July 23rd, 2012
“Probably the most successful ever.”
Those were the final words 2012 Summer Moon Festival chairman Josh Steinke used to describe this year’s event, held Wednesday through Sunday.
“We likely had record attendance,” Steinke said. “The weather was cooperative. All of the ride vendors and food vendors said sales were up from last year.”
This year feature lager beer, Old Vienna Lager, was sold out by 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, Steinke said. A total of eight kegs had been made for the festival.
The third annual talent show proved to be a huge success for the third consecutive year, organizers said, drawing a crowd of more than 200 people who watched 29 acts during the Summer Moon Festival in downtown Wapakoneta Saturday.
Winners are not named in the contest, as it is just a chance for talented children between the ages of 8 to 18 to showcase their abilities.
“They were all very good,” Connie Krites, co-chair of the event, said.
The event is sponsored by the Wapakoneta Noon Optimists.
Helen Brown-Deerhake, 87, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:17 p.m.. Friday, June 20, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Karen R. Pack, 65, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:26 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, at the St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born May 3, 1947, in Lima, the daughter of Betty (Kimmel) and John U. Martin Sr., who preceded her in death.
Mildred M. Luthman, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 25, 1919, in St. Henry, the daughter of Minnie (Fullenkamp) and Louis Stahl, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 13, 1947, she married Urban J. Luthman, and he died March 28, 1992.
Betty Rose Archer, 88, died Sunday, July 22, 2012 as she lived, surrounded by family.
She was born Dec. 26, 1923, the daughter of Margaret and Henry Cardone. In Nov. of 1942, she married Jack Archer, just before he left to serve in the U.S. Army, while she helped the World War II effort as a factory worker. Her husband preceded her in death.
Bernard E. â€śBudâ€ť McClintock, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:15 a.m. Thurday, July 19, 2012, at the Cridersville Healthcare Center.
He was born July 20, 1929, in Lima, the son of Edna (Brubaker) and John McClintock, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Cathy (Rick) Oâ€™Neill, of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, twins Ryan & Kaitlyn â€śKatiâ€ť, Oâ€™Neill, and Dillon â€śD.J.â€ť Oâ€™Neill; and a sister, Delores Taylor.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Neth.
Attendees of a public tour of the Armstrong Museum with astronaut Gregory H. Johnson picked up a wealth of information about the past and the future of space travel in two separate tours at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Friday.
Johnson is a a NASA astronaut sand retired colonel of the United States Air Force. Johnson was the primary robotic arm operator on the March 11, 2008 Crew Exploration Vehicle, flight STS-123, and was the pilot of the final flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavor, or flight STS-134, which was the second-to-last flight of the space shuttle program.
By CARLA MEYER
A pair of 4-H members have a goal of earning a blue ribbon at the county fair and qualifying for state â€” along with making their project a career in the future.
On Friday, two members of the Pin Cushion Pals and 4-H Rascals 4-H Club were judged on cake decorating projects they are bringing to the Auglaize County Fair â€” which is slated from July 29 to Aug. 4.
A newly formed group to support the Wapakoneta Public Library is looking for community input.
The Friends of the Wapakoneta Public Library is sponsoring a contest as it searches for a logo that would be easily recognizable and reflect the mission of the group.
â€śThere has never been a group like this to support Wapakoneta Public Library,â€ť said Barb Harrod, who serves as the groupâ€™s president.
But with almost all the other libraries in the county having such â€śfriendsâ€ť groups, Harrod said the organization of such a group here is long overdue.