Julitta S. Nedderman, 90, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at 5:15 p.m. at the Golden Living Center-Valley, in St. Marys. She was born on Oct. 13, 1923, near New Bremen, the daughter of the late Leo and Esther (Uetrecht) Nedderman.
She is survived by a sister-in-law Loree Nedderman of New Bremen, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers Virgil and David Nedderman.
After the Western Buckeye League Championships were postponed to Wednesday of this week, the Wapakoneta Redskins had to deal with a meet being scheduled on back-to-back days, as their final regular season swim meet, their home finale, was held Thursday at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA.
The Redskins experimented with different lineups throughout the night.
On the boys side, Wapakoneta beat Minster, 59-25, and crushed Indian Lake, 61-11.
In the girls meet, the Redskins topped Minster, 55-38, and demolished Indian Lake, 77-11.
From staff reports
The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers clinched a share of the Northwest Central Conference title in varsity girls basketball action Thursday in Ridgeway.
With a 66-18 rout of the Ridgemont Golden Gophers in NWCC play, the Tigers repeated as conference champion.
W-G and Upper Scioto Valley split the conference title, each with 4-1 records.
Lehman Catholic, which is 3-1 in conference play, can earn a share of the NWCC title with a win Feb. 4 against Riverside.
If you happened to be inside Wapakoneta Elementary School on Wednesday, you would have noticed students clad in camouflage running from a snake pit to a bear’s den and then to a crocodile swamp.
OK, so there weren’t really snake pits or bear dens or crocodile swamps at an elementary school. These were all decorations put up by the school as part of its Right to Read week, where students do various activities with the final goal of teaching students that reading is fun.
ST. MARYS — Auglaize County’s unemployment rate in December dropped a half a percent from the previous month — following the trend for the rest of the region.
In data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the county recorded an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent in December, down from the 5.1 percent it saw in November. The year-end rate was 0.2 percent less than the 4.8 percent Auglaize County recorded to end 2012.
Wapakoneta senior firefighter Don Wright has been awarded “Firefighter of the Year for 2013” by the Alvin W. Metzger VFW #8445.
Wright was on the auxiliary for three years before he started as a full-time firefighter. He has worked for the department for 25 years.
“I was on the auxiliary, and I found out it was something I’d like to do,” Wright said.
Sharon A. McCullough, 70, of Botkins, passed away peacefully at her residence at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. She was born on Nov. 11, 1943, in Lima, to Lee F. and Anna E. (Kerr) Stump, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 20, 1978, she married Larry L. McCullough and he survives.Â
Marie E. Zink, 98, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:40 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. She was born May 18, 1915, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Frank and Caroline (Fehringer) Zink, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include two nieces, three nephews and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred âBudâ (Stella) Zink and Ray Zink, and a sister, Sister Frances Adelaide.
Vernon V. âFarmerâ Westbay, 91, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Bellefontaine, died at 5:50 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Bridgeport, Ill., the son of Cloyd L. and Bessie (Saddler) Westbay, who preceded him in death. On June 6, 1942, he married LaVerta A. Hirschfeld, and she died March 5, 2006.
The deadline to apply for the open varsity head football coaching position at Wapakoneta High School expired Tuesday.
The school district received 48 applications for the position as of Tuesday after Doug Frye’s resignation less than three weeks ago.
Wapakoneta City Schools Athletic Director Brad Rex said the hiring committee met Wednesday night to discuss the applicants.