April 12th, 2013
Grace Irene Zimpfer, 86, of Jackson Center, went to be with Our Lord in Heaven at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, peacefully at her home.
Her family surrounded her for many weeks prior to her passing and had many special moments with her and those special talks will remain with her husband, daughters, grandchildren, and special friends forever.
Grace was born Nov. 5, 1926, to the late Ella Davis and Herbert Regula. At 5 years of age she lost her father and Ella later married John Davis Sr. on April 22, 1953.
Grace I. Zimpfer, 86, of Jackson Center, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center.
Roy A. â€śDocâ€ť Kohler, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born April 10, 1929, in Wapakoneta, the son of Violet (Crouch) and Lawrence Kohler, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 2, 1955, he married Dorothy C. Ream, and she died July 12, 1988.
Helen M. Jauert, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta.
She was born on March 22, 1922, in Spencerville, to Leona (Mack) and Alfred Sutton, who preceded her in death.
She was married to Elmer Jauert for 57 years.
She is survived by two children, Doug (Myra) Jauert, of Columbus, and Joerdis (Eric) Fisher, of Lima; three grandchildren Kurt Jauert, Scott Fisher and Nicholas Jauert; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Ian Fisher.
Wapakoneta City Schools were delayed two hours this morning after a large percentage of the district’s buses had their tires punctured.
Fifteen buses were able to continue their regular routes on a normal 2-hour delay schedule, while parents of students on other buses were asked to bring their children to school if possible in the morning. All buses were expected to return to their normal routes by the afternoon. Children who did not have a way to school were to be excused.
Wapakoneta City School Board of Education meetings are going electronic.
Still a work in progress, school board members tried out the new software system during Turesday’s meeting.
“It’s a work in progress,” Wapakoneta City Schools Board President Eric McKinniss said as he led the first meeting testing out the new system. “We are still learning the program. There are a lot of advantages.”
McKinniss said those advantages include saving money by using less paper and being able to communicate better with the public.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members confirmed rumors Wed-nesday that had been circulating for nearly a month by hiring Doug Foley as the school’s varsity football coach.
“I am excited to get started,” Foley said of his hiring after Wednesday’s school board meeting.
Foley was just one of several dozen applicants for the position, but the field narrowed quickly as many suitors were also looking for a full-time teaching position.
Included among the applicants was a former
More than 70 years after President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act, a Democratic Congressman from Ohio is pushing to raise people’s standard of living by introducing the Fair Minimum Wage Act.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is a co-sponsor on proposed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour in three steps and provide the first minimum wage increase to tipped employees in more than 20 years.
The Wapakoneta Daily News received several inquiries about a possible water line break at the intersection of East Auglaize and Brighthorn streets early Wednesday. The situation turned out to be general maintenance as a 3/4-inch line to a home was being replaced at about 9:30 a.m. Wapakoneta Public Works Department crews then worked on lines near the intersection of East Auglaize and Water streets. This is part of the $2.3 million East Auglaize Street reconstruction project.
The Allen County Regional Bomb Squad safely removed a hand grenade from an alley in Wapakoneta Tuesday evening and detonated the explosive device at the Wapakoneta Police Department shooting range near the city composting facility on Wapak-Cridersville Road.
Carol Bogart, 408 Court St., was cleaning yard debris from under an evergreen tree along an east-west alley between Logan and Court streets in the 300 block of West Benton Street when she discovered what appeared to be a hand grenade under the tree.