Archive - 2014
BOTKINS — The Botkins Carousel will be celebrating its 50th year next week opening at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8.
The first event of the weekend festivities will be the much anticipated Carousel Queen Pageant starting a 7 p.m. on Friday, June 6 in the Junior High School Gymnasium.
Continued repair and funding for the Auglaize County Jail was discussed at a commissioners meeting held at the law enforcement center on Tuesday.
“We’ve expended over $58,000 on this project so far,” Commissioner Doug Spencer said, noting that they have already exceeded the $50,000 threshold for the emergency repair after a bad cast iron pipe damaged the facility’s minimum security cell block plumbing in January.
The Auglaize County Commissioners heard comments Tuesday concerning the recent Tug-A-Truck event at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
“We’ve been here for 12 years. We’ve done a two-day event for the last four years,” Tug-A-Truck Co-owner Julie Gossard said.
Commissioner Doug Spencer explained the recent complaints he has heard.
CRIDERSVILLE — Sixty-six fourth graders are headed to middle school.
In a special recognition program last night, the fourth grade classes at Cridersville Elementary were honored for their work in safety patrol, academia and citizenship.
D.A.R.E Officer Sam Blank was on hand to lend his congratulations and advice on what to expect next year at Wapakoneta Middle School.
Majorie L. Hook, age 90, of Wapakoneta died 2:40 p.m., Saturday, May 24 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born Dec. 2, 1923 in Douglas Wyo. to the late Henry and Berna Miller DuPertuis. She married William Eugene 'Jake' Hook May 19, 1946 and he preceded her in death Aug. 10, 1975.
Mrs. Hook had worked for the Days Inn, Wapak, self-employed home health care provider, Koneta Rubber and Ohio Decorative Products. She served as a WAVE with the U.S. Navy during WWII. She was a member of the Wapakoneta Community Worship Center.
BLUFFTON — For the second time in three days, walking Chandler Kaeck to face Chace Culver proved to be unwise for Wapakoneta’s opponent in the district tournament.
Culver delivered his second straight eventual game-winning hit with the bases-loaded, as he notched an RBI single for the Redskins’ third run of the seventh inning Saturday, giving his team a 5-4 lead after trailing by two entering their final at-bat.
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.