Archive - 2013
By the time the game experienced its first downpour, the Wapakoneta Redskins had already rained 28 points on the scoreboard.
The Redskins scored four touchdowns a little more than 15 minutes of game action and then added a special teams TD to stabilize the rout early in Friday’s varsity football contest against the Defiance Bulldogs.
The Redskins rolled to a 52-7 victory Friday in Defiance in the median game of the Western Buckeye League schedule.
LIMA — Waynesfield-Goshen Tiger quarterback Lake Turner issued a declaration prior to their game against the Perry Commodores that the Tigers would get their first win of the year.
Turner and the rest of the team followed through on that promise.
As bad as the first half of the season went for the Tigers, the team’s reaction showed the fans the past was forgotten. While they were not electrifying, they were just efficient enough offensively and lights out defensively in a 14-6 win over Lima Perry.
Wapakoneta Redskins senior Rachel Roberts and junior Kaitlin Snider each won three singles matches to qualify for districts, while juniors Kiersten Wellons and Chelsea Myers reached the district doubles tournament Thursday at sectionals.
The Redskins qualified for districts in three different positions Thursday after the first day of competition in a Division I Northwest District girls tennis sectional tournament in Findlay.
ANNA -— As the Botkins Trojans gradually built their lead Thursday against the Anna Rockets, they kept their composure for the most part, knowing they were on the verge of doing what they were about to do.
By the match’s end, Botkins’ celebrations ensued before the handshake line formed, and after the two teams shook hands, the Botkins players were absolutely ecstatic about what they just accomplished.
Richard D. “Gabby” Frey, 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:36 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born April 19, 1928, in Cincinnati, the son of Virginia (Fisher)and Louis Frey, who preceded him in death.
On March 4, 1972, he married Ruth Ann Laine, and she died May 31, 2012.
Helen P. “Sis” Kill, 73, of rural Spencerville, died of a very sudden illness at 4:13 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 25, 1939, in Lima, the daughter of Frances W. (Huber) and Earl O. Gaskill, who preceded her in death.
On April 29, 1967, she married Frank A. Kill, who died Sept. 8, 2002.
Karen Sue Wheaton, 72, of Tamarac, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima.
She was born Oct. 4, 1941, in Lima, the daughter of Lola (Fox) and Albert Lowry, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 12, 1970, she married Billy Lee Wheaton, who died on June 20, 2007.
Tormented with a disease interfering with her everyday life, one local woman says most people quite literally do not understand her pain.
Pamela Elliot, of Wapakoneta, suffers from a disease that causes constant and “excruciating burning and throbbing” facial pain.
“I was an outgoing person,” Elliot said about her life before the disease. “Trigeminal neuralgia made me a prisoner in my own body.”
Despite Wapakoneta City Schools recently approving a list of 140 open enrollment students from other districts, nearly double that number are leaving each year.
“It is a concern,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.
He said there are a multitude of reasons why students choose to leave the district each year.
A first-time downtown event is hoping to attract thrifty shoppers looking for a deal on summer items, a Wapakoneta shop owner and event organizer says, as downtown business owners take steps to make room for holiday fare.
“Pickin’ in Downtown Wapakoneta” is a street and sidewalk sale sponsored by the Wapakoneta Antiques and Specialty Shops (WASS) and is to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.