June 28th, 2012
One 29-year member of Wapakoneta City Schools administrative staff parted ways with the district and two others announced plans to retire this week.
Wapakoneta Middle School Principal Ray Payne was recognized for 29 years of service by Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members during a regular monthly meeting Tuesday.
“You have been compassionate about kids and passionate about school improvement,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members decided to move in a different direction with rentals of the Performing Arts Center (PAC).
Board members voted during Tuesday’s meeting to establish reimbursement rates for workers at events held at the PAC. The rates would be charged on an as-needed basis with $125 going toward each a site coordinator and lights and sound person and $50 for a student assistant. Additional fees could be charged for utilities and janitorial services as needed.
TSC is expanding their service to its telephone customers.
Starting Monday, TSC is expanding the places and telephone exchanges that customers can call — most likely reducing customers long-distance fees.
Local youth can take advantage to learn about acting and to practice what they have learned at a local drama camp.
The Riverside Art Center is hosting its second-ever Drama Camp at St. Paul United Church of Christ, in Wapakoneta, this week.
“In a weeks time, they get the basics,” Riverside Art Center Vice President Maggie Bowsher said. “They all kind of amaze me.”
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, of St. Marys, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
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 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 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.Â She grew up in Wapakoneta. Susan attended The Ohio State UniversityÂ where she met David.Â Together they had four children and resided in Toledo for the last 40 years.
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.