October 8th, 2012
Beatrice Caroline Cummings, 95, of Cridersville, formerly of Waynesfield, Wapakoneta, and Winterhaven, Fla., died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
Services are at 5 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.
Paul Raymond Bowers, 43, of Russells Point, passed away Saturday night, Oct. 6, 2012, at his home.
He was born Jan. 31, 1969, in Jeffersonville, Ind., the son of to Mary Jane (McCubbins) and Ralph A. Bowers, who survive in Russells Point.
Edwin Eugene Springer, 65, of Wapakoneta, entered eternal life at 2:44 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at this residence. The Lord surely said, â€śWell done, good and faithful servant.â€ť
Eddie was born Jan. 10, 1947, in Celina, the son of Martha (Dennings) and Charles Springer, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 4, 1967, he married Shirley (Cook) Springer, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Warren Walter Loy, 88, of Hunstville, formerly of Botkins, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 1, 1924, in Kettlersville, the son of the late Laura (Sollman) and Walter Loy. On Sept. 21, 1947, at the Sidney First Methodist Church, he married Jeanne Ferguuson Loy, who survives.
FORT AMANDA — Two members of the Kentucky militia stand next to an open fire cooking bread on a piece of wood and eating a form of baked sweet corn.
A member of the U.S. Army — dressed in green with gold and black trim — checks his 54-caliber rifle during a short stopover at Fort Amanda.
The rain held off on a dreary day as 75 people Sunday made the trek and completed the mile-and-a-half walk at the eighth annual CROP Walk for Hunger, which started at St. Paul United Church of Christ.
The event, which had been held on Saturdays and used to begin at Miller’s Corral, was moved to Sundays a few years ago in an effort to attract more participants. Event volunteer Darrel Acker said the move has seemed to pay off. The event has always been held in the fall season.
BUCKLAND — The Buckland Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary held a quarter auction to raise money for the department’s auxiliary fund Saturday.
Overall, approximately 25 donated items and 100 items overall were auctioned off to approximately 125 people in attendance. Of the 125 or so bidders, mostly women, even a few men got into the mix.
ST. MARYS — It may have been pouring down rain and hovering just around 45 degrees Friday night, but it didn’t seem to bother the Redskins.
In unison, the Wapakoneta High School team ran and slid through the water and mud on the surface of Skip Baughman field following a 14-0 win over the St. Marys Roughriders.
Wapakoneta varsity football coach Doug Frye said the conditions were tough, but he was proud of how his team handled the adversity.
RIDGEWAY — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers weren’t for sure what to expect out of their key NWCC matchup with Ridgemont going into Friday’s game.
However, it appeared the Golden Gophers were totally oblivious. The Tigers ran roughshod over their opponent to secure a 53-0 win and take over sole possession of the NWCC lead.
Laura A. Clymer, 92, of Lima, formerly of Colorado, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 18, 1919 in Arcadia, the daughter of the late Ethel (Kring) and Frank Ebersole. On Sept. 19, 1946, she married Norman L. Clymer, who died June 8, 2000.