August 12th, 2011
ST. MARYS — On Monday, a city committee will hear options regarding preventing short power outages caused by squirrels.
St. Marys Safety-Service Director Tom Hitchcock is expected to talk with St. Marys Electric Committee members about the feasibility of allowing the live trapping of squirrels during squirrel season inside the city limits. During the Aug. 8 city council meeting, Hitchcock said the recent surge in short outages have been attributed to squirrels tripping circuits.
New St. Marys head football coach Greg Phillips wanted a fresh start for the players on a Roughrider team that ended last season at 1-9, in disarray and eventually with a new coach.
“I told the players when I first met them we need to learn a few things from last year, but at the same time we need to forget about last year,” said Phillips, who left Oak Hill to head the Roughrider program.
Phillips wanted few preconceived notions and no arbitrary limits on where and how his new players fit into his system when practices began the first week of August.
Attached is a downloadable Audio/Video Interview with St. Marys girls soccer coach Paul Dingledine about the upcoming 2011 season. (Quicktime Video, 6.87 MB)
St. Marys Girls Soccer
Head Coach: Paul Dingledine, 10th season, 96-32-11 record
Returning Letterwinners: 12
Lost to graduation from 2010: 5
Levaun M. Pleiman, 89, of Celina, died at 1:43 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at The Gardens at Celina.
She was born on Sept. 4, 1921, in Celina, to George J. and Anna Marie (Fullenkamp) Pleiman, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sisters; 13 nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers; a sister; two brothers-in-law; a niece.
Carl R. “Dick” Heil, 92, of Cridersville, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 12:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
He was born on Nov. 21, 1918, in Auglaize County, the son of Herbert and Emma (Cook) Heil, and they preceded him in death.
On July 10, 1945, he married Lanetta Mills, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 1977. On Dec. 22, 1984, he married Mary E. Shaw, and she survives him.
ST. MARYS — With the help of generous donations and a lot of hard work, an area charitable organization was able to provide a laptop to a local girl in need.
Tara Sterling, 13, of St. Marys, received an Acer laptop from Bikes and Cars For a Cause, an area organization that aims to help children, whether individually or through donating money to charities.
NEW BREMEN — Twenty five shocks, seven injections of epinephrine and a cardiac surgery were what it took to save Max the “Miracle Man” Cotterman after going into sudden cardiac arrest, but the most important factor in his care was the 91 minutes of CPR he had received from family, friends, the New Bremen EMS Squad and hospital staff.
Susan L. Warner, 52, of 207 S. Franklin St., New Bremen, died on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at her residence of natural causes.
She was born on May 19, 1959, in St. Marys, to Karl and Evelyn (Gieseke) Warner.
She is survived by her sister, Carole (Larry) (Warner-Eversman) LaVeen of Sidney; a nephew, Allen (Kim) Eversman of Wapakoneta; one great-nephew; one great-niece.
Betty L. Schroer, 88, of 519 Westhaven Drive, New Bremen, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1923, in St. Marys, to Virgil and Malinda (Gieseke) Horn.
On Sept. 25, 1955, she married Curtis Schroer, and he survives her in New Bremen.
She is also survived by her son, Dwight Schroer of New Bremen; a daughter, Kathleen (Eugene) Aufderhaar of Bluffton.
Joyce E. Kogge, 75, of 211 N. Vine St., St. Marys, died at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Jan. 9, 1936, in St. Marys, the daughter of E.B. and Lillian (Piper) Hall, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 22, 1952, she married LeRoy Kogge, and he survives her at the residence.