September 19th, 2011
Phyllis L. Oda, 84, of Minster, died at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Wilson Memorial Hospital.
She was born on July 11, 1927, in Piqua, to Bernard and Blanche I. (Davis) Fronda, and they preceded her in death.
On Dec. 7, 1946, in Piqua, she married Harold E. Oda, and he survives in Minster.
She is also survived by her daughters, Kathy Oda, Diane (Doug) McGlaughlin and Alice Lawrence, all of Minster; a daughter-in-law; two sisters; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.
Dorothy J. Bader, 81, of Rockford, died at 1:24 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the Gardens in Celina.
She was born on Jan. 9, 1930, in Mercer County, to Edwin and Frona Bollenbacher, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 28, 1953, she married Robert E. Bader, and he preceded her in death on April 18, 2005.
She is survived by two sons, Art Bader of Rockford and Jim (Lori) Bader of Celina; a sister; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother; a sister.
James R. Berning, 75, of West Main Street, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes early Sunday morning, Sept. 18, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on Dec. 28, 1935, in McCartyville, to Herbert and Dorothy (Howe) Berning, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 26, 1959, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, Jim married Carol Ann (Vogelsang) Berning, and she preceded him in death on June 6, 2010.
Eunice M. Kohlreiser, 79, of 1523 Klosterman Lane, St. Marys, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on May 13, 1932, in New Knoxville, to Erbin and Luetta (Piepmeyer) Stienecker, and they preceded her in death.
On Aug. 11, 1951, she married Robert L. Kohlreiser Sr., and he survives in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — A group St. Marys lovers gathered at a shelter house on Grand Lake St. Marys Saturday afternoon to meet and mingle about the history of the town they all had lived in at one point.
Two months ago, Gary Gibson created the Facebook group “If you grew up in St. Marys, you remember…”. The group was created after a discussion between Gibson and fellow member Kim Wiehe-Kaylor.
ST. MARYS — Walkers gathered for a stroll along Grand Lake St. Marys for the fifth annual Parkinson’s Awareness Walk Saturday morning to raise money and awareness for the disease.
Auglaize County Council on Aging Social Worker Michelle Evans said the walk also allows word to spread about a local support group.
“The walk helps get awareness out about our Parkinson’s support group,” she said, noting that the group meets at 2 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
The light went on for the Roughrider offense and Bath’s punishing running back got taken down.
The St. Marys football team delivered a breakthrough 36-19 win over Bath by stonewalling standout tailback Aaron Smith on defense and mixing a powerful ground game with an efficient passing game on Friday night at Skip Baughman Stadium.
MINSTER – Marion Local defeated ninth-ranked Minster 26-17 in a Midwest Athletic Conference homecoming showdown on Friday.
“We played really well tonight. This is a big win for us and we’ve been waiting a long time for this one,” said Marion Local head coach Tim Goodwin. “We played, not real well, (but) we played hard. We made plays and Minster played really well too. It was just two, evenly-matched teams.”
Goodwin said he was most happy with his team’s resiliency throughout the game.
NEW BREMEN – During the week New Bremen Cardinals head football coach stated that the New Bremen-Fort Recovery game would likely be close.
He likely didn’t know just how right he’d be.
Fort Recovery won that close match-up 34-33 at New Bremen on Friday night.
Two big interceptions by Fort Recovery in the fourth quarter put the nail into the coffin for New Bremen as freshman Cole Hull intercepted an Elliot Westerbeck pass with 1:21 to end the Cardinal threat and cap a wild contest.
ST. MARYS — A traveling exhibit in the county has a portion located in town, featuring items from a local collection.
"New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" is a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute presented by the Auglaize County Historical Society and the Auglaize County Public District Library.
The St. Marys Community Public Library features a locally based arm of the exhibit, noting musical instruments from St. Marys resident Jeff Squire's collection, as well as pieces found in the St. Marys library.