January 25th, 2013
Through the support of the community, a local facility is able to change lives for the better.
As a leading non-profit for strengthening the community, financial gifts given to the Wapakoneta Family YMCA will help advance programming and services that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Emmett H. Shoup Jr., 70, 2011 Chadwick Drive, St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at St. Ritas Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Oct. 3, 1942, in Moulton, the son of Evelyn (Katter) and Emmett Shoup Sr., and they preceded him in death. On May 25, 1963, he married Sandra K. Moots, and she survives at the residence.
William F. â€śOllieâ€ť Anderson Sr., 79, of Cridersville, died at 11:02 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Aug. 18, 1933, in Lima, the son of Gladys Erma (Shaw) and Fred L. Anderson, who preceded him in death. On May 29, 1956, he married Shirley Ann Luke, who survives.
Curtiss E. Hager, 86, of St. Marys, formerly of Spencerville, died at 3:54 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center with family at his side. He had lived there since October 2012.
He was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Logan Township, Auglaize County, the son of Elma (Walther) and Earl Hager, who preceded him in death. On June 4, 1949, he married Ruthela Wagner, and she survives in St. Marys.
With the cold temperatures in the air, people are dressing in more layers and are more cautious of exposure to the outside environment.
In addition with being conscious of the winter weather, there are many safety precautions to take when it comes to heath and safety.
When it comes to snow and ice, a local fire chief notes the proper way to walk without falling and slipping.
“Footwear is definitely a big issue,” Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said. “Wear something that has traction when walking on ice.”
A fund dealing with the initial costs for city’s costliest sewer project in history is healthy as it is expected to top $1 million in 2013, a Wapakoneta City Council committee chair says.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members this week approved several personnel matters including, the resignations of Wapakoneta High School Principal Aaron Rex and Wapakoneta High School Secretary Jennifer Adkins.
Rex’s resignation is effective Feb. 1, while Adkins’ was effective Jan. 22.
Rex, who has been with the district 16 years, seven of which he spent as high school principal, plans to start in his new position as superintendent of Archbold Area Schools on Feb. 4.
Sharon E. Bakhtiarian 70, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 30, 1942, in Portland, Ind., the daughter of Marciel Tyndall- and Arthur P. Shull. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Wapakoneta. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Raymond Shull.
Also surviving are two daughters, Sarah Cox, of Nevada, and Suzanne Harris, of Oklahoma; a sister, Patricia (Larry) Baeumel, of Cridersville; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
Alice Louise Clayton, 55, mother, sister and soon to be Grandma, passed away Jan. 17, 2013, after a courageous six-year battle with cancer.
She was born on Oct. 24, 1957, a daughter of the late Mary Gearing and Walter Scott, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 1, 1977, she married William Clayton, welcoming two loving sons, Jason and Christopher.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members and community volunteers were recognized for their service to youth.
In the first of a new recognition for volunteers in the district, Linda and Terry Blosser were honored Tuesday during the school board meeting with a plaque for 30 years of devotion to students through the Octagon Club.
“You are two tremendous people who have impacted a lot of lives,” Superintendent Keith Horner said in introducing the Blossers.