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ACME: Stayin' alive

July 23, 2012

BRYAN — Wapakoneta emerged from the first weekend at the state ACME baseball tournament with a loss, but the Redskins are still alive after a bounceback win on Sunday.

The Redskins’ latest encounter in what has developed into a Western Buckeye League rivalry with Defiance was a 3-0 loss that put them in a must-win situation the rest of the tournament. Wapakoneta responded with a 12-3 win over Springfield on Sunday afternoon to stay alive in the tourney.

Family affair: Race brings people together

July 23, 2012

For one area family, the Run to the Moon races Saturday morning proved to be a family affair.

The four-member family raced together in the 5K race. Others could race in a 10K race and youngsters and their parent could race in a special 1-mile race. All the races started and ended at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.

Amy and Jim Morrisey, of Lima, who ran the race with their two daughters, Jocelyn and Emily, praised race organizer, Amy Kentner, for a well-planned event.

Festival success

July 23, 2012

“Probably the most successful ever.”

Those were the final words 2012 Summer Moon Festival chairman Josh Steinke used to describe this year’s event, held Wednesday through Sunday.

“We likely had record attendance,” Steinke said. “The weather was cooperative. All of the ride vendors and food vendors said sales were up from last year.”

This year feature lager beer, Old Vienna Lager, was sold out by 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, Steinke said. A total of eight kegs had been made for the festival.

Talent show draws in big crowd

July 23, 2012

The third annual talent show proved to be a huge success for the third consecutive year, organizers said, drawing a crowd of more than 200 people who watched 29 acts during the Summer Moon Festival in downtown Wapakoneta Saturday.

Winners are not named in the contest, as it is just a chance for talented children between the ages of 8 to 18 to showcase their abilities.

“They were all very good,” Connie Krites, co-chair of the event, said.

The event is sponsored by the Wapakoneta Noon Optimists.

Helen Brown-Deerhake, 87

July 23, 2012

Helen Brown-Deerhake, 87, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:17 p.m.. Friday, June 20, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Karen Pack, 65

July 23, 2012

Karen R. Pack, 65, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:26 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born May 3, 1947, in Lima, the daughter of Betty (Kimmel) and John U. Martin Sr., who preceded her in death.

Mildred Luthman, 92

July 23, 2012

Mildred M. Luthman, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 25, 1919, in St. Henry, the daughter of Minnie (Fullenkamp) and Louis Stahl, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 13, 1947, she married Urban J. Luthman, and he died March 28, 1992.

Betty Archer, 88

July 23, 2012

Betty Rose Archer, 88, died Sunday, July 22, 2012 as she lived, surrounded by family.
She was born Dec. 26, 1923, the daughter of Margaret and Henry Cardone. In Nov. of 1942, she married Jack Archer, just before he left to serve in the U.S. Army, while she helped the World War II effort as a factory worker. Her husband preceded her in death.

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