October 5th, 2012
A Wapakoneta resident serving his country in the Middle East says he has a strong feeling of accomplishment after returning last week from northern Afghanistan.
“We were given a job and we did it,” 1st Lt. Lyle Williams said. “Personally I felt we did a good job serving our country. It felt good to do the job we were given. It gives you a strong sense of accomplishment.”
Eileen S. Bubp, 74, of Albuquerque, N.M., and formerly of New Knoxville, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque, N.M., after a long battle with Parkinsonâ€™s disease.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1938, in Celina, to Marcella and Albert Clausing of St. Marys. On March 15, 1958, she married Gene Bubp, and he survives at their residence.
Also surviving are two sons, Douglas Bubp, of Las Cruces, Nev., and Dana Bubp, of Las Vegas; and a daughter, Kendra Stoma of Albuquerque, N.M.
Mr. Paul â€śSlimâ€ť E. Timmerman, 85, 14492 Kohler Lane, Wapakoneta, died at 3:07 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Sept 2, 1927, in Wapakoneta, the son of Emma (Bonnoront) and Lawrence Timmerman. In August 1950, in St.Marys, he married Delores â€śJuneâ€ť Whited, who is deceased.
Wapakoneta Police Department officers are investigating a call reporting a a threatening comment made by a 15-year-old student to another student while being transported home Wednesday on a school bus.
A call came in at 4:10 p.m. reporting the student had harassed another student According to the report, High School Principal Aaron Rex had already made contact with the student and his parents and had addressed the situation.
Needing a universal interpretation of one clause in a proposed amendment to the city curfew law is desired before a Wapakoneta City Council committee will place its stamp of approval on the necessary changes.
Wapakoneta Councilor-at-large Tom Finkelmeier Jr. and his committee members, 2nd Ward Councilor Dan Lee and Councilor-at-large Steve Walter, want the city administrators, police officers and the juveniles judges to interpret “having care and custody” of a non-adult to have the same meaning to each of the respective parties.
A midday rain Wednesday did not stop local student from learning valuable lessons during the International Walk to School Day — which are keeping safe and staying healthy.
The Wapakoneta Middle School students participated in a International Walk to School Day in the gymnasium on Wednesday afternoon. The students were supposed to take a lap around Harmon Field, but the rain moved them inside. Despite the move, the students still listened to an array of speakers.
Barbara Lee (Boehringer) Norton, 58, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at St Ritaâ€™s Hospital in Lima.
She was born April 23, 1954, to Wilma (Riffle) and Paul Boehringer, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Amy Norton (Lukas Lehmann), of the Isle of Gigha, Scotland, and Jamie (William) Goudy, of Wapakoneta; a granddaughter, Kieran Goudy; three brothers, Joseph Boehringer, of Elbert, Colo., Robert Boehringer, of Garden City, Kan., and Timothy Boehringer, of Greenville; and three nephews, James, Ryan, and Devin.
BOWLING GREEN — The season ended for all but one Redskin golfer Tuesday morning, as senior Caleb Acheson qualified for districts as an individual.
The Wapakoneta Redskins traveled to Bowling Green and played Stone Ridge golf course in the 2012 Division I Sectional Golf Tournament Tuesday.
“Come on! Who’s going to step it up?”
Those were the audible screams from Wapakoneta’s senior libero Amber Dickerson while her team was up against the wall in the fourth set against St. Marys Tuesday night.
Wapakoneta was trailing in sets 2-1 and in points in the fourth set, 15-11. Things were looking bleak for the Redskins.
Several candidates explained their stances Tuesday on local and state issues for the upcoming election at a Meet the Candidates Luncheon hosted by the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ohio Board of Education District 1 candidate Ann Jacobs and Ohio 82nd District state representative candidates, Pete Schlegel and Tony Burkley, made abbreviated remarks about their plans if they are elected and their qualifications for the posts.
Two local officials also addressed issues area residents will have the opportunity to vote on.