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Time to remember veterans at Christmas

December 16, 2013

For many families, the holidays are a time for sharing memories and celebrations. One local organization is reaching out to the community to help give this experience to those who may be forgotten this time of year.
Freedom’s Colors will be hosting its 14th annual Christmas dinner and program on Saturday for the veterans who reside in the Alzheimer’s ward at the Dayton Veterans Hospital.

Locals remember veterans’ sacrifices

December 16, 2013

Remembering local veterans, members of the community spent their Saturday laying wreaths on gravesides throughout Auglaize County.
“All the veterans that we laid wreathes on today, they were all killed in the line of duty in a foreign war,” Freedom’s Colors Ralph Reynolds said Saturday. 
The act of laying a wreath on the veterans’ graves showed their families that they are not forgotten, despite how many died more than 30 years ago, Reynolds said. 
“They’re the ones that never made it home,” Reynolds said. “They made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.”

Ruth E. Staples, 86

December 16, 2013

Ruth E. Staples, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:42 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the Lima Memorial Health System. She was born Aug. 24, 1927, in Lima, the daughter of Roy and Cecile (Denney) Brewer, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 23, 1950, she married John A. Staples, and he survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Guyneth (Dean) Coolidge, of Wapakoneta; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Staples, of Wapakoneta; a granddaughter, Ashlie (Andrew) Casey, of Wapakoneta; three great grandchildren, Lillie, Hannah, and Cole.

Lois J. Ruck, 77

December 16, 2013

Lois J. Ruck, 77, of 17353 Maier-Barber Road in St. Marys, died 8:43 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.
She was born August 26, 1936 in Waterville, N.Y. to Albert and Florabell (Carpenter) Tarbox.
On Dec. 22, 1957 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Defiance, she married James R. Ruck, who survives.

Ernestine Rogers Miller

December 16, 2013

Ernestine Rogers Miller, born July 6, 1923, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest J. and Edith Myers Rogers; her husband Harry, and daughter Harriet. She is survived by two sons, Ernest C. (E. C.) and wife Teresa of Lima, Rev. Lowell and wife Susan, of Muncie, Ind., two granddaughters, Christy (Miller) Farrington and husband David of Houston, Texas, Beth (Miller) Rooks and husband Christian of Zephyr Hills, Fla., one grandson, Henry C.

Ned L. Rader, 82

December 16, 2013

Ned L. Rader, 82, died at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
Ned was born on Monday, May 4, 1931, in St. Johns, to the late Howard Rader  and Helena (Briggs) Rader. 
Mr. Rader was formerly of St. Johns, Ohio. He first married Donna Barnes, in Lima, who preceded him in death. On December 28, 1984, in Lima, he then married E. Jean (Kave) Parlette, who survives in Lima. He worked as a tool grinder at Ex-Cell-o for 26 years and at General Dynamics for 15 years, retiring in 1994.

Paul A. Wilges, 78

December 16, 2013

Paul A. Wilges, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:50 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at his residence following a sudden illness. He was born Dec. 31, 1934, in Wapakoneta, the son of Herman and Emma (Bishop) Wilges, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 10, 1958, he married Marilyn W. Binkley, and she survives.
Other survivors include, a son, Kevin Wilges, of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Karen (Bill) Jacobs, of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, Bill Jacobs III, Brandon Schreiber, and Jessica Jacobs; a brother, Richard Wilges; a sister, Donna Richardson; numerous nieces and nephews.

Garman faces surgery, year recovery

December 16, 2013

Sports Editor

“I’m just excited for this baseball season, and I’m not even going to throw a ball.”

Brian Garman, recently released by the Milwaukee Brewers, will soon undergo surgery to repair his labrum.

The operation will shelve him for one year.

In the mean time, the Wapakoneta native is going to be in town for during his rehab process.

Garman hosts annual pitching camp

December 16, 2013

Sports Editor

While snow and ice blanketed the region, a sport played exclusively outside on local fields was being practiced by kids inside this weekend, as the 4th Annual Brian Garman Pitching Camp was held Saturday and Sunday at Wapakoneta Elementary School.

The two-day camp for youth in grade 3-12 was hosted by Wapakoneta native Brian Garman, a professional pitcher in MLB’s minor leagues.

Garman, a 2006 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, explained some takeaways he hopes the youngsters retrieve after all of the camp’s instruction.

'Skins, Selvey lands 1st win in victory over Minster

December 16, 2013

Sports Editor

After giving up the lead briefly to start the second half, the Wapakoneta Redskins quickly rebounded and closed out the Minster Wildcats in a tight ball game Saturday, giving first-year coach Doug Selvey his first win with the Redskins.

After leading virtually the entire first half, Wapak quickly regained the lead and held onto it the rest of the game in a 53-48 victory Saturday over Minster in the Wapakoneta High School gymnasium.

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