February 20th, 2012
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.
Andy Faller and Kaleb Vondenhuevel were in the seventh grade the last time the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys basketball team won a Western Buckeye League game at home.
Friday night, in the final home WBL games of their careers, the two seniors saw the five-year drought come to an end.
Wapak overcame a sluggish start and held off the Shawnee Indians for a 63-58 win.
The Redskins had not won a league game at Wapakoneta High School since defeating the Celina Bulldogs on February 23, 2007.
Robert E. Becker, 87, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:54 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, in Wapakoneta.
S. Andrew Liming, 57, of St. Marys, was found dead Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at his residence in St. Marys.
Arrangements are being completed with Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Ruth Eleanore Holtzhauer Rohrbach, 88, joined other family members and friends when she passed away at 4:15 a.m. Feb. 17, 2012.
She was the daughter of Olvina (Hoagland) and Joseph Holtzhauer.
She married Norman Rohrbach on May 11, 1946, whom she continued to love throughout her life.
She is survived by a son, James Rohrbach, of Sidney; a daughter, Theresa Kemmann, of St.Marys; a daughter, Rebecca Koverman, of New Bremen; and a son, Timothy Rohrbach, of New Knoxville.
Those who preceded her in death were her husband, Norman Rohrbach, and son, Norman Thomas Rohrbach.