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May 1st, 2013

Twice the heart: Girl surviving after heart transplants

May 1, 2013

CELINA — Students are raising money to help pay for a classmate’s heart transplant with a 5K called “Find the Beat Again” at Wright State University (WSU) Lake Campus at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Friends of WSU student Rachel Doseck planned the event to help her in some way after an extended illness caused her body to reject her initial heart transplant.

Doseck, who had a heart transplant 11 years ago, received a second heart on Jan.10.

Darvin Luginbuhl, 91

May 1, 2013

Darvin R. Luginbuhl, 91, of Bluffton, died Friday morning, April 26, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 29, 1921, in Bluffton, to Fannie (Steiner) and William Luginbuhl. On May 26, 1946, he married Evelyn Johnson, and she survives.

April 30th

Culver goes the distance as Wapak edges Bath

April 30, 2013

 

The Wapakoneta varsity baseball team edged out Bath in a Western Buckeye League match up, thanks in part to solid pitching from a junior that went the distance Monday.

Chace Culver pitched 7.0 innings, giving up 2 runs, 5 hits and 3 walks, and picking up the victory over the Bath Wildcats, 3-2.

Seeking levy passage

April 30, 2013

For $2.56 per month per household, an Apollo Career Center administrator says the staff can better be able to fulfill the school’s mission of teaching students, young and adult, the skills they will need for the rest of their lives.

Day of Prayer goal to gather locals

April 30, 2013

The community will be gathering together this week to celebrate a national event locally.

The National Day of Prayer is set to start at noon Thursday at Heritage Park in Wapakoneta.

The Rev. Mark Bauer, of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, said the national event is celebrated annual in Wapakoneta and the goal is to bring the community together in prayer.

Students to present Bully Busters program

April 30, 2013

BOTKINS — Three Botkins Elementary School students have decided to tackle the problem of bullying through a statewide program.

Sixth-graders Grace McCafferty, Nicholas Fischio, and Sarah Klaus have formed the Bully Busters as part of Ohio’s Youth For Justice, a program of the Ohio Center of Law-Related Education. The team was responsible to identify a problem in their community, investigate the problem and find possible solutions. They also had to develop a plan of action.

April 29th

Students ask dates in creative ways

April 29, 2013

Local high school students put their creativity to the test this year, as many dates were asked in a special fashion for prom.

Wapakoneta High School senior Josh Windle wanted to ask his date to prom in a unique way because she has never been to prom before — as her country does not practice the tradition.

Windle asked German exchange student Cathrine Thams during a class they have together at the school.

Emily’s Show must go on

April 29, 2013

For an 11-year-old girl with an incurable disease, she continues to live by a simple phrase she learned while attending St. Joseph Catholic School — “The show must go on.”

On Saturday, Emily Rose Fisher, who now lives with her parents in Florida, appeared in Wapakoneta at a fundraiser in her honor to thank those who are helping for being so generous. For her to make an appearance at the Wapakoneta VFW was important to her, her parents said, because “the show must go on.”

YMCA promotes healthy kids

April 29, 2013

The local YMCA joined in a nationwide effort to promote families to live healthier.

On Saturday, the Wapakoneta Family YMCA hosted Healthy Kids Day, where they had numerous activities for children to participate in, along with businesses and agencies from the community to meet the children and their families.

“This event helps build well-rounded kids and it exposes them to healthy activities,” Wapakoneta Family YMCA Membership and Program Director Melanie Schnippel said of the event sponsored by St. Rita’s Medical System.

April 26th

Zeigler, Defiance win WBL pitcher's duel

April 26, 2013

 

Two aces were at their finest. But one rose above the other by the narrowest of margins.

The Defiance varsity baseball team traveled to Wapakoneta, and behind 14 strikeouts from Rob Zeigler, the Bulldogs defeated the Redskins, 1-0.

Senior Johnny Crawford pitched for the Redskins, allowing one run on three hits and five walks.

But Zeigler’s performance is one that will go down in Defiance baseball lore. 

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