August 18th, 2011
Family and friends of a Wapakoneta teenager who died after a seven-year battle with brain cancer have established a memorial scholarship fund in his honor.
In their first efforts to raise money for the scholarships, which they plan to present to Jason Strauserâ€™s classmates upon graduation next spring, a golf outing was held last weekend.
The idea for the Jason Strauser Memorial Scholarship Fund came from Erin Fisher, who graduated from Wapakoneta High School this year.
Long, luscious locks run in the family of a former Wapakoneta man.
Jim Folk, his wife and two daughters all had several inches of their hair cut, as a family, to donate to a national organization that plans to use it to make wigs for those suffering hair loss from a variety of medical conditions.
At the beginning of August, Folk, a 1996 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, and his family made a trip to Great Clips, near their home in Cincinnati, to get their hair cut. More than just a trim, the entire family got several inches of their hair clipped to donate to Locks of Love.
The Auglaize County Engineerâ€™s Office hosted the Ohio Drainage Conference on Wednesday in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The event, which formerly used to be for West Central Ohio, has grown and is now a state-wide conference, said Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart. More than 120 people attended the conference this week.
â€śYou find that people deal with drainage across the state,â€ť Reinhart said. â€śThere are representatives here from urban
Lois L. Wood, 82, 04893 McKinley Road, St. Marys, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at her residence.
She was born January 5, 1929, in Mendon, the daughter of Mabel (Mutersbaugh) and David Boroff. On May 19, 1948, she married David Wood and he preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 1997.
She is survived by her five children: Lana Boos, of St. Marys, Michael Wood, of Delaware, Deborah West, of Lima, Pamela McKee, of Springfield, and Teresa (Brad) Pyles, of St. Marys.
Private graveside services are being held at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, with the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiating.
P. Jeanne McFarland, 78, of St. Marys, died at 1:34 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.
She was born Aug. 23, 1932, in Logan Co. On Oct. 14, 1968, she married William â€śBillâ€ť McFarland, and he survives in St. Marys.
Also surviving are two sisters, Barb â€śToniâ€ť Koch, of Toledo, MaryGene Harman, of Maryland; numerous nieces & nephews, including Teri, Mike, Ryan, and Kim Yahl, and Mike and Tim Harman; a sister-in-law, Susie Thompson; and two brothers-in-law, P.J. Burnett, and John McFarland.
The Wapakoneta Redskins junior varsity boys golf team traveled to Arrowhead for a JV quad match with Minster, New Bremen and Marion Local.
"For being the first match of the season for the JV's, we played well," Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. "I thought we really did a nice job competing with the other teams."
The Redskins shot a team total of 192 and placed 3rd out of four teams. New Bremen won with a 178, followed by Minster 185, Wapak 192, and Marion Local 219.
CRIDERSVILLE â€” New outside additions are sprucing up a medical facility in Cridersville.
The Cridersville Healthcare Center recently held an official grand opening event to celebrate its newly built gazebo, awning and fencing.
â€śWe are pleased that our lovely new garden will add to the charming landscape of our community,â€ť said Cridersville Healthcare Center Administrator Albert Parton.
The gazebo, along with the fencing and canopy, were made possible through the generosity of Opal Miller, a resident of The Gardens in Wapakoneta, the sister facility to Cridersville Healthcare Center.
The Auglaize County Public District Library (ACPDL) System recently installed three new database resources at its locations.
The new databases include Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, and Mango Languages.
â€śThese three are brand new, but we are also emphasizing that we also have many other services for free to the public,â€ť said assistant library director Diana Schneider. â€śI donâ€™t think the public is aware of it as much as we like.â€ť
Approximately 200 people turned out for the Auglaize County Soil and Water Conservation Districtâ€™s (ACSWCD) 65th annual meeting and election at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center on Tuesday night.
When the election was tallied to conclude the program, incumbents John Schwarck and Allen Imwalle retained the two open spots.
â€śThat was a pretty good turnout,â€ť Schwarck said. â€śI was happy with the election results because I feel this board is working very well together. We just donâ€™t sit and talk about what we could do to improve conservation efforts, we are out there doing it.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls tennis team kicked off its season with a win, sweeping the Bellefontaine Chieftains 5-0 on Tuesday at the Harmon Park courts.
Senior Makenzie Klock rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 win over Cheryl Corbett in first singles.
In second singles, senior Shelby Gillespie held off Hannah Vance 7-6 in the second set after posting a 6-1 win in the first.
Junior Annie Harrod bested Hannah Weimer in third singles by a score of 6-0, 6-3.
In first doubles, junior Katie Martin and freshman Kirsten Wellons topped Madeline Heuser and Michelle Frantz 6-4, 6-2.