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September 6th, 2011

Claude Telles, 57

September 6, 2011

Claude Cass Telles IV, of Defiance, died at 4:48 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born July 4, 1954, in Lima, the son of Faye Ella (Hissong) and Claude Cass Telles III. His mother survives in Banning, Calif.
On July 4, 1974, he married Pamela Fay Murray who survives in Defiance.
Surviving are two sons, Claude Cass Telles VV, of Archbold, and James Richard Telles, of Defiance.
Services are at 7 p.m. today at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville. Cremation will follow the services.

Iris Burwell, 102

September 6, 2011

Iris Ann Burwell, 102, formerly of Wapakoneta, and a longtime resident of the St. Marys Living Center, died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Feb. 2, 1909, in Lima, the daughter of Lillian (Burton) and Daniel Armentrout. On May 2, 1927, she married Guy Burwell and he preceded her in death in October 1993.
Surviving are a son, Lowell Burwell, of Liberty, Ind.; a daughter, LaDonna (Paul) Kogge, of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Cole Hiestand, 10

September 6, 2011

Cole L. Hiestand, 10, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, following a courageous 15-month battle with aplastic anemia.
He was born Sept. 9, 2000, in Lima, the son of Carrie (Bowman) and Jonathan Hiestand, who survive in Wapakoneta.

Fryburg fest for the family

September 6, 2011

FRYBURG — With light rain falling to the north and south of Fryburg, the inclement weather somehow missed the small unincorporated town, making the 121st annual Fryburg Homecoming Festival an overall success on Sunday.
While overcast skies kept attendance down slightly, the weather held off and approximately 3,000 people still turned out for fun, food and games.

9/11 observance planned

September 6, 2011

To remember and honor all who lost their lives during the tragedies on Sept. 11, 2001, members of the local fire department is organizing a memorial service on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
Wapakoneta Fire Department members are organizing a 9/11 memorial service on Sunday at the north lawn at the fire station.
“We pledged that we would never forget those who were left behind,” Fire Chief Kendall Krites said. “Please bring your lawn chairs and plan to take part in honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice on this horrific day in U.S. history, 10 years ago.”

Elvis show to benefit local food pantry

September 6, 2011

Area residents recently got a preview of an Elvis show coming to town this weekend at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center.

September 2nd

FOOTBALL: Pickens powers Wapak past Elida

September 3, 2011

Connor Pickens shook his head.
“Wow,” he said. “Wow. This is unbelievable.”
Yeah, that pretty much summed it up.
Pickens rushed for a career-high 267 yards, narrowly missing a Wapakoneta single-game record, to lead the Redskins to a commanding 29-18 win over the Elida Bulldogs on Friday night at Harmon Field.
After a tight first half, Wapak’s offensive line took over, creating gaping holes in the Elida defense in the Western Buckeye League opener for both teams.

FOOTBALL: Fort Recovery rallies past Tigers

September 3, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — The heat may have hurt the Fort Recovery Indians at first.
But that didn’t stop them from making a second-half comeback for a 34-30 win over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers on Friday night in Waynesfield.
The Indians’ senior work horse, Jason Potkotter, scored the winning touchdown with only 19 seconds left in the game.
W-G started hot and took a 16-6 lead in the first quarter. The Tigers’ junior quarterback Garret Miller threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter and a third in the second quarter to lead W-G at a 30-12 advantage by halftime.

Walter N. Miley, 82

September 3, 2011

Walter N. Miley, 82, of 208 Parkway Drive, St. Marys, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at his residence.
He was born March 10, 1929, in Wapakoneta, to Harry S. and Florence (Koehl) Miley.
On Sept. 29, 1951, he married Rita M. Axe and she survives at the residence.
He is survived by a son, Mark Miley of St. Marys; a daughter, Susan (Mickey) Walker of North Judson, Ind.; two brothers, Charles (Grace) Miley of Adrian, Mich.; Harry (Margaret) Miley of St. Marys; sister-in-law, Hazel Miley of Davenport, Iowa; two grandsons, Shawn and Joshua Walker; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Jeanne D. Ballenger, 86

September 3, 2011

Jeanne D. Ballenger, 86, of St. Marys, died Friday, September 2, 2011, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community.
She was born February 22, 1925, in Akron, the daughter of Charles “Pop” and Pauline (Junkins) Cain
She married Richard Ballenger on July 21, 1946, and he preceded her in death on December 12, 2001.
She is survived by her son, Robert Ballenger of Tampa, Fla.

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