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March 22nd, 2013

Mary Jo Duckro, 84

March 22, 2013

Mary Jo Duckro, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Long & Folk Chapel in Wapakoneta.

Loris Henry, 79

March 22, 2013

Loris Lee Henry, 79, of Belle Center, passed away Thursday morning, March 21, 2013 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born June 6, 1933, in Auglaize County, to the late Mary (Helmlinger) and Robert Prieser. Loris married Edison R. Henry on April 4, 1953 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and he survives in Belle Center.

Opal Hunter, 79

March 22, 2013

Opal Hunter, 79, 404 E. South St., Botkins, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at her residence.
She was born July 28, 1933, in War Branch, Ky., the daughter of Alice (Caldwell) and McKinley Napier, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 17, 1951, she married Chester Hunter, who died July 17, 1996.

Evon Schlenker, 93

March 22, 2013

Evon E. Schlenker, 93, a lifelong Wapakoneta resident, died Tuesday evening, March 19, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Freda (Hengstler) and Albert Knatz. On Aug. 5, 1939, she married John H. Schlenker, and he preceded her in death on May 15, 2002.

March 21st

Brown pushes tax bill

March 21, 2013

With less than a month until the April 15 tax filing deadline, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown introduced legislation to provide grants for volunteer assistance sites and to make the funding more permanent.

Stone and concrete prices stay stable

March 21, 2013

Concrete and aggregate prices for 2013 remain relatively the same as last year, while the income paying for them continues to drop.

Bids for concrete came in at $85, the same as last year, from low bidder Spring Creek Concrete, of Minster.

Other bids were $87.45 from Quality Ready Mix, of St. Marys; $98.25 from Ernst Concrete, of Lima; and $101.50 from Ohio Ready Mix, of Huntsville.

“Concrete came in at basically the same price as last year,” Auglaize County Engineer’s Office Chief Deputy Gary Kuck said.

W’field reviews natural gas plan

March 21, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — A total of 35 people showed up at a public meeting at Waynesfield-Goshen High School Wednesday to discuss bringing natural gas to the village of Waynesfield and the possible neighborhood revitalizations throughout the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.

Craig Mescher, a representative from Fanning-Howey & Associates, facilitated the meeting, which elicited far fewer questions than a similar meeting held Feb. 20.

March 20th

Betty Winegardner, 84

March 20, 2013

Betty E. Winegardner, 84, of Waynesfield, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Gardens at Wapakoneta.
She was born Jan. 22, 1929, in Lima, to Rowena (Barnes) and Robert Wolfe. On May 29, 1948, she married Russell Winegardner, and he preceded her in death Oct. 30, 2007.

Howard Wheeler, 90

March 20, 2013

Howard C. Wheeler, 90, of Norwalk, died Friday, March 15, 2013, in the Stein Hospice Care Center.
He was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Auglaize County, to the late Hazel Mae (Reed) and Raymond Franklin Wheeler and came to this area in 1950.

Redskin softball prepares for Florida

March 20, 2013

 

The Spring Sports season for the girls softball team begins a little sooner than normal this year.

The girls open against Sidney on April 2 as their first game in the area, but this team will be traveling to Florida for some practice and some games against some of the nation’s best teams.

The girls are headed to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where they will play school from Pennsylvania, Florida and Kentucky.

 

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