September 9th, 2014
Each with their own bucket of ice water, members of the Rotary Club of Wapakoneta lined up in front of the Rotary Gazebo in Harmon Park to perform the “ALS Challenge” in Wapakoneta.
“It’s been something that’s been going on around the world,” Rotary Club Comunity Service Chair Larry Jones said. “You can see it on the Internet — all over the place. It’s a pretty ingenious way of making money, if you think about it.”
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education voted against authorizing employees to carry firearms on school grounds Monday night and will continue to “explore other options” regarding school safety, Superintendent Chris Pfister said.
CRIDERSVILLE — After several recent events regarding aggressive dogs, Auglaize County Dog Warden, Russ Bailey, attended the Cridersville Village Council meeting Monday to help address questions from council members and residents.
Toward the beginning of the meeting Mayor Lorali Myers explained the dog warden was asked to attend the meeting to help shed explain different options the village has regarding adopting a new ordinance to try to address current problems with local dogs.
LIMA — Two undefeated teams early in the 2014 varsity girls soccer season met for a Western Buckeye League showdown Monday.
The Wapakoneta Redskins and the Bath Ladycats — programs which are trending positively in recent years — were each 6-0-0 and receiving votes in the state coaches poll entering the game Monday.
KENTON — For the several hundred fans who were unable or unwilling to return to Kenton for the remainder of the suspended game Saturday afternoon, well, life is full of regrets.
The final 18-plus minutes of the resumed varsity football game between Wapakoneta and Kenton was a classic finish, one that saw the Redskins score a go-ahead touchdown with 6.7 seconds left in the game to steal a 15-14 win in the Western Buckeye League opener at Kenton High School’s Robinson Field.
CRIDERSVILLE — Two people died from injuries suffered in a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 75 near Cridersville Friday night.
According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 9 p.m., John Strachan, 41, of Dayton, was driving a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on I-75 with a passenger, Helen Coleman, 47, of Dayton. Strachan was in the left lane with a group of approximately 20 other motorcycles. Several of the motorcycles lost control for an unknown reason.
The Auglaize County Fairgrounds’ grandstand was full of life Saturday afternoon as the K & R Mower Derby occupied the arena.
Drivers of all ages competed on mowers of all shapes, sizes and colors, all to benefit local charities.
Jeremy Resor, one of the founders of the K & R Mower Derby said it all started with a group of guys at the farm where he and Chad Kantner lived, and as the event grew in popularity it moved to the Knights of Columbus Hall on Dixie Highway, and now to its new home, the fairgrounds.
Auglaize Acres staff, volunteers, friends and family members gathered on Saturday to participate in the first annual “Memory Walk,” an event dedicated to improving the lives of patients who reside at the facility’s memory care unit.
Although the day brought gray clouds and a sprinkling of rain, cotton candy, carnival games and pinwheels brought smiles to residents’ and participants’ faces throughout the event.
Donald E. “Don” Cole, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:07 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Nov. 25, 1933, in Wapakoneta, to George and Leota (Hawkey) Cole, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 11, 1955, he married Susan Hill, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Robert “Jake” Eugene Zimpfer, 82, of Jackson Center, went to be with our Lord in Heaven peacefully at 3:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Fair Haven in Sidney. Jake was born Nov. 12, 1931, to the late Paul and Helen Zimpfer.
Jake married his sweetheart Grace Irene Regula on April 25, 1953. They met in the church choir loft as young adults at Grace Lutheran Church where they later married.