July 5th, 2012
Nancy L. Bailey, 72, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Wapakoneta Manor, where she resided for six years.
She was born Sept. 27, 1939, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Ruth E. McClintock and Harold J. Seitz, who are deceased. On July 21, 1962, she married Marion F. Bailey, who died April 19, 2004.
Mrs. Bailey was a 1956 graduate of Blume High School, in Wapakoneta, and a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a bachelorâ€™s degree in education. She went on to earn her masterâ€™s degree at Wright State University.
Beverly J. Linser, 76, of Muncy, Pa., formerly of Wapakoneta, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport, Pa.
She was born Dec. 3, 1935, in Williamsport, Pa., the daughter of Ruth (Hillyard) and Leonard Richards, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 15, 1987, she married Donald W. Linser, who also preceded her in death.
Lisa A. Braun, 47, of rural Wapakoneta, and the wife of Garry Braun, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, in Lima.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, State Route 501, in Wapakoneta, where friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday.
Funeral services are to follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Dorothy A. Miller, 90, of Sidney, and formerly of New Knoxville, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community, in Sidney.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1921, in Auglaize County, near Wapakoneta. She was the daughter of Anna (Julian) and Benjamin Katter. On Sept. 9, 1946, she married Willis H. Miller, who died on Dec. 28, 2001.
Dorothy A. Miller, of Sidney, formerly of New Knoxville, died July 2, 2012, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen.
Daniel L. Hay, 86, St. Marys, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the St. Marys Living Center.
He was born Aug. 12, 1925, in St. Marys, the son of Alice (Spicer) and Daniel B. Hay, who preceded him in death. On July 3, 1948, he married Frieda R. Miars, and she survives in St. Marys.
Also surviving are two daughters; Jean A. Phillips, of Schaumburg, Ill., and Dana H. Graves, of Centerville.
Two feet may make a difference in who controls the Hamilton Street dam, but Wapakoneta city administrators say they hope the state will cede jurisdiction to the city.
“We are trying to get a definitive answer from the governing authority,” Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz said after Monday’s Wapakoneta City Council meeting. “We want to preserve the dam that we have and keep it in place because of the activities we have due to the water we have in the city and primarily downtown and the beautification project we have planned for downtown.
A local Wapakoneta family had part of their home destroyed in the wind storm on Friday, but they are keeping positive as they get ready to rebuild their home.
Heather and Craig Nolte, and their two daughters, Allison, 14, and Emma, 10, had two trees demolish their sunroom and living room.
“We are very fortunate we are fine and we have somewhere to go,” Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council Assistant Director Heather Nolte said. “We are staying positive through all of this.”
UNIOPOLIS — A street issue involving a small 30-foot stretch of land is no longer a dead issue in Uniopolis.
A dead end sign posted on South East Street in Uniopolis notifies motorists there is no outlet. The 30-foot stretch of grassy area at the end of the paving goes into the Trupointe Cooperative site where farmers take produce to be weighed.
Residents on the street said farmers should not be using the road as a short cut to get to Trupointe and that its use by farmers poses a safety risk to kids who play in the area.
MINSTER — The Wapakoneta Redskins ACME baseball team put together enough key hits at the right time Sunday afternoon the top-seeded Redskins opened the 2012 Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament with a 5-0 victory over New Bremen.
“Brandon Miller did a good job and only had to throw about 85 pitches,” Wapakoneta ACME head coach Willie Sammetinger said. “After the first inning you could tell he was in command.”