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Archive - Dec 2013

December 17th

Running for chocolate

December 17, 2013

Many local runners faced the snowy weather to participate in the first annual “Hot Chocolate 5K” on Saturday, and they were rewarded after they made it to the finish line.
“The Y has done other versions of 5Ks and runs,” Wapakoneta YMCA Director Josh Little said. “It’s a unique event — it’s exciting for Sertoma Club to partner with the Y.”
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.

No results on money ordinances

December 17, 2013

The inability to take action topped the action of Monday’s Wapakoneta City Council meeting.
Council faced two money ordinances tagged as emergencies – 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.

Miracle Meal serves hundreds

December 17, 2013

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.
“We decicded to do this and it started small,” Kent said. “Then it grew each year into what it is now.”

Waynesfield-Goshen handles banged up Botkins

December 17, 2013

Sports Editor

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.

December 16th

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.

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