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Melba P. Lowery, 92

February 4, 2014

Melba P. Lowery, 92, of St. Marys, died at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born Sept. 30, 1921, in St. Marys, the daughter of Alva and Mary (Long) Burd, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Dorsten, Robert Hecht and Charles B. Lowery.

Survivors include three sons, James Dorsten, of Piqua, Ronald (Mildred) Dorsten, of Wapakoneta and Daniel “Lee” (Jean) Dorsten, of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Vernon E. “Vern” Doenges, 91

February 4, 2014

Vernon E. “Vern” Doenges, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born Feb. 18, 1922, on the family farm in St. Marys Twp., Auglaize County, the son of William J. and Marie (Oldiges) Doenges, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 11, 1948, he married Eileen M. Hasson, and she died May 18, 2005.

Leaders remember Vern Doenges

February 4, 2014

Local community members share their feelings on the death of Vernon Doenges, who died early Sunday morning. As you will see, Vern worked with many people and had many interests. His knowledge and generosity will be missed.

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Students learning together

February 4, 2014

It has been several months since Wapakoneta City Schools took over full supervision of preschool programs in the district, and Wapakoneta Elementary School  Vice Principal Carrie Knoch said that so far, it has been working well.

“Financially, it was a good move for us, but more importantly, it helped align all of our services and get our students in our buildings,” Knoch said. “We are much more familiar with the needs of our preschoolers now and so we anticipate their transition to kindergarten being very smooth.”

Council discusses streets, salt

February 4, 2014

Streets and frozen pipes topped the list of topics discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Wapakoneta City Council.

In her report on the Finance Committee’s Jan. 30 meeting, Chairwoman Bonnie Wurst noted that her committee is exploring the possibility of using the permissive tax fund to grind and pave the city’s portion of Glynwood Road when the county does their portion. The cost would be about $65,000. Adding a bike path is also under consideration, with no cost available for that project.

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