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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.

Joan Light, 88

December 17, 2012

Joan Burke Light, 88, of Lima, died at 5:20 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born May 6, 1924, in Lima, to Mary Lucile (Nichols) and Howard E. Burke. On Oct. 1, 1948, she married Judge Robert M. Light, and he preceded her in death Jan. 4, 2001.
Surviving are a son, Jeffrey Burke (Vicki) Light, of Santa Clarita, Calif.; three daughters, Kathleen O’Hara Light, of Lima, Janie Beth Light (Scott) Hayes, of Austin, Texas, and Jodi Light (Mario) Mendivil, of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandsons; and a granddaughter.

Audrey Moore, 35

December 17, 2012

Audrey Lynne Moore, 35, of Payne, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:25 am Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center after bravely fighting a lengthy battle with cancer.
Audrey was born Feb. 16, 1977, in Paulding, the daughter of Nancy (Thompson) and Tony Burkley. Her parents survive in Payne. On Aug. 26, 2000, she married Chad Moore, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Dane (age 10); and a daughter, Mallory (age 7), both at at home; and a sister, Alison Burkley, of Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Christmas Cheer brings tears of joy

December 17, 2012

Five months ago, a group of Wapakoneta area people got together and started planning an annual event aimed at bringing cheer to local residents during the holiday season.

Two weeks ago, the same group started by dividing items into boxes and by the end of the Friday night prior to their delivery — wrapped toys and gifts stretched upward out of those boxes. The group even started dividing food stuffs.

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