August 18th, 2014
There was a shopping spree at Community Markets on Defiance Street on Sunday morning.
People First of Auglaize County, an advocacy group for disabled people, held a drawing recently, with the winner garnering 90 seconds of shopping. The winner was Monica Hudson, of St. Marys. Her husband Joe ran the shopping spree Sunday.
JoAnn Blank, 84, of Cridersville, died at 10:50 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Lima Manor Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 5, 1929, to the late Ira B. and Lois Lucille Allstetter Keller. She married Harry W. Blank on June 10, 1951, and he preceded her in death March 16, 1990.
Mrs. Blank had worked for Woolworth for 33 years and had also been a receptionist for Dr. David Nielson. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church and had graduated from Lima South High in 1947.
Joan E. Orchard, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:35 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born Sept. 8, 1939, in Covington, Ky., the daughter of Ralph T. and Margaret B. (Boone) Knipper, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 15, 1958, she married Robert D. “Bob” Orchard, Sr., and he survives.
Larry G. Hehmeyer, 64, of Celina, died at 8 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2014, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born Jan. 23, 1950, in Celina, to Eugene Hehmeyer and Marjorie (Trisel) Hehmeyer, who preceded him in death. On April 22, 1978, he married Renee Crowe, who survives.
Larry L. Lunz, 69, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 12:09 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at his residence with his family at his side. He was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Lima, the son of Roy L. and Violet M. (Hole) Lunz, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 21, 1976, he married Kathleen L. McDermitt, and she survives.
Other survivors include, two children, Edward Lunz, of Wapakoneta, and Theresa (Adam) Friemoth, of Celina; a sister, Carol McCullough, of New Knoxville; two brothers-in-law, David McDermitt, of St. Marys, and Thomas (Pat) McDermitt, of Celina.
We have two contests left! Show off your photography skills in the category of architecture, due by 5 p.m. tonight. Use the final contest as an opportunity to display any theme of photo you have.
After graduating from Wapakoneta High School in 2000, Oliver Fisher, has found his way back to Auglaize County.
Fisher assumed the role of Auglaize County health commissioner on Thursday, Aug. 14 and will be working with current commissioner Charlotte Parsons until she retires from the position at the end of the month.
Gild the Lily co-owner Glenna McCormick has been a fixture in downtown Wapakoneta for nearly 60 years.
On Friday she was honored by the Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops, or WASS, for her many years as a local business owner and for being a “pioneer” to downtown shop owners who followed in her footsteps.
Local mothers gathered at LouAnn’s Tea sPot in Wapakoneta for afternoon tea and a word of encouragement about the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding their growing babies.
Alicia Lensch, breastfeeding peer helper and certified lactation councilor through Woman Infants and Children (WIC), described the event as a “breastfeeding café.”
The start of the 2014 high school football regular season is less than two weeks away.
First, however, in less than 24 hours, the Wapakoneta Redskins will face their first instance of live, opposing competition, as Wapakoneta will host the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds in a scrimmage starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harmon Field.
The Redskins will demonstrate Saturday the initial results of summer weightlifting and conditioning, followed by team practices and instruction sessions in July and August.