Archive - 2014
Created as a movement-wide effort to raise awareness of the skills girls learn through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, National Girl Scout Cookie Day will be celebrated this Friday and Saturday.
Communications Manager of the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Shonna King said this will be the second year the event is taking place and will hopefully boost sales nationwide.
“The event was such a success that it was decided to extend the celebration, which is why we have National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend,” King said.
On Feb. 2, Wapakoneta High School sophomore Travis Fisher received an award that will stay with him for the rest of his life — the rank of Eagle Scout.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable for members of the Boy Scouts of America, and only 2 percent of scouts achieve this distinction.
ST. MARYS — Voters in several school districts will see levies on the May primary ballot.
In St. Marys, voters within the school district are slated to vote on five-year, 6.8 mill renewal levy. Voters in New Bremen will vote on a renewal of a 1 percent income tax for operating expenses. County residents who live in the Botkins School District will vote on a renewal of a five-year, 2 mill permanent improvement levy, and those who live within the Indian Lake School District will vote on a five-year, 7.2 mill renewal and increase levy.
Kenneth Ray Deubler, age 62 of Waynesfield, died at 8:45 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at Lima Memorial Hospital. Â He was born Aug. 3, 1951 in Allen County, Ohio; the son of the late Ray and Koneta Ream Deubler.
Mr. Deubler had formerly worked at Ford Motor Company and had served in the U. S. Navy. He was a founding member and a lifetime member of the Roundhead Indian Ridge Sporting Clays. He loved his dog Bruno, the outdoors, fishing, boating, hunting, gardening, and the beach.
Melvin â€śMellieâ€ť Presar, age 93, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Glendale, Calif.
He was born Aug.4, 1920 in Wapakoneta, Ohio to David and Caroline (Lunz) Presar who preceded him in death. He married Beverly Wilson Presar in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, who preceded him in death. His three brothers, Emil, Harold, Howard, and a sister Florence Ruck preceded him in death.
Patsy L. Maurer, 86, of Sidney, passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 1, 2014 at The Pavilion, Sidney.Â
She was born in Botkins to the late Urban T. and Sylvia (Zimpfer) Kennedy on July 19, 1927.Â She married Walter Philip Maurer, Jr. on May 11, 1946 in Botkins and he preceded her in death on May 9, 2008.Â Patsy was also preceded in death by brothers, Donald and Robert Kennedy; a son-in-law, John Thomas; two great-grandchildren, Jade Thomas and M.J. Thomas and a grandson-in-law, Patrick Clerkin.
Persistence paid off for the Wapakoneta Redskins on Tuesday.
After showing signs of improvement in recent weeks, the Redskins broke through with a win Tuesday to end a 10-game loss streak.
A local art center will be accepting photography work from the community for its annual photography contest and exhibit to open Feb. 28.
Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta is welcoming the public to submit photographs to be judged for the “2014 Juried Photography Exhibit Prospectus.” Work will be accepted from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23.
A local fourth-grader at Wapakoneta Elementary may be the future president of the United States of America.
Gavin Sutton, 10, said he thinks he could be a good president one day.
“Everyone in my class says I should run for it, and I think I could do it,” he said.
Sutton will likely begin his political career when he makes the transition to middle school. He said he plans to run for representative of each grade, and as class president when he makes it to seventh grade.
Yesterday evening and today have brought the area yet another winter storm. With snow accumulating several inches so far, there is a lot of cleanup to be done.
Whether you prefer a snowblower, shovel or a form of ice melter, surely someone in your household will be out clearing off sidewalks and driveways.
True Value Store Manager Mike Meiring said when preparing for weather like this it is important to make sure your snowblower is in good condition.