Bloomville Lions host dinner
Bloomville Lions Club is to host a baked steak dinner 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Bloomville Community Center.
The menu includes mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, a roll, a beverage and an item from the homemade dessert bar.
Proceeds are to support eyeglasses and other needs of those in Bloomville and Bloom Township.
St. Francis plans fall barbecue
Grandma's Backyard BBQ is going to be featured at this year's fall barbecue hosted by St. Francis Spirituality Center, Tiffin. The event is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 14 at Elizabeth Schaefer Apartments auditorium, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.
New for this year is the 1/4 chicken and 1/4 rib dinner. Dinners are $10 for a 1/2 chicken, $8 for a 1/4 chicken, $13 for 1/4 chicken and 1/4 rib dinner and kids' meals of chicken nuggets are $3.50.
There will be a Chinese raffle with tickets for $1 each or six for $5 and a 50/50 raffle with tickets for $1 each. A cash raffle with a grand prize of $1,000 and two $100 winners with tickets of $1 each or six for $5 also are to be available.
Proceeds with benefit St. Francis Spirituality Center.
For information, call (419) 443-1485, email peace@franciscan
retreats.org or visit www.franciscanretreats.org.
Pfc. Julia A. Lewis
Army Pfc. Julia A. Lewis has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.
Lewis is the daughter of Christopher and Susan D. Lewis of Tiffin and granddaughter of Carolyn D. Shaw of Bluffton.
She is a 2012 graduate of Columbian High School.
Karl C. Kerschner, managing partner of Meyer & Kerschner Ltd. law firm, has for a fifth consecutive year been named by Ohio Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for his legal work focusing on business and financial institution representation.
Kerschner began his practice as a civil litigator with Wood & Lamping LLP, a law firm in Cincinnati, and then practiced with Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn Co. LPA (now, Ice Miller LLP), in Columbus.
Kerschner returned to northwest Ohio in 2006 and manages MK's statewide practice, with offices in Tiffin and Columbus.
Michael D. Stultz, also a partner with the MK firm, has been named by Ohio Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for his legal work for a third consecutive year. Stultz has been with the firm since 2007.
Super Lawyers Rising Stars are comprised of Ohio's outstanding attorneys who are 40 and younger.
"It is certainly an honor for two of our firm's lawyers to again be named to the Ohio Rising Star list," Kerschner said. "The Ohio Rising Star recognition is a testament to our law firm's focus on business and financial institution legal work. This statewide recognition motivates our legal team to continue our successful growth and the high level of service we provide to our business and financial institution clients throughout the state of Ohio."
For information, call (419) 447-5132 or visit www.meyerkerschner.com.
Rump retires from DuPont Pioneer
Larry Rump retired from DuPont Pioneer Monday.
Rump began as a full-time Pioneer employee in 1978 and worked at the Constantine, Michigan, and Tipton, Indiana, production locations before he relocated to Tiffin in 1986 to become a district sales manager. He retired as an account manager.
Prior to his career with Pioneer, he was an educator and coached high school sports. He has officiated high school wrestling for more than 30 years and is president of the South Shore Wrestling Officials Association and a state tournament official.
During his tenure with Pioneer, he participated in the Pioneer Institute, became a Six Sigma Green Belt and was recognized as a Leader of Distinction by the company.
In retirement, he plans to catch up on hunting, fishing, gardening and continue hiking the Appalachian Trail. He also plans to continue as a high school wrestling officiator. He and his wife most look forward to spending more time with their grandchildren.