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February 25th, 2013

Event sees high numbers

February 25, 2013

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.

WHS senior plans to attend Capital in fall

February 25, 2013

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.

February 22nd

Redskins send seniors off in victory

February 23, 2013

 

The lights went down and the pump-up music started to blare over the speakers. In front of a packed crowd at Wapakoneta High School, the starting lineups were announced. 

For six Redskins seniors, this would be their last game on their home court.

Jake Buzzard, Alex Greve, Brandon Miller. Travis Bertram, Kyle Gibson and Brandon Erb were about to make their last memories on the hardwood in the Redskin gym.

Richard Kennedy, 72

February 22, 2013

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.

DARE gives to children’s hospital

February 22, 2013

Selling candy and carnations to fellow students allowed the Wapakoneta Middle School DARE Council to make a difference in the lives of children battling life-threatening illness.
From the sales of candy bars at Christmas and carnations and candy for Valentine’s Day, the DARE Council was able to raise $1,000, which officers of the club presented Monday to Debbie Butner, manager of the Children’s Miracle Network, at the Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Musical roots for anthem singer

February 22, 2013

A local sixth-grader says she comes from a musical family — and notes music is her passion.
Wapakoneta Middle School student Hope Johns recently had the opportunity to perform in front of hundreds of people, as she sung the National Anthem at the last two home Wapakoneta High School boys basketball games, prior to the last game of the season on Friday.
“I was nervous, but I knew I could do it though,” Hope said. “Without music I wouldn’t have a life. It’s what I do.”

Razing a problem

February 22, 2013

A Wapakoneta City Council member is questioning the fiscal soundness of the city spending money from the general fund to help raze structures in 2012 to take advantage of state grants to eliminate slum and blight.
Wapakoneta 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier learned this week the breakdown of city dollars spent to help raze four structures in 2012, beyond the $40,000 grant used to actually tear down the structures.

Bowling and swimming

February 22, 2013

In swimming, Wapakoneta High School sophomore Josie Miller finished 5th at state in the 50-yard freestyle with a time 24.03.

After one game, Zach bowled a 235, Zerrick Brannan bowled a 166, Chandler Kaeck bowled a 179, Nathan Kaeck bowled a 166, Austin Krites bowled a 173 for a team total of 919.

Man shot

February 22, 2013

ST. JOHNS — A 30-year-old man was reportedly shot in the chest at a home on Weimert Road this morning. He was transported by St. Johns EMS to a hospital in Lima.

Redskin sophomore earns fifth seed in 50 freestyle at state tournament

February 22, 2013

After the preliminary round of the Ohio state swimming tournament one Wapakoneta Redskin swimmer has made it to day two of competition.

Wapakoneta High School sophomore Josie Miller swam her 50-yard freestyle in a time of 24.29 seconds to earn the fifth seed in the event for the Friday finals.

Macie McNichols of Gilmour High School grabbed the top seed in the race with a time of 23.36.

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