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April 2nd, 2013

K-9 deputy earns honor

April 2, 2013

A deputy with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office has been recognized as the top law enforcement officer in the district by a district service organization.

K-9 Deputy Mike Peterson, who has been with the Sheriff’s Office full-time for 17 years was named “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” for 2012-2013 for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) District 2. He has served as K-9 officer for the Sheriff’s Office since 2006.

Peterson said the award was humbling.

Cancer support group forms in county

April 2, 2013

County residents who have been touched by cancer now have a local support group to which they can turn.

The Cancer Association of Auglaize County is forming a cancer support group with the mission of being a resource for survivors, those battling the disease and family and relatives of people with cancer to come together.

April 1st

Hunting for eggs

April 1, 2013

ST. JOHNS — Twenty lucky kids spent the afternoon picking up Easter eggs at St. Johns United Methodist Church.

With only 20 children showing up to scamper around the grounds to pick up 1,000 eggs, the numbers divided out for each children collecting many eggs,  looking for extra bags, baskets, or whatever else they could find to fit them all in when their initial container quickly filled.

Grant programs crowd agenda

April 1, 2013

While Wapakoneta City Council members are preparing to hear the second reading of an ordinance applying for $500,000 for a third round of federal grant money for Safe Routes to Schools, councilors will hear the first reading of an ordinance to proceed with plans for the second round of Safe Routes to Schools funds.

‘No Roof’ to be left behind

April 1, 2013

Frost Roofing Inc. in Wapakoneta will give a completely new roof to a lucky winner.

Frost Roofing Inc. owners J.J. and Sarah Smithey recently announced they will participate in the No Roof Left Behind program, in which a homeowner will be selected to have their roof done for free.

“We had been searching for a way to give back to the community,” Sarah Smithey said. “This way, we didn’t have to reinvent the wheel.”

Sue Fox, 72

April 1, 2013

Sue Fox, 72, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:51 a.m. Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Candace Newland, 41

April 1, 2013

Candace M. Newland, 41, of Waynesfield, died at 5:10 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Jack Tidd, 74

April 1, 2013

Jack Tidd, 74, of Montra, died at 8:08 p.m., Sunday, March 31, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Marcedis Miller, 82

April 1, 2013

Marcedis Miller, 82, formerly of Celina, died at 8:20 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born Oct. 8, 1930, in Auglaize County, to Russell and Mabel (Parke) Young.

Karl Ruck, 79

April 1, 2013

Karl E. Ruck, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:05 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.
He was born Nov. 25, 1933, in Lakeview, the son of Helen H. (Gross) and Alfred Karl Ruck, who preceded him in death. On June 14, 1958, he married Lois Schwer Ridenour, and she died June 10, 2008. Then on Oct. 24, 2009, he married Lila K. Hartman, and she survives.

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