July 22nd, 2011
By LANCE MIHM
Wapakoneta lost one of its favorite sons Wednesday when Walter Stinebaugh, 88, died at Wapakoneta Manor surrounded by his family.
After marrying his wife, Jean, in 1942, the couple were both working full-time at the Lima Locomotive Works when Stinebaughâ€™s dream of going into carpentry began to come to fruition.
â€śIt started out simply as remodeling,â€ť said Barb Haehn, one of Stinebaughâ€™s three children. â€śOver the next couple of years, it just kind of evolved.â€ť
The coupleâ€™s other children are Tina Helmstetter and Ralph Stinebaugh.
John Edward Link, 84, of Lima, died 1:25 a.m., Friday, July 22, 2011, at Springview Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Wapakoneta, the son of Dorothy Marie (Kuhn) and Edward George Link, who preceded him in death. On April 28, 1948 he married Audrey M. Fisher and she died on Nov. 18, 2004.
GARDNER, Kan. (AP) â€” High school football coaches are always eager for fall practice to start, and that rings especially true in small towns all across the Midwest, where every store closes up and every light is turned off except for those at the stadium on a Friday night.
Some coaches are even more anxious to get started this season.
Take a quick perusal of the top of the time sheets from the 13-14 and 15-over age divisions at the Western Ohio Aquatic League Championships last weekend at Wapakoneta WaterPark and youâ€™re likely to see some familiar names.
You will also see some names that you will likely be hearing a lot in the near future.
Fans of Wapakoneta swimming should be used to hearing names such as Fleagle and Kantner.
Now they can add Miller, Sammons and Sutton to that list.
Itâ€™s not just the larger livestock that have a potent odor, a first-year 4-Her taking a duck project says one of the things he learned about them was that they stink.
Grayson Ford, of Spencerville, said he did â€ślots of stuffâ€ť to get ready for his prefair interview Thursday in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Filling out books for both his duck and boiler projects, Ford said he answered questions and wrote down information about poultry, including what they eat and their weights.
A local business owner is the newest member of a foundation in Wapakoneta, designed to help the community.
Sandra Huffman, who is the owner of PT Works, in Wapakoneta, was recently inducted into the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation (WACF) as a new trustee.
â€śIâ€™m honored to be sitting among this group of people,â€ť Huffman said. â€śIâ€™m proud to even be asked.â€ť
In continuing efforts to control expenses, the new Auglaize Acres administrator recently recommended several contractual changes.
The Auglaize County commissioners approved those changes, recommended during the past few weeks.
Auglaize Acres Administrator Connie Pierce said making the changes and watching finances is as important as ever with the new state budget decreasing the Medicare rate the Acres receives by 9 percent beginning July 1.
â€śWeâ€™re looking at ways we can be most efficient and good stewards of money,â€ť Pierce said. â€śIts a tight economy and weâ€™re looking to control expenses.â€ť
Timothy L. Siemer, 45, 410 S. Ash St., St. Marys, died at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at James Cancer Center in Columbus.
He was born July 29, 1965, in Lima, the son of Darlene (Burnett) and Ned Siemer. On March 18, 1993, he married Jammie Weiler, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, D.J. (Lindsey) Lindeman, of St. Marys, Timothy â€śT.J.â€ť Siemer, of Lima; and two daughters, Nikki (Bryan) Neargarder, of St. Marys, and Shana Foust of St. Marys.
Walter H. Stinebaugh, 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:40 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the Wapakoneta Manor surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Auglaize Co., the son of Oscar and Edith (Weadock) Stinebaugh, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 21, 1942, he married Jean (Cogan) Stinebaugh, and she died April 4, 2002.
Farmers that faced problems getting their corn crop planted because of frequent rainfall throughout the spring are now facing problems from the opposite end of the spectrum.
Extremely hot temperatures and high humidity for most of the past week are the latest problems facing Auglaize County farmers and their crops. The heat and humidity is expected to continue for the rest of the week. High temperatures are not expected to dip below 90 degrees until Sunday.