August 11th, 2011
Frederick Alan â€śAlâ€ť Smith, 94, of Lima, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Lost Creek Care Center.
He was born March 19, 1917, in Delphos, the son of Myrtle Etna (Westenbarger) and Frederick Percival Smith. On July 21, 1961, he married Martha Jane â€śJanieâ€ť Chamberlin who survives in Lima.
Also surviving are three sons, Charles Smith, of Lima, Dale Alan Smith, of Wilmington, Jeffrey Courtad, of Lima; and a daughter, Janice Sliemers, of Perrysburg.
He was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Smith.
Joyce E. Kogge, 75, 211 North Vine St., St. Marys, died at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at St. Ritas Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Jan. 9, 1936, in St. Marys, the daughter of Lillian (Piper) and E.B. Hall. On Feb. 22, 1952, she married LeRoy Kogge and he survives at the residence.
Also surviving are four daughters: Jeri Lipp, of Celina, Nancy Moeller, of Celina, Linda McDonald, of St. Marys, and Kristine Holt, of St. Marys.
Susan L. Warner, 52, 207 S. Franklin St., New Bremen, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at her residence of natural causes.
She was born May 19, 1959, in St. Marys, the daughter of Evelyn (Gieseke) and Karl Warner.
Services will be held at a later date at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Betty L. Schroer, 88, 519 Westhaven Drive, New Bremen, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1923, in St. Marys, the daughter of Malinda (Gieseke) and Virgil Horn. On Sept. 25, 1955, she married Curtis Schroer who survives in New Bremen.
Also surviving are a son, Dwight Schroer, of New Bremen; and a daughter, Kathleen Aufderhaar, of Bluffton.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen, with the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating.
Carl R. â€śDickâ€ť Heil, 92, of Cridersville, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 12:20 a.m., Thursday Aug. 11, 2011, at Otterbein Cridersville.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
Theresa Jane â€śTessâ€ť Neal, 59, died at 3:12 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at her home in Waynesfield.
Arrangements are incomplete at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.
Before heading to compete in a national pageant, a 17-year-old Wapakoneta High School senior gave her local community a preview of what she would be presenting to the nation next week.
The Ohio State University graduate student Alexandra Gress quickly pointed out Wednesday the Auglaize County Junior Fair offered â€ścuts that certainly rank well with industry standardsâ€ť during the carcass review at Kah Meats.
â€śComparitively speaking, things were certainly at the industry average,â€ť said Gress, who has been judging carcasses for fairs since 2007. â€ťThe pork was very good quality. The grand and dairy steers were very good quality, too.â€ť
A contract for social services offered as part of the family planning program at the Auglaize County Health Department has been terminated.
â€śWeâ€™re streamlining family planning,â€ť Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said of the decision after the Auglaize County Health Boardâ€™s meeting this week. â€śWe donâ€™t feel we can afford to offer it any more.â€ť
Parsons said the decision was made as the department continues to receive less funding through grants and other sources.
Six teams â€” five golfers each â€” and 18 holes.
And one stroke.
Thatâ€™s the margin that separated the top three teams in the Auglaize County varsity boys golf tournament Wednesday at a soggy Wapakoneta Country Club.
The Minster Wildcats took the title after tying the Wapakoneta Redskins with matching team scores of 345. Under the tie-breaker rules, the match is then decided by the scores of the No. 5 golfers on each team.
Minsterâ€™s Xavier Francis turned in an 89 while Wapakâ€™s Josh Apple carded a 96, handing the win to Minster.