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Donna Denham, 85

August 29, 2012

Donna J. Denham, 85, of Wapakoneta, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 13, 1927, in Lima, the daughter of Ruth J. (Kemper) and Ross Eugene Culver, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 28, 1945, she married her former husband, Richard R. Kelley, and he died Dec. 12, 1998. On May 6, 1977, she married James A. Denham, and he died Jan. 8, 2000.

Kenneth Johnson, 56

August 29, 2012

Kenneth E. Johnson, 56, of Sidney, died at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Oct. 22, 1955, in Lima, the son of Betty A. (Ruppert) and Roger G. Johnson. His mother survives in Wapakoneta, and his father is deceased. On July 26, 1975, he married Laura E. Engle, and she survives.

Dr. Phillip Smith, 61

August 29, 2012

Dr. Phillip Wayne Smith, 61, of Cridersville, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born Sept. 30, 1950, in Augusta, Ga., the son of the late Mildred (Parham) and Wayne Erwin Smith. On July 1, 1972, in Hobbs, N.M., he married Lena Mae Schnaubert, and she survives.

Wink at the Moon: Ceremony set for tonight at museum

August 29, 2012

A wink is just the closing and opening of one eye quickly. The simple gesture can be a sign of greeting or affection.

People can gather and give that sign of affection to honor Wapakoneta’s favored son, Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, and to fulfill a request of his family during the “Wink at the Moon” ceremony at 8:30 p.m. today at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.

School finance reports planned

August 29, 2012

At every meeting of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education, the superintendent plans to present a report on the district’s finances.

“It’s one way to keep everybody updated,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said as he presented his first such report during Tuesday’s school board meeting.

Data he presented showed estimated revenue of $23.07 million for fiscal year 2012, compared to estimated expenditures of $24.01 million, for an expected deficit of $941,900.

No local candidates file as write-ins

August 29, 2012

No local candidates have filed as write-in candidates for the Nov. 6 election.

Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell said in addition to no local candidates meeting the 4 p.m. Monday deadline to file, she also received notice that there were no write-ins for the 4th Congressional District.

Campbell said she has not yet gotten any information on presidential, state representative or state senate write-ins, but she does understand presidential write-ins are expected, despite not having any names at this time.

Phil Smith, 61

August 29, 2012

Phil Smith, 61, of Cridersville, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Robert Krites, 80

August 29, 2012

Robert C. “Bob” Krites, 80, of Cridersville, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born July 29, 1932, in Logan Township, Auglaize County, to Cecelia (Taylor) and Virgil Talmadge Krites. Both parents are deceased. On March 11, 1951, he married Virginia Marie “Ginny” Stevenson, who died April 7, 2012.

Gary Smith, 69

August 29, 2012

Gary A. Smith, 69, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:17 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at his residence.
He was born July 5, 1943, in Champagne County, the son of Parthenia and Alden Smith, who preceded him in death. On June 4, 1965, he married Linda C. Sparks, and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Brenda (Ernie) Nuesmeyer, of Lima; seven grandchildren, Dylan, Dakota, Austin, Devon, Victor, Allison, and Hayley; a brother, Wayne (Pat) Smith, of Michigan; two sisters, Kay (Ed) Coffey, of South Carolina, and Priscilla (Ron) Goodwin, of Michigan.

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