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Safety is primary concern

January 8, 2014


With school cancellations every day so far this week, Wapakoneta City Schools are feeling the effects of the bitter cold.

“Closing school due to low temperatures is relatively rare, and this week has obviously been an extreme case,” said Keith Horner, Superintendent of Wapakoneta City Schools.

Horner said there are several factors they keep in mind when it comes to determining whether or not to close school based on the temperature.

Teaching the past, impacting the future

January 8, 2014


One local woman has two main passions — giving back to her community and spreading her knowledge of history.

Brea Quellhorst, of Wapakoneta, has dedicated her career to finding imaginative ways to prove how her favorite subject is not the “boring” stereotype many misunderstand it to be.

“I want them to see how to make history fun,” Quellhorst said. “I want them to see how their lives are affected right now by what happened in the past.”

Fund helping two local business expand

January 8, 2014


Two local business projects are being partially funded by the Wapakoneta Revolving Loan Fund (RLF).

According to Wapakoneta area economic development council executive director, Greg Myers, Good Food, Inc. has been granted a $100,000 loan for equipment, which is less than eight percent of the total projected cost for the new Happy Daz restaurant. This project is set to be finished in late March.

Paul Edward Fisher, 92

January 8, 2014

Paul Edward Fisher, 92, of Ft. Jennings, died at 11:29 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at The Meadows of Kalida. He was born on June 16, 1921, in Putnam County, to Albert H. and Genevieve (Mescher) Fisher, who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Theresa Fisher in April of 1945, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 2010.

He enjoyed livestock, dairy cattle and going to livestock sales. He also loved the Lawrence Welk Show. Paul made his living as a farmer and by hauling livestock. He was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ft. Jennings.

Dorothy Marie (Oen) Greve, 90

January 8, 2014

Dorothy Marie (Oen) Greve, 90, of Botkins, passed away at 12:23 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Dorothy was born on Nov. 21, 1923, to Frank and Wilhelmina (Fisher) Oen on the family farm on Southland Road in Shelby County. Her parents preceded her in death.
She married Julius Greve on Aug. 21, 1946. He preceded her in death on April 23, 2009.

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