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November 23rd, 2012

‘Coats for Kids’ begins

November 23, 2012

The seasonal barrels are back out.

They are not the orange barrels signifying the construction season, but the Coats for Kids barrels set out by the Wapakoneta High School Octagon Club to benefit the needy.

“The barrels are out and they have been out since Saturday and they will be out until Dec. 2,” Octagon co-adviser Dawn Stinebaugh said. “We will have the coats cleaned and then we will give them to Mercy Unlimited.”

James Barnett Jr., 58

November 23, 2012

James T. Barnett Jr., 58, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Indiana, died at 12 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at his sister’s residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Georgene Roth, 86

November 23, 2012

Georgene M. Roth, 86, of Midlothian, Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
She is survived by two sons, David (Barbara) Roth, and Tom (Gray) Roth; five grandchildren, Bryan Roth, Eric Roth, Allison Roth, Seth Hardison and Alison Bowman; seven great-grandchildren, Haley Roth, Summer Hardison, Angelica Hardison, Chadisey Hardison, Winter Hardison, Autumn Hardison and Kaylie Bowman; two sisters, Susan Place Kinstle, and Karin Place Whetstone; a brother, Stanley Place Jr.; and many other loving family and friends.

November 21st

Former 'Skin to play in college playoffs

November 21, 2012

We all love our Redskins. And every so often, a hometown favorite or a high school standout makes his way to the next level athletically. While he may not being wearing the Red and White of Wapakoneta, one collegiate football player has made his way onto the starting squad of a playoff team.

And he credits a lot of his success to his hometown in Auglaize county.

Some of you may remember him, but if not, meet Cale Tabler, now a sophomore at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Contract awarded

November 21, 2012

A Forest city firm received the contract to clear log jams from the Auglaize River between now and April 1, 2014.    

The Joint Board of Commissioners from Allen, Auglaize and Shelby Counties unanimously awarded the contract to Rahrig Tree Co. to clear logjams and trees along a 62-mile stretch of the Auglaize River from Westminster in Allen County through Auglaize County and back through Allen County and ending at the Putnam County line.

Vote stays the same

November 21, 2012

UNIOPOLIS — The attempt to unincorporate the village of Uniopolis was officially stopped by voters as Auglaize County Election Board members certified the election results on Tuesday.

Overall, the measure was defeated by a 60-57 vote, with three undervotes. The measure failed by one vote unofficially on Election Day before provisional ballots were counted. The vote was 56-55 on Nov. 6.

However, the issue does not seem to be over yet.

History calendars currently on sale

November 21, 2012

A local organization once again put together a compilation of historic photos together for their annual fundraiser.

The Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) is currently selling their fourth annual calendars, and the 2013 Wapakoneta History Calendar is currently available.

“It’s a good gift for someone who has Wapak roots,” DWP President Dianne Knipp said. “It’s a small gift for people who enjoy history and for people who have ties to Wapak. It brings back a lot of memories.”

November 20th

Georgene Roth, 86

November 20, 2012

Georgene M. Roth, 86, of Midlothian, Va. passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
Surviving are two sons, David (Barbara) Roth, and Tom (Gray) Roth; three grandchildren, Bryan Roth, Eric Roth, and Allison Roth; one great-granddaughter, Haley Roth; two sisters, Susan Place Kinstel, and and Karin Place Whetstone; a brother, Stanley Place Jr.; and many other loving family and friends.
Georgene dedicated her life to caring for her family and her community as an registered nurse to many area hospitals and nursing homes.

Pauline Tully, 88

November 20, 2012

Pauline Deloris Tully, 88, of North Manchester, Ind., formerly of Wapakoneta, and Pinellas Park, Fla., died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, Ind, where she had resided since 1991.
She was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Edith (Sweeley) and Elmer Binkley, who preceded her in death. On May 4, 1940, she married James H. Tully, and he died Feb. 9, 1991.

Park plan protected

November 20, 2012

Two Wapakoneta City Council members adamantly object to spending the remaining Hauss-Helms funds for city park improvements, while the mayor does not want to have a closed mind about leveraging a portion the approximately $700,000 in reserve for the city’s park district.

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