Archive - Jan 27, 2012
Ruberta C. Hemmert, 88, of rural Botkins, died at 4:43 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima, surrounded by her family.
She was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Rhine, the daughter of Alvina (Greve) and Peter Steinke, who preceded her in death. On June 10, 1943, she married Elmo Edward Hemmert, and he survives.
ST. JOHNS — There is an absolute truth in the adage, “One man’s trash is a another man’s treasure.
Everett Gross has always tinkered with fixing up old cars, an interest he developed from working with his father, Doyle Gross.
In the summer of 2000, Gross discovered his pièce de résistance. While attending a car swap meet at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Gross found a 1938 DeSoto that was on its last leg.
With the Wapakoneta Sewer Fund struggling to keep its balance above clean water, city elected officials may have to consider in the future an additional increase to the annual 3 percent hike which typically matches the rise to operate the system.
Before any discussion is to transpire on a possible additional hike, Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee members say they want to wait for a full report on rates charged consumers for all utilities.
For three generations, one Wapakoneta family has been clocking in at the same company.
It started with 73-year-old Wayne Quellhorst, who was working at a local gasoline station when he struck up a conversation with the man unloading a tanker.
“I asked him how he got a good job like that,” said Quellhorst, who a week later was on the road driving with a supervisor learning the ropes himself.
He worked for Marathon Oil, out of Lima, for 30 years as a transport driver before retiring in 1999.
Wapakoneta City Schools and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools are delayed two hours.