February 21st, 2012
A 2008 graduate of Wapakoneta High School has been more places by the age of 21 than many people go in their whole lives.
As she sees it, however, she is just getting started.
Brianna Burns, a fourth-year student at Indiana Wesleyan University, is studying for a degree in biology for a pre-med requirement. She will graduate this April. She has been accepted to several graduate schools to seek her master’s degree in public health and has put Emery University, the University of Michigan and Pittsburgh University near the top of her list.
Despite receiving information about the difficulties in collecting income tax from people who live in Wapakoneta and work in other municipalities, city leaders still want to pursue a proposal to scale back or to end the city’s income tax credit.
Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz and 3rd Ward Councilor Bonnie Wurst say the proposal must be fully vetted because the general fund needs an influx of money.
A proposal to lengthen the terms of Wapakoneta City Council members and council president is moving closer to the November general election ballot.
The proposal also gained the support of the city’s top administrator.
Twirling around in the middle of the floor, silver sequins caught the reflection of sunlight streaming in from the large church windows as a Wapakoneta High School junior modeled a dress for her mom.
Salon Gegel sparkled from across the room in the second-hand dress as she waited not only for her mother’s opinion, but that of her boyfriend and friends that came along to a prom dress exchange held Saturday at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center.
One Wapakoneta City Council member is concerned with the recycling of newspapers as refuse rates continue to increase.
Wapakoneta 3rd Ward Councilor Bonnie Wurst, who also is contracted to serve as the recycling educator for the Auglaize County Solid Waste District, said the rate of newspaper and paper recycling in the city and the county is one of the lowest of all the recycled products. City residents tend to do well in recycling aluminum, bottles and plastic, but not so well on tin and paper products.
INDIANAPOLIS — Most junior high basketball players have dreams of one day getting to step on a National Basketball Association (NBA) court for the first time and playing a game.
The Waynesfield-Goshen basketball team fulfilled that dream several years early on Sunday. As part of the Indiana Pacers’ “Court of Dreams” program, the team played Northwest Central Conference (NWCC) foe the Lima Perry Commodores Sunday at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Stanley Kleinhenz, 82, of St. Marys, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Golden Living Center â€“ Valley in St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller â€“ Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Charlie Comer, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:38 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
S. Andrew Liming, 57, 2260 Celina Road, St. Marys, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 20, 1953, in Xenia, the son of Maryjane (Webster) and Ervin Liming. His mother survives in St. Marys.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Burial, with full military honors, will take place at Dayton National Cemetery in Dayton.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be directed to American Heart Association.
Condolences may be expressed at millerfuneralhomes.net
Robert E. â€śBobâ€ť Becker, 87, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:54 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2012, at the Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born May 19, 1924, in Spencerville, the son of Gertha M. (Rempher) and George P. Becker, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 16, 1945, he married Eileen R. (Barton) Becker, and she died Jan. 23, 2002.