October 12th, 2012
Despite Van Wert finding itself in the red zone four times Friday night, the Wapakoneta Redskins came away with a shutout win on Senior Night.
Sophomore Kodi Morgan, in his second career start, had three touchdowns on the day, two through the air and one on the ground.
The Cougars, not able to put any points on the board, fell victim to the Redskins at Harmon field, 35-0.
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers entered Friday night's NWCC showdown with a perfect scenario, a chance to nail down a league title and a likely playoff berth, in front of a large homecoming crowd.
Instead, the Tiger laid an egg of epic proportions, suffering a relentless 42-14 pounding at the hands of the Panthers.
“It was senior night, so I’m sure the girls were a little amped,” said varsity head coach Keith Rambin. “If I’m being honest, we played one of our most flawless games of the year.”
And flawless is was.
Wapakoneta volleyball hosted Kenton in the regular season finale, and swept the Wildcats 3-0; 25-13, 25-16, 25-11.
Susan K. “Susie” Hardin, 63, of 11746 Bay Road, Wapakoneta, died 5:35 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at St. Ritas Medical Center, Lima, following a short battle with cancer.
She was born April 14, 1949, in Mercer County, the daughter of Carol (Lehman) and George Whitehead.
She married Mickael Hardin on April 20, 1968, and he survives at the residence.
To honor a late Wapakoneta Middle School teacher, students and staff can wear sweats to school on Friday.
To honor her community service and to be able to wear those sweats, students need to donate a canned good while staff and administration have been challenged to donate five canned goods or $5 — all of which will be given to God’s Storehouse.
An injured kitten was brought to a local shelter in hopes to help it survive.
The Auglaize County Humane Society was recently brought a domestic medium-hair 10-week kitten by three young volunteers who found the animal near a home that had been burnt by a house fire on McBeth Rd.
The kitten, Ember, is a female, and needs a surgery to fix an infection in her eye from spreading.
Auglaize County Humane Society Office Manager Miranda Oden said Dr. Virgil Brown, of Mouton Veterinary Clinic, quoted the surgery to cost $300.
NEW BREMEN — Last year was a breakthrough year for the United Way of Auglaize County, which exceeded its campaign goal for the first time in more than a decade, and that success came when community members joined together to make Auglaize County a better place for everyone.
Tom Emrick, 59, of Kokomo, Ind., formerly of Cridersville, died at 1 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the Marion Indiana Veterans Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at Ellers Mortuary in Kokomo, Ind.
Susan Hardin, 63, 11746 Bay Road, Wapakoneta, died Thursday Oct. 11, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Dorothy E. Akers, 90, of Columbus, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 1:44 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus.
She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of Daisy (Ferguson) and Harry Sheperd, who preceded her in death. On July 18, 1942, she married David M. Akers, and he died Oct. 31, 1997.
Surviving are a daughter, Janet (Lynn) Wilcox, of Pickerington; two grandchildren, Barbara (Kevin) Mullins and David (Cathy) Mincks; five great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Michael, Erica, Brian, and Mary; and a sister, Lucille (Edward) Post, of Bellefontaine.