Archive - Jun 2011
WAYNESFIELD â€” By now the journey to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus has become a familiar one for the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers.
They will make that trek once again for the Division III state track and field meet Friday and Saturday on the campus of the Ohio State University.
And if all goes well, theyâ€™ll be bringing some hardware home with them.
W-Gâ€™s best bet for a state champion is the girls 400-meter relay team of senior Abbey Gray, junior Morgan Horn, senior Frankie James and junior Ivy Horn.
Wapakoneta opened the 2011 ACME season with a win, edging Indian Lake 3-1 on Wednesday at Wapakoneta High School.
â€ś[Y]ou could tell some of these guys have not played for a couple of weeks,â€ť Wapak coach Nick Sammetinger said. â€śI am happy with the performance but will continue to challenge each player to improve every day.â€ť
Marshall Gerlach threw a complete-game, five-hitter for the win. Gerlach threw just 89 pitches, 67 of them for strikes.
He struck out 14 and walked just two. He allowed just one run, an unearned run in the seventh inning.
A local garden club is hosting a tour of local gardens in Wapakoneta on Sunday.
The Roots and Shoots Garden Club will have a tour of five private gardens and one public garden in the area. This event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
â€śLocal home owners have graciously opened their beautiful gardens for public viewing to benefit the Roots and Shoots Garden Club,â€ť member of the Roots and Shoots Garden Club Michele Bishop said.
The newest trustee appointed to serve on the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation is fulfilling her late mother-in-lawâ€™s last term.
Denise Wintzer is to serve for Mary Alice Wintzer, one of the boardâ€™s original members since 1989, through her termâ€™s expiration on Oct. 31, 2015.
While Denise Wintzer said no one can replace her mother-in-law, she was looking forward to the position and its ability to allow her to give back to her community.
Larry Tester, who serves as the foundationâ€™s executive director, said the younger Wintzer came highly recommended.
With renewal of a contract with an international realtor pending, Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council (WAEDC) members discussed ways they would improve the deal.
WAEDC Executive Director Greg Myers said he believes renewing the contract, which came up for review this May as it creeps toward its one year anniversary, would be beneficial for Wapakoneta as city administrators continue to seek investment into the 471-acre Job Ready Site certified manufacturing site.
(See Thursday's Wapakoneta Daily News for a preview story.)
Division III State Track Meet
Friday and Saturday
At Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus
Dalton Buffenbarger, senior (3,200 relay); Connor Mortimer, senior (3,200 relay); Eli Oâ€™Leary, senior (3,200 relay); Jacob Whitman, senior (3,200 relay); Joliffe Huber, freshman (discus).
Wapakoneta ACME Baseball Schedule
Wed., June 1 - Indian Lake, 6:30 p.m.
Thu., June 2 - at Minster, 6:30 p.m.
Fri., June 3 - at Parkway, 6:30 p.m.
Tue., June 7 - New Knoxville, 6:30 p.m.
Thu., June 9 - at Shawnee, 6:30 p.m.
Fri., June 10 - LCC, 6:30 p.m.
Mon., June 13 - at St. Henry, 6:30 p.m.
Tue., June 14 - at Kenton, 6:30 p.m.
Wed., June 15 - Kenton, 6:30 p.m.
Thu., June 16 - at New Knoxville, 6:30 p.m.
Fri., June 17 - at St. Marys, 6:30 p.m.
Sat., June 18 - at New Bremen, noon
Mon., June 20 - at Coldwater, 6:30 p.m.
Tue., June 21 - Minster, 6:30 p.m.
Larose B. Gossette, 89, of New Bremen, died at 4:45 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born on April 19, 1922, near New Bremen, the daughter of Bertha (Poppe) and Dicke.
Surviving are two sons, Michael Gossette of Reno, Nev., David (Alice) Gossette of New Bremen; and two daughters, Ann (Bernd) Graf of San Jose, Calif., and Susan (Thomas) Rengers of New Bremen.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Thomas R. Lee, 70, of Lima, died at 4:40 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2011, in Triumph Hospital, Lima.
He was born Dec. 12, 1940, in Lima, the son of Henrietta (Clement) and Harry D. Lee.
Survivors are a son, Darwin Thomas (Jane Ann) Lee, of Lima; and a daughter Christina S. Rinderle, of Cincinnati.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Condolences may be shared at bayliffandson.com.
More than one-third of the graduating class of 216 was recognized with a little more than $2 million in financial awards or other honors in front of a packed house at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center Tuesday.
â€śWe thought this was an exceptional class,â€ť Wapakoneta High School Principal Aaron Rex said. â€śWe really pushed kids to apply for scholarships this year. The parents and our guidance counselors deserve a lot of the credit â€” and the students should be proud of their hard work in the class and at home. The students will be able to come out of college without as much debt.â€ť