February 26th, 2013
BOWLING GREEN — The goal of four Redskin seniors when the high school wrestling season started was for all of them to qualify for the coveted state wrestling tournament.
The tournament referred to as “State” by most wrestlers is a goal of many but only realized by the top 16 wrestlers in each weight class in the entire state of Ohio.
The director of Auglaize County Veterans Services knows first hand about the men and women she is serving.
Lynne Skaggs is a veteran.
So is her husband, as well as her father, her grandfather, her great-grandfather, her uncles, her brother and cousin. One of her uncles was killed in Vietnam.
Her husband Todd’s father, grandfather and brother also have served in the U.S. military and the couple is likely to have a future veteran growing up in their house.
WAYNESFIELD — An attempt to bring natural gas to the village of Waynesfield moved even closer to reality when Waynesfield Village Council members approved Monday a resolution to conduct an assessment of the properties.
Auglaize County Public District Library Director Beth Steiner will now serve as the library district’s fiscal officer and Youth Services Coordinator Karie Maurer-Enneking added the responsibilities of deputy fiscal officer on Monday.
Leonard E. Hauser 66, of Wapakoneta, died at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Mount Carmel St. Annâ€™s Hospital in Westerville.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Richard D. Kennedy, 72, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at his residence on Longboat Key, Fla.
He was born to Amelia C. (Dorsten) and Richard B. Kennedy.
He is survived by a son, Richard Scott.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Daryl Kennedy.
A celebration of life service will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Shawnee Country Club in Lima.
Lena Walker, 81 of Wapakoneta, died at 3:50 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Richland County, the daughter of the late Lucy and Thomas and Dâ€™Emilio. Her husband of 59 years, Dennis F. Walker, survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two daughters, Denise (Joseph) Fischer, of Wapakoneta, and Danette (John) Addison, of Dayton; a grandson, Aaron Walker Addison, who is stationed in Japan with the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. George Washington; and a sister, Mary Switzer.
By LANCE MIHM
Three of four high school graduates returned to Wapakoneta this weekend as the guests of honor as the newest members of the Wapakoneta City Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.
Bruce Campbell, Elizabeth Madigan and Jack Earl attended a dinner ceremony Saturday as they were installed as the newest members of the school district’s Hall of Fame. Shawn Flarida could not be in attendance.
After a few years of dwindling attendance, the ninth annual Bowling the Health of It event at Astro Lanes in Wapakoneta had 60 kids sign- up to participate in this year’s event.
The event had only 16 children participate last year, so the higher numbers were welcomed by Wapakoneta Noon Optimists members, who hosted the annual event.
As a Wapakoneta High School senior rounds out his last year of high school, he looks forward to college although he will miss one thing the most — home.
Eighteen-year-old Cedric Gegel will be going from a Redskin to a Crusader in the fall as he plans to attend Capital University, in Columbus, to study electronic media and film, with an emphasis in journalism and pre-law.
But this was not where he initially visioned himself going.