November 5th, 2013
With Veterans Day approaching, Auglaize County has one more reason to be proud of its military heroes â a local veteran is to be honored by the state for his community achievements.
World War II Navy veteran John âJackâ Kuffner will be one of 15 Ohio veterans inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame from the class of 2013.
Veterans and their families will be presented with a medal and plaque signifying they are a member of the Hall of Fame.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins did not appear in the final Associated Press poll of the season, which was released Monday.
The poll ranks the top 10 football teams in the state for each division and is voted upon by media members.
Wapakoneta (9-1) appeared twice in the Division III poll during the 2013 season, on Oct. 15 and 22, after receiving the minimum 12 points, although the team did not earn enough points either week to rank within the top 10.
From staff reports
Seven members of the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers football team appeared on the All-Northwest Central Conference teams, which were released Monday by the NWCC for the 2013 season.
The Tigers had three starters on defense each earn second-team honors, including sophomore Drew Lament (defensive line), junior Lucas Gray (linebacker) and junior Daniel Fridley (defensive back).
W-G junior Lake Turner was the conference’s second team punter.
Many early bird shoppers broke out the holiday gift wrap this past weekend during the Holiday Open House in downtown Wapakoneta.Â
âI enjoy seeing all the Christmas things they have out this time of year,â Cheryl Bailey, of Wapakoneta, said while âout on the townâ with a group of friends. âYou might just find some good bargains, too.â
Bailey and her friends browsed Casa Chicâs new holiday goods after having lunch at The tSpot.Â
The open house was sponsored by Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops (WASS), a 19-year-old partnership of shop owners in Wapakoneta.
After a storm forced the postponement of trick or treat from Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon, several parents say they would prefer holding trick or treat during the evening hours, but many understood the reason for the change and pointed out the advantages and disadvantages to having their children out during the day.
Auglaize County Agricultural Society members swept in new rules and regulations for the organizationâs by-laws and re-elected an entire slate of incumbent directors running for re-election to the board.
Forty-two people cast ballots in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds and passed four changes to sections of the Fair Boardâs Constitution with the most significant change affecting when annual memberships can be sold.
Jack L. Binkley, 57, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:44 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at his home.
He was born Oct. 8, 1956, in Lima to Robert L. Binkley & Rosemary (Binkley) Steinke who preceded him in death.
On Dec. 3, 1974, he married JoAnn Fugatt, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Survivors include a son and daughter, Toby (Tara) Binkley, of St. Johns, Season (Scott) Hurley of Tipp City; five grandchildren, Kaleb, Mackenzie, Michala, Trenton and Spencer; a brother, Bill Binkley, of Dayton.
Twila A. Stevens, 79, of Cridersville, died 9:35 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. Twila was formerly of Wapakoneta. She was born April 29, 1934 in Ada to Lloyd and Bessie Mull Candler. She married Richard E. âDickâ Stevens Jan. 12, 1951, and he preceded her in death June 18, 2010.
Mrs. Stevens had been a homemaker and enjoyed antiques, baking, gardening, garage sales, playing cards and camping. She was a former girl scout leader.
Brooklynn Ann Brown was stillborn at 11:51 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the St. Ritaâs Medical Center. She is the daughter of Cory D. and Jennifer âJenniâ L. (Haehn) Brown, and they survive in Wapakoneta.
Other survivors include, sister, Abigail Brown, at home; maternal grandparents, Sue and Kendall Krites, of Wapakoneta, and Jack and Barb Haehn, of Wapakoneta; paternal grandparents, Bill and Cathy Brown, of Wapakoneta; maternal great grandparents, Mary Ann Bell, of Coldwater, Don and Pauline Krites, of Wapakoneta, and John and Helen Haehn, of Wapakoneta,
Joseph E. Elkins, Sr., 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:55 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Auglaize Acres. He was born Feb. 19, 1921, in Bourbon, Ind., the son of Charles Edward and Mary (Corl) Elkins, who preceded him in death. On May 17, 1947, he married Phyllis C. Keyser, and she survives.