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Archive - Apr 23, 2012

Ronnie Craft, 55

April 23, 2012

Ronnie Joe Craft Sr., 55, 10526 Mercer – Auglaize County Line Road, St. Marys, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, in the emergency department at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 13, 1956 in Dayton, the son of Imogene (Elam) and Talmadge Craft.
Surviving is a son, Ronnie Joe Craft Jr., of Miamisburg.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mary Stienecker, 77

April 23, 2012

Mary Louise Stienecker, 77, 705 Oil Street, St. Marys, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Oct. 6, 1934, in St. Marys, the daughter of to Vivian C. (Fischer) and Willard H. Stienecker.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiating.
Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be directed to the Mary Louise Stienecker Nursing Scholarship.

Annette Sanders, 91

April 23, 2012

Annette V. Sanders, 91, of Celina, died Thursday, April 29, 2012, at the Gardens at Celina.
She was born June 27, 1920, in Osgood, the daughter of Mary Agnes “Minnie” (Henry) and Leo J. Bruns. On June 27, 1939, she married Ted L. Sanders, and he died May 5, 1988.
Surviving are a son, Tom Sanders, of Celina; and two daughters, Norma “Skeet” Wolters, of Coldwater, and Patricia Brookhart, of Celina.
She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Sanders.

Lester Seibert, 84

April 23, 2012

Lester W. Seibert, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.

Dennis Ward, 63

April 23, 2012

Dennis G. Ward, 63, of 18390 Moulton-Ft. Amanda Road, Wapakoneta, died at 8:22 a.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born June 15, 1948, in Celina, the son of Alice (Cotterman) and Charles Ward. On Dec. 17, 1966, he married Kathy L. Dunlap and she survives at the residence.

A ‘love story’: Students enjoy roles in historical musical

April 23, 2012

The Austrian Alps came alive with the sound of music as Maria Rainer walked through the mountain plains, and the soft voices of the Von Trapp children could be heard once again in the Trapp Villa.

A cast of students from Wapakoneta City Schools filled the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center this weekend to perform the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music” under the direction of Todd Christopher.

For Wapakoneta High School senior Kelsey Barrett playing Maria was the last time she performed on stage in a major school production.

Eugene A. “Gene” Steinke, 75

April 23, 2012

Eugene A. “Gene” Steinke, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born May 2, 1936, in Auglaize County, the son of Cecelia (Frankenburg) and Ferd Steinke, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 17, 1959, he married Alice J. Fortkamp, and she survives.

County herbicides increase slightly

April 23, 2012

Prices for herbicides used to kill weeds along county roadways and open ditches have seen little increase since last year.

“It’s one of the few items that have stabilized, where we have seen no large increase,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said.

Bids recently accepted for the herbicides were for $299.73 a gallon for Milestone from Red River, Arborchem and CWC. It marked an increase of 27 cents from 2011.

Botkins youth enjoys class work, gymnastics

April 23, 2012

BOTKINS — Seven-year-old Hope Alig is best known for her smile that always seems to be on her face.

However, just talking a few minutes with her and you realize there is a more to her than just a smile.

The daughter of Candy and Jason Alig is the youngest of four children, two sisters and a brother. However, all of her siblings are grown.

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