March 13th, 2014
During its semimonthly meeting Tuesday, Wapakoneta Lions Club member Jack Preston announced that the club made $466 from its Bob Evans community fundraiser on March 1.
The Lions Club teamed up with Bob Evans’ restaurants in Wapakoneta and Lima to guarantee that 15 percent of every bill spent at the restaurant that day would be given to the Lions Club when customers presented a voucher during checkout.
Preston said this year’s fundraiser generated the highest amount of money they have ever received in the years they have done it.
Donald L. âMickâ McDermitt, 81, of St. Marys, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital after a long battle with leukemia. He was born Aug. 31, 1932, in New Bremen; the son of Clarence âShortyâ and Cordelia (Quellhorst) McDermitt.
Virginia Ann Uppenkamp, 83, of Botkins, died at 6:32 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at the St. Ritaâs Medical Center, in Lima. She was born March 24, 1930, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Carl J. and Laura E. (Wahl) Moell, who preceded her in death. On April 15, 1950, she married Richard James Uppenkamp, and he died July 11, 1977.
Thomas L. Gabel, 82, formerly of New Knoxville, died Sunday, March 15, 2014, at Gulfside Regional Hospice in Zephyrhills, Fla. He was born Jan. 9, 1932. in Columbus, Ohio to William Henry and Ruth (McPherson) Gabel. On Jan. 31, 1953, in Washington, D.C., he married Gloria June McHugh, who died Jan. 2, 2000. He later married Ruth Hildreth in 2001, who survives in Columbus.
Mike Lackey, Lima resident and author of “Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing,” spoke to the Lions Club of Wapakoneta at its semimonthly meeting on Tuesday at Astro Lanes.
Lackey, a retired newspaper reporter, editor and columnist, has contributed to the Dictionary of Literary Biography, “NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture” and the book, “Deadball Stars of the National League.” He is also a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Lima since 1975.
With only four months until fair week, the Auglaize County Fair board is finalizing planning and updating locals on changes being made to the fair this spring.
The Auglaize County Fair dedicates certain days of fair week to special members of the community, including “Kid’s Day” and “Veteran’s Day.” At a regular fair board meeting, members discussed adding some new special days and making adjustments to the existing days.
Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons brought four topics to the forefront of the Auglaize County Health Department Board of Health meeting Tuesday morning, all of which needed board action.
Primarily, the community health improvement plan needed to be accepted. After a number of meetings and discussions Parsons said she received the final plan on Monday.
Kayleen "Kay" J. Wehner, 69, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014. Born in Kenton, Ohio, Kay worked as a secretary with the YMCA. She was a member of County Line Church of God and had a passion for working with seniors.
Surviving are her husband, John Wehner, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; son, Steve (Colleen) Fry of Uniontown; daughter, Stacie (Jorge) Acevedo, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; sisters, Norma Fields, of Delphos, and Marjorie (Gerald) Shaw, of Lima; grandsons, Jon and Andy. Kay was preceded in death by her brother, Warren Fields.
On Saturday night the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 12th Annual Bowling Bash at Astro Lanes.
Teams were encouraged to come dressed in costumes or to follow a theme for their apparel. The Chamber was giving out prizes for different challenges, costumes and teams throughout the night. The best dressed team won $50 and a pizza. Along with a fun night, the Bowling Bash also acts as a fundraiser for the Chamber.
The Bowling Bash is a night of fun where teams of eight sign up to compete in Scotch Doubles Bowling.
WAYNESFIELD — At its regular board meeting Monday night, the Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education accepted the supplemental contracts of two assistant coaches, as well as the employment of four tutors.
The contracts of assistant softball coach Damien Dyer and assistant baseball coach Stuart Spencer were approved at the appropriate level of the adopted supplemental salary schedule for the 2013-14 school year.