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Holiday Open House start festive season

November 4, 2013

Many early bird shoppers broke out the holiday gift wrap this past weekend during the Holiday Open House in downtown Wapakoneta. 
“I enjoy seeing all the Christmas things they have out this time of year,” Cheryl Bailey, of Wapakoneta, said while “out on the town” with a group of friends. “You might just find some good bargains, too.”
Bailey and her friends browsed Casa Chic’s new holiday goods after having lunch at The tSpot. 
The open house was sponsored by Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops (WASS), a 19-year-old partnership of shop owners in Wapakoneta.

Day of treats

November 4, 2013

After a storm forced the postponement of trick or treat from Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon, several parents say they would prefer holding trick or treat during the evening hours, but many understood the reason for the change and pointed out the advantages and disadvantages to having their children out during the day.

Bylaws pass Fair vote

November 4, 2013

Auglaize County Agricultural Society members swept in new rules and regulations for the organization’s by-laws and re-elected an entire slate of incumbent directors running for re-election to the board.
Forty-two people cast ballots in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds and passed four changes to sections of the Fair Board’s Constitution with the most significant change affecting when annual memberships can be sold.

Jack L. Binkley, 57

November 4, 2013

Jack L. Binkley, 57, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:44 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at his home.
He was born Oct. 8, 1956, in Lima to Robert L. Binkley & Rosemary (Binkley) Steinke who preceded him in death.
On Dec. 3, 1974, he married JoAnn Fugatt, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Survivors include a son and daughter, Toby (Tara) Binkley, of St. Johns, Season (Scott) Hurley of Tipp City; five grandchildren, Kaleb, Mackenzie, Michala, Trenton and Spencer; a brother, Bill Binkley, of Dayton.

Twila A. Stevens, 79

November 4, 2013

Twila A. Stevens, 79, of Cridersville, died 9:35 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. Twila was formerly of Wapakoneta. She was born April 29, 1934 in Ada to Lloyd and Bessie Mull Candler. She married Richard E. “Dick” Stevens Jan. 12, 1951, and he preceded her in death June 18, 2010.
Mrs. Stevens had been a homemaker and enjoyed antiques, baking, gardening, garage sales, playing cards and camping. She was a former girl scout leader.

Brooklynn Ann Brown

November 4, 2013

Brooklynn Ann Brown was stillborn at 11:51 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center. She is the daughter of Cory D. and Jennifer ‘Jenni’ L. (Haehn) Brown, and they survive in Wapakoneta.
Other survivors include, sister, Abigail Brown, at home; maternal grandparents, Sue and Kendall Krites, of Wapakoneta, and Jack and Barb Haehn, of Wapakoneta; paternal grandparents, Bill and Cathy Brown, of Wapakoneta; maternal great grandparents, Mary Ann Bell, of Coldwater, Don and Pauline Krites, of Wapakoneta, and John and Helen Haehn, of Wapakoneta,

Joseph E. Elkins, Sr., 92

November 4, 2013

Joseph E. Elkins, Sr., 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:55 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Auglaize Acres. He was born Feb. 19, 1921, in Bourbon, Ind., the son of Charles Edward and Mary (Corl) Elkins, who preceded him in death. On May 17, 1947, he married Phyllis C. Keyser, and she survives.

Glenna Mae Meckstroth, 83

November 4, 2013

Glenna Mae Meckstroth, 83, of rural New Knoxville, died peacefully at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at her residence. She was born April 22, 1930 to (Omen) Bernard and Lena (Briggs) Davenport. Her mother died when she was 7 months old. Her father took her and her brother, Donald (Mary) Davenport, of Kossuth, to move with her father’s parents, Frank and Nora Davenport.
On June 24, 1950, she married William A. Meckstroth, who preceded her in death.

Wapakoneta to play Shawnee in playoffs

November 4, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins officially clinched a playoff berth Sunday as the Ohio High School Athletic Association released the final computer ratings of the season, which determine playoff qualifiers and regional pairings.

Wapakoneta (9-1) will play the Springfield Shawnee Braves (9-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a Division III, Region 10 quarterfinal at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.

Botkins' Flora twins compete at state

November 4, 2013

From staff reports

The Flora twins, sophomores representing Botkins High School, competed in their first state cross country championships Saturday at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.

Chloe Flora, with a time of 20 minutes, 13.84 seconds, was the 51st finisher Saturday in a field of 142 runners in the Division III girls race.

She was 28th after the first mile and 30th after the second mile Saturday.

Flora concluded her season with a third-place finish at both the Shelby County Athletic League meet and at the district race in Clayton.

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