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Archive - Dec 2011

December 2nd

Book club page turner at WHS

December 3, 2011

By CARLA MEYER
Staff Writer
The goal of a book club targeted to high school students has one main purpose — to be fun.
The coordinator of the book club, hosted by the Auglaize County Public District Library and in its third year, says the club “has been very successful.”
“High schoolers are so busy and the book club is something we wanted to start and see what happens,” Auglaize County Public District Library Youth Services Coordinator Beth Steiner said. “So far, we have had a good turnout and good feedback.”

Chiropractor helps by giving ‘back’ to Cheer

December 3, 2011

By LANCE MIHM
Staff Writer
Dr Aaron Kiefer is currently offering residents a way to help both themselves and others in a unique way.

Board’s final offer

December 2, 2011

After months of negotiations failing to result in an agreement, Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members approved a resolution declaring its intent to implement its final offer to teachers beginning Jan. 1.

Red Cross honors locals

December 2, 2011

Local residents and businesses have been recognized for outstanding achievements and volunteer service to a nationwide organization.
The Indiana-Ohio Region of American Red Cross Blood Services recently hosted its annual recognition luncheon, with one of the recipients having hit a milestone — by donating 24 gallons of blood in her lifetime.
Wapakoneta resident and the “Outstanding Blood Donor Award” winner for Auglaize County, Rita Tebbe, 84, has donated approximately 192 times to date, and has donated 24 gallons of blood, which translates to helping approximately 576 people.

Positives seen to online testing

December 2, 2011

Starting in 2014, Ohio school districts are to be use new state tests of common core curriculum.
The new tests are to be implemented in 45 states and the District of Columbia, but they come with a catch, they must be taken online, replacing the traditional paper and pencil standardized tests Ohio students have been taking.

Patricia R. “Pat” Wagner, 80

December 2, 2011

Patricia R. “Pat” Wagner, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:53 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Dec. 6. 1930, in Hancock County, the daughter of Treva (Pheneger) and Arthur “Ed” DeLong, who preceded her in death. On July 23, 1950, she married Russell M. “Shorty” Wagner, and he died May 16, 1990.

Franklin Rostorfer, 76

December 2, 2011

Franklin R. Rostorfer, 76, of rural Wapakoneta, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 30, 2011, from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Ohio 235, in Logan County.
He was born Aug. 8, 1935, in Clay Township, Auglaize County, the son of Margaret (Cook) and Clifford Rostorfer, who preceded him in death. On March 3, 1962, he married Judy A. Metz, and she survives.

BASKETBALL: Trojans off to 2-0 start

December 2, 2011

LEWISTOWN — It will be pretty hard for first-year varsity coach Don Mack and the Botkins Trojans girls basketball team not to improve on last year’s season.

Playing with a new found spark, the Trojans got off to their first 2-0 start in many years with a 47-34 road win over Indian Lake on Tuesday.

December 1st

SWIMMING: Wapak falls in opener

December 1, 2011

FINDLAY — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys and girls swim teams opened their seasons with losses in the season-opening meet Tuesday night at Findlay.

Taylor Law posted three wins for the Redskins girls team in a 108-75 loss to the Trojans.

The Wapak boys suffered a 127-52 defeat.

Law won in the 200 IM, 500 freestyle and the 400 free relay.

Joining Law in the 400 free relay were Josie Miller, Stephanie Kessen and Haley Buchanan. The foursome also finished second in the 200 medley relay.

Miller won the 100 freestyle and took second in the 200 IM.

FOOTBALL: Mauk named Mr. Football

December 1, 2011

COLUMBUS (AP) — When Kenton varsity coach Mike Mauk discusses his son Maty’s record-setting career, he mentions the trip to the Ohio championship game this week, an unprecedented for the school four straight Western Buckeye League titles as well as the program mark of 21 consecutive home wins.

Left unsaid was the litany of national passing records that helped make senior quarterback Maty Mauk a unanimous winner of the 25th annual Associated Press Ohio Mr. Football award.

The greatest athletes of Wapakoneta gathered near the Auglaize River last night to race in one of...
Wapakoneta resident Amy Kentner threw the ceremonial first pitch Friday prior to the Cleveland...
Scoring 3,236 points over the course of the two-day championship meet, the Wapakoneta Waves swim...

 

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