January 15th, 2013
The Auglaize County Historical Society staff is taking on a project of an event that dates back 100 years ago — and one that affected the whole state of Ohio.
The Historical Society is launching an effort to document the Flood of 1913 — which is known as the greatest natural disaster in Ohio history, according to Ohio History Central, a project of the Ohio Historical Society.
Evelyn L. Shaw, 82, of Lima, died Sunday, January 13, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 9, 1930 in Delphos, the daughter of the late Naomi Mamie (Stettler) amd Robert Van Furry. On Sept. 2, 1951 she married Bill F. Shaw who died Jan. 22, 1996.
Arrangements are being completed at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
Ruth C. Burk, 74, of Cridersville, died Sunday morning, January 13, 2013, at her residence. She was born March 22, 1938, in Earle, Ariz., the daughter of Nellie (Andrews) and Clyde Clayton, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 26, 1956, she married Donald E. Burk, and he survives.
For two Wapakoneta Elementary School students, they spent part of their holiday break practicing math problems — and they were excited about doing them because a new Christmas present made it fun.
Sisters Audrey and Hanna Sparks used their iPads over the holidays to hone their skills in mathematics. They also can use them for language arts and history as well as other subjects.
ST. MARYS — A member of Auglaize County Junior Fair royalty now has a new crown to add to her collection.
University of Dayton freshman Sarah Wilker took home the title of Ohio Fairs Queen for 2013 following a competition during the first week of January in Columbus. Wilker qualified for the event when she was named the 2012 Auglaize County Junior Fair queen in July.
For the typical person turning 21, their birthday is a day of celebration as they enter the next phase of adulthood.
For Botkins native Rachel Doseck, she had to celebrate her 21st birthday on Sunday in the Intensive Care Unit at the Cleveland Clinic on the hospital’s transplant list.
Eighth-graders at Wapakoneta High School are working together to make a change in how students 8,000 miles away are learning.
“We’re trying to raise money to make a school,” Kacey Gerlach said.
She and a friend, Lacey Hayes, said they were touched by seeing all the pictures of young children in Africa who need their help.
The girls, who are helping to advertise for a drive to raise money to build a school in Africa, said they want to bring in as much money as possible.
BUCKLAND — A new tax will soon be coming to Buckland residents. And village leaders would like to have another tax generating income.
Buckland Village Council members approved Thursday the first reading of an ordinance establishing a 1 percent income tax to residents.
Betty Vernell Shepperd Keim, 86, of Bellefontaine, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 10, 2013, at Logan Acres Care Center, in Bellefontaine.
Betty was born on April 18, 1926, in Gas City, Ind., the daughter of the late Nellie Hewitt and Cloyd “Happy” Clark. On Sept. 18, 1945, she married Keith A. Keim, in Gas City, and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Shepperd, and brother-in-law, Glenn Keim.
A sixth-grade Wapakoneta City Schools student confessed to writing a note on a school desk Thursday which led to the evacuation of Wapakoneta Middle School.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said through an officer’s investigation a student of interest was identified and interviewed. During the interview, an 11-year-old girl confessed to leaving the note.
School officials have confirmed the girl did not have access to a bomb or materials to make one. The case has been forwarded to prosecutors with the Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.