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Archive - Apr 2014

April 18th

Boy’s brave outlook inspires others

April 18, 2014

Described as being a loving, fun, caring little boy, 5-year-old Isacc Hayes is facing an enormous challenge.

As a preschooler at New Beginnings Early Childhood Development Center, located at 302 E. Pearl St., Isacc is learning and working toward preparing for kindergarden next school year.

In February Isacc had been sick with a terrible cough. His parents believed it to be something like bronchitis, but after taken him to urgent care they found something much worse.

Ready to run!

April 18, 2014

One year ago Tuesday, Wapakoneta resident Amy Kentner was going about a normal day at work when she heard the news.

At 2:49 p.m., two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264 others.

Kentner, who has been an accomplished marathon runner for decades, wasn’t there that day. But 25 of her friends were.

She wondered, were they OK? How could this have happened? Who had done this? When will I hear from my friends?

VALU class takes step back in time to learn county’s history

April 18, 2014

A folk art painting with German inscription may hold a secret to a time in Auglaize County history that has faded. With no one around to tell the story of how the county historical society obtained the piece of art, the artist and his message has been, at least for now, lost in time.

Auglaize County Historical Society Administrator Rachel Barber said the painting is known to be native to St. Marys due to a recognizable, well-known hotel included in the painting that dates back to the 1840s.

April 17th

Tom Christian Schnell, 79

April 17, 2014

Tom Christian Schnell, of Fort Worth, Texas, much loved husband, father and grandfather (Opa), took Jesus' hand April 2, 2014. He was 79 years old.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Lighthouse Fellowship. Visitation was Sunday, April 6 from 4-6 p.m. at Lighthouse Fellowship. Inurnment took place at 3:15 p.m at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane B.

Lovina A. Madigan, 92

April 17, 2014

Lovina A. Madigan, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Wapakoneta Manor. She was born Jan. 13, 1922, in Hardin County, the daughter of Clifford and Margaret (Cook) Rostorfer, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 23, 1950, she married Raymond A. Madigan, and he survives.

Kennith Sheridan Mullins, 63

April 17, 2014

Kennith Sheridan Mullins, 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:27 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health System Emergency Room. He was born April 25, 1950, in Lima, the son of James and Pearl (Roe) Mullins, who preceded him in death.

Survivors include, three children, Victoria L. Mullins and Eric M. Mullins, both of Wapakoneta, and Steven A. Mullins, of Marion; siblings, James (Peggy) Mullins, of Denton, Texas, Betti Hendrickson, of Maynardville, Tenn.; former wife and mother of the children, Caroline (Ewing) Hickman; several nieces and nephews.

Betty L. Sheipline, 90

April 17, 2014

Betty L. Sheipline, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 p.m., April 15, 2014, at Otterbein Cridersville. She was born May 25, 1923, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Walter and Francis (Kupper) Vossler, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 3, 1948, she married Harry E. Sheipline, and he died July 10, 1988.

50-, 60-somethings help Locks of Love

April 17, 2014

CELINA — It’s rare for an adult to donate to Locks of Love.

It’s even rarer to find two men in their 50s and 60s to donate.

But for two Waynesfield residents, 56-year-old Bill Smith and 63-year-old Dan Macias, these facts mattered little, as long as they were helping people.

“It ain’t about me — what it’s really about is if this hair helps a cancer patient who can’t afford a wig, I think that’s great,” said Smith, owner of Smitty’s General Contracting in Waynesfield.

Voting machines pass public test

April 17, 2014

The Auglaize County Board of Elections met Wednesday morning to complete the public testing of the equipment that will be used for the upcoming May 6 election.

Board members Fran Engle, Diana Dulebohn, Brent Henschen and Bill Roth went through a simulation of voters inserting their ballots into the polling machines along with Deputy Director Peg Matheny.

The three precincts that were included in the test were Waynesfield, Wapakoneta 2B and Logan Township.
Director Michelle Wilcox explained why these three were chosen.

Lenten services come to a close

April 17, 2014

The final Wednesday Lenten service organized by the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association was held in honor of Holy Week at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Linda McCune, parish member of St. Joseph, said she enjoyed the Wednesday service, particularly Rev. David Williams’ homily.

“I thought it was excellent,” McCune said. “He gave the eulogy, he could play the organ, he could sing, he was very good.”

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