Archive - 2014
The Auglaize County Fairgrounds’ grandstand was full of life Saturday afternoon as the K & R Mower Derby occupied the arena.
Drivers of all ages competed on mowers of all shapes, sizes and colors, all to benefit local charities.
Jeremy Resor, one of the founders of the K & R Mower Derby said it all started with a group of guys at the farm where he and Chad Kantner lived, and as the event grew in popularity it moved to the Knights of Columbus Hall on Dixie Highway, and now to its new home, the fairgrounds.
Auglaize Acres staff, volunteers, friends and family members gathered on Saturday to participate in the first annual “Memory Walk,” an event dedicated to improving the lives of patients who reside at the facility’s memory care unit.
Although the day brought gray clouds and a sprinkling of rain, cotton candy, carnival games and pinwheels brought smiles to residents’ and participants’ faces throughout the event.
Donald E. “Don” Cole, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:07 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Nov. 25, 1933, in Wapakoneta, to George and Leota (Hawkey) Cole, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 11, 1955, he married Susan Hill, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Robert “Jake” Eugene Zimpfer, 82, of Jackson Center, went to be with our Lord in Heaven peacefully at 3:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Fair Haven in Sidney. Jake was born Nov. 12, 1931, to the late Paul and Helen Zimpfer.
Jake married his sweetheart Grace Irene Regula on April 25, 1953. They met in the church choir loft as young adults at Grace Lutheran Church where they later married.
KENTON — The varsity football game between the Wapakoneta Redskins and the Kenton Wildcats was postponed Friday due to impending inclement weather.
It will resume at 2 p.m. today back at Kenton High School’s Robinson Field.
The game was stopped with 6 minutes and 26 seconds remaining in the third quarter after game officials spotted lightning.
Both teams headed to their respective locker rooms.
WAYNESFIELD — What a difference a week can make.
A week ago, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers varsity football team was humbled by a 55-15 home opening blowout to Jefferson. That night the Tigers found themselves scoreless in the first half and mustered under 100 yards, but W-G turned in a different performance on Friday night.
At the expense of soon-to-be Northwest Central Conference opponent Hardin Northern, the Tigers amassed 237 total yards of offense and 30 points in the first half alone en route to a 49-0 shutout victory.
A local young man’s dream of playing high school football was taken from him upon being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago.
After months full of daily treatment and regular visits to a Columbus hospital, Josh Hilleary, a Wapakoneta High School senior, saw playing time in last Friday’s varsity football game in Bellefontaine.
A firefighter who recently joined the Wapakoneta Fire Department says he is gaining the experience and training he needs to fulfill the career to which he has dedicated his life.
Nick Schmitz, 19, of Maria Stein, said he has been passionate about firefighting since he was 16, and, when he became a volunteer firefighter, he enjoyed having the opportunity to give back to the community. He described the job as exciting and rewarding.
VIDEO: Insider Report On Ohio State's Offensive Woes
The first week of college football wraps up with more questions than answers for Ohio State. Our insider, Dave Miller, joins Shae Peppler to discuss how the Buckeyes' offensive line is adjusting as they get set to square off against Virginia Tech, as well as how South Carolina's defense failed to impress in their season opener.
Although they led the entire game, the Wapakoneta Redskins had to buckle down to defend that lead for much of the second half.
Using their typical aggression offensively, the Redskins owned a 3-0 lead in the first half, but goals by the Elida Bulldogs right before and right after halftime narrowed the margin to 3-2.