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December 26th

Bettie Schaub, 91

December 26, 2012

Bettie J. Schaub, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Delphos, the daughter of Icy Mae (Felver) and Clinton Miller, who preceded her in death. On June 25, 1955, she married Cletus W. Schaub, and he died March 3, 1987.
Surviving are three sons, Paul (Nancy) Schaub, of Wapakoneta, Cletus George Schaub, of Deshler, and John (Vickie) Schaub, of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Martha Schroer, of Wapakoneta, eight grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.

Viola Roettger, 98

December 26, 2012

Viola Roettger, 98, formerly of Kettlersville, died at 8:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Elmwood Assisted Living in New Bremen.
Arrangements are incomplete at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen.

Vernon Stolzenburg, 83

December 26, 2012

Vernon F. Stolzenburg, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born Aug. 28, 1929, in Wapakoneta, the son of Alpha (Myers) and Henry Stolzenburg, who preceded him in death. On April 12, 1948, he married Betty L. Chilcoat, and she survives.

Lois Bogart, 90

December 26, 2012

Lois I. Bogart, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born Jan 27, 1922, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Emma (Knoch) and Ray Harshbarger, who preceded her in death. On June 9, 1946 she married Robert R. “Bob” Bogart, and he survives.

Storm strikes

December 26, 2012

A winter storm that blanketed the region today was expected to dump close to a foot of snow on Auglaize County.

Late Tuesday night, the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for Auglaize County. That warning, which is in effect until 1 a.m. Thursday, is calling for 8 to 10 inches of snow as well as wind gusts of 40 mph. The high winds, coupled with heavy snowfall, caused near white-out conditions and posed risks to motorists who traversed city and county roads today.

Local to march after oath

December 26, 2012

With an alumni on the presidential ballot, members of the Miami University Marching Band thought it would be worth a shot to submit an application to participate in the inauguration parade, one Redhawks band member says.

When former Gov. Mitt Romney and his running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, a Miami University graduate, lost, those same band members believed their chances were nil.

Native selected as college VP

December 26, 2012

A former Wapakoneta resident is serving his first full semester as vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty at a Pennsylvania college.

As a member of the senior administrative team at Washington & Jefferson College, Dr. John Zimmerman’s responsibilities include all aspects of academic affairs, including faculty, curriculum, library, study abroad, advising, and some aspects of instructional technology.

December 24th

Blizzard advisory

December 24, 2012

 

... BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM EST THURSDAY... ... WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN UPGRADED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM EST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN UPGRADED.

* HAZARD TYPES... HEAVY SNOW AND WINDY CONDITIONS.

* ACCUMULATIONS... SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS WILL MOST LIKELY OCCUR ALONG AND JUST NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 70 CORRIDOR.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

December 24, 2012

Mattress Mart says "Pleasant Dreams" to you this holiday season!

December 23rd

Students talk Christmas

December 23, 2012

A local second-grade student says Christmas is all about giving and making others happy.

Wapakoneta Elementary School student Tagen Patterson says she is looking forward to Christmas this year.

“It’s (Christmas) is about giving,” Tagen said. “I like giving because it makes me feel happy.”

Tagen noted the holiday focuses on giving and spreading happiness.

“Some people don’t get to celebrate Christmas, so I get to give them a gift to make them feel happy,” Tagen said.

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