February 27th, 2013
FORT LORAMIE — With the extension to the 2008 Farm Bill, area farmers have decisions and options to consider, area farming specialists say.
Executive directors and staff of Farm Service Agencies (FSA) of Mercer, Auglaize and Shelby counties provided information and answered questions for farmers during a special tri-county informational meeting held Tuesday at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie.
The first steps to divest the local school district of a building on Pine Street took place Tuesday.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education agreed Tuesday to move forward and take the initial steps to place the former Board of Education building and bus garage at 3 N. Pine St. on the auction block. Board members authorized Operations Director Mike Watt to begin the process to auction the school building and property that location with a reserve price to be set.
Rosemary Klosterman, 93, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born March 22, 1919, in St. Marys, the daughter of Alice (Davis) and Isadore Roth, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 8, 1938, she married James L. Klosterman Sr., and he died March 11, 2011.
BOWLING GREEN — The goal of four Redskin seniors when the high school wrestling season started was for all of them to qualify for the coveted state wrestling tournament.
The tournament referred to as “State” by most wrestlers is a goal of many but only realized by the top 16 wrestlers in each weight class in the entire state of Ohio.
The director of Auglaize County Veterans Services knows first hand about the men and women she is serving.
Lynne Skaggs is a veteran.
So is her husband, as well as her father, her grandfather, her great-grandfather, her uncles, her brother and cousin. One of her uncles was killed in Vietnam.
Her husband Todd’s father, grandfather and brother also have served in the U.S. military and the couple is likely to have a future veteran growing up in their house.
WAYNESFIELD — An attempt to bring natural gas to the village of Waynesfield moved even closer to reality when Waynesfield Village Council members approved Monday a resolution to conduct an assessment of the properties.
Auglaize County Public District Library Director Beth Steiner will now serve as the library district’s fiscal officer and Youth Services Coordinator Karie Maurer-Enneking added the responsibilities of deputy fiscal officer on Monday.
Leonard E. Hauser 66, of Wapakoneta, died at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Mount Carmel St. Annâ€™s Hospital in Westerville.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Richard D. Kennedy, 72, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at his residence on Longboat Key, Fla.
He was born to Amelia C. (Dorsten) and Richard B. Kennedy.
He is survived by a son, Richard Scott.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Daryl Kennedy.
A celebration of life service will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Shawnee Country Club in Lima.
Lena Walker, 81 of Wapakoneta, died at 3:50 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Richland County, the daughter of the late Lucy and Thomas and Dâ€™Emilio. Her husband of 59 years, Dennis F. Walker, survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two daughters, Denise (Joseph) Fischer, of Wapakoneta, and Danette (John) Addison, of Dayton; a grandson, Aaron Walker Addison, who is stationed in Japan with the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. George Washington; and a sister, Mary Switzer.