Trausch, Noblesville, Ind.,and Matthew Trausch, Pauld-ing; great-grandchildren,Ashlyn, Alexis, Taylor, Bri-anna, Samantha, Andrew,Danielle, Nathaniel, Stephi-ane, Joshua, Jennifer, Han-nah, Chloe, Tirzah, Esther,Micaiah, Julianna, Hallieann,and Shannon; and great-great-grandchildren, Hedeon,Everett, Waverly, Lamar,Emily, Amy, William; and asister, Betty DeLong, of Antwerp.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Cloyce and Victor Bercaw; and a sister, NaomiColley.A Mass of Christian Burialwas held Saturday, Aug. 10 atDivine Mercy CatholicParish, Paulding, with Father Todd Dominick officiating.Burialwas in Rochester Cemetery, Cecil. Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, wasin charge of arrangements.Donations may be made toMasses or a charity of thedonor’s choice.Online condolences may besent to www.denherderfh.com.
MARY ALICE FOX
FORT WAYNE – MaryAlice Fox, 86, passed awaySaturday, Aug. 10, 2013.Born inPaulding,Maryworked atGE for 25years, retir-ing in 1987.She was amember of ChristChurch at Georgetown, ELEXClub and Honorettes. Mary en- joyed bingo, Bible studies andloved her family.Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Arthur Fox; sons,David Fox, Michael (Susan)Fox, Gerry Fox, and daughter,Debra (David) Fry, all of FortWayne; eight grandchildren;and five great-grandchildren.Mary was preceded in death by her son, Rex Fox.Service is 10 a.m. Thursday,Aug. 15 at D.O. McComb &Sons Maplewood Park FuneralHome, 4017 Maplecrest Road,with calling one hour prior. Call-ing also 5-8 p.m. Wednesday atthe funeral home. Burial will bein Lindenwood Cemetery.Memorials may be made toCancer Services of NE Indianaor Heartland Hospice.To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccom- bandsons.com.
PAULDING – Hilda K.McGrath, age 98, died Tues-day, Aug. 6 at The Gardens of Paulding.She was born May 19,1915 in Paulding County, thedaughter of Elba and Celia(Grine) Bercaw. On April 30,1935, she married LeoWilliam McGrath, who pre-ceded her in death on Dec.27, 2002. She was a member of Divine Mercy CatholicParish, Paulding, Altar Rosary Society, CLC, Sistersof the Skillet, and JohnPaulding Historical Society.She is survived by twodaughters, Ann (Lowell)Trausch and Jean (Charles)Paisley, both of Paulding; 10grandchildren, Suzanna Lib-storff, Paulding, ThomasPaisley, Toledo, Lisa (lastname unknown), Mike(Tracy) Trausch, Paulding,Deborah (Mike) Abbot, Au-rora, Colo., Karen (Barry Ha-nenkratt) Hale, Defiance,Jonathan (Lindsay) Trausch,Noblesville, Ind., MichalTrausch, Paraguay, David
August 14, 2013
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The Amish Cook
By: Lovina Eicher
the horses and ponies. One of our hens has little chicks andit’s hard to keep Kevin awayfrom her them.We are also enjoying thehamburger patties we madeand put in the freezer whenwe butchered beef last winter.Tomato slices, lettuce andsweet onions on the grilledhamburgers make a delicious,tasty sandwich.Foremost on our minds isthe sad news of UncleEmanuels’s death. UncleEmanuel, who lived in Har-lan, Ind. turned 79 on July 10.His wife, Aunt Catherine, ismy Dad’s sister and she passed away in July 2011.Emanuel leaves to mourn hissons Emanuel Clyde,William, and Robert and adaughter, Cathy, along withall their partners and children.May God be with them asthey go through this trial inlife. I know how they mustfeel losing both parents intwo years time. Life seemsemptier and it always feelslike someone is missing atfamily gatherings.Life goes on and we mustaccept God’s ways. Trustingand believing in “Him” helpsto make the burdens in lifeThe seventh month of 2013is almost history already. An-other year is going by waytoo fast. I want the boys to pull the onions out of our gar-den today. I don’t know if thesaying is true about not let-ting the August sun hit your onions (for storage). It seems by that time of year, they areready to be pulled and hungup to dry for storage anyways.We are enjoying sweet corntoo now. With corn, tomatoes,cucumbers, zucchini, red beets, lettuce, green beans,and peppers in the garden,meal planning is much easier.The grocery bill also comesdown a lot at this time of year.One evening we had sweetcorn, sliced tomatoes, cucum- ber salad, and sliced cheese.Another evening we hadred potatoes, green beans,fried zucchini, sliced toma-toes, cucumber salad andsliced cheese. Kevin, 7, likesto husk the corn, but wantsme to clean it. He said hestays so busy with all his jobslike picking up eggs, huskingcorn, giving the grass that the boys mowed to the horsesand feeding the dogs. Helikes to feed the corn husks toeasier. The funeral will be onSaturday which we have plans to attend.The annual Coblentz re-union was just held thismonth in Wisconsin. It wasclose to where Uncle Joe andMelvin live. We regretted thatwe weren’t able to make itthere once again.A lady from our church dis-trict is taking orders for peaches. She has the truck de-liver them all to the housesfor our church district. So peaches will soon be here tocan and freeze. Today we willmake more dill pickles. After this batch I will have enough pickles for the year.I’ll share my recipe for goulash!
1 pound hamburger 1 small onion, chopped8 medium tomatoes, peeledand chunked2 cups macaroni1 quart water Brown hamburger andonion. Add tomatoes andwater. When water starts boil-ing add macaroni. Cook tillmacaroni are soft. Season totaste. Note: you can add morehamburger or tomatoes for your preference.
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The family of “Julie Miler” would like to thank everyone for the condolences,flowers, throws, stones, memorials and any monetary gifts given in honor of “Feline Rescue Center” (cause anyone that knew Julie knew how much sheloved cats especially “Pink” her male cat). Thanks to all our neighbors, friendsand family for all you have done for us, the monetary gifts & food, thoughts,prayers, love and caring for us. Also to Paulding EMS, Den Herder, hospital, Pas-tor Ben Lowell from Paulding United Methodist Church for the kind and lovelyservice he made in honor of Julie. Also the ladies auxiliary of UMC for the verygood luncheon. Sorry it’s taken a little bit to thank everyone, as we were inshock and very sad. So thanks to all who loved and cared for Julie. She’ll beour angel forever. She was only 28, killed on 4-24-13.
–Family of Julie Miler
Thank you to all of our family,friends, and neighbors. Wordscan never really express our gratitude and appreciation for everything you have all done for us during this difficult time.Mom will never really be gonebecause she is in our heartsand minds as she always hasbeen and always will be. Again,a heartfelt thank you to eachand every one of you! The Family of Wilma Hartwig Cletus (Ray) Hartwig Deb (Dr. Larry) Tope & familyKaren (Lee) Bakle & family Julie (Spencer) Beckman & family
Commissioners meet with EMA director, audit comm
PAULDING – The Pauld-ing County Commissionersmet on July 29, July 31 andAug. 5 and addressed the fol-lowing business.The county auditor is toamend the 2013 appropria-tion by appropriating$10,000 to the Board of DDParc Lane Fund and $98,794to the County Health Insur-ance Fund.Bids for the 2013 PauldingCounty Paving and the Ben-ton Township Road Improve-ments projects were let toGerken Paving Inc., of Napoleon for $856,185.89and $580,785.25, respec-tively.Paulding County EMA di-rector Randy Shaffer said theEMA Executive Committeeand the Local EmergencyPlanning Committee are oneand the same, consisting of the president of the commis-sioners, the mayor of Pauld-ing, and the chairman of the board of trustees of PauldingTownship (being the most populated village and town-ship).Resolutions from villagesand townships regarding ter-minating the 1989 EMAagreement and participatingin the newly organized EMAwere discussed. Shaffer wille-mail a formula for calculat-ing fees to subdivisions plusthe EMA 2012 and 2013 budgets, along with the 2013year-to-date expenses.Shaffer said he has not lo-cated a registered dangerousanimal owner to serve on thetechnical advisory committeeof the state-mandated Dan-gerous Wild Animal Re-sponse team (DWART). Hewill contact the local veteri-narian for assistance.A revised job description of the EMA director was dis-cussed with Shaffer. A salaryincrease was proposed with athree-month review. Com-missioners said the publicwould like to see participa-tion in mandatory trainingand offered to assist Shaffer in mailings to subdivisionsfor said training.Shaffer reminded the com-missioners of the National In-stant Management System700, which can be taken on-line on the FEMA website or in an eight-hour face-to-faceclass. He also discussed haz-ardous material training for every new firefighter.Commissioner RoyKlopfenstein requested Shaf-fer keep logs of time spent onEMA business.Greg Huey Construction Inc.will be doing the roof and AllTrades will be reconstructingthe flat roofs above the en-trances to the courthouse.Members of the audit com-mittee, County Court JudgeSuzanne Rister, Recorder Carol Temple, Clerk of CourtsAnn Pease and commissioners’clerk Cindy Peters met withcommissioners on July 31.Fred Pieper presented thesales tax revenue, GeneralFund receipts, General Fundexpenses, and the PermissiveSales and Use Tax reports.Sales tax generated in Maywere up from June receipts by$6,601.15. Sales tax receiptswere up from July 2012 by$10,635.67, largely due to a boost in motor vehicle tax.The committee reviewedthe General Fund receipts andexpenses report for June. Re-ceipts of $402,549.50 wereup from May 2013 by$174,331.04. June 2013 rev-enue was up from June 2012 by $111,194.48 and also upfrom the four-year average(2009-2012) for June by$118,669.03.Expenses for June weredown $137,518.98 from May;and down from June 2012 ex- penses by $72,624.82. Ex- penses were down $25,500.52from the four-year average(2009-2012) for April.Commissioners remindedthe committee members thatsales tax will go up .25% onSept. 1.Judge Rister reportedCounty Court cases are up.Traffic and civil cases are four to five months ahead of sched-ule and criminal cases are amonth ahead. She recently at-tended a judges conference andhas put the wheels in motionfor Paulding County Court to be considered a full-time court.Greg Flowers of Build aComputer did a study on theInternet service within thecourthouse. By April 2014,there will no longer be servicefor the current server systemmost of the courthouse officesare using.Cindy Peters updated thecommittee on the county’swebsite. She has updated thesite, linking other elected offi-cials’ web sites to the county’s.The D & L Properties LLC,Antwerp, application for a loanof $70,000 was approved bythe Revolving Loan FundCommittee and the Ohio De- partment of Development. Thecounty auditor was ordered toissue the check from the Re-volving Loan Fund and deliver it to Paulding County Eco-nomic Development office.
ommissioners also di-rected the auditor to amend the2013 annual appropriation bymoving $6,000 into the PublicSafety Tower Fund.A telephone conference callwas held with Paulding CountyDog Warden, Mark Rassmanwho said things are goingsmoothly.At the Aug. 5 meeting, EMADirector Shaffer again metwith the commissioners. Hedelivered the 2011, 2012 and2013 (including year-to-date) budgets for the EMA. they hadrequested for Brown Townshipand the Village of Payne to re-view. Shaffer said the budgetshould increase as improve-ments to the program are made.He also discussed the non-funded mandate to have aDWART plan in force. A sam- ple plan allows for a countyDWART to act as a response planning team. The response planning team is not necessar-ily the responding entity.He told commissioners thatthough there are residents of Paulding County who mayown these type animals or rep-tiles, he found none who were“registered.”Shaffer was asked to arrangefor first aid kits for the variouscounty offices.Shaffer said the EMA vehi-cle has required a lot of main-tenance and repairs. He willobtain quotes for a vehicle andstated EMPG dollars can beused for vehicle purchase, aswell as siren purchases.He asked commissioners if block grant money can be usedto purchase sirens, noting sometownships and villages do nothave sirens.
LANDSCAPING PROJECT – The Wayne Trace High School Student Council recently completed anupdate to the landscaping at Wayne Trace Payne Elementary. Student Council President MadelineBaumle led the service project by initiating and organizing the update to the south and east sides of the building. Seventeen student council members contributed a total of 70.5 volunteer service hoursto this project. The students spread a dirt foundation, laid weed barrier and topped it off with mulch.Mulch was also brought in to go around 14 trees. Students are, from left – Isaiah Ross, Sylvia Young,Brooke Lelanek, Connor Baumle, Maddie McClure, Madeline Baumle, Kacey Reinhart, Blaire Baumle,Madison Poling, Emil Stoller, Hank Sinn, Gage Pfeiffer, Estee Sinn. Missing: Brock Worden, JaredSherry, Danae Myers, Brady Stabler.