February 1st, 2012
Bessie R. Oellerman, 82, 206 E. State St. in Botkins, OH died 1:20 a.m. Monday Jan. 30, 2012, at her residence.
She was born June 19, 1929, in Salem Township. in rural Auglaize County, to Bessie Mae (Toler) and John Francis.
On April 14, 1956, she married Warren â€śGeneâ€ť Oellerman, who died Jan. 11, 2002.
Judy Kay Gross, 62, of 15140 Valley Road, Wapakoneta, Ohio, died 5:44 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima.
She was born Dec. 24, 1949, in Lima, the daughter of the late Onolee (Miller) and Woodrow Piehl.
Beverly June Farmer, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:40 a.m., Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at her sonâ€™s residence in Pres-cott, Ariz. She was born June 17, 1936, in Lima. She is the daughter of Kumah (Koneta Fast) and James E. Anspach. Both parents are deceased.
Ms. Farmer was a retired key punch operator with Lima Memorial Hospital. She was a former member of the Forest Park United Methodist Church and had belonged to the Shawnee Nation â€” United Remnant Band. She loved to travel and was an avid card player. She had a real zest for life and enjoyed spending her time with her family and friends.
Call it lucky No. 13.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys bowling team rolled to its 13th victory of the season in as many tries by defeating a good St. Henry Redskins squad 2,951-2,810 on Saturday at McBoâ€™s Lanes in Versailles.
The win kept alive the possibility of a battle of unbeatens in the final contest of the regular season Saturday, Feb. 11 at 20th Century Lanes in Lima.
Wapak and the Versailles Tigers are both 13-0 in West Ohio High School Bowling Conference play with just one match standing in the way of the pairing.
The excitement could be heard in Wapakoneta Redskins swimming coach Mark Lawâ€™s voice as he talked about his boys and girls swim teams taking fifth-place finishes at the Western Buckeye League swim championships.
â€śWe had an outstanding day,â€ť Law told the Wapakoneta Daily News on Saturday. â€śOur top boys had an outstanding day. For our girls, last year we were ninth and we moved up to fifth this year and we have some really good swimmers coming up. I am really happy with the outcome.â€ť
ROCKFORD â€” As the old clichĂ© goes, better late than never.
It took a little while for the Botkins Trojans varsity girls basketball team to get going Monday night, but once it did, it broke out in a big way.
After scoring just 27 points in the first three quarters, the Trojans put 22 points on the board in the fourth quarter to erase a 30-27 deficit and roll to a 49-36 win over the Parkway Panthers.
Botkins held the Panthers to just six points in the final quarter.
CRIDERSVILLE — Children walking to school should notice additional sidewalks in the village as the Safe Routes to Schools project tops the list of projects in the village, the Cridersville administrator says.
Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said the Safe Routes to Schools project calls for installing sidewalks along Reichelderfer and Carlisle streets.
“We are looking forward to the direct connection from Main (Street) to the school,” Myers said.
New month, new location.
Startng Wednesday, area senior citizens will gather at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, having outgrown their current site in the basement of the Wapakoneta Heritage Center located downtown.
Wapakoneta police officers are investigating an incident of inducing panic.
A police officer made contact with employees at the NAPA store, 8 Pearl St., at 10 a.m. Saturday about a complaint they received early Thursday morning from a female informing store employees that they may be in some sort of danger from a male possessing firearms.
According to the report, later in the day, it was learned that the allegations were false and there was no danger.
Wapakonetaâ€™s numerous chances to seal the game against Minster went awry, allowing the patient Wildcats to hang around and eventually surpass the Redskins 54-49 in overtime on Saturday night.
Minster scored the final seven points of the game to get back to .500 on the season.
â€śItâ€™s a little bit of perseverance,â€ť Minster head coach Mike Lee said. â€śThey didnâ€™t panic and they executed when they needed to execute...Itâ€™s a testament to gutting it out for as long as we did.â€ť