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Andrew Koch, 85

August 2, 2013

Andrew Christian Koch, 85, beloved husband of the late Patricia A. Koch (nee Cole). Dear father of Debra Gardner (Glenn), Kim Frazier (Jeff) and Andrea Aubuchon (Gary). Loving grandfather of Jeremy (Megan) and Evan Gardner, and Andy (Courtney) and Brandon Frazier, and Julia, Jennifer and Madison Aubuchon, and great-grandfather of Crew and June Frazier.
Andy worked for Standard Oil of Ohio for over 30 years and was especially proud of his volunteer work with NASA and the Hospice of Cleveland Clinic.

William M. ‘Bud’ Striff, 93

August 2, 2013

William M. ‘Bud’ Striff Jr., 93, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:32 a.m. Wednes-
day, July 31, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Sept. 2, 1919, in Lima, to Garnett (O’Conner) and William Merle Striff, who preceded him in death. He married Mary Margaret Thomas on June 9, 1946, and she preceded him in death July 12, 2000.

Pastor retires after life of service

August 2, 2013

Staff Writer
After 32 years of service in the church — 18 of which he spent as pastor of First English Lutheran Church — the Rev. Steven Nelson has decided to retire.
Describing his work as “challenging and fun,” Nelson said his goal working as pastor was to help people connect with faith. Through the years, he has tried to meet this challenge in ways that made sense to the community.
“He’s a very passionate person,” church Council President Brian VanMeter said. “He teaches about compassion.”
VanMeter said the pastor is in tune with the needs of the community.

Growing God’s love

August 2, 2013

Rows of sweet corn, tomatoes, onions, cabbage, peppers and melons growing behind a local church are helping feed those in need.
For the full story, see the Friday, Aug. 2 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Dailey book details Ohio prison history

August 2, 2013

Former Wapakoneta resident James Dailey II will be at the Riverside Art Center at 2 p.m. Saturday for a book signing for his new book “Inside the Ohio Penitentiary.”
For the full story, see the Friday, Aug. 2 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Frye returns to coaching after mandated break

August 2, 2013

Sports Editor

Doug Frye awoke quite early Thursday morning, as the varsity football coach at Wapakoneta High School was anxious about being able to return to coaching after a mandated break from school activities following his retirement from teaching. Frye had been away since June 1. He was later rehired by the school district in late June.

Frye said he set his alarm to awake at 4:50 a.m. Thursday in advance of his team’s morning weightlifting and conditioning session, but his anticipation about returning was overwhelming.

The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team is really starting to enter the grind that is the...
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A long-awaited event debuted this past weekend, and it was very successful in its inaugural year...

 

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