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July 5th

Mary Davis, 87

July 5, 2011

Mary J. Davis, age 87, of Cridersville, died 12:02 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born March 21, 1924, in Lima the daughter of Benjamin Leroy and Lucille Comb Burden.
On March 8, 1947, she married Donald Earl Davis and he preceded her in death.
Surviving are three children, Nancy C. (Steve) Fisher, of Ada, Diane K. Davis, of Cridersville and Alan (Billie) Davis, of Lakeview.
She was preceded in death by a son, Earl E. Davis.

Verena Nichols, 95

July 5, 2011

Verena M. Nichols, 95, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 2:33 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Jan. 20, 1916, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Saarah (Wilhelm) and Gideon P. Steiner, who preceded her in death. On April 25, 1948, she married Walter F. Nichols, and he died March 30, 1977.

Fewer miles slated for repaving in 2011

July 5, 2011

Fewer than 11 miles of county roadway is scheduled for resurfacing in 2011.
“It’s the fewest number of miles we’ve paved since 1984,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said as he submitted plans to the Auglaize County commissioners this week. “If we stay at that, we’ll have a 30-year rotation on county roads. Roads we paved this year, we wouldn’t be back to resurface again until 2041.”
The single bid submitted for the work was for a little more than $1 million from Shelly Corporation, of Findlay. It includes all materials needed for the resurfacing.

Graduate turns experience into success in FFA

July 5, 2011

From the time Maverick Liles was young boy, he knew somehow he was going to be involved in the agricultural industry.
“Before we moved here, we lived close to my grandparents,” the 2011 Wapakoneta High School graduate said. “They had a 1,200-acre crop farm and a swine farm. I spent a lot of time there. I still work there two or three days a week.”

Celebrating the 4th

July 5, 2011

This year’s annual St. Joe Fourth of July Festival was deemed an overall success by organizers as the event culminated with a fireworks display Monday night.
“We had a few spells of high heat, but overall the weather cooperated very well,” St. Joe Fourth of July past chair Tom Vehorn said. “We had a large crowd that was very enthusiastic in participating in the different events we had.”
Vehorn said the motorcycle poker run that began at 1 p.m. Monday was well attended, as well as the kiddie tractor pulls held Monday and the tractor and truck pull held Sunday.

David Hegemier, 84

July 5, 2011

David F. Hegemier, 84, 18590 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died Monday, July 4, 2011, at his residence.
He was born June 22, 1927, in Auglaize County, the son of Esther (Roediger) and August Hegemier. On Nov. 1, 1947, he married Virginia “Ginny” Glass and she survives at the residence.

Richard Houchin, 59

July 5, 2011

Richard L. “Rich” Houchin, 59, of Lakeview, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was born March 17, 1952, in Bellefontaine, the son of the late Jane (Sturm) and Richard J. Houchin. On May 2, 1983, in Greennville, he married Jayne Sacksteder and she survives.

ACME: Wapak district-bound

July 5, 2011

MINSTER — Regardless of what happens Wednesday, the Wapakoneta ACME baseball team is headed to the district tournament.

Wapak earned that honor with yet another thrilling, come-from-behind win.

Wapak scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally to a 6-4 win over St. Marys in a sectional semifinal Sunday at Hanover Park in Minster.

“It’s a huge, huge win,” Wapak coach Willie Sammetinger said. “I can’t say enough.”

July 4th

Growing a garden

July 4, 2011

Tending to plants including tomatoes, radishes, lettuce, beans and corn, a Wapakoneta teenager says a garden in a community plot behind the local high school is teaching her responsibility.
In the mornings, her friend, Megan Steinke, waters and cares for the plants, and in the evenings, it’s Courtney Hamel. The two Wapakoneta High School junior FFA members thought it would be a neat experience taking care of their own garden in newly dedicated community plots.
“So far, our plants aren’t growing like the others are but we started later, it’s just taking a while,” Courtney said.

Triumphant Quartet returns to fair

July 4, 2011

The roots into Southern Gospel music run deep for the tenor of a group serving as headliner for the Gospel Tent at the Auglaize County Fair.
When David Sutton was 10, he began playing the drums for Watchman Quartet, who were out of Goldsboro, N.C., where he grew up. His father sang for the group, and David was inspired to become a vocal artist at a young age.
When he was 15, David sang with the Kingsmen Quartet during one of the performances.
“There was something about that night that showed me what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” Sutton said.

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