October 25th, 2012
Zombies will soon be lurking through the streets of downtown Wapakoneta.
The third annual KAPOW Club’s “DARE to be a Zombie Walk” is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. on Saturday in downtown Wapakoneta. The walk is set to begin at Heritage Park, behind Auglaize Street shops, near the gazebo.
All are invited to dress up in their best zombie attire for the walk, which will be up and down Auglaize Street.
An organizer this year said there are new attractions added in an effort to grow the event each year.
The field contending for postseason, as usual, narrowed considerably in week nine play in the area conferences.
As far as league titles go, both Ottawa-Glandorf in the WBL and Coldwater in the MAC clinched outright titles. In the NWCC, it appears Fairbanks and Fort Loramie will share the league title, considering their match ups in the final week.
However, several other teams are formidable in making a bid for the playoffs, and several have already clinched spots.
Last year, it was the game of the year in the Western Buckeye League.
This year the stakes are different. Neither team is fighting for an outright WBL title. But both teams are fighting for something.
For the Kenton Wildcats, the outcome of this game weighs heavily on their playoff chances.
For the Redskins, this football game is solely about revenge and pride following the 53-35 loss last year.
CRIDERSVILLE — Reviewing the school district’s finances, Wapakoneta City Schools top administrator told school board members they will have to make some “tough choices” in the next couple of years or the district will be in debt.
GREENVILLE — The Auglaize County Commissioners and county Dog Warden Russ Bailey traveled to Greenville Tuesday to check out the Darke County Dog Shelter facility as they explore options to construct a building in Auglaize County.
Darke County Dog Warden Duane Sanning took the group on a tour of the 8,200-square foot facility that includes approximately 1,000 foot of office space.
Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) are in the midst of promoting school bus safety this week — which is a national effort.
OSHP Wapakoneta Post troopers are currently participating in the National School Bus Safety week, which runs until Friday.
The theme for this year is, “I see the driver. The driver sees me.” This theme reminds children to look both ways and wait for the go ahead from the bus driver before crossing the roadway.
Theresa Benny Carnes, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born March 3, 1922, in Columbus, the daughter of Theresa (Farago) and Nicholas Benny, who both immigrated from Hungary in the early 1900s and preceded her in death. On Aug. 25, 1946, she married Emmett J. Carnes of rural Spencerville, and he died July 9, 1996.
Karen N. Gilliam, 50, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at her residence.
She was born Oct. 10, 1962, in Indianapolis, Ind., the daughter of John and Priscilla (Ashlock) Reiboldt. She married Anthony R. Gilliam, who survives.
Robert Calvin Longsworth, 88, passed away from this life at 6:44 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at the Gardens of Wapakoneta surrounded by his loving family.
Robert was born Oct. 23, 1924, in Moulton Township, in Auglaize County, the son of Esther (Badertscher) and Lloyd Longworth, who preceded him in death. On April 9, 1947, he married Bernice J. Nuss, who preceded him in death Aug. 5, 2006.
Karen Gillum, 50, of Wapakoneta, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.