Archive - Jul 2011
CHICAGO â Every day presents a new challenge for Ohio State interim coach Luke Fickell.
Thursdayâs big surprise was facing a swarm of media members â he was expecting just to give a speech at a luncheon. After all, this was his first time here.
But questions keep coming and he had to react.
Fences and gates have been erected.
Mobile homes and house trailers sit parked inside the east gate, connected to the electric posts.
Crews work in the barns, readying them for the steers, cows, hogs, chickens, rabbits and a list of other animals.
Near the midway, three young girls carry a section of fence with their fair clubâs name, Star Spangled Clovers, across the front. Lauren Klopfenstein, Emma Davis and Danica Zink move the prop Friday from a vehicle in the parking lot into the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Any school days to be made up during the next two school years will be tacked on at the end of the year.
A revision to Wapakoneta City Schools calendar for 2011-12 and 2012-13 was approved this week eliminating make-up days on both Presidentâs Day and Martin Luther King Day and instead transferring those days, originally scheduled to be used as make-up days as needed, to the end of the school year.
For the 2011-12 school year, students are scheduled to start on Aug. 24 with the last day planned for May 25. The 2012-13 school year is to begin for students on Aug. 28 and end May 31.
NEW KNOXVILLE â The shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has halted construction projects across the nation, is having little impact on the local airport.
On Tuesday, the FAA shutdown forced the entity to furlough 4,000 workers and suspend $2.5 billion in airport construction linked to federal grants. While the Neil Armstrong Airport in New Knoxville receives federal grants from the FAA, the shutdown is not currently impacting the facility.
G.M. Alsbaugh, 85, of Celina, died July 19, 2011 at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Willshire, to Ruah (Clouse) and Arnold Alspaugh. On Jan. 11, 1948, he married Bonnie Burke and she preceded him in death.
Surviving are four sons, Albert (Dayle) Alspuagh, of Rockford, Terry (Beth) Alspaugh, of Decatur, Ind., Mark (Rhonda) Alsbaugh, of Celina, and Todd (Melissa) Alspaugh, of Greenville.
Services are at 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at Village Community Center at Shaneâs Park in Rockford, the Rev. David Burden officiating.
School fees for most elementary grades in the Wapakoneta City Schools are increasing this year.
For kindergarten, the $39 fee marks a $4 increase, for first grade the fee decreased by $10 to $59, the second grade fee increased $5 to $70, the third grade fee increased by $7 to $70, and the fourth-grade fee increased by $19 to $52.
âThey are changing,â Superintendent Keith Horner said of the fees approved unanimously by members of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education this week.
The firefighters in Uniopolis are gearing up for their annual festival this weekend.
The 68th annual Uniopolis Firemenâs Jamboree is scheduled to start tonight and continue Saturday in downtown Uniopolis.
âThis is our main fundraiser for the year,â Uniopolis Fire Department Assistant Chief Mike Wenning said.
The proceeds from the festival fund the fire departmentâs General Fund for the year, and Wenning said they will be looking at purchasing new equipment and updating fire and EMS equipment.
One 2011 Wapakoneta High School graduate did not grow up on a farm like many FFA students students do, but he did gain much from the program and proclaimed farming is a life style he loves.
While many inherit family farms or go adopt agrarian lifestyles based on their experiences on a farm, Dylan Regula said he is not sure exactly where along the line he decided it was the life for him.
âI did have an uncle that farmed,â Regula said. âI remember riding on the tractor with my uncle, Don Regula. Other than that, I donât really know how I got into it. I just knew it would be a good idea.â
Norman Henry Schrolucke, 90, formerly of 10472 Plattner Pike, New Knoxville, died Wednesday evening, July 27, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.
He was born Feb. 7, 1921, in Van Buren Township, Shelby County, the son of Louise (Henschen) and Henry Schrolucke. On July 4, 1943, he married LaRue Eversman on July and she preceded him in death Feb. 19, 1990.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Beth Thomas and Judy Grimes.
Eileen Marie Gierhart, 91, of Green Springs, and formerly of Lima and Bradenton, Fla., died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Elmwood Health Center in Green Springs.
She was born Feb. 21,1920, in Defiance, the daughter of Helen (Pocock) and John Diringer. Both parents are deceased. On June 29, 1942, she married Ralph Edward Gierhart, who died October 13, 2006.