June 20th, 2014
It’s come down to two miles.
The harsh winter, the cost of materials and reduced revenue has resulted in the county — out of 350 miles of roadway — only being able to resurface two miles with hotmix this year.
As people gathered at the Bowsher Log Cabin at 507 East Main St., Cridersville, they were treated with the opportunity to churn and taste their own butter.
From 5-7 p.m. at the cabin the Johnny Appleseed Park was on hand in association with the Cridersville Historical Society, Cridersville Fire Department and Cridersville Healthcare Center to bring people back in time for the first Rally Around the Cabin, Pioneer Days for the summer.
For the full story, see the Friday, June 20 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Students in the Visioning Auglaize Leadership and Unity (VALU), a class which focuses on spreading knowledge on the businesses and organizations throughout Auglaize County, graduated Thursday with a better understanding of their community.
VALU is co-sponsored by Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and Southwest Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce.
Adult leaders from the surrounding areas came together every month from September to June for a comprehensive look of the county.
Robert F. “Bob” George, 93, of Botkins, died at 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born Dec. 28, 1920, in Auglaize County, the son of Frank and Mary (Veit) George, who preceded him in death. On June 8, 1946, he married Evelyn A. Wieging, and she survives.
Joseph F. Voisin, 71, of 2100 Celina Road in St. Marys, died at 8:08 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at his residence. He was born Dec. 31, 1942, in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., to Joseph and Fetta Grace (Martin) Voisin. On Sept. 5, 1989, in Sevierville, Tenn., he married Lana Jean Minkner-Zeigler, who survives.
A bridge replacement project scheduled to begin Monday will shut down county Road 25A south of Wapakoneta to traffic for about a month, according to the Auglaize County Engineering Department.
Drivers are encouraged to take I-75 as an alternative route during the 30 days of the construction, Auglaize County Engineer Douglas Reinhart said. County Road 25A will be closed between Pusheta Road and Freyburg Drive.
The Wapakoneta WaterPark set a new one-day attendance record for the month of June Tuesday.
A total of 1,546 people attended the water park that day, breaking the previous record of 1,329 for a single day in June.
“For the month of June, that’s a pretty good number,” Wapakoneta WaterPark Manager Jack Hayzlett said. “We normally don’t have those kind of days in June.”
Wilbur Lee Hager, 81, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:05 a.m., Monday, June 16, 2014, at the scene of an auto-golf cart accident at the corner of Monroe and Conant Roads in Auglaize County. He was born Aug. 23, 1932, in Logan Township, Auglaize County, the son of Earl and Elma (Walther) Hager, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 18, 1955, he married Merlene J. Louth, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Claude Edward Heintz, 73, of Lakeview, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Dublin Methodist Hospital in Dublin, Ohio.Claude was born on Feb. 8, 1941, near Jackson Center, to the late Claude O. and Ruth A. Thompson Heintz. On Dec. 3, 1966, he married the former Sylvia “Peach” Carter and she preceded him in death on Jan. 11, 2006. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Carol Shaffer, three brothers, Paul, Roger and Loren, and a brother-in-law, Jack Shaffer.
Ronald R. Wiford, 84, of 820 Dingman Street, Sidney, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at 4:15 p.m. at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. He was born on Dec. 19, 1929, in Sidney, the son of the late Roy and Nellie (Fogt) Wiford.