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February 12th, 2013

Redskins draw Celina for Sectionals

February 12, 2013

 

The Wapakoneta Redskin boys basketball team drew the No. 3 seed in their Sectional Tournament Sunday afternoon, and they now await a match-up against the No. 4 seed Celina Bulldogs in the first round.

The top-seed Bath Wildcats chose the top half of the bracket, and the next four seeds chose the bottom half of the bracket until it was full to avoid playing the Wildcats for as long as possible.

Reworking remodeling

February 12, 2013

The city’s recreation director does not want more than $12,000 in a state grant to be wasted so he is working on ways to mix city labor with donations to remodel a building for bathrooms near The Rotary Gazebo at Harmon Park.

Wapakoneta Recreation Director Jack Hayzlett received estimates to remodel a storage building at Harmon Park at a cost of $35,000. The city received a Ohio Department of Natural Resources Nature Works grant totaling $12,397 to help with the project, but the city would lose the money if the project is not completed by December 2014.

Jack Cramer, 77

February 12, 2013

Jack L. Cramer 77, of Wapakoneta died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Wapakoneta.

W-G offers super 2 more years

February 12, 2013

WAYNESFIELD —  Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members elected to offer Superintendent Chris Pfister a two-year contract after discussion in executive session during Monday’s school board meeting.

Board President  David Pepple said board members decided to offer the two-year contract due to the positive steps the district has made under Pfister.

“We think he has done a great job,” Pepple said. “He has been working hard with the legislature in bringing equal opportunity for funding in lower evaluated districts.”

Faris Earl, 85

February 12, 2013

Faris L. Earl, 85, of Waaynesfield, died at 2:50 a.m. today, Feb. 12, 2013, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.

Ellen Huckriede, 87

February 12, 2013

Ellen Edna Schierholt Huckriede, 87, of St. Marys, , died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Otterbein Retirement Community on Grand Lake St. Marys.
She was born July 17, 1925, in New Bremen, the daughter of Emma (Heitman) and Frank Schierholt, who preceded her in death. She was married to Earl Huckriede on Dec. 12, 1944, at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen.

Auglaize County Commissioners buy house

February 12, 2013

Planning for the future, the Auglaize County commissioners recently purchased a Wapakoneta house.

The property at 104 W. Pearl St. was sold to the commissioners at a sheriff’s sale for $51,000, which was the highest bid offered. Commissioners had agreed prior to the sale not to offer more than the appraised value of $75,000 for the home and two-story garage.

The sale of the home was ordered for non-payment of property taxes.

Nicholas Bergman, 88

February 12, 2013

Nicholas F. Bergman 88 of Botkins, died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Heritage Manor Nursing Center.
He was born Aug. 23, 1924 in Egypt, to the late Katherine (Dircksen) and Fred Bergman. On Sept. 27, 1947, in St. Patrick, he married Norma Berning, and she survives in Botkins.

February 11th

Tea time for youth

February 11, 2013

Dressed in a white blouse and a purple sweater, a 7-year-old blond-haired girl shares “tea time” with her American Girl Doll, which has blond hair and blue eyes resembling her own.

Ava Gibson spent time Saturday morning drinking fruit punch, eating chocolate-covered strawberries and other small treats during an early afternoon tea with her American Girl Doll named Emma. She had already designed a charm for Charm It! bracelets and had her photograph taken before sitting down for refreshments and snacks at Casa Chic in downtown Wapakoneta.

WHS students help with homework

February 11, 2013

Leaning in closer to hear the third-grader to help the youngster ask a question, a Wapakoneta High School sophomore says he takes this role seriously.

Not so seriously that he can’t have fun with the students he is helping, though, as Morgan Howard remembers what it was like when he was the younger student receiving the help.

“I went through the program and it was fun,” Howard said. “Learning from another kid was a lot easier. I could connect with them.”

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