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June 26th, 2012

Margene Graessle, 96

June 26, 2012

Margene E. Graessle, 96, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Walter Vogel, 75

June 26, 2012

Walter Vogel, 75, of St. Marys, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Paul White, 56

June 26, 2012

Paul L. White, 56, of Lima, died at 2:56 a.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Lost Creek Care Center.
He was born Oct. 18, 1955, in Lima, to Raymond Arbutus Ann (Elam) and Paul White.
Also surviving are a son, Joshua David White, of Austin, Texas; and three daughters, Christina Anderson, of Great Rapids, Mich., Wendy Burlingham, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Jenni L. White of Lima.
He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond James White.
Private family services will be held. No public visiting hours are planned.

Eileen Burris, 92

June 26, 2012

Eileen M. Burris, 92, formerly of 1706 Winston Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:35 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Dec, 12, 1919, in Auglaize County, to Alma (Zink) and Cloice Naylor. On Nov. 11, 1938, she married James F. Nester, who died July 6, 1968. She then married Doug Burris on May 15, 1969, and he died Dec. 24, 2006.

Susan Eriksen, 72

June 26, 2012

Susan Jane Eriksen, wife of David Eriksen, daughter of Anne and Clarence Cornell, died suddenly and painlessly of cardiac arrest Thursday evening, June 21, 2012, in her home.
Susan was born Jan. 21, 1940. She grew up in Wapakoneta. Susan attended The Ohio State University where she met David. Together they had four children and resided in Toledo for the last 40 years.

Acres bed bids: Bids high for sale of Acres bed rights

June 26, 2012

Bids for the sale of beds from Auglaize Acres could bring in $720,000, if approved by the state.

“We were pleasantly surprised that they came in that high,” Auglaize Acres Administrator Connie Pierce said.

She noted county officials were surprised by the interest shown with bids from four different companies. She expected half that number.

But before the Acres can count on the sale of rights to the beds, the state must certify the high bidder’s certificate of need and go through an appeals process, which could take nearly two years.

Field fires forecasted

June 26, 2012

Hot, dry weather with little rain is forcing officials with area fire departments to be on the lookout for field fires.

Members of the St. Johns Fire Department responded along with the Botkins Fire Department to a field fire that burned approximately 15 acres of wheat stubble Saturday afternoon on Hardin Pike. The fire started when the wind blew flames and caused the dry wheat stubble to catch fire.

However, St. Johns Fire Chief Rodney Campbell said the area has otherwise been fortunate so far.

Patriotic decor brightens up downtown

June 26, 2012

Area residents and shop owners have come together to add a decorative touch to the downtown area.

Auglaize Street in Wapakoneta has taken on more red, white and blue — to celebrate summer holidays and add a special “welcoming” theme to downtown.

Fern Hill Farmhouse shop owner Jodie Goodwin brought the idea up to the Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops group (WASS) of adding some hand crafted decorations to display downtown to make the downtown shop area look more “cutesy.”

June 25th

Mervin Quellhorst, 82

June 25, 2012

Mervin J. Quellhorst, 82, of New Bremen, died at 12:25 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born Aug. 2, 1929, in St. Marys Township, Auglaize County, the son of Aurelia (Donnerberg) and Clarence Quellhorst. On Sept. 5, 1953, he married Jeannette A. Vogel, and she survives near New Bremen.
Also surviving are his children; Jerry (Janet) Quellhorst. of Pickerington, Thomas (Becky) Quellhorst, of New Bremen, Bruce (Terri) Quellhorst, of New Bremen, and Dean (Susan) Quellhorst, of New Knoxville.

Norma Rickert, 78

June 25, 2012

Norma M. Rickert, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:11 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems following a sudden illness.
She was born Dec. 5, 1933, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Agnes (Roby) and Willard Ruck, who preceded her in death. On June 15, 1952, she married Paul E. Rickert, and he survives.

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