Archive - Nov 15, 2013
While President Barack Obama continues to push for implementation of his national health plan, one U.S. legislator says the Affordable Care Act does not work and will not work because it does not address the real problem plaguing the United States and by delaying implementation of a flawed system is â€śjust kicking the can down the road.â€ť
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman attacked the Affordable Care Act, which has adopted the presidentâ€™s name and is known as Obamacare, because the plan promises too much and does not address the most daunting problem in regard to health care coverage.
The 2013 â€śCitizen of the Yearâ€ť title was awarded to a local woman for her many demonstrations of leadership throughout the community, including the generous act of donating a vital organ to someone in need.
Joyce Borgert was presented as â€śCitizen of the Yearâ€ť during Thursdayâ€™s Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Community Awards banquet.Â
Friend and kidney recipient Steve Archer said Borgertâ€™s first reaction to his need for a kidney transplant was to ask â€śwhat do you have to do to be a donor?â€ť
â€śSheâ€™s really a giving person,â€ť Archer said. â€śThere was never any hesitation.â€ť
From staff reports
Wapakoneta Redskins seniors Bailey Hinegardner, Kyle Gonterman and Zach Schmerge each earned one of the five Western Western Buckeye League individual awards for the 2013 varsity football season, the WBL announced Thursday along with releasing its all-league selections.
Hinegardner was named Kicking Specialist of the Year, Gonterman was named WBL Offensive Lineman of the Year and Schmerge was named Offensive Back of the Year.
Hinegardner had the most individual kicking points in the WBL.