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August 24th, 2011

Care Flight Arrives At Collision

August 24, 2011

MINSTER — Two drivers were transported by medical helicopter to a regional hospital after a two-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon near Minster.

According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, at 12:17 p.m., Christopher Blumenstock, of Minster, was driving a 2001 Honda Odyssey and traveling east on Ohio 119 when he attempted to pass another vehicle. Blumenstock’s vehicle struck a 2005 Chevy Impala that was driven by Caitlin Gross, of Sidney, who was traveling west on Ohio 119.

Village Seeks More Water

August 24, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Area councilors voted to move forward with a project after passing an emergency vote Tuesday evening.

New Bremen Village Councilors passed an emergency resolution to hire R.L. Quinter Well Drilling of Burkettsville to proceed with the enlarging of a water well on Isern Farm, at a cost not to exceed $40,000.

Quake Felt Locally

August 24, 2011

ST. MARYS — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake that rattled Virginia and much of the northern East Coast caused instruments at Wright State University Lake Campus to jump Tuesday afternoon.

The quake struck shortly before 2 p.m. and its epicenter was near Mineral, Va., west of Richmond. The impact of the quake caused a monitoring station at the Lake Campus to jump and the Auglaize County EMA reported receiving numerous phone calls regarding an earthquake.

Bertha M. King, 96

August 24, 2011

Bertha M. King, 96, of Lima, died at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Otterbein Nursing Home in Cridersville.

She was born on Oct. 3, 1914, in New Bremen, to Henry and Emma (Solemann) Schowe, and they preceded her in death.

On Aug. 12, 1939, she married Walter L. King, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 2003.

She is survived by a daughter, Gloria (Donald) Olson of Bonsall, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth King of Fremont.

Victor “Vic” Woodall, 72

August 24, 2011

Victor “Vic” Woodall, 72, of St. Marys, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1939, in Troy, to Robert E. and Jennie (Sharits) Woodall, and they preceded him in death.

His wife of 47 years, Vicke (Davis) Woodall, survives him.

He is also survived by his brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Vic was preceded in death by a brother; a brother-in-law.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Susan L. Warner, 52

August 24, 2011

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, the daughter of Karl and Evelyn (Gieseke) Warner.

She is survived by a sister.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating.

Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.

The family will receive friends one hour before services at the funeral home.

Eric W. Evans, 48

August 24, 2011

Eric W. Evans, 48, of Clover, S.C., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Davis Regional Medical Center, from injuries suffered a single vehicle accident Monday morning.  

He was born on Sept. 29, 1962, in Lima, the son of Thomas D. and Virginia (Bogart) Evans.  His mother survives in Wapakoneta, along with his stepmother, Sandy Evans. His father and his stepfather, James Sockrider, both preceded him in death.  

August 23rd

Quake Sets Off Lake Campus Instruments

August 23, 2011

ST. MARYS — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake that rattled Virginia and much of the northern East Coast caused instruments at Wright State University Lake Campus to jump Tuesday afternoon.

The quake struck shortly before 2 p.m. and its epicenter was near Mineral, Va., west of Richmond. The impact of the quake caused a monitoring station at the Lake Campus to jump and the Auglaize County EMA reported receiving numerous phone calls regarding an earthquake.

Louis William Doenges, 91

August 23, 2011

Louis William Doenges, 91, of 8861 Guadalupe Road, New Bremen, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.

He was born on May 7, 1920, in St. Marys, to William J. and Marie (Oldiges) Doenges, and they preceded him in death.

On Aug. 19, 1944, in McCartyville, he married Lucille K. Huecker, and she preceded him in death on March 2, 2005.

The Rev. Ned A. Meckstroth, 79

August 23, 2011

The Rev. Ned A. Meckstroth, 79, of Plymouth, Ind., passed away on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at his residence at Miller’s Assisted Living, where he had resided since 2006, of natural causes.  

He was born on Oct. 9, 1931, in New Bremen, the son of the Rev. Arnold W. and Martha (Katterhenry) Meckstroth, and they preceded him in death.

On Aug. 17, 1960, in Red Bud, Ill., he took Jo Ann Herschbach as his bride, and she survives him.

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