Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Ricky L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Cecil N Graham Sawyers charged in sex for heroin plot Group demands changes at ELSD Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Huseman signs with UC Clermont Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances

Betty A Stegbauer

Betty Ann Stegbauer, age 86, of Fayetteville, passed away early Monday morning, September 5, 2016 at the Hospice of Hope Inpatient Center in Seaman.  She was born July 14, 1930, in Cincinnati, the daughter of the late Ralph and Violet (Higgins) Gaffney.  She was a member of the Fayetteville community for sixty-three years, and attended both the Fayetteville United Methodist Church and the Lynchburg United Methodist Church, where she was a member.  She was also a long-time member of the Order of the Eastern Star #547 Covert Chapter in Withamsville.  Along with her husband, she operated the family farm for many years.  She is survived by her husband of sixty-six years, James Stegbauer, whom she married on April 15, 1950.  She is also survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Nancy Stegbauer of Fayetteville and Ralph and Nancy Jo Stegbauer of Washington Court House; four grandchildren, Tammy (Kyle) Zimmerman of Leesburg, Eric (Molly) Stegbauer of Greenfield, Brian (Karissa) Stegbauer of Continental and Kim (Rich) Polen of Elyria; eleven great grandchildren, Dylan, Brayden and Corey Zimmerman, Maddy, Emma, Olivia,  Braxton, Bain, and Kinley Stegbauer, and Joel and Charlee Polen; and a sister, Violet Milwee of Gadsden, Alabama.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Verl, Robert and Donald; and two sisters, Mildred and Janet.  In keeping with her wishes, she was cremated.  A memorial service and celebration of Betty’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Lynchburg United Methodist Church.  Pastor David Wirth will officiate.  Burial will take place at the convenience of the family at Barnes Cemetery in Fairview. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the life celebration at 3:00 p.m.  Friends and family will then be invited to a time of food and fellowship in Betty’s honor immediately following her life celebration in the fellowship hall at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Lynchburg United Methodist Church Roofing Fund, P.O. Box 403, Lynchburg, OH 45142 or the Fayetteville E.M.S., 118 Apple Street, Fayetteville, OH 45118.  The Davis-Turner Funeral Home in Lynchburg is serving the family.  To send condolences to the family, please visit http://www.turnerfuneralhomes.cc/.

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