March 14th, 2014
The Wapakoneta FFA discussed this past year’s accomplishments, handed out several awards and announced its new officer team for the 2014-15 school year at its annual banquet Thursday evening at Wapakoneta High School.
The banquet was in recognition of all 110 FFA (Future Farmers of America) members currently at Wapakoneta High School, as well as their parents, school administrators and members of the community who have helped with the program.
A German Mardi Gras, known as a “Fasching,” was hosted by Wapakoneta Sister Cities on Thursday at the St. Joseph Parish Center in Wapakoneta, proceeds sponsoring the 20th anniversary of the partnership between Wapakoneta and Lengerich, Germany.
Cream puffs, homemade by Wapakoneta Sister Cities President Cheryl Drexler, were biggest hit at the fundraiser. Other food items included brats and kraut, German potato salad and spaetzle.
German culture celebrates the “Fasching” in February with a celebration similar to the U.S. Mardi Gras.
With schools coming from Alabama, Virginia and Kentucky, to name a few, the Wapakoneta High School Performing Arts Center is the place to be on Saturday, March 22.
Wapakoneta High School’s show choir, Singsation, is hosting the 13th annual Music and More competition, which is sure to offer a variety of shows from a wide range of schools.
According to the Wapakoneta Choral Music Society President, Anita Foor, 16 groups are competing this year, including two middle school teams.
Avelene Louise Metzger, 91, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 10:12 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born May 12, 1922, in Waynesfield, the daughter of Harrison Guy and Glenna Irene (Hefner) Gossard, who preceded her in death. On May 2, 1943, she married Amos Howard Wilson, who died in 1944 serving in World War II. Then on May 12, 1948, she married Chester Lee Metzger, and he died April 26, 1991.
Monte L. Anderson, 59, was called into the presence of the Lord at 9:09 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center.Â Monte was born June 13, 1954, in Celina, to Warren and Betty (Kallmeyer-Fox) Anderson. His father preceded him in death, and his mother survives in Celina. Â On Sept. 21, 2002, he married Â Diana C. (Wischmeyer) Anderson , who survives in Lima.
Long-time Auglaize Acres employee Kim Sudhoff was officially named administrator of the nursing facility on March 6 after serving one month as interim administrator.
Sudhoff has worked at the facility for eight years, starting out as the payroll clerk and later promoted to business office manager.
Originally from St. Marys, 17-year-old, Glenn Zimmerman is a U.S. Junior Olympic Pistol shooter, and he will be making an appearance this Saturday, March 15 at Mike Swaney Buick-GMC to speak with young shooters.
Glenn’s father, Jim, said he hopes this event serves as an outlet for kids who are aspiring shooters to come and learn more and have their questions answered.
During its semimonthly meeting Tuesday, Wapakoneta Lions Club member Jack Preston announced that the club made $466 from its Bob Evans community fundraiser on March 1.
The Lions Club teamed up with Bob Evans’ restaurants in Wapakoneta and Lima to guarantee that 15 percent of every bill spent at the restaurant that day would be given to the Lions Club when customers presented a voucher during checkout.
Preston said this year’s fundraiser generated the highest amount of money they have ever received in the years they have done it.
Donald L. âMickâ McDermitt, 81, of St. Marys, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital after a long battle with leukemia. He was born Aug. 31, 1932, in New Bremen; the son of Clarence âShortyâ and Cordelia (Quellhorst) McDermitt.
Virginia Ann Uppenkamp, 83, of Botkins, died at 6:32 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at the St. Ritaâs Medical Center, in Lima. She was born March 24, 1930, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Carl J. and Laura E. (Wahl) Moell, who preceded her in death. On April 15, 1950, she married Richard James Uppenkamp, and he died July 11, 1977.