Archive - Dec 2013
Many local runners faced the snowy weather to participate in the first annual â€śHot Chocolate 5Kâ€ť on Saturday, and they were rewarded after they made it to the finish line.
â€śThe Y has done other versions of 5Ks and runs,â€ť Wapakoneta YMCA Director Josh Little said. â€śItâ€™s a unique event â€” itâ€™s exciting for Sertoma Club to partner with the Y.â€ť
The Wapakoneta Sertoma Club is dedicated to community service for hearing and vision.
Little said the two organizations came
together to think of a fun, unique way for locals to enjoy a run in the winter.
The inability to take action topped the action of Mondayâ€™s Wapakoneta City Council meeting.
Council faced two money ordinances tagged as emergencies â€“ a temporary appropriations ordinance to start fiscal year 2014, totaling more than $10 million through more than three dozen funds; and a supplemental appropriations ordinance totaling $177,000 to adjust seven different funds.
The 18th annual Miracle Meal took place at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds Monday night. Hundreds gathered in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds for a free Christmas dinner complete with gifts for children, music and fellowship.
Miracle Meal Board President Rollie Kent says the event started 18 years ago when a handful of Christians got together to give back to the community.
â€śWe decicded to do this and it started small,â€ť Kent said. â€śThen it grew each year into what it is now.â€ť
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers did what they should have Monday in handling a banged up Botkins Trojans team.
On paper, W-G was the favorite entering Monday’s contest, and the result on the scoreboard matched what showed on paper by the game’s end, as the Tigers managed a 65-37 victory in a non-league varsity girls basketball contest.
The Tigers are now 5-1 overall after Monday’s win.
The Trojans had only eight healthy players in the entire high school entering Monday’s game.
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.
Freedomâ€™s Colors will be hosting its 14th annual Christmas dinner and program on Saturday for the veterans who reside in the Alzheimerâ€™s ward at the Dayton Veterans Hospital.
Remembering local veterans, members of the community spent their Saturday laying wreaths on gravesides throughout Auglaize County.
â€śAll the veterans that we laid wreathes on today, they were all killed in the line of duty in a foreign war,â€ť Freedomâ€™s Colors Ralph Reynolds said Saturday.Â
The act of laying a wreath on the veteransâ€™ graves showed their families that they are not forgotten, despite how many died more than 30 years ago, Reynolds said.Â
â€śTheyâ€™re the ones that never made it home,â€ť Reynolds said. â€śThey made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.â€ť
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, 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. Johnâ€™s Lutheran Church in Defiance, she married James R. Ruck, who survives.
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, died at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, Lima.
Ned was born on Monday, May 4, 1931, in St. Johns, to the late Howard RaderÂ and HelenaÂ (Briggs) Rader.Â
Mr. Rader was formerly of St. Johns, Ohio.Â He first married Donna Barnes, in Lima, who preceded him in death.Â On December 28, 1984, in Lima, he then married E. Jean (Kave) Parlette, who survives in Lima.Â He worked as a tool grinder at Ex-Cell-o for 26 years and at General Dynamics for 15 years, retiring in 1994.