January 30th, 2012
“Leader Look Back,” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Jan. 23 to 30, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Ohio National Guardsmen from St. Marys and Celina mobilized and left to go to Portsmouth and Cincinnati to assist in flood relief. Company K went to Cincinnati and a medical detachment from Celina also left for the impacted region.
Keith J. Gehle, 66, of Rockford, died at 7:27 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born on May 19, 1945, in Celina, to Al and Florence (Leugers) Gehle, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 27, 1966, he married Margaret M. Homan, and she survives in Rockford.
Ruth Harter, 72, of Spencerville, died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
James M. Luneke, 64, of 5448 Wilson Drive, Celina, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on July 31, 1947, in Dayton, to Carl L. and Gertrude R. (Raffel) Luneke, and they preceded him in death.
On March 11, 1967, in Richmond, Ind., he married Phyllis A. George, and she survives.
He is also survived by two sons, James Luneke of Dayton and Tim Luneke of Dayton; a daughter, Angela (Rodney) Simpson of Celina; four grandchildren; a sister.
He was preceded in death by a brother; a sister.
Eileen Klosterman Herman, 92, of 304 N. Wayne St., St. Marys, died at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Feb. 12, 1919, in Montezuma, to Frank and Adelaide (Borgert) Klosterman, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 29, 1945, she married Eugene T. Herman of Celina, after his safe return from Europe and World War II. Eugene preceded her in death in 2002.
Robert L. Davis, 88, formerly of St. Marys, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at HealthPark Care Center in Fort Myers, Fla.
He was born on Dec. 18, 1923, in Union City, to Robert C. and Miriam B. (Jobes) Davis, and they preceded him in death.
He married Marjorie Weimer, and she preceded him in death in September 1960. On Dec. 8, 1961, he married Mary M. (Gibson) Casler, and she survives in Fort Myers, Fla., where they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary.
The following is a list of times and places for weigh-ins for the Grand Health Challenge:
Jan. 30: There will be a weigh in for the Grand Health Challenge from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. today at Wapak Medical Center.
Jan. 31: There will be a weigh in for the Grand Health Challenge from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at JTDMH's cardiac center and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Mercer County Health Department.
CELINA - A Celina woman faces multiple charges stemming from a break-in at a local business.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office has filed charges against Mandi L. Gibbons, 31, of 632 Grove Street #9, Celina, with theft and breaking and entering, both fifth-degree felonies. She is being held in the Mercer County Detention Center
NEW BREMEN 48, MARION LOCAL 47
MARIA STEIN — Derek Bornhorst of New Bremen calmly sank two free throws with 6.5 seconds left in the game to defeat the Marion Local Flyers 48-47 Friday night in a MAC contest played at the Hanger in Marion Local.
Despite separate scoring droughts of five minutes and seven and a half minutes and a 10-for-21 performance at the free throw line in the second half, the Cardinals pulled out an important MAC win with the free throws that mattered most.