January 11th, 2013
â€śPraise the Lordâ€ť were the last words of Donald E. Davis, 83, of rural Wapakoneta, who went to his heavenly home at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
He was born July 6, 1929, in Lima, the son of the late Koneta (Moyer) and Chester Davis. On July 22, 1950, he married Loretta J. Kennedy, his sweetheart of over 62 years, who survives.
Charles Diller Moeller, of Spencerville, distinguished entrepreneur and beloved father and grandfather, passed into eternity on Jan. 8, 2013, at St Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima. He was 85 years old.
Born on a humble farm outside Columbus Grove on March 28, 1927, Charles was the son of Frances and Roy Moeller, who preceded him in death.
He married Phyllis Snavely, now deceased, in 1949. He later married Frances Jarvis in 1960 and later divorced.
Madeline J. â€śMaggieâ€ť Funk, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:22 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Jan. 16, 1922, in Lima, the daughter of Ethel E. (Musser) and Cloyd Shellenbarger, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 4, 1936, she married Robert H. Funk, and he preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1982.
The building was cleared and students returned to Wapakoneta Middle School at approximately 11:30 a.m. Nothing was found and the investigation into who made the threat continues, Keith Horner told the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Approximately 700 students were evacuated this morning from Wapakoneta Middle School after school officials discovered a bomb threat.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner confirmed to the Wapakoneta Daily News that they were tipped off to a bomb threat this morning, but he would not disclose how the threat was made at this time.
“This is one of the few evacuations we have done,” Horner said. “Usually we learn about them prior to the school day.”
Two part-time teachers were hired by Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members during an organizational meeting this week.
Nikki Barger was hired for 2.75 hours per day to teach computer literacy at Wapakoneta Middle School. Barger, who has a master’s degree, is to be paid approximately $6,690, step zero on the salary schedule.
A wish list for additional personnel in the city fire and police departments likely will not be approved this year because of a tight budget, a Wapakoneta City Council member says, but she is willing to listen to the department chiefs’ justifications.
Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee members reviewed several funds Wednesday including the Wapakoneta Police Department. Committee members discussed the Wapakoneta Fire Department budget earlier in the process during a December meeting.
Charlyine E. Kantner, 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:26 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born in New Knoxville, the daughter of Louetta (Wiethoff) and Harold J. Kuck, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 2, 1944, she married Luther R. Kantner, and he passed away on Jan. 25, 2006.
Steven Wayne Leiss, 61, of Quincy, passed away at 4:07 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, surrounded by family and friends at his home.
He was born Sept. 2, 1951, in Sidney, the son of Lova Ella (Watkins) and Clarence Elmer Leiss. He was preceded in death by his father. His mother survives in Sidney. On Dec. 17, 2010, he married Yvonne Annette Ward Fair, who survives in Quincy.
The Wapakoneta girls basketball team was overpowered by the visiting Liberty Benton Eagles, as they fell, 54-36.
Liberty Benton’s Katie Simon had 28 points on the night, dominating the paint. Simon’s play was not limited to the paint, as she was able to step back and hit a couple 3-pointers.
Wapakoneta varsity coach Rusty Allen said Simon’s play was the focus of their pregame preparation.