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August 23rd, 2011

VALU class applications being accepted

August 23, 2011

Applications are currently being accepted for a class that is designed to help community members have a better understanding of Auglaize County.
“The main purpose of the program is to provide people with a greater understanding of county operations and services in the county,” Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dan Graf said.

GIRLS GOLF: Wapak falls to Defiance

August 23, 2011

The Defiance Bulldogs defeated the Wapakoneta Redskins 200-219 in a key Western Buckeye League girls golf match Monday at the Wapakoneta Country Club.
Both teams struggled. But Defiance struggled less as it pulled out the win.
“Everybody seemed kind of sluggish,” Wapak coach Dawn West said. “We were just one step behind all day.”
Shelby Kohler carded a 46 to lead the Redskins and earn medalist honors.
“Shelby played really well,” West said. “She had the opportunity to shoot even lower.”
Courtney Knippen shot a 56, followed by Bryly Beaman with a 57 and Hannah smith with a 60.

PREP: Dogs nip Wapak; Perry edges W-G

August 23, 2011

The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys golf team was unable to take advantage of its home course advantage as it suffered a two-stroke loss to the Elida Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League dual match Monday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
Elida defeated the Redskins 175-177.
“When you play at home, you have to win at home to have a chance at the WBL title,” Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. “I tell the kids every stroke counts in a golf match. We can never assume we are out of a match. We have to always grind it out and play smart golf.

August 22nd

Emily McCune, 79

August 22, 2011

Emily Jean McCune, 79, of rural Mendon, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at the Golden Valley Living Center in St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 22, 1931, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Catherine S. (Brodbeck) and Merle Shimp. On June 21, 1951, she married Harold W. McCune who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Neal A. McCune, of Mendon; and two daughters, Nancy L. Hartung, of Madison, Ind., and Cathy S. Williams, of Rockford.

Betty LaWarre, 90

August 22, 2011

Betty E. LaWarre, 90, of Titusville, Fla., formerly of Cridersville, died at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at the Tranquility Haven Care Center in Titusville.
She was born July 26, 1921, in Lima, the daughter of Minerva M. (Eulrich) and William A. Biddinger.
On May 23, 1942, she married Robert W. LaWarre Sr., who died April 24, 1997.
Surviving are two sons, Robert W. LaWarre II, of Memphis, Tenn., and Ned LaWarre, of Titusville, Fla.
Preceding her in death was a son, Timothy D. LaWarre; and a daughter, Pennie L. Tone.

More donations to be accepted for tennis new courts

August 22, 2011

More than $25,000 in donations for new tennis courts adjacent to Wapakoneta High School are expected to be accepted by Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members during Tuesday’s board meeting.
The donations to be accepted at the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the school board office, include $16,000 from Wapakoneta Rotary Club, $7,500 from the Wapakoneta City Recreation Department, and $2,000 from Miller’s Textile.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said to date 85 percent of the project has been funded by donations.

BBQ dinners to benefit area family

August 22, 2011

Barbeque chicken dinners are being sold to benefit an area family, who had lost their home due to a fire earlier this summer.
A benefit barbeque chicken dinner will be held for area couple Rachel and Tom Huelskamp. The couple, along with their four children, lost their home and all of it’s contests in a house fire on July 18.
The American Legion, in Wapakoneta, will be cooking up the meals on Sept. 9, and pick-up is available at the American Legion site, along with the Trupointe branches in Botkins, St. Marys, New Bremen, Uniopolis or Wapakoneta.

Lifeguard uses job to enhance skills

August 22, 2011

At times the job of lifeguard can become mundane.
But Wapakoneta’s Kayla Prater finds the job anything but mundane as she has taken the position as a chance to enhance her communications skills since she has chosen that area as her future profession.
Prater, who began working at the park her sophomore year of high school, has now worked at the Wapakoneta WaterPark for four years and has become a familiar, friendly face to its many patrons over the summer months. She is now beginning her second year at Ohio University working on earning a degree in communications studies.

NFL: Horn plays, records reception

August 22, 2011

Waynesfield-Goshen product Joe Horn saw his first game action for the Indianapolis Colts in a 16-3 exhibition loss to the Washington Redskins on Friday at Indianapolis.
With 3:11 left in the game, Horn caught a 12-yard pass to the left from Dan Orlovsky. He picked up a first down on the play. But the Colts were unable to move the chains again in what would be their final possession of the game.
Horn missed the Colts’ first exhibition game with an injury.

August 19th

Wapak to honor '86 team

August 20, 2011

The Wapakoneta athletic department will be recognizing the 1986 WBL Championship football team, coaches and cheerleaders before the Wapakoneta vs. Bellefontaine football game on Friday. Honorees and their families are invited to attend a social gathering at the Middle School cafeteria at 5:30 p.m., a tour of the building at 6, and the recognition at 7.
Players, coaches and cheerleaders who have not already done so should contact the athletic office at 419-739-5206 or rexbr@wapak.org to confirm attendance or for more information.

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