October 6th, 2011
October has been named as Fire Safety Month, and members of the local fire department stress the importance of staying safe.
â€śEvery month should be Fire Safety Month,â€ť Wapakoneta Firefighter Doug Kill said.
Fire Safety Month is celebrated every October and this is because October is the month when the Great Chicago Fire occurred in 1871. This fire was one of the largest U.S. disasters of the 19th century.
This week is being celebrated Fire Safety Week, and members of the Wapakoneta Fire Department said this is a good time to review fire safety at home.
BOWLING GREEN â€” Wapakoneta Redskins junior Caleb Achesonâ€™s golf season is not over yet.
Acheson fired a 76 in the Division I sectional boys golf tournament Tuesday at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green and qualified for the district tournament Thursday, Oct. 13 at Red Hawk in Findlay.
After carding a 41 on the front nine, Acheson rebounded to cover the back nine in a 1-under 35 with four birdies.
Margaret S. Henschen, 89,10545 East Shelby Road, New Knoxville, died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at the Saint Marys Living Center.
She was born June 7, 1922, in rural New Knoxville, the daughter of Sara and William (Bierbaum) Henschen.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Dennis Gaertner officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery in New Knoxville.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home on Saturday.
Nancy Jo Miller Klopfenstein Mort, 68, died Sept. 14, 2011, following an extended illness.
She was the third daughter of the late Retha (Reed) and Joseph Miller of Wapakoneta. She married Ivan Klopfenstein in Jackson Center and had two sons, Terry and Christopher. She then married Daniel Mort of Lima and became stepmother of four children, Todd, Randy, Kenny and Sheila.
She was grandmother to Michael, Michelle, Stephanie, Danielle and Steven.
Ruth M. Mann, 82, of Jackson Center, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at the Pavilion in Sidney.
She was born May 15, 1929, in Maplewood, the daughter of the late Norma Marie (Hodge) and Floyd Ray Zimmerman. On Feb. 24, 1961, she married Harry O. Mann and he preceded her in death on March 8, 2003.
Also preceding her in death were a sister; Naomi Daniels, and three brothers, Nevin, Eugene and Levon Zimmerman.
It wasnâ€™t a win. But in a lot of ways it felt like it for the Wapakoneta Redskins.
Wapak held off a furious assault from first-place Shawnee to force a 1-1 tie in a varsity girls soccer match Tuesday at Ryan Field and placed the first blemish on the Indiansâ€™ previously perfect Western Buckeye League record.
A Wapakoneta girl and a Botkins teen were crowned winners during the Miss West Central Ohio Outstanding Teen and Little Miss Scholarship Program last weekend.
Ali Wayman, 11, of Wapakoneta, was named Little Miss West Central Ohio, and Shelby Boyd, 16, of Botkins, was named Miss West Central Ohioâ€™s Outstanding Teen. Matti Lynn Chrisman, 16, of Nashport, was named Miss Crystal Lakeâ€™s Outstanding Teen.
Boydâ€™s platform was preventing childhood obesity while Chrismanâ€™s was â€śdonâ€™t text and drive.â€ť
Walking is a great way to get exercise and have fun as well as a great way to get from one place to another, an organizer of a National Walk to School Day event says, but it needs to be done safely.
Wapakoneta City School District administrators and city of Wapakoneta administrators along with members of the community organized a local event for next week to coincide with Mondayâ€™s National Walk to School Day.
BOTKINS â€” Botkins High School Principal Jeff McPheron is finding out the hard way that maybe he will not underestimate the student body again.
The students had never managed to raise more than $1,660 in any given year for its annual drive to raise money for the Shelby County United Way, so McPheron naturally felt safe with this yearâ€™s event.
Annually, the schoolâ€™s Student Council members come up with a unique approach to raising the money. This year, vocational agriculture teacher Chad Berning agreed to let students shave his head if $1,800 was raised.
The staff at an area business dedicates their time to each and every customerâ€™s need.
The Ritz, in Lima, is a store that provides breast care for every women, any shape or size, and also specializes in helping women who are battling with breast cancer to gain control of their body.
The special part of this business is that there is nothing like this in the area, the manager says.
â€śItâ€™s a nitch that is needed,â€ť store manager Sondra Ambrister said.