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August 16th

Evelyn Oakley, 90

August 16, 2013

Evelyn I. Oakley, 90, of Jackson Center, passed away at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
She was born, in Jackson Center, on Sept. 20, 1922, to the late Kathryn (Brann) and Walter E. Leininger. She married Emmett E. Oakley 70 years ago on May 15, 1943, and he survives.

Margaret Kantner, 87

August 16, 2013

Margaret L. Kantner 87, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Sept. 19, 1925, in Lima, to Edith (Hoaglin) and Alvie Warren Hall, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 10, 1943, she married Emmet L. Kantner, and he passed away on July 31, 2003.

La Donna Hoel, 79

August 16, 2013

La Donna J. Hoel, 79, of Waynesfield, died at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 at her residence in Waynesfield.
She was born April, 27, 1934, in Preble County, to the late Clara (Hornbeck) and Russell Guenther. On Jan. 20, 1951, in New Paris, she married Kenneth W. Hoel, and he preceded her in death on May 20, 1986.

Gary Gossard, 62

August 16, 2013

Gary L. “Gizmo” Gossard Sr., 62, of Celina, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 in St. Rita Hospital in Lima.

Earl Vorhees, 78

August 16, 2013

Earl Vorhees led a full and varied life. Always curious and with a keen intellect, he loved the journey of exploring new things. His friends half-jokingly called him “the most interesting man in the world.” Husband, father, thespian, teacher, writer, factory manager, labor organizer, timber-framer, yacht and barn restorationist, skier and sailor — he was passionate about them all.

Getting an update on street progress

August 16, 2013

Staff Writer
As workers near the end of phase one of the East Auglaize Street reconstruction project, members of the Wapakoneta City Council Streets and Alleys Committee met Thursday with officials from the city engineer’s office to view the progress.
“We are pleased with the progress,” said Dan Graf, committee chairman. “The features included are time-tested and should last a long time. The architectural features that are being used are pleasing to the eye. We couldn’t be happier.”

City, schools discuss TIF

August 16, 2013

The Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council (WAEDC) hosted attorney Scott Ziance from Columbus on Thursday for a special meeting with the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education and members of the Wapakoneta City Council.
For the full story, see the Friday, Aug. 16 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News

Pioneer life brought to Cridersville

August 16, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — Getting a glimpse of pioneer life, the Cridersville community came to “Rally Around the Cabin” for candle making and chicken dinners Thursday evening at the Daniel Bowsher Log Home.
For the full story, see the Friday, Aug. 16 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

August 15th

Wapak runner-up at county tournament; Wayman 3rd

August 15, 2013

Sports Editor

On the same course for the second straight day, the Wapakoneta Redskins were the runner-up Wednesday with a team score of 335 in the Auglaize County Invitational, a six-team tournament played at Arrowhead Golf Course in Minster.

Wapak played at Arrowhead on Tuesday in the Cardinal Invitational and scored 340 as a team, while Redskins junior Drew Wayman was Tuesday’s tournament medalist.

Wayman tied for third overall Wednesday with an 18-hole round of 77.

Botkins scores win over Fort Recovery

August 15, 2013

From staff reports

The Botkins Trojans scored a 171-189 win over the Fort Recovery Indians on Wednesday in a non-league varsity boys golf match at Mercer County Elks Country Club in Celina.

The Trojans were led by Seth Hanna’s nine-hole score of 41. Nick Okuley and Roger Miller followed with a 42 each. Spencer Stutsman was Botkins’ fourth scorer at 46.

Fort Recovery was led by Kent Retz and Stewy Alig at 46 each. Derek Backs shot a 47, and Chase Bruns carded a 50.

The Trojans are now 3-0 in match play this season.

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