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Archive - May 2012

May 25th

Owen Noland, 88

May 25, 2012

Owen “Buzz” Noland, 88, of St. Marys, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Iva Kiser-Dowler, 98

May 25, 2012

Iva L. Kiser-Dowler, 98, of Cridersville, died at 12:56 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
She was born Nov. 16, 1913, in Duchouquet Township, Auglaize County, to Dorothea (Naumberg) and C. Cal Carter. On May 23, 1936, she married Vernon Lyle Kiser, and he preceded her in death May 9, 1995. On June 13, 1998, she married John Russell Dowler of West Milton, and he preceded her in death Dec. 18, 2000.

May 24th

Wapak wins, Redskins head to regional final

May 24, 2012

From staff reports

TIFFIN — One streak ended, but another streak continues.

Wapakoneta Redskin junior pitcher Johnny Crawford watched his consecutive scoreless streak end when he surrendered his first run in 45 innings when the Padua Franciscan Bruins scored in the bottom of the second inning, but the Redskins continued their winning streak in the state playoffs with a 7-1 win.

Walking into money: Safe Routes funds bump Wapak total to nearly $1 million

May 24, 2012

For the past two years, the city of Wapakoneta’s general fund expenditures totaled approximately $4 million, and in the past two years, the city has gained nearly $1 million in Safe Routes to Schools grant money — an impressive number to two city leaders.

Councilors-at-large Dan Graf and Tom Finkelmeier Jr. pointed out those grants represent nearly 25 percent of the city’s annual $2 million general fund budget, which pays primarily for safety-services and roads.

Wapak High School math teacher receives grant

May 24, 2012

A Wapakoneta High School teacher plans to use products she won through a grant to better her classroom and curriculum.

Math intervention specialist Michelle Knippen received third-place for an essay she wrote for the grant, earning $200 worth of product from the Friends Business Source catalog.

Items she requested, which she said would aid her in her teaching are two magnetic pizzas for working on fractions, two containers of outdoor chalk, 10 packs of index cards, and two packs of sticky notes.

Grad: Sad to part ways

May 24, 2012

A Wapakoneta High School top student plans to turn her fascination with the sky into a career.

Mallory McDevitt, a senior at Wapakoneta High School, plans to study electrical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, in Terre Haute, Ind., in the fall.

“I would like to work with airplanes, and the building and designing of them,” McDevitt said. “I have a big fascination with the sky. And with being a pole vaulter, I like the idea of flying.”

May 23rd

Night of awards: Seniors earn scholarships for college

May 23, 2012

The graduating class of 2012 at Wapakoneta High School earned nearly $2 million in scholarships from universities throughout the nation.

Award presenter Van Wright, assistant to the vice president for external relations at Bowling Green State University, handed out several scholarships to prospective Falcons, and while he spoke he gave the senior class a few pieces of advice.

13 retirees honored by school board

May 23, 2012

With more than 382 years of experience between them, Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members recognized 13 employees  upon their retirement.

The retirees, including teachers, a technology specialist, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, a custodian, and a para-educator, received appreciation gifts from the Board during its regular meeting Tuesday.

“You’re leaving a big hole in the district,” school board member Ron Mertz told the retirees.

Jose plans to emulate father, wear medical coat

May 23, 2012

Wapakoneta High School senior Joseph Jose says he is very appreciative about moving to a small town at a very young age.

“I was very fortunate to be able to know a small town where I could have a relationship with everyone,” Jose said

Jose was born in Boston and lived in New York a short time before his family packed up and moved to Youngstown when his father, Mathew, went there for his residency for medical school. The Joses’ then moved to Wapakoneta just in time for Joseph to begin and finish his schooling in Wapakoneta.

May 22nd

Iva Kiser-Dowler, 98

May 22, 2012

Iva L. Kiser-Dowler, 98, of Cridersville, died at 12:56 p. m. Monday, May 21, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.

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