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December 19th

Natural gas contract locked in

December 19, 2012

An increase is actually a decrease.

Wapakoneta residents participating in the city’s natural gas aggregation may notice an increase in the cost per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) of natural gas from their summer bills, but in reality they are paying less for natural gas than they did last winter heating season.

Safety-Service Director Bill Rains contacted American Municipal Power (AMP) officials Tuesday to determine how the natural gas costs in the city’s aggregation policy increased without city administrators receiving written notification.

Playing on the edge: Wapak slides by Bluffton

December 19, 2012

Despite an offensive and defensive strategy to keep the ball out of Wapakoneta’s “Big 3,” the Redskins boys basketball team pulled out a win over the visiting Bluffton Pirates Tuesday, 37-26.

The Pirates, knowing they were out-sized and not as athletic as the Redskins, held the ball for minutes at a time on the offensive end.

Patton, Tigers squeak by Trojans

December 19, 2012

BOTKINS — Aided by a costly technical foul down the stretch, the Waynesfield-Goshen girls basketball team was able to steal a victory from the Botkins Trojans Monday night.

Led by senior Kaylee Patton who netted a game-high 23 points on the night, the Tigers won the game, 49-46.

With the score tied at 40 a piece in the fourth quarter, Patton went up for a shot and was fouled. Botkins head coach Don Mack disagreed with the call, and let the referees know about it. 

Big shot Saturday: Greve hits big shot for the win

December 19, 2012

 

The score was tied at 46. 

Wapakoneta had been consistently trailing the entire game. 

When the visiting St. Henry Redskins turned the ball over with about 40 seconds left, Wapakoneta varsity boys basketball coach Matt Bradley knew what he wanted to do.

“We wanted to play for the last shot. I thought we did a tremendous job being patient, and running the play we wanted to run,” Bradley said. “(Alex Greve) came open off of a great screen.”

Anna Mary Ritter, 94

December 19, 2012

Anna Mary Ritter, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born March 25, 1918, in Spencerville, to Gertrude (Kantner) and Otto John Frey, who preceded her in death. On July 30, 1964, she married Frederick Ritter, who died April 25, 2007.
Surviving are two nieces, Sally Shelley, of Pandora, and Sandra (Jim) Ridings, of Staunton, Va.; a nephew, John (Ruth) Frey, of Lima; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, John Frey.

William Selover, 84

December 19, 2012

William F. Selover, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born Sept. 15, 1928, the son of Clara (Walter) and Franklin Selover. On Dec. 23, 1951, he married Vera Eunice O’Dell, and she preceded him in death Nov. 15, 1999.
Surviving are a son, Gregory William Selover, of Wapakoneta; two daughters, Karen Marie (Joseph) Wineinger, of North Carolina, and Sherry Regina Selover, of Alabama; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one on the way; and a sister, Opal Mills, of Cridersville.

December 18th

Merry Christmas!

December 18, 2012

Merry Christmas! From Harrod Insurance Services, now in our new additional location, 1301 Bellefontaine St. (in front of Walmart). Call us at 419-738-7777.

A place to remember

December 18, 2012

After a Wapakoneta resident talked with his granddaughter about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, he decided to replace some of his Christmas display this season with a memorial to the 20 children and six adults who perished at the school.

Larry Shaffer, a retired pastor, placed a cross with a white bow, an angel blowing a horn and a harp, all in white lights, in his front yard as a memorial. He said his 6-year-old granddaughter, Ella, wanted a way to show the families she was sorry for what had happened to the children Friday in the deadly shooting incident.

City clerk retires

December 18, 2012

In the fall of 1982, Carlene Koch answered a help wanted advertisement in the Wapakoneta Daily News to serve as clerk for Wapakoneta City Council.

On Monday during the last regular scheduled meeting of 2012, she bid farewell after more than 30 years serving in the position.

“I am going to miss the council members,” Koch said before breaking into a small chuckle, “but I don’t think I am going to miss the two meetings a month to keep the minutes.”

WCS to address our school safety

December 18, 2012

The Wapakoneta City Schools is extremely saddened about the events in Connecticut and our thoughts and prayers go out the the communities, school and families impacted by this tragedy. The Wapakoneta City Schools will be hosting a School Safety discussion open to the parents and the community on Wednesday evening at 6 pm in the Performing Arts Center. School and law enforcement officials will be in attendance. The purpose of this meeting is to explain what precautions we currently have in place, to answer questions if possible and perhaps hear any ideas for improved security provisions.

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