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Anna Mary Ritter, 94

December 19, 2012

Anna Mary Ritter, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born March 25, 1918, in Spencerville, to Gertrude (Kantner) and Otto John Frey, who preceded her in death. On July 30, 1964, she married Frederick Ritter, who died April 25, 2007.
Surviving are two nieces, Sally Shelley, of Pandora, and Sandra (Jim) Ridings, of Staunton, Va.; a nephew, John (Ruth) Frey, of Lima; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, John Frey.

William Selover, 84

December 19, 2012

William F. Selover, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born Sept. 15, 1928, the son of Clara (Walter) and Franklin Selover. On Dec. 23, 1951, he married Vera Eunice O’Dell, and she preceded him in death Nov. 15, 1999.
Surviving are a son, Gregory William Selover, of Wapakoneta; two daughters, Karen Marie (Joseph) Wineinger, of North Carolina, and Sherry Regina Selover, of Alabama; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one on the way; and a sister, Opal Mills, of Cridersville.

December 18th

Merry Christmas!

December 18, 2012

Merry Christmas! From Harrod Insurance Services, now in our new additional location, 1301 Bellefontaine St. (in front of Walmart). Call us at 419-738-7777.

A place to remember

December 18, 2012

After a Wapakoneta resident talked with his granddaughter about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, he decided to replace some of his Christmas display this season with a memorial to the 20 children and six adults who perished at the school.

Larry Shaffer, a retired pastor, placed a cross with a white bow, an angel blowing a horn and a harp, all in white lights, in his front yard as a memorial. He said his 6-year-old granddaughter, Ella, wanted a way to show the families she was sorry for what had happened to the children Friday in the deadly shooting incident.

City clerk retires

December 18, 2012

In the fall of 1982, Carlene Koch answered a help wanted advertisement in the Wapakoneta Daily News to serve as clerk for Wapakoneta City Council.

On Monday during the last regular scheduled meeting of 2012, she bid farewell after more than 30 years serving in the position.

“I am going to miss the council members,” Koch said before breaking into a small chuckle, “but I don’t think I am going to miss the two meetings a month to keep the minutes.”

WCS to address our school safety

December 18, 2012

The Wapakoneta City Schools is extremely saddened about the events in Connecticut and our thoughts and prayers go out the the communities, school and families impacted by this tragedy. The Wapakoneta City Schools will be hosting a School Safety discussion open to the parents and the community on Wednesday evening at 6 pm in the Performing Arts Center. School and law enforcement officials will be in attendance. The purpose of this meeting is to explain what precautions we currently have in place, to answer questions if possible and perhaps hear any ideas for improved security provisions.

December 17th

Awesome Accomplishments!

December 17, 2012

Visit catholicscomehome.org, come to Christmas Mass or call (419) 738-2115 to discover the awesome things Jesus accomplishes in the Catholic Church!

Anna Ritter, 94

December 17, 2012

Anna Mary Ritter 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

William Selover, 84

December 17, 2012

William F. Selover, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.

Richard Hormann, 86

December 17, 2012

Richard D. “Babe” Hormann, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born June 23, 1926, in Wapakoneta, the son of Anna (Zink) and Henry Hormann, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 17, 1951, he married Jean Ann Mougey, and she survives.

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