September 18th, 2014
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team is really starting to enter the grind that is the 10-game regular season schedule, as each week’s game seems to arrive sooner than the one before.
The Redskins’ coaching staff was not fully operable until June this year, as first-year head coach Travis Moyer assembled a new mix of assistants.
The team has been working through the process of getting acclimated with new people and philosophies while trying to be as competitive as possible on Friday nights.
McGUFFEY — With non-conference competition out of the way, the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football team will begin play against Northwest Central Conference foes. For the Tigers, conference play will begin Friday at McGuffey against the Upper Scioto Valley Rams.
“We had a close game against them last year, and it has been a solid rival for the program in the last two seasons, so there is some extra motivation just because of who we are playing,” Tigers coach Tyler Turner said. “Our kids want to beat Upper.”
A long-awaited event debuted this past weekend, and it was very successful in its inaugural year.
The Auglaize County Open Championship — a golf tournament among players from the county’s three courses — was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Wapakoneta Country Club, Arrowhead Golf Club and Minster and Prairie View Golf Club in Waynesfield each hosted one day of the tournament.
Prairie View’s Doug Spencer said executing the idea for the tournament took less than one year, it was a routine desire among the county’s golfers.
Before it was a done deal Kathleen Pellington knew she wanted to live and work in Wapakoneta.
Pellington, the new music teacher and show choir director at Wapakoneta High School called her dad as soon as she pulled into town for her interview with WHS.
UNIOPOLIS — Union Township Trustees came one step closer to assuming complete ownership of the Village of Uniopolis Wednesday night after signing a deed that will transfer three parcels of land within the village to the township.
The deed will transfer lots 13, 14 and 34 from the village to the township, which includes the sewage treatment plant, post office and old town council building.
VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch
Richard E. Miller, 70, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 8:25 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born Dec. 29, 1943, to the late Arlie E. and Marie E. (Brincefield) Miller. On May 18, 1974, he married Wavalene Bowsher, who survives.
Mr. Miller had been a custodian for the Wapakoneta City School system. He was a member of Eagles Lodge, Aerie 691 and Labor's Union 329. He had served in the National Guard and was a NASCAR fan.
Karen Blackburn Miller, 56, passed away Sept. 10, 2014, at her residence. She was born Nov. 19, 1957, in Wapakoneta, to Elmer and Rose (King) Blackburn, who have preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Chad Eberle, of Findlay; her beloved canine companion, Zoe; and six siblings, David (Jackie) Billiter, of Wapakoneta, Sharon Jones, of Wapakoneta, Jack Blackburn, of Dacula, Ga., Patricia Widmark, of Wapakoneta, Pamela Reynolds, of Lima, and Sandra (Roger) Woods, of Lima. She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Wade, Charles and Bruce Blackburn.
The Dance Centre of Wapakoneta hosted an international dance instructor this past Saturday and Sunday to choreograph the hip hop competition routine and work with other skilled dancers in the hip hop genre.
According to the Dance Centre, Matt Steffanina relocated to Los Angeles, Calif. in 2010 after spending seven years working as a dancer on the east coast.
Steffanina has a unique dance style combining commercial hip hop with isolations and grooves. He teaches weekly at the International Dance Academy in Hollywood as well as different workshops around the globe.
Miller Brothers Tire Service celebrated its 60th anniversary last week by holding a seven-day celebration that commemorated the milestone while giving back to the community at the same time.
The Uniopolis-based tire company offered its customers discounted prices, had raffle drawings for free brakes, tires and struts, and provided a rebate up to $750 for one lucky winner who purchased tires during the week-long event.