October 10th, 2014
A rebate check Wapakoneta City Schools received this week from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will go toward adding security cameras to the district’s fleet of buses, WCS Director of Operations Mike Watt said.
ST. MARYS — Democrat Ed FitzGerald urged members of the Democrats of Auglaize County Thursday night to join him in his quest to defeat Gov. John Kasich in November.
Speaking at the DAC’s annual dinner, FitzGerald touched upon a variety of issues he believes separates him from Kasich. FitzGerald said the current political system is leaving people behind with too much emphasis on candidates who can raise the most money.
A Quarter Auction benefitting the annual “Breakfast with Santa” children’s event will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, at First English Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 107 West Mechanic St., Wapakoneta.
Although the Christmas season is months away, the First English Lutheran Church Fellowship Committee is readying for the annual Breakfast with Santa — a holiday event where children receive a Christmas experience at no cost to the families.
Maxine Ball, 83, of Wapakoneta, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at 11:33 a.m., at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 15, 1931, in Middlesboro, Ky., to the late Howard and Lillie Jones Evans. On Sept. 9, 1950, she married Shelby Monday, who died Nov. 20, 1970. On Nov. 27, 1972, she married Harold J. Ball, who died March 27, 2010.
Until her death, Maxine was working at Cridersville Health Care. She enjoyed working with the people there and residents. Her hobbies included camping, fishing, cooking, and most of all she loved her family dearly.
A local version of a national movement was held Wednesday night in Wapakoneta.
Students within the Wapakoneta Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) combined with District 8 FCA Representative Andy Lynch put together a “Fields of Faith” prayer and worship session from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.
The Wapakoneta Theatre Guild will debut its fall play “Always A Bridesmaid” this weekend at the Eagles Aerie #691.
Opening night will be Oct. 10, followed by shows on Oct. 11 and 12. The play will continue into next weekend, with shows Oct. 17, 18 and 19.
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.