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July 1st, 2011

Library Hosts Craft Event

July 1, 2011

ST. MARYS — Children filled the meeting room at a local library to create a piece of their own on Thursday.

As part of the St. Marys Community Public Library’s summer reading program, children were able to create a necklace or bracelet to take home with them.

“We are doing beads today,” Youth Services Coordinator Paula Drummond said. “We focused on Africa this week, so we’re making beaded necklaces/bracelets.”

June 30th

Harold W. (Hal) Huwer, 84,

June 30, 2011

Harold W. (Hal) Huwer, 84, of Kettering, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Kettering Medical Center.

He was born in St. Marys.

He married Evelyn, and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by a son, Michael; a daughter, Lisa; a grandson, Christian Huwer, who is serving his country in Afaganistan as an airman in the Air Force; a daughter-in-law, Courtney Huwer, of Barksdale Air Force Base; two great-grandsons, Landon and Mason, of Barksdale Air Force Base.  

Phyllis Marie Cook, 80

June 30, 2011

Phyllis Marie Cook, 80, of 806 Laurel Drive, St. Marys, died at 11:55 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

She was born on Feb. 25, 1931, in Wexford County, Mich., the daughter of Harry and Lou (Smith) Deuel, and they preceded her in death.

She married Everett Goldsmith in 1951, and he preceded her in death; she married Dean Cook in 1977, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 2006.

St. Marys Hits 24 of 26 Indicators

June 30, 2011

ST. MARYS — According to preliminary numbers from an assessment taken during the school year that were recently released, a local school district has made the state requirements but is still struggling to meet the federal guidelines.

St. Marys City Schools received its results from the Ohio Achievement Assessments taken earlier this year.

The data showed St. Marys students met 24 out of the 26 state indicators — eighth-grade science and fifth-grade math were the ones they did not meet.

Alum Project Wraps Up

June 30, 2011

ST. MARYS — Contractors tasked with applying chemicals to help reduce phosphorus levels in Grand Lake St. Marys are scheduled to wrap up the monthlong project today.

HAB Aquatic Solutions won the bid to apply alum to the center 4,900 acres of the lake in order to neutralize phosphorus already in the water. Phosphorus is a food source for algae, a major issue at the lake.

June 29th

Francis L. Smith, 97

June 29, 2011

Francis L. Smith, 97, of 217 E. Oak St., Celina, died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at the Gardens of Celina.

He was born on Nov. 19, 1913, in Coldwater, to Louis and Caroline (Schwartz) Smith, and they preceded him in death.

On Oct. 18, 1937, he married Anna Margaret Zender, and she preceded him in death on March 2, 2007.

He is survived by a son, Patrick (Janet) Smith of Celina; two daughters, Judy (Joe) Otte of North Star and Elaine (Jim) Loughridge of Coldwater; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.

Donna Jean Becker Doseck, 88

June 29, 2011

Donna Jean Becker Doseck, 88, of rural Spencerville, died at 2:49 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on Aug. 18, 1922, in Salem Township, to George E. and Nellie M. (Hays) Becker, and they preceded her in death.

On April 5, 1947, she married William A. Doseck, and he preceded her in death on June 29, 2001.

William G. Holtzhauer, 79

June 29, 2011

William G. Holtzhauer, 79, formerly of 1709 Kingsbury Drive, St. Marys, died on Sunday, June 26, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospice in Lexington, Ky.

 He was born on Aug. 27, 1931, in St. Marys, the son of Charles and Zeitha (Richards) Holtzhauer, and they preceded him in death.

 On Jan. 14, 1961, he married Carol Nolan, and she preceded him in death on March 16, 1995.

Marie L. Cordier, 82

June 29, 2011

Marie L. Cordier, 82, formerly of 08361 Burd Road, Celina,  died at 7 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, at Hospice of Dayton.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1928, in Wapakoneta, to Guy and Alma (Sandkuhl) Benzing, and they preceded her in death.

On May 24, 1954, in St. Marys, she married Paul F. Cordier, and he preceded her in death on June 22, 2000.

Village To Explore Upgrade

June 29, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Area village councilors voted to explore the options for an electric substation, as they passed the first reading of a resolution to seek  engineering, during their meeting Tuesday evening.

New Bremen Village Councilors passed the first reading of a resolution to authorize Village Administrator Wayne York to seek engineering for upgrades to the village’s Herman Street Substation.

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