November 25th, 2011
In another move meant to help watch spending, Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members appointed two administrators as purchasing agents and change order authorizers for the district.
Superintendent Keith Horner and Operations Director Mike Watt were approved this week to give the authorization for change orders up to 10 percent of the original contract award amount, not to exceed $25,000, with a follow-up report made to board members at the next regularly scheduled meeting.
Viola L. Thuman, 98, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:09 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Auglaize Acres.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Charles M. â€śBudâ€ť Hay, 92, 205 N. Jefferson St., New Bremen, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at the Elmwood of New Bremen.
He was born Feb. 25, 1919 in St. Marys, the son of Matty Marie (Schlechty) and Charles I. Hay. On Oct. 19, 1946, he married Louise Moeller who died on March 30, 2008.
Surviving are two sons, James Hay, of Celina, John Hay, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and two daughters, Kathy Tontrup, of New Bremen, and Kris Imwalle, of New Bremen.
Jane Goodwin, 66, 127 S. Wayne Street, St. Marys, died suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at her residence.
She was born May 10, 1945, in St. Marys, the daughter of Helen (Schelby) and Orville Miars. Her mother survives in St. Marys.
Also surviving are two sons, Damon Goodwin, of Columbus, and Deron Goodwin, of Minster; and a daughter, Kerri Ackley, of St. Marys.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
John Francis Wehrle, 82 of Findlay, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Bluffton surrounded by his loving children.
He was born on Dec. 27, 1928, in Freyburg, the son of Marina (Hemmert) and Albert Wehrle. On May 24, 1950, he married Eileen Schweitzer and she preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 2003.
Urban Meyer, 47, works as a college football analyst for ESPN and is a former college football coach. He is rumored to be the replacement for interim Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Luke Fickell.
Meyer, who was born in Toledo and raised in Ashtabula, played football at the University of Cincinnati. He served as the head football coach of the Falcons at Bowling Green State University and for the Utah Utes. He then was named head coach of the Florida Gators, where he won two national championships. He retired at the end of the 2010 season.
Preparations to sell a building which houses transportation, food services and maintenance personnel for Wapakoneta City Schools are to move forward.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members voted unanimously to proceed in preparing the building at 3 North Pine St. for sale during a regular meeting Tuesday.
Wapakoneta City Schools Operations Director Mike Watt said part of those preparations include marketing the property, getting people to see it and making adjustments to locations where the offices are to move.
For years, the Engle family would get up early on Thanksgiving Day, pop cinnamon rolls in the oven and enjoy them as they watched the Macyâ€™s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television.
This year, an absence will be felt at the Engle household. Wapakoneta High School 2011 graduate Justin Engle will not be making the trip home from Oxford where he is a student at Miami University.
This year, the 19-year-old Miami Uni-
versity Marching Band member will be playing the tenor saxophone and actually marching in the holiday parade in New York City, as he and his band mates usher in Santa Claus.
From their family and extra buttery popcorn to Wii games, a group of elementary students shared what they are most thankful for this holiday season.
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, students at Wapakoneta Elementary School shared their Thanksgiving plans and for what they are most thankful.
Ten-year-old David Sharp recounted that during his music class, all of the classmates went around the room and shared what they were thankful for this year.
â€śI said I was thankful for
extra buttery popcorn,â€ť Sharp said.
Mary F. Webb, 73, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Jan. 26, 1938, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Verona (Bustetter) and John Mosler, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 28, 1957, she married James D. Webb, and he survives.