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April 11th, 2012

Eva DeLong, 88

April 11, 2012

Eva I. DeLong, 88, of Wapakoneta died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Oct. 15, 1923, near Cridersville to Norma Fox and Russell Williams. On July 27, 1946, she married Clarence F. ‘Winnie” DeLong, and he preceded her in death April 17, 1995.
Surviving are a son, Dennis (Jean) DeLong, of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, Doug (Kelli) DeLong, David (Ashley) DeLong and Michele (Rob) Seidel; and three great-grandsons, David Thomas, Grant Matthew and Ethan Alexander Seidel.

John Smith, 83

April 11, 2012

John J. Smith, 83, of Battle Creek, Mich., passed away peacefully Sunday. April 8, 2012, at his home.
He was born Oct. 13, 1928, in Waynesfield, the son of Nellie and John Smith. On Oct. 20, 1951, he married Bernadette “Bonnie” Christen, who preceded him in death in 2004.

April 10th

Sidewalks underway: Cridersville state project almost completed

April 10, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — New sidewalks are estimated to be in place and completed within the next week or two in Cridersville, the mayor says.

Crews are working on installing sidewalks in Cridersville to connect Main Street to the new Cridersville Elementary School on Reichelderfer Road.

“Work is happening on the west side of Carlisle Street and the east side of Reichelderfer Road,” Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said.

Myers noted she is pleased the project is almost complete, in time for the spring and upcoming walking season.

Honoring those who served

April 10, 2012

It’s for those who are serving. It’s for those who served and came home. It’s for those who have the scars of war. It’s for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Wapakoneta resident and Vietnam War veteran Ralph Reynolds is raising funds to erect an 8-foot tall, 3-foot wide, 12-inch thick marble monument for the entrance at Veterans Memorial Park. The memorial would honor the soldiers who fought during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Radical change in daily schedule stirs local board

April 10, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members discussed making a radical change to its schedule during Monday’s meeting.

April 9th

William Koenig, 92

April 9, 2012

William J. “Bill” Koenig, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:43 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Long & Folk Chapel of Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Medella Schnippel, 79

April 9, 2012

Madella Schnippel, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Deb Yahn, 58

April 9, 2012

Deb Yahn, 58, of St. Marys, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Eugene Kettler. 81

April 9, 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 Krites, 80

April 9, 2012

Virginia M. ‘Ginny’ Krites, 80, of Cridersville, died at 8:47 a. m. Saturday, April 7, 2012, at St. Rita’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.

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