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History to be made: W-G teacher named ‘Ohio History Teacher of the Year’

May 25, 2012

Each year, graduating seniors at Waynesfield-Goshen High School are asked if any particular teacher had a positive influence on their academic career.

Most often, the name mentioned is high school history teacher Joe Foster.

Now, those voices are being heard at the state level.

On Thursday, the  Gilder Lehman Institute of American History announced Foster as the 2012 Ohio History Teacher of the Year.

Teacher retires after decades of service

May 25, 2012

Talk about timing. There is a lot of truth to the saying, “Being in the right place at the right time.”

Flashing back nearly 30 years to 1983, Steve Schuler, 56, was attending the Auglaize County Fair with his wife, Janet Schuler, after having just returned from college at Kent State.

Wapakoneta City Schools Principal Don Numbers also happened to be in attendance that day.

Top student headed to West Point

May 25, 2012

The class president and captain of the football team soon will add another accomplishment to his long list of achievements as he joins the ranks of a U.S. soldier.

Chris Schwartz, the 18-year-old son of Laura and Brent Schwartz, of Wapakoneta, begins his future at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in the fall, after six weeks of basic training in July.

Mary McKinley, 93

May 25, 2012

Mary Carolyn McKinley, 93, formerly of rural Spencerville, died at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Hill View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Platte City, Mo.
She was born Jan. 2, 1919, in Logan Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Effie (Peterson) and Philip Grassley. On June 26, 1937, she married William Olin “Bill” McKinley, who died July 30, 1989.
Surviving are a son; Philip M. McKinley, of Platte City, Mo.; and a daughter; Kathleen (Thomas) Hennon, of Spencerville.

Owen Noland, 88

May 25, 2012

Owen “Buzz” Noland, 88, of St. Marys, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Iva Kiser-Dowler, 98

May 25, 2012

Iva L. Kiser-Dowler, 98, of Cridersville, died at 12:56 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
She was born Nov. 16, 1913, in Duchouquet Township, Auglaize County, to Dorothea (Naumberg) and C. Cal Carter. On May 23, 1936, she married Vernon Lyle Kiser, and he preceded her in death May 9, 1995. On June 13, 1998, she married John Russell Dowler of West Milton, and he preceded her in death Dec. 18, 2000.

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