May 29th, 2014
O. Evelyn Schaub, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:03 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at The Gardens in Wapakoneta. She was born Aug. 31, 1919, in Allen County, the daughter of Warren and Edith (Hoaglin) Hall, who preceded her in death.
William J. “Bill” Camper, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:35 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. He was born Dec. 11, 1933, in Lima, the son of Floyd I. and Alma (Feil) Camper, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 15, 1957, he married Joyce E. Lunceford, and she died Jan. 11, 2012.
A panel of two local students and three local professionals spoke about their school and job experiences Wednesday at a career forum for seventh-graders at Wapakoneta Middle School.
Morgan Dirr, a senior and soon-to-be graduate of Wapakoneta High School, talked to students about the transition from middle to high school. Megan Hayzlett, who recently finished her freshman year at Bowling Green State University, was able to discuss the transition from high school to college.
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education recognized the retirements of six teachers and accepted the employment of six other regular staff members for the 2014-15 school year during a regular board meeting Tuesday night at Wapakoneta High School.
Linda Dailey, Mark Cook, Mary Ellen Fry, Jan Schlenker, Deb Shenk and Marlene Stedke will retire from WCS at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
BOTKINS — The Botkins Carousel will be celebrating its 50th year next week opening at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8.
The first event of the weekend festivities will be the much anticipated Carousel Queen Pageant starting a 7 p.m. on Friday, June 6 in the Junior High School Gymnasium.
Continued repair and funding for the Auglaize County Jail was discussed at a commissioners meeting held at the law enforcement center on Tuesday.
“We’ve expended over $58,000 on this project so far,” Commissioner Doug Spencer said, noting that they have already exceeded the $50,000 threshold for the emergency repair after a bad cast iron pipe damaged the facility’s minimum security cell block plumbing in January.
The Auglaize County Commissioners heard comments Tuesday concerning the recent Tug-A-Truck event at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
“We’ve been here for 12 years. We’ve done a two-day event for the last four years,” Tug-A-Truck Co-owner Julie Gossard said.
Commissioner Doug Spencer explained the recent complaints he has heard.
CRIDERSVILLE — Sixty-six fourth graders are headed to middle school.
In a special recognition program last night, the fourth grade classes at Cridersville Elementary were honored for their work in safety patrol, academia and citizenship.
D.A.R.E Officer Sam Blank was on hand to lend his congratulations and advice on what to expect next year at Wapakoneta Middle School.
Majorie L. Hook, age 90, of Wapakoneta died 2:40 p.m., Saturday, May 24 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born Dec. 2, 1923 in Douglas Wyo. to the late Henry and Berna Miller DuPertuis. She married William Eugene 'Jake' Hook May 19, 1946 and he preceded her in death Aug. 10, 1975.
Mrs. Hook had worked for the Days Inn, Wapak, self-employed home health care provider, Koneta Rubber and Ohio Decorative Products. She served as a WAVE with the U.S. Navy during WWII. She was a member of the Wapakoneta Community Worship Center.
BLUFFTON — For the second time in three days, walking Chandler Kaeck to face Chace Culver proved to be unwise for Wapakoneta’s opponent in the district tournament.
Culver delivered his second straight eventual game-winning hit with the bases-loaded, as he notched an RBI single for the Redskins’ third run of the seventh inning Saturday, giving his team a 5-4 lead after trailing by two entering their final at-bat.