Archive - Aug 22, 2012
Auglaize County is one of 37 counties in the state receiving federal aid to supplement recovery efforts by government agencies after a severe wind storm hit the area June 29.
A recent designation by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack should help county farmers seek relief due to this year’s drought-like conditions, but the extent of that help will depend on Congress’s ability to get legislation passed, a local farming authority says.
Vilsack announced Wednesday 10 Ohio counties as primary natural disaster counties and 11 other counties as contiguous disaster counties, including Auglaize County.
Two men elected to the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservtion District (SWCD) say they are eager to start their terms at the beginning of the new year.
Rick Place and Jeff Zwiebel were elected to three-year terms on the SWCD’s Board of Supervisors, which was announced at the end of the Tuesday’s annual meeting at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center in Wapakoneta after all votes had been tallied. Anyone that was a resident in Auglaize County that owned land in Auglaize County was eligible to vote.
Nettie M. Davis, 92, of Vandalia, formerly of Wapakoneta, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 21, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Linda A. Petty, 69, of Wapakoneta, and formerly of Carthage, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
She was born March 23, 1943, in Dayton, to Helen (Althouse) and Richard Longenecker. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Sidney. On Feb. 20, 1962, she married Tony D. Petty, and he survives in Wapakoneta.
Leo S. Steinke, 90, died at 3:43 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney.
He was born March 2, 1922, in Fryburg, the son of Cecelia (Frankenberg) and Ferd Steinke, who are deceased. On Nov. 20, 1946, he married Mary Catherine Dunn on November 20, 1946, and she passed away in 1991.