October 9th, 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, 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, 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, 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.
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 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.
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, 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.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins are beginning to receive some legitimate recognition among the state’s media members.
The Redskins (6-0) were listed fourth within Division III in the latest weekly release of the Associated Press rankings for Ohio high school football, unveiled Monday.
In addition to the lofty ranking in its division, Wapakoneta also received two first-place votes Monday — which implies two members of the media believe the Redskins are the best Division III football team in Ohio right now.
At its annual meeting Monday night, the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation announced the organization’s total funds rose from $2.2 million to $5.4 million within the last year thanks to a generous donation from a local couple.