Archive - Jun 2011
Whether its another child they look like or someone with the same name, students at Wapakoneta Elementary School sometimes find themselves involved in a case of mistaken identity.
Alice and Anne
Alice and Anne Grumblis, twins in kindergarten this past year, said they like a lot of the same things but not everything about them is similar, even if most of their classmates couldnâ€™t tell them apart.
â€śA couple of our friends can, but I donâ€™t know how,â€ť Alice said. â€śOur parents can and our teachers, sometimes, now that weâ€™ve had them all year.â€ť
A Wapakoneta native who recently attended a leadership conference will take all of the information she learned back to her university in hopes of saving lives.
Devon Golden, a 2009 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, attended the Red Cross/NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. from June 6-June 17.
â€śIt was the best experience Iâ€™ve ever had,â€ť Golden said.
Golden, who plays basketball at Georgetown College in Kentucky, was one of the 14 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) college athletes chosen to attend this special leadership conference.
Norman G. Berry, beloved husband of Genelle M. Berry, 912 Neil Armstrong Drive, Wapakoneta, died in the early morning on June 16, 2011.
He was born Feb. 3, 1921, in Municing, Mich. Norman and his wife married on July 14, 1989.
He is survived by seven children, Rebecca S. Lofland, of Raleigh, N.C., Della (Pixie) Rogers, of Wapakoneta, Joseph B. Martin, of Lamont, Ill., Lecia J. Winn, of Wapakoneta,, Raymond (Alice) Berry, of Redmond, Wash., Tonia (Alan) Boyle, of Bellevue, Wash., Drommie (John) Williams, of Canada; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ermigean â€śGeneâ€ť Music, 76, of Wapakoneta died at 8:01 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
He was born April 11, 1935, in Bonaza, Ky., the son of Cora Mae (Coffee) and Ermine D. Music. On June 9, 1963, he married Evelyn Jane Cook and she preceded him in death on Nov. 18, 2009.
Surviving are a son, Kevin Music, of Wapakoneta; two daughters, Jacqueline (John) Harless, of Waynesfield, Kimberly Mason, of Lima
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville, pastor Tim Striff officiating.
Samuel Cassius Green 52, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m., Thursday, June 23, 2011, at his home.Â
Friends may call from 2 to 8 pm. Sunday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home
Ruth A. Grandstaff, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:51 a.m., Friday, June 24, 2011, at Auglaize Acres.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
It was a wild night Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.
Well, at least for the Van Wert pitching staff.
Wapakoneta took advantage of 10 walks, four wild pitches and three hit batsmen to cruise to a 15-5 five-inning run rule win in an ACME baseball game.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Wapak, which is now 10-2.
â€śAfter last night (a 7-2 loss to Celina) I wondered if weâ€™d forgot how to play,â€ť Wapak coach Willie Sammetinger said.
Wapak scored its 15 runs on just eight hits and even left eight men on base for the game.
Wapakoneta Waves 878, Ada-Lost Creek Gators 789
Thursday, June 16
25m Freestyle - 2. Heidi Schlenker - 26.67, 3. Paige Schneider - 28.00, 4. Marci Zwiebel - 28.12, Kassie Saunders - 25.00X, Makenna Krouse - 27.48X, Rachyl Craft - 29.92X, Maria Pastore - 31.82X, Kiarra Holtzapple - 40.30X, Alaina Williams - 42.82X, Ivy Patten - 48.42X, Kaitlyn Rose - 51.49X, Sara Craft - 55.51X, Heather Felver - 1:10.35X
50m Freestyle - 2. Paige Schneider - 1:03.88, 4. Sophia Braun - 1:12.89, 5. Kiarra Holtzapple - 1:22.42
In a flash, Wapakoneta EMS personnel watch as a person being transported in a rescue squad jumps out the back door when the vehicle stops for a traffic light at the intersection of Wood and Bellefontaine streets. He flees the scene on foot.
While the Wapakoneta police K-9 tracks the suspect back to his home, the suspect cannot be found.
Traffic at the Neil Armstrong Airport, located outside of New Knoxville, has been picking up since spring.
â€śWeâ€™-ve been extremely busy during the last two months,â€ť Neil Armstrong Airport Manager Sean Stroh said. â€śWeâ€™ve seen a huge increase in corporate and agriculture traffic.â€ť
Stroh said while every spring the airport has some increased traffic from crop dusters, this year that number nearly doubled what it would be during an average year.
â€śMore farmers used aerial applications since they were unable to get in the wet fields,â€ť Stroh said.