May 21st, 2012
BLUFFTON — Of all the strikes thrown Saturday, Andrew Hines’ might have been the biggest.
Wapakoneta’s junior right fielder slammed the door on an early Bellevue scoring threat with a perfect throw to the plate.
Chace Culver took over from there and silenced the Redmen over the final six innings as the Redskins pulled away for a 4-1 win in a Division II district final at Bluffton University.
Esther J. Schwartz, 87, of New Bremen, died at 10:16 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on May 14, 1925, near Coldwater, the daughter of Rose (Homan) and George Dues. On June 26, 1948, she married Leo H. Schwartz who died on May 9, 2010.
Survivors are four sons, Edwin Schwartz ,of New Bremen, Nicholas Schwartz, of Yorkshire, Ronald Schwartz, of New Bremen, John Schwartz, of New Bremen; and two daughters, Patricia Bruns, of New Bremen, and Donna Kremer, of New Bremen.
By WILLIAM LANEY
For the five survivors of Barbara Webb, day-to-day life changed for her family the day she died in 1998 from cancer.
Being a close-knit family, they relied on each other and they rely on the annual Relay for Life to come together to remember and honor their matriarch.
â€śBeing a survivor of a person who dies from cancer is not easy on a daily basis,â€ť said Gary Webb, one of Barbara Webbâ€™s four children. â€śYou miss that person every day and that is when I turn to Relay. It is just a way that I can give back and where I can really make a difference.
By LANCE MIHM
In 1936, the sport of baseball voted five players that would be the original inductees of the baseball hall of fame. While their names may not be as familiar as Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson or Walter Johnson, the five original members of the Auglaize County Educational Service Center (ESC) Alumni Hall of Fame are hoping to be measuring sticks that others are compared to with everything they have accomplished.
Professional bowlers will be returning to Wapakoneta this summer, and the local bowling proprietor says he could not be happier for the community.
Astro Lanes bowling alley owner Denny Borgert received word this week from officials with the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) that Wapakoneta has been chosen for the second consecutive year to host a regional event. The tournament is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 9.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen High School senior Weston Hinds has had some limited experience in the field of general contracting. Now, he says he hopes to use his experience as a gateway to owning his own business.
Hinds was awarded the top prize for his business plan to open a seamless gutter installation and cleaning business Thursday in Lori Dyer’s Leadership II class, which has the aim to help students get real work experience.
Growing up in Wapakoneta at the time Neil Armstrong walked on the moon inspired a Minnesota man to use the celestial body as the theme for a literary magazine he edits.
William Waltz started “Conduit” in 1993 after finishing graduate school at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree.
In an effort to find a more efficient and effective means for notifying fairgoers of an imminent weather emergency, city and county leaders decided to move forward with placing a tornado warning siren closer to the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
“The last couple years, there have been weather emergencies during the fair and there was no quick way to get the information out,” Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said.
Rosine D. Ruck, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing.
She was born July 20, 1925, in Fort Recovery, the daughter of Lucinda (Eversman) and LeRoy Link, who preceded her in death. On May 27, 1943, she married George T. Ruck, and he preceded her in death March of 1999.
Surviving are a son, Scott R. Ruck, of Mishawaka, Ind.; a daughter, Elaine (Jeff) Sawmiller, of Wapakoneta; two grandchildren, Tyler Steineke and Ashley Mullen; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn Ferguson, of Wapakoneta; and many nieces and nephews.
Wapakoneta City School District officials have plenty of shoes to fill at the end of the year.
Wapakoneta Middle School (WMS) staff hosted the annual Teacher’s Retirement Tea Wednesday at the Wapakoneta High School cafeteria. In all, 11 teachers, who totaled 341 years service to the district, retired from the district this school year.
“I don’t know when was the last time, if ever, we had this many in one year,” WMS teacher Michelle Roediger, who helped organize the event, said.