October 7th, 2011
Viola M. (Kinninger) VanSkiver, formerly of Maria Stein, died at 2:55 a.m. Thursday, October 6, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys, where she had been a resident for over six years.
She was born July 19, 1923, in Uno, the daughter of Emma (Varno) and Harry Kinninger. On Sept. 27, 1937, in Minster, she married Randall K. VanSkiver at St. Augustine Church in Minster.
She attended schools in St. Patrick and Minster, graduating from Minster High School in 1942. In the late 1940s, she lived in Dayton with her two older sisters and worked at the National Cash Register Company.
LaVida â€śRustyâ€ť B. Grimm, 90, formerly of 400 E. Warren Street, Celina, died Thursday Oct. 6, 2011, at the Gardens of Celina.
She was born June 9, 1921, in La Carne, the daughter of Gertrude (Cunningham) and the Rev. Gaile Van Tilbrough.
Surviving are two daughters, Peggy D. Wheeler, of Celina, Marilyn C. (Edward) Pfister of Huntertown, Ind.; and a son, Rick A. Grimm. of Franklin.
She was preceded in death by a husband Robert â€śLloydâ€ť Grimm.
Becky Ann Metz Grillot, 47, Townline-Lima Road, Wapakoneta, died at 9.25 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, after being seriously ill for a year.
She was born April 4, 1964, in Sidney, the daughter of Lois Ann (Schmidt) and William Wayne Metz, who survive in Jackson Center. On July 2, 1988, at St. Remy Church in Russia, she married Andrew James Grillot and he survives.
CareFlight leaves a machine shop in Botkins after an accident reportedly left an employee injured.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has proposed legislation to give the government broader powers aimed at cracking down on illegal Chinese trade practices.
Brown, who spoke for approximately 30 minutes during a media teleconference Wednesday, addressed a bill he introduced titled the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011 and which passed the Senate this week. The bill would create more oversight on Chinese manipulation of their currency in an attempt to lower their prices and inflate U.S prices.
Solar energy power production is coming to Wapakoneta.
Two executives from Westerville-based SolarVision Inc. addressed more than 100 people gathered Wednesday for the annual Public Power luncheon in the Wapakoneta Electric Department garage regarding the role solar energy will play in the cityâ€™s future.
October has been named as Fire Safety Month, and members of the local fire department stress the importance of staying safe.
â€śEvery month should be Fire Safety Month,â€ť Wapakoneta Firefighter Doug Kill said.
Fire Safety Month is celebrated every October and this is because October is the month when the Great Chicago Fire occurred in 1871. This fire was one of the largest U.S. disasters of the 19th century.
This week is being celebrated Fire Safety Week, and members of the Wapakoneta Fire Department said this is a good time to review fire safety at home.
BOWLING GREEN â€” Wapakoneta Redskins junior Caleb Achesonâ€™s golf season is not over yet.
Acheson fired a 76 in the Division I sectional boys golf tournament Tuesday at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green and qualified for the district tournament Thursday, Oct. 13 at Red Hawk in Findlay.
After carding a 41 on the front nine, Acheson rebounded to cover the back nine in a 1-under 35 with four birdies.
Margaret S. Henschen, 89,10545 East Shelby Road, New Knoxville, died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at the Saint Marys Living Center.
She was born June 7, 1922, in rural New Knoxville, the daughter of Sara and William (Bierbaum) Henschen.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Dennis Gaertner officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery in New Knoxville.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home on Saturday.
Nancy Jo Miller Klopfenstein Mort, 68, died Sept. 14, 2011, following an extended illness.
She was the third daughter of the late Retha (Reed) and Joseph Miller of Wapakoneta. She married Ivan Klopfenstein in Jackson Center and had two sons, Terry and Christopher. She then married Daniel Mort of Lima and became stepmother of four children, Todd, Randy, Kenny and Sheila.
She was grandmother to Michael, Michelle, Stephanie, Danielle and Steven.