CRIDERSVILLE — A change in set-up led to what was likely the largest turnout for Cridersville’s “Christmas on Main Street,” which was held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the community.
“This year we wanted to concentrate more on the kids,” said Charisse Zuppardo, co-chair of the event.
A slew of events were scheduled for the day, and Main Street was busy as parents and their children lined the sidewalks as they ventured from business to business and other places sponsoring special events.
A love for cars and science may lead a local middle school student to his future career.
Wapakoneta Middle School sixth-grader Jenson Tabler said he enjoys learning in one class in particular.
“I just like learning it,” Tabler said of his science class.
He said they recently did an experiment with cars, while they were learning about heat energy.
“We were seeing how far it (the car) would go,” Tabler said. “We were learning about kinetic and potential energy.”
Veterans Day is to honor the veterans who have served.
Memorial Day is to honor the veterans who have died.
National Wreaths Across America Day is to honor the veterans killed in action (KIA) and to support their families here at home.
The annual ceremony of placing Christmas wreaths at the headstones of soldiers killed in action started 15 years with a way to “Remember the fallen, Honor those who have served, and Teach our children the value of freedom.”
Carol M. Stuber, 80, 206 W. German St., New Knoxville, formerly of Lima, died at 5:42 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Nov. 27, 1932, in Bellefontaine, the daughter of Eunice (Weatherby) and James Downing. On Nov. 19, 1949, she married Arthur P. Stuber, and he preceded her in death on March 24, 1995.
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ADA — The Wapakoneta Redskins boys basketball team won a key bounce-back game in convincing fashion Friday night, defeating the Ada Bulldogs, 74-26.
Keith A. Palmer, 72, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:49 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
He was born June 19, 1940 in Lansing, Mich., the son of the late Vera (Watkins) and Kenneth Palmer. He married Alice Myers and she survives.
Sally E. VanHorn, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:51 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Aug. 28, 1933, in Detroit, Mich., to Marian (Wiedock) and Donald Kipp, who preceded her in death.
She was married to Charles Barlow and Max VanHorn, who both preceded her in death.
She was beloved to Paul Klima, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are a daughter, Vicki Barlow Kudla, of Michigan; two sons, John Barlow, of Michigan, and Charles Barlow, of Florida; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Barlow.
A behind the scenes local man recently received recognition for all his hard work and dedication and for demonstrating his love for God and his country.
Tom Moran, of Wapakoneta, was awarded the 2012 Patriotism Award through the 4th degree Knights of Columbus at the clubâs annual holiday party this past weekend at the Knights of Columbus hall in Versailles.
The Wapakoneta veterans organizations got together to host the fifth annual Christmas party for local disabled military veterans at the Wapakoneta V.F.W. post Friday.
âIt is just a way of honoring veterans with special needs so they know they are not forgotten,â said Wanda Link, president of the Wapakoneta Amvets Ladies Auxiliary.