October 11th, 2011
WAYNESFIELD â€” During Mondayâ€™s meeting, Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members voted to waive tuition for qualifying children for the schoolâ€™s preschool program.
Board members approved the move after it was recommended by Elementary Principal Tim Pence. Pence told the board members that the current $100 per month was proving to be too steep for some low-income families.
Aaliyah Baker, of Harrod, stillborn, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
She is survived by her parents, BreAnna (Hawk) and Tyler D. Baker, of Harrod.
Private graveside services will be held at Salem Cemetery in Westminster.
Arrangements are being handled by Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.
Condolences may be expressed at armentroutfuneralhome.com.
M. Marjorie Martin, 86, 14256 River Road, St. Marys, died at 12:05 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2011 at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born December 11, 1924 in St. Marys, the daughter of Ruth (Smith) and Merrill â€śBillâ€ť Miller.
She was preceded in death by two sons John Martin and Larry Martin; and two daughters, Sheryl Perry and Connie Martin.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in St. Marys, with the Rev. Bill Maki officiating. Burial will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Klor A. Newland, 70, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:26 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Dec. 28, 1940, in Lima, the son of Leona C. Rimer and Harry Washington Newland. Both parents are deceased. On Oct. 15, 1988, he married Sandra Joe Foote, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Gertrude (Trudy) Young, W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney.
She was born July 12, 1935, in Salyersville, Ky., the daughter of the late Victoria (Lykins) and William â€śWillieâ€ť Dunn. On Aug. 31, 1956, she married Walter Young and he died Dec. 15, 2006.
She is survived by two sons, Steve (Diana) Young, of Sidney, and Dave (Tammy) Young, of Wapakoneta; four grandchildren, Steve, Randy, Taylor and Madison; and four great-grandchildren, Zack, Mason, Ethan and Aryanna.
ANNA â€” The Botkins Trojans varsity girls cross country team continued its successful season with a second-place finish at the 14-team Anna Rocket Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.
Sophomore Shelbie Bailey led the way for the Trojans, finishing 12th overall with a time of 20:49.
Rounding out the top seven for Botkins were Brittany Bailey (14-20:59), Liz Knoop (17th-21:05), Bethany Christman (32-22:00), Elleah Cooper (41-22:14), Jackie Smith (45-22:36) and Renee Buehler (64-23:10).
The newest member of the Waynesfield Police Department has made his first bust exactly two weeks after beginning work.
Yukon, the departmentâ€™s recently acquired drug sniffing dog, sniffed out a 34 grams of marijuana, some drug paraphernalia and $8,040 cash during a routine traffic stop at 7:08 p.m. Friday night.
â€śI am very happy with Yukonâ€™s work,â€ť Police Chief Nathan Motter said. â€śExactly two weeks after we certified as a K-9 team, to come across a find like this is very rewarding.â€ť
A new sign on West Auglaize Street directs visitors to the football field, the high school, city hall and the county fairgrounds.
The first of 38 new signs, which are to be installed throughout Wapakoneta, was unveiled by Wapakoneta Wayfinding Committee members
The sign, now on display on West Auglaize Street near the Blackhoof Street intersection, was uncovered in front of approximately 30 guests Thursday.
Community Partnering for Effective Domestic Violence Response Committee members say they hope several events this month make people aware of and recognize the dangers domestic violence.
â€śWe are trying to enhance the communityâ€™s understanding of domestic violence,â€ť Auglaize County Crisis Center Director Shirley Longworth said.
For some high school students, it is not uncommon for siblings to be a big part of a support system for one another.
For one Wapakoneta family, the support group grows a little larger, as the Knippen triplets are always there for each other in their lives.
Wapakoneta High School seniors Ashley, Courtney and Jim Knippen have been able to lean on each other through the years, and with this being their last year in high school they are thinking about the next chapter in their lives â€” college.