Archive - 2014
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen High School graduated 37 seniors Sunday afternoon.
School principal T.J. Winkler introduced the class and welcomed family and friends to the ceremony.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance and invocation, Superintendent Chris Pfister announced the Distinguished Alumni award, which was given posthumously to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sonny Zimmerman.
Zimmerman was killed in action on July 16, 2013, in Afghanistan, from wounds he suffered when his vehicle was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade. He was 25 years old.
WAYNESFIELD — “They gave all of their tomorrows for our today,” while formulating what Memorial Day means to him, Lieutenant Colonel David D. Kretz shared this quote, which is seen abroad repeatedly in American cemeteries.
After people lined the streets to watch the annual Memorial Day parade in the Village of Waynesfield, members of the community were invited to Willow Branch Cemetery for Lt. Col Kretz’s speech.
BOTKINS — While receiving their diplomas, 49 graduating Botkins seniors said good-bye to the school in which they have spent the past 13 years learning and making friendships.
Botkins School Board President Jack Koenig welcomed the graduating students, along with their families and friends to Botkins 104th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday.
Koenig reminded graduates that the words of their class motto will serve them well in the future:
“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.”
Mary Lou DuBois, age 87, of Cridersville, died 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at Auglaize Manor Nursing Home. She was born March 14, 1927, in Cridersville to William and Evelyn Umbaugh Crouse. She married Ross E. ‘Gene’ DuBois May 2, 1948 and he survives in Cridersville.
Mary Lou had been a secretary for The Paint Store and was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church. She had been the choir director at the former Calvary United Methodist Church.
Richard C. “Dick” Fahncke, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born on Jan. 25, 1928 in Celina, to Otto Martin Fahncke & Eda Christine Kable who preceded him in death.
On Sept. 2, 1950, he married Rosalyn (Rosie) M. Uppenkamp, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Getting the paper ready for the reporters to fill with content is an important job.
Many different aspects go into this process, which can be considered the framework for the edition of the Daily News, which is printed six days a week.
In order to get this process started, advertising representatives need to sell ads to local businesses in order to help generate revenue for the paper.
Advertising Representative Matt Thuman shared what it is like to sell ads for a daily newspaper.
A subscriber’s driveway, a local library, the gas station — the newspaper delivery process is in the public’s eye. Newspaper carriers are responsible for delivering the finished product of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Wapakoneta Daily News circulation manager LeAna Stoker, 31, of St. Marys, said the carriers have one of the most important jobs of the newspaper, and, if one of her 21 carriers is unable to make a delivery, an entire route may be left waiting for the news that day.
Have you ever wondered how the newspaper you’re reading was made?
At the Wapakoneta Daily News, two departments in particular are essential in creating the newspaper that lands on your doorstep six days a week: the composing department and the press room.
The composing department has many responsibilities, including laying out each page of the paper, creating advertisements to go on those pages and composing outside projects such as banners, brochures and fliers for various companies.
David A. Steinbrunner, 32, of Wapakoneta died Thursday, May 22, 2014 at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 4, 1981 in Lima, to Anthony R. Steinbrunner & Cathy L. (Rick) Rupert. His father survives in Elida and his mother in Pandora.
On Sept. 16, 2000 he married Kathryn M. Fosnaugh and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Florience “Dick” R. Dicke, 93, formerly of 15597 Koenig Road in rural St. Marys, died 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
He was born May 21, 1921 in Mercer Co., OH to Florience and Anna (Moeller) Dicke, Sr.
He first married Lorine Duncan, who preceded him in death. He later married Gertrude “Trudy” Hibbs, who survives.