September 27th, 2012
The Pumpkin Prize Patrol will soon be driving through the streets of Wapakoneta looking for the most “spooky” scene.
This is the seventh year for the Orange Light District, and local residents are invited to decorate their homes in orange lights and Halloween decorations to celebrate the upcoming holiday.
Anyone that lives in Wapakoneta is eligible to compete, by participating for a chance to win prizes.
Marguerite Hile Stewart, 96, of Lima, died at 10:18 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville Skilled Nursing.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville, with the Rev. Charlotte Hefner officiating.
Burial will follow in Shawnee Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.
John “Jack” 0. Yale, 92, of Lakeview, died at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Heartland of Indian Lake.
He was born March 20, 1920, in Waynesfield, the son of Marie (Badeau) and Elmer Benjamin Yale. On Dec. 12, 1944, he married Martha Edgington and she survives at Lakeview.
Also surviving are four daughters, Anita Williamson, of Mansfield, Deborah Georg, of Columbus, Martha Manchester, of Lakeview, and Beverly (Bill) Pfeiffer, of Columbus.
John â€śJackâ€ť 0. Yale, 92 of Lakeview, died at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Heartland of Indian Lake.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Waynesfield Baptist Church, with the Rev. Don Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Branch Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield is handling the arrangements.
Robert L. Francis, 81, formerly of 322 West Madison St., St. Marys, and a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 5:04 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born Jan. 1, 1931, in Portsmouth, the son of Opal (Bryan) and Arthur Francis.
Services are at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Gary Mosley officiating. Graveside burial rites will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Hickory Ridge Cemetery in Bentonville.
Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Marilyn Ruth Young, 81, of Cridersville, died Tuesday afternoon at her residence.
She was born May 30, 1931, in Lima, the daughter of the late Retha Elizabeth (Gossard) and Claire Eugene Staup. On Sept. 18, 1948, she married Olin Burdette Young, who died June 18, 2008.
It’s homecoming for the Redskins, and Wapakoneta varsity head coach Doug Frye says his boys will have a tougher than usual test Friday night.
“In my time in the Western Buckeye League, 15 years now, this is the best team I’ve seen at Ottawa-Glandorf,” Frye said.
Ottawa-Glandorf has averaged 49.2 points per game on offense and its defense has allowed only 16.6 points per game through the first half of the season.
ST. MARYS — The Wapakoneta Redskins suffered two losses in Tuesday’s game against the St. Marys Roughriders.
The ‘Skins lost the game, 4-0, and in a scary moment in the first half, lost their goalie, Matt Ewing to injury.
St. Marys forward Dylan Zink was charging a ball in the box, and Ewing ran toward the ball, attempting to make the save.
The Wapakoneta Redskins have scheduled their annual homecoming week bonfire to start at 7:40 p.m.. Thursday at Harmon Stadium
Music is to be played on the public address system with the introduction of the Wapakoneta High School Marching Band and its directors Klayton Hilleary and Steve Wimmers. The cheerleaders are to be introduced next.
Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football head coach Doug Frye takes the microphone and will introduce the Redskins football team with the senior players and cheerleaders addressing the crowd.
WAYNESFIELD — Employee health insurance again hit the forefront as Waynesfield Village Council members discussed the topic during Monday’s council meeting.
Councilors Rich Libby and Chris Kaufman presented an option to council that would still provide the village with a savings of $10,259 but according to the committee’s findings they also would provide the village’s seven employees with a good plan.