Archive - Aug 2011
Louis William Doenges, age 91, 8861 Guadalupe Road., New Bremen, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
He was born May 7, 1920, in St. Marys,the son of Marie (Oldiges) and William J. Doenges. On Aug. 19, 1944, in McCartyville, he married Lucille K. Huecker and she died March 2, 2005.
A group of residents living in a local apartment complex joined together to provide a Back to School Bash for children in the community.
â€śItâ€™s the first year for us to try something like this,â€ť Valley View Volunteer Program President Jennifer Young said.
Just a couple months into its inception, residents have used the program to get those living in the complex to become part of a larger community, starting with flower plantings and cookouts and then into the back to school bash, which they hope serves as a building block for more plans in the future.
WAYNESFIELD â€” An issue over selecting new employee health benefits seemed to be finally settled only after a flurry of questions resulted in an Auglaize County villageâ€™s elected officials postponing the decision temporarily once again.
Applications are currently being accepted for a class that is designed to help community members have a better understanding of Auglaize County.
â€śThe main purpose of the program is to provide people with a greater understanding of county operations and services in the county,â€ť Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dan Graf said.
The Defiance Bulldogs defeated the Wapakoneta Redskins 200-219 in a key Western Buckeye League girls golf match Monday at the Wapakoneta Country Club.
Both teams struggled. But Defiance struggled less as it pulled out the win.
â€śEverybody seemed kind of sluggish,â€ť Wapak coach Dawn West said. â€śWe were just one step behind all day.â€ť
Shelby Kohler carded a 46 to lead the Redskins and earn medalist honors.
â€śShelby played really well,â€ť West said. â€śShe had the opportunity to shoot even lower.â€ť
Courtney Knippen shot a 56, followed by Bryly Beaman with a 57 and Hannah smith with a 60.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys golf team was unable to take advantage of its home course advantage as it suffered a two-stroke loss to the Elida Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League dual match Monday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
Elida defeated the Redskins 175-177.
â€śWhen you play at home, you have to win at home to have a chance at the WBL title,â€ť Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. â€śI tell the kids every stroke counts in a golf match. We can never assume we are out of a match. We have to always grind it out and play smart golf.
Emily Jean McCune, 79, of rural Mendon, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at the Golden Valley Living Center in St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 22, 1931, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Catherine S. (Brodbeck) and Merle Shimp. On June 21, 1951, she married Harold W. McCune who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Neal A. McCune, of Mendon; and two daughters, Nancy L. Hartung, of Madison, Ind., and Cathy S. Williams, of Rockford.
Betty E. LaWarre, 90, of Titusville, Fla., formerly of Cridersville, died at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at the Tranquility Haven Care Center in Titusville.
She was born July 26, 1921, in Lima, the daughter of Minerva M. (Eulrich) and William A. Biddinger.
On May 23, 1942, she married Robert W. LaWarre Sr., who died April 24, 1997.
Surviving are two sons, Robert W. LaWarre II, of Memphis, Tenn., and Ned LaWarre, of Titusville, Fla.
Preceding her in death was a son, Timothy D. LaWarre; and a daughter, Pennie L. Tone.
More than $25,000 in donations for new tennis courts adjacent to Wapakoneta High School are expected to be accepted by Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members during Tuesdayâ€™s board meeting.
The donations to be accepted at the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the school board office, include $16,000 from Wapakoneta Rotary Club, $7,500 from the Wapakoneta City Recreation Department, and $2,000 from Millerâ€™s Textile.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said to date 85 percent of the project has been funded by donations.
Barbeque chicken dinners are being sold to benefit an area family, who had lost their home due to a fire earlier this summer.
A benefit barbeque chicken dinner will be held for area couple Rachel and Tom Huelskamp. The couple, along with their four children, lost their home and all of itâ€™s contests in a house fire on July 18.
The American Legion, in Wapakoneta, will be cooking up the meals on Sept. 9, and pick-up is available at the American Legion site, along with the Trupointe branches in Botkins, St. Marys, New Bremen, Uniopolis or Wapakoneta.