February 6th, 2014
ST. MARYS — Voters in several school districts will see levies on the May primary ballot.
In St. Marys, voters within the school district are slated to vote on five-year, 6.8 mill renewal levy. Voters in New Bremen will vote on a renewal of a 1 percent income tax for operating expenses. County residents who live in the Botkins School District will vote on a renewal of a five-year, 2 mill permanent improvement levy, and those who live within the Indian Lake School District will vote on a five-year, 7.2 mill renewal and increase levy.
Kenneth Ray Deubler, age 62 of Waynesfield, died at 8:45 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at Lima Memorial Hospital. Â He was born Aug. 3, 1951 in Allen County, Ohio; the son of the late Ray and Koneta Ream Deubler.
Mr. Deubler had formerly worked at Ford Motor Company and had served in the U. S. Navy. He was a founding member and a lifetime member of the Roundhead Indian Ridge Sporting Clays. He loved his dog Bruno, the outdoors, fishing, boating, hunting, gardening, and the beach.
Melvin â€śMellieâ€ť Presar, age 93, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Glendale, Calif.
He was born Aug.4, 1920 in Wapakoneta, Ohio to David and Caroline (Lunz) Presar who preceded him in death. He married Beverly Wilson Presar in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, who preceded him in death. His three brothers, Emil, Harold, Howard, and a sister Florence Ruck preceded him in death.
Patsy L. Maurer, 86, of Sidney, passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 1, 2014 at The Pavilion, Sidney.Â
She was born in Botkins to the late Urban T. and Sylvia (Zimpfer) Kennedy on July 19, 1927.Â She married Walter Philip Maurer, Jr. on May 11, 1946 in Botkins and he preceded her in death on May 9, 2008.Â Patsy was also preceded in death by brothers, Donald and Robert Kennedy; a son-in-law, John Thomas; two great-grandchildren, Jade Thomas and M.J. Thomas and a grandson-in-law, Patrick Clerkin.
Persistence paid off for the Wapakoneta Redskins on Tuesday.
After showing signs of improvement in recent weeks, the Redskins broke through with a win Tuesday to end a 10-game loss streak.
A local art center will be accepting photography work from the community for its annual photography contest and exhibit to open Feb. 28.
Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta is welcoming the public to submit photographs to be judged for the “2014 Juried Photography Exhibit Prospectus.” Work will be accepted from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23.
A local fourth-grader at Wapakoneta Elementary may be the future president of the United States of America.
Gavin Sutton, 10, said he thinks he could be a good president one day.
“Everyone in my class says I should run for it, and I think I could do it,” he said.
Sutton will likely begin his political career when he makes the transition to middle school. He said he plans to run for representative of each grade, and as class president when he makes it to seventh grade.
Yesterday evening and today have brought the area yet another winter storm. With snow accumulating several inches so far, there is a lot of cleanup to be done.
Whether you prefer a snowblower, shovel or a form of ice melter, surely someone in your household will be out clearing off sidewalks and driveways.
True Value Store Manager Mike Meiring said when preparing for weather like this it is important to make sure your snowblower is in good condition.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon reports that Auglaize County roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roadways are also icy. Only those who feel it necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.
Melba P. Lowery, 92, of St. Marys, died at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born Sept. 30, 1921, in St. Marys, the daughter of Alva and Mary (Long) Burd, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Dorsten, Robert Hecht and Charles B. Lowery.
Survivors include three sons, James Dorsten, of Piqua, Ronald (Mildred) Dorsten, of Wapakoneta and Daniel â€śLeeâ€ť (Jean) Dorsten, of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.