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Archive - 2014

April 24th

Author provides tips for peak performance

April 24, 2014

A crowd of students, parents and teachers gathered in the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center Tuesday night to listen to Bruce Boguski, a renowned motivational speaker and author who spoke to the audience about techniques they can use to become “peak performers” in the classroom and in life.

At the free seminar, Boguski discussed his book, “The Testing Zone,” which provides methods to help students increase their test scores by improving memory and retention, increasing creativity and learning how to relax in pressure situations.

April 23rd

Board honors top students

April 23, 2014

The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education honored 11 students for their hard work this school year during a regular board meeting Tuesday night in the Wapakoneta Middle School Library in front of a crowd of parents, teachers and school administrators.

Each of the 11 recognized students are currently attending WMS and were nominated by several of their teachers ranging from grades five through seven.

Inviting kids to exercise the mind and body

April 23, 2014

This Saturday the Wapakoneta Family YMCA is participating in the Y’s national movement of encouraging kids to keep their minds and bodies healthy by holding the free event, Healthy Kids Day.

According to a news release from the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, Healthy Kids Day is celebrated at nearly 1,600 Y’s across the country. It is an fun, educational event to help get kids learning and moving aimed at maintaining those characteristics throughout the summer months.

Principal suffers dog bite

April 23, 2014

A dog bite was reported on Wapakoneta Middle School grounds at 9:43 a.m. on Friday, April 18. 

Principal Wes Newland called the Wapakoneta Police Department advising he was bit in the ankle by a dog while he was riding his bicycle to school.

According to the report, Newland advised that he did not wish to file charges, only to find the dog’s owner. 

Max Benny Hunsicker, 79

April 23, 2014

Max Benny Hunsicker, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:05 a.m., Monday, April 21, 2014, at Wapak Manor Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 17, 1934, to George and Lottie Prater Hunsicker; both parents preceded him in death. On June 12, 1954, he married Betty Pruitt, who preceded him in death on March 16, 2013. Mr. Hunsicker was a retired electronics repairman.

Elden L. “Red” Stolzenburg, 87

April 23, 2014

Elden L. “Red” Stolzenburg, 87, of St. Marys, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 9:44 a.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital emergency room, in St. Marys. He was born April 11, 1927, in Wapakoneta, the son of Henry and Alpha (Myers) Stolzenburg, who preceded him in death. On June 19, 1947, he married Mary Fogt, and she died Jan. 8, 2002. He later married Carol McDonald, and she survives.

Arbor Day tree ceremony

April 23, 2014

In a news story published in our Saturday, April 19 edition of the Daily News we reported that an Arbor Day tree planting ceremony will be held today at Auglaize Acres. It has been brought to our attention this event is actually on May 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Auglaize Acres.

April 22nd

Botkins rallies past Houston for league win

April 22, 2014

BOTKINS — Ending a streak of 11 straight scoreless innings, the Botkins Trojans scored twice in the fourth inning to cut into their 3-0 deficit and scored two more in the fifth to take the lead for good at 4-3.

The Trojans added three insurance runs in their final at-bat to land a 7-3 comeback win Monday over the Houston Wildcats in a Shelby County Athletic League contest at Botkins Community Park.

Nancy A. Koeper, 68

April 22, 2014

Nancy A. Koeper, 68, of 800 Bryarly Circle, Saint Marys, Ohio, died at 10:57 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital following a short illness. She was born Aug. 5, 1945, in Lima, the daughter of Melvin and Mildred (Thuman) Luedeke. She married Kenneth Koeper on Sept. 21, 1963, at Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ in New Bremen.

Doloros M. Diegel Katterhenry, 100

April 22, 2014

Doloros M. Diegel Katterhenry, 100, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 5:15 p.m., Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her residence with by her family by her side. She was born July 3, 1913, in Washington Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Henry and Clara (May) Diegel, who preceded her in death. On June 12, 1938, she married Albert E. Katterhenry, and he died Sept. 2, 1972.

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