Archive - 2013
WAPAKONETA — Waiting to go into the auction ring for the Auglaize County Junior Fair Livestock Sale on Friday, the Reserve Champion Beef Steer “Springsteen” couldn’t stop giving his 9-year-old showman affectionate licks with his long tongue.
“He always licks me,” Montana Hulsmeyer said smiling after he sold.
The Botkins girl never expected to earn such an honor with her first steer project at the county fair, but she has been practicing for it for years, having begun showing in Pee Wee shows when she was 3-years-old.
Aug. 3: The Auglaize County Fair is today.
The St. Marys Lions Club will clean its portion of U.S. 33 today. Meet at 8:30 a.m. behind the Shell Station in St. Marys Square.
The St. Marys community Farmers’ Market will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today next to Dave’s BBQ on Celina Road.
Aug. 4: Artfest Opening Day Reception and Awards presentation will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
WAPAKONETA — The fourth time was the charm for St. Marys native Cole Brooks as he took home the showmanship sweepstakes title Thursday night at the Auglaize County Fair.
“It feels great,” Brooks, 18, said shortly after being named the winner of Thursday’s event that pitted the best of the best against each other. “I was hoping I was going to win. I’ve done this four times so I was hoping I would win.”
Aug. 1: The Auglaize County Fair is today.
Preschoolers are invited to the New Bremen Public Library for activities at 10:30 a.m. today.
Children ages 5 to 10 are invited to attend New Knoxville Library’s Bingo Bash from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today.
ST. MARYS — Food and flowers filled the fruit hall at the Auglaize County Fair Wednesday evening during the Floral Show and Baking Contest.
Nervous chefs surrounded the judge where Pat Wooley stood behind a U-shaped counter, taste-testing the various salsas and appetizers that composed this years’ entries.
WAPAKONETA — Judges chose winners in the rabbit showmanship on Tuesday, looking at how well the showmen have taken care of and studied their rabbits.
Terry Fander, a rabbit judge, said judges look at breeds and body types in other categories, but showmanship is mostly based on the ability to handle and maintain control of the animal, along with what the competitor knows about the breed.
Kenneth J. Kramer, 69, of rural Wapakoneta, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his family farm.
He was born on May 24, 1944, in Sidney, the son of the late John and Emma (Lindhaus) Kramer. He was a graduate of Botkins High School, and served with the U.S. Army in Germany and the United States. On Sept. 4, 1965, he married Nancy K. Kritesin of Wapakoneta. His wife of 48 years survives on the family farm near Wapakoneta.
James P. Geis, 64, of 16550 Buckland River Road, Wapakoneta, died at 7:35 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, at his residence, following a nearly two-year battle with cancer.
He was born on Dec. 15, 1948, in Sidney, the son of Bernard and Cleopha (Nuss) Geis.
He married Debora Potbury on June 27, 1975, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his three children, Laura (Ryan) Brandt of St. Marys, Daniel (Crystal) Geis of Winfield, Miss.; Scott Geis of Wapakoneta; by three grandchildren, Seth, Aleah and Hannah Brandt.
ST. MARYS — Thanks in part to lower-than-anticipated bids for the asbestos abatement at the former power plant, the city’s coffers should be a little healthier.
During Monday night’s St. Marys Finance Committee meeting, Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven said bids for the project, which were submitted on Thursday, came in less than the $900,000 councilors appropriated for the project. A total of seven bidders submitted proposals, with the lowest bid coming in at $272,000. The highest came in at more than $750,000.
Lucille S. Henke, 94, of New Bremen, died at 2:15 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the Otterbein of St. Marys.
She was born on April 14, 1919, in New Bremen.
She was the daughter of Emil and Adeline (Koeper) Poppe.
On July 5, 1941, she married Frederick L. Henke who died on Feb. 11, 1989.
She was the last of her family, preceded in death by her three brothers, Wilfred, Alfred and John Poppe.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.