beougher’s grandfather, father, uncle and brother are all firemen.
“We both come from firefighting families,” Scott said.
NEW BREMEN — A local employer gave its clients the day off as part of an annual get-together on Friday.
Auglaize Industries clients feted the end of summer with an annual celebration, as they ate, played games and enjoyed each other’s company.
“This is our client appreciation picnic,” Director Greg Ferrall said. “We hold an annual client picnic, and we do a Christmas party also, which is the last Friday that we work in December.”
The picnic, Ferrall said, is a way to give back to the clients.
Mary H. Helmstetter, 87, of 603 W. South St., St. Marys, died at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on July 5, 1924, in St. Marys, to August and Helen (Werts) Wieser.
On Aug. 9, 1947, in St. Marys, she married Ferd A Helmstetter, who died on Oct. 31, 1982.
Enid Eudene Holdren, 93, of Brownstown, died on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in her home.
Funeral services were on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from the Ford Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 23620 N. Huron River Drive, Rockwood.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1917, in St. Marys, the daughter of Milo and Ruth (Potts) Johns.
Gail L. Becker, 89, of rural Spencerville, died peacefully at 6:20 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Elida, surrounded by her family.
She was born on Jan. 30, 1922, in St. Marys, the daughter of Harry and Lulu (Seewer) Whetstone, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 13, 1941, she married Owen O. Becker, and he died on Nov. 20, 1990.