April 20th, 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.
In fewer than 60 seconds, teachers were wrapped in toilet paper, pulled tissues from boxes, stacked Ding Dongs on their foreheads and knocked water bottles down using a ball inside pantyhose which they wore over their heads.
Wapakoneta Elementary School teachers competed by grade level in Minute To Win It games Friday afternoon as they kicked off the schools’ annual service learning project, encouraging kids to help kids by giving to the Ronald McDonald House.
Recuperating from breast cancer surgery in 1994, Jill Forrest and her husband, Ed, looked for ways to help her recover from the invasive surgery.
The couple decided to work with sports management specialist and certified trainer Lauren Antorino Griffin and board certified and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Peter Neumann. The resulting work was a program called “Better Than Before,” a fitness video designed for women following breast cancer surgery.
WAYNESFIELD — A new twist on Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools’ career day proved to be an overwhelming success Friday at the school.
After a career day was held in the morning, several classrooms hosted presentations of a variety of skills and were well-received by student for its first annual “A Day With the Arts.”
“This is the first year we have hosted this kind of an event,” school technology coach Leah Fullenkamp said. “It has been well-received by the students. They were having a good time.”
Eugene A. “Gene” Steinke, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
Moving forward with improved security as part of Auglaize County Courthouse renovations, the Auglaize County commissioners have purchased equipment necessary for those updates.
This week the commissioners approved the purchase of a scanner and magnatometer to place at the single entry point to the courthouse once renovations are complete.
The Auglaize County Crisis Center’s 24th Annual Benefit Auction was deemed an overall success by its organizer, Heide Koenig.
“Every year we are blessed to have the community we have,” Koenig said. “They come out and support this event.”
Nearly 300 people showed up for the event at the Auglaize County Thursday, and they spent $30,000 to raise for the center, which provides relief for domestic violence victims.
In honor of National Volunteer Week, leaders of a local organization showed their appreciation to all their volunteers — and awarded their first-ever “Volunteer of the Year” award.
Mercy Unlimited officials held a luncheon Thursday at R.J. Coffey Cup in Wapakoneta to recognize the numerous volunteers who have showed their dedication and support to the organization.
Mercy Unlimited Volunteer Services Coordinator Charlene Smith and Executive Director Tammy Brown recognized a volunteer who logged the most total hours in 2011.
Carolyn Marie Foster, 88, of Swanton, died Thursday afternoon, April 19, 2012, at the Genoa Care Center.
She was born March 22, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of the late Victoria (Schneider) and Albert Hartard. She married Eddie Foster, who died in 1993.
She is survived by a son, Leland Foster, of Swanton.
There will be no public visitation or services. There will be a private family burial.
Arrangements are being handled by Barnes Funeral Chapel in Delta.
Contributions may be given to Hands of Grace in Delta.
Condolences may be expressed at barnesfuneralchapel.com.
Esther M. Tester, 96, of Troy, died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.
She was born June 6, 1915, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Margaret (Sheipline) and Joseph Brown. She married Vernon Tester, who preceded her in death June 14, 1981.
Surviving are a son-in-law, David Mers, of Troy; a sister, Lucille Waldman, of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, Doug (Toni) Mers, of Troy, Craig (Teresa) Mers, of Troy, and Mark Mers, of Troy; two great-grandchildren, Aarin Burke and Clinton Mers; and four great-great-grandchildren, Tessa, Briella, Lucas and Abel.