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Jack Dean Knoch, 74

November 27, 2013

Jack Dean Knoch, 74, formerly of Troy, and residing in South Korea for the past ten years, passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Jack was born on May 28, 1939 in Wapakoneta to Roberta (Kennedy) Knoch of Wapakoneta, and the late John “Bus” Knoch. 

Robert "Bob" Shobe, 81

November 27, 2013

Robert “Bob” Shobe, 81, died at 8:02 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Kindred Hospital, Lima.

He was born July 8, 1932, in Akron to Robert and Opal (Baird) Shobe. On Nov. 4, 1951, he married Mildred Morris who preceded him in death. On Aug. 9, 1997, he married Joyce Huffer, and she survives in Waynesfield. 

Local help for family in Philippines

November 27, 2013

Located halfway around the world, the need for assistance in the Philippines remains at the heart of a local woman.

Meddy Ruck, of Wapakoneta, is raising money to send to her family in the Philippines who were struck by tragedy during Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Ruck, along with other friends, family members and volunteers are making homemade egg rolls and spring rolls as a fundraiser for her family. 

Pay back not in dog fund

November 27, 2013

Repayments back to the Auglaize County Board of Commissioners are not reflected at this time in the Dog and Kennel Fund for 2014.

Commissioner Doug Spencer said it would make a big impact to Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey’s budget when it is added, but for now they are waiting until the project is done to budget payback as they have yet to determine what amount that will be.

Allergy protection a life or death situation

November 27, 2013

A mother who fears what could happen to her daughter when she is not around has made it her mission to talk to as many students she can about peanut allergies.

Diane Harrod’s daughter, Emily, a first-grader at Wapakoneta Elementary School, had been very sick. At 18 months old she underwent testing and it was discovered she was allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, and eggs, and had asthma. 

Wapak ranks 2nd in WBL standings after fall season

November 27, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins are ranked second in the Western Buckeye League all sports standings after the fall season, which were posted Tuesday on the Western Buckeye League website.

The Redskins have 54 points behind league leader Celina’s 64.5.

Wapakoneta’s lone fall WBL title came from the girls tennis team, which went 9-0 in WBL matches.

The football team was runner-up in the league with an 8-1 record, while Kenton was the WBL champion at 9-0.

Trojans beat Wapakoneta in season opener

November 27, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins were swept by the Findlay Trojans on Tuesday at the University of Findlay, in the season opener for high school swimming and diving.

Findlay won the girls meet, 102-78, and the boys meet, 132-52.

Recording a first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly was Wapakoneta senior Taylor Law, who finished with a time of 1 minute, 8.17 seconds to score six points.

Taylor Hager won the 100 yard butterfly in a time of 1:08.17 and took second in the 50 yard free with a time of 29.25.

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