April 9th, 2012
Eugene E. Kettler, 81, of Kettlersville, died at 1:12 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the Fairhaven Home in Sidney.
He was born Feb. 19, 1931, near Kettlersville, the son of Ruth (Egbert) and Homer Kettler. On March 10, 1951, he married Ethel Mae Howell, who died on Oct. 11, 2008.
Surviving are two sons; Steven Kettler, of Botkins, and David Kettler, of Kettlersville; and two daughters, Sharon Lenhart, of Jackson Center, and Marianne Snider, of Botkins.
Virginia M. â€˜Ginnyâ€™ Krites, 80, of Cridersville, died at 8:47 a. m. Saturday, April 7, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Lima, to Leademia (Spyker) and Charles F. Stevenson. On March 11, 1951, she married Robert C. Krites, and he survives in Cridersville.
Ned E. Keiber, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Wapakoneta, the son of Hazel (Wellington) and Earl W. Keiber, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 9, 1957, he married Margaret June Peak, and she survives.
Carl P. Rosengarten, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Wapa-koneta Manor.
He was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Sidney, the son of Francis (Lump) and Julius Rosengarten, who preceded him in death. On March 11, 1955, he married Mary E. Bellamy, who died Jan. 11, 2006.
CRIDERSVILLE — An area councilor gave insight on an idea that went over well with the rest of his colleagues.
Cridersville Village Council members recently discussed an idea that should allow them to keep a closer tab on expenditures in the village.
Councilor Tony Zuppardo recommended department directors for the village, including those overseeing the fire, police and water departments, should give a monthly report on what kind of call load there was for that month, how many hours of overtime were worked and why it was needed.
CELINA — Members of a local lake group received an update on a new campaign aimed at tackling external loading issues at Grand Lake St. Marys.
Grand Lake/Wabash Watershed Alliance Coordinator Laura Walker unveiled the Grand Again campaign that is being kicked off in the region during Saturday’s monthly Lake Improvement Association meeting. The campaign, which features a handful of topics, is directed at reducing the external loading — or non-point source pollution — that reaches Grand Lake St. Marys.
A local high school student has a passion for playing football.
And one day he wants to take his passion to a whole new level and coach his favorite sport.
“Football is what I’m really passionate about,” Wapakoneta High School junior Nathaniel Bracy said. “Even when I’m done playing, I still want to be involved with it.”
Bracy hopes to play football in college, while working toward a degree in education.
“I would like to become a football coach,” Bracy said of future plans.
The Wapakoneta Redskins’ much-needed break started a couple innings early.
After playing 10 full games and one rain-halted game in the first 13 days of the season, the Redskins deserved it.
Wapak easily dispatched the Kenton Wildcats with a 16-0 five-inning run-rule win in a Western Buckeye League varsity baseball game Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.
“Truly this man was God’s son.”
These words were spoken to Jesus right after he took his last breath on the cross.
At the last installment of the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association Lenten Luncheons, the Rev. Ward Lewis, of the Church of the Nazarene, dug deeper into these words.
“I believe that is why you are all here because you believe he surely was the son of God,” Lewis said at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wapakoneta on Friday afternoon.
Twelve years ago, a local resident who did not have any symptoms learned she was diagnosed with cancer.
Sixty-nine-year-old Dianna Johnson spent her career working as a nurse, so she often had labor intensive tasks, such as lifting people in and out of their beds.
“I had hurt my back lifting my dad,” the 1960 Wapakoneta High School graduate said. “I’m a nurse, so I have lifted patients for close to 50 years.”