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Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 Edition of The Daily Standard
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ST. MARYS - A 23-year police veteran has been named the new police chief in St. Marys. Sergeant Mark Ernst, 48, was appointed the new chief Monday after scoring the highest on the police chief exam taken by Ernst and three othe . . .
CELINA - Mercer County Commissioners this morning approved action to place a tax levy on the ballot in May to support the disabled. Voters at the May 6 Primary Election will be asked to approve a five-year, 1.94-mill renewal le . . .
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Local Obituaries
Virgil Frank Recker, 89, Kalida, died at 5:52 p.m. Dec. 22, 2013, at The Meadows of Kalida. He was born Oct. 16, 1924, to Edwin and Frances (Verhoff) Recker. On Aug. 11, 1948, he married Mary Agnes Knueven, who died June 18, 20 . . .
Jerome C. "Jerry" Brandts, 84, Celina, passed away at 5:46 a.m. Dec. 21, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. He was born Oct. 18, 1929, in Celina, to Edmund H. and Kathryn (Dull) Brandts. On May 28, 1955, he married Verdi . . .
Shannon Sholler, 41, Celina, died Dec. 20, 2013, following an accident on U.S. 127, Van Wert. She was born Jan. 31, 1972, in Muncie, Ind., to Bruce Hargis and Melody Sears Weaver, both of whom are deceased. Also surviving are . . .
Douglas L. Schmidt, 75, Celina, died at 3:05 p.m. Dec. 23, 2013, at his residence, following an extended illness. He was born Jan. 4, 1938, in Celina, to Chester and Marie (Hatfield) Schmidt. He married Joyce Heppeard on Sept. . . .
Marjorie Treece, 79, Ayersville, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Dec. 22 at the Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. She had battled cancer for many months. She was born Oct. 13, 1934, in Celina, to Elbridge and Leona Suhr Enyar . . .
Kenton J. "Kowboy Ken" Suchland, 69, St. Marys, died at 11:32 p.m. Dec. 22, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Cisco Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Ro . . .
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