October 4th, 2012
A midday rain Wednesday did not stop local student from learning valuable lessons during the International Walk to School Day — which are keeping safe and staying healthy.
The Wapakoneta Middle School students participated in a International Walk to School Day in the gymnasium on Wednesday afternoon. The students were supposed to take a lap around Harmon Field, but the rain moved them inside. Despite the move, the students still listened to an array of speakers.
Barbara Lee (Boehringer) Norton, 58, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at St Ritaâ€™s Hospital in Lima.
She was born April 23, 1954, to Wilma (Riffle) and Paul Boehringer, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Amy Norton (Lukas Lehmann), of the Isle of Gigha, Scotland, and Jamie (William) Goudy, of Wapakoneta; a granddaughter, Kieran Goudy; three brothers, Joseph Boehringer, of Elbert, Colo., Robert Boehringer, of Garden City, Kan., and Timothy Boehringer, of Greenville; and three nephews, James, Ryan, and Devin.
BOWLING GREEN — The season ended for all but one Redskin golfer Tuesday morning, as senior Caleb Acheson qualified for districts as an individual.
The Wapakoneta Redskins traveled to Bowling Green and played Stone Ridge golf course in the 2012 Division I Sectional Golf Tournament Tuesday.
“Come on! Who’s going to step it up?”
Those were the audible screams from Wapakoneta’s senior libero Amber Dickerson while her team was up against the wall in the fourth set against St. Marys Tuesday night.
Wapakoneta was trailing in sets 2-1 and in points in the fourth set, 15-11. Things were looking bleak for the Redskins.
Several candidates explained their stances Tuesday on local and state issues for the upcoming election at a Meet the Candidates Luncheon hosted by the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ohio Board of Education District 1 candidate Ann Jacobs and Ohio 82nd District state representative candidates, Pete Schlegel and Tony Burkley, made abbreviated remarks about their plans if they are elected and their qualifications for the posts.
Two local officials also addressed issues area residents will have the opportunity to vote on.
BOTKINS — Botkins Board of Education members reviewed a detailed list of materials for building the new school and items and furnishings that will be housed in the building.
The report was detailed to the point of listing every staple, screw and other materials that will be used and their cost to the school district.
Botkins Board of Education President Jack Koenig called for Tuesday’s special board meeting to for a detailed review of the list as the deadline for specifications approaches.
With Halloween comes scary creatures. Perhaps there is not one that is more scary than or more popular as a Halloween costume than Count Dracula.
Count Dracula is the central character in Irish novelist Bram Stoker’s horror story, “Dracula,” published in 1897.
The Redskins were served a straight-set loss by the Anna Rockets Monday, but things weren’t always so bleak.
Wapakoneta was up by double digit points in the first set, looking to put it away when something happened.
Something clicked for Anna, whether it be a strategy change of an attitude adjustment, Anna stormed back in that first set and never looked back.
The rain started to fall as the clock started to wind, and when the clock his zero, the Wapakoneta Redskins found themselves victors over Van Wert, 4-3.
“We pulled the win, it wasn’t pretty, we had some let downs in there, but offensively we did the things we wanted to do,” said varsity head coach Marc Dyrness.
With a tight city budget already in 2012, Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee members and the mayor favor an earlier start on the budget process for 2013.
Wapakoneta 3rd Ward Councilor and Finance Committee Chair Bonnie Wurst says she intends to contact City Auditor Gail Walter about having spreadsheets showing expenses for the first nine months this year so they can extrapolate year-end totals and start the budget process for next year.