March 30th, 2012
Donald G. McName, 82, of Lima, formerly of Buckland, died at 9:27 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Koester Pavilion in Troy.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Beatrice E. Swartz, 82 of Wapakoneta, died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Lima, the daughter of the late Beola Estella (Long) and Emmitt Cloyd Stotts. She married Leon J. Swartz, who preceded her in death.
Kay M. DeKok, 73, of Lima, died at 3:52 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
She was born May 27, 1938, in Lima, to Nellie Brincefield and Arthur Binkley. Both parents are deceased. On April 3, 1960, she married Dirk DeKok, and he survives in Lima.
Also surviving is a son, Tony (Mona) DeKok, of Lima; two grandsons, David DeKok and Dyllon DeKok; two great-grandchildren, Morgan DeKok and Elijah Dekok; and a sister, Marilyn (Paul) Wilges.
Dorothy M. Hittepole, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:34 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at her residence.
She was born in Botkins, the daughter of Clara (Freistuhler) and Joseph Werling, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 17, 1947, she married Chester E. Hittepole Sr., and he died Nov. 21, 2011.
Wapakoneta hurler Andrew Hines made his first career varsity start a memorable one.
The Redskin righty scattered three hits over six innings of work to shut down the Lima Senior hitters and propel Wapakoneta past the Spartans 9-1 in a nonleague affair Thursday night.
The Redskins remain unbeaten on the early season at 5-0. Lima Senior remains winless and falls to 0-3.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Waynesfield-Goshen opened the door and New Knoxville barged right in.
The Rangers scored five runs on one hit, five walks and an error in the bottom of the seventh inning to erase a four-run deficit and pull out a 10-9 win over the Tigers in a non-league varsity baseball game at New Knoxville.
The Rangers had already come from behind once in the game. They scored four runs in the home half of the sixth inning to erase a 5-1 Waynesfield-Goshen lead and tie the game heading into the seventh.
Dipping salty pretzel rods in warm, melted milk chocolate, a group of fourth-grade girls carefully twisted the pretzels around to make the perfect treat.
The key — not to get too much chocolate on the pretzels — the girls said in unison after some time spent making the confections they plan to sell next week to other Wapakoneta Elementary School students.
Also important are speed and neatness, which don’t always go hand-in-hand in the candy-making business.
CRIDERSVILLE — Officials with a local village are reviewing their zoning ordinances and building codes, which has not been changed much since the 1990s.
“First we need to get an active committee,” Cridersville Village Administrator John McDonald said, advising council create a Planning Committee.
McDonald, along with the councilors, agreed on Thursday at the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting that they want to have the Planning Commission involved with the decisions of the updating of the zoning, since they will be the ones hearing zoning issues.
The Auglaize County commissioners voted this week to approve the Auglaize River and Two-Mile Creek enhancement project, a project which has been met with much criticism.
Commissioners from each participating county had 60 days from March 6 to vote on the measure. Also on March 6, a joint board made up of officials from Shelby, Allen and Auglaize counties submitted plans for the project.
The Wapakoneta Redskins boys and girls track teams both won in a tri-meet against Waynesfield-Goshen and St. Henry on Tuesday at Harmon Field.
St. Henry finished second in the boys meet and Waynesfield-Goshen was second for the girls.
For the boys, Wapak’s Ryan Kremer won the 110 hurdles with a time of 17.4 seconds.
Kevin Kraft placed first in the 100 dash at 12.1.
W-G’s team of Cody Baker, Eli O’Leary, Matt Spillman and James Elliot won the 800 relay in 1:40.5.