Archive - 2013
Auglaize County Agricultural Society members swept in new rules and regulations for the organizationâs by-laws and re-elected an entire slate of incumbent directors running for re-election to the board.
Forty-two people cast ballots in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds and passed four changes to sections of the Fair Boardâs Constitution with the most significant change affecting when annual memberships can be sold.
Jack L. Binkley, 57, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:44 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at his home.
He was born Oct. 8, 1956, in Lima to Robert L. Binkley & Rosemary (Binkley) Steinke who preceded him in death.
On Dec. 3, 1974, he married JoAnn Fugatt, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Survivors include a son and daughter, Toby (Tara) Binkley, of St. Johns, Season (Scott) Hurley of Tipp City; five grandchildren, Kaleb, Mackenzie, Michala, Trenton and Spencer; a brother, Bill Binkley, of Dayton.
Twila A. Stevens, 79, of Cridersville, died 9:35 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. Twila was formerly of Wapakoneta. She was born April 29, 1934 in Ada to Lloyd and Bessie Mull Candler. She married Richard E. âDickâ Stevens Jan. 12, 1951, and he preceded her in death June 18, 2010.
Mrs. Stevens had been a homemaker and enjoyed antiques, baking, gardening, garage sales, playing cards and camping. She was a former girl scout leader.
Brooklynn Ann Brown was stillborn at 11:51 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the St. Ritaâs Medical Center. She is the daughter of Cory D. and Jennifer âJenniâ L. (Haehn) Brown, and they survive in Wapakoneta.
Other survivors include, sister, Abigail Brown, at home; maternal grandparents, Sue and Kendall Krites, of Wapakoneta, and Jack and Barb Haehn, of Wapakoneta; paternal grandparents, Bill and Cathy Brown, of Wapakoneta; maternal great grandparents, Mary Ann Bell, of Coldwater, Don and Pauline Krites, of Wapakoneta, and John and Helen Haehn, of Wapakoneta,
Joseph E. Elkins, Sr., 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:55 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Auglaize Acres. He was born Feb. 19, 1921, in Bourbon, Ind., the son of Charles Edward and Mary (Corl) Elkins, who preceded him in death. On May 17, 1947, he married Phyllis C. Keyser, and she survives.
Glenna Mae Meckstroth, 83, of rural New Knoxville, died peacefully at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at her residence. She was born April 22, 1930 to (Omen) Bernard and Lena (Briggs) Davenport. Her mother died when she was 7 months old. Her father took her and her brother, Donald (Mary) Davenport, of Kossuth, to move with her fatherâs parents, Frank and Nora Davenport.
On June 24, 1950, she married William A. Meckstroth, who preceded her in death.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins officially clinched a playoff berth Sunday as the Ohio High School Athletic Association released the final computer ratings of the season, which determine playoff qualifiers and regional pairings.
Wapakoneta (9-1) will play the Springfield Shawnee Braves (9-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a Division III, Region 10 quarterfinal at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.
From staff reports
The Flora twins, sophomores representing Botkins High School, competed in their first state cross country championships Saturday at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.
Chloe Flora, with a time of 20 minutes, 13.84 seconds, was the 51st finisher Saturday in a field of 142 runners in the Division III girls race.
She was 28th after the first mile and 30th after the second mile Saturday.
Flora concluded her season with a third-place finish at both the Shelby County Athletic League meet and at the district race in Clayton.
Wapakoneta began preparing for the holidays only one day after Halloween, with the Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops (WASS) sponsoring the Holiday Open House this weekend.
The event began Friday and will continue today and Sunday and will include most shops along Auglaize Street and a few other specialty shops. They will be extending their hours in celebration of the beginning of the holiday season, which, in Wapakoneta, is always the first weekend in November.
âWe have such a wonderful blend of eclectic shops in Wapakoneta,â WASS President Landa Tomlinson said.
The federal government shutdown did not hinder one local middle school group from learning and experiencing the nationâs capital.
Fifty-two Botkins Middle Schoolâs eighth-grade students, who took a trip to Washington, D.C. in mid-October, still received a private tour of the capital city and other national landmarks, while lawmakers deliberated during the shutdown that ended on Oct. 16, one day after students returned from their trip.