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Kenneth Fetzer, 79

May 4, 2012

Kenneth W. Fetzer, 79, of Spencerville, died at 10:48 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home.
He was born April 29, 1933, in Van Wert, the son of the late Gwendolyn Jane “Dodie” (Dunlap) and Alfred John “Pat” Fetzer. On April 12, 1958 he married Doris Hayden, who died Jan. 21, 2000.
Surviving are four sons, Jeffrey L. Fetzer, of Eustis, Fla., Randy J. Fetzer, of Las Vegas, Nev., Byron L. Fetzer, of Delphos, and Jerry W. Fetzer, of Spencerville; and two daughters, Jackie S. Fetzer, of Dayton, and Keri A. Hickman, of Anna.

Alma Flarida, 99

May 4, 2012

Alma Lee Flarida, 99, of Cridersville, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Cridersville Health Care Center.
She was born April 23, 1913, in Delphos, the daughter of the late Molly (Underwood) and Ora Barrett. On Sept. 21, 1927 she married Paul William Flarida, who died August 1991.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Eugene Flarida, of Lima, and William David (Betty) Flarida, of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hook, of Indianapolis, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Eberhart, of Lima.

Impulse receives honors

May 4, 2012

By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
After being promoted to a higher class at the beginning of the season, Wapakoneta’s Impulse Drumline went on to receive a bronze honor in the state in that more difficult division.
“It’s what we strive for, not just competing against other drumlines, but getting better ourselves,” Impulse Instructor Steve Wimmers said.

Cancer survivor helps others

May 4, 2012

By CARLA MEYER
Staff Writer
A local, who has been participating in Relay for Life for many years, says she never in a million years thought cancer would come knocking on her door.
Kim Klingler, who is a team captain for TSC Purple Stars and the retention chair for the Greater Auglaize County Relay for Life, has been active in the event for 11 years. The event’s purpose hit closer to home three years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

County inspections set to begin

May 4, 2012

By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
Facility inspections at the 63 Auglaize County operations with hazardous chemicals are to begin soon.
Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said 13 of the facilities need to have the inspections this year to stay up to date and those appointments are being scheduled.
“We divide the facilities out so that we are back into the same facilities again every five years,” Anderson said.

Alfrieda Wessel, 103

May 4, 2012

Alfrieda Wessel, 103, St. Marys’ oldest living resident, died Thursday, May 3, 2012.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Gathering for prayer

May 4, 2012

Community members, representatives from local organizations and area pastors came together Thursday afternoon to pray for the nation.

“It is important to be a  part of the National Day of Prayer,” St. Mark’s Lutheran Church pastor the Rev. Mark Bauer said at noon at Heritage Park in Wapakoneta as part of a nation celebration where American communities pray for their local leaders and the country. “We’re thinking about our community in partnership with other communities and the leaders and supporters of these communities.”

Schools axe teacher choice

May 4, 2012

Parents of students at Wapakoneta City Schools no longer have the choice in what teacher their children get in the fall.

A letter sent home with students at Wapakoneta and Cridersville elementary schools this week informed parents of the change to be implemented with the 2012-2013 school year.

“It was a tough decision to make, but I hope parents trust us to continue to do the best to place children in the appropriate classrooms and they can always call teachers to work out concerns,” Wapakoneta Elementary School Principal Mark Selvaggio said.

Mandel prepared to stand up, willing to battle

May 4, 2012

Ohio’s state treasurer spoke to an audience swelling to more than 100 people Thursday at The Grand Plaza ballroom about his run for the U.S. Senate.

Republican Josh Mandel, 34, of Beachwood, is seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who is seeking his second semester. The event was hosted by the Auglaize and Allen County Patriots.

Mandel, who was elected to the state treasurer position in November 2010, said he has made common sense changes while in office effectively reducing the budget by $1.2 million by the end of his first fiscal year.

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