Archive - Aug 2013
Mary Louise Neumeier, 91, died at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, after an extended illness at her Silver Street home with her children encircling her.
Maryâs wish to remain in her home was made possible through the care of her loving sons, Dick and Matt. She was eager to re-join Elmer (died May 14, 2012) with whom she raised 19 children to adulthood.
An infant daughter, Victoria, preceded the couple to heaven on Aug. 14, 1964. Their daughter Rebecca Mosler, who died Sept. 6, 2012, was also there to welcome her mother home.
Six years ago, only a small rectangular pool attracted on average approximately 30 patrons daily. Attendance numbers had fallen off from the hundreds that would crowd the pool during the 1950s and 1960s.
On July 4, 2008, the Wapakoneta WaterPark opened with a zero-entry pool, a three-loop water slide and two diving boards into a competition pool and the attendance numbers soared. The numbers climbed higher the next year as a speed slide was added.
A Wapakoneta High School sophomore works with a small crew of men Saturday at Breakfast Optimist Park, the former site of Centennial Elementary School, building a shelter house on the north edge of the property.
Dan Reichenbach, 15, who is a Boy Scout with Troop 14 under George Herman, lifts a preconstructed rafter for the roof of his Eagle Scout project. He is building a 16-foot by 24-foot shelter house for the park near playground equipment.
For complete story see the Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Paul T. âTomâ Connors Sr., 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg.
He was born July 23, 1950, in Estil, Ky., the son of Valley (Cooley) and Thomas Burton Connors, who preceded him in death. On April 9, 2010, he married Kathy Wagner, and she survives.
Campers came back to Earth during the last day of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum space camp, after launching rockets into the sky as their last activity on Friday.
Counting down from 10, the campers cheered on each child as they waited their turns to launch their rockets.
Building the rockets, feeling weightlessness in a swimming pool, designing mission patches, flying in a private plane and other hands-on activities gave campers the feeling they were astronauts in training during space camp.
A psychologist retiring after 29 years at Wapakoneta City Schools spent her first seven years in education teaching.
While she spent much of her time working in the district’s elementary schools, Roberta Parker also evaluated children with multiple disabilities and worked with children attending programs outside of the district and filled in as needed at other buildings. Her assignments changed frequently as needed.
Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office deputies have no suspects in at least six separate incidents of thefts from at least eight different vehicles.
The thefts took place within a 3-mile radius south and east of Wapakoneta overnight Thursday, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said.
He said a number of items were removed from the vehicles, with at least one vehicle forcibly entered to remove an item visible to the suspect.
The sheriff said his deputies continue to investigate the incidents.
CELINA — The Wapakoneta Redskins grabbed a third-place finish Friday at the Celina Bulldog Girls Golf Invitational in varsity action at Fox’s Den Golf Course.
The Redskins shot a team total of 388, edging host Celina (390) for the third spot.
Wapakoneta senior Shelby Kohler finished sixth overall with an 18-hole score of 88.
From staff reports
The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers varsity girls golf team notched its first win in school history Friday, tallying a 265-270 victory over the Fort Recovery Indians in a dual match played at the Mercer County Elks Country Club in Celina.
W-G started its first full girls golf season in school history this school year beginning Friday.
The Tigers were led by Kennedy Rumer and Chelsea Spencer, who each tallied a 57. Also for W-G, Elva Anne Shephard had a 71, while Hannah Williams scored an 80.
Assistant Managing Editor
Renovations to the Auglaize County Courthouse are being recognized again with another historic preservation award from a state organization.
The courthouse has been named a recipient of the Preservation Merit Award from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society.