August 29th, 2012
A wink is just the closing and opening of one eye quickly. The simple gesture can be a sign of greeting or affection.
People can gather and give that sign of affection to honor Wapakoneta’s favored son, Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, and to fulfill a request of his family during the “Wink at the Moon” ceremony at 8:30 p.m. today at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.
At every meeting of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education, the superintendent plans to present a report on the district’s finances.
“It’s one way to keep everybody updated,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said as he presented his first such report during Tuesday’s school board meeting.
Data he presented showed estimated revenue of $23.07 million for fiscal year 2012, compared to estimated expenditures of $24.01 million, for an expected deficit of $941,900.
No local candidates have filed as write-in candidates for the Nov. 6 election.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell said in addition to no local candidates meeting the 4 p.m. Monday deadline to file, she also received notice that there were no write-ins for the 4th Congressional District.
Campbell said she has not yet gotten any information on presidential, state representative or state senate write-ins, but she does understand presidential write-ins are expected, despite not having any names at this time.
Phil Smith, 61, of Cridersville, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Robert C. âBobâ Krites, 80, of Cridersville, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born July 29, 1932, in Logan Township, Auglaize County, to Cecelia (Taylor) and Virgil Talmadge Krites. Both parents are deceased. On March 11, 1951, he married Virginia Marie âGinnyâ Stevenson, who died April 7, 2012.
Gary A. Smith, 69, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:17 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at his residence.
He was born July 5, 1943, in Champagne County, the son of Parthenia and Alden Smith, who preceded him in death. On June 4, 1965, he married Linda C. Sparks, and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Brenda (Ernie) Nuesmeyer, of Lima; seven grandchildren, Dylan, Dakota, Austin, Devon, Victor, Allison, and Hayley; a brother, Wayne (Pat) Smith, of Michigan; two sisters, Kay (Ed) Coffey, of South Carolina, and Priscilla (Ron) Goodwin, of Michigan.
WAYNESFIELD – The Waynesfield-Goshen High School volleyball team battled hard before coming up on the short end of a marathon 25-23, 18-25, 26-24, 11-25, 11-15 loss to Delphos Jefferson Monday.
The two teams battled for two hours and 40 minutes before action was finally over.
Despite the loss, Waynesfield head coach Kelly Dunson said the team showed drastic improvement over its first game played Saturday at Botkins.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Cardinals volleyball team picked up their first victory of the season Monday evening as they defeated the Botkins Trojans in three games 25-11, 25-14 and 25-21 in a non-league match played at New Bremen.
“I thought they played well tonight, but we still have things to work on,” Cardinals head coach Theresa Jenkins said. “I thought we were able to roll with the punches pretty well tonight.”
The Wapakoneta boys golf team defended their home course with a 163-191 victory over Shawnee.
Varsity head coach Kenny Wayman said there were some tough conditions Monday that his boys were able to fight through.
“We will take that score and the win today under some tough conditions. It was really windy and some rain involved. The scores were a little high today from both teams,” Wayman said. “However, shooting a 163 today under those conditions, we will take any day.”
The Wapakoneta Redskins opened their volleyball season with a 3-0 win against Sidney Monday night.
Winning the first three sets 25-14, 25-15, 25-18, Varsity head coach Keith Rambin said he was pleased with the way his team played.
“First game of the seaon, you never know what’s in store for the first game of the season,” Rambin said. “I was a little worried about Sidney because I know they had been improving, and they got a new volleyball player this year. I was a little worried.”