September 26th, 2012
Col. (retired) David F. â€śJackâ€ť Stoutamire Jr., 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at the Madrid Home in Madrid, Iowa.
He was born July 22, 1930, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the son of Evon and David F. Stoutamire Sr., who preceded him in death. He married his loving wife, Sarah, who also preceded him in death.
Lee Kuck, 67, of New Bremen, died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept, 22, 2012, at the St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Jan. 7, 1945, in New Bremen, the son Esther (Quellhorst) and Ewald Kuck, who preceded him in death.
Marilyn S. Baxter, 52, of Waynesfield, died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20,2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
She was born Feb. 19, 1960, in Lima, to Joaan M. (Magher) and Richard Edwin Baxter. Her mother survives in Waynesfield and her father preceded her in death.
Also surviving are a brother, Ronald E. (Sandy) Baxter, of Melbourne, Fla.; two sisters, Joanna Lynn (Joshua) Foster, of Toledo, and Amy Marie (Jamie) Miller, of Kenton; and nine nieces and nephews.
Marilyn was a member of Waynesfield United Methodist Church.
WAPAKONETA — The St. Marys Roughriders rode a second-half backwind in route to a 4-0 victory of the Wapakoneta Redskins.
Varsity girls soccer coach Paul Dingledine said that he knew the wind was going to play a factor in the contest, and whichever team had it behind them was playing with an advantage.
WAYNESFIELD —Waynesfield Village Council members have been forced to schedule two special meetings for later this week after two village councilors voted against suspending the rule of three readings and declaring an emergency that would have made transfers from certain fund to others and would have appropriated other funds to their proper accounts.
Village Clerk Judith Quinlan requested $43,350 be appropriated into various accounts and another $17,500 be transferred in an effort to pay various bills that were due or coming due soon.
Local downtown shops are getting together to host a fall festival.
Pickin’ in the Alley is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, in the alley, behind Casa Chic and Fern Hill Farmhouse.
“This is our first year for this, and we thought it would be fun,” Casa Chic co-owner and Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops (WASS) President Landa Tomlinson said.
NEW KNOXVILLE — After more than two decades of service, a local school official has announced her retirement.
New Knoxville Board of Education members approved the retirement of Treasurer Marcia Wierwille during Monday’s meeting. Her retirement is effective Jan. 31.
“It’s bittersweet,” Wierwille told board members.
Board President Phil Kuck thanked Wierwille for her service to the school.
“I want to thank Marcia for her many, many years of service,” Kuck said. “Enjoy the next step.”
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.”