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May 15th, 2012

Young farmer dreams of career in football

May 15, 2012

Living on a farm, a Wapakoneta Elementary School first-grader helps feed the calves and pigs and even gets to drive a Ford tractor.
“It’s not fake, it’s real,” Tyler Houser says. “It’s like 10 feet in the air. I’ve been driving it for a year and a half and I’m pretty good at it.”
But he’s quick to note he doesn’t drive cars, just the tractor around his family’s rural Wapakoneta farm.
With it, he fills in holes, covers spots, picks up rocks and uses the forks to lift straw bales for bedding.
Tyler still rides with his dad in the sprayer and loves it when he drives fast.

Elmer Neumeier, 94

May 15, 2012

Elmer Neumeier, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:15 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Harold Engel, 82

May 15, 2012

Harold A. Engel, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:20 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Ardath Rohm, 86

May 15, 2012

Ardath R. Rohm 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born Oct. 20, 1925, in Dunbar, Pa., the son of Gypsey and Charles H. Moyer, who preceded her in death. In 1948, she married Ervin “Ed” Rohm, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are a son, Keith (Joy) Rohm, of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Karen (Keith) Martin, of Louisville, Ky; a grandson, Matthew (Sharon) Rohm, of Wapakoneta; a granddaughter, Sarah Martin, of Lexington, Ky.; and two great-granddaughters, Alexa Rohm, of Wapakoneta, and Jasmine Rohm, of Wapakoneta.

BASEBALL: Wapak rolls past Riverside, gets ready for Columbian

May 15, 2012

 

It has been two months since the Wapakoneta Redskins scrimmaged the Tiffin Columbian Tornadoes.

A lot has changed since then.  Thursday, both teams will find out just how much when they meet in a Division II district semifinal at 2 p.m. at Bluffton University.

Monday, the Redskins rolled in their final tuneup before that game, defeating the Riverside Pirates 10-0 in six innings in a game added to the schedule at the last minute.

TRACK: Botkins girls third in SCL

May 15, 2012

 

ANNA —  The Botkins Trojans varsity girls track team finished third at the Shelby County League meet Friday at Anna.

Botkins scored 112 points, eight points back of a runner-up finish.

Russia won the county title with 174 points.  Fort-Loramie was second with 120.

For Botkins, Brittany Bailey was the SCL champion in the 400 run with a time of 1:01.25.

Bailey also placed second in the 800 run at 2:21.73 and fourth in the 1,600 run at 5:23.8.

May 14th

Astronaut follows in hero’s steps

May 14, 2012

On Sunday, a shuttle astronaut visited his hero’s hometown and the museum built in his honor — a prelude to his visit in July for Wapakoneta’s annual Summer Moon Festival and the “Run to the Moon” races.

NASA shuttle astronaut Gregory H. Johnson, who grew up in the Dayton area and later piloted the shuttle Endeavour, stopped to sign clear plastic engraved awards for the 5K and 10K races.

Run to the Moon Director Amy Kentner said Johnson’s visit is an amazing opportunity for Wapakoneta area residents.

One’s trash, another’s treasure

May 14, 2012

Even before the line of vehicles waiting to get rid of unwanted items wrapped around to where items were being unloaded by crews for the city’s Drop and Swap, many of the goods were already gone.

As residents, such as  Wapakoneta’s Nathan Johnson, approached the vehicles and collected items in which they were interested.

“We’re looking for washers and dryers, miscellaneous appliances and items we can rebuild and resell,” Johnson said.

Ardath Rohm, 86

May 14, 2012

Ardath R. Rohm, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Victor Schneider, 95

May 14, 2012

Victor Schneider, 95, of St. Marys, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Otterbein-St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

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