April 5th, 2013
BOTKINS — On March 26, the village of Botkins officially hired its third treasurer in the past year.
Tammy Ganger, of rural Houston, was officially hired as village fiscal officer.
“I am grateful for this opportunity,” Ganger said of her new position.
Robert U. â€śBobâ€ť Preston, 83, of rural Alger, died at 4:21 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health Systems, due to complications following open- heart surgery.
He was born Jan. 20, 1930, in the home he lives in today, the son of Merle E. (Crowe) and William M. Preston, who preceded him in death. On July 15, 1951, he married Mary K. Clark, and she survives.
Donald J. â€śDonâ€ť Lindeman, 77, of Delphos, died at 2:35 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.
Don was born Dec. 4, 1935, in Lima, to Bertha (Pohlman) and Joseph E. Lindeman. On June 8, 1955, he married Lorene Hoehn, and she survives in Delphos.
Garry Cummins, 67, of Harrod, died at 12:24 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, in a truck accident.
He was born Oct. 25, 1945, in Bellefontaine, to the late Ida Ruth (Davis) Carl David Cummins. On Oct. 11, 1985, he married Kathryn Kay Harshbarger, who survives.
Jim A. Herbst, 46, of Portland, Tenn., formerly of Wapakoneta, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 23, 1967, in Lima, the son of Joan (Wilson) and Jimmy Herbst. Joan and Jim Maitlen survive in Ohio and Jimmy and Nancy Herbst survive in Tennessee.
An area student — who has a passion for English and writing — was selected as the county representative for an annual award, and she nominated an inspirational teacher who introduced her to this passion.
Lydia Felty, a senior at New Knoxville High School, was chosen from among six county students to represent Auglaize County for state recognition for the Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Achievement Award.
BOTKINS — Botkins Local Schools Board of Education members selected Charles Construction Services Inc. as its construction manager during Tuesday’s special board meeting.
Charles Construction Services, of Findlay, submitted the lowest bid to complete construction of the new school building approved by voters in November. Groundbreaking for the new school is April 14.
ST. HENRY — The Wapakoneta boys and girls track teams defeated St. Henry Tuesday evening in a track dual event.
The boys and girls both scored 75 team points to pick up the win.
While Wapakoneta only won 15 of the 34 events, they picked up enough second and third place finishes to seal the victory for both squads.
The entire city of Wapakoneta is scheduled to be without power on Sunday for two hours.
Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said American Electric Power (AEP) officials have informed the city they need to shut down the electric grid to make improvements on their system.
A Wapakoneta resident is representing North America, as he was selected as the recipient of a prestigious award from Ford Motor Company.
Ryan Kelly was named “Health and Safety Professional of the Year” for North America.
“It’s a huge honor to even be considered and being selected is very rewarding,” Kelly said.
The world headquarters of Ford Motor Co., in Dearborn, Mich., recently announced the 2012 President’s Health and Safety Awards. These awards honor outstanding achievements at Ford plants worldwide.