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December 12th

Lola Jean “Jeanie” Miller, 80

December 12, 2011

Lola Jean “Jeanie” Miller, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 4 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at her residence.

She was born on Sept. 16, 1931, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Fred and Erma (Miller) Nuss, and they preceded her in death.  

On Sept. 12, 1948, she married Robert L. “Bob” Miller, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 2002.

Kathryn J. Klaus, 81

December 12, 2011

Kathryn J. Klaus, 81, of Spencerville, formerly of Venedocia, died at 9:05 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1930, in Dayton, to Charles and Margaret Dyke Mullen, and they preceded her in death.

On Nov. 27, 1952, she married Joseph G. Klaus, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1999.

She is survived by three daughters, Debbie (Kenny) Armstrong of Spencerville, Barbara (Bob) Delgado of Ohio City and Colleen Klaus of Spencerville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law.

Harry Mike Gibson, 68

December 12, 2011

Harry  Mike Gibson, 68, of Celina, died at 8:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.

He was born on June 9, 1943, to Glen Gibson and Dorothy Tracy, and they preceded him in death.

On Dec. 21, 2963, he married Kay Grunden, and she survives him.

He is also survived by two sons, Larry Michael (Donna) Gibson of Rockford and Donny J. Gibson of Willshire; a brother; two sisters; several nieces and nephews; three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

Virgil Stienecker, 89

December 12, 2011

Virgil Stienecker, 89, of St. Marys, died on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Otterbein – St. Marys.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

The Rev. Roger D. Perl, 75

December 12, 2011

The Rev. Roger D. Perl, 75, of Tiffin, died on Wednesday evening, Dec. 7, 2011, at St. Francis Home.

He was born on July 14, 1936, in Le Mars, Iowa, to John and Elizabeth (Graupe) Perl, and they preceded him in death.

On June 14, 1958, at Zion United Church of Christ in Fireside, he married Alice “Jeanie” Ziegler, and she survives him.

He is survived by two daughters, Amy (Andrew) Kuhn of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Emily Perl of Baltimore, Md.; a brother; a sister; two grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by a brother.

Otterbein Gets Into Holiday Spirit

December 12, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local retirement community rolled out its holiday decorations this weekend for its annual holiday open house.

Santa Visits Minster

December 12, 2011

MINSTER — Santa arrived in style on a fire truck Saturday afternoon for his annual visit with area children at the gazebo in Minster Machine Centennial Park.

“I think the thing the kids really like is how Santa comes in on the fire truck,” Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library Branch Supervisor Becky Prenger said.

She added despite the construction downtown, Santa was able to find his way to the park.

“Santa had to take an alternate route this year, but he still found us,” she said.

December 9th

St. Henry sizzles from field in win over St. Marys

December 10, 2011

St. Henry at St. Marys photo gallery (Link): http://www.flickr.com/photos/smeveningleader/sets/72157628354230749/show/

For  a few minutes midway through the second quarter everything St. Henry tossed at the basket  seemed to splash through the net.

That big second quarter surge lifted the Redskins to a 73-57 win over the St. Marys boys basketball team on Friday night at Murotech Court in St. Marys.

Rangers stave off Waynesfield-Goshen for 50-44 win

December 10, 2011

Waynesfield-Goshen at New Knoxville photo gallery (Link): http://www.flickr.com/photos/smeveningleader/sets/72157628354379367/show/

NEW KNOXVILLE — For most of the first half the New Knoxville Rangers basketball team controlled the action against the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers Friday night as they  went to halftime up by 15 points.

LCC pulls away from New Bremen, 66-40

December 10, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Lima Central Catholic defeated New Bremen 66-40 on Friday night behind 18 points from Billy Taflinger.

 Taflinger finished with 18 points for LCC, while Ty O’Connor scored 11. Bruce Hodges and Tre'on Johnson added 8 apiece.

ST. MARYS — Four different St. Marys hitters drove two runs, the offense put up a 10-spot...
  MINSTER — The Minster softball team scored five runs in the bottom of the first...
VERSAILLES  —  The St. Marys baseball team got a pair of complete games on the...

 

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