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March 12th, 2013

Fair to start with a ‘bang’

March 12, 2013

No easing into this year’s Auglaize County Fair schedule, the Auglaize County Agricultural Society, or Fair Board, secretary says, the entertainment and livestock shows should start “with a bang” on Sunday and should continue with an exciting schedule the entire week “without easing up.”

John Sudman, 61

March 12, 2013

John L. Sudman 61, of Wapakoneta died at 5:01 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Michael McClintock, 60

March 12, 2013

Michael L. McClintock, 60, of Fryburg, died Tuesday evening, March 5, 2013, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Virgil Beam, 76

March 12, 2013

Virgil E. Beam, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:13 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2103, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Mildred Steele, 86

March 12, 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 “Bud” Gannon, and he died Sept. 9, 1961.

Irene Lunz, 90

March 12, 2013

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 Helmlinger, 91

March 12, 2013

Homer W. “Pete” 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.

March 11th

Solomon provides update on Fryburg man's death

March 11, 2013

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.

Moon City Preview provides chance to sharpen skills

March 11, 2013

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.

Shake winter doldrums with Winterfest

March 11, 2013

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.

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