August 28th, 2012
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.”
BOTKINS - In a game where both teams brought comparable firepower to the front line, it was the little things that made the difference as Botkins opened the season with a 25-9, 25-27, 25-12, 25-16 win over Waynesfield-Goshen Saturday.
Botkins served at a 98 percent clip with 20 aces and passed the ball more efficiently to set up top hitters Logan Pitts and Rachelle Maurer as they found themselves in control most of the time.
The Wapakoneta varsity boys golf team travelled to Springbrook for an 18-hole invitational, and senior Caleb Acheson walked away with an individual first place finish.
Out of 126 golfers, Acheson stood alone at No. 1 shooting a 70 Saturday morning. The team finished in fifth place, shooting a 330. Winning the tournament was Kalida with a score of 314.
Other Redskin scores:
Bobby Crow, 81
Aaron Johnson, 84
Ryan Hunlock, 95
WAYNESFIELD — An engineering consultant provided updates Monday on two major projects in the the village for Waynesfield Village Council members.
Craig Mescher of Fanning/Howey & Associates discussed the Westminster Street improvement project and bringing natural gas to the village.
Seven months ago, John Stacy, of Lima, bought several vehicles in hopes of building a 1945 Ford Rat Rod. On Saturday, he parked that car in the sun at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum as part of the third annual KAPOW Car and Craft Show and Flea Market.
Stacy’s car was one of more than 100 vehicles to participate in the one-day event held in the lawn on the southwest section of the museum grounds. The event attracted more than 30 cars from last year’s total of 75 vehicles. The craft show also attracted more vendors.
Children raced up a hill to check out two buckets of water ballons.
Smiles spread across their faces and laughter filled the air as the youth play a water game on a 90-degree day Saturday at Valley View Apartments — celebration at the final days of summer break before classes start today.
Neil Armstrong, “a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job” when he was the first man to “take one small for a man” and “one giant leap for mankind,” died Saturday following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.
At a 65th reunion just a month ago, classmates of Neil Armstrong say he took extra time talking to each of them individually.
Members of the 1947 Blume High School class attending the reunion each were left with the impression that made upon them when they spoke of his death Saturday afternoon.
â€śI thought that was really nice,â€ť Dr. Dorothy Woolley, a professor at the University of California-Davis, said.
She said she was glad to have had that time to visit with Armstrong at the reunion.
Robert C. â€śBobâ€ť 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 â€śGinnyâ€ť Stevenson, who died April 7, 2012.
Neil Armstrong, who was born on a farm outside of Wapakoneta, returned as a teen and graduated from Blume High School, made “one giant leap for mankind” with “one small step for a man” when he was the first person to walk on the moon in 1969.
Armstrong, who often said he found more excitement in landing the lunar module on the moon than actually taking a step, died today at the age of 82. Wapakoneta is considered the boyhood home of the famed astronaut, engineer and pilot.