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Archive - Apr 25, 2014

Wapakoneta finishes 2nd in Redskin Relays

April 25, 2014

 From staff reports

Hilary Bourne, Emily Klopfenstein and Megan Watt combined to set a new meet record Friday, as the Wapakoneta Redskins competed in the Redskin Relays in high school girls track and field action hosted by Wapakoneta High School at Harmon Field.

All three girls eclipsed 100 feet, as Bourne (113-08) placed second, Klopfenstein (107-9) was fifth and Watt (100-4) finished seventh.

Barrett G. Kemp, 82

April 25, 2014

Barrett G. Kemp, 82, of 08304 Kruse Road, Wapakoneta, Ohio, died at noon on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Hospice of Dayton. He was born Feb. 22, 1932, in Dayton, the son of Barrett M. and Gladys (Linkhart) Kemp. He first married Patricia Picard and she preceded him in death. He then married Shirley Glass McEvoy and she preceded him in death.

Flag display comes to life

April 25, 2014

SIDNEY— The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus traveled to Lehman Catholic High School Friday morning to deliver a “Flags of America” presentation that detailed the origin and significance of 33 historic American flags.

Wapakoneta resident and Knights of Columbus member David Severt narrated the presentation in front of 250 students, teachers and local Sidney officials that included Mayor Michael Barhorst. 

Teddy returns to Wapak

April 25, 2014

On Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. the Auglaize County Public District Library will be hit with a blast from the past as Theodore Roosevelt returns to Wapakoneta for a visit 102 years after his campaign visit.

Wapakoneta welcomes new company

April 25, 2014

A manufacturing company with Wapakoneta roots has moved back into the community and received a warm welcome from neighboring businesses Friday morning. 

Business leaders from TSC, AIP Logistics, Apex and the Wapakoneta Daily News, all located on Industrial Drive, visited the new location for Rock Line Products, Inc., manufacturer of the Air-tow trailer. The location was previously owned by Sun Industrial Chemical, Inc.

Harold D. Manning, 75

April 25, 2014

Harold D. Manning, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:40 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born July 20, 1938, in Anderson County, Tenn., the son of Clyde and Vicy (Creekmore) Manning, who preceded him in death.

Survivors include, his former wife, Agnes Lowe Manning, of Wapakoneta; two children, Peggy (Stewart) Bowersock and Kenneth R. Manning, both of Wapakoneta; two grandchildren, Matthew (Brittani) Bowersock, stationed at Camp Pendleton, and Rachel Bowersock, of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Manning, and a sister, Betty Lou Manning.

Dr. Robert F. “Doc” Baker, 96

April 25, 2014

Dr. Robert F. “Doc” Baker D.V.M., 96, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Otterbein Cridersville.

He was born on Dec. 16, 1917, in Buckland, Ohio, to Marion Franklin and Leona (Wheeler) Baker, who preceded him in death.  On Sept. 27, 1939, he married Mary Kathryn Place and she passed away on Sept. 29, 2011.

Wapakoneta wins 4th straight WBL game

April 25, 2014

The Wapakoneta Redskins received production from every level of the batting lineup and were afforded a strong outing on the mound by junior Kodi Morgan to continue their winning ways in Western Buckeye League action, in which Wapak has now won four games in a row.

The Redskins posted a 5-3 win against the Celina Bulldogs in a WBL varsity baseball contest Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.

Wapak opened the scoring with one run in the second inning thanks to the bottom of its lineup.

Auction aids Crisis Center

April 25, 2014

The Auglaize County Crisis Center held a benefit auction last night at the Auglaize County Fairground’s Junior Fair Building.

In it’s 26th year, the auction is meant to raise awareness and funds to support members of the community who utilize the Crisis Center as victims and survivors.

Officials speak out on Common Core

April 25, 2014

As Ohio school districts prepare to implement new state academic standards known as the Common Core, local educators are forming their own opinions on the initiative that has sparked controversy across the U.S.

The Common Core is a set of college- and career-ready standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in language arts and mathematics. The standards are meant to improve student’s ability to be ready for college and the workforce. As of today, 44 of the 50 states have adopted Common Core standards.

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