June 25th, 2012
The white paper bags lining the track of the Greater Auglaize County Relay for Life this weekend each represented a life.
Some were in honor of cancer survivors, while others were in memory of those who lost their battles with the disease. They recognized grandparents, children, brothers, sisters, parents, prom dates, and friends from all walks of life.
With themed laps all through the night, visits from Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, games, contests and a wide array of food, including Twinkie Dogs and Krispy Kreme Burgers, organizers of the Greater Auglaize County Relay for Life deemed it a success.
“We had a really good turnout,” Relay for Life Chair Tiffany Fullenkamp said. “We really got the word out and had a great line up of events.”
The Wapakoneta Fire Department received a number of calls Saturday evening regarding a fire near a woods south of U.S. 33 between County Road 25A and Interstate 75.
Motorists passing the woods saw flames climbing more than 20 feet in the air near a woods on the northern end of Progress Drive near a woods before the drive becomes part of a small section of Canning Factory Road which leads back to a couple of houses close to I-75.
The noise from the ventilation system of the renovated Auglaize County Courthouse is already causing concerns for an area resident.
Patricia Werst, who resides at 206 Willipie St. with her elderly father, said the sawing and the cement dust are both parts of the work she can deal with because they will end. The constant hum of the ventilation system, which reverberates through all three levels of her house is not and no end appears to be in sight.
Preliminary reports show that Auglaize County farmers can expect a good wheat harvest, both in quantity and quality standards, despite a recent dry spell coupled with high temperatures.
Some farmers have already began to harvest their winter wheat, and Ohio State University Extension Office Agriculture Educator John Smith said he expects most of the wheat to be harvested by next week.
â€śIt looks like about 99 percent will be off the field by the first of next week,â€ť Smith said of the crop typically harvested the first two weeks of July.
A retired English teacher designed a greeting card â€” which is now for sale at Hallmark Stores throug-hout the country.
Sue Moser, of Wa-pakoneta, decided to enter into the Hallmark Card Contest last year when she was shopping at a Hallmark store in Bellefontaine and saw that the store was hosting a card designing contest.
â€śI knew I had a good picture to use,â€ť Moser said, â€śbut it took me a little while to figure out the caption.â€ť
Moser asked her daughter-in-law, Kodi Moser,
Henry A. Miller, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:50 a.m. June 21, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems, in Lima.
He was born Sept. 4, 1933, to Mary C. (Knuth) and Daniel Miller, who preceded him in death. On October 25, 1952, he married Mary C. Kemper, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Norma M. Rickert, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:11 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Sherri Lynn (Cotter) Butts, 56, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Waynesfield, died at 4:48 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, in Van Wert.
She was born March 15, 1956, in Lima, the daughter of Pauline (Duff) and Jack Cotter, who survive in Waynesfield.
Henry A. Miller 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.