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July 5th, 2011

Sharon M. Wells-Dicke, 65

July 5, 2011

Sharon M. Wells-Dicke, 65, of 5336 Lake Drive in Celina, died 8:10 a.m. Friday July 1, 2011 at her residence.
She was born January 9, 1946 in St. Marys to Virgil and M. Jean (Chilcoat) Keysor.
On September 9, 1997 in Gatlinburg, Tenn., she married William F. Dicke, who survives.
A joint funeral service for Sharon Wells-Dicke and her sister, Deb Hensley, is scheduled 10:30 a.m. Friday July 8, 2011 at Miller Funeral Home 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel) in St. Marys, with Pastor Robert Mabry, officiating. Burial will follow at Spencerville Cemetery, in Spencerville.

Pauline (Polly) Swarner, 88

July 5, 2011

Pauline “Polly” Swarner, 88, of Cridersville, died 9:35 a.m., Monday July 4, 2011, at the Cridersville Health Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home.

Elaine Stella Sheridan, 57

July 5, 2011

Elaine Stella Sheridan, 57, of South Solon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at the Springfield Regional Medical Center.
She was born on June 28, 1954 in Lima, the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Carolyn (Jurosic) Fisher.
Elaine is survived by the love of her life and husband of 22 years, Ray Sheridan; brother, Bro. Joseph Fisher, C.PP.S; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Mark Lunz, Anita and John Ankerman and Julia and Douglas Quay; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and special friends, Wendy and Jim Voorhees.

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.”

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