August 25th, 2012
Neil Armstrong, who was born on a farm outside of Wapakoneta, returned as a teen and graduated from Blume High School, made “one giant leap for mankind” with “one small step for a man” when he was the first person to walk on the moon in 1969.
Armstrong, who often said he found more excitement in landing the lunar module on the moon than actually taking a step, died today at the age of 82. Wapakoneta is considered the boyhood home of the famed astronaut, engineer and pilot.
WAYNESFIELD— Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football coach Gary Spencer did not keep it secret that the Tigers needed to play mistake-free football to win the season opener against Delphos Jefferson Friday.
They managed to do it for a half, but three costly turnovers in the second half led to their undoing in a 38-17 loss.
BELLEFONTAINE — Despite a better offensive showing from the Bellefontaine Chieftains compared to their 2011 campaign, the Wapakoneta Redskins were able to cruise to a 49-13 victory Friday night.
After the game, Wapakoneta Varsity head coach Doug Frye said he was happy with how his team played, but said there was still room for improvement after the Redskins 36-point victory.
Led by senior Caleb Acheson’s 2-under 34, the Wapakoneta boys golf team beat the Bath Wildcats Thursday afternoon.
A home match for the Redskins at the Wapakoneta Country Club, Acheson and the rest of the Wapak golfers came up with a 5-stroke victory, 157-162, over a strong Bath squad.
“It was a decent day, I didn’t hit the ball as well as I probably could have, putting is definitely what saved me,” Acheson said after his round.
Behind the speed and foot of junior Sara Warner, the Wapakoneta girls soccer team found its first win of the season Thursday night.
Warner had two goals on the day, and accounted for the only scoring in the match.
“I think that we played really well, we really played as a team and I think we really dominated the second half as far as possession and getting goal opportunities,” Warner said after the game.
ST. MARYS â€” Campers hitting Grand Lake St. Marys State Park will be able to take advantage of a new discount that is exclusive to the facility.
The new rates discount campsites and shelterhouse rentals by 50 percent and getaway cabins by 25 percent. The discounts are good through Oct. 31, excluding Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 and Oct. 4-6.
â€śItâ€™s been a little slow for the season overall,â€ť Grand Lake St. Marys Park Manager Brian Miller said. â€śWe had good Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends, but outside of that itâ€™s been slow.â€ť
As children get their last minute back-to-school supplies, an Auglaize County medical authority said thereâ€™s something else parents shouldnâ€™t forget.
â€śParentsâ€™ checklists should not only be about school supplies, but immunizations,â€ť Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said. â€śAlong with getting school supplies and new clothes, families should make a quick vaccine visit to their primary care provider.â€ť
Torres recommended families check on the immunization status of their children.
Leo A. Mackesy, 91, of Lakeview, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday evening, August 23, 2012.
He was born on July 9, 1921, in Oilsprings, Ontario, Canada, to the late Alice Nelson and William Mackesy.
He also was preceded in death by two sons, Billy and Donny; two grandsons, Timothy J. and Donald W.; five sisters, Margaret, Dora, Kate, Mary and Ann; and six brothers, Bill, Tom, Jim, Jack, Pat and Frank.
Reviewing six fund transfers line by line, a Wapakoneta City Council member says he is satisfied with the reasons for the requests, but he and a city administrator say they would like to see more detail in the memo that typically accompanies the proposed legislation.
1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier said he received the answers he needed from city Auditor Gail Walter to understand the reason behind six separate fund transfers as part of an ordinance that came before councilors during Monday’s meeting.
Supplemental programming cuts have helped create more than $59,000 in savings for Wapakoneta City Schools.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said the changes to supplemental programs and contracts have been made from 2007 to the present and more than 30 positions were cut overall.