Archive - Apr 5, 2013
Eugene P. Dietz, age 74, of Lima, passed away April 3, 2013.
He was born August 26, 1938 to Mary (Foltz) and Urban Dietz in Wapakoneta where he was raised. He graduated from St. Joseph High School before going to college at the University of Dayton
He graduated with a degree in electrical engineering before obtaining a commission to the U.S. Navy.
More than 40 students are preparing to present the comic take of the fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” to audiences beginning next week at Wapakoneta High School.
This year’ s musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” is a little more light-hearted than performances of past years. The musical comedy written by Mary Rodgers first became a broadway hit around 1960. Wapakoneta High School art students and parent volunteers bring the scenes to life again on the Performing Arts Center stage.
While area residents don’t have a lot to vote on in the May primary, the Auglaize County Elections Board director is encouraging those who can vote on the issues to make their voice heard.
Members of the Wapakoneta Theatre Guild are preparing for their annual spring production — one that the director notes will be filled with laughter and a few surprises.
“A Night in the Theatre,” which is set to be performed on April 12, 13 and 14, and April 19, 20 and 21, focuses on four main characters — two couples.
Robert Eshleman, 53, 817 Hackney St., St. Marys, died at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born May 4, 1959, in St. Marys, to Marilyn (Kohnen) and Stanferd Eshleman.
Robert U. âBobâ Preston, 83, of rural Alger, died at 4:21 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health Systems, due to complications following open- heart surgery.
He was born Jan. 20, 1930, in the home he lives in today, the son of Merle E. (Crowe) and William M. Preston, who preceded him in death. On July 15, 1951, he married Mary K. Clark, enjoying 61 years of marriage, and she survives.
CELINA — For the past year, the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s administrators have spent a lot of their time — listening.
They listened to farmers as well as representatives of commodity groups, Farm Bureaus, farmer unions — more than 125 groups total — in how the department should address the issues facing agriculture in Ohio and the department’s responsibilities, state Agriculture Director David Daniels told area commissioners and farm leaders from the region on Thursday in Celina.
Approximately two dozen children visited the Wapakoneta branch of the Auglaize County Public District Library (ACPDL) on Thursday to have a party in honor of a notable author — Dr. Seuss.
Children took advantage of the opportunity to read books written by Dr. Seuss, including some of his most popular works such “Cat in the Hat,” and then made a special craft to go along with the book, “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” which happens to be Destiny Comer’s favorite Dr. Seuss book.
BOTKINS — On March 26, the village of Botkins officially hired its third treasurer in the past year.
Tammy Ganger, of rural Houston, was officially hired as village fiscal officer.
“I am grateful for this opportunity,” Ganger said of her new position.