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Archive - Jan 2012

January 23rd

Hands-on learning: Museum to incorporate new programs

January 23, 2012

A number of new educational events are to be offered to the community in the new year at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum, the director says.

Armstrong Air & Space Museum Director Chris Burton and the museum’s board are preparing their schedule for 2012, and both the museum director and educational specialist are preparing the details for the upcoming events.

Burton said that they have familiar happenings along with new opportunities to offer this year for the public.

From Friday to Feb. 1, a NASA Remembrance Week is scheduled.

Donations help reading program

January 23, 2012

A local couple’s donation to a Wapakoneta City School District school hopefully should help a special reading program to grow.

Wapakoneta residents Gwynne and Dr. Thomas Freytag have recently made a donation to the Wapakoneta Middle School to purchase three iPads for the Redskin Reading Club.

“It is a good investment of money when you give to kids in the community,” Gwynne Freytag said.

WRESTLING: Wapak's Martin gunning for state title

January 23, 2012

How do you describe a second-place finish at one of the toughest tournaments in the state? A tournament in which you finish ahead of two former state runners-up?

Well, if you’re Wapakoneta Redskins junior John “J.T.” Martin, the answer is, “Not good enough.”

That was exactly how the Redskins 106-pounder felt after his result at last week’s Top Gun Tournament at Alliance High School.

“It’s a tough tournament,” Martin said between matches at the Wapakoneta Invitational on Saturday. “It feels good to be successful there. But I got second, so I know I’ve got to work.

BASKETBALL: Bearcats edge Tigers in final seconds

January 23, 2012

SPENCERVILLE — Spencerville’s Jennifer Post layup with just under 10 seconds left on the clock propelled the Bearcats past Waynesfield-Goshen, 55-53, in a non-league confrontation Saturday.

The loss dropped the Tigers to 5-7 on the season. Spencerville improved to 6-7 for the year.

The Tigers did get a last second attempt by Kaylee Patton at the buzzer. But her driving shot towards the basket fell short to overshadow what was a huge game for the sharp-shooting junior who pumped in a game-high 41 points and kept her team in the game with several clutch baskets.

William D’Addurno, 61

January 23, 2012

William D’Addurno, 61, of St. Marys, died Friday Jan. 20, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete with Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

January 20th

BASKETBALL: Redskins nearly upset Defiance

January 21, 2012

So close.

There could have been shouts of jubilation filling the Redskins lockerroom.

Instead, silence. Silence and tears.

For 32 minutes Friday night, the Wapakoneta Redskins gave the undefeated and state-ranked Defiance Bulldogs all they could handle and then some.

They held a team that had been averaging 64 points a game to a season-low 44.

They kept the Bulldogs from even scoring a field goal in the second quarter.

They led and they led and they led.

BASKETBALL: Tigers snap skid

January 21, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers ended an eight-game losing streak with a big conference win, edging the Upper Scioto Valley Rams 40-35 on Friday night in Waynesfield.

The Tigers improved to 3-8 overall and 1-2 in Northwest Central Conference play.

The score was tied with 6:54 left in the game. But clutch free throws late by Colton Miller and Jacob Frank helped the Tigers eke out a victory.

“The guys played hard tonight and it was a good win,” W-G varsity coach Ryan Taylor said.

Seussical brings Broadway to Wapak

January 20, 2012

“Oh the thinks you can think,” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unfortgettable musical caper.

The off-Broadway production of Seussical is being presented at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, by a professional touring company out of New York and features enhanced scenic and costume elements.

Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center Coordinator Pam Egbert said she found the off Broadway play when she attended the Ohio Arts Presenters Convention in Columbus in the fall of 2010.

United Way campaign reaches goal

January 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — As of Thursday morning, the United Way of Auglaize County raised $285,000 for its 2011 campaign, just $15,000 shy of its $300,000 goal — and a few phone calls to two Wapakoneta businesses made a big difference.

“This morning, (United Way of Auglaize County Executive Director) Randy (Fisher) and I were on the telephone, and at one point, I thought he was going to come through the telephone line to get a high five,” Campaign Chair Rex Katterheinrich said at the fourth annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Thursday afternoon.

Seventh-graders make a difference

January 20, 2012

Three middle school students came together, voiced their opinion in a professional manner and instituted a change on behalf of their fellow peers.

Wapakoneta Middle School seventh-grade students Adam and Alex Walter and Nolan Benny became the spokesmen for their school as they voiced their concerns over their school lunch menu — involving sweet potato fries.

“When we first had the sweet potato fries, we saw no one was eating them,” Benny said. “People were throwing them away and it was wasted.”

The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team is really starting to enter the grind that is the...
McGUFFEY — With non-conference competition out of the way, the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity...
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