August 26th, 2011
Irene Louise Cole, 89, of Cridersville, died Aug. 26, 2011 in Cridersville.
Irene was the daughter of the Rev. Emory Ray and Ohla (Cave) Cole.
Wapakoneta City Schools continue to be labeled â€śeffectiveâ€ť based on results of state report cards released this week by the Ohio Department of Education, but its performance index improved.
â€śIn general, weâ€™re pretty darn proud of the progress weâ€™ve done,â€ť Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.. â€śWe havenâ€™t made leaps, but weâ€™ve certainly moved a couple of steps forward. There are some reasons for celebration.â€ť
Administrators at both the Botkins and Waynesfield-Goshen school districts voiced their pleasure with their respective school districtâ€™s report card numbers that were released this week.
Botkins Local Schools students managed to meet all 26 indicators on the report card, while Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools students managed to meet 21 of the 26.
For Botkins students, it marked the sixth straight year that they achieved a perfect mark meeting the 26 indicators and receiving the excellent designation.
WAYNESFIELD â€” Waynesfield Village Council members met briefly Thursday and finally approved an insurance package plan after listening to a local health insurance agent explain the new policy.
Finance Committee members recommended at Mondayâ€™s regular meeting that the full council accept Derryberry & Davis Insurance after researching new plans. The former plan had expired effective July 1 and the council was temporarily paying for the former policy on a month by basis.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls tennis team pushed its record to a perfect 5-0 with a 4-1 win over the Bath Wildcats in a Western Buckeye League match Thursday at the Harmon Park Courts.
For Wapak, Shelby Gillespie posted a 6-1, 6-0 win over Ashlynn Vierra in second singles.
The Redskinsâ€™ Annie Harrod swept Madison Pauff 6-0, 6-0 in third singles.
In first doubles, Katie Martin and Kirsten Wellons grabbed a 6-4, 6-3 win over Michelle Hines and Kaitlin Singhaus.
Chloe Veit and Rachel Robert also won for Wapak, topping Darla Wieging and Jardan Hollar 6-3, 6-0 in second doubles.
George C. Law, 76, died at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Lima Convelescent Home.
Arrangements are incomplete at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.
William Roger Harlow, 89, of Cridersville, died at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
He was born on Jan. 2, 1922, in Portland, Maine, to Georga (Fales) and Roy C. Harlow.
Survivors are a son Mark Harlow, of Loveland,; and a daughter, Karen J. Griffith, of Victoria, Texas.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be shared at bayliffandson.com..
Arrangements are being handled by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Russell E. â€śGeneâ€ť Jacobs, 93, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born Sept. 6, 1917, in Union Township, to May (Marquess) and Clarence Jacobs.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield, with the Rev. Don Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Uniopolis.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be given to the Wayne Township Rescue Squad or donorâ€™s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.armentroutfuneralhome.com.
Scott K. Murray, 81, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 31, 1929, in Bluffton, the son of Ethel (Scoles) and Nile Murray, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 8, 1948, he married Patricia J. Oâ€™Brien, and she died July 18, 2005.
With a difficult Western Buckeye League schedule looming on the horizon, Doug Frye could easily be forgiven for overlooking Week 1 opponent Bellefontaine.
But the second-year Wapakoneta Redskins football coach is not a man who is easily distracted.
Just ask Mrs. Frye.
â€śOne time, about 15 years ago, when I was at Danville High School, we were playing in a tight game, and there was a skydiver that came down on the field that was supposed to hit Mount Vernonâ€™s field and hit Centerburgâ€™s field,â€ť Frye said.