Archive - 2013
Nicholas F. Bergman 88 of Botkins, died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Heritage Manor Nursing Center.
He was born Aug. 23, 1924 in Egypt, to the late Katherine (Dircksen) and Fred Bergman. On Sept. 27, 1947, in St. Patrick, he married Norma Berning, and she survives in Botkins.
Dressed in a white blouse and a purple sweater, a 7-year-old blond-haired girl shares “tea time” with her American Girl Doll, which has blond hair and blue eyes resembling her own.
Ava Gibson spent time Saturday morning drinking fruit punch, eating chocolate-covered strawberries and other small treats during an early afternoon tea with her American Girl Doll named Emma. She had already designed a charm for Charm It! bracelets and had her photograph taken before sitting down for refreshments and snacks at Casa Chic in downtown Wapakoneta.
Leaning in closer to hear the third-grader to help the youngster ask a question, a Wapakoneta High School sophomore says he takes this role seriously.
Not so seriously that he can’t have fun with the students he is helping, though, as Morgan Howard remembers what it was like when he was the younger student receiving the help.
“I went through the program and it was fun,” Howard said. “Learning from another kid was a lot easier. I could connect with them.”
CRIDERSVILLE — Looking up with the same ornery grin, brothers Jack, 7, and Joseph, 8, Hoel admit they have a lot in common.
“We both like Legos,” Joseph starts out. “And baseball,” Jack says, before Joseph continues, “and football.”
And the list goes on.
They have the same favorite video game and say it in unison, without any prior discussion — “Call of Duty Black Ops II.”
BOTKINS — The Botkins boys basketball team was shooting on all cylinders Saturday night, picking up a convincing victory over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers.
Four different Trojans hit 3-pointers in the victory, for a team total of nine 3-pointers.
W-G could not keep up with that offensive productivity, and was crushed by Botkins, 65-46.
The Wapakoneta Redskins came out of the gate sluggish against the hosting Van Wert Cougars, but used a solid second half to pick up another Western Buckeye League victory.
The findings of a facility assessment of the Auglaize Acres are expected soon to offer ideas for operational improvements.
The Plante & Moran firm was hired to conduct the assessment in January at a cost of between $12,000 and $15,000, plus reimbursable expenses.
Auglaize Acres Administrator Connie Pierce said they have been talking about doing such a study for quite a while, with some ideas spurred on by the use of the facilities by other county offices during courthouse renovations.
With Hurricane Sandy striking the East Coast last fall, and a blizzard slamming the East Coast Friday night and today, local students have been taking a closer look at weather in their classroom.
Fourth-grade students in Jill Briemâ€™s class at Wapakoneta Elementary School have been studying a weather unit, and were recently visited by a local meteorologist.
Chief Meteorologist Kyle Adams, of Your Hometown Lima Stations, talked with the students about weather topics ranging from tornadoes to radars and everything in between.
Classmates John Kohler and Jewel Barber
An area state senator says he plans to keep a close eye on the budget process before Gov. John Kasichâ€™s biennial budget ends up in the Senateâ€™s chamber.
On Monday, Kasich unveiled his $63.3 billion budget with state House members getting the first crack at the measure before it is passed and sent to the Senate. Until that time, state Sen. Cliff Hite said he plans to pay close attention to the testimony and proceedings that come out of the House regarding the budget.
Melvin Earl Wannemacher, 81, died the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
He was born Feb. 24, 1931, to the late Velma Huysman and Andrew Wannemacher, in Celina.
On Sept. 28, 1963, he married Marilyn Kinstle. She survives in Lima.