January 17th, 2012
Margaret R. “Maggie” Ellis, 78, of Celina, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at her daughter’s residence.
She was born on March 28, 1933, in Celina, to Earl E. and Roie A. (Gaskill) Vorhees, and they preceded her in death.
On Dec. 24, 1954, she married Charles E. Ellis, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1991.
She is survived by a daughter, Debra (Jim) Fishbaugh of Celina; a granddaughter; a sister; her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother; a sister.
Louis R. Bruns, 88, of 2641 Goettemoeller Road, Maria Stein, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
He was born on July 24, 1923, in St. Rose, to Charles and Anna (Meier) Bruns, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 8, 1948, he married Mary Evelyn Schmitmeyer, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 1989.
ST. MARYS — Joint Township District Memorial Hospital was recently awarded a $1.5 million incentive from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its participation in the electronic health records incentive program.
The program, Meaningful EHR Use, challenges care providers to move toward electronic records through a series of phases to be implemented through 2015. Patient Care Vice President Deb McKee said Joint Township District Memorial Hospital approached Phase I of the program by focusing on the hospital’s emergency department.
ST. MARYS — Motorists heading west onto Indiana Avenue from Defiance Road could soon be able to turn right on red.
Members of the St. Marys Traffic Committee voted to send a recommendation to city council that would allow for right turns on red at the intersection of Indiana Avenue and Defiance Road, near the Auglaize County Council on Aging, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. John Bubp, the 1st Ward Councilor, asked the matter be referred to the committee during last week’s city council meeting.
ST. MARYS — With a line out of the door, Varsity Lanes was packed Saturday night with community members coming out to support their peers and fighting for a cause.
Relay for Life of Southwest Auglaize County held its first big event of the year to get ready for its June event.
“This is our kickoff,” Co-Chair Jackie Speckman said after the doors opened for the fundraiser.
Speckman noted the various activities on the agenda for Saturday’s event, which went from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Jan. 17: St. Marys Living Center will host Auglaize County Wildlife Officer Matt Hoehn at 2 p.m. today in the dining room.
The Minster Village Council is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today.
Jan. 18: There will be a Zumba class and a yoga class at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. respectively today at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.
Jan. 19: The Auglaize County Veterans Commission will meet at 6 p.m. today at 1020 W. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys found space on the perimeter and came out of the gate firing from long distance.
By the end of the first quarter against Perry’s Commodores the Riders put up 11 three-pointers — hitting on six of them.
The Roughriders scored a season-high in points in their best offensive display of the season in a 72-61 win over Lima Perry on Saturday night at Murotech Court.
New Knoxville 53, USV 46
MCGUFFEY — Paige Lehman scored 17 points and Haley Dillon scored 14 points in New Knoxville's 53-46 win over Upper Scioto Valley on Saturday afternoon.
The teams went to the half tied at 26-26, but the Rangers outscored the Rams 13-10 in the third and 14-10 in the fourth quarter for the victory.
New Knoxville improved to 9-2 on the season. The Rangers have won five straight games and nine of their last 10 games.
Carl W. Schlenker Sr., 92, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta.
He was born on May 16, 1919, in Wapakoneta, to John and Elizabeth (Ochs) Schlenker, and they preceded him in death.
On June 22, 1940, he married Mildred (Mid) Cook, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 1992.