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April 23rd, 2012

Annette Sanders, 91

April 23, 2012

Annette V. Sanders, 91, of Celina, died Thursday, April 29, 2012, at the Gardens at Celina.
She was born June 27, 1920, in Osgood, the daughter of Mary Agnes “Minnie” (Henry) and Leo J. Bruns. On June 27, 1939, she married Ted L. Sanders, and he died May 5, 1988.
Surviving are a son, Tom Sanders, of Celina; and two daughters, Norma “Skeet” Wolters, of Coldwater, and Patricia Brookhart, of Celina.
She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Sanders.

Lester Seibert, 84

April 23, 2012

Lester W. Seibert, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.

Dennis Ward, 63

April 23, 2012

Dennis G. Ward, 63, of 18390 Moulton-Ft. Amanda Road, Wapakoneta, died at 8:22 a.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born June 15, 1948, in Celina, the son of Alice (Cotterman) and Charles Ward. On Dec. 17, 1966, he married Kathy L. Dunlap and she survives at the residence.

A ‘love story’: Students enjoy roles in historical musical

April 23, 2012

The Austrian Alps came alive with the sound of music as Maria Rainer walked through the mountain plains, and the soft voices of the Von Trapp children could be heard once again in the Trapp Villa.

A cast of students from Wapakoneta City Schools filled the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center this weekend to perform the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music” under the direction of Todd Christopher.

For Wapakoneta High School senior Kelsey Barrett playing Maria was the last time she performed on stage in a major school production.

Eugene A. “Gene” Steinke, 75

April 23, 2012

Eugene A. “Gene” Steinke, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born May 2, 1936, in Auglaize County, the son of Cecelia (Frankenburg) and Ferd Steinke, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 17, 1959, he married Alice J. Fortkamp, and she survives.

County herbicides increase slightly

April 23, 2012

Prices for herbicides used to kill weeds along county roadways and open ditches have seen little increase since last year.

“It’s one of the few items that have stabilized, where we have seen no large increase,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said.

Bids recently accepted for the herbicides were for $299.73 a gallon for Milestone from Red River, Arborchem and CWC. It marked an increase of 27 cents from 2011.

Botkins youth enjoys class work, gymnastics

April 23, 2012

BOTKINS — Seven-year-old Hope Alig is best known for her smile that always seems to be on her face.

However, just talking a few minutes with her and you realize there is a more to her than just a smile.

The daughter of Candy and Jason Alig is the youngest of four children, two sisters and a brother. However, all of her siblings are grown.

April 20th

TRACK: Hayzlett aiming for return to state

April 21, 2012

 

Megan Hayzlett was just a little disappointed.

Who could blame her?

Two years ago, as a freshman, the advanced all the way to the Division I state track and field meet in the high jump.

Then, as a sophomore, she made it to regionals but to qualify for the state meet.  

So the goal this year for the Wapakoneta Redskins junior was a simple one.

Go back.

SOFTBALL: 'Skins quietly drop Defiance

April 21, 2012

 

The Wapakoneta Redskins didn’t need a lot of offense for the win.

And that’s exactly what they got, not a lot of offense.

Despite collecting just three hits, Wapak pulled out a 4-1 win over the Defiance Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League varsity softball game Friday at Wapakoneta High School.

“The big thing was our defense really came alive tonight,” Wapak varsity coach Bill Sammons said.  “I really feel like we turned a corner a little bit.”

TENNIS: Wapak blanks Defiance

April 21, 2012

The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys tennis team continued its winning ways, rolling to a 5-0 win over the Defiance Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League match Friday at Wapakoneta High School.

With the win, Wapak improved to 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the WBL.  Defiance fell to 2-8 and 1-5.

In first singles, senior Nic Oen bested junior Michael Sanchez 6-4, 6-0.

Senior Joey Jose won in second singles, topping junior Austin Fishpaw 6-0, 6-3.

Senior Andy Faller beat sophomore Nolan Parsons 6-1, 6-1 in third singles.

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