July 5th, 2011
Alice Virginia Sidener, 89, died peacefully at 4:50 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Otterbein in Cridersville.
She was born March 16, 1922, in Lima, the daughter of Henrietta (Stork) and Louis Schlegel, who preceded her in death. On June 19, 1942, she married Charles F. Sidener who survives in Cridersville.
Mary J. Davis, age 87, of Cridersville, died 12:02 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011 at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
She was born March 21, 1924, in Lima the daughter of Benjamin Leroy and Lucille Comb Burden.
On March 8, 1947, she married Donald Earl Davis and he preceded her in death.
Surviving are three children, Nancy C. (Steve) Fisher, of Ada, Diane K. Davis, of Cridersville and Alan (Billie) Davis, of Lakeview.
She was preceded in death by a son, Earl E. Davis.
Verena M. Nichols, 95, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 2:33 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Jan. 20, 1916, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Saarah (Wilhelm) and Gideon P. Steiner, who preceded her in death. On April 25, 1948, she married Walter F. Nichols, and he died March 30, 1977.
Fewer than 11 miles of county roadway is scheduled for resurfacing in 2011.
âItâs the fewest number of miles weâve paved since 1984,â Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said as he submitted plans to the Auglaize County commissioners this week. âIf we stay at that, weâll have a 30-year rotation on county roads. Roads we paved this year, we wouldnât be back to resurface again until 2041.â
The single bid submitted for the work was for a little more than $1 million from Shelly Corporation, of Findlay. It includes all materials needed for the resurfacing.
From the time Maverick Liles was young boy, he knew somehow he was going to be involved in the agricultural industry.
âBefore we moved here, we lived close to my grandparents,â the 2011 Wapakoneta High School graduate said. âThey had a 1,200-acre crop farm and a swine farm. I spent a lot of time there. I still work there two or three days a week.â
This yearâs annual St. Joe Fourth of July Festival was deemed an overall success by organizers as the event culminated with a fireworks display Monday night.
âWe had a few spells of high heat, but overall the weather cooperated very well,â St. Joe Fourth of July past chair Tom Vehorn said. âWe had a large crowd that was very enthusiastic in participating in the different events we had.â
Vehorn said the motorcycle poker run that began at 1 p.m. Monday was well attended, as well as the kiddie tractor pulls held Monday and the tractor and truck pull held Sunday.
David F. Hegemier, 84, 18590 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died Monday, July 4, 2011, at his residence.
He was born June 22, 1927, in Auglaize County, the son of Esther (Roediger) and August Hegemier. On Nov. 1, 1947, he married Virginia âGinnyâ Glass and she survives at the residence.
Richard L. âRichâ Houchin, 59, of Lakeview, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was born March 17, 1952, in Bellefontaine, the son of the late Jane (Sturm) and Richard J. Houchin. On May 2, 1983, in Greennville, he married Jayne Sacksteder and she survives.
MINSTER â Regardless of what happens Wednesday, the Wapakoneta ACME baseball team is headed to the district tournament.
Wapak earned that honor with yet another thrilling, come-from-behind win.
Wapak scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally to a 6-4 win over St. Marys in a sectional semifinal Sunday at Hanover Park in Minster.
âItâs a huge, huge win,â Wapak coach Willie Sammetinger said. âI canât say enough.â
Tending to plants including tomatoes, radishes, lettuce, beans and corn, a Wapakoneta teenager says a garden in a community plot behind the local high school is teaching her responsibility.
In the mornings, her friend, Megan Steinke, waters and cares for the plants, and in the evenings, itâs Courtney Hamel. The two Wapakoneta High School junior FFA members thought it would be a neat experience taking care of their own garden in newly dedicated community plots.
âSo far, our plants arenât growing like the others are but we started later, itâs just taking a while,â Courtney said.