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April 12th

Dispatchers recognized for ‘silent service’

April 12, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
The first line of communication between the public and emergency responders, dispatchers perform a “silent service.”
Their duties, which often go unseen by the public, are being recognized this week through Saturday, as part of National Telecommunicators Week.
Auglaize County Commissioner Don Regula read a proclamation on Thursday declaring the week of April 14 through April 20 in honor of the service provided by the seven dispatchers with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office. He then presented the dispatchers with a copy of the resolution.

Costs climb to fix buses

April 12, 2013

Staff Writer
A total cost for damage done from a vandalism incident Friday has yet to be calculated, but it will go into several thousands of dollars.
Wapakoneta City Schools administrators were forced to delay classes for two hours Friday morning after a bus mechanic found tires on several buses had been punctured. The damage was reported to the Wapakoneta Police Department at 5:58 a.m.

Show features talents

April 12, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
An annual talent show and final performance of this year’s show by Singsation is being planned for Friday, May 3.
Cabaret features talent acts by freshman through senior show choir members, with acts to be determined next week, and concludes with Singsation members performing this year’s final performance of their show, “Through the Looking Glass.”
A dinner catered by Perfect Party Planning, of St. Marys, is to be served before the show beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost for dinner and the show per person is $20. Tickets for the show only are $5.

Darlene Hall, 78

April 12, 2013

Darlene J. Hall, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:07 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Grace Zimpfer, 86

April 12, 2013

Grace Irene Zimpfer, 86, of Jackson Center, went to be with Our Lord in Heaven at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, peacefully at her home.
Her family surrounded her for many weeks prior to her passing and had many special moments with her and those special talks will remain with her husband, daughters, grandchildren, and special friends forever.
Grace was born Nov. 5, 1926, to the late Ella Davis and Herbert Regula. At 5 years of age she lost her father and Ella later married John Davis Sr. on April 22, 1953.

Grace Zimpfer, 86

April 12, 2013

Grace I. Zimpfer, 86, of Jackson Center, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center.

Roy Kohler, 84

April 12, 2013

Roy A. “Doc” Kohler, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born April 10, 1929, in Wapakoneta, the son of Violet (Crouch) and Lawrence Kohler, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 2, 1955, he married Dorothy C. Ream, and she died July 12, 1988.

Helen Jauert, 91

April 12, 2013

Helen M. Jauert, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta.
She was born on March 22, 1922, in Spencerville, to Leona (Mack) and Alfred Sutton, who preceded her in death.
She was married to Elmer Jauert for 57 years.
She is survived by two children, Doug (Myra) Jauert, of Columbus, and Joerdis (Eric) Fisher, of Lima; three grandchildren Kurt Jauert, Scott Fisher and Nicholas Jauert; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Ian Fisher.

School delayed, buses vandalized

April 12, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools were delayed two hours this morning after a large percentage of the district’s buses had their tires punctured.

Fifteen buses were able to continue their regular routes on a normal 2-hour delay schedule, while parents of students on other buses were asked to bring their children to school if possible in the morning. All buses were expected to return to their normal routes by the afternoon. Children who did not have a way to school were to be excused.

April 11th

Wapakoneta BOE goes electronic

April 11, 2013

Wapakoneta City School Board of Education meetings are going electronic.

Still a work in progress, school board members tried out the new software system during Turesday’s meeting.

“It’s a work in progress,” Wapakoneta City Schools Board President Eric McKinniss said as he led the first meeting testing out the new system. “We are still learning the program. There are a lot of advantages.”

McKinniss said those advantages include saving money by using less paper and being able to communicate better with the public.

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