November 29th, 2011
Connor Pickens spent his senior season knocking people over and picking up yards in record-breaking bunches.
Monday, he picked up a major award.
Pickens was named to the Division II All-Ohio First Team offense, which was released by The Associated Press.
Pickens was one of four Wapakoneta Redskins football players honored. He was joined by fellow seniors Chris Schwartz (Second Team offense), Kevin Kraft (Second Team defense) and Brendan Wilson (Third Team defense).
Frank A. Axe, 86, 11722 Kingfisher Lane, St. Marys, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Otterbein â€“ St. Marys.
He was born Sept. 25, 1925 in St. Marys, the son of Beatrice (Kenefake) and Frank W. Axe. On Nov. 25, 1948, at St. Henry Catholic Church, he married Pauline J. Muhlenkamp, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gary Axe, of Troy, Robert Axe, of Milford Center; and a daughter Jean Ann Lohmuller of Granger, Ind.
He was preceded in death by two infant children Mary Axe and Joseph Axe.
COLUMBUS (AP) â€” The 2011 Associated Press Division II All-Ohio high school football team, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:
Mary Alice Longemeyer, 88, 06105 County Road 33-A, St. Marys, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 28, 1922, in St. Marys, the daughter of Alice (Spicer) and Daniel Hay. On Jan. 19, 1941, she married Richard Longemeyer and he preceded her in death Oct. 3, 1998.
Surviving is a daughter, Sue Zdrodowski of Crossville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Annie Katterhenry.
Janice Marie Burden, 85, of rural Spencerville, died at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born May 21, 1926, in Delphos, the daughter of Esther Mame Rohr and Harry Fredrick Werner, who preceded her in death. On June 10, 1945, she married Billy Douglas â€śBillâ€ť Burden, who survives,
WAYNESFIELD â€” The first win of the season for the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers also was the 100th victory for Ted Patton as the varsity coach of the girls basketball team.
The Tigers grabbed an early lead and continued to build on the score as they defeated the Vanlue Wildcats, 66-38.
The night proved to be made more special as Patton reached the milestone with the Tigers in front of a home crowd as Patton celebrated his victory with his team and friends after the game. Patton has more career wins since he also coached the varsity girls basketball team at Perry High School.
Sue Carol Rider, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:55 p.m. Nov. 27, 2011, in her home surrounded by her loving family with the support of Community Health Professionals Home Hospice following a prolonged fight against heart and kidney disease.
She was born July 21, 1937, in Lima, to Kathryn (Cox) and Marion Sherrick, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 7, 1956, she married Kenneth H. Rider, of Spencerville, who passed away in February 2009 after 52 years of marriage.
Sue C. Rider 74, of Wapakoneta died at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Frank Axe, 86, of St. Marys, died Sunday Nov. 2, 2011 at Otterbein â€“ St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller â€“ Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Daniel D. Young, 68, of Mendon, died at 5:25 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home.
He was born Oct. 20, 1943, in Mercer County, the son of Ida Ruth Dietsch and Harry Benjamin Young. On Sept. 6, 1965, he married Carolyn Ann Coffman, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Danny Young, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and two daughters, Mary Snyder, of Mendon, and Anna Bash, of Portland, Ind.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Celina Baptist Temple, the Revs. Steve Clayton and Jason Springer officiating. Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery.