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January 16th

Frederick Howe, 95

January 16, 2013

Frederick Howe, 95, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Cridersville Healthcare Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Robert Bowsher, 98

January 16, 2013

Robert Louis Bowsher, 98, died peacefully Dec. 29, 2012, at St. James Place.
He was born May 21, 1914 in Wapakoneta, the son of Louise (Fisher) and Francis Jacob Bowsher, who both preceded him in death. In 1940, he married his wife of 59 years, Gene Lois Troxel and she preceded him in death.

Jesse Daniels, 56

January 16, 2013

Jesse G. Daniels, 56, of Lima, died at 3:05 p.m. Jan. 14, 2013, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Robert Bowsher, 98

January 16, 2013

Robert Louis Bowsher, 98, died peacefully Dec. 29, 2012, at St. James Place.
He was born May 21, 1914 in Wapakoneta, the son of Louise (Fisher) and Francis Jacob Bowsher, who both preceded him in death. In 1940, he married his wife of 59 years, Gene Lois Troxel and she preceded him in death.

January 15th

Projects slated for grants

January 15, 2013

Much of the remaining Homeland Security grant money is to be spent to continue with existing projects.

Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said members of the Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) are working to determine how best to use the remaining money from the grants. They are expected to move forward with their options during their next meeting in March.

Park dugouts tabled

January 15, 2013

Replacing dugouts at Veterans Memorial Park is delayed at least a month as more information can be obtained from the city’s insurance company, but Wapakoneta’s recreation director does not want to wait too long because he would like them ready for the spring sports season in April.

During Monday’s Wapakoneta City Recreation Board meeting, Recreation Director Jack Hayzlett presented two estimates to replace dugouts on the two larger baseball diamonds, where one first base dugout and one third base dugout were destroyed during the June 29 windstorm.

Locals invited to help contribute to flood exhibit

January 15, 2013

The Auglaize County Historical Society staff is taking on a project of an event that dates back 100 years ago — and one that affected the whole state of Ohio.

The Historical Society is launching an effort to document the Flood of 1913 — which is known as the greatest natural disaster in Ohio history, according to Ohio History Central, a project of the Ohio Historical Society.

Evelyn L. Shaw, 82

January 15, 2013

Evelyn L. Shaw, 82, of Lima, died Sunday, January 13, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 9, 1930 in Delphos, the daughter of the late Naomi Mamie (Stettler) amd Robert Van Furry. On Sept. 2, 1951 she married Bill F. Shaw who died Jan. 22, 1996.
Arrangements are being completed at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.

Ruth C. Burk, 74

January 15, 2013

Ruth C. Burk, 74, of Cridersville, died Sunday morning, January 13, 2013, at her residence. She was born March 22, 1938, in Earle, Ariz., the daughter of Nellie (Andrews) and Clyde Clayton, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 26, 1956, she married Donald E. Burk, and he survives.

January 14th

Box Tops for iPads

January 14, 2013

For two Wapakoneta Elementary School students, they spent part of their holiday break practicing math problems — and they were excited about doing them because a new Christmas present made it fun.

Sisters Audrey and Hanna Sparks used their iPads over the holidays to hone their skills in mathematics. They also can use them for language arts and history as well as other subjects.

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