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Archive - 2014

October 10th

Auction to aid holiday program

October 10, 2014

A Quarter Auction benefitting the annual “Breakfast with Santa” children’s event will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, at First English Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 107 West Mechanic St., Wapakoneta.

Although the Christmas season is months away,  the First English Lutheran Church Fellowship Committee is readying for the annual Breakfast with Santa — a holiday event where children receive a Christmas experience at no cost to the families.

Maxine Ball, 83

October 10, 2014

Maxine Ball, 83, of Wapakoneta, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at 11:33 a.m., at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 15, 1931, in Middlesboro, Ky., to the late Howard and Lillie Jones Evans. On Sept. 9, 1950, she married Shelby Monday, who died Nov. 20, 1970. On Nov. 27, 1972, she married Harold J. Ball, who died March 27, 2010. 

Until her death, Maxine was working at Cridersville Health Care. She enjoyed working with the people there and residents. Her hobbies included camping, fishing, cooking, and most of all she loved her family dearly.

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. 

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