2014: City of Middletown sells Weatherwax to Hamilton auctioneer company for $1.6 million. Myron Bowling leases course to Jim Kraft, who signs a one-year lease with a one-year option.
2015: Kraft plans to accept option year and operate Weatherwax as golf course through 2016.
Sept. 23, 2015: MetroParks of Butler County announces its purchase of Weatherwax and plans to combine it with the adjacent Sebald Park to create the new Elk Creek MetroPark. The golf course will cease operations after the current lease expires, according to MetroParks.
Nov. 6, 2016: The last round is to be played at Weatherwax.
Nov. 18, 2016: An auction is scheduled to sell off all the maintenance equipment and golf items.
SOURCES: City of Middletown records; Journal-News archives