Archive - Nov 10, 2011
Stephen P. Swartz, 60, of Lancaster, formerly of Waynesfield, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at his residence.
He was born July 1, 1951, in Lima, the son of Patricia and Clarence F. Swartz. His mother survives and his father preceded him in death. His wife of 28 years, Joann S. Swartz, also survives.
Also surviving are two sons, 1st Lt. Matthew Swartz, USAF, of Minot, N.D., Mark Swartz, of Lancaster; a sister, Cyndy Kohler, of Waynesfield; a niece, Alicia Kohler; two great-nephews, and two uncles, John (Jo) Swartz and Carl (Anise) Swartz.
Jean Enzle Hogan 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Oct. 6, 1925, in Dayton, to Dorothy E. Evans and Maurice V. Bickel, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 19, 1946, she married B. C. Enzle who preceded her in death April 21, 1975 and later married Harold E. Hogan Oct. 17, 1987 and he preceded her in death May 16, 2006.
Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football coach Doug Frye is old school.
The veteran coach isn’t a real flashy guy, and his players reflect that.
Go to work. Do your job.
Then there is Maurice Douglass, the head man on the Trotwood-Madison Rams’ sideline. In between stints playing for the NFL’s Chicago Bears and New York Giants he worked as an exotic dancer. His wardrobe once earned him a comparison with musician Prince.
No one has ever compared Frye to Prince.
Reflecting on the results of a referendum, a U.S. legislator proclaimed the middle class pushed back with a first-ever vote of its kind on the ballot regarding public policy.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown discussed Wedmesday the significance of Ohio voters defeating Issue 2 and thus rejecting Senate Bill 5, which stripped public unions of some of their bargaining rights.
As flu season begins to get underway, the public is encouraged to be immunized.
“We’re just starting to see it,” Auglaize County Health Department Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said this week of influenza cases locally. “Our concern is once people do their Thanksgiving sharing they will be passing more than the turkey.”
With the flu vaccine taking approximately two weeks to become effective, Jones said they are encouraging the public to come in as soon as possible to get one.
A local tradition, filled with holiday cheer, will soon be underway in Wapakoneta.
The 13th annual Festival of Trees is set to be held from Nov. 16 through Nov. 20 at The Gardens at Wapakoneta.
The Festival of Trees is a silent auction of decorated Christmas Trees and other decor to raise funds for the organizationâ€™s hospice care.
â€śIt has become like a tradition in the area,â€ť Community Health Professionals Marketing and Volunteer Coordinator Niki Du Vall said. â€śI have people that start calling in August asking when the festival will be held.â€ť
Kenneth F. Bauer, 76, of Heritage Manor, Minster, formerly of Botkins, died at 11:04 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Aug. 3, 1935, in Botkins, the son of Leona (Reickert) and Leo A. Bauer.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Botkins, with the Rev. Matthew Lee officiating. Burial is to follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Botkins.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.