August 10th, 2012
Hanford â€śHankâ€ť Martin, 67, of Middlesboro, Ky., passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at his home.
He was born in Clear Creek, Ky. on March 22, 1945, to the late Gladys (Mason) and Canis Dee Martin. He was a member of the Hensley Chapel Baptist Church.
Mr. Martin worked at Trim Treads, of Spencerville, for 35 years. He loved his family and the Lord.
He was married to Phyllis Martin for 35 years.
George J. Rostorfer Jr., 90 of rural Wapakoneta died at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 10, 2012, at Heartland of Indian Lake, Lakeview after an extended illness.
He was born on Aug. 1, 1922, in Wapakoneta to Laura (Knoch) and George Rostorfer who preceded him in death.
On Nov. 7, 1947, he married Lorraine F. Ellis who survives.
Survivors also include two sons; Fred (Diane) and Frank (Debra) Rostorfer, both of Wapakoneta, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a brother and a sister.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jill, and three sisters.
Life has taken a lot of unexpected twists for the man who was recently named pastor of the Uniopolis and St. Johns United Methodist churches.
Little did the man leading two churches, David Moore, realize early on in his life how the sport he loved would shape the way he loved.
A native of Lexington, Ky., Moore played high school baseball at Lafayette High School, a fairly successful program that has produced 10 minor leaguers, including current Major League Baseball player Austin Kearns.
A petition to surrender corporate power in Uniopolis was certified during a special meeting Friday of the Auglaize County Elections Board, while one to allow Sunday alcohol sales at a Waynesfield establishment was not certified.
The petition for the village of Uniopolis to surrender it’s corporation and dissolve needed 37 valid signatures to be certified by the Elections Board. With 60 valid signatures obtained, the petition is to appear on the November ballot.
While a former Wapakoneta High School student may have transferred to a school in Arkansas, members of a school activity will long remember and appreciate one of the last tasks he did.
Cody Wilges, the son of Gwen and Ed Wilges, recently completed a bridge in the nature center behind the high school for his Eagle Scout project.
“I talked to the cross country kids and asked them if they could use a bridge for their meets and practices,” Wilges said. “They said, ‘Yes.’ ”
A complaint, the nature of which is not being released at this time, has been made against a long-time Wapakoneta physician.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock told the Wapakoneta Daily News this morning that a Wapakoneta woman made a complaint to his office about Dr. Tom Freytag at the end of May or late June.
The community coming together is a neat thing about Servant’s Day — an organizer says.
The third annual Servants Day is set for Sept. 22, and local residents are reminded that Aug. 15 is the deadline to apply for home repair assistance through this program.
Democrats in Auglaize County kicked off their re-election efforts for President Barack Obama against the presumed Republican candidate Mitt Romney with the grand opening of their campaign headquarters Thursday in Wapakoneta.
The local staff outlined their goals to capture voters in the predominantly Republican and conservative county in west-central Ohio.
Carl Ludwig Serr, 84, of rural Wapakoneta, passed away peacefully at 7:44 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born June 25, 1928, in Auglaize County, the son of Sophia (Metz) and Otto Serr, who are deceased.
On June 29, 1952, he married Phyllis (Finley) Serr, and she survives. Phyllis and Carl and celebrated 60 years of marriage together.
Carl L. Serr, 84, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 7:44 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.