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July 9th

John Goudy, 75

July 9, 2013

John K. “Jack” Goudy, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:32 a.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Gerald Harrison, 80

July 9, 2013

Mr. Gerald “Buzz” Harrison, 80, of Griffin, Ga., passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Spalding Regional Hospital.
He was born in Wapakoneta on June 23, 1933. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and LaVera Metz Harrison.
Mr. Harrison was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired as the Regional Vice President and Manager for Central Insurance Company in Boston after 33 years of service. Additionally, he was an active member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where he was also a member of the Over 50 Group and the Knights of Columbus.

Rule changes made to prep track and field

July 9, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The installation of pole vault planting box padding permitted under Rule 7‐5‐24 will be a requirement in high school track and field beginning with the 2014‐15 season.

This was one of 13 rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field Rules Committee at its June 10‐12 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association abides by NFHS rules.

July 8th

Astronaut, USAF officer to appear at Run to the Moon

July 8, 2013

Each year, the number of competitors for the Run to the Moon continues to grow and this year organizer Amy Kentner says she hopes to attract even more to the one-day event.

The Run to the Moon will maintain its space theme with songs playing on the course from a 2001 Space Odyssey, Star Wars and other movies as well as news clips from the 1969 Apollo XI liftoff and moon landing to attract runners.

Bradley reflects on Wapak boys hoops tenure

July 8, 2013

Sports Editor

Matt Bradley couldn’t have done any worse with the Wapakoneta varsity boys basketball program when he took over as head coach. After all, the program had endured an 0-21 record the season before and was dealing with a losing streak of more than 30 games.

With a 13-10 record last season, Bradley and the Redskins achieved the program’s first winning season overall and in the Western Buckeye League since 2007.

Lease inked for park

July 8, 2013

A lease between Wapakoneta City Schools and the village of Cridersville for park land should be mutually beneficial, school and village administrators say.

Approximately 7 acres directly south of the new Cridersville Elementary School, on Reichelderfer Road, are being leased to the northern Auglaize County village for $1 for the length of the 99-year contract.

The property is to be used to develop into a nature park, with walking paths.

WCS funds to increase

July 8, 2013

Investments in school funding in the state’s biennial budget include increases for Wapakoneta City Schools.

In fiscal year 2014, the district is expected to gain an increase of 6.25 percent in state aid and an increase of 10.5 percent in fiscal year 2015, according to estimates from the state budget signed into law by Gov. John Kasich this week.

Switch proves right for retiring teacher

July 8, 2013

BOTKINS — Luanne Powell did not originally decide to go into the educational field when she began her post-high school education. Early on, she made the switch.

Now, 30 years later, the last kindergarten child saw the benefits of that decision.

Powell’s retirement became effective the end of the 2012-13 school year, after 25 years at Botkins. Prior to that, she taught four years in the Waynesfield-Goshen School  system and one year in the New Knoxville School system.

July 5th

Patricia Pack, 54

July 5, 2013

Patricia Ann Pack, 54, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:52 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in St. Marys.
She was born Jan. 2, 1959, in Lima, the daughter of Myrtle (Adkins) and Raymond Pack, who preceded her in death.

Freedoms Colors honors veterans

July 5, 2013

Managing Editor
A set of light tan boots, one laced up and the other missing its lace with desert sand underneath them, sit in front of a military rifle in a stand with a helmet on the butt. The symbol of a fallen warrior — in this case to honor Jon Michael Schoolcraft III.
His widow donated the items in his memory. Schoolcraft, of Cridersville, died in January 2008 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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After being rained out for their first game of the season, the Wapakoneta Redskins’ boys...

 

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