April 2nd, 2012
Charles W. âChuckâ Coates, 89, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at 11:45 a.m. at St. Ritaâs Medical Center, in Lima.
Charles was born March 28, 1923, in Auglaize County to Cleta (Harpest) and Charles Payne Coates. On July 2, 1944, he married Joan K. Klingler and she preceded him in death on April 4, 2003.
He is survived by a son, Wesley E. (Kathy) Coates, of LeGrange; a daughter, Joyce (Robert) Spencer, of Waynesfield; two sisters, Alice WIlliams, of Lakeview, and Lois Ann Lamphar, of Zanesville; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Mary Jones, of Lima.
William A. Bachman, 96, of Christiansburg, passed away at 9:18 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012 in Sterling House of Urbana.
Born on Nov. 14, 1915, in Wapakoneta, William was a son of the Agnes (DuVall) and late Rudolf Bachman. He married Mary Alice Berg on Oct. 30, 1941, and they enjoyed 70 years together.
Parker McGlothen, of St. Marys, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at his residence.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
John D. Flanigan, 64, died at 1:45 p.m., Friday, March 30, 2012, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Allen County on Aug. 27, 1947, to Rosemary (Weber) and Kenneth Flanigan. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Lima. On Dec. 19, 1987, he married Julie Stauffer and she survives in Lima.
Other survivors include a son, Grant D. Flanigan, at home; a daughter, Dawn Lane, of Carbondale, Colo.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kurt Flanigan.
He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam Conflict.
Betty J. Hollenacher, 86, 3625 S. County Road 25A passed away at 1:06 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2012 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
She was born June 16, 1925, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of the late Violet (Crouch) and Lawrence Kohler. On Sept. 22, 1946, she married Roland E. Hollenbacher, who preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1992.
Tandy Mullett, 53, of Cridersville, died at 2:39 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born July 31, 1958, the son of Ethel (Ramey) and Dewey Mullett. His mother preceded him in death. His father and step-mother, Dewey and Barbara Jane Mullett, survive in Wapakoneta.
After an eight-day, eight-game marathon, the Wapakoneta Redskins are sitting pretty.
Wapak upped its varsity baseball record to a perfect 7-0 with a pair of wins in the Redskin Classic on Saturday at Wapakoneta High School.
The only game in that stretch that didn’t result in a win was Friday’s matchup at Benjamin Logan. Rain cut that one short with the score tied at 1-1 in the third inning.
CELINA — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys track team finished second overall at the Celina Invitational on Saturday, while the girls team finished fourth.
The host Bulldogs won both meets.
For the boys, Wapak had winners in the 110-meter hurdles (Ryan Kremer, 16.9), 100 dash (Kevin Kraft, 11.97), 300 hurdles (Kremer, 43.55), Caleb Hennon (800 run, 2:03.01) and 200 dash (Brandon Christler, 23.59).
The Redskins also won the 400 relay with a time of 45.66. They were third in the 800 relay (1:39.59)
After two decades, an Auglaize County organization eclipsed the $500,000 mark for their cause — funds used to protect and develop land for pheasants and other wildlife.
The Auglaize County Pheasants Forever organization celebrated reaching the milestone Saturday during their 21st annual banquet and fundraiser in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Like area homeowners, city crews have taken advantage of the warm weather, but one city administrator does not want to predict they can do any additional projects this summer until the later this spring.
“It has been a extremely busy this spring and we have even been busy this entire winter since it has been extremely light weather,” Mayor Rodney Metz said. “The Electric Department has been able to be out all winter changing transformers to keep up with that project. In the past, we haven’t been able to do that.