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September 24th, 2012

Flag football fuels lasting relationships

September 24, 2012

Eight years ago, Harvest Baptist Church started its Upward Flag Football program as an outreach program to reach youth in the area with the message of Christ. The program is getting the message spread as it has grown exponentially throughout the years.

“We started out with about 80 kids,” Scott Miller, coordinator for the program and a coach of one of its teams. “We now have about 130 kids, 80 players and 50 cheerleaders.”

Redskins take care of business after lightning delay

September 24, 2012

 

A Wapakoneta Redskins senior quarterback-receiver duo answered with a crushing blow of their own each time the Defiance Bulldogs delivered a shot Saturday at Harmon Field .

Wapakoneta senior quarterback Kyle Gibson connected with senior wideout Johnny Crawford on two long touchdowns — one of 60 yards and the second for 35 yards — with each score reclaiming the lead the Redskins surrendered to Defiance.

LaKhrista Rigdon, 27

September 24, 2012

LaKhrista M Rigdon, 27, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in American Falls, Idaho, from a car accident.
She was born July 16, 1985, in Lima.
Surviving are her mother, Teresa L Poindexter; her father, Mark E Rigdon; three sisters, Latisha M. (Brian) Schroeder, LaNeea M. (Michael) Segovia, and LaManda M. (Desaeth) Hernandez; and two half-sisters, Katrina Rigdon and Brianna Rigdon; 3 children, Haley M. Merritt, Natalie M. Merritt, and Kaden J Nebeker; a great-grandmother, Ruth Kortier; nine nieces and nephews; and lots of cousins, aunts and uncles.

Dorothy Braunwart, 90

September 24, 2012

Dorothy Vaubel Braunwart, 90, of Othello, Wash., passed away Sept. 18, 2012, of natural causes.
She was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Wapakoneta, the second of four children born to Elsie and Herman Vaubel. On May 31, 1944, in Wapakoneta, she married Robert Braunwart.
Surviving are three sons, Kurt, of Othello, Wash., Eric, of Vancouver, Wash., and Tod, of Vancouver; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Bob Byrne, of Shaker Heights; a sister-in-law, Claire Vaubel, of Ada; and many nieces and nephews in Ohio.

Marilyn Baxter, 52

September 24, 2012

Marilyn S. Baxter, 52 of Waynesfield, died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Care System.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.

Irene Peters, 89

September 24, 2012

Irene Peters, 89, of Wapakoneta. died 11:46 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.
She was born Feb. 10, 1923 in New York City, to Rosa and George Baka, who preceded her in death. On May 29, 1954, she married John Peters, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, John R. Peters, of Lima, and Larry G. (Jean) Peters, of Wapakoneta; two daughters, Linda (Kenneth) Cartwright, of Columbus Grove, and Bonnie (Eugene) Rosenbeck, of Wapakoneta; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

September 21st

Salt bids lower

September 22, 2012

A mild winter last season, both locally and across the state, resulted in a 27 percent drop in salt bids for the county this week.

“Salt bids came in at the lowest price since 2007,” Auglaize County Engineer’s Office Chief Deputy Engineer Gary Kuck told the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Bids in 2007 were $47 per ton of salt. For 2012-13, the lowest bid came in at $49.68 per ton.

“The last four years, they have been within $1, between $67.84 and $68.55,” Kuck said.

Pushing working bills: Brown seeks to protect call center workers

September 22, 2012

In an effort to save Ohio jobs and to protect Ohio consumers, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown supports proposed legislation which would require companies to notify consumers their calls are being transferred abroad.

Wapak finished 3rd in WBL, tournament

September 21, 2012

 

It goes without saying that the Redskins wanted to win the WBL tournament. 

But senior golfer Caleb Acheson said if they left the WBL tournament the victors, it would be ‘party time.’

There was no party.

The Redskins tied for second in the regular season, and took third in the WBL tournament, leaving them with a third place finish in the league. 

Regular season champions, Van Wert, also took home first prize Thursday morning.

‘Skins lose to O-G, Titans remain perfect

September 21, 2012

 

WAPAKONETA —  “I wouldn’t call it a blow out,” said varsity head coach Marc Dyrness. “But they blew through us.”

Wapakoneta hosted Ottawa-Glandorf Thursday evening in a WBL matchup, and the better team went home the victor.

“They are bigger, faster and stronger,” Dyrness said after the Redskins fell to O-G, 5-0. 

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