February 6th, 2013
Loren Olen âBudâ Gierhart, 93, of Lima, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at at 12:11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Wyngate Senior Living Community in Lima.
He was born June 2, 1919, in Union Township, Auglaize County, the son of the late Nancy Ella (Bacome) and Clarence Webster Gierhart. On Sept. 15, 1993, he married D. Jeanette Stotts Bartlett Gierhart, who died Jan. 1, 2013.
Norma Jean Boerder, 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born May 1, 1949, in Dallas, the daughter of Vondale (Bosh) and Frank J. Boerder.
Surviving are two sisters, Dolores (Steven) White, of Mount Clemens, Mich., and Loretta Bartlett, of Cridersville; two half-brothers, William (Julie) Boerder, of North Platte, Neb., and Eugene (Alice) Boerder, of Dallas; and five nieces and nephews, Dawn White, Denise White, Brett Bartlett, Bradd Bartlett and Natalee Bartlett.
Walter L. Drexler, 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born Nov. 12, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the eldest son of Marie and Anthony Drexler, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 23, 1949, he married Ellen V. Drexler, and she preceded him in death in September of 2012.
The Auglaize County commissioners hope to save at least $150,000 with the latest proposed plans for a county dog shelter.
Commissioner John Bergman said these new savings could help ensure that the building is completed and in use by the end of November.
He described a meeting Tuesday with architects from the Minster firm of Garmann-Miller & Associates as going better than anticipated as two cost-saving buildings were proposed.
“Some concepts were put together so we could get an idea of what we could save,” Bergman said.
While pouring their hearts into words and putting the words onto paper, three seniors were named top winners of an essay contest.
Wapakoneta High School seniors Ross Kohler, Nicole Brown and Joe Schneider were named third, fourth and fifth place winners in the “Laws of Life” contest at the high school.
This essay is an writing project their teacher, Linda Temple, assigned, and the object was to write about something near and dear to them, and that is exactly what Kohler did.
Union workers from Auglaize Acres, joined by family members of residents and friends, held a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening outside the Auglaize County Administration Building praying for a resolution to contract talks.
Battling a breeze to keep their candles lit, Susan Elliott, who serves on the executive board for the Auglaize Acres bargaining unit, led the group as they gathered along South Blackhoof Street.
The Wapakoneta Rotary Club, represented by Randy Fisher (left), presented the Wapakoneta YMCA with $1,000 to help kick-start its annual support campaign. Van Wright, and Josh Little, accept the donation.
Azuba B. Meffley, 87, of Lima, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Aug. 13, 1925, in Lima City Hospital, to Azuba Blogett and Smiles C. Wolfe, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 6, 1946, she married Gordon (Bud) L. Meffley, who died Dec. 17, 1980.
Bernard C. âBarneyâ McCullough, 90 Âœ , of Wapakoneta, died at 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at his residence.
He was born in Shinbone, Auglaize County, the son of Olga (Schroer) and Bernard McCullough Sr., who preceded him in death. On Oct. 7, 1944, he married Margaret A. Carlone, and she died Nov. 28, 2009.
Surviving are a daughter, Carol (Chuck) Maurer, of Seattle; a grandson, Christopher Maurer, of Seattle; and a brother, William J. (Joan) McCullough, of Florida.
He was preceded in death by 4 siblings.
Shifting a city employee from hourly to salary does not bother a city elected official, but the raise without an explanation does.
Wapakoneta City Council members heard the second reading of an ordinance Monday to amend job titles and salary ranges for city employees — primarily to shift the Wapakoneta WaterPark general manager from hourly to salary.