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Students talk Christmas

December 23, 2012

A local second-grade student says Christmas is all about giving and making others happy.

Wapakoneta Elementary School student Tagen Patterson says she is looking forward to Christmas this year.

“It’s (Christmas) is about giving,” Tagen said. “I like giving because it makes me feel happy.”

Tagen noted the holiday focuses on giving and spreading happiness.

“Some people don’t get to celebrate Christmas, so I get to give them a gift to make them feel happy,” Tagen said.

Students helping others during holidays

December 23, 2012

As many as 300 Wapakoneta High School students have given back to others this holiday season in a myriad of ways throughout the community.

“I believe that it is important for our staff and our kids to be active in our community at all times, especially around the Christmas season,” Wapakoneta High School Principal Aaron Rex said. “Our students are able to learn about what community service is and how to help others who may be in need whether it is a medical condition or financial need.

United Way expects 5K shortfall

December 23, 2012

ST MARYS — The United Way of Auglaize County was approximately $50,000 shy of its $350,000 fundraising goal as of Wednesday, but organizers are projecting only a $5,000 to $7,000 shortfall by the time corporate payroll-deduction giving is included, which represents small donations from individuals.

Bettie J. Schaub, 91

December 23, 2012

Bettie J. Schaub, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Auglaize Acres.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

December 21st

Violet L. Hardin, 92

December 21, 2012

Violet L. Hardin, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:43 a.m. Dec. 20, 2012, at OtterbeinCridersville.

She was born Oct. 5, 1920, in Auglaize County, to Violet L. (Kohlhorst) and Raymond I. Coates who preceded her in death.  On Aug. 2, 1941, she married Paul R. Hardin and he passed away Nov. 4, 1980.

Mary Lou Gill, 85

December 21, 2012

Mary Lou Gill, 85, died  at 6:10 a.m. Friday at Wapakoneta Manor.

She was born June 23, 1927, in Harrod, to Edna G. Mowery and Fred R. Conkle.

On July 14, 1945, she married Raymond E. Gill and he preceded her in death in July 1971.

Survivors include a son, Al (Susan) Gill, of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Beverly (Dennis) Vernon, of Wapakoneta; four grandchildren, Melissa (Randy) Rentz, Matthew Gill, Brian (Amber) Vernon, Lindsay (Benjamin) Stachowicz; and four great-grandchildren, Joshua, Nathan, Andrew and Madilyn Ann.

Use the reason for the season to beat the holiday blues

December 21, 2012

By emphasizing the reason for the season, a lot of the stress associated with the holidays can be avoided, advised a top county health official.

“There is no perfect holiday, no perfect family,” Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said. “When you accept that, you will have a better holiday.”

He also recommended not overspending.

“You can’t buy love with gifts,” Torres said.

He said this time of year, people can suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or the holiday blues.

Grand jury delivers no indictment versus Dr. Thomas Freytag

December 21, 2012

An Auglaize County grand jury recently decided against indicting against a local physician who serves as  county coroner, according to a news release from the state Attorney General’s Office.

State Attorney General’s Office Press Secretary Eve Mueller issued a news release Friday that an Auglaize County grand jury deliberated for two days before unanimously voting for a no bill, or to not return an indictment, against Wapakoneta long-time physician and Auglaize County Coroner Dr. Thomas Freytag.

Happy Holidays

December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays from Lima Sewing Center!

Kennel talks back on

December 21, 2012

County plans for the new year include taking another look at building a new dog facility.

During a monthly meeting Thursday with Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey, the Auglaize County commissioners made plans to schedule a meeting in late January with architects, who have done preliminary drawings for such a project.

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