September 24th, 2012
More than 150 volunteers of all ages spent most of Saturday working on 35 homes throughout the area helping neighbors during the third annual Servants Day.
Groups helped people in Wapakoneta, Waynesfield, Uniopolis and St. Johns with household chores and upkeep. They did painting, window replacement and even built a couple of handicap-accessible ramps.
A Wapakoneta High School eighth-grader along with his father and sister helped Kim Zook, of Summerplace Drive, with gardening and painting her roof as well as painting a storage building.
Two new vendors should bring new flavors to the 11th annual Wapakoneta Wing Fest on Saturday at the American Legion grounds.
And while wings will start to be served at the same time — noon — people can come at 10 a.m. to listen to Vince Koza and his Saturday morning sports radio show on 93.1 The Fan as he hits the airwaves remotely from the American Legion Post 330.
While one of the organizers is excited about the new additions, he says he receives the greatest satisfaction from the event helping others.
Eight years ago, Harvest Baptist Church started its Upward Flag Football program as an outreach program to reach youth in the area with the message of Christ. The program is getting the message spread as it has grown exponentially throughout the years.
“We started out with about 80 kids,” Scott Miller, coordinator for the program and a coach of one of its teams. “We now have about 130 kids, 80 players and 50 cheerleaders.”
A Wapakoneta Redskins senior quarterback-receiver duo answered with a crushing blow of their own each time the Defiance Bulldogs delivered a shot Saturday at Harmon Field .
Wapakoneta senior quarterback Kyle Gibson connected with senior wideout Johnny Crawford on two long touchdowns — one of 60 yards and the second for 35 yards — with each score reclaiming the lead the Redskins surrendered to Defiance.
LaKhrista M Rigdon, 27, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in American Falls, Idaho, from a car accident.
She was born July 16, 1985, in Lima.
Surviving are her mother, Teresa L Poindexter; her father, Mark E Rigdon; three sisters, Latisha M. (Brian) Schroeder, LaNeea M. (Michael) Segovia, and LaManda M. (Desaeth) Hernandez; and two half-sisters, Katrina Rigdon and Brianna Rigdon; 3 children, Haley M. Merritt, Natalie M. Merritt, and Kaden J Nebeker; a great-grandmother, Ruth Kortier; nine nieces and nephews; and lots of cousins, aunts and uncles.
Dorothy Vaubel Braunwart, 90, of Othello, Wash., passed away Sept. 18, 2012, of natural causes.
She was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Wapakoneta, the second of four children born to Elsie and Herman Vaubel. On May 31, 1944, in Wapakoneta, she married Robert Braunwart.
Surviving are three sons, Kurt, of Othello, Wash., Eric, of Vancouver, Wash., and Tod, of Vancouver; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Bob Byrne, of Shaker Heights; a sister-in-law, Claire Vaubel, of Ada; and many nieces and nephews in Ohio.
Marilyn S. Baxter, 52 of Waynesfield, died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Care System.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Irene Peters, 89, of Wapakoneta. died 11:46 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.
She was born Feb. 10, 1923 in New York City, to Rosa and George Baka, who preceded her in death. On May 29, 1954, she married John Peters, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, John R. Peters, of Lima, and Larry G. (Jean) Peters, of Wapakoneta; two daughters, Linda (Kenneth) Cartwright, of Columbus Grove, and Bonnie (Eugene) Rosenbeck, of Wapakoneta; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A mild winter last season, both locally and across the state, resulted in a 27 percent drop in salt bids for the county this week.
“Salt bids came in at the lowest price since 2007,” Auglaize County Engineer’s Office Chief Deputy Engineer Gary Kuck told the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Bids in 2007 were $47 per ton of salt. For 2012-13, the lowest bid came in at $49.68 per ton.
“The last four years, they have been within $1, between $67.84 and $68.55,” Kuck said.
In an effort to save Ohio jobs and to protect Ohio consumers, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown supports proposed legislation which would require companies to notify consumers their calls are being transferred abroad.