October 7th, 2011
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.
Ruth M. Mann, 82, of Jackson Center, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at the Pavilion in Sidney.
She was born May 15, 1929, in Maplewood, the daughter of the late Norma Marie (Hodge) and Floyd Ray Zimmerman. On Feb. 24, 1961, she married Harry O. Mann and he preceded her in death on March 8, 2003.
Also preceding her in death were a sister; Naomi Daniels, and three brothers, Nevin, Eugene and Levon Zimmerman.
It wasnâ€™t a win. But in a lot of ways it felt like it for the Wapakoneta Redskins.
Wapak held off a furious assault from first-place Shawnee to force a 1-1 tie in a varsity girls soccer match Tuesday at Ryan Field and placed the first blemish on the Indiansâ€™ previously perfect Western Buckeye League record.