January 10th, 2012
Jean Ackley, 78, of 225 N. Chestnut St., St. Marys, and a resident of the Gardens of Celina, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2012, at the Gardens of Celina.
She was born Aug.21, 1933, in St. Marys, the daughter of Harry and Elizabeth (Moeller) Boltz. She married Cloyd Ackley, and he preceded her in death on March 10, 1967.
She is survived three sons, Spike (Brenda) Ackley, of St. Marys; David Ackley, of St. Marys, and Shawn (Kerri) Ackley, of St. Marys; and two daughters, Laura (Dan) Leonard, of Celina, and Becky Ernst, of Coldwater.
Like a boxer, the Wapakoneta Redskins hit with a flurry early to draw first blood and then landed stunning blows in the second half to dispatch of the Kalida Wildcats.
Wapakoneta hit with three quick jabs in the opening stanza en route to a 16-1 first quarter lead as they exchanged landing shots the rest of the way in a 50-39 victory in varsity girls action.
NEW KNOXVILLE â€” Behind the 26 points from Haley Horstman the New Knoxville Rangers girlâ€™s basketball team was able to pull away from the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers for a 61-53 victory Saturday afternoon at New Knoxville.
â€śNew Knoxville has a very good team,â€ť Tigers varsity coach Ted Patton said. â€śOur kids played hard and didnâ€™t quit and I am very happy with that.â€ť
BOTKINS â€” The Botkins girls came to within one game of evening out their record with a convincing 47-20 win over Fairlawn on Saturday.
The Trojans survived a slow start and held only a 4 point lead after the first eight minutes of play. They dominated from that point and outrebounded the Jets 47-12 to ease their way to the win.
â€śWe were a little slow getting started and you could tell we hadnâ€™t played in a while,â€ť varsity coach Don Mack said. â€śWe had some time off. An ugly win is still a win.â€ť
NEW KNOXVILLE â€” Six of 11 free throws in the final two minutes allowed the New Knoxville Rangers to escape with a 63-59 victory Saturday evening against the Botkins Trojans in a non-league game at New Knoxville.
"I think we hit just enough free throws to win the game,â€ť Rangers varsity coach Kort Fledderjohann said. â€śWe had the front end of two one and the bonus opportunities and only hit one each time.â€ť
For the first time in nearly 15 years, Wapakoneta City Council Clerk Carlene Koch will not read Wilbur Wells name during roll call at the beginning of tonight’s council meeting.
He no longer is a public servant after deciding early last year that 2011 would be the last of his 14 years serving as a councilor-at-large, the last decade as chair of council’s Finance Committee.
With one shared educator position already in the works for the Auglaize County OSU Extension Office, the possibility of others in the future are being discussed.
“Looking down the road, there is the possibility of sharing an ag agent,” Auglaize County Commissioner John Bergman said.
In November 2010, 16-year-old Zach Orchard was trying to come up with an idea for an Eagle Scout project.
He finally decided on an Eagle Scout project — one that would honor firefighters and his father.
“I was bouncing around options and I thought about my dad being a firefighter,” Orchard said. “I think what they do is amazing.”
From that point the choice was easy.
Ruth Mariam Wilges Dersham Haberman, 83, of Delphos, formerly of Elida, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Van Crest of Delphos.
She was born May 10, 1928, in Logan Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Millie (Place) and Clifford Wilges, who preceded her in death. On June 1, 1946, she married Ivan Dersham, and he died Nov. 8, 1960. Then in 1979, she married Chuck Haberman, and he died in 1989.
The Wapakoneta Redskins have become quite proficient this season at the fourth-quarter comeback.
So when they walked onto the court down nine points with eight minutes to play Friday night against Bath, there was little cause for concern.
But there would be no comeback this time.
It was too little, too late.
The Bath Wildcats used a balanced offensive attack and took advantage of a lackluster showing by the Redskins to pull away to a 61-47 win in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys basketball game at Wapakoneta High School.