July 3rd, 2012
Two feet may make a difference in who controls the Hamilton Street dam, but Wapakoneta city administrators say they hope the state will cede jurisdiction to the city.
“We are trying to get a definitive answer from the governing authority,” Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz said after Monday’s Wapakoneta City Council meeting. “We want to preserve the dam that we have and keep it in place because of the activities we have due to the water we have in the city and primarily downtown and the beautification project we have planned for downtown.
A local Wapakoneta family had part of their home destroyed in the wind storm on Friday, but they are keeping positive as they get ready to rebuild their home.
Heather and Craig Nolte, and their two daughters, Allison, 14, and Emma, 10, had two trees demolish their sunroom and living room.
“We are very fortunate we are fine and we have somewhere to go,” Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council Assistant Director Heather Nolte said. “We are staying positive through all of this.”
UNIOPOLIS — A street issue involving a small 30-foot stretch of land is no longer a dead issue in Uniopolis.
A dead end sign posted on South East Street in Uniopolis notifies motorists there is no outlet. The 30-foot stretch of grassy area at the end of the paving goes into the Trupointe Cooperative site where farmers take produce to be weighed.
Residents on the street said farmers should not be using the road as a short cut to get to Trupointe and that its use by farmers poses a safety risk to kids who play in the area.
MINSTER — The Wapakoneta Redskins ACME baseball team put together enough key hits at the right time Sunday afternoon the top-seeded Redskins opened the 2012 Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament with a 5-0 victory over New Bremen.
“Brandon Miller did a good job and only had to throw about 85 pitches,” Wapakoneta ACME head coach Willie Sammetinger said. “After the first inning you could tell he was in command.”
On Monday, July 2 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., the Wapakoneta Daily News will be accepting non perishable food items in exchange for entries into a drawing for 2 Stage Front 3 Day passes and Preferred Parking to Country Concert.
One entry per canned good or non perishable item donated, limit 10 entries per person, must be 18 to enter, employees and immediate family of Horizon Publication are not eligible to win, need not be present to win and drawing will take place at 5:01 p.m. today.
All items will go to God's Storehouse.
Electric power should be restored to Wapakoneta city consumers as crews worked throughout the weekend, the mayor says, after straight-line winds Friday downed power lines, felled trees and caused extensive property damage.
He also noted additional services should be forthcoming to help deal with the aftermath.
With a few weeks left until the Auglaize County Fair, a local 4-H group held a roping clinic to get some practice before the big event.
The Horse and Pony Pioneers 4-H Club hosted a roping seminar at the fairgrounds on Sunday, and a certified roping judge and a county roping program organizer helped demonstrate the basics of roping for the participants in attendance.
“I try to teach them that a rope is their friend,” Auglaize County roping competition judge Tom Baldwin said, “and not their enemy.”
Carol D. Shepherd, 67, 10702 Mercer-Auglaize County Line Road, St. Marys, died at 1:16 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 2, 1944, in Piqua, to Delora (Creager) and Perry W. Shepherd.
Services are at 7 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with The Rev. Judy Ball officiating. Full military honors will be observed following the services. Private family burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Ronald Lee Dawson, Sr. ,70, of Lima, died at 9:55 a.m. Friday June 29, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 27, 1941, in Lima, to Helen (Frysinger) and Delbert Dawson. On June 23, 1962, he married Alice Marie Stoner, who survives in Lima.
Also surviving are a son, Ronald L. Dawson Jr., of Florida; and two daughters, Tonya Leann Stevens, of Lima, and Sharon Kay Dawson, of Lima.
Services are at 4 p.m. Sunday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be given to the family.
Glenna LeMar Carmean, 78, of Spencerville, went to be with the Lord at 2:50 a.m. Friday, June 29, 1912, surrounded by her family.