June 15th, 2011
The village of Cridersville will soon have a sign in front of the Cridersville Village Hall to display announcements and to keep village residents informed on events.
A local church, Westview United Methodist Church, in Cridersville, purchased a new outdoor sign for their church, and they gave the opportunity to the village of Cridersville to purchase their old sign for a low price of $50.
The cost for the village to purchase a new sign would be approximately $17,000, Mayor Lorali Myers said during Mondayâs council meeting.
Lack of funding is preventing Wapakoneta City Schools from offering its traditional summer school to students who may need the extra assistance.
While looking for a less costly alternative, a free online program was found that would provide opportunities for students of all levels to practice skills on which they can improve throughout the summer.
âOdyssey allows all our students to work at their own pace on material that is appropriate for them,â said Carrie Knoch, the districtâs gifted intervention, gifted coordination and literacy coach, who is overseeing the program.
KENTON â Wapakoneta posted a 4-3 win over Kenton in an ACME baseball game Tuesday night at Kenton despite a still-sluggish offense.
Brandon Schreiber was the only Wapak player with multiple hits. He went 2 for 4 with a double, a run scored, one RBI and two stolen bases.
Brandon Miller was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Chase Culver went 1 for 3 with a run scored and a stolen base.
Dylan Knoch drew three walks, stole four bases and scored two runs.
Mark T. Lee, 56, died at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at home after an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 14, 1955, in Lima, to Alvaretta Lee and Ralph Avery Sr., who are both deceased. He was raised by Alvareettaâs brother and sister-in-law, Marion âBudâ and Betty Lee, who are both deceased. He married Vija (Hahn) Lee, who survives.
Wapakoneta Waves 743,
Kenton Stingrays 255
8 & Under Girls
25m Freestyle - 2. Paige Schneider - 29.89, 3. Sophia Braun - 29.90, 4. Rachyl Craft - 31.00, 5. Marci Zwiebel - 31.16, Heidi Schlenker - 29.82X, Kiarra Holtzapple - 35.89X, Caitlyn Rostorfer - 39.18X, Maria Pastore - 42.94X, Alaina Williams - 45.28X, Kaitlyn Rose - 55.08X, Ivy Patten - 55.33X, Sara Craft - 57.13X, Heather Felver - 1:13.30X
50m Freestyle - 1. Paige Schneider - 1:08.93, 2. Marci Zwiebel - 1:09.44, 3. Rachyl Craft - 1:11.91, 4. Heidi Schlenker - 1:11.94
William Rex Ufer, 72, of Stryker, died at his home Thursday, June 9, 2011.
He was born March 8, 1939, in Wooster, the son of Elizabeth (Snook) and William S. Ufer. On March 17, 2009, he married Lorena P. Arana, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, William Rian (Donna) Ufer, of Mechanicsville, Va., Richard Brent (Denise) Ufer, of Sorrento, Fla.; and a daughter, Melanie Rae (Michael) Bernava, of Galloway.
Private services were held at Fountain Grove Cemetery in Bryan, the Rev. Dr. James Ernst officiated.
Visitation was 2 to 5 p.m. June 12 at Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker.
ST. HENRY â Wapakonetaâs Josh Apple threw just one pitch during the entire varsity baseball season.
That pitch resulted in a long fly ball during a 19-3 loss to the Minster Wildcats in mid-April.
Monday, Apple threw 79 pitches in an ACME game at St. Henry.
Those pitches resulted in a complete-game, two-hit, shutout win over St. Henry.
Apple allowed a pair of doubles, one in the second and one in the seventh, and didnât allow a runner past second base. He struck out four and walked just two.
Mark Timothy âBernieâ Lee, 56, died at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2011, at his residence.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencervillef, when the funeral services will be conducted.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.
Benjamin E. âBenâ Armer Jr., 89, a resident of the Otterbein Retirement Center, Cridersville, and formerly of Springfield, died at 4:38 p.m., Sunday, June 12, 2011, in St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Springfield, the son of the late Phyllis (Gearhart) and Benjamin E. Armer. In 1959, he married Donna Ercel (Shepherd) Armer, who preceded him in death on July 5, 2005.
He is survived by a son, Benjamin E. Armer III, of Australia; a sister, Elizabeth Eichman, of Springfield; a brother, David H. (Marilyn) Armer, of Wapakoneta; and several nieces and nephews.
Carol Marie Jordan, 76, of Wapakoneta, died 10:05 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Feb. 19, 1935, in Evanston, Ill., the daughter of Marie and Howard Schooley, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 15, 1962, she married Harold K. Jordan, and he died April 4, 1984.