November 21st, 2013
From staff reports
Members of the 2013 Wapakoneta Redskins football team appeared in the top five of varying school records upon the conclusion of the season earlier this month.
Two different players set a total of three new schools records.
Senior linebacker Zach Schmerge set a new Wapak mark for most career fumble recoveries with eight, while junior defensive end Thomas Schoenlein owns the school’s career records for most tackles for loss, 47, and most sacks, 15.
âI ate too much turkeyâŠ my buttons are starting to pop!â
Third-graders in Chris Talowskyâs class at Wapakoneta Elementary School exclaimed these remarks as they worked in groups throughout the classroom, assigning parts and practicing their assigned lines of a poem they plan to deliver to classmates on Friday.
Itâs part of a weekly assignment, with Talowsky picking a story or writing, often with a seasonal theme, and students working in groups to rehearse it throughout the week before it is performed.
Five Wapakoneta City Schools District students received recognition Tuesday evening from the Wapakoneta VFW for their efforts in a national essay contest.
âThese are great programs to help the kids along,â VFW Commander Delmar Merricle said. âItâs great to see all these essays â the kids really put a lot of effort into them.â
Seventh- and eighth-graders competed in the âVFW Patriots Penâ essay contest, and high school students competed in the âVFW Voice of Democracy.â VFW officers chose the best essays out of those submitted.
The possible purchase of self-contained bathroom for one city park and another possible one at a second city park fueled a discussion between a Wapakoneta City Council member and a city administrator.
During Mondayâs Wapakoneta City Council meeting, 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier questioned the wisdom in expending the money for self-contained systems when portable facilities would be sufficient at Breakfast Optimist Park and a storage building purchased by the city from Wapakoneta City Schools was to be converted into permanent bathroom for men and women.
Firefighters from Wapakoneta and Cridersville fire departments responded to a reported fire at the Midwest Elastomers Inc. plant on Industrial Drive this morning.
Wapakoneta firefighters entered the building which was reported filled with smoke from a dust fire.
For more information, see Thursday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
From staff reports
Two players on the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team now own three different school records, while the team set three new school records during the 2013 season.
Senior linebacker Zach Schmerge broke the school record for most fumble recoveries in a career by totaling eight upon the conclusion of the 2013 season.
Schmerge had six entering his senior year and recorded two in the playoff game against Shawnee to exceed the previous record of seven held by Brandon Miller.
A magician used a little magic to reinforce past safety lessons and provide new ones to Wapakoneta Elementary School students Monday morning.
Kerry Blair, known as Kerry Kazaam, was met with an enthusiastic response from students at the school, who laughed along at his silly antics and tried to figure out his magic tricks, while also shouting out the answers to dilemmas they may face. They also listened to what they can do to make themselves safer.
CRIDERSVILLE â Cridersville residents raised property concerns regarding village improvement and beautification projects in the village.Â
Cridersville resident Greg Joseph brought his concern about a recent tree planted near his property during Mondayâs Cridersville Village Council meeting.Â
Joseph said two previous trees caused damage to the sidewalk in front of his house, among other issues, such as falling debris.Â
âIâm not going to let this council decide whatâs best for my property,â Joseph told councilors.
The second phase of a sewer replacement project in downtown Wapakoneta should be able to start soon with the contractor purchasing materials and conducting pre-construction work, a city administrator says, as the city secures a second round of funding.
Anna J. Byrne (Kelly), 93, of Carlisle, formerly of Wapakoneta, passed away peacefully Sunday Nov. 17, 2013, surrounded by her children. She was born in Glenwood, the daughter of Cornelius and Sylvia (Sherman) Kelly.
Anna was the youngest of 12 children and was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Winfred; a daughter, Kay Forner; and all her brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her two sons, Patrick (Dianne) and Dana (Rita) Byrne; one daughter, Darla Wharton and Jan (Scott) Clarry; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She also leaves a son-in-law, Jerome Forner.