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March 13th, 2014

Junior Olympian to share his shooting experiences

March 13, 2014

Originally from St. Marys, 17-year-old, Glenn Zimmerman is a U.S. Junior Olympic Pistol shooter, and he will be making an appearance this Saturday, March 15 at Mike Swaney Buick-GMC to speak with young shooters.

Glenn’s father, Jim, said he hopes this event serves as an outlet for kids who are aspiring shooters to come and learn more and have their questions answered.

Lions Club discusses fundraising efforts

March 13, 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.

March 12th

Donald L. “Mick” McDermitt, 81

March 12, 2014

Donald L. “Mick” 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 “Shorty” and Cordelia (Quellhorst) McDermitt.

Virginia Ann Uppenkamp, 83

March 12, 2014

Virginia Ann Uppenkamp, 83, of Botkins, died at 6:32 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at the St. Rita’s 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

March 12, 2014

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.

Lions welcome author’s discussion on ‘spitballs’

March 12, 2014

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.

Fair adds to special days

March 12, 2014

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 plan OK’d

March 12, 2014

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.

March 11th

Kayleen "Kay" J. Wehner, 69

March 11, 2014

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.

Bowlers kick back at Bash

March 11, 2014

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.

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