September 2nd, 2011
Debbie Sue Baker, 54, of Wapakoneta, died Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical in Lima.
She was born March 5, 1957, in Lima, the daughter of Carol (Verhoff) and Roger Baker. Her mother survives in Wapakoneta and her father is deceased.
A group of girls from the Wapakoneta area screamed and jumped for joy as it was announced that the Wapakoneta Color Guard placed first at the Allen County Fair.
The Wapakoneta High School Color Guard competed against three teams at the Allen County Fair Flag and Baton Competition, which was held at the Allen County Fairgrounds in August.
â€śIt was amazing,â€ť Wapakoneta High School senior Shelby Gonterman said, as they announced her squad receiving the top spot.
Gonterman said that each member on the team was squeezing each others hands as tight as they could as they waited to hear results.
After a review of engineering studies and reports, Wapakoneta city administrators approved five buildings to be demolished this fall using Community Development Block (CDBG) money.
Mayor Rodney Metz released a 75-page report Thursday to the Wapakoneta Daily News detailing the buildings to be torn down including homes at 311 E. Auglaize St., 701 Wheeler Lane and 902 Bellefontaine St. The list also includes the residence at 202 E. Mechanic St., which was part of a civil lawsuit more than a decade ago, and the residence attached to an ice cream store at 901 Bellefontaine St.
Two Auglaize County post offices are among many under review for possible closure by the United States Postal Service (USPC).
The two Auglaize County post offices among those in review are outlets in St. Johns and New Hampshire. Overall, 42 post offices with a 45- prefix are under review including others in nearby McGuffey, in Hardin County, and Pemberton, in Shelby County.
Victor Dubina, a USPS corporate communications representative stationed in Cleveland, said the review are necessary for the postal service to be efficient.
Letâ€™s talk football for a few minutes.
Xâ€™s and Oâ€™s, touchdowns and tackles, passes and punts, handoffs and hits.
And the fact that these are kids â€” playing a game.
Enough of the gossip and grumbling, rumors and remonstrations, drama and dirt-dishing.
These are kids.
Playing a game.
So letâ€™s talk football.
The Wapakoneta Redskinsâ€™ matchup against Elida Bulldogs tonight at Harmon Field has all of the markings of a classic.
Both teams are on the upswing of major turnarounds.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys soccer team continued the solid start to its season with a 3-0 win over the Elida Bulldogs in the Western Buckeye League opener for both teams Thursday night at Ryan Field.
Junior Travis Bertram scored two goals and senior Andy Faller added a goal and an assist as Wapak upped its record to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the WBL.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys golf team defeated the Celina Bulldogs 168-184 in a Western Buckeye League dual match Thursday at the Wapakoneta Country Club.
Wapakâ€™s 168 was its lowest round of the year at home and its first time to break 170.
â€śWhen you have two scores in the 30â€™s and two in the 40â€™s, the team score will improve,â€ť Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. â€śWe are improving match-to-match. But I still think our best score is yet to come.
â€śAll we need is to have two guys shoot consistently in the low 40â€™s and we will have a really good score.â€ť
WAYNESFIELD â€” If the first week is any implications of what is to come in week two, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers could be in for another game of offensive highlight reels against Fort Recovery.
The Tigers have taken deep steps with their football program, winning 51 games in the last seven years. However, an often less-than-impressive schedule often left them untested. As a result, the schoolâ€™s first playoff win in their history has still eluded them despite their regular season success.
About three years ago, the coaching staff began to formulate a plan to take care of that problem.
Results for Wapakoneta City Schoolsâ€™ two elementaries on state report cards were a bit different but the focus of administrators â€” improving â€” remains the same.
Wapakoneta Elementary School was designated an excellent school while Cridersville Elementary School was designated an effective school, based on the results of the 2010-11 school report card.
A Wapakoneta native will soon be traveling to the East Coast to dig deeper in her studies at a theological seminary school, and she will have the support of her home church, St. Paul United Church of Christ.
Twenty three-year-old Kendra Short has made the decision to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary School, in South Hamilton, Mass. â€” which is outside of Boston.
Short, who graduated from Hope College, in Mich., with degrees in philosophy and psychology in the spring, talked with a seminarian, who helped her to discover a career path after college.