June 28th, 2011
In the 1983 movie âUncommon Valor,â retired Col. Cal Rhodes tells the financier of an incursion into Laos and Vietnam to free Americans, including sons of Rhodesâ and the financierâs, held at a prisoner of war camp years after the war was over. Rhodes said he could not talk his son out of serving because of his familyâs military history.
âItâs the only thing we are good at,â Rhodes, played by Gene Hackman, says as he traces his ancestors back to the Civil War. âItâs the only thing we want to do.â
WAYNESFIELD â Waynesfield Police Chief Nathan Motter proposed a village-wide ordinance to ban the use, possession and sale of synthetic drugs within village limits during Mondayâs Waynesfield Village Council meeting.
The goal of the legislation is to ban the substance which has become known as âbath salts,â a recreational hallucinative drug which has become a problem in the county since the beginning of the year.
An area theatre group has been practicing hard for the past five weeks and has been putting the final touches on their upcoming musical.
The Waynesfield-Goshen Muchinippi Theatre presents âSeussical,â this Friday and Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Waynesfield-Goshen School Auditeria.
The company picked this musical because their idea was to involve as many children as possible.
âWe try to, in the summer, involve as many children as we can,â co-producer Pat Noykos said. âWe have something where the kids can participate.â
John H. (Jack) Schenking, 75, 04300 Buschor Road, Coldwater, died Friday, June 24, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
He was born July 22, 1935, in Montezuma, the son of Esther (Nordenbrock) and Henry Schenking. On June 25, 2005, he married Colleen (Cornell) Schenking who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Mark (Michella) Schenking, of Grinnell, Iowa, Daniel Schenking, of St. Marys; and a daughter, Karen (Sean) Gagne, of Kirkland, Wash.
Ronald Lewis Moore, 90, of Lakeview, died at 3:20 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, at Logan Acres in Bellefontaine.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete are Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.
J. Gale Lutz, 70, 206 N. Spruce Street, Saint Marys, died at 9:21 P.M. Friday, June 24, 2011, at her residence.
She was born October 20, 1940, in Printer, Kentucky, the daughter of Edythe âLakâ (Hagans) and Morton âShikepokeâ McGlothen. On Sept. 9, 1960, she married Kenneth Lutz and he survives at the residence.
Also surviving are aa son, Steven (Lori) Lutz of Liberty Twp; and two daughters, Lori Lutz (Partner Sue Cisar) of Marietta, and Kendra Lutz of Greenfield, Ind.
Ronald L. Selby, 73 18132 Townline-Kossuth Road, St. Marys, died at 6:19 p.m. Saturday June 25, 2011 in Wapakoneta, following a brief illness.
He was born Jan.. 14, 1938 in Mercer County, to Lucille (Pummell) and J. Wilson Selby. On Nov. 30, 1955, in St. Marys, he married Marilyn R. Slemmons, who died June 18, 2006.
Bethel Slone, 73, of rural Wapakoneta, died Friday evening, June 24, 2011, at his residence.
He was born April 18, 1938, in Knott County, Kentucky, the son of Phebie and Sylvester Slone, who preceded him in death. On June 17, 1958, he married Ila Mae Craft, and she survives.
LEWISTOWN â Wapakoneta improved its record to 12-2 with a pair of wins in a three-way ACME baseball doubleheader Saturday at Indian Lake High School.
Wapak blanked Indian Lake 6-0 in the opener before holding off Troy 6-3 in the second game.
Solid pitching and defense, and timely hitting were the key.
Brandon Miller threw an ultra-efficient 57 pitches in seven innings of work for the win against Indian Lake. Marshall Gerlach was able to work out of several jams for the win over Troy.
The Auglaize County Relay for Life had a good turnout with weather and participants this weekend, organizers say, as teams walked all night for the fight against cancer.
Raising a total of $38,969, teams and organizers said they were thrilled with the total, as it was announced during the closing ceremony on Saturday at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Organizers said this event has two major goals â to raise awareness of cancer and to raise funds for research.