Archive - 2011
NEW KNOXVILLE â€” Wapakoneta ACME coach Willie Sammetinger shook his head and smiled.
â€śIâ€™ve never seen anybody have three,â€ť he said.
â€śThatâ€ť would be three triples in a game.
Wapak first baseman Brandon Miller did just that in a 14-6 win Thursday at New Knoxville, setting a new Wapak ACME record.
Wapak remained perfect on the season at 9-0.
How rare is three triples in a game? Consider this: in Major League history it has only happened 48 times. Compare that to hitting for the cycle, which has happened 291 times.
After two months of rainy and cold weather, the Wapakoneta Country Club is now going strong.
Carol Jackson had her first hole-in-one on No. 5 using an 8-iron.
Eagles carded included Scott Nawman on No. 7, Cory Market on No. 9 and Denny Tenwalde on No. 12.
Twenty-two golfers in two brackets competed in a two-man shamble.
The ladiesâ€™ Monday evening, senior menâ€™s Tuesday morning and menâ€™s Tuesday evening leagues are all underway.
Coming events are the Two-Man Patsome tourney on June 26 and the Chamber of Commerce outing on June 30.
Wava R. Spradlin, 85, died at 12:05 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.
Nancy L. Greiwe, 62, of Wapakoneta, died suddenly at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Feb. 18, 1949, in Ada, the daughter of Pearl (Lamb) and Homer Maxson.
The lowest bid for box beams needed for a new bridge on National Road came in below the engineerâ€™s estimate.
Auglaize County Bridge Engineer Dan Bennett said United Precast, of Mount Vernon, at $45,825, submitted the lowest of two bids for the bridge box beams.
Also submitting a bid for the project was Prestress Services Industries, of Decatur, Ind., at $55,200.
The engineerâ€™s estimate was $52,000.
The new bridge, which is to span the Grassley-Link Ditch, is approximately 0.2 miles east of Eisley Road.
Funding cuts to the arts in schools and communities throughout the area prompted two local organizations to join forces in bringing to Wapa-koneta a program aimed at keeping youth active in drama and theater.
â€śTo be or not to be,â€ť a drama camp geared toward youth ages 8 to 18, is scheduled to begin July 18 and continue through July 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at the St. Paul United Church of Christ, 101 S. Perry St.
A local partnership between an educational center and a Wapakoneta business has lead to the ultimate accomplishment for a program designed for children with autism.
The Auglaize County Educational Service Center (ESC) provides a program, Project Independence, which is a transitional program designed for children with autism to give them the skills they need to live on their own after high school.
Thatâ€™s more like it.
After scoring just 11 run in its previous three games combined, Wapakonetaâ€™s ACME baseball team snapped out of its offensive slump with an 11-run first inning and cruised to a 13-1 five-inning run rule win over Kenton on Wednesday at Wapakoneta High School.
The win lifted Wapak to 8-0 on the season.
Brandon Miller picked up the win on the mound.
Six different players collected hits for Wapak, with three players tallying multiple hits.
Chandler Kaeck led the way, going 3 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored.
Waynesfield-Goshen is taking applications for the positions of head baseball coach and head softball coach.
Anyone interested should send an application to Brett Purcell, Athletic Director, at 500 N. Westminster St., Waynesfield, OH 45896.
Terry Lee Lewis, 67, of Lima, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at his home.
He was born March 12, 1944, in Wyandot, Mich., to Mabel Marie (Fantz) and James Oliver Lewis. His mother survives. On Aug. 1, 1970, he married Margaret Ann Wenzel who survives in Lima.
Also surviving are two sons, Grant L. (Jennifer) Lewis, of Pataskala, and Dwight A. Lewis, of Hume; and a daughter, Amanda (Jacob) Dablemont, of Columbia, Mo.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Evangelical and Reformed Church in Lima, with the Rev. Ed Rinehart officiating.