August 19th, 2011
ST. MARYS — Ginny Maurer, of Kettlersville, has always loved being around children and began babysitting as soon as she was old enough. She began teaching girls baton twirling as a junior in high school.
“I started teaching some of the neighbor girls when I was a junior,” Maurer said. “That went on and more girls started asking me to teach them baton twirling. When I was a senior, I started my actual first corps, the Jenn-Ettes. They were named after Fort Jennings, which was my hometown.”
ST. MARYS — For the second month in a row, income tax collections for the city of St. Marys have sagged behind 2010 numbers.
In July, the city collected $261,572.49 — down from the $306,857.68 it netted in 2010. Despite the decrease, the city still outpaced 2009’s figure, which was $258,111.76.
A poor July also put the city behind last year’s overall number. To date, the city netted $2.239 million, while last year it took in $2.283 million during the same time period. In 2009, the city took in $2.157 million during the same time period.
Steven H. Shrock Sr., 71, of 10805 Celina-Mendon Road, Mendon, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born on Jan. 13, 1940, in Elwood, Ind., the son of John and Claudine (Garner) Shrock, and they preceded him in
He married Karen Smith on Feb. 15, 1958, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his three sons, Steven (Tami) Shrock Jr. of Versailles, Dave (Shelley) Shrock of Celina, Scott Schrock of Mendon; by three grandchildren; by one brother.
Richard C. “Dick” Weisenbarger, 79, of 801 Oliver St., St. Marys, and formerly of Van Wert, died on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton following a brief illness.
He was born on Dec. 29, 1931, in Darke County, the son of Wilbur and Mabel (Carmony) Weisenbarger.
He married Izez Weadock Ankerman on May 22, 1993, and she survives at the residence.
NEW BREMEN — For one area resident, nabbing the lead spot in an annual parade was a complete surprise.
Delores Stienecker said she has known for approximately two months that she was named grand marshal for this weekend’s Bremenfest parade, but she has been in shock and she didn’t want to tell anyone.
“I didn’t want to tell anybody in case they changed their mind,” Stienecker said.
ST. MARYS — An Ohio senator spoke of his key position on a panel tasked with paring government spending and slicing the nation’s debt.
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman addressed his appointment to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction during a teleconference Thursday with regional media. Portman was selected to serve on the panel following Congress’ deal to raise the debt ceiling while agreeing to trim government spending. The senator noted no topic is off the table — including defense.
NEW BREMEN — Members of the New Bremen Board of Education heard a presentation mapping out the costs of renovating the elementary school building versus constructing a new building from Freytag and Associates Wednesday night at their regular board meeting.
ST. MARYS — A group of students visited a local service organization to tell members about their trip to an annual workshop.
Four St. Marys Memorial High School students attended the World Community Workshop last May — a workshop Rotary has put on since 1987.
“Each year, we sponsor four selected sophomores,” St. Marys Rotary President Linda Vogel told her fellow Rotarians during the students’ visit on Wednesday at the Eagles. “It is held at Defiance College in May every year.”
ST. MARYS — Coast Guard Auxiliary patrol boat Santa Maria headed home to its base on Grand Lake after a quiet safety and training patrol. At 6 p.m., Sunday, lookout Mike McKay, of Dayton, reported a boat circling the Santa Maria at very high speed.
Damon Springer, 16, of 9676 State Route 127, Celina, died on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Wayne Hospital in Greenville.
He was born on Oct. 24, 1994, in Knox County, to James Springer of Celina and Amy (Duane) Willey of Danville, and they survive him.
He is also survived by a brother, Andrew Springer; a sister, Beth Shafer; his grandparents, Don and Dorothy Springer of Celina, James Frye of Mount Vernon and Mike and Bonnie Swingley of Howard; his great-grandparents, William and Evelina Frye of Howard.
He was preceded in death by two uncles; two cousins.