Archive - Apr 2014
Janet M. Walter Klein, 66, of Northfield, Ohio, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at her residence. She was born Dec. 15, 1947, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of William and Florence (Hemmert) Walter, who preceded her in death. On May 23, 1986, she married Norman C. Klein, and he survives.
Donald L. "Don" Method, 82, of rural New Knoxville, died at 11:29 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, in the E.R. Deptartment of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, in St. Marys, following a sudden illness, with his daughter at his side. He was born May 23, 1931, in Warsaw, Ind., a son of Burdette Hartman and Helen Louise Crowl Method, who are deceased. In 1949, he married Norma J. Slater, who is deceased, and in 1955, married Patricia A. Jay, who also is deceased. On Oct. 3, 1966, he married Letha A. Hager Hennon, who survives.
Tim Hurley and Archie Stafford are both employees of the United States Navy, stationed at the Patuxent River, Maryland Naval Air Station and they are considered unmanned aerial system (UAS) subject matter experts working for the Academy of Model Aeronautics as part of their small UAS outreach program.
The duo was in Wapakoneta on Friday showing friends and family members their UAS by taking it for a test flight around the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.
Five thousand Easter eggs were distributed around the Wapakoneta First United Methodist grounds by church members early Saturday morning in preparation for the community-wide Easter egg hunt.
Egg hunt committee chair Nan Stiger estimated 400-500 people, including, children, parents and grandparents, attended the hunt.
“It’s family. People just love to get together,” Stiger said. “It’s a tradition that you just don’t forget — egg hunting with your family.”
Motivational speaker Bruce Boguski will provide a free seminar Tuesday to discuss his new book, “The Testing Zone,” which provides techniques to allow students to raise their test scores by improving memory and retention, increasing creativity and learning how to relax in pressure situations.
The seminar will take place at 6 p.m. at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center and is open to the public.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner encourages students, parents and teachers to attend.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
We’ve all heard these words throughout our lives, especially in the classroom. This theme is still being used today to teach children the importance of protecting our natural resources, as evidenced at Wapakoneta Elementary School on Wednesday.
Bonnie Wurst, Educational Consultant for the Auglaize County Solid Waste Management District, has spent the past seven years going to all six school districts in Auglaize County, talking to children about the importance of recycling.
A special adult event is being held Tuesday, April 22 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the Auglaize County Public District Library.
Andrea Burton, adult services coordinator at the ACPDL has prepared a program called Green Cleaning Workshop & Idea Swap, in which she will present information on how to get started with green cleaning supplies, and participants will have the opportunity to share some of their own tips, ideas and techniques.
Burton explained she came up with the idea for this program through things she has seen online about going green and green cleaning.
The City of Wapakoneta was recognized April 9 as a Tree City USA in the Northwest Ohio awards ceremony co-hosted by the City of Kenton, the Village of Mt. Victory, and their Tree Commissions. This is the 27th time our community has been honored with this nationally recognized award.
NEW BREMEN — Wapakoneta’s junior Adam Henderson ran in from the field between innings with a hamburger on a paper plate he’d just been handed by a group of New Bremen students grilling along the left field line.
“I can’t eat this,” Henderson said, laughing, as he returned to the dugout. Not only was it the last Friday of Lent, Wapakoneta varsity baseball coach Jason Brandt doesn’t allow food in the dugout.
The Wapakoneta Redskins sent all nine batters in their lineup to the plate in the first inning and started with a 3-0 lead. They slowly but surely built on that strong start, while starting pitcher Chace Culver threw a very strong game against the Elida Bulldogs, as the Redskins recorded a 7-0 win Thursday in a Western Buckeye League varsity baseball game at Wapakoneta High School.
The win was Wapakoneta’s fourth in a row and kept the team one loss behind league leaders Ottawa-Glandorf and Defiance.