November 10th, 2011
A local tradition, filled with holiday cheer, will soon be underway in Wapakoneta.
The 13th annual Festival of Trees is set to be held from Nov. 16 through Nov. 20 at The Gardens at Wapakoneta.
The Festival of Trees is a silent auction of decorated Christmas Trees and other decor to raise funds for the organizationâs hospice care.
âIt has become like a tradition in the area,â Community Health Professionals Marketing and Volunteer Coordinator Niki Du Vall said. âI have people that start calling in August asking when the festival will be held.â
Kenneth F. Bauer, 76, of Heritage Manor, Minster, formerly of Botkins, died at 11:04 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Aug. 3, 1935, in Botkins, the son of Leona (Reickert) and Leo A. Bauer.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Botkins, with the Rev. Matthew Lee officiating. Burial is to follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Botkins.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Jean Enzle Hogan 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Oct. 6, 1925, in Dayton, to Dorothy E. Evans and Maurice V. Bickel, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 19, 1946, she married B. C. Enzle who preceded her in death April 21, 1975 and later married Harold E. Hogan Oct. 17, 1987 and he preceded her in death May 16, 2006.
Tammy Kay Layton, 42, of Lima, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 11, 1969, in Lima, the daughter of Judith Ann Crowe Edward C. Layton. Her father survives in Sidney.
Also surviving are a son, Dalton Duncan, of Lima.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Condolences can be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.
Mary Jane Altherr, 82 of Tipton, Ind., died at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at her residence..
She was born Nov. 20, 1928, in Frankfort, Ind., the daughter of Mary Blanche (Spaulding) and Carl Russell Kelley. On Sept. 4, 1954, she married Eugene Altherr, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1996.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Rosary Society, Legion of Mary, St. Christopher Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Rosemary Eileen Serr, 83, of Jackson Center, passed away at 11:20 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 at Dorothy Love Retirement Home in Sidney.
She was born Feb. 1, 1928, in Auglaize County, the daughter of the late Ida (Wierwille) and Lawrence Schroer. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Willis Schroer. On Nov. 28, 1946, in Jackson Center, she married Edison Serr and he preceded her in death on June 17, 1999.
Norma Jeanne (Earl) Lontz, 85, passed away Nov. 6, 2011.
A lifelong resident of Auglaize County, she was born Sept. 11, 1926, grew up near Geyer and New Hampshire and lived in Uniopolis and Wapakoneta.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Olive and Norman Earl; husbands, Darrell Dean Coate and Junior Lontz; a sister, Ida Lou Springer; and a granddaughter, Jeanne Brown.
John âJakeâ F. Frey III, 40, of 520 N. Pear Street in St. Marys, died Sunday Nov. 6, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 9, 1971, in St. Marys, to Mary (Makley) and John II Frey. On Sept. 20, 2003, he married Hope Hall, who survives.
He is also survived by three daughters Tabatha Thornsberry, of St. Marys, Summer Frey, of St. Marys, and Jonda Frey, of St. Marys; a son Jakey Frey, of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by a son John Frey IV.
One personâs vote can make a difference.
By one vote, the incumbent Uniopolis mayor was re-elected to his fifth term Tuesday night.
Uniopolis Mayor Bill Rolston received 44 votes and his opponent, Marilyn Fleck, who served on Uniopolis Village Council 43 votes, a difference of one vote and a little more than 1 percentage point, according to unofficial results from the Auglaize County Elections Board,
Waynesfield Village Council meetings may be the forum for some heated discussions once the new administration begins in January.
With six people running for two available seats, two candidates who were on opposite sides of a deeply contested issue were voted seats on Waynefield Village Council in Tuesdayâs election.
William Motter, 106 Cook St., and Richard Libby, 101 Anthony Wayne Trail, were elected to the council.