January 20th, 2012
ST. MARYS — At 17-years-old, MMCS Brock Luedeke made a decision that has impacted the rest of his life.
At the time, Luedeke, the son of Edward and Ginger Luedeke of Union City, Tenn., and Mike and Mary Zimmerman of St. Marys, was a senior in high school, anticipating his 18th birthday and making plans to attend the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. A friend of his had recently joined the military and referred Luedeke to a recruiter.
ST. MARYS — As of Thursday morning, the United Way of Auglaize County had raised $285,000 for its 2011 campaign, just $15,000 shy of its $300,000 goal, and a few phone calls made a big difference.
“This morning, (United Way of Auglaize County Executive Director) Randy (Fisher) and I were on the telephone, and at one point, I thought he was going to come through the telephone line to get a high five,” Campaign Chair Rex Katterheinrich said at the fourth annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Thursday afternoon.
WAPAKONETA — The Wapakoneta Education Association (WEA) and the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education may be closer to reaching a contract agreement after a non-binding meeting Wed-nesday with the federal mediator overseeing their case.
“Informal discussion has led to a conceptual agreement that may lead to a resolution,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said this morning.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Celina 60, St. Marys 26
Delphos Jefferson 60, Lincolnview 43
Lafayette Allen E. 55, Bluffton 46
Lima Cent. Cath. 58, Ada 54
Lima Shawnee 76, Elida 30
Points Per Game G PTS. PPG
Travis Bertram, Wapak 11 189 17.3
Garet Fledderjohann, St. Marys 10 122 14.5
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
WAPAKONETA — Law enforcement officials are searching the eastern portion of the county for burglary suspects.
In a news release, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said deputies and detectives from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office are currently searching the Buckland area for suspects in a burglary that occurred early this morning.
At approximately 3:03 a.m. today, a passerby noticed someone in the Trupointe business located at 101 Main Street in Buckland and called the sheriff’s office.
Helen Marie Vantilburg, 86, of Celina, died on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
She was born on Oct. 14, 1925, in Hopewell Township, to Lawrence Schaadt and Esther Viereck, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 14, 1944, she married Harold Vantilburg, and he preceded her in death on April 14, 2009.
She is survived by two sons, James (Brenda) Vantilburg of Celina and Mark (Anna) Vantilburg of Crestwood, Ky.; a daughter, Janet (Gary) Morrison of Celina; a sister-in-law; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Russell W. Louth, 77, of Spencerville, died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on March 20, 1934, in Spencerville, to Donald and Chloe (McCullough) Louth, and they preceded him in death, along with his stepmother, Myrtle (Vandemark) Louth.
On April 30, 1955, he married Judy A. Harbison, and she survives.
He is also survived by three children, Jennifer (Tim) Barnes of St. Marys, Amy (Daniel) Miller of Fremont and David (Linda) Louth of Lafayette; eight grandchildren; a brother.
ST. MARYS — After two hours of discussion and listening to a presentation, members of a local school board agreed to move forward with a scheduling change at the high and middle school levels during a special meeting Wednesday evening.
Members of the St. Marys Board of Education met Wednesday evening to discuss the switch from a traditional schedule to a trimester schedule — with the deciding factor being the fact that students would receive more instructional time in a trimester schedule versus the traditional schedule the upper-level schools currently use.