Archive - Nov 2013
Wapakoneta City Schools board members shared kudos from the community during a regular meeting Tuesday.
Ron Mertz first complimented the Wapakoneta High School band on outstanding performances during the football season and then said he recently had a knock on his door with a personal thank you from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for a program held for veterans at Wapakoneta Middle School.
He commented on the respect shown the veterans, many of whom said they would never miss the program.
From staff reports
Sectional tournament sites for 2013-14 winter sports are beginning to be finalized for Ohio High School Athletic Association postseason competition, as the Northwest District Athletic Board has posted dates and sites for its tournaments.
The Wapakoneta boys basketball team will play in a Division II sectional Feb. 25 and 28 at Lima Senior High School, joined by Bath, Celina, Elida, Shawnee and St. Marys.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In anticipation of increased traffic during the Thanksgiving holiday, troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) are reminding motorists not to compound the problem by drinking and driving.
â€śWith Black Friday shoppers and people starting their holiday travels, Thanksgiving weekend is a very busy time traffic wise,â€ť OSHP Wapakoneta Post Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said. â€śWe keep our fingers crossed that the weather cooperates and doesnâ€™t complicate the busy traffic.â€ť