August 19th, 2011
Richard C. â€śDickâ€ť Weisenbarger, 79, of 801 Oliver St., St. Marys, and formerly of Van Wert, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 29, 1931, in Darke County, the son of Mabel (Carmony) and Wilbur Weisenbarger, who preceded him in death.
He married Izez Weadock Ankerman on May 22, 1993, and she survives at the residence.
He also is survived by three children, Kay Jennings, of Arkansas; Kevin Weisenbarger, of Green Cove Spring, Fla.; and Kristin Weisenbarger, of Jonesboro, Tenn.
The two women appointed to interim terms as Auglaize County Clerk of Courts and Auglaize County Recorder were officially selected as appointees to finish remainders of each term Thursday by the Republican Central Committee.
Jean Meckstroh and Chris Lambert were unanimously selected to the positions by the executive committee of the Republican Central Committee after endorsements from both women who formerly held the positions.
Republican Executive Committee Chairman Wayne York said the appointments were relatively easy.
As German exchange students get ready to pack up and head home, many said they plan to take one American recipe back to share with their own families â€” macaroni and cheese.
Eight German exchange students from Lengerich and Lienen have been staying in Wapakoneta with host families as part of the Wapakoneta Sister Cities program.
The Waynesfield Police Department is joining 10,000 other law enforcement agencies from around the nation in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving to begin today.
The enforcement period for the effort â€” â€śDrive Sober or Get Pulled Overâ€ť â€” extends through Labor Day, Sept. 5. As part of the enforcement, police are vowing to arrest everyone found driving over the legal alcohol limit.
SIDNEY â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls tennis team picked up its second win in as many matches with a 4-1 win over the Sidney Yellow Jackets on Thursday in Sidney.
In first singles, Wapak senior Makenzie Klock rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Kassi Edwards.
Redskins senior Shelby Gillespie topped Monica Kislig 7-6, 6-3 in second singles.
Junior Annie Harrod rounded out a sweep of the singles matches for Wapak with a 6-2, 6-1 defeat of Katie Salyers.
The Redskins also won in first doubles as junior Katie Martin and freshman Kirsten Wellons pulled out a 6-4, 6-2 win.
WAYNESFIELD â€” The New Knoxville Rangers boys golf team defeated the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers, 185-200, in a dual match opening win for the Rangers on Thursday at Prairie View Golf Course in Waynesfield.
W-G senior Justus Ball was the match medalist with a 41.
Garret Hopenstein shot a 46 for the Tigers. Eric Shaner recorded a 55 and Ryan Agnew turned in a 58 to round out the scoring for the all-senior Tigers squad.
Tyler Shreve led the way for New Knoxville with a 42.
Justin Slaven shot a 45, David Boesche added a 48 and Michael Porter carded a 50 for the winning Rangers.
Betty E. LaWarre, 90, of Titusville, Fla., formerly of Cridersville, died at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at the Tranquility Haven Care Center in Titusville.
She was born July 26, 1921, in Lima, the daughter of Minerva M. (Eulrich) and William A. Biddinger. On May 23, 1942, she married Robert W. LaWarre Sr., who died April 24, 1997.
Surviving are two sons, Robert W. (Lorea) LaWarre II, of Memphis, Tenn., and Ned (Kim) LaWarre, of Titusville, Fla.
She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy D. LaWarre; and a daughter, Pennie L. Tone.
Family and friends of a Wapakoneta teenager who died after a seven-year battle with brain cancer have established a memorial scholarship fund in his honor.
In their first efforts to raise money for the scholarships, which they plan to present to Jason Strauserâ€™s classmates upon graduation next spring, a golf outing was held last weekend.
The idea for the Jason Strauser Memorial Scholarship Fund came from Erin Fisher, who graduated from Wapakoneta High School this year.
Long, luscious locks run in the family of a former Wapakoneta man.
Jim Folk, his wife and two daughters all had several inches of their hair cut, as a family, to donate to a national organization that plans to use it to make wigs for those suffering hair loss from a variety of medical conditions.
At the beginning of August, Folk, a 1996 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, and his family made a trip to Great Clips, near their home in Cincinnati, to get their hair cut. More than just a trim, the entire family got several inches of their hair clipped to donate to Locks of Love.
The Auglaize County Engineerâ€™s Office hosted the Ohio Drainage Conference on Wednesday in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The event, which formerly used to be for West Central Ohio, has grown and is now a state-wide conference, said Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart. More than 120 people attended the conference this week.
â€śYou find that people deal with drainage across the state,â€ť Reinhart said. â€śThere are representatives here from urban