May 30th, 2014
TIFFIN — The Bryan Golden Bears had been on the verge of breaking through for a big inning all game Thursday. The Wapakoneta Redskins, meanwhile, were thirsting for chances to score all game long.
In the seventh inning, finally, the Bears broke through to unlock a 1-1 tie.
Bryan tallied two runs in the top of the seventh inning to get past the Redskins in a high school baseball Division II, Region 6 semifinal at Heminger Field hosted by Tiffin University.
Joan W. (Pronk) Dewyer, of Wapakoneta, died April 9, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Edgerton, Minn. to Lue and Wilhelmina Pronk, who preceded her in death.Â Also preceding her in death was her oldest daughter, LaLona.Â She is survived by three daughters, Margaret, Wanda and Billie Jean; one son, Ross; four sisters, Alice, Esther, Elsie and Leone; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Thank you to Auglaize Acres Nursing Home for caring for her the last several years. May you now be at peace.
Richard Lyman Gossard, 73, of Wapakoneta, died suddenly at his residence on Monday, May 26, 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Carol (Walter) Gossard, son, Richard Gossard, Jr., and daughter, Barbara (John) Steger.
Dick was a 1958 graduate of Sidney High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Education degree at Xavier.
O. Evelyn Schaub, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:03 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at The Gardens in Wapakoneta. She was born Aug. 31, 1919, in Allen County, the daughter of Warren and Edith (Hoaglin) Hall, who preceded her in death.
William J. “Bill” Camper, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:35 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. He was born Dec. 11, 1933, in Lima, the son of Floyd I. and Alma (Feil) Camper, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 15, 1957, he married Joyce E. Lunceford, and she died Jan. 11, 2012.
A panel of two local students and three local professionals spoke about their school and job experiences Wednesday at a career forum for seventh-graders at Wapakoneta Middle School.
Morgan Dirr, a senior and soon-to-be graduate of Wapakoneta High School, talked to students about the transition from middle to high school. Megan Hayzlett, who recently finished her freshman year at Bowling Green State University, was able to discuss the transition from high school to college.
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education recognized the retirements of six teachers and accepted the employment of six other regular staff members for the 2014-15 school year during a regular board meeting Tuesday night at Wapakoneta High School.
Linda Dailey, Mark Cook, Mary Ellen Fry, Jan Schlenker, Deb Shenk and Marlene Stedke will retire from WCS at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
BOTKINS — The Botkins Carousel will be celebrating its 50th year next week opening at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8.
The first event of the weekend festivities will be the much anticipated Carousel Queen Pageant starting a 7 p.m. on Friday, June 6 in the Junior High School Gymnasium.
Continued repair and funding for the Auglaize County Jail was discussed at a commissioners meeting held at the law enforcement center on Tuesday.
“We’ve expended over $58,000 on this project so far,” Commissioner Doug Spencer said, noting that they have already exceeded the $50,000 threshold for the emergency repair after a bad cast iron pipe damaged the facility’s minimum security cell block plumbing in January.
The Auglaize County Commissioners heard comments Tuesday concerning the recent Tug-A-Truck event at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
“We’ve been here for 12 years. We’ve done a two-day event for the last four years,” Tug-A-Truck Co-owner Julie Gossard said.
Commissioner Doug Spencer explained the recent complaints he has heard.