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Challenge sheds pounds, awards ‘losers’

June 8, 2012

ST. MARYS — Participants of the Grand Health Challenge and Grand Health Family Challenge are all “losers,” having shed more than two tons over the past six months.

Wapakoneta Daily News Publisher Deb Zwez announced Thursday night between the 51 teams in the Grand Health Challenge and the seven teams in the Grand Health Family Challenge that finished, 4,536.73 pounds were lost.

“If you do the math, 4,536.73 pounds were lost by the participants,” Zwez said. “That’s pretty darn awesome. Good job everybody.”

A chance career turns into profession

June 8, 2012

Taking a chance on a college course of study led a recently retired Wapakoneta teacher to a career she loved.

When Deb Madden went to college, she intended to pursue a degree in elementary education and become a teacher, but she was part of a group advised that because of a recent influx in the position, they most likely would have trouble finding jobs. One of the alternative fields suggested to her was speech therapy.

Thomas Rain, 60

June 8, 2012

Thomas A. Rain, 60, of Wapakoneta, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Ervin Rohm, 88

June 8, 2012

Ervin E. Rohm 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Leo Ott, 81

June 8, 2012

Leo Ott, 81, of Botkins, , died at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Christine Cvetanovich, 51

June 8, 2012

Christine Leigh Cvetanovich, 51, 816 Townview Drive, St. Marys, died at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Sept. 11, 1960, in Chicago, the daughter of Eleanor (Hojnacki) and Frank Carlson. On Oct. 24, 1998, in Marietta, Ga., she married Michael L. Cvetanovich, who survives.
Private family services will be held.
Arrangements are entrusted to Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Christine Cvetanovich, 51

June 8, 2012

Christine Leigh Cvetanovich, 51, 816 Townview Drive, St. Marys, died at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Sept. 11, 1960, in Chicago, the daughter of Eleanor (Hojnacki) and Frank Carlson. On Oct. 24, 1998, in Marietta, Ga., she married Michael L. Cvetanovich, who survives.
Private family services will be held.
Arrangements are entrusted to Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.

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