Archive - May 2013
BOTKINS â€” For the members of the Botkins High School class of 2013, they tried to adhere to a motto that it is what is inside that matters most to people.
For the complete story, see the Tuesday, May 28 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
WAYNESFIELD â€” At 3:11 p.m. the Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools superintendent certified 39 seniors, to the cheers of the crowd, as having officially graduated from the school.
To read the complete story, see the Tuesday, May 28 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
The Wapakoneta Redskins were well-represented at the Ohio Middle School State Track Meet, as these Redskins set school records!
Allie Zofkie in the 1600 Meter Run 5:26.84
Claire Burton in the 200 Meter Hurdles 30.77
Madison Watt In the Discus Throw 91-00 feet
BLUFFTON — Seven innings wasn’t enough to determine a district champion in the Division II Bluffton District Title game.
The Wapakoneta Redskins and the Lexington Minutemen found themselves tied at 2-2 heading into extra innings. The Redskins were able to load the bases three times in late innings, but the third time turned out to be the charm for the defending-state-runner ups from Wapakoneta.
After 10 laps back and forth the length of the Wapakoneta Family YMCA pool, two Wapakoneta High School students decided to scuttle their boat.
Freshman Jarrett Koch and sophomore Keaton Metz had traversed the pool one more length than their nearest competitor, freshman Judy Schaub and sophomore Dakota Stammen, whose cardboard started to deteriorate from being in the water.
Soon after the tornados tore through Oklahoma earlier this week, Freedom Train owner Gary Katterheinrich had a hard time getting to sleep.
“After not getting any sleep, Katterheinrich said. “I told my wife (Sylvia) that we had to do something.”
Katterheinrich and his wife came up with a good plan.
For more on the Freedom Train helping Oklahoma tornado victims,, see Saturday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
A love of art that started when he was just a boy, is translating into a future career for one Wapakoneta High School senior.
“When I was little, I loved to draw,” Ross Kohler said.
It wasn’t until his junior year of high school that Kohler could fit art classes back into his schedule, but when he could, he took as many art classes as possible.
For more on Ross Kohler, see Saturday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Marcille A. Sailor, 86, of Jackson Center, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Miami Valley Medical Center, in Dayton.
She was born Nov. 3, 1926, in Shelby County, the daughter of Matilda Kempfer and George F. Wildermuth, who preceded her in death.
To see Marcille A. Sailor's complete obituary, see Saturday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
BLUFFTON — After reinjuring an old football injury in the last week, it was unsure whether Johnny Crawford would play in the District Semifinal game against the Bellevue Redmen.
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Auglaize County Courthouse renovations earned a recognition Thursday with a state award as the â€śBest Public Projectâ€ť for 2013.
During a ceremony in Columbus, Heritage Ohio, a statewide, non-profit preservation organization, recognized not only the Auglaize County commissioners, but architects Garmann-Miller & Associates, general contractor Peterson Construction, plumbers JMC Mechanical, Koester Electric, structural engineers Shell & Meyer Associates, and HVAC contractor Perfection Group, for their work in preserving the building built in 1894.