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Archive - Mar 2013

March 11th

Shake winter doldrums with Winterfest

March 11, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — Stepping into one room at Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools included stepping back into time.

A group of Civil War re-enactors hosted an 1860s ladies tea to help visitors to the Waynesfield-Goshen Muchinippi WinterFest learn about the time period and a different pace in life.

“We were really teaching people about what the teas were all about and why the ladies held them,” Carol Baker, one of the re-enactors dressed in a hoop-skirted blue dress, said.

Twins aren’t the same, but enjoy having each other

March 11, 2013

Twins Abbie and Allie McGaughy are glad they have each other, but both admit they are different.

“We don’t look the exact same,” Abbie said.

Abbie has long, blond hair and is the taller of the two. She describes herself as more of a tomboy, who likes to do karate and play basketball. She likes to wear jeans. She likes to read scary books and her favorite singer is Taylor Swift.

Carrie Dingledine, 89

March 11, 2013

Carrie B. Dingledine, 89, of Beavercreek, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at her residence.
She was born May 22, 1923, in Lima, the daughter of Elizabeth (Hare)and Karl Hughes Sr., who preceded her in death. On Aug. 15, 1943, she married Clyde H. Dingledine, and he died Jan. 12, 2005.

March 9th

Hoping to learn more about people

March 9, 2013


Bob Hope shared a joke about determining when a person is getting old.

Juliette Gordon Lowe shared how when she ran low on money that she sold a string of pearls to continue funding an all girls organization in its infancy.

Vincent Van Gogh shared he had an older brother who died at a young — his brother had the same birthday and the same name as he.

William Shakespeare shared he was born on April 23 and died on his birthday 52 years later in 1616.

Hazardous material forms go electronic

March 9, 2013

 

Hazard risk analysis information is going electronic.

Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said they are making plans to combine inspection forms and make them accessible to emergency responders online.

“It’s something new and we want to make sure we have it right, before we send it out to everyone,” Anderson said of plans to start the change with one business serving as a pilot and then to expand it from there.

Man found dead in Fryburg

March 9, 2013


Deputies with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office and investigators with the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) responded to a Fryburg home where a 60-year-old male was found dead early Friday morning.

March 8th

Abby L. Thuman, 25

March 8, 2013

 

Abby L. Thuman, 25, of Wapakoneta, died Wednesday evening, March 6, 2013, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 18, 1987, in Lima, the daughter of Cheryl (Walker) and Gene Thuman, who survive in Wapakoneta.  

Also surviving are a son, Parker J. Thuman, at home; four siblings, Tina Barnard, of Wapakoneta, Molly (Jason) Place, of Wapakoneta, Jodi (Gary) Schleter, of Wapakoneta, and Pete Thuman, of Wapakoneta; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Ralph King, 69

March 8, 2013

Ralph A. King, 69, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Riverside Hospital.
He was born Nov. 29, 1943, to Agnes (Farmer) and Ralph King.
He is survived by two daughters, Cathy (Dave) Ferguson and Andrea (Mark) Engle; four siblings, Martha King, Mary Tomlinson, Carol (Wayne) Harmon and Dan King; three grandchildren, Emily (Sam) Durrett, Sara (Daniel) Ferguson and Hannah Engle; a great-granddaughter, Piper Durrett; friends Mac McKitrick and Bob Stokes; the Scioto Downs crew; and poker buds.
He was retired from Abbott Laboratories.

Budget dealings

March 8, 2013

Addressing the fact President Obama met with rank-and-file Republican leaders Wednesday regarding dealing with ‘the sequester,’ a U.S. Congressman says he just hopes the president is serious about working with Republicans on eliminating the budget deficit, reducing the federal deficit and spurring the sluggish U.S. economy.

YMCA finalizes campaign

March 8, 2013

With the calls finalized and the pledges tallied, the Wapakoneta Family YMCA’s annual support campaign raised more than $100,000 in five weeks to assist families and individuals become a part of the Y community.

During the victory luncheon Thursday, Wapakoneta Family YMCA Executive Director Josh Little revealed the 35 volunteers working on the annual campaign secured $112,220 for the support campaign which is used to help subsidize the child care program, youth programming and memberships for families and individuals who cannot afford that cost on their own.

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