Archive - Jun 6, 2011
COLUMBUS â€” It was almost over before it had barely begun.
Now it is over.
And the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers girls 400-meter relay team is the fastest in the land.
The Tigers erased the memory of an almost disastrous district preliminary race that could have ended their tournament run with a dominant performance in the Division III state final Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
W-Gâ€™s foursome of senior Abbey Gray, junior Morgan Horn, senior Frankie James and junior Ivy Horn was virtually flawless.
â€śOur handoffs were probably the best theyâ€™ve ever been,â€ť Gray said.
COLUMBUS â€” Waynesfield-Goshen junior Ivy Horn is used to being at the front of the pack.
And after three straight trips to the Division III state track meet, sheâ€™s used to sharing the front with some familiar faces â€” Rittmanâ€™s Crystal Barber and Sidney Lehmanâ€™s Gretchen Walter.
Horn finished second in the 100 dash on Saturday with a time of 12.48, just .06 behind Walter and .01 ahead of Barber.
Then in the 200, she finished third with a 25.81 behind Barber (25.44) and Walter (25.64).
â€śI knew it was going to be me, Gretchen and Crystal up there,â€ť Horn said.
The 211 members of the Wapakoneta High School Class of 2011 were encouraged to reach for their dreams and no matter where they end up to never forget where they came from.
â€śI encourage you to remember where youâ€™ve been no matter where youâ€™re heading,â€ť Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education President Willie Sammetinger said.
His was a message that was echoed by several speakers during commencement exercises Saturday morning in the Wapakoneta High School gymnasium.
Graduates also were encouraged several times to make a difference.
A warm day brought out many for the Roots and Shoots Garden Clubâ€™s Wapakoneta Garden Tour.
On Sunday, five private gardens and one public garden were available for touring, along with receiving tips and helpful gardening hints from local gardeners. The proceeds from the tour go to the Roots and Shoots Garden Club to help fund their city projects that they do for the Wapakoneta area.
â€śItâ€™s been busy,â€ť Roots and Shoots Garden Club member Michele Bishop said on Sunday. â€śPeople are coming out, and itâ€™s nice for the club.â€ť
Lillian L. â€śLouâ€ť Duff, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Aug. 27, 1931 to Lillian May (Penn) and Charles I. Timmons.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Paul J. Kabana, 73, of Lima, died at 11:28 a.m. Sunday, June 6, 2011, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Rita Meinerding, 88, 815 Heather Dr., St. Marys, died Sunday, June 5, 2011 at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.