March 13th, 2013
MINSTER — After participants in the Grand Health Challenge learned about healthy food choices last month at Pantry Pride, they went on location again this month to learn about healthy fitness choices.
On Tuesday, people visited the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, Auglaize-Mercer YMCA North, in Celina, and Auglaize-Mercer YMCA South, in Minster, and participated in tours of the facilities, including the weight room, cardio room, aerobic track and the pool area, along with a YMCA employee explaining each portion of the tour in depth.
The Auglaize County health commissioner’s contract was renewed for another two years during Tuesday’s meeting of the Auglaize County Health Board.
“It’s virtually the same contract I have had for 10 to 12 years,” Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said after the meeting.
Health Board members approved the renewal after an executive session Tuesday morning.
The contract, for an approximate $85,425 annual salary, has no changes, Parsons said.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members decided to refinance several school bonds to save district taxpayers thousands of dollars and take advantage of current lending rates.
Board members decided during Monday’s meeting to begin the process to refinance several bonds from 2006 based upon the recommendation of the board’s Finance Committee, which met at 6 p.m. just prior to the board meeting. Preliminary figures are showing the district could save as much as $268,000 by taking advantage of current rates.
Michael L. McClintock, 60, of Wapakoneta, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 2, 1952, the son of Doris A. (Walls) and Donald E. McClintock, who preceded him in death.
Helen Elsass, 91, formerly of Kettering, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013.
Helen was born Oct. 28, 1921, in Auglaize County, to the late Sophia (Pulfer) and Philip Helmlinger.
She is survived by a daughter, Kay Breece, of London; a son, Merle Elsass, of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Megan Breece and Greg Breece, Erin Elsass and Ashley Elsass, and Josh Elsass and Caitlin Elsass; three great-grandchildren, Hudson, Holden and Jackson; and a brother, Harold Helmlinger.
Virgil E. Beam, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:13 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 5, 1937, in Belmore, the son of Doris (Newell) and Fred W. & Beam, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 22, 1960, he married Joyce B. Fortman, and she survives.
Beth Adel Sproul, 66, of Cridersville, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at her residence, following a lengthy, courageous battle with melanoma.
She was born June 11, 1946, in Rochester, Pa., to Betty Harn and Claude Sheline. Her mother survives in Beaver Falls, Pa. On March 9, 1963, she married James Sproul, who survives in Cridersville. On March 9, 2013, Beth and Jim celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Irene I. Lunz, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:55 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born June 12, 1922, in New Bremen, the daughter of Lydia Elizabeth (Schneider) and Glendor Charles Jung, who preceded her in death. On June 12, 1946, she married Elmer A. Lunz, who died July 24, 1973.
Surviving are a daughter, Diane E. Lunz, of Wapakoneta; a son, Donald R. Lunz, of Ottawa; two sisters-in-law, Louise Jung, of Wapakoneta, and Sue Jung, of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews.
John L. Sudman, 61, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:01 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Celina, to Martha (Young) and Howard Sudman, who preceded him in death. His father passed away when he was very young, and his mother later married Homer DeArmond, who has also passed. On July 7, 1979, he married Diana (Saintignon) Sudman, who survives in Wapakoneta.
David L. Britt, 66, of Jackson Center, passed away at 9:31 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born Feb. 6, 1947, in Sidney, to the late Clara (Brown) and Claude Britt. On Jan. 27, 1968, he married the former Sharon Jerviss, and she preceded him in death on May 20, 2001.