February 11th, 2014
Carol Dunlap-Reis, 70, of 09138 Burr Oak Road in Wapakoneta, OH died Thursday Feb. 6, 2014, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio.
She was born March 4, 1943, in Celina to Hubert Byron and Margaret Alice (Burd) Davenport.
Survivors include:Â Â daughter Lisa ByersÂ of St. Marys, daughter Theresa DunlapÂ of Lima,Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â son Ed DunlapÂ of Wapakoneta; 11 grandchildren;Â Â Â 13 great-grandchildren; sister Nina (Howard) BarnhartÂ of Cloverdale.
Paul Adrian Helmlinger, 91, of Botkins, passed away at 1:25 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. He was born in Shelby County, Ohio to the late Adam Ernest and Anna Louise (Ambos) Helmlinger. He was also preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Esta E. (Alexander) Gies; his brother and sister-in-law Kirby A. (Bonnie) Helmlinger; and a nephew Paul F. â€śFritzâ€ť Gies.
Students at Cridersville Elementary School will be celebrating their valentines a little bit differently this week, with a focus on heart health and awareness.
Jump Rope for Heart is a fundraising program that schools throughout the country are getting involved in to help educate youth about the importance of exercise and heart health.
“It’s heart month. It’s Valentine’s Day, so it all kind of goes together,” Physical education teacher and guidance counselor Jill Stubbs said.
Wapakoneta City Schools has created a new faculty position in order to better meet the educational needs of their students.
The title of the position is “differentiated instruction coach,” and is unique in that there has never been a position like this before at WCS.
Charlie Sutton set another school record Saturday as part of a sectional championship win for the Wapakoneta Redskins.
Sutton swam the 100-yard freestyle race in 49.12 seconds Saturday, breaking the previous mark of 49.26 set by Ryan Kremer.
The record was the third different school record Sutton has broken this season, previously setting a new mark in the 200 and 500 freestyle races. He also broke the Western Buckeye League meet record in the 100 free on Jan. 29.
The Wapakoneta Redskins knew they had a good shot at being sectional champion as a team Saturday, and they did more than enough to see that through.
Wapakoneta finished first among 12 Division II schools at a girls Northwest District sectional meet Saturday at the Lima YMCA. Lima Senior, a Division I school, also competed there.
“With Celina and Ottawa-Glandorf at the Ayersville sectional, we felt we had a good chance at winning if we performed they way we should,” Wapak coach Mark Law said.
Two strong first games by brothers Chandler Kaeck and Nate Kaeck helped all but seal a conference championship for the Wapakoneta Redskins.
The duo each rolled a 258 to help Wapakoneta in their first game against the Russia Raiders on Saturday and provided a cushion for their team in their pursuit of the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference title.
“That was really big,” Wapakoneta varsity coach Jim Kaeck said of the pair of 258s. “That pretty much took care of it.”
WAYNESFIELD — The Botkins Trojans let their lead slip away briefly but regained it for good late in the first half Saturday in their non-league game against the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers.
The Trojans led 9-0 to start the game but trailed by as many as five, 17-12, in the second period.
Botkins ultimately swung the scoreboard by 27 points to sustain a 22-point victory, 53-31, in a varsity boys basketball contest on Senior Night at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
ST. MARYS — With head coach Dan Hegemier absent from Friday’s game, the St. Marys Roughriders pulled out a win over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a tight Western Buckeye League varsity boys basketball contest.
The Roughriders led by either one or two possessions the entire second half minus two instances midway through the fourth period when they pushed their lead to eight.
Wapakoneta rallied to cut its deficit twice to two points late in the contest but could not come all the way back as St. Marys managed a 48-41 win.
On Friday night, Wapakoneta Elementary School hosted its first annual Dance-A-Thon to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House, as part of a year-long service learning project.
However, this was not your typical Dance-A-Thon. Instead of dancing continuously for hours, the students were able to engage in different activities that were set up in three separate locations throughout the school.