March 12th, 2013
Mildred F. Steele, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:33 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Nov. 17, 1926, in Pineville, Ky., the daughter of Sarah (Partin) and Luther Evans, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 25, 1953, she married Earl â€śBudâ€ť Gannon, and he died Sept. 9, 1961.
Irene I. Lunz, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:55 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born June 12, 1922, in New Bremen, the daughter of Lydia Elizabeth (Schneider) and Glendor Charles Jung, who preceded her in death. On June 12, 1946, she married Elmer A. Lunz, who died July 24, 1973.
Surviving are a daughter, Diane E. Lunz, of Wapakoneta; a son, Donald R. Lunz, of Ottawa; two sisters-in-law, Louise Jung, of Wapakoneta, and Sue Jung, of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Homer W. â€śPeteâ€ť Helmlinger, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Auglaize Acres.
He was born Jan. 3, 1922, in Auglaize County, the son of Malinda (Knarr) and William S. Helmlinger, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 16, 1945, he married Cleola Carter, and she survives. They just celebrated 68 years of marriage.
A man found dead at his Fryburg home Friday, appears to have died of natural causes, although the investigation continues, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said this morning.
Solomon this morning released additional details surrounding the death of Michael L. McClintock, 60, of the home in the village southeast of Wapakoneta.
McClintock was found dead at the residence Friday morning by a relative. Deputies were dispatched to the scene at 8:30 a.m. and didn't leave until approximately 6 p.m.
A mist forms as the 917-pound steer’s hot breath hits the cool air in the Show Barn Saturday at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The steer, with a sable black coat, walks the show ring as Wapakoneta High School student Kerrie Miller grips tightly on the reins. She works the steer into the best position for judging, taking advantage of past experience gained at past shows to sharpen her skills even further during the Moon City Preview, sponsored by the Wapakoneta Young Farmers and the Wapakoneta FFA Alumni.
WAYNESFIELD — Stepping into one room at Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools included stepping back into time.
A group of Civil War re-enactors hosted an 1860s ladies tea to help visitors to the Waynesfield-Goshen Muchinippi WinterFest learn about the time period and a different pace in life.
“We were really teaching people about what the teas were all about and why the ladies held them,” Carol Baker, one of the re-enactors dressed in a hoop-skirted blue dress, said.
Twins Abbie and Allie McGaughy are glad they have each other, but both admit they are different.
“We don’t look the exact same,” Abbie said.
Abbie has long, blond hair and is the taller of the two. She describes herself as more of a tomboy, who likes to do karate and play basketball. She likes to wear jeans. She likes to read scary books and her favorite singer is Taylor Swift.
Carrie B. Dingledine, 89, of Beavercreek, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at her residence.
She was born May 22, 1923, in Lima, the daughter of Elizabeth (Hare)and Karl Hughes Sr., who preceded her in death. On Aug. 15, 1943, she married Clyde H. Dingledine, and he died Jan. 12, 2005.
Bob Hope shared a joke about determining when a person is getting old.
Juliette Gordon Lowe shared how when she ran low on money that she sold a string of pearls to continue funding an all girls organization in its infancy.
Vincent Van Gogh shared he had an older brother who died at a young — his brother had the same birthday and the same name as he.
William Shakespeare shared he was born on April 23 and died on his birthday 52 years later in 1616.
Hazard risk analysis information is going electronic.
Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said they are making plans to combine inspection forms and make them accessible to emergency responders online.
“It’s something new and we want to make sure we have it right, before we send it out to everyone,” Anderson said of plans to start the change with one business serving as a pilot and then to expand it from there.