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Sally E. VanHorn, 79

December 7, 2012

Sally E. VanHorn, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:51 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Aug. 28, 1933, in Detroit, Mich., to Marian (Wiedock) and Donald Kipp, who preceded her in death.
She was married to Charles Barlow and Max VanHorn, who both preceded her in death.
She was beloved to Paul Klima, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are a daughter, Vicki Barlow Kudla, of Michigan; two sons, John Barlow, of Michigan, and Charles Barlow, of Florida; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Barlow.

Local earns ‘Patriotism Award’

December 7, 2012

Staff Writer
A behind the scenes local man recently received recognition for all his hard work and dedication and for demonstrating his love for God and his country.
Tom Moran, of Wapakoneta, was awarded the 2012 Patriotism Award through the 4th degree Knights of Columbus at the club’s annual holiday party this past weekend at the Knights of Columbus hall in Versailles.

Vets hold holiday

December 7, 2012

Staff Writer
The Wapakoneta veterans organizations got together to host the fifth annual Christmas party for local disabled military veterans at the Wapakoneta V.F.W. post Friday.
“It is just a way of honoring veterans with special needs so they know they are not forgotten,” said Wanda Link, president of the Wapakoneta Amvets Ladies Auxiliary.

Drug makers nabbed

December 7, 2012

Managing Editor
An anonymous tip led to the arrest Thursday evening of two Wapakoneta men for multiple drug charges following a multi-agency law enforcement investigation.
Kristopher Sandven, 23, and Christopher Brant, 19, 30A W. Auglaize St., were both charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, a second-degree felony, possession of methamphetamines, a fifth-degree felony, and cultivation of marijuana, a third-degree misdemeanor. They were incarcerated at the Auglaize County Jail.
The pair is being held without bond after a hearing Friday before Municipal Judge Gary Herman.

Merry Christmas from Allison's!

December 7, 2012

Allison's of Sidney wishes you a safe and happy holidays! Thank you to all of our customers for your loyalty!

Sally VanHorn, 79

December 7, 2012

Sally E. VanHorn, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:51 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Keith Palmer, 72

December 7, 2012

Keith A. Palmer, 72, died at 2:49 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
Funeral Arrangements are incomplete at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.

Tracy Greve, 49

December 7, 2012

Tracy Loyer Greve, 49, formerly of Botkins and Waynesfield, died at 6 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the Pavillion of Sidney, following a long battle with cancer.
She was born Sept. 26, 1963, in St. Marys, the daughter of L. Jean (Ketcham) and Edward Loyer, who preceded her in death.

Ronald McCarty, 64

December 7, 2012

Ronald J. McCarty, 64, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:20 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born Dec. 2, 1948, in Celina, the son of Mary Ann (Copeland) and Bernard McCarty. His mother survives in Wapakoneta, and his father died March 6, 2012.
Also surviving are two aunts, Darlene (McCarty) Beelman and his aunt Sondra (McCarty) Bird; and their families.

Infamous day recalled

December 7, 2012

ST. MARYS — On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched their surprise attack on what has been possibly the most infamous battle in U.S. military history — Pearl Harbor.

The attack, known as Operation Al by the Japanese, was secretly planned by Japanese military leaders while Japanese ambassadors were in active negotiations with U.S. federal officials regarding oil, parts and tools. There was no formal warning.

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