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August 16th

GIRLS GOLF: 'Skins edge Indian Lake

August 16, 2011

The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team defeated the Indian Lake Lakers 213-222 in its first dual match of the season Monday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
Shelby Kohler led the Redskins with a round of 45. Indian Lake’s Morgan Barnett turned in a 42 to edge Kohler for medalist honors.
“Shelby hit the ball well, she just had a little trouble with her shots around the green,” Wapak coach Dawn West said. “She is making some changes with her pitching and chipping so it won’t be long before she is more comfortable around the greens. I was very pleased with her round.”

BOYS GOLF: Wapak 5th at Contini Memorial

August 16, 2011

LIMA — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys golf team finished a disappointing fifth in the Rob Contini Memorial tournament Monday at Hawthorne Hills golf course in Lima.
Lima Central Catholic won the event with a team score of 306. Wapak turned in a 361.
“We didn’t play very well. We had a few mental errors that cost us a few strokes,” Wapak coach Ken Wayman said.
Bobby Crow led the Redskins with a team-best 86. Josh Apple shot an 89. Aaron Johnson recorded a 92. Drew Wayman turned in a 94. And Marshall Gerlach carded a 99.

City establishes incentives to attract new business

August 16, 2011

Wapakoneta councilors unanimously agreed Monday night to establish incentives to attract new businesses by designating a community reinvestment area.
The City of Wapakoneta Reinvestment Area was incorporated as the municipal corporation of the city in its entirety. The move allows the city to attract new businesses by offering additional incentives in the form of tax abatements. The investment area also is to allow for abatements for remodeling existing residential dwellings. However, councilor Tom Finkelmeier said the primary focus of the move was made to initiate jobs.

Support and success go hand-in-hand for owners

August 16, 2011

Jeff and Mary Monfort were operating McDonald’s restaurants out west for some time when a unique opportunity arose for them to open stores in Wapakoneta and Celina in 1995.
That chance has turned into opportunity for many others beyond the thriving business-owning pair that has since opened restaurants in Coldwater and St. Marys as well.
Perhaps the couple’s business motto has been what has led to their success.

Wapak pays dog warden to cover city

August 16, 2011

After much discussion, Wapakoneta City Councilors voted to shift money to the Auglaize County Dog Warden during Monday’s council meeting.
The council agreed to forward $5,000 that had already been set aside in the budget for the purpose of addressing animals running loose in the city to Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey after the recommendation was made by Wapakoneta Health and Safety Committee Chairman Tom Finkelmeier and other members of the committee. The money allotted will assist with staffing.

August 15th

Robert Bayham, 95

August 15, 2011

Robert J. Bayham, 95, 04370 Poppe Road, St. Marys, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at his residence.
He was born March 14, 1916, in Dayton, the son of Flora (Hobler) and Frank Bayham. On Jan. 5, 1946, he married Cecilia M. Bochenek and she died Oct. 3, 2008.

First Showcase of Homes deemed a success

August 15, 2011

Two homes on Auglaize Street were the center of attention Sunday as the Women’s Civic League of Wapakoneta held its first Showcase of Homes.

Turkeys make first showing at county fair

August 15, 2011

Until this year, the Auglaize County Junior Fair had not hosted an event showing the Meleagris gallopavo. A local poultry club decided to give tradition up “cold turkey.”
While the junior fair had hosted an event for breeding turkeys in the past, market turkeys had never been shown at the fair. That is, until this year.
By the way, for those curious, Meleagris gallopavo is the scientific name for wild turkey, which domestic turkeys are descended.
Jim Nowicki, president of the Western Ohio Poultry Club (WOPC), said the event was overdue.

Drivers reminded to beware of distractions

August 15, 2011

With children soon returning to the classroom, an Auglaize County health official is reminding drivers to be extra cautious and focused on the road.
Citing a report on distracted driving recently released by the Governors Highway Safety Association, Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said too many at the wheel of vehicles are voluntarily diverting their attention by either looking at something else, listening to something else, actively doing something else with their hands, or even thinking about something else while they are driving.

NFL: Horn misses Colts' opener

August 15, 2011

After missing much of the week of practice due to an injury, Waynesfield-Goshen product Joe Horn sat out the Indianapolis Colts preseason-opening 33-10 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Saturday night.
According to the Indianapolis Star, Horn was sidelined by a nagging back injury.
The Colts signed Horn as an undrafted free agent on July 26 after the NFL lockout ended.
Late Sunday night, Horn posted on his Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/SundaysWith16): “Back on the field tomorrow #ColtsCamp can’t wait”

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