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Richard D. 'Gabby' Frey, 85

October 5, 2013

Richard D. “Gabby” Frey, 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:36 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.  He was born April 19, 1928, in Cincinnati, the son of Virginia (Fisher)and Louis Frey, who preceded him in death.  

On March 4, 1972, he married Ruth Ann Laine, and she died May 31, 2012.

Helen P. 'Sis' Kill, 73

October 5, 2013

Helen P. “Sis” Kill, 73, of rural Spencerville, died of a very sudden illness at 4:13 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 25, 1939, in Lima, the daughter of Frances W. (Huber) and Earl O. Gaskill, who preceded her in death.

On April 29, 1967, she married Frank A. Kill, who died Sept. 8, 2002. 

Karen Sue Wheaton, 72

October 5, 2013

 Karen Sue Wheaton, 72, of Tamarac, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima.

She was born Oct. 4, 1941, in Lima, the daughter of Lola (Fox) and Albert Lowry, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 12, 1970, she married Billy Lee Wheaton, who died on June 20, 2007.

Local shares history of facial pain disease, relief

October 5, 2013

Tormented with a disease interfering with her everyday life, one local woman says most people quite literally do not understand her pain.

Pamela Elliot, of Wapakoneta, suffers from a disease that causes constant and “excruciating burning and throbbing” facial pain.

“I was an outgoing person,” Elliot said about her life before the disease. “Trigeminal neuralgia made me a prisoner in my own body.” 

Student shift

October 5, 2013

Despite Wapakoneta City Schools recently approving a list of 140 open enrollment students from other districts, nearly double that number are leaving each year.

“It is a concern,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.

He said there are a multitude of reasons why students choose to leave the district each year. 

'Pickin' in Downtown Wapak' slated for today

October 5, 2013

A first-time downtown event is hoping to attract thrifty shoppers looking for a deal on summer items, a Wapakoneta shop owner and event organizer says, as downtown business owners take steps to make room for holiday fare.

“Pickin’ in Downtown Wapakoneta” is a street and sidewalk sale sponsored by the Wapakoneta Antiques and Specialty Shops (WASS) and is to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

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