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September 18th, 2012

Randy Stettler, 60

September 18, 2012

Randy Stettler, 60, was reunited with his family in Heaven July 6, 2012.
He was born Feb. 18, 1952, to Phyllis (Fruch-ey) and Allen (Ted) Stettler, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 23, 1990, he married his best friend and soulmate, Mary Catherine Stuber who survives. They had an extraordinary 34 years together. Every day was an adventure.
They had a self-adopted daughter, Kama Hope Dunlap (John) Stokes, and their son, Trevor.
He had many aunts and an uncle and many cousins, who loved him. He had many, many good friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Lois Parlette, 79

September 18, 2012

Lois R. “Sarge” Parlette, 79, of Cridersville, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at her residence.
She was born March 4, 1933, in Spencerville, the daughter of Mary (Brown) and John Bowers, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 4, 1954, she married James J. “Jim” Parlette, and he preceded her in death Nov. 19, 2009.

James Tarter, 92

September 18, 2012

James L. Tarter, 92, of Lima, died at 6:42 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Wytheville, Va., the son of to Georgia (Lambert) and Lacy Mathias Tarter, who preceded him in death. On June 24, 1939, he married Marjorie R. Morgan, and she preceded him in death Oct. 19, 2010.

Marlene Lambert, 76

September 18, 2012

Marlene C. Lambert, 76, of Wapakoneta, passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 16, 2012, at her home following a sudden illness.
She was born May 3, 1936, in Botkins, the daughter of Freida (Linard) and William Gehrlich, who preceded her in death. On June 8, 1957, she married Ordell Lambert, who preceded her in death Aug. 1, 2007. They celebrated a golden anniversary of 50 years of marriage together.

Facade backing: Council to review program to revitalize downtown Wapak

September 18, 2012

A new program proposed by a Wapakoneta business organization hopes for city financial  support and municipal backing to help property and business owners improve the façades of downtown buildings.

Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) representative Sue Siesel outlined Monday a planned façade improvement program for Wapakoneta City Council members to review and requested financial support of $10,000 each year for the next three years.

Native attends memorial service

September 18, 2012

With three local Eagle Scouts being present at a national memorial honoring the first man on the moon, another representative who has a special connection to Wapakoneta area also was in attendance on that day of national mourning.

Dr. Ellen Baker, formerly of Wapakoneta, was an usher at last Thursday’s memorial service to honor Wapakoneta native Neil Armstrong at Washington National Cathedral.

Park issues called ‘mess’

September 18, 2012

Residents along Douglas, South Wentz and South Rauthland streets complained Monday about parking along the streets, a recently closed gate being vandalized and the continuing use of profanity and bullying by youths at the skateboard ramp section of Veterans Memorial Park.

September 17th

W-G gets first NWCC win against Perry

September 17, 2012

 

WAYNESFIELD —  There were long runs, big passes, kickoff returns for touchdowns, fumbles returned for touchdowns, penalties, interceptions, the list goes on and on. And there was still the second half to play yet.

Seriously, in a game that featured plenty of peaks and valleys, and some downright hard-hitting football, it was the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers who had the bigger bag of tricks in a 42-24 win over Lima Perry Friday.

County courthouse opens up after rededication

September 17, 2012

After a decade of talking, consulting, planning and restoring, a historical county building is finally complete.

Local and state officials opened the Auglaize County Courthouse during a special Auglaize County rededication ceremony held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with approximately 450 to 500 people in attendance for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the newly renovated building.

State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, summed it up by saying that history has come alive as his speech, focused on a history teacher and legislator’s perspective.

Moving memorial

September 17, 2012

On July 20, 1969, the world watched in awe as astronaut Neil Armstrong, an Eagle Scout from Wapakoneta, took man’s first steps on the moon.

On Sept. 13, 2012, three Eagle Scouts from Wapakoneta — Eric Limbert, Zach Orchard and Alec Temple — watched in awe as they stood in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., as special guests at Neil Armstrong’s memorial service. Armstrong died Aug. 25 from complications after heart surgery earlier in the month.

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