Archive - Oct 2013
Wapakoneta Redskins senior Rachel Roberts and junior Kaitlin Snider each won three singles matches to qualify for districts, while juniors Kiersten Wellons and Chelsea Myers reached the district doubles tournament Thursday at sectionals.
The Redskins qualified for districts in three different positions Thursday after the first day of competition in a Division I Northwest District girls tennis sectional tournament in Findlay.
ANNA -— As the Botkins Trojans gradually built their lead Thursday against the Anna Rockets, they kept their composure for the most part, knowing they were on the verge of doing what they were about to do.
By the match’s end, Botkins’ celebrations ensued before the handshake line formed, and after the two teams shook hands, the Botkins players were absolutely ecstatic about what they just accomplished.
Richard D. “Gabby” Frey, 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:36 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born April 19, 1928, in Cincinnati, the son of Virginia (Fisher)and Louis Frey, who preceded him in death.
On March 4, 1972, he married Ruth Ann Laine, and she died May 31, 2012.
Helen P. “Sis” Kill, 73, of rural Spencerville, died of a very sudden illness at 4:13 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 25, 1939, in Lima, the daughter of Frances W. (Huber) and Earl O. Gaskill, who preceded her in death.
On April 29, 1967, she married Frank A. Kill, who died Sept. 8, 2002.
Karen Sue Wheaton, 72, of Tamarac, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima.
She was born Oct. 4, 1941, in Lima, the daughter of Lola (Fox) and Albert Lowry, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 12, 1970, she married Billy Lee Wheaton, who died on June 20, 2007.
Tormented with a disease interfering with her everyday life, one local woman says most people quite literally do not understand her pain.
Pamela Elliot, of Wapakoneta, suffers from a disease that causes constant and “excruciating burning and throbbing” facial pain.
“I was an outgoing person,” Elliot said about her life before the disease. “Trigeminal neuralgia made me a prisoner in my own body.”
Despite Wapakoneta City Schools recently approving a list of 140 open enrollment students from other districts, nearly double that number are leaving each year.
“It is a concern,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.
He said there are a multitude of reasons why students choose to leave the district each year.
A first-time downtown event is hoping to attract thrifty shoppers looking for a deal on summer items, a Wapakoneta shop owner and event organizer says, as downtown business owners take steps to make room for holiday fare.
“Pickin’ in Downtown Wapakoneta” is a street and sidewalk sale sponsored by the Wapakoneta Antiques and Specialty Shops (WASS) and is to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
A statewide airport focus study now half complete is meant to help optimize investments in the future.
During a recent meeting in Findlay, Neil Armstrong Airport Manager Sean Stroh was briefed with an update on the study being conducted by CDM Smith for the Ohio Department of Aviation and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
For more information about the airport study, see the Friday, Oct. 4 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
People may walk a mile or two for recreation or exercise.
On Sunday, a two-mile walk would help those in need of food as the 9th annual CROP Walk is held in Wapakoneta.
â€śLast year we had approximately 75 walkers and the CROP walk is not only to raise money for hunger locally and worldwide, but it is also to raise awareness about hunger issues here in the area and worldwide,â€ť said Wapakoneta resident Darrel Acker, who is organizing Sundayâ€™s event which starts and ends at St. Paul United Church of Christ.