March 13th, 2013
Pope Francis hails from Argentina.
Rose M. Coil, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Jane Ann Hudnall, 50, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Cedar Grove, went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 11, 2013, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
Surviving are her mother, Phyllis Hudnall, of Wapakoneta; a sister and brother-in-law, Rose and Mike Werling, of Wapakoneta; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Timothy and Renda Hudnall, of Ronda, and John Hudnall and his companion Kathy Davis, of Beckley; and several nieces and nephews.
Jane was preceded in death by her father, Robert Hudnall.
She was a member and Sunday school teacher at the Chelyan Church of the Nazarene.
After a successful finish to the 2012 shooting season, local Glenn Zimmerman is preparing for the Junior Olympics in Pistol Shooing in April.
The Junior Olympics competition are held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Zimmerman finished off his shooting season at Ohio State, at the OSU Junior Olympic qualifying match on December 22.
Zimmerman placed first in the .22 caliber sport pistol competition.
MINSTER — After participants in the Grand Health Challenge learned about healthy food choices last month at Pantry Pride, they went on location again this month to learn about healthy fitness choices.
On Tuesday, people visited the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, Auglaize-Mercer YMCA North, in Celina, and Auglaize-Mercer YMCA South, in Minster, and participated in tours of the facilities, including the weight room, cardio room, aerobic track and the pool area, along with a YMCA employee explaining each portion of the tour in depth.
The Auglaize County health commissioner’s contract was renewed for another two years during Tuesday’s meeting of the Auglaize County Health Board.
“It’s virtually the same contract I have had for 10 to 12 years,” Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said after the meeting.
Health Board members approved the renewal after an executive session Tuesday morning.
The contract, for an approximate $85,425 annual salary, has no changes, Parsons said.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members decided to refinance several school bonds to save district taxpayers thousands of dollars and take advantage of current lending rates.
Board members decided during Monday’s meeting to begin the process to refinance several bonds from 2006 based upon the recommendation of the board’s Finance Committee, which met at 6 p.m. just prior to the board meeting. Preliminary figures are showing the district could save as much as $268,000 by taking advantage of current rates.
Michael L. McClintock, 60, of Wapakoneta, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 2, 1952, the son of Doris A. (Walls) and Donald E. McClintock, who preceded him in death.
Helen Elsass, 91, formerly of Kettering, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013.
Helen was born Oct. 28, 1921, in Auglaize County, to the late Sophia (Pulfer) and Philip Helmlinger.
She is survived by a daughter, Kay Breece, of London; a son, Merle Elsass, of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Megan Breece and Greg Breece, Erin Elsass and Ashley Elsass, and Josh Elsass and Caitlin Elsass; three great-grandchildren, Hudson, Holden and Jackson; and a brother, Harold Helmlinger.
Virgil E. Beam, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:13 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 5, 1937, in Belmore, the son of Doris (Newell) and Fred W. & Beam, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 22, 1960, he married Joyce B. Fortman, and she survives.