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Archive - 2014

October 9th

Athletes gather to show their faith

October 9, 2014

A local version of a national movement was held Wednesday night in Wapakoneta.

Students within the Wapakoneta Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) combined with District 8 FCA Representative Andy Lynch put together a “Fields of Faith” prayer and worship session from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.

Guild debuts fall production

October 9, 2014

The Wapakoneta Theatre Guild will debut its fall play “Always A Bridesmaid” this weekend at the Eagles Aerie #691.

Opening night will be Oct. 10, followed by shows on Oct. 11 and 12. The play will continue into next weekend, with shows Oct. 17, 18 and 19.

Councilors updated on utilities

October 9, 2014

BOTKINS — A representative with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio spoke at a regular Village of Botkins council meeting  to inform locals on electric services and utility options in the area.

Special guest James Lee explained that the Public Utilities Commission is a state agency responsible for regulating the large utility companies. Council members were given a map of the electric services in the county.  

Violet M. “Vi” Maxson, 87

October 9, 2014

Violet M. “Vi” Maxson, 87, of Wapakoneta, died at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at her residence with her family at her side. She was born Jan. 20, 1927, in Shawano County,Wis., the daughter of Julius and Rose (Westphal) Malueg, who preceded her in death. On April 2, 1947, she married Stanley R. Maxson, and he survives.

Carol Kay Koch, 73

October 9, 2014

Carol Kay Koch, 73, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:13 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born in Lyons, Ind. on July 27, 1941, to Ralph and Iva Perkins, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 16, 1964, she married Dean A. Koch and he passed away in 1986.

James L. “Wally” Watercutter, 53

October 9, 2014

James L. “Wally” Watercutter, 53, of rural Cridersville, died Monday morning, Oct. 6, 2014, at his residence. He was born Aug. 26, 1961, in Lima, the son of Leonard and Eileen (Smith) Watercutter, who preceded him in death.

October 8th

Jordan targets welfare systems

October 8, 2014

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan stopped by the Wapakoneta Daily News on Monday to discuss his plans to end corporate welfare and introduce legislation that would alter the social welfare system in the U.S.

Jordan, R-Urbana, said the middle class is suffering because their tax dollars are going to bailouts for large corporations and “social safety nets” for the unemployed.

Mincemeat sale cooks up holiday memories

October 8, 2014

Mincemeat pie may not be as common of a recipe as it was the past — but Salem United Methodist Church Secretary Janet Winkler says that’s what makes it special. 

Although the main reason for the church’s annual mincemeat fundraiser is to benefit the church missions and community, Winkler said the church has continued making mincemeat itself for no other reason than tradition. 

Sister City guests have full itinerary

October 8, 2014

The Sister City delegation from Lengerich, Germany, arrives Sunday with a full itinerary of local sights to visit.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Sister City relationship.

First up will be a dedication of the Lengerich Garden at Heritage Parkway in downtown Wapakoneta. The dedication will include the installation of two plaques: one representing Wapakoneta, one representing Lengerich.

Evelyn F. Barlow, 89

October 8, 2014

Evelyn F. Barlow, 89, of New Knoxville, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 12:35 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born on Sept. 6, 1925, in Macon, Mo., to George and Fern (Lee) Cox, who preceded her in death. On July 22, 1950, she married Lowell J. Barlow, and he passed away on Aug. 25, 1978.

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