ST. MARYS — The incoming mayor for the city of St. Marys says he plans to have the city’s top position filled by February.
Mayor-elect Patrick McGowan, who takes office Jan. 1, said he is in the process of compiling applications for the safety-service director position. The position became open when current Safety-Service Director Tom Hitchcock was named to the same position for the city of Celina effective Jan. 1.
Virgil H. Stienecker, 89, of 1300 Circle Drive, St. Marys, died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Otterbein Retirement Community in St. Marys.
He was born on Sept. 21, 1922, in rural St. Marys, the son of Leander and Lanora (Dohse) Stienecker, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 29, 1948, at the Zion Lutheran Church in St. Marys, he married Marjorie Schmehl, and she survives at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Commnunity.
Adrian R. Settlage, 89, of 11780 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died suddenly at 4:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
He was born on June 27, 1922, on the farm where he currently resided, the son of William and Ida (Wellman) Settlage, and they preceded him in death.
On March 6, 1948, he married Martha Maneke, and she survives at the residence.
ST. MARYS — City councilors received an update regarding the possibility of a multi-million dollar payment to cover costs associated with a now-defunct AMP power plant project.
ST. MARYS — A group of juniors and seniors joined their peers in officially becoming members of a national scholarship group.
Fifteen juniors and one senior joined the 17 members of Memorial High School’s National Honor Society through the induction ceremony held Sunday night.
During the ceremony, NHS President Anthony Tenney welcomed those in attendance for the ceremony.
Robert W. Huckeriede, 78, of 2405 Kensington Drive, St. Marys, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Nov. 17, 1933, in Auglaize County, to Wilbur and A. Ruth (Steva) Huckeriede, and they preceded him in death.
On May 5, 1956, in the Evangelical and Reformed Church in New Knoxville, he married Shirley Janelle Kuck, and she survives.
Jacque E. Frantz, 82, of 3003 Cisco Road, Sidney, passed away at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
He was born on July 25, 1929, in Piqua, the son of Roy and Helen (Edwards) Frantz, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 27, 1949, he was married to Lucille M. DeBrosse, and she preceded him in death on June 29, 1999.
Ryan Dean Berg, 7 months, of New Bremen, passed away peacefully at 3:32 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital surrounded by his family.
He was born on May 11, 2011, at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, the son of Jamie Berg and Stephanie Gillingham, and they survive him in New Bremen.