Archive - Mar 22, 2012
Paul R. Fortman, 90, formerly of 14586 State Route 66, St. Marys, died at 10:39 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Otterbein â€”St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 6, 1921, in St. Marys, to Alena (Gerstner) and Frank Fortman.
On Oct. 28, 1948, in Celina, he married Florence A. Miller, who died Oct. 28, 1986.
Surviving are four sons, Frank Fortman, of Uniopolis, Ed Fortman, of St. Marys, Carl Fortman of St. Marys, and John Fortman, of Corinth, Texas; and three daughters, Kathleen Lampert, of St. Marys, Mary Landis, of Port Hueneme, Calif., and Linda Ekberg, of Walton, Ky.
Having two emergency operation centers in the county is a likely possibility as Auglaize County officials look into future planning.
“We’re looking at having one in both places,” Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said, referring to Wapakoneta and St. Marys. “We would be unique in that we would be one of the only counties to have two.”
The Rev. R.J. Davis, of First United Methodist Church, spoke to the congregation at the latest installment of Lenten Lunch about understanding.
His meditation was on “He is calling Elijah,” which is one of the words spoken to Jesus as he died on the cross.
After reading Mark 15:33-36, Davis said that the words spoken by Jesus had great emotion, especially when Jesus cried out in a loud voice “EliEli, EliEi, lemalema sabachthanisabachthani?” which is translated to “My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?”
With the success of last year’s contest, the local library staff will be hosting another Rice Krispy Art contest for area residents.
The director Auglaize County Public District Library says she is excited for the second ever Rice Krispy Art Contest and believes the event should be fun for all ages again.
“It’s a fun activity for everyone to do,” Director Beth Steiner said. “It’s a creative thing to do as a family.”