February 12th, 2013
Ellen Edna Schierholt Huckriede, 87, of St. Marys, , died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Otterbein Retirement Community on Grand Lake St. Marys.
She was born July 17, 1925, in New Bremen, the daughter of Emma (Heitman) and Frank Schierholt, who preceded her in death. She was married to Earl Huckriede on Dec. 12, 1944, at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen.
Planning for the future, the Auglaize County commissioners recently purchased a Wapakoneta house.
The property at 104 W. Pearl St. was sold to the commissioners at a sheriff’s sale for $51,000, which was the highest bid offered. Commissioners had agreed prior to the sale not to offer more than the appraised value of $75,000 for the home and two-story garage.
The sale of the home was ordered for non-payment of property taxes.
Nicholas F. Bergman 88 of Botkins, died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Heritage Manor Nursing Center.
He was born Aug. 23, 1924 in Egypt, to the late Katherine (Dircksen) and Fred Bergman. On Sept. 27, 1947, in St. Patrick, he married Norma Berning, and she survives in Botkins.
Dressed in a white blouse and a purple sweater, a 7-year-old blond-haired girl shares “tea time” with her American Girl Doll, which has blond hair and blue eyes resembling her own.
Ava Gibson spent time Saturday morning drinking fruit punch, eating chocolate-covered strawberries and other small treats during an early afternoon tea with her American Girl Doll named Emma. She had already designed a charm for Charm It! bracelets and had her photograph taken before sitting down for refreshments and snacks at Casa Chic in downtown Wapakoneta.
Leaning in closer to hear the third-grader to help the youngster ask a question, a Wapakoneta High School sophomore says he takes this role seriously.
Not so seriously that he can’t have fun with the students he is helping, though, as Morgan Howard remembers what it was like when he was the younger student receiving the help.
“I went through the program and it was fun,” Howard said. “Learning from another kid was a lot easier. I could connect with them.”
CRIDERSVILLE — Looking up with the same ornery grin, brothers Jack, 7, and Joseph, 8, Hoel admit they have a lot in common.
“We both like Legos,” Joseph starts out. “And baseball,” Jack says, before Joseph continues, “and football.”
And the list goes on.
They have the same favorite video game and say it in unison, without any prior discussion — “Call of Duty Black Ops II.”
BOTKINS — The Botkins boys basketball team was shooting on all cylinders Saturday night, picking up a convincing victory over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers.
Four different Trojans hit 3-pointers in the victory, for a team total of nine 3-pointers.
W-G could not keep up with that offensive productivity, and was crushed by Botkins, 65-46.
The Wapakoneta Redskins came out of the gate sluggish against the hosting Van Wert Cougars, but used a solid second half to pick up another Western Buckeye League victory.
The findings of a facility assessment of the Auglaize Acres are expected soon to offer ideas for operational improvements.
The Plante & Moran firm was hired to conduct the assessment in January at a cost of between $12,000 and $15,000, plus reimbursable expenses.
Auglaize Acres Administrator Connie Pierce said they have been talking about doing such a study for quite a while, with some ideas spurred on by the use of the facilities by other county offices during courthouse renovations.
With Hurricane Sandy striking the East Coast last fall, and a blizzard slamming the East Coast Friday night and today, local students have been taking a closer look at weather in their classroom.
Fourth-grade students in Jill Briemâ€™s class at Wapakoneta Elementary School have been studying a weather unit, and were recently visited by a local meteorologist.
Chief Meteorologist Kyle Adams, of Your Hometown Lima Stations, talked with the students about weather topics ranging from tornadoes to radars and everything in between.
Classmates John Kohler and Jewel Barber