Archive - 2011
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.
The class of 2011 graduated from Wapakoneta High School Saturday with the new graduates hearing speeches about where they are from and encouraging them to be meet the challenges that lie ahead of them. For a story by Assistant Managing Editor Karen Campbell and multiple pages of photographs of the event see Monday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
ROCKFORD â€” The Wapakoneta ACME team cruised to 10-0, five-inning run-rule win over Parkway on Friday in Rockford.
Chase Culver picked up the win, throwing five shutout innings with four strikeouts, three walks and just two hits.
Wapakâ€™s Alex Koch went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs, two RBIs and a stolen base.
Catcher Brandon Schreiber was 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored, one RBI and one stolen base. He also threw out three runners and allowed no stolen bases.
Brandon Miller went 2 for 3 with a home run and a double. He drove in four runs and scored one.
COLUMBUS â€” The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers track team had a solid day on the first day of the Division III state track meet Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
The girls team scored its first points of the meet in the field-event finals thanks to a strong performance by senior Abbey Gray in the long jump.
Junior Ivy Horn advanced to the finals in three events but suffered a disappointing result in her fourth event.
And the boys team exceeded expectations, but came up short of placing in the finals of its two events.
Lois Ann Brown, 76 of Wapakoneta, crossed the gates of heaven 3:42 a.m., Friday, June 3 at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center. She was born Jan. 9, 1935 in Wapakoneta to Raymond Joseph and Alma Louise Wortman Reineke.
Mrs. Brown was a member of St. Markâ€™s Lutheran Church and the Eagles Lodge Aerie 691 Auxiliary. She had been a supervisor at Superior Metal Products and loved gardening, dancing, being with family and going to church.
A softball-sized piece of metal crashed through the windshield of a charter bus Friday causing delays on southbound Interstate 75.
A female student riding on the tour bus was injured by the piece of metal and transported by Cridersville EMS to a nearby hospital for treatment.
A Wapakoneta High School staff member views her retirement as bittersweet.
While Deb Hemmert says she will miss being an impartial person for students to go to as a high school guidance counselor, she knows she will enjoy taking the time to do things she never got a chance to do.
â€śI never had the opportunity to travel,â€ť Hemmert said. â€śThere are so many places I would like to visit. Me and my husband will take a lot of small vacations.â€ť
Hemmert was one of five retirees honored recently by the Wapakoneta Education Foundation. She taught in the district for 35 years.
A local student has hit it big with the end of the year raffle at Apollo Career Center.
Jacob Skinner, of Uniopolis, who is a commercial foods and hospitality student at Apollo Career Center, recently won a Pontiac Grand Prix at the Perfect Attendance Awards ceremony at Apollo Career Center held at the end of May.
â€śThe car is quite an accomplishment,â€ť Skinner said.