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July 13th, 2011

Mary Rose Krites, 86

July 13, 2011

Mary Rose Krites, 86, of Wapakoneta, died 10:15 a.m., Tuesday July 12, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Oct. 4, 1924, in Maria Stein, the daughter of Priscilla (Bertke) and Joseph Huelskamp, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 31, 1946, she married Kenneth K. Krites, and he died March 9, 1971.

Murle Green, 86

July 13, 2011

Murle E. Green, 86, of Celina, died at 5:58 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born May 13, 1925, in Mercer County, the son of Gertrude (Moore) and Cassius Ford Green. On Sept. 25, 1946, he married Berniece Braun and she died March 10, 2009.

Velma Geyer, 91

July 13, 2011

Velma C. Mayer Geyer, 91, of Lima, died 12:40 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 29, 1919, in Shawnee Township, Allen County, to Merlie (Thompson) and Franklin Hinkle. On Feb. 18, 1941, she married Wilbur Virgil “Toot” Mayer who died Sept. 18, 1982. On April 8, 1994, she married Kelcey Phillip Geyer and he also preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1995.

July 12th

ACME: Lightning suspends Wapak-Van Wert game

July 12, 2011

ST. HENRY — Wapakoneta and Van Wert will try again tonight.
After three lightning delays and the threat of ever-intensifying lightning, the decision was made just before 10 to suspend the loser’s bracket final of the ACME baseball district tournament Monday night at the Wally Post Athletic Complex in St. Henry.
The game will resume tonight at 6 with the scored tied 6-6 in the top of the fifth inning. Wapak has runners on second and third with two outs.

RACING: Kahne to race in Doty Classic

July 12, 2011

ALLENTOWN — NASCAR star Kasey Kahne is among the drivers scheduled to drive in the 23rd annual Brad Doty Classic World of Outlaws Sprint Series race on Wednesday at Limaland Motorsports Park.
Kahne is a car owner in the Outlaws series.
Steve Kinser, a 20-time WoO champion and two-time Doty Classic winner, is also expected to compete. Kinser is off to a strong start in 2011 and is one of the favorites in this year’s race.

Wapak woman voices concerns

July 12, 2011

A Wapakoneta woman with concerns regarding the Humane Society of Auglaize County pleaded with Wapakoneta City Council members to visit the facility before approving any funding for the organization.
Lynn Schweitzer, of Wapakoneta, did work at the Humane Society of Auglaize County, often known as ACHS, and told councilors during Monday’s meeting of her concerns for the safety of the animals, workers and volunteers at the facility.

W-G test scores improve

July 12, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — As hoped and anticipated, preliminary scores for the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) came back with glowing results for the Waynesfield-Goshen School District.
“The preliminary scores show we have made some significant progress,” Waynesfield-Goshen Superintendent Joanne Kerekes said at the meeting.

Digital fire extinguisher training system purchased by EMA

July 12, 2011

A digital fire extinguisher training system recently purchased by the Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) could be used to help people throughout the county learn how to use an extinguisher to battle a real fire.
Area emergency responders, industries, schools, nursing homes and others could take advantage of the new technology in training to fight fires. Special sessions also are being discussed for citizens interested in learning the proper technique for using fire extinguishers.

July 11th

Cridersville Jamboree experiences record turnout

July 11, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — Standing in front of the Cridersville Fire Department as the Saturday afternoon parade makes its way down Main Street, two sisters and their families applaud a fire truck as it drives by.
Afterall, they say, that’s what the Cridersville Firemen’s Jamboree is all about.
As the children pick up candy off the street, Melanie Reichelderfer and Megan Rumbaugh take in what they describe as one of the best parades around.
Melanie’s husband, Jeff Reichelderfer, serves as assistant chief of the department and the family all comes out to offer its support throughout the weekend.

Country Concert ‘11 wraps up on Saturday

July 11, 2011

FORT LORAMIE — Music filled the air as country fans flocked to Hickory Hills in Fort Loramie for the 31st annual Concert Concert.
The three-day event ended Saturday evening, and included camping and country music from big names in the industry, including Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean.
Many people helped make this festival a success, including concert workers, security and parking supervisors from dedicated citizens, including Lima’s Lee Lauck.

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