August 11th, 2014
Ruth Ann Gerber, 83, of Jackson Center, passed away at 9:29 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born in Shelby County on Jan. 8, 1931, to the late Paul and Marjorie (Johnston) Kerns. On Nov. 14, 1953, she married Wayne Gerber and he survives.
Amy L. Bolmowski, 56, of Romulus, Mich., passed away on Aug. 5, 2014. Amy was born Aug. 22, 1957, in Wapakoneta. She was the daughter of Charles Huebner and Genevieve (Hill) Huebner.
Amy enjoyed watching Detroit Tigers games, studying the Bible and praying. Amy enjoyed going to Ohio to visit her family and also loved TV shows.
BOTKINS — As Botkins Local School students gather their bookbags and sharpen their pencils, they are preparing for the very last, first day of school in their current facility.
“It’s going to be a tough move,” Superintendent Connie Schneider said. “Kids’ parents went to school here. It’s right in the center of town. We’re going to try to recognize the importance of this building even though it’s going to be gone.”
This weekend was the weekend of the pool party.
As a way to celebrate, come together and have fun the Auglaize County Public District Library held its end of the summer reading program pool party Saturday evening at the Wapakoneta WaterPark and the Dance Centre held its party Sunday at the Botkins Memorial Pool, after the original pool party date was rained out.
Kristine Spyker, ACPDL youth services coordinator said the summer reading program drew more than 1,900 kids from across the county this year.
The Uniopolis United Methodist Church will celebrate its 175th anniversary Sunday, Sept. 14 with a special service commemorating the milestone.
The service will begin at 9 a.m. at the church, located seven miles east of Wapakoneta at 145 state Route 65 in Uniopolis. Following the special service will be a fellowship gathering for members of the church where food and drinks will be served.
After the fellowship there will be a performance by Soul’d Out Quartet at 1:30 p.m.
The opportunity to work and live full time in the town she grew up in was the driving force behind newly appointed Auglaize County Administrator Erica Preston’s decision to accept the position, the 32 year old said Friday in an interview with the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Preston, who moved back to Wapakoneta in October after seven years of living in Dublin, Ohio, had been commuting from home to her job at a law firm in downtown Columbus for nearly nine months before accepting the position in early July.
A truck and trailer full of hay caught fire about 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, at a farm located at the 23000 block of Buckland Holden Road in Wayne Township. No injuries were reported.
“I was the second [fire] truck in, and the pick up truck and all the hay on the trailer was well involved when I got here,” Uniopolis Fire Department Assistant Chief Michael Wenning said.
The Auglaize County Board of Elections has the list of candidates and issues for the Nov. 4 general election ballot resulting in contested races across the state.
All precincts in the state will be voting on State Executive Offices for governor, attorney general, auditor of the state, secretary of state and treasurer of state.
In the state gubernatorial race Republican and incumbent Gov. John Kasich and running mate Mary Taylor face off against Democratic candidate Edward FitzGerald and Sharen Swartz as well as Green party candidate Anita Rios and Bob Fitrakis.
The Wapakoneta Redskins had three strong scores in their opening match Thursday. They just needed another one to pull out a win.
The Redskins fell by two strokes, 191-193, to the Perrysburg Yellow Jackets in a non-league varsity girls golf match Thursday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
The Redskins’ first group consisting of Sierra Sammons and Emily Klopfenstein each shot 44 to tie for match medalist honors Thursday.
Haley Kinstle followed with a 45. Kasey Carrico contributed Wapakoneta’s fourth score with a 59.
City workers on Thursday completed repairs on a water main that broke on the 100 block of South Wood Street on Wednesday, which caused flooding as far east as Middle Pike and as far south as Bellefontaine Street.
At about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday a pipe shattered causing three feet of water to flood the streets. The Wapakoneta Water Treatment Department was dispatched to the scene, shutting down two valves on Middle Street and Bellefontaine Street.