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April 28th

Richard D. ‘Dick’ Emrick, 84

April 28, 2014

Richard D. ‘Dick’ Emrick, 84, of Cridersville, died at 7:15 a.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014, at his residence. He was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Union Township, Auglaize County, to Earnest Clay and Norma Hemmert Emrick. He married Shirley Maxine Thrush on Oct. 7, 1951, and she survives in Cridersville.

Dick was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church and V.F.W. Post 8445, Wapakoneta, and a former member of Brands Lake Fishing Club and Eagles Lodge, Aerie 691. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and had been a maintenance repairman for the U.S. government.

Dog park set to open in August

April 28, 2014

Beginning this summer, dog owners in Wapakoneta will have the opportunity to bring their four-legged friends to a new dog park that is set to open on the former Lanning Farm property, located on the corner of West Auglaize Street and Herbstritt Court.

Wapakoneta High School junior Travis Rohrbach is in charge of the project.

Dinner offers pioneer view

April 28, 2014

Cooking over an open fire and sitting down to a meal in a log house may be considered old fashioned, but a few locals received the pioneer experience over the weekend.

“We’re doing this around the 1840s, the same time period that Wapakoneta was being settled and becoming more populated,” Andrea Burton, who organized the event in collaboration with the Auglaize County Historical Society, said.

Healthy Kids Day a success

April 28, 2014

On Saturday morning, from 10 a.m. to noon, 150 people attended the nationally celebrated Healthy Kids Day at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, which takes place at nearly 1,600 YMCA branches across the country.

Healthy Kids Day is aimed at helping kids exercise not only their bodies, but also their minds.

April 25th

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.

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