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July 5th, 2011

Brody Osborne, 62

July 5, 2011

Brody A. Osborne, 62, of rural Wapakoneta, died 6:40 p.m., Monday July 4, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

Leon Gerling, 85

July 5, 2011

Leon E. Gerling, 85, 525 W. Bremen St., New Knoxville,, died at 9:47 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 5, 1925, in Minster, the son of Jennie (Bolheimer) and Frank Gerling. On Aug. 2, 1972, he married Rosemary W. Landwehr Burris and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Thomas Gerling of Celina and Edward Gerling of Winchester, Ind.
Services are at 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Church in New Bremen, with the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in New Bremen.

Alice Sidener, 89

July 5, 2011

Alice Virginia Sidener, 89, died peacefully at 4:50 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Otterbein in Cridersville.
She was born March 16, 1922, in Lima, the daughter of Henrietta (Stork) and Louis Schlegel, who preceded her in death. On June 19, 1942, she married Charles F. Sidener who survives in Cridersville.

Mary Davis, 87

July 5, 2011

Mary J. Davis, age 87, of Cridersville, died 12:02 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born March 21, 1924, in Lima the daughter of Benjamin Leroy and Lucille Comb Burden.
On March 8, 1947, she married Donald Earl Davis and he preceded her in death.
Surviving are three children, Nancy C. (Steve) Fisher, of Ada, Diane K. Davis, of Cridersville and Alan (Billie) Davis, of Lakeview.
She was preceded in death by a son, Earl E. Davis.

Verena Nichols, 95

July 5, 2011

Verena M. Nichols, 95, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 2:33 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Jan. 20, 1916, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Saarah (Wilhelm) and Gideon P. Steiner, who preceded her in death. On April 25, 1948, she married Walter F. Nichols, and he died March 30, 1977.

Fewer miles slated for repaving in 2011

July 5, 2011

Fewer than 11 miles of county roadway is scheduled for resurfacing in 2011.
“It’s the fewest number of miles we’ve paved since 1984,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said as he submitted plans to the Auglaize County commissioners this week. “If we stay at that, we’ll have a 30-year rotation on county roads. Roads we paved this year, we wouldn’t be back to resurface again until 2041.”
The single bid submitted for the work was for a little more than $1 million from Shelly Corporation, of Findlay. It includes all materials needed for the resurfacing.

Graduate turns experience into success in FFA

July 5, 2011

From the time Maverick Liles was young boy, he knew somehow he was going to be involved in the agricultural industry.
“Before we moved here, we lived close to my grandparents,” the 2011 Wapakoneta High School graduate said. “They had a 1,200-acre crop farm and a swine farm. I spent a lot of time there. I still work there two or three days a week.”

Celebrating the 4th

July 5, 2011

This year’s annual St. Joe Fourth of July Festival was deemed an overall success by organizers as the event culminated with a fireworks display Monday night.
“We had a few spells of high heat, but overall the weather cooperated very well,” St. Joe Fourth of July past chair Tom Vehorn said. “We had a large crowd that was very enthusiastic in participating in the different events we had.”
Vehorn said the motorcycle poker run that began at 1 p.m. Monday was well attended, as well as the kiddie tractor pulls held Monday and the tractor and truck pull held Sunday.

David Hegemier, 84

July 5, 2011

David F. Hegemier, 84, 18590 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died Monday, July 4, 2011, at his residence.
He was born June 22, 1927, in Auglaize County, the son of Esther (Roediger) and August Hegemier. On Nov. 1, 1947, he married Virginia “Ginny” Glass and she survives at the residence.

Richard Houchin, 59

July 5, 2011

Richard L. “Rich” Houchin, 59, of Lakeview, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was born March 17, 1952, in Bellefontaine, the son of the late Jane (Sturm) and Richard J. Houchin. On May 2, 1983, in Greennville, he married Jayne Sacksteder and she survives.

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