July 20th, 2012
Attendees of a public tour of the Armstrong Museum with astronaut Gregory H. Johnson picked up a wealth of information about the past and the future of space travel in two separate tours at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Friday.
Johnson is a a NASA astronaut sand retired colonel of the United States Air Force. Johnson was the primary robotic arm operator on the March 11, 2008 Crew Exploration Vehicle, flight STS-123, and was the pilot of the final flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavor, or flight STS-134, which was the second-to-last flight of the space shuttle program.
By CARLA MEYER
A pair of 4-H members have a goal of earning a blue ribbon at the county fair and qualifying for state â€” along with making their project a career in the future.
On Friday, two members of the Pin Cushion Pals and 4-H Rascals 4-H Club were judged on cake decorating projects they are bringing to the Auglaize County Fair â€” which is slated from July 29 to Aug. 4.
A newly formed group to support the Wapakoneta Public Library is looking for community input.
The Friends of the Wapakoneta Public Library is sponsoring a contest as it searches for a logo that would be easily recognizable and reflect the mission of the group.
â€śThere has never been a group like this to support Wapakoneta Public Library,â€ť said Barb Harrod, who serves as the groupâ€™s president.
But with almost all the other libraries in the county having such â€śfriendsâ€ť groups, Harrod said the organization of such a group here is long overdue.
Dane Clayton Craft, 45, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:43 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012.
He was born on Nov. 26, 1966, in St. Marys, to Violet Caroline (Smith) and Clayton Clement Craft. On Oct. 7, 1989, he married Julie Ann Webb, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Surviving are a daughter, Caroline Christine Craft; and two sons, John Clayton, and Tucker Thomas Andrew Craft.
Service are at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the family.
Elijah T. Peters, 4, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, in Toledo.
He was born May 5, 2008, in Lima, to Sara Wiswasser and Daniel Peters, who survive in Wapakoneta.
Bernard E. â€śBudâ€ť McClintock, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012, at the Cridersville Healthcare Center.
He was born July 20, 1929, in Lima, the son of Edna (Brubaker) and John McClintock, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Cathy (Rick) Oâ€™Neill, of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, twins Ryan and Kaitlyn â€śKatiâ€ť Oâ€™Neill, and Dillon â€śD.J.â€ť Oâ€™Neill; and a sister, Delores Taylor.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Neth.
For nearly two hours, 18 area teams locked horns in the spirit of battle in an attempt to show true athleticism and teamwork.
If they had been trying to exhibit their sport as the next possible addition to Olympic events, the results might not have turned out so well. However, fun for all in the name of charity was the goal, and the annual charity bed races at the 2012 Summer Moon Festival in downtown Wapakoneta were a complete success.
A quarantine fee has been established for animals that need to be housed by the local dog warden after biting someone.
Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey said it doesn’t happen often, but sometimes after a dog bites someone and it is required to be kept quarantined for 10 days, the owner doesn’t want to or can’t keep the dog during that time.
Volunteers from a local church recently traveled to Birmingham, Ala. to contribute to what Becky Sunday defined as “the community of Christ.”
Sunday, the minister of Church Development and Parish Life at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, was one of 15 parishioners along with other volunteers that made the trip to Birmingham to help clean up storm damage. The opportunity came up through the United Church of Christ Volunteer Ministries, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity’s Birmingham office.
Michael P. Grove, 70, of Wapakoneta, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Allen County, where he was working on the Miami-Erie Canal restoration.
He was born March 21, 1942, in Zanesville, the son of June (Pierce) and Gene Grove, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 29, 1979, he married Anne M. Heil, and she survives.