August 12th, 2011
After listening to complaints and concerns from parents and other 4-H members about the 159th Auglaize County Fair for much of Thursdayâ€™s meeting, the tone of the Junior Fair post-fair evaluation meeting changed at the end.
Parents praised Junior Fair Board members for the work they do in making the Junior Fair events and the entire fair a success.
CRIDERSVILLE â€” Leaders of an area village sat down with a civil engineer to discuss questions dealing with their zoning.
Cridersville Village Council Planning Committee members met with Tony Schroeder, of Choice One Engineering, to discuss issues involving the zoning issues that have arose in the village.
Councilors are currently in the process of updating their zoning of the village, which were formed in the late 1990s.
When Schroeder was asked how they should handle specific situations, Schroeder said it revolves around the villageâ€™s image and make-up.
The new lieutenant on the midnight shift at the Wapakoneta Police Department, who also was recently assigned as the K-9 handler, says he is looking forward to the extra responsibility.
â€śIt was a goal, but it came a little quicker than I expected it to,â€ť Joe Welker said of his newest position, which he began last week after scoring well on a written test.
He was named as the handler of the departmentâ€™s new K-9, Rico, in April.
â€śYou canâ€™t really count on timing,â€ť Welker, 29, said of positions and advancements in law enforcement. â€śBoth are something Iâ€™ve always wanted to do.â€ť
DEFIANCE â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins girls golf team placed 12th in the 17-team Defiance Invitational on Thursday at the Auglaize Golf Club.
Shawnee was the overall winner, posting a team score of 332. Lima Central Catholic was second at 346.
Wapak carded a 407.
â€śI thought the ladies played pretty good today,â€ť Wapak coach Dawn West said. â€śWe scored better than Tuesday overall but finished higher with a 12th place finish. There were more good caliber teams there today but I felt we held our own and did a nice job out there coming down seven shots from Tuesday.
CELINA â€” The Botkins Trojans varsity boys golf team finished a close second in a quad match Thursday at the Mercer County Elks Golf Club in Celina.
Botkins turned in a team score of 178, just one stroke behind winner Mississinawa Valleyâ€™s 177.
Fort Recovery was third at 187 and Houston fourth with a 218.
Adam Bornhorst led Botkins with a 38. Connor Bornhorst carded a 44. Seth Hanna turned in a 47. And Cory Kies rounded out the Trojansâ€™ scoring with a 49.
The Trojans return to action Tuesday morning at 8:30 at New Bremen.
Frederick Alan â€śAlâ€ť Smith, 94, of Lima, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Lost Creek Care Center.
He was born March 19, 1917, in Delphos, the son of Myrtle Etna (Westenbarger) and Frederick Percival Smith. On July 21, 1961, he married Martha Jane â€śJanieâ€ť Chamberlin who survives in Lima.
Also surviving are three sons, Charles Smith, of Lima, Dale Alan Smith, of Wilmington, Jeffrey Courtad, of Lima; and a daughter, Janice Sliemers, of Perrysburg.
He was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Smith.
Joyce E. Kogge, 75, 211 North Vine St., St. Marys, died at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at St. Ritas Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Jan. 9, 1936, in St. Marys, the daughter of Lillian (Piper) and E.B. Hall. On Feb. 22, 1952, she married LeRoy Kogge and he survives at the residence.
Also surviving are four daughters: Jeri Lipp, of Celina, Nancy Moeller, of Celina, Linda McDonald, of St. Marys, and Kristine Holt, of St. Marys.
Susan L. Warner, 52, 207 S. Franklin St., New Bremen, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at her residence of natural causes.
She was born May 19, 1959, in St. Marys, the daughter of Evelyn (Gieseke) and Karl Warner.
Services will be held at a later date at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Betty L. Schroer, 88, 519 Westhaven Drive, New Bremen, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1923, in St. Marys, the daughter of Malinda (Gieseke) and Virgil Horn. On Sept. 25, 1955, she married Curtis Schroer who survives in New Bremen.
Also surviving are a son, Dwight Schroer, of New Bremen; and a daughter, Kathleen Aufderhaar, of Bluffton.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen, with the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating.
Carl R. â€śDickâ€ť Heil, 92, of Cridersville, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 12:20 a.m., Thursday Aug. 11, 2011, at Otterbein Cridersville.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.