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November 18th, 2012

Queen of England honors former Wapak resident

November 18, 2012

Earlier this year, a Wapakoneta High School graduate and one of the earliest members of the school’s Alumni Hall of Fame earned one of the highest honors bestowed by the Queen of England to the new resident of New Zealand.

Susan (Smith) Stevens, who graduated from Wapakoneta High School in 1980 and was elected to the Wapakoneta High School Alumni Hall of Fame in 2010, earned the Queens Service Medal for her volunteer work in the country since 1999.

Fire departments gear up for holiday program

November 18, 2012

Area fire departments are coming together for an annual program that aims to bring Christmas cheer to every family in the Wapakoneta area.

The 30th annual Christmas Cheer Program will be taking place in Wapakoneta, and is hosted by the Wapakoneta, Uniopolis, St. Johns and Buckland fire departments.

“The Christmas Cheer Program continues to be a program to collect toys and food items to provide at least enough food for a meal and gifts for Christmas,” Christmas Cheer Program Chair and Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said.

Burglary at Clark gasoline, convenience store

November 18, 2012

Approximately 20 cartons of cigarettes were stolen early Friday morning from the Clark gasoline station on Apollo Drive.

Wapakoneta Police Department officers responded to an alarm at the gasoline station and convenience store at 2:13 a.m. Friday at the Clark gasoline station, known as H&F Food Mart.

Wapak Redskins on All-District team

November 18, 2012

DIVISION II First Team

November 16th

Dorothy Berg, 86

November 16, 2012

Dorothy Berg, 86, of Naples, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.
Arrangements are being handled by All Cremation Options in Naples, Fla.

Ruth Walther, 94

November 16, 2012

Ruth L. Walther, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at her residence.
She was born May 15, 1918, in Duchouquet Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Edith (Mosler) and Isidor Schneider, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 14, 1941, she married F. Dean Walther, and he died Feb. 13, 1995.

Billy Bush, 87

November 16, 2012

Billy E. Bush, 87, of rural New Knoxville, died aat 1:12 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born June 22, 1925, in Lima, the son of Charlotte (Rosell) and Everett Bush, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 22, 1944, he married Rose Mary Siegel, and she died March 19, 2004.
Surviving are two sons, Richard (Chris) Bush, of Lima, and Thomas Bush, of Stacy, Minn.; a daughter, Susan (James) Manbeck, of New Bremen; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Fiscal cliff dangers

November 16, 2012

Congress and newly re-elected President Barack Obama must place a priority on finding common ground to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the Republican U.S. senator from Ohio says, and just as important is to build the framework for the future to deal with the nation’s underlying budget problems.

His Democratic counter-part agrees with Portman that this is the time Congress needs to find common ground to develop a budget in an effort to deal with United States’ fiscal crisis and to stimulate the economy.

Airport budget up slightly

November 16, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — Neil Armstrong Airport Manager Sean Stroh met with the Auglaize County commissioners Thursday to discuss airport activities over the last several months and present a preliminary budget for 2013.

Royalty, ice skater, athlete to sign at Children's Hometown Holiday

November 16, 2012

Local royalty, a figure skater and a professional baseball player are to be available for a meet-and-greet and autograph signing session during the Children’s Hometown Holiday in Wapakoneta scheduled for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Dec. 1, six queens and a Double AA professional baseball player will be available to meet the public and sign autographs of pictures, baseball cards and other memorabilia. From noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 1, a local figure skater will join the other seven.

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